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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

Great beer and music

Scuttlebutt, EMI team up for 10 Below Show Saturday

Date: 11/27/2015 | Hops & Sips

This holiday season, keep your drinks just right

Whether you’re camping, tailgating or just sitting in front of an outdoor fire, having a temperature-controlled cup is a good thing. The Yeti Rambler Lowball, which is made from stainless steel and holds 10 ounces, keeps coffee piping hot and cocktails nice and cool with specially designed...

Date: 11/25/2015 | Hops & Sips

Diamond Knot giving back this Thanksgiving

Both Diamond Knot locations will prepare and serve a dinner to the families of Esther’s Place this Thanksgiving.For more details, here’s a press release from Diamond Knot:Diamond Knot Craft Brewing cooks, serves Thanksgiving dinner to the homeless

Date: 11/23/2015 | Hops & Sips

Not Your Father’s Ginger Ale hitting shelves in time for Thanksgiving

Small Town Brewery, which made a name for itself with its wildly successful Not Your Father’s Hard Root Beer, recently announced the launch of Not Your Father’s Ginger Ale, a gruit-inspired botanical beer brewed with...

Date: 11/22/2015 | Hops & Sips

Where to enjoy a drink this weekend and beyond

Skagit Wine and Beer Festival: Drink wines, beers and spirits from regions throughout Washington at the fourth annual Skagit Wine and Beer Festival Nov. 21 at the Best Western Plus Skagit Valley Inn & Convention Center. General admission is from 4 to 8 p.m., with VIP hour from...

Date: 11/20/2015 | Hops & Sips

Brewing dreams

Childhood friends open Crucible Brewing in Everett

Date: 11/15/2015 | Hops & Sips

Crucible’s double IPA has that cat pee smell, and that’s a good thing

Crucible Brewing is the newest brewery in Everett, which isn't saying a lot since Everett has a surprisingly small amount of new breweries for being in the middle of a craft-beer-crazy landscape.So whenever I hear new brewery and Everett in the same sentence, I know I need...

Date: 11/15/2015 | Hops & Sips

How do you smuggle Heineken into Saudi Arabia?

Legally, alcohol is banned in Saudi Arabia. In reality, however, there are people in the country who drink.If you're wondering how exactly they actually get that alcohol, consider the multiple reports in the Saudi press Thursday that describe how the Saudi authorities at the...

Date: 11/12/2015 | Off the Wire

Lagunitas teams up with indie band for benefit concerts in Seattle, Bellingham

Brooklyn band Lucius and California brewery Lagunitas Brewing are teaming up to help non-profits in the Pacific Northwest.

Date: 11/11/2015 | Hops & Sips

Warm summer boosts Heineken beer sales in Europe

Associated PressAMSTERDAM — Dutch brewer Heineken said warm summer weather in Europe helped increase beer sales in the third quarter, while tough market conditions led to a drop in sales volume in Russia.

Date: 10/29/2015 | Business Wire

Get beer home safe and sound

So, you’ve just purchased a growler full of glorious grog and it hits you: you rode your bike to the brewery. What to do? Well, the folks at Growler Cage have you covered. Growler cages can be affixed to bikes where usually water bottle cages would go — who...

Date: 10/25/2015 | Hops & Sips

Local breweries pouring at Snohomish Brewfest

The fifth annual Snohomish Brewfest is this weekend and it features some great Snohomish County breweries pouring some of their best beers.The brewfest will be held at the Snohomish Event Center, 1011 Second Street, Snohomish, and will have three sessions, starting at 6 p.m.

Date: 10/21/2015 | Hops & Sips

Worth the wait

Scuttlebutt's Barrel-aged Scotch Ale is a keeper

Date: 10/16/2015 | Hops & Sips

Sample brews Saturday at second annual Bothell Beer Fest

When it comes to beer, there’s quite a buzz going on in Bothell.

Date: 10/16/2015 | Hops & Sips

Peter Troedsson, Bothell assistant city manager, talks beer, boats and bad grammar

The Bothell Beer Fest will take over downtown Bothell for the second straight year Saturday, and no one was more instrumental in starting the beer fest than Bothell assistant city manager Peter Troedsson.Troedsson, who spent 30 years in the United States Coast Guard, was...

Date: 10/13/2015 | The Chat

California craft beer brewers balance drafts and drought

FALLBROOK, Calif. — Amid severe drought, the water board in this Southern California town imposed restrictions on Fallbrook Brewing Co., just as the tiny brewer doubled capacity to meet demand for its craft beers.

Date: 10/11/2015 | Business Wire

Longtime Seattle brewer heads up new brewery in Bothell

Drew Cluley's brewing career seems to be stuck in reverse.Cluley, the head brewer at the recently opened Beardslee Public House in Bothell, started his career on the 50-barrel system at Seattle's Pyramid Brewing in 1995. Since then, he's led brewing operations at Pike...

Date: 10/07/2015 | Hops & Sips

Samuel Adams’ Kosmic Mother Funk tour visits Pacific Northwest

The Kosmic Mother Funk tour is coming to the Pacific Northwest.But this tour isn't for fans of George Clinton. No, this is for fans of big, flavorful Belgian beers fermented in Hungarian oak barrels.For the second straight year, Samuel Adams is touring its

Date: 10/04/2015 | Hops & Sips

Local beer winners from the Washington State Fair

Here’s a look at the local winners from the Agriculture/Horticulture Department’s Beer and Wine Making contest at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup.

Date: 10/03/2015 | Hops & Sips

Dispatches from GABF

American Brewing's Adam Frantz writes about his experience

Date: 10/02/2015 | Hops & Sips

Great beer and food makes NYP a good hangout

It’s a happening place.As soon as you step inside NYP Bar & Grill, you can feel the energy.There are TVs everywhere, digital tap beer lists, lots of tables and a steady hum of chatter. Not loud chatter. Fun chatter.

Date: 10/02/2015 | Entertainment

A perfectly balanced 'Punkin' Ale for autumn

Head to the beer aisle at any grocery store or bottleshop this time of month and you'll see lots of orange.Pumpkin stouts, pumpkin ales, pumpkin ciders. It's all there.But for me the benchmark is Dogfish Head's

Date: 10/01/2015 | Hops & Sips

Arlington hosts 1st annual Viking Fest and Pub Tour

The City of Arlington is hosting its first annual Viking Fest and Pub Tour on Oct. 3.

Date: 10/01/2015 | Entertainment

Pumpkin Fest!

Everett's Middleton Brewing hosts Pumpkin Fest! on Saturday

Date: 09/30/2015 | Hops & Sips

Foggy Noggin teams with HopVine to brew two beers

The guys at Bothell’s Foggy Noggin Brewing has teamed up with Seattle’s HopVine Pub owner Bob Brenlin and staff member Zach Mertens to brew a couple of beers in celebration of the pub’s 20th...

Date: 09/30/2015 | Hops & Sips

Where to enjoy a drink this weekend and beyond

EventsInland Northwest Craft Beer Festival: Oct 2 and 3, Avista Stadium in Spokane. The festival features 30 craft breweries pouring more than 100 beers. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Admission includes a commemorative...

Date: 09/30/2015 | Hops & Sips

Artists bring whimsy to McMenamins entertainment complex in Bothell

BOTHELL — There's magic in McMenamin land."The excitement and electricity in the air is quite palpable," said longtime McMenamins artist Olivia Behm, at Bothell's historic Anderson School. "You start feeling it on the construction site."

Date: 09/30/2015 | Business

Beer, sausage, music and more at Everett Sausage Fest this weekend

The 38th annual Everett Sausage Festival, a family oriented fair centered around a Bavarian theme, kicks off Friday and runs through the weekend. There will be a traditional Bavarian food, beer and entertainment. Admission to the festival is free.

Date: 09/29/2015 | Hops & Sips

For every saison: Trying Whitewall’s newest creation

Some people have to have the latest Apple “i” gadget as soon as it’s on the market. Some people have to have the latest car, motorcycle or drone. Some people have to watch every Kurt Sutter television series from the day it launches. It seems like most people need to always have the latest and...

Date: 09/27/2015 | Hops & Sips

Marysville’s Whitewall Brewing increases brewing capacity

It’s been quite a year for Sean Wallner and Aaron Wight, owners and co-head brewers at Whitewall Brewing.

Date: 09/27/2015 | Hops & Sips

A six-pack taste test of the last of the summers

The last day of summer was Tuesday, a bright and beautiful Pacific Northwest day. It's been gray ever since. So I decided to pick myself up. I headed to my favorite bottleshop, Norm's Market in Lake...

Date: 09/26/2015 | Hops & Sips

Where to enjoy a drink this weekend and beyond

EventsOktoberfest release party: Snohomish brewery Sound to Summit Brewing will release Alpenglow, an Oktoberfest lager, at noon Sept. 26 at the brewery, 1830 Bickford Ave Suite 111, Snohomish. There will also be bratwurst and sausage...

Date: 09/25/2015 | Hops & Sips

Spotlight on local beer, spirits at inaugural Carleton Farms Brew Fest

The inaugural Carleton Farms Brew Fest will shine a light on a number of local breweries and distilleries this weekend, and one brewery from nearly 500 miles away.

Date: 09/23/2015 | Hops & Sips

Schack-toberfest begins Thursday with Beer & Brat Night

EVERETT — The Schack wants to get young adults involved in the activities of the art center, and Beer & Brat Night during Schack-toberfest has been a good draw.

Date: 09/23/2015 | Entertainment

What's pouring at the Carleton Farms Brew Fest

The inaugural Carleton Farms Brew Fest is noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 26 and 27 at Carelton Farms. the brew fest will feature a beer garden with beers from local breweries Whiskey Ridge Brewing, Lazy Boy Brewing, At Large Brewing and 5 Rights Brewing. Also Cabinet Mountain Brewing...

Date: 09/22/2015 | Hops & Sips

American Brewing, Scuttlebutt send beers to GABF

Edmonds' American Brewing Company is headed back to Denver this week for the largest beer festival in the U.S.American head brewer Adam Frantz and assistant brewer Joe Selbert will be traveling to Colorado to represent the brewery at the Great American Beer Festival from...

Date: 09/20/2015 | Hops & Sips

Thousands flock to Munich’s Oktoberfest

The beer is flowing again at Munich’s fabled Oktoberfest.Mayor Dieter Reiter inserted the tap into the first keg Saturday with two blows of his hammer and the cry of “O’zapft is!” — “It’s tapped!”

Date: 09/20/2015 | Nation & World

Inspired by employee, Diamond Knot donates money to fire efforts

Diamond Knot Craft Brewing is donating money to the North-Central Washington Fire Relief Fund after one of its kitchen workers, Cody Chrisman, returned recently from helping the firefighting cause eastern and central Washington.According to a press release, Chrisman, a...

Date: 09/18/2015 | Hops & Sips

Have a pint

New Snohomish brewery's grand opening is Saturday

Date: 09/18/2015 | Hops & Sips

Our favorite ciders from this year's Cider Summit Seattle

I was fortunate enough to attend Cider Summit Seattle for the second consecutive year last weekend. Like last year, the mood was festive and engaging. Many of the cidermakers were on hand to chat about their ciders and discuss what set them apart from the competition.As I...

Date: 09/16/2015 | Hops & Sips

Merger could give 1 firm control of a third of world’s beer

The world’s two biggest beer behemoths are considering the largest megamerger in brewing history, after Budweiser giant Anheuser-Busch InBev said Wednesday it had pitched a takeover of SABMiller, its chief rival.

Date: 09/16/2015 | Business Wire

Nano Night at The Local features a number of local breweries

Bellingham Beer Week is upon us and some local nano breweries are heading north to take part in the festivities.

Date: 09/14/2015 | Hops & Sips

Bass and beer event to go on in Ferry County after wildfires

Ferry County businesses are putting a punishing wildfire season behind them by repeating what may be the closest thing to a complete fishing tournament weekend:

Date: 09/14/2015 | Hops & Sips

Beer awards from the Evergreen State Fair

Here’s a look at the results from The Evergreen State Fair beverages competition. Overall 131 beers were entered and judged by a panel of five judges:

Date: 09/10/2015 | Hops & Sips

Lazy Boy Brewing makes big changes to its flagship IPA

After nine years, Everett’s Lazy Boy Brewing is changing its IPA.

Date: 09/09/2015 | Hops & Sips

All things beer

Beer writer's new book, 'The Beer Bible,' covers everything beer

Date: 09/06/2015 | Hops & Sips

American Brewing hosts ‘Fill the Truck’ event to help wildfire victims

Edmonds’ American Brewing Company is hosting a “Fill the Truck” event on Sept. 10 at the brewery in support of the families that have been displaced by the recent wildfires and the firefighters fighting them in eastern Washington.

Date: 09/04/2015 | Hops & Sips

Beer at an appropriate pace

River Time Brewing opens new space in downtown Darrington

Date: 09/04/2015 | Hops & Sips

Anchor all jazzed up

Everett pub transforms into classy music venue

Date: 09/03/2015 | Entertainment

A taste and some thoughts on the hard root beer craze

The hard root beer craze is in high gear.

Date: 08/28/2015 | Hops & Sips

Scuttlebutt unplugged

Everett brewery brews beer to support radio station KEXP

Date: 08/26/2015 | Hops & Sips

Aaron Swaney's favorite beers from the Everett Craft Beer Fest

Here’s a look at the beers I tried at Saturday’s Everett Craft Beer Fest. For those concerned at the number of beers here, some of the beers I only had a sip.

Date: 08/18/2015 | Hops & Sips

David Krueger's highlights from Everett Craft Beer Fest

Eds. note: Herald writers Aaron Swaney and David Krueger attended the Everett Craft Beer Fest on Saturday. Here are David's thoughts after the day (at least those he can remember):

Date: 08/17/2015 | Hops & Sips

Toppling Goliath brewery puts Decorah, Iowa, on the beer map

Eds. note: Toppling Goliath is one of the highest rated breweries in the U.S. Chicago Tribune’s Josh Noel recently wrote a story about the huge brewery in the tiny Iowa town. By Josh NoelChicago Tribune

Date: 08/16/2015 | Hops & Sips

Head to the hills

There's still time for summer days in the upper Sky Valley

Date: 08/15/2015 | Life

Video shows progress on McMenamins' Anderson School hotel/pub

The McMenamins Anderson School isn't supposed to open for another two months, but another behind-the-scenes video popped up online recently. 

Date: 08/13/2015 | Hops & Sips

Beer-fest high tech

Meet the flavor-infusing organoleptic hop transducer module

Date: 08/13/2015 | Hops & Sips

Beer notes: Skookum bottles Amber's Hot Friend

Skookum Brewery recently started bottling its wildly popular Amber's Hot Friend amber ale in 12-ounce bottles.Amber's Hot Friend, which is available in six packs at most local bottleshops and some...

Date: 08/12/2015 | Hops & Sips

A nod to Bothell's past

A historian shapes McMenamins' new hotel

Date: 08/12/2015 | Business

A brewer In The Shadows

He'll be pouring at the Everett Craft Beer Fest

Date: 08/11/2015 | Hops & Sips

Bothell’s new Beardslee Public House opens tonight

John Howie’s new Beardslee Public House, a new brewery and restaurant in Bothell, is opening its doors Aug. 10 at The Village at Beardslee Crossing shopping center, 19116 Beardslee Boulevard, Bothell, according to a press release.

Date: 08/10/2015 | Hops & Sips

Sno Town Brewing opens this weekend in Snohomish

Sno Town Brewing is holding its grand opening this weekend at its new space at 511 2nd Ave, Snohomish. Sno Town will be open 4 to 9 p.m. Friday and 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday. 

Date: 08/07/2015 | Hops & Sips

Beers I'm looking forward to the most at this year's Everett Craft Beer Fest

The fourth annual Everett Craft Beer Festival is next Saturday. Here's a look at the 10 — plus an encore — beers I'm most looking forward to tasting (Here's the full lineup for...

Date: 08/07/2015 | Hops & Sips

Summer Meltdown takes over Darrington

DARRINGTON — By now, the campground is filling up, but single-day tickets to the Summer Meltdown music festival still exist.So what day should you go to the Meltdown?

Date: 08/06/2015 | Entertainment

Beer fest lineup

A look at the 100 beers at this year's Everett Craft Beer Fest

Date: 08/05/2015 | Hops & Sips

Garage brewed

Marysville's 5 Rights Brewery makes beer in couple's garage

Date: 08/04/2015 | Hops & Sips

Get your beer or wine judged at Washington State Fair

Calling all homebrewers: The Washington State Fair is looking for beers to judge for this year's amateur beer and wine making contest.

Date: 08/03/2015 | Hops & Sips

Beer & music

Rock the Boat brings brews and bands to Everett on Saturday

Date: 07/30/2015 | Entertainment

Where to enjoy a drink this weekend and beyond

Cismontane arrives in Washington

Date: 07/29/2015 | Hops & Sips

American Brewing returning to Great American Beer Festival

The Great American Beer Festival announced its roster of nearly 750 breweries for the 2015 festival on Tuesday, and Edmonds' American Brewing Company is the lone...

Date: 07/28/2015 | Hops & Sips

Beers that rock

Scuttlebutt pouring hard-to-find beers at Rock the Boat event

Date: 07/27/2015 | Hops & Sips

Would you like a growler with that pizza?

Zeeks Pizza, the Seattle-based pizza restaurant, is opening a new location in Lynnwood.

Date: 07/17/2015 | Hops & Sips

Diamond Knot releases Beach House blonde to support firefighters fund

Mukilteo’s Diamond Knot Craft Brewing is releasing a special beer to raise funds for the Mukilteo Firefighters Benevolent Fund, according to a press release.

Date: 07/17/2015 | Hops & Sips

Darrington day trip

Things to do in the sleepy logging town

Date: 07/17/2015 | Life

Can Monroe become a beer mecca?

Today's story by Herald Writer Amy Nile on the new brewery Dreadnought Brewery puts forth the idea of Monroe becoming a craft beer mecca. 

Date: 07/16/2015 | Hops & Sips

Pabst Brewing to return to Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE — Pabst Brewing Co. is returning home to Milwaukee.The Los Angeles-based beer company said Wednesday it will open a new brewery on the site of its original Pabst Brewery in Milwaukee.

Date: 07/16/2015 | Business Wire

Big plans are brewing

Monroe hopes to tap into the ever-growing craft beer industry

Date: 07/16/2015 | Local News

Where to enjoy a drink this weekend and beyond

Bite of Seattle

Date: 07/15/2015 | Hops & Sips

Where to enjoy a drink this weekend and beyond

Seattle International Beerfest

Date: 07/10/2015 | Hops & Sips

Saluting the red, white and brew: ‘The Field Guide to Drinking in America’

Niki Ganong wants to help travelers drink better. In “The Field Guide to Drinking in America: A Traveler’s Handbook to State Liquor Laws,” the Portland, Oregon-based author talks up a seemingly dull topic: liquor laws.

Date: 07/04/2015 | Hops & Sips

Celebrity chef’s new book documents brewing with Edmonds’ brewery

Knowing that craft beer is a big hit in America, celebrity chef Simon Majumdar knew he needed a chapter on an American microbrewery for his new book project, a look at American food culture from an outsider.What better brewery to collaborate with than one named American...

Date: 07/03/2015 | Hops & Sips

Beer and barbecue joint to open in Monroe

A new family-friendly taproom and barbecue restaurant is holding a grand-opening celebration at 4:30 July 9 in Monroe.

Date: 07/02/2015 | Hops & Sips

Where to enjoy a drink this weekend and beyond

Crafts in the Draft: Tulalip Resort Casino is teaming up with renowned Northwest breweries for their Tuesday Tastings Crafts in the Draft. Flights of beer from the breweries will be paired with appetizers 7 to 9 p.m. on select Tuesdays in The Draft Sports Bar and Grill. Tickets are...

Date: 07/01/2015 | Hops & Sips

Video shows progress at McMenamins Anderson School

In April, Jim Davis, Herald Business Journal editor, took us inside the early phases of McMenamins' Anderson School project in Bothell. The Oregon-based company is renovating the historic junior high school into a quirky destination resort with a mix of beer, art and history.

Date: 06/30/2015 | Hops & Sips

This pod's for you!

Couple produces podcast show spotlighting local breweries

Date: 06/28/2015 | Hops & Sips

Scuttlebutt, EMI join for concert, beer event

The last time Everett’s Scuttlebutt Brewing and the Everett Music Initiative partnered up it was a rousing success, so the two decided to do it again.

Date: 06/26/2015 | Hops & Sips

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