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Hops and Sips: Beer and spirits in Snohomish County
March 27  |  
Washington Cask Beer Festival

Cask-conditioned beer is considered "real ale," and this Saturday a festival will celebrate it in all its CO2-less glory. The 2015 Washington Cask Beer Festival is March 28 at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. There will be two sessions from noon to 4 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m. Doors open 15 minutes before each session begins, with taps closing 30 minutes before each session ends.

There will be over 40...

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March 25  |  By Aaron Swaney Herald Writer
Look for cans of Diamond Knot flagship IPA on shelves next week
Diamond Knot’s IPA is one of the most iconic craft beers in Snohomish County.Soon it’ll be available in cans.In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Mukilteo’s Diamond Knot Craft Brewing announced this week that it is releasing its flagship IPA in 12-ounce cans next week. It’s the first canned beer the brewery has produced for market.

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March 23  |  By Aaron Swaney Herald Writer
Scuttlebutt eyes brewery expansion that could triple production
Here’s to hoping Snohomish County beer drinkers are thirsty.Scuttlebutt Brewing is expanding its production facility near downtown Everett, hoping to eventually brew three times as much beer as it currently produces.

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March 22  |  
Beer of the Week: American Brewing’s Big Bad Plaid Big Bad PlaidAmerican Brewing Company, EdmondsStyle: ScotchStats: 6.5 percent ABV, 30 IBU, 16.4 OGAvailable: 22-ounce bottles.My thoughts: Skip Madsen has been known to brew a scotch ale.

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March 22  |  By Aaron Swaney Herald Writer
Microsoft to microbrews: 2 techies use their skills for beer Sethu Kalavakur and Philip Vaughn dreamed of doing something they were passionate about. Having worked at Microsoft for more than 10 years, Kalavakur and Vaughn knew their next venture would be in tech, but they didn't know exactly what they wanted to do. Often they'd meet over beers and talk about ideas. Then it hit them: beer.

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March 20  |  By Josh Noel Chicago Tribune
Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter uses hop oil to robust hop effect
What it is: In a crowded craft beer market, Lagunitas Brewing gave Sierra Nevada quite a gift earlier this year: free advertising. Lagunitas owner Tony Magee thought the label on Sierra’s new Hop Hunter India Pale Ale veered a bit too close to his own IPA label, so he sued, claiming copyright infringement. Intense public backlash led Magee to withdraw the suit a day later, but the episode accomplished two things: It showed the degree to which craft beer is an ethos among its...

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March 18  |  By Aaron Swaney, Herald Writer
Sound to Summit beer event Saturday to support disabled veterans Looking for an idea to support veterans, Sound to Summit Brewing's head brewer Grady Warnock asked his friend and fellow homebrewer Brad Brown if he had any ideas.

Turns out Brown, a disabled veteran, had the perfect idea: Beer and fishing.

Brown suggested brewing some of his Freedom's American Pale Ale and giving some of the money to Salmon for Soldiers, a non-profit that supports disabled veterans by taking them...

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March 17  |  
Snohomish on the Rocks Distillery Festival this Saturday
Raise a glass and help small business.GROW Washington, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping small businesses and entrepreneurs in the state of Washington, presents the fifth annual Snohomish on the Rocks Distillery Festival March 21 at Thomas Family Farm in Snohomish.This year’s festival will showcase more than 25 of the Northwest’s premier distilleries, including Everett’s Bluewater Distilling and Snohomish’s Skip Rock Distillers.

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March 16  |  
Snohomish on the RocksThe Snohomish on the Rocks Distillery Festival is 2 p.m. March 21 at Thomas Family Farm 9010 March Road, Snohomish. Tickets are $30 and include eight tasting tickets, a food truck voucher and a commemorative shot glass. For more information, visit www.snohomishwa.gov or call 425-244-6967.Foggy Noggin anniversary events

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March 15  |  By M. Carrie Allan Special to the Washington Post
Kombucha: From weird to wild
Artichokes are one of my favorite foods, yet I’ve often wondered what masochist first took it upon himself to eat one. Ditto crabs, rambutans and the so-called “Rocky Mountain oyster.”

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March 14  |  
Beer of the Week: Craftylicious, Widmer/Gigantic collaboration Craftylicious

Gigantic Brewing and Widmer Brothers Brewing, Portland, Ore.

Style: American Wild Ale

Stats: 5.7 percent ABV, 33 IBU, 12.75 OG

Available: 22-ounce bottles for limited time in limited markets, including Seattle.

My thoughts: I head down to Portland, or Beervana, every few months and whenever I do I wander over to a...

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March 8  |  
Beer of the Week: Snoqualmie’s Spring Fever Spring FeverSnoqualmie Falls Brewing Company, SnoqualmieStyle: Belgian-style Spiced AleStats: 6.0 percent ABV, 32 IBU, 1.065 OGAvailable: February through April; 22-ounce bottlesMy thoughts: Look outside. There’s fresh buds on the tree, sunshine late into the evening and birds chirping. Spring has arrived a little early this year and thank God.

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March 6  |  By Aaron Swaney Herald Writer
Notes, links and pints Foggy Noggin Brewing is ringing in five years in style.

The Bothell brewery will host events each week and release a number of special beers in the month of March. One of those beers is an imperial version of its 2015 Anniversary Ale (nicknamed Fn5), which will be pouring in four different variations: dry hopped, oak aged, Lagavulin oak aged and Warre's Port oak aged. Foggy Noggin will sell spots for those tastings.

Here's a look at the anniversary schedule:

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March 6  |  
American Brewing partyEdmonds’ American Brewing Company is hosting its 4 Year Anniversary Party at noon March 7 at the brewery. There will be live music by Steve Stefanowicz from 2 to 5 p.m. and special release beers, including a cask imperial IPA.Snohomish Wine Festival

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March 1  |  By Aaron Swaney, Herald Writer
Imbibing in Ballard It used to be if you threw a rock in Ballard it was likely to hit a fisherman.

Now it's likely to splash down in a pint of craft beer.

The change has been swift. Once dominated by Maritime Pacific and Hale's Ales, Ballard and neighboring Magnolia have seen nine breweries open their doors over the past four years. Holy Mountain in Magnolia is the latest, opening last month.

So last week when a friend called wanting to get together with some old...

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February 28  |  By Roberto A. Ferdman The Washington Post
With upscale artisanal coffee brewers dotting city streets across the country, America might fancy itself a nation of high-end coffee drinkers. But just the opposite is true: People in this country, on the whole, are actually drinking worse coffee today than they have in the past.And the reason appears to be that they value cheapness over quality — and convenience over everything.

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February 27  |  By Aaron Swaney Herald Writer
Scuttlebutt, Everett Music Initiative team up for beer release party Saturday Live music and beer make a great combination.

So it was only logical for the Everett Music Initiative and Everett's Scuttlebutt Brewing to team up on a project that brought the two together.



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February 22  |  By Aaron Swaney, Herald Writer
EvilTwin Brewing's beers aren't for the faint of heart Do you enjoy beers that knock your socks off?

I've got the brewery for you. EvilTwin Brewing, out of Brooklyn, N.Y., makes bombastic beers that aren't for the meek or the timid. I'm not breaking any big news when it comes to most knowledgeable beer fans. EvilTwin is a well-known brewery in the craft beer world and has a legion of followers.

As of a month ago, though, I had yet to try their beer. So when I found myself at The...

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February 20  |  By Aaron Swaney, Herald Writer
Local breweries host open house on Saturday This Saturday the Washington Beer Commission is inviting beer drinkers to enjoy some of the best beers the state's breweries have to offer during an open house. Most of the festivities, including tastings, tours and more, commence at noon.

Here's a look at what local brewers have to offer:

Blue Lightning Brew
19405 144th Ave. NE, Woodinville
Brewmaster will be on site to talk about the beer; 11 beers, five wines on tap.

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February 13  |  By Aaron Swaney Herald Writer
Death & Co. brings its modern cocktails to Seattle
On Tuesday, my wife and I were invited to attend Death & Co.’s event at the intimate Rob Roy cocktail lounge in Belltown.

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February 13  |  Herald staff
Where to enjoy a drink this weekend and beyond Red wine and chocolate tour

Spend Valentine's Day weekend on the Olympic Peninsula and enjoy red wine and chocolate. Nine peninsula wineries will be serving a number of newly released varietals and delicious chocolate during the Red Wine & Chocolate Tour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 14 through 16. Tour tickets are $30 and include wine and chocolate tastings at all nine wineries and a souvenir wine glass. Tickets are available at...

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February 12  |  By Aaron Swaney Herald Writer
Lynnwood's Special Brews hosts Hop Mob event Does your love covet extreme IPAs?

If so, take him, or her, to Special Brews in Lynnwood on Valentine's Day. The Washington Hop Mob Triple IPA Roadshow makes its only stop in Snohomish County when it brings some seriously hoppy beers to the specialty beer shop on Saturday. The triple IPAs will be pouring from 11 a.m. to close.

The second annual Hop Mob Triple IPA Roadshow, a two-week celebration of the hoppiest of all Washington-brewed beer styles, kicked off...

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February 10  |  By Jessi Loerch
Beth Evans-Ramos, a blogger at the fantastically named Mama Knows Her Cocktails, will be presenting at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show on Thursday.



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February 7  |  Herald staff
Hop Mob Triple IPA Roadshow kicks off Friday
The second annual Hop Mob Triple IPA Roadshow is a two-week celebration of the hoppiest of all Washington-brewed beer styles. It kicked off Friday at Brouwer’s Cafe (400 N. 35th St., Seattle) at 3 p.m. The only event in Snohomish County is Feb. 14 at Special Brews in Lynnwood.More than 30 Washington breweries are producing special batches of triple IPAs. Sixteen breweries will be pouring their triple IPAs at the Special Brews’ event.

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February 4  |  Herald staff
Slane's Irish-style Red is back in season at Diamond Knot As the press release says, it's one red hot beer.

Mukilteo's Diamond Knot Craft Brewing released Slane's Irish-style Red Ale this past weekend at its brewpub's in Mukilteo and Mountlake Terrace. Bottles will also be on shelves of local stores and on tap at select restaurants and brewpubs around the Puget Sound, the brewery announced in a press release.



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January 30  |  
Hop Mob Triple IPA RoadshowThe second annual Hop Mob Triple IPA Roadshow takes place Feb. 6 through 21 at breweries and beer shops from Lynnwood to Tacoma. The two-week celebration will have more than 30 breweries produce triple IPAs for seven events, including one at noon Feb. 14 at Special Brews in Lynnwood. For more information, including a list of events and participating breweries, visit www.wahopmob.com.

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January 23  |  Herald stat
SPORT hosts 'Sip & Smoke' whiskey tasting event Chef John Howie introduces "Sip & Smoke," a whiskey tasting event that will be held at SPORT Restaurant & Bar 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27.



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January 23  |  
Hop Mob Triple IPA RoadshowThe second annual Hop Mob Triple IPA Roadshow takes place Feb. 6 through 21 at breweries and beer shops from Lynnwood to Tacoma. The two-week celebration will have more than 30 breweries produce triple IPAs for seven events, including one at noon Feb. 14 at Special Brews in Lynnwood. For more information, including a list of events and participating breweries, visit www.wahopmob.com.

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January 21  |  Herald staff
The Northwest Agriculture Business Center is offering a one-day seminar on cider Feb. 14 at Everett Community College.

The seminar, State of Cider: 2015 and Beyond, will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be in the Jackson Center/Wilderness Center, Room 101. The fee is $95 and includes beverages, lunch and cider.



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