Aaron Swaney

At Large Brewery celebrates one year on Everett’s waterfront

At Large Brewing owners Jim Weisweaver and Karen Larsen equate opening their taproom to having a child. You nurture it, you clean it, you keep… Continue reading

Beer of the Week: At Large Brewery’s The Chicago Typewriter

The Chicago Typewriter At Large Brewing Co., Everett Style: New England-style IPA Stats: 7.2 percent ABV Available: On tap at the brewery and later at… Continue reading

Where to get a drink in Snohomish County and beyond

Loowit Brewing tasting: Monroe’s Harry’s on Tye is hosting Vancouver’s Loowit Brewing from 5 to 8 p.m. May 26 at the taproom, 14286 169th Drive… Continue reading

Beer of the Week: An experimental rye beer from Watts Brewing

Experimental rye beer Watts Brewing, Bothell Style: Rye altbier Stats: 5.3 percent ABV, 35 IBU Available: On tap at the Bothell Block Party and Brewfest… Continue reading

Where to get a drink in Snohomish County and beyond

Bothell Block Party and Brewfest: The Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce and University of Washington-Bothell are hosting the Bothell Block Party and Brewfest from 3… Continue reading

Beer of the Week: Skookum’s Chucklehead double IPA

Chucklehead Skookum Brewery, Arlington Style: Double IPA Stats: 8.0-percent ABV Available: On tap at the brewery and at Chuck’s Hop Shop Central District and Greenwood… Continue reading

Where to get a drink in Snohomish County and beyond

My 2 Best Friends: Bring man’s best friend, sip a beer and enjoy hot dogs from a food cart at The Hop and Hound, 18116… Continue reading

Beer of the Week: Breakfast First brewed with Cookie Crisp

Breakfast First Middleton Brewing, Everett Style: Stout brewed with Cookie Crisp cereal Stats: 5-percent ABV Available: On tap at the brewery. My thoughts: We all… Continue reading

Catch some r&R: New pilsner brewed for Seattle Beer Week

It’s Seattle Beer Week so it’s fitting for one iconic Seattle beer brand to collaborate with an up-and-coming Seattle craft brewery to create a stripped… Continue reading

Where to enjoy a drink in Snohomish County and beyond

Dance Party at Lazy Boy: Everett’s Lazy Boy Brewing is celebrating Cinco de Mayo from 7 to 9:30 p.m. May 6 at the brewery, 715… Continue reading

10 Mexican-inspired beers for your Cinco de Mayo celebration

Mexican cervezas aren’t just for breweries south of the border anymore. In recent years, many craft brewers have taken on the challenge of brewing something… Continue reading

Beer of the Week: Naked City’s Easy Island Blonde

Easy Island Blonde Naked City Brewery, Camano Island Style: Blonde ale Stats: 5 percent ABV, 22 IBU Available: On tap at the brewery (Camano Island… Continue reading

Seattle’s Naked City opens second brewery on Camano Island

Naked City Brewing founder Don Webb has always enjoyed island time. Visiting his wife’s sister’s summer house on Camano Island over occasional three-day weekends, Webb… Continue reading

Where to get a drink in Snohomish County and beyond

Snohomish on the Rocks: The sixth annual Snohomish on the Rocks distillery event is from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. April 29 at Thomas Family… Continue reading

3 Bellingham hikes and the brews to go with them

Story and Photos by Aaron Swaney Special to The Herald There’s a particular ad running on TV lately that has caught my eye. The ad… Continue reading

Bellingham, Seattle brewers team up on Hoppy Red

20 Days of Beer Week Wander Brewing; Melvin Brewing, Bellingham Style: Hoppy Imperial Red Stats: 8.4% ABV Available: In four packs of 16-ounce cans at… Continue reading

Booze calendar for Snohomish County and beyond

Josh’s Taps &Caps turns 1: The Snohomish taproom and bottleshop celebrates its first anniversary with a celebration from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 22… Continue reading

Snohomish distiller names new gin for long-gone Bicycle Tree

The giant cedar tree outside of Snohomish was famous for a tall opening at the base that bicycles and even horse-drawn wagons could pass through.… Continue reading

Beer of the Week: Outlook Hazy, a Vermont-style IPA

Outlook Hazy Justice Brewing, Everett Style: Vermont-style IPA Stats: 6.3-percent ABV, 62 IBU Available: On draft at the brewery, The Hop and Hound, The Independent… Continue reading

Where to enjoy beer, wine and spirits in Snohomish County

Early Life Speech &Language Beer Fest: The fifth annual Early Life Speech &Language Beer Fest is from noon to 5 p.m. April 8 at the… Continue reading