Hops and Sips

America’s favorite wine is well-represented in the Northwest

Chardonnay is, and continues to be, America’s favorite wine. Of course, California leads the way, and with 675,000 tons crushed in last fall’s harvest, chardonnay… Continue reading

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

Snohomish Wine Festival: Taste wines from more than 30 local wineries at the Snohomish Wine Festival on March 3 at Thomas Family Farms, 9010 Marsh… Continue reading

Marysville brewer ages winter beer in Arlington distiller’s barrels

Whitewall creates two whiskey barrel-aged versions of its Winter Wonderland beer.

Oregon has retained its laser focus on bottling pinot noir

The red grape is famous in France’s Burgundy region and Northern California’s Russian River Valley.

Everett’s The Independent Beer Bar turns 2

The brewery’s anniversary party will begin at 4 p.m. and last until midnight.

Beer of the Week: Hazy IPA, 4-Ways

Four Snohomish breweries decided to brew a single malt hazy IPA made with four different hops.

Defunct brewers collaborate on five all-star beers

The new brews will be pouring at SnoTown Brewing during the Washington Beer Open House on Feb. 24.

Snohomish County booze-related events

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

Barnard Griffin’s award-winning rose is a wine to fall for

Looking for a bottle of vino to go with your Valentine’s Day weekend dinner? Think pink.

Beer of the Week: Scrappy Punk’s Dark English Lager

The Snohomish brewery’s English-inspired lager was created by a first-time brewer.

Snohomish County booze calendar

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

Beer of the Week: Lake Stevens Brewing’s Hard Monk Life

The Lake Stevens brewery brewed this Belgian dark strong ale just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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

Beer My Valentine at Lake Stevens Brewing: Enjoy chocolates, candies and beer at Lake Stevens Brewing’s Beer My Valentine event at 3 p.m. Feb. 10… Continue reading

Wahluke Slope fruit plays key role for Washington’s wineries

Nearly 10,000 acres of wine grapes are planted on along the slope known for perfectly ripened fruit.

Beer, wine, spirits: Snohomish County booze calendar

Washington Hop Mob Roadshow: The fourth annual Hop Mob, a 10-day celebration of triple IPAs, has events throughout Puget Sound over the next week. The… Continue reading

Washington’s first plantings of riesling predated statehood

It is now the No. 4 grape in the state, trailing cabernet sauvignon, merlot and chardonnay.

Beer of the Week: Sound to Summit’s Spinal Hop

The Snohomish brewery named its new triple IPA after a joke in the movie “This is Spinal Tap.”

New kombucha brewery and taproom opens in Arlington

GloryBucha is one of the first — if not the first — fermented tea bar in Snohomish County.

Beer of the Week: Beardslee Public House’s Ponderosa Pilsner

The Bothell brewery’s new brew was named via a customer naming contest. Travis Doyle was the winner.

Beer, wine, spirits: Snohomish County booze calendar

Winter Dram Spirits Festival 2018: Sample spirits from more than 25 distillers at this year’s Winter Dram Spirits Festival from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Jan.… Continue reading