Aaron Swaney

Snohomish County booze calendar

Anderson Summer School Brewfest: The inaugural Anderson Summer School Brewfest is from noon to 10 p.m. July 29 at McMenamins Anderson School, 18607 Bothell Way… Continue reading

New beer festival at McMenamins Anderson School in Bothell

After five years, the Everett Craft Beer Festival was effectively shut down earlier this year, meaning that Snohomish County lost its largest beerfest. In its… Continue reading

Snohomish family brewery to open a taproom just down the road

It takes time to make sour beer. Time for the beer to rest in barrels and let the wild yeasts and bacteria interact with it… Continue reading

Snohomish County booze calendar

Arlington Brew Fest: Nearly 20 breweries, including Diamond Knot Craft Brewing, will be featured at this year’s Arlington Brew Fest from 4 to 9 p.m.… Continue reading

A tour of McMenamins Anderson School in Bothell, pub-crawl style

Soon after McMenamins Anderson School opened, general manager Jared Prince was walking through The Woodshop, one of the three restaurants on the property, and recognized… Continue reading

Beer of the Week: Spada Farmhouse’s sour ale Cervoise d’Emily

Cervoise d’Emily Spada Farmhouse Brewery, Snohomish Style: Barrel-aged sour Stats: 6.8 percent ABV Available: On tap at Trail’s End Taphouse, Josh’s Taps and Caps, Fred’s… Continue reading

Snohomish County booze calendar

Bremerton Summer Brewfest: The seventh annual Bremerton Summer Brewfest is a two-day event on the Bremerton waterfront July 14-15. More than 30 breweries will be… Continue reading

Snohomish County booze calendar

Seattle International Beerfest: Enjoy more than 200 beers from around the world at the Seattle International Beerfest July 7-9 at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion, 305… Continue reading

Beer of the Week: Sound to Summit’s Top Secret: Kentucky Common

Top Secret: Kentucky Common Sound to Summit Brewing, Snohomish Style: Kentucky common Stats: 5.1 percent ABV, 17 IBU Available: On tap at the brewery My… Continue reading

New coffee shop in downtown Everett is getting rave reviews

Over the past month, Velton Ross, owner of Everett’s Velton Coffee Roasting Co., has seen a lot of chatter on social media from his industry… Continue reading

Sample Snohomish beers on new Saturday brewery tour

He goes by Vegas, but he’s Snohomish through and through. Vince “Vegas” Applin, who moved to the Pacific Northwest from Vegas nearly 20 years ago,… Continue reading

Beer of the Week: 5 Right’s 2nd Anniversary Celebration Saison

2nd Anniversary Celebration Saison 5 Rights Brewing, Marysville Style: Blueberry pomegranate saison Stats: 5.8 percent ABV, 23 IBU Available: On tap at the brewery and… Continue reading

Snohomish County booze calendar

Will Run for Beer: Everett’s At Large Brewing is hosting a 5K run-walk along the Everett waterfront from 7 to 10 p.m. June 30. There… Continue reading

Beer of the Week: A Belgian golden ale from Justice Brewing

Twenty Justice Brewing, Everett Style: Belgian golden ale Stats: 8.2 percent ABV Available: In 12-ounce cans at Sno-Isle Food Coop and on tap at the… Continue reading

Marysville’s 5 Rights named Small Brewery of the Year

For a brewery that is scheduled to move to a new, much-larger space in a few months, Marysville’s 5 Rights Brewing sure picked a great… Continue reading

Snohomish County booze calendar

Diamond Knot beer tasting: Lynnwood’s Total Wine and More hosts Mukilteo’s Diamond Knot Brewing for a beer tasting from 4 to 7 p.m. June 23… Continue reading

Get your kids climbing at Paine Field’s aerial park this summer

Soon scores of children will stream out of local schools, head home and, as all parents know, promptly start climbing the walls. Here’s a tip:… Continue reading

Beer tap handles mix art, creativity and plenty of marketing

Vote for your favorite tap handle at the bottom of this story Arlington’s Skookum Brewery uses a carved wooden bear claw. Bothell’s Decibel Brewing recycles… Continue reading