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8 local, medal-winning beers

We are truly blessed with some great breweries here in Snohomish County. Evidence of that is the recent Washington Brewers Festival and the number of medals Snohomish County brewers brought home.

Date: 06/26/2016 | Hops & Sips

Beer of the Week: Rainier Pale Mountain Ale, Rainier Beer, Not Washington (boo)

Rainier Pale Mountain AleRainier Beer, Not Washington (boo)Style: Pale aleStats: 5.3 percent ABV

Date: 06/19/2016 | Hops & Sips

Ten must-try beers at Washington Brewer’s Festival

It's Father's Day weekend and that can mean only one thing: Beer.The 11th annual Washington Brewer's Festival, held annually on the same weekend as dad's special day, is Friday through Sunday at King County's Marymoor Park. It's a chance to see what the best breweries in the...

Date: 06/17/2016 | Entertainment

Beer of the Week: 6-Gill IPA, Sound to Summit Brewing, Snohomish

6-Gill IPASound to Summit Brewing, SnohomishStyle: IPAStats: 6.2 percent ABV, 46 IBUAvailable: On tap at the brewery and in 22-ounce bottles at the brewery and select bottleshops.

Date: 06/12/2016 | Hops & Sips

How 'bout a beer for tired, old Dad

Thirst-quenching gift ideas for Father's Day

Date: 06/12/2016 | Hops & Sips

Beer of the Week: Moxee-Moron Imperial Session IPA

Moxee-Moron Imperial Session IPAMultiple breweries as part of Sierra Nevada Beer Camp collaborationStyle: Imperial Session IPAStats: 7.5 percent ABV, 70 IBU

Date: 06/05/2016 | Hops & Sips

Beer pipeline aids brewer in medieval city

The idea may have seemed mad, but after all, the beer is called the Madman of Bruges — or Brugse Zot in Dutch.With the help of crowdfunding efforts among some 400 Madman fans, the dream of building a beer pipeline through the Belgian city of Bruges is becoming real.

Date: 06/05/2016 | Nation & World

Where to enjoy a drink in Snohomish County and beyond

EventsWine, Wings & More: The Future of Flight Aviation Gallery hosts a number of Northwest breweries, wineries and distilleries for the Wine, Wings & More fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. June 3 at Future of Flight Aviation Center, 8415 Paine Field...

Date: 06/03/2016 | Hops & Sips

Lynnwood's Big E Ales offers a pint for people who donate blood

Lynnwood's Big E Ales offers a pint for people who donate bloodBloodworks Northwest is teaming up with Big E Ales for Give a Pint, Get a Pint. Through today, blood donors at the Lynnwood donor center, 19723 Highway 99, Suite F, receive a $5 voucher for Big E...

Date: 05/30/2016 | Bizblog

Beer of the Week: Honor, American Brewing Co., Edmonds

HonorAmerican Brewing Co., EdmondsStyle: Saison aged in red wine barrelsStats: 6 percent ABV, 20 IBUAvailable: In bottles at the brewery and select bottleshops and on tap at the brewery

Date: 05/29/2016 | Hops & Sips

Lager law: Attorneys’ guild formed for craft brewers, others

DETROIT — A legal trade group has been formed for makers of craft beer and other alcoholic beverages, recognizing the rapid rise of the industry and a desire to deal with a thick brew of regulations across the U.S.

Date: 05/27/2016 | Business Wire

Budweiser producer fined over alleged violations in Seattle

SEATTLE — The company that produces Budweiser is facing a $150,000 fine and a three-day suspension for allegedly violating Seattle’s liquor laws.

Date: 05/20/2016 | Business Wire

Where to enjoy a drink in Snohomish County and beyond

EventsSeattle Beer Week: Seattle Beer Week runs through May 22. For more information on the beer and events, go to

Date: 05/20/2016 | Hops & Sips

Beer of the week: Melvin IPA, Melvin Brewing, Alpine, Wyo.

Melvin IPAMelvin Brewing, Alpine, Wyo.Style: India Pale AleStats: 7.5 percent ABV, 80 IBUAvailable: 12-ounce cans at many local bottleshops and select grocery...

Date: 05/19/2016 | Hops & Sips

County Council to discuss rules for small breweries

EVERETT — Snohomish County Councilmembers are preparing on Wednesday to discuss setting rules for operating small breweries, wineries and distilleries in rural parts of the county.

Date: 05/17/2016 | Local News

Ynot is Forbidden, yet open to all

Hollywood comes to the Everett sports bar's ‘Rescue'

Date: 05/17/2016 | Whats Up With That?

Where to enjoy a drink in Snohomish County and beyond

EventsSeattle Beer Week: Seattle Beer Week kicks off May 12 at Reuben's Brews and runs through May 22. There will be about 70 events over the 11 days at locations around Seattle and the surrounding area, including some events at The Hop and...

Date: 05/13/2016 | Entertainment

Beer of the Week: Patriotic Pale, Revolutionary IPA, American Brewing Co., Edmonds

Patriotic Pale, Revolutionary IPAAmerican Brewing Co., EdmondsStyle: Pale Ale, India Pale AleStats: Patriotic: 5.8 percent ABV, 45 IBU; Revolutionary: 6 percent ABV, 80 IBU

Date: 05/12/2016 | Hops & Sips

Beer of the week: Blonde Ale, Diamond Knot Craft Brewing, Mukilteo

Blonde AleDiamond Knot Craft Brewing, MukilteoStyle: Blonde aleStats: 4.2 percent ABV, 13 IBU

Date: 05/08/2016 | Hops & Sips

Where to enjoy a drink in Snohomish County and beyond

EventsWhitewall Anniversary Ale bottle release: Marysville's Whitewall Brewing is celebrating the release of its second Anniversary Ale in bottles from 1 to 9 p.m. May 7 at the brewery, 14524 Smokey Point Blvd, Suite 1, Marysville. The beer is an...

Date: 05/06/2016 | Hops & Sips

Northwest hops production rises to meet craft brewer needs

YAKIMA — A new report says production of hops is up this year, putting the Washington-centered industry in a better position to respond to continuing growth of the craft beer industry.

Date: 05/02/2016 | Business Wire

Beer of the week: Anniversary Ale, Whitewall Brewing, Marysville

Anniversary AleWhitewall Brewing, MarysvilleStyle: Barrel-aged BarleywineStats: 12.5 percent ABVAvailable: 750-ml bottles and on tap at the breweryMy...

Date: 05/01/2016 | Hops & Sips

Quality, and now quantity

Marysville craft brewers face challenges in a growing business

Date: 05/01/2016 | Hops & Sips

Fill up on comfort food at Cozy Roadhouse in Clinton

It was a long day on the story trail on South Whidbey Island. We explored Meerkerk Gardens and Greenbank Farm then hung out with a Freeland guy who lives in a caboose and calls himself the Conductor of Fun.Herald photographer Andy Bronson and I had worked up an appetite when...

Date: 04/29/2016 | Entertainment

Beer of the week: Thai Me Up, Scuttlebutt Brewing and Diamond Knot Brewing

Thai Me UpScuttlebutt Brewing, Everett; Diamond Knot Brewing, Mukilteo

Date: 04/24/2016 | Hops & Sips

Beer of the week: Rollin’ Down Rodeo Wit a Sasquatch

Rollin' Down Rodeo Wit a Sasquatch Skookum Brewery, Arlington; Whitewall Brewing, MarysvilleStyle: White IPA with Mangoes and Pink PeppercornsStats: 6.4 percent ABV, 60 IBUAvailable: On tap at...

Date: 04/22/2016 | Hops & Sips

Beer summit in Seattle includes local breweries

Four Snohomish County breweries will be pairing up to take part in this weekend’s first annual Collaboration Festival in Seattle.

Date: 04/22/2016 | Hops & Sips

Where to find craft spirits in Snohomish County and nearby

Breweries5 Rights Brewing: 7028 46th St. NE, Marysville, www.5rightsbrewing.comAdams Northwest Bistro & Brewery: 104 N. Lewis St., Monroe,

Date: 04/22/2016 | Hops & Sips

Craft spirits festivals: Where to find a drink this summer and beyond

Snohomish on the Rocks Distillery FestivalApril 23, Thomas Family Farm, Snohomish Taste spirits from more than 20 Washington distilleries. General admission tickets are $35 and include five tastes, a shot glass and a $5 food...

Date: 04/22/2016 | Hops & Sips

A plan for a Snohomish pub with charitable ambitions

You've heard of drink responsibly.Well, how about drink philanthropically?That's right. Have a beer and support a good cause. A cause other than your own thirst.Scott and Loni Wetzel want to open a nonprofit pub in Snohomish to raise money for...

Date: 04/22/2016 | Hops & Sips

A passion for brewing

Everett’s beer scene is ready for a boom

Date: 04/22/2016 | Hops & Sips

Dive into Everett's Soundview for sliders, burgers, cool vibe

Golly whopper!This is a wonderful dive bar.If not for the flashy digital jukebox on the wall, you might think you stepped back into the 1960s and to a time when people could enjoy greasy burgers without guilt.We went to Soundview Bar & Grill on a...

Date: 04/22/2016 | Entertainment

Where to enjoy a drink in Snohomish County and beyond

EventsWashington Beer Collaboration Festival: The first annual Washington Beer Collaboration Festival is 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 22 and noon to 6 p.m. April 23 at South Lake Union Discovery Center, 101 Westlake Ave N., Seattle. The festival...

Date: 04/22/2016 | Hops & Sips

Smell the juniper

Lynnwood distillery is realization of a dream

Date: 04/22/2016 | Hops & Sips

Beer of the week: Pendleton Pale Ale, Rogue Ales, Newport, Ore.

Pendleton Pale AleRogue Ales, Newport, Ore.Style: Pale aleStats: 5.2 percent ABV, 30 IBUAvailable: Six packs at Issaquah Brew House and other select locations

Date: 04/17/2016 | Hops & Sips

Where to enjoy a drink in Snohomish County and beyond

EventsTaste of the Northwest: Bethany's 11th annual Taste of the Northwest is 5 p.m. April 15 at Xfinity Arena's Edward D. Hansen Conference Center Grand Ballroom. There will be a number of local wineries and breweries, food and live music.

Date: 04/15/2016 | Hops & Sips

New era for Tony V's

Owner of Everett bar host all-ages shows and more

Date: 04/12/2016 | The Chat

Nowhere to go but up

Aerial park more of a mental challenge than a physical one

Date: 04/09/2016 | Life

Where to enjoy a drink in Snohomish County and beyond

EventsStogies ‘N Hops second anniversary: Lynnwood's Stogies ‘N Hops will celebrate its second anniversary from noon to 5 p.m. April 9 at 526 164th St. SW, Lynnwood. Deschutes Brewing will bring 12 beers on tap, including 2015...

Date: 04/08/2016 | Hops & Sips

Beer of the week: Little Juice IPA, Three Magnets Brewing, Olympia

Little Juice IPAThree Magnets Brewing, OlympiaStyle: NW-style IPAStats: 6.6 percent ABV, 65 IBU

Date: 04/03/2016 | Hops & Sips

Beer of the week: That’s My Jam Strawberry Wheat, Middleton Brewing, Everett

That’s My Jam Strawberry WheatMiddleton Brewing, EverettStyle: Cream-style wheat beerStats: 4.2 percent ABV, 14 IBUAvailable: On tap at Middleton Brewing

Date: 04/01/2016 | Hops & Sips

Where to enjoy a drink in Snohomish County and beyond

EventsMiddleton Spring Beer Release: Spring is here and Everett's Middleton Brews is holding a Spring Beer Release party from noon to 10 p.m. on April 2 at the brewery, 607 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett. Beers on tap include: That's My Jam!,...

Date: 04/01/2016 | Hops & Sips

Beer of the week: Outcast Amber, Big E Ales, Lynnwood

Outcast AmberBig E Ales, LynnwoodStyle: Amber aleStats: 6.5 percent ABV, 25 IBU

Date: 03/27/2016 | Hops & Sips

Upcoming beer, wine and spirit events in Snohomish County and beyond

EventsHarley's & Hops: Emerald City Harley in Lynnwood will host Harley's & Hops from 6 to 9 p.m. March 25 at 5711 188th St. SW, Lynnwood. There will be 15 local breweries pouring beer, including Diamond Knot, Dreadnought Brewing and...

Date: 03/25/2016 | Hops & Sips

Beer of the week: Dublin and West Indies Porters

Dublin and West Indies PortersGuinness, Dublin, IrelandStyle: PorterStats: Dublin: 3.8 percent ABV, 30 IBU; West Indies: 6 percent ABV, 50 IBU

Date: 03/20/2016 | Hops & Sips

Upcoming beer, wine and spirit events in Snohomish County and beyond

EventsWashington Cask Beer Festival: The Washington Brewers Guild will host its 2016 Washington Cask Beer Festival March 19 at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. Sample a wide variety of cask-conditioned beers from more than 40 Washington...

Date: 03/18/2016 | Hops & Sips

Alcohol makers need to do more to limit ads kids see

Among advertisements on TV, it's hard not to like many of those that market beer, wine and spirits. Most are entertaining, funny — farewell Most Interesting Man in the World — and...

Date: 03/18/2016 | Editorials

Beer of the Week: Barrel Aged Didactic, Justice Brewing, Everett

Barrel Aged DidacticJustice Brewing, EverettStyle: Wild Sour Brown AleStats: 8 percent ABV, 20 IBU

Date: 03/13/2016 | Hops & Sips

Top o' the Limericks: 3 winners (plus some more)

Politics makes for some strange bedfellows, especially when it's in limerick form and Trump is on the stump.The Donald and other candidates were popular topics in the mixed bag of more than 100 limericks submitted to The Herald's call for the 5-line jingles often associated...

Date: 03/13/2016 | Life

Everett brewery to throw beer-naming party

Everett’s Crucible Brewing finally came up with a name for its flagship IPA.Now it’s seeking your help to name the rest of its beers.

Date: 03/11/2016 | Hops & Sips

Celebrate St. Paddy’s day in Seattle, via Everett

You know a bar is seriously Irish when you look at its website on March 18 and there’s already a St. Patrick’s Day countdown for the next year ticking away, right down to the minutes and seconds.

Date: 03/11/2016 | Entertainment

Upcoming beer, wine and spirit events in Snohomish County and beyond

EventsThe South Sound Spirit Gathering: The Washington Distillers Guild presents The South Sound Spirit Gathering March 12 at Olympic Flight Museum, Building A, 7637 Old Highway 99 SE, Tumwater. The festival features 18 Washington...

Date: 03/11/2016 | Hops & Sips

County Council to continue work on small alcohol businesses

EVERETT — The Snohomish County Council is to continue discussions about crafting regulations to operate small-scale breweries, wineries and distilleries on rural property.

Date: 03/10/2016 | Local News

Beer of the week: Belgian Dark Strong AleLazy Boy Brewing,

Belgian Dark Strong AleLazy Boy Brewing, EverettStyle: Trappist AleStats: 9.6 percent ABVAvailable: On tap at the brewery

Date: 03/06/2016 | Hops & Sips

A friendly beer bar

Two friends open a new spot to enjoy a pint in Everett

Date: 03/06/2016 | Hops & Sips

Wine, Beer and spirits calendar

EventsWhitewall Anniversary Party: Marysville's Whitewall Brewing will host its second anniversary party from noon to 9 p.m. March 5 at the brewery, 14524 Smokey Point Blvd., Suite 1, Marysville. Whitewall will release five barrel-aged beers...

Date: 03/04/2016 | Hops & Sips

Bottle of the Week: Timber Beast, Beardslee Public House, Bothell

Timber BeastBeardslee Public House, BothellStyle: Triple IPAStats: 10.6 percent ABV, 90 IBUAvailable: On tap and 22-ounce bottles for $10 at the brewery

Date: 02/28/2016 | Hops & Sips

Spirited cookies

Experts suggest pairings for Girl Scout cookies and local spirits

Date: 02/28/2016 | Life

Beer of the week: Nocino Walnut Porter, Scuttlebutt Brewing Company

Nocino Walnut PorterScuttlebutt Brewing Company, EverettStyle: Porter aged with walnuts from Skip Rock’s Nocino Walnut LiqueurStats: 5.7 percent ABV

Date: 02/21/2016 | Hops & Sips

American taste shifting from beer to spirits

If it seems like everyone at the bar these days is trading in beer for bourbon, it’s not just in your imagination.

Date: 02/21/2016 | Business Wire

Sample local craft brews at Beer Open House

We have some great breweries in our little corner of the country.There are the "little" guys who put the micro in microbrewery back in the day like Red Hook, breweries that have been going strong for 20 years like Everett's own Scuttlebutt and nascent breweries...

Date: 02/19/2016 | Entertainment

Beer of the week: Murder of Crows, Skookum Brewery

Murder of CrowsSkookum Brewery, ArlingtonStyle: Imperial Stout aged on Seasonal OakStats: 9 percent ABVAvailable: 12-ounce bottles in four packs

Date: 02/14/2016 | Hops & Sips



Date: 02/12/2016 | Entertainment

Beer of the Week: Diamond Knot’s The Keeper’s Old Ale

The Keeper's Old AleDiamond Knot Brewing Company, MukilteoStyle: Dark AleStats: 9.9 percent ABV, 45 IBUAvailable: On shelves Feb. 8 in 500-milliliter...

Date: 02/07/2016 | Hops & Sips

Bowl beer lineup

Seahawks aren't playing, but we're not bitter

Date: 02/07/2016 | Hops & Sips

New alcohol rules on tap

Proposal would affect small-scale brewers, distillers, vintners

Date: 02/05/2016 | Local News

Beer of the week: Big Guns

From Fort George Brewery, Astoria, OregonStyle: Session IPAStats: 4.2 ABVAvailable: Year-round, 12-ounce cansMy thoughts: Beer Can Appreciation Day was recently, so I thought it was a...

Date: 01/31/2016 | Hops & Sips

Taste diverse world of Belgian beer at Seattle Center

Dubbels, tripels, saisons, abbeys, lambics and so much more.From tart and fruity lambics to spicy saisons, Belgian-style beers are a diverse bunch. It’s amazing that from such a small country, so many different types of beers could emerge.

Date: 01/29/2016 | Hops & Sips

Meet Mac, Budweiser’s adorable baby Clydesdale

A baby Clydesdale just joined Budweiser’s storied herd of gentle giants.

Date: 01/29/2016 | Nation & World

Know your beers: A craft brew language primer

If you’re looking to become part of the thriving beer scene, it can be a lot of fun. But it can also be intimidating. Here is an informal primer to get you up to speed.

Date: 01/24/2016 | Life

Beer of the week: Dark Persuasion, Icicle Brewing Company

Dark PersuasionIcicle Brewing Company, LeavenworthStyle: German Chocolate Cake Ale, or porterStats: 6.5 percent ABV, 22 IBUAvailable: Year-round, 22-ounce bottles

Date: 01/24/2016 | Hops & Sips

Beers lovers: It’s worth a trip to B.C. to sample their brews

When it comes to the Pacific Northwest and craft beer culture, Seattle and Portland, Oregon, get all the pub. Even burgeoning craft beer hotspots like Hood River, Oregon, and Spokane get plenty of good words thrown their way.

Date: 01/17/2016 | Hops & Sips

Universities tap into craft beer growth by offering classes

MONTPELIER, Vt. — With an explosion in growth in the craft beer industry over the last decade, it’s not enough to simply have a passion for brewing and beer when it comes to starting a brewery or working for one as the industry gets more competitive.

Date: 01/10/2016 | Life

Wine, spirits and beer calendar

EventsLake Chelan Alefest: The Lake Chelan 2016 Winterfest Alefest will host more than 20 craft breweries and cider producers Jan. 22 and 23. There will be more than 50 unique craft beers and ciders and live music. The alefest is 5 to 10...

Date: 01/08/2016 | Entertainment

‘The male-centric salon’

A Bothell spa for men features beer on tap ... and much more

Date: 01/05/2016 | Whats Up With That?

Luxury getaway

Enjoy posh hotel, explore all Bellingham has to offer

Date: 01/02/2016 | Life

Washington growers produce record hop crop

YAKIMA — Despite drought and a heat wave this summer, Washington growers produced a record 59.4 million pounds of hops this year.

Date: 12/30/2015 | Business Wire

Sound to Summit’s Monte Cristo converts a Belgian beer-hater

I don’t really like Belgians.

Date: 12/27/2015 | Hops & Sips

Former Olympia Brewery property sold for $4 million

TUMWATER — The former Olympia Brewery property in Tumwater has been sold for $4 million.The buyer, Tumwater Development LLC of Anaheim California, registered as a corporation in Washington on Dec. 14.

Date: 12/26/2015 | Northwest

Beer lovers paradise

Even beer skeptics will find something to love in Bend

Date: 12/26/2015 | Life

Budweiser buys Colorado’s Breckenridge Brewery

DENVER — One of Colorado’s largest and oldest craft breweries is promising beer lovers that nothing will change even though it’s being bought by beer giant Anheuser-Busch, a brand many of them love to hate.

Date: 12/24/2015 | Business Wire

Make alcohol zone mandatory

Among the scores of solutions outlined as part of the Everett Community Streets Initiative that are being implemented and given further study was the creation of alcohol impact areas within the city that would limit the sale of beverages that sell the punch of high alcohol content at...

Date: 12/23/2015 | Editorials

Where to enjoy a drink this weekend and beyond

Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl: Downtown Snohomish bars and businesses are hosting an Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Dec. 19. Prizes will be awarded to the individuals and couples with the “ugliest” Christmas sweater. Participating businesses include: Skip Rock Distillers,...

Date: 12/18/2015 | Hops & Sips

Good things to drink on a wintery walk

This time of year, taking a stroll, whether it's to find the perfect tree or to spy mighty eagles, is a great way...

Date: 12/06/2015 | Hops & Sips

Bud Weisser cited in trespassing at Budweiser

ST. LOUIS — St. Louis police said the Budweiser brewery got an unwelcome visit from a man with a memorable name.Nineteen-year-old Bud Weisser was cited for trespassing and resisting arrest. Police said he was found in a secured area of the brewery Thursday evening.

Date: 12/04/2015 | Off the Wire

Where to enjoy a drink this weekend and beyond

EventsWildwood Spirits opens: Wildwood Spirits Co. Distillery and Tasting Room will host its grand opening Dec. 4 at its location at 19116 Beardslee Boulevard, Suite 102, Bothell. Wildwood Spirits is run by head distiller Erik Liedholm and...

Date: 12/04/2015 | Hops & Sips

‘Drinking in America’ shows how our history was shaped while under the influence

“Drinking in America: Our Secret History”Susan Cheever, Twelve, $28

Date: 12/03/2015 | Hops & Sips

Holiday gift ideas

What to buy the food lover in your life this Christmas

Date: 11/29/2015 | Life

Angel of the Winds opens first tribal brewery in Washington

Arlington's Angel of the Winds Casino, which is owned by the Stillaguamish Tribe, opened Washington's first tribally owned and operated craft brewery this past week, according to a press release.Angel's Tap House Brewery will be brewing its own beer and baking artisan pizzas...

Date: 11/27/2015 | Hops & Sips

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