Aaron Swaney

Boo and beer events celebrate Halloween in Snohomish County

There’s concerts, costume contests and “trick or drink” fun at breweries and bottleshops this weekend.

Beer and cupcakes: Snohomish brewer, baker form unlikely duo

Pacific Northwest Cupcakes uses SnoTown’s brews to make beer-infused sweet treats.

Snohomish brewer flavors beer with chilies from mom’s back yard

Beer of the Week: Smoked rye forms sturdy foundation for SnoTown’s well-balanced Loose Rooster.

Beer, wine, spirits: Snohomish County booze calendar

Dash to Diamond Knot: Flying Unicorn Racing is teaming up with Mukilteo’s Diamond Knot Brewing to host Dash to Diamond Knot Oktoberfest 5K, 10K and… Continue reading

Beer of the Week: Scuttlebutt Brewing’s raspberry and lemon ale

The Mad Kraut has a tart twang on the finish and tastes like a Belgian beer kissed a berry lemonade.

Beer, wine, spirits: Snohomish County booze calendar

Monroe Oktoberfest: Enjoy bingo, brats and beer at the Monroe Oktoberfest at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at the East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River… Continue reading

Bothell is the place to be for a craft beer this weekend

Take your pick: There are five beer-related events on Friday and Saturday in and around Bothell.

Craft beer fans take note: Yakima’s brew scene is hopping

The city finally has a selection of craft breweries befitting its status as hop-production capital.

Beer of the Week: Bale Breaker Brewing’s Citra Slicker

This wet hop IPA was named the winner in the IPA category at last year’s Fresh Hop Ale Festival.

Beer, wine, spirits: Snohomish County booze calendar

Brew &Cider Fest: The Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Brew &Cider Fest from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 6 at… Continue reading

Beer of the Week: Crucible Brewing’s pumpkin golden ale

The Everett brewery’s Brett’er Than Gold was aged in Woodinville Whiskey bourbon barrels for one year.

Beer, wine, spirits: Snohomish County booze calendar

Kulshan Brewing tasting: Monroe’s Harry’s on Tye is hosting Bellingham’s Kulshan Brewing from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 29 at the taproom, 14286 169th Ave.,… Continue reading

Crucible Brewing to open 2nd taproom, brewery in Woodinville

The Everett brewpub has bought the former Twelve Bars Brewing’s assets to make and serve more beer.

Beer of the Week: 5 Rights Brewing’s Fresh hop imperial IPA

The Marysville brewery named its beer Wobbly the Laborer after the Industrial Workers of the World.

Beer, wine, spirits: Snohomish County booze calendar

End of Summer Beer Garden Hog Roast: Seattle’s Ravenna Brewing is hosting Everett Crucible Brewing for an End of Summer Beer Garden Hog Roast from… Continue reading

Spada Farmhouse Brewery is moving to downtown Snohomish

Owner John Spada says the brewery’s turn-of-the-century barn off Spada Road is too cold in winter.

‘Tasting Cider’ a sweet resource for hard apple cider fans

Erin James, the editor-in-chief of Cidercraft magazine, wrote a book all about the fermented drink.

Upper Left Beerfest raises a glass to the area’s good taste

The new beer and music event, downtown this weekend, replaces the Everett Craft Beer Festival.

Beer, wine and spirits: Snohomish County booze calendar

Chuckanut collaboration release at Special Brews: Lynnwood’s Special Brews taps a special collaboration beer brewed by Bellingham’s Chuckanut Brewery at 5 p.m. Sept. 15 at… Continue reading

Beers of the Week: A look at 10 Upper Left Beerfest brews

On tap at the fest A look at 10 of the beers from local brewers at this weekend’s Upper Left Beerfest. About To Go Down… Continue reading