SINGLE HILL BREWING, ZEEKS PIZZA AND SIP MAGAZINE TEAM UP FOR A BEER COLLABORATION THAT SPEAKS TO LOCAL ROOTS

SEATTLE, WA, May 19, 2020 — Single Hill Brewing, the lauded Yakima Valley brewery, announces a beer collaboration with Seattle favorite Zeeks Pizza and award-winning Sip Magazine. The three locally owned companies came together to create this unique IPA, based on two different Yakima-bred experimental hops and three Northwest-grown malts. 

Named Lateral A for the infamous road that leads to the heart of the Yakima Valley hop fields, brewer Zach Turner’s creation speaks to the beer’s local roots and Single Hill’s start.

“The road of Lateral A takes you into the densest hop-growing region in the country and it’s the first place I went when I came to Yakima,” Turner says. “We came up with our name while driving back along Lateral A from the single-hill, experimental hop fields at Yakima Chief Ranches. For us, Lateral A is the genesis for a lot of what we do at Single Hill Brewing — it captures much of the spirit.”

Turner chose to use experimental hops HBC 692 from Yakima Chief Hops and HBC 586 from John I. Haas — both hop companies house their breeding programs near Lateral A. Idaho-grown pilsner and dark Munich malts come from Great Western Malting in Vancouver, Washington, and Spokane’s LINC Malt provides the light Munich malts. 

As one of the first restaurants to put Single Hill beers on tap, Zeeks Pizza has previously collaborated with the brewery for two different menu features. “Zeeks takes pride in being among the first to discover talented new brewers in the Northwest — we love beer and it is one of the main reasons we consistently have one of the best beer lineups in the region,” says Tommy Brooks, Zeeks R&D director. “Single Hill has something special, both in terms of the beer and the people. With Sip, it’s a common passion in the local beverage culture. We both love being a place people can come to discover the best beverages in the PNW.”

The beer release gets one step closer with the food and beverage scene and its correlated agriculture and workers. A portion of the proceeds from Lateral A will benefit La Casa Hogar, a Yakima Valley-based nonprofit that connects, educates and empowers Latina families, many of whom work on local farms.

Lateral A IPA will be available on draft, in 32-ounce growlers ($8), 64-growlers ($12) and in 16-ounce 4-packs ($14) at Zeeks locations beginning Thursday, May 21. Zeeks is currently offering delivery and to-go options for both food and beer, with Lateral A available in distribution throughout the greater Seattle and Yakima areas by the end of May. 

For a full list of locations selling Lateral A outside of Zeeks, visit sipnorthwest.com/lateral-a.


Media Contact: Erin James, Sip Publishing | erin@sippublishing.com

ABOUT THE COLLABORATORS 

Single Hill Brewing believes that beer builds community, and produces thoughtful brews in downtown Yakima to support and further that vision. Learn more at singlehillbrewing.com

Zeeks Pizza is based in Seattle and has Northwest values at its core. Learn more about the PNW’s homegrown beer and pizza joint at zeekspizza.com.

Sip Magazine is an award-winning print and online publication dedicated to telling the stories behind your favorite wines, beers, spirits and ciders. Learn more at sipmagazine.com.