Aaron Swaney

Three posh places to escape this winter in north Puget Sound

Whether it’s wine country, backcountry or the seashore, a relaxing retreat is close at hand.

 

Don’t call Justice Brewing owner a gypsy — he’s just ‘homeless’

After an unexpected hardship, owner Nate McLaughlin won’t be moving his brewery to downtown Everett.

 

Beer of the Week: Justice Brewing’s Outlook F——d, Northeast IPA

The brewery’s new beer with a vulgar name is a tropical IPA that riffs off its Outlook Hazy recipe.

 

Beer, wine, spirits: Snohomish County booze calendar

Evening of Seattle Brewing: Pike Place Market is hosting the American Brewing History Initiative for an evening of discussion on the history of Seattle Brewing… Continue reading

Ian Terry / The Herald Double Bluff Brewing Company owner Daniel Thomis started the downtown Langley brewery in October 2015 after moving to the island from the east coast with his wife, Marissa. Photo taken on 07072017

A tour of Whidbey finds breweries proudly serving local beer

Here are five watering holes on the island that are worth the trip for a craft brew.

Ian Terry / The Herald Double Bluff Brewing Company owner Daniel Thomis started the downtown Langley brewery in October 2015 after moving to the island from the east coast with his wife, Marissa. Photo taken on 07072017

Beer of the Week: Haywire Brewing’s Gingerbread Ale

Made with cinnamon sticks, ginger root and vanilla bean, this beer tastes like gingerbread cookies.

Beer, wine, spirits: Snohomish County booze calendar

Washington Winter Beer Festival: The 13th annual Winter Beer Festival is Dec. 1 and 2 at Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle. This… Continue reading

Warm yourself up this winter with five holiday cocktails

Here are some drink recipes courtesy of local distillers (and the author) to enjoy on a cold night.

She went from bored housewife to crafty chocolatier in a year

Church Street Chocolate in Lynnwood makes its bars out of some of the rarest chocolate in the world.

Beer of the Week: Scuttlebutt’s Barrel-aged Belgian Winter

Made in 2013, the dark strong ale was stowed away in barrels. The brewery tests one each year.

Where to enjoy a drink in Snohomish County and beyond

EVENTS Rock the Boat 2: Everett Music Initiative and Scuttlebutt Brewing are collaborating on Rock the Boat 2, a music and beer festival, from 2… Continue reading

Julia Turner and her father, Ed, toast as they try out a flight of beer and cider at Lake Stevens Brewing Co. when it opened last year. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Beer of the Week: Lake Stevens Brewing Co.’s Sour Imperial

The beer has a depth and a complex flavor profile that goes beyond just another barrel-aged stout.

Julia Turner and her father, Ed, toast as they try out a flight of beer and cider at Lake Stevens Brewing Co. when it opened last year. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Danielle Lothrop pours from one of the 21 Wednesday night at Toggle’s Bootleshop in Everett on November 8, 2017. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Their dog would be proud of bottleshop named in his honor

Toggle in downtown Everett is named for the owners’ now-deceased shiba inu dog.

Danielle Lothrop pours from one of the 21 Wednesday night at Toggle’s Bootleshop in Everett on November 8, 2017. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Beer of the Week: Toggle’s Groove IPA from 5 Rights Brewing

Beer lovers’ friendship leads to a big, juicy New England-style IPA.

Where to get a drink calendar

Beer, wine, spirits: Snohomish County booze calendar

Beer of the Week: Lost Canoe Brewing’s Peanut Butter Porter

This Snohomish brewery’s porter sweetened with peanut butter extract has become a customer favorite.

Beer, wine, spirits: Snohomish County booze calendar

Whitewall at Brown Lantern: Anacortes’ The Brown Lantern is hosting Marysville’s Whitewall Brewing for a tasting from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 8 at the… Continue reading

This year’s Snohomish Brewfest will be at Thomas Family Farm

The seventh annual beer festival and fundraiser for the Snohomish Senior Center has moved to a farm.

Beer of the Week: Celebrate Oktoberfest with these 5 brews

Langley’s Double Bluff is celebrating its second anniversary and October’s end with German-style beer.

Beer, wine, spirits: Snohomish County booze calendar

Crux Brewing tasting: Monroe’s Harry’s on Tye is hosting Bend’s Crux Brewing for a brewers night from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at the… Continue reading