Hops and Sips

Ultimate list: Here are the top 15 beers of Snohomish County

These are the 15 the most interesting, iconic and best tasting craft beers in the county.


At Large Brewing declares an ‘IPA crisis’ in Everett

The brewery is selling too much IPA — so much that it can’t keep enough of the popular beer on tap.


Beer, wine, spirits: Where to grab a drink in Snohomish County

Star Leaf release party: Bothell’s Decibel Brewing will hold a release party…


Wild Goose soars again: B.C. wine tops Cascadia Wine Competition

Wild Goose Vineyards in British Columbia won best of show at the sixth annual wine competition.

Beer, wine, spirits: Where to grab a drink in Snohomish County

Corks & Kegs at EvCC: The annual Lake Stevens Rotary Club’s fundraiser Corks & Kegs is from 6 to 9 p.m. April 14 at Everett… Continue reading

GSM: Red blend among Washington’s most interesting wines

The red Rhône varieties of grenache, syrah and mourvedre make for a fascinating blended wine.

Area’s two loves — craft coffee and brews — converge at bar

Timber Monster Brewing Co. is a java and beer bar along Main Street in Sultan.

Neighboring beer-maker buys Snohomish’s first craft brewer

Lost Canoe has purchased Sound to Summit, whose owners also are health care practitioners.

Where to get a drink calendar

Skagit Beer Week: The second annual Skagit Valley Malting Showcase is April 7 at Farmstrong Brewing and features beers brewed with local malts from 10… Continue reading

Yakima Valley remains cradle of Washington wine

At 709,000 acres, it became the state’s first federally recognized viticultural area in 1983.

Here’s what it takes to make top-rated Northwest wine

Only 1 in 10 wines earn Great Northwest Wine’s top rating — and it depends upon myriad aspects.

Drink this: Milkshake beer is the next evolution in hazy IPAs

Most milkshake IPAs have a juicy flavor, fruity aroma and a thick mouthfeel.

Beer, wine, spirits: Where to grab a drink in Snohomish County

Fort George Brewing tasting: Monroe’s Harry’s on Tye is hosting Astoria’s Fort George Brewing for a tasting at 5 p.m. March 30 at the taproom,… Continue reading

After long search, public house finds a home in Snohomish

For more than two years, Scott and Loni Wetzel tried and failed to open Center Public House.

Beer, wine, spirits: Where to grab a drink in Snohomish County

Foggy Noggin 8th Anniversary: Bothell’s Foggy Noggin Brewing, 22329 53rd Ave. SE, Bothell, is hosting a weekend of events and releasing its 2018 Anniversary Ale… Continue reading

State’s merlot second only to cabernet sauvignon

The red grapes grown in Washington make a sturdy wine, with tannin structures that often rival cab.

Beer, wine, spirits: Where to grab a drink in Snohomish County

Sumerian Brewing tasting: Lynnwood’s Total Wine & More is hosting Woodinville’s Sumerian Brewing for a tasting from 4 to 7 p.m. March 16 at the… Continue reading

Here are 7 locally made beers to try for this St. Patrick’s Day

Sound to Summit in Snohomish made one of the brews especially for Shawn O’Donnell’s restaurants.

Walla Walla nearly as famous for its grapes as for its wines

More than 130 wineries call the valley home, making it a destination for wine tourists.

Drink This! Wildwood whiskey aged 2 years worth the wait

Wildwood Spirits Co. in Bothell has released a new wheated bourbon called The Dark Door.