Hops and Sips

Crucible Brewing to open 2nd taproom, brewery in Woodinville

The Everett brewpub has bought the former Twelve Bars Brewing’s assets to make and serve more beer.

Seven Oktoberfests to try in and around Snohomish County

Find your lederhosen: These Barviarian-themed beer festivals take place in September and October.

Beer of the Week: 5 Rights Brewing’s Fresh hop imperial IPA

The Marysville brewery named its beer Wobbly the Laborer after the Industrial Workers of the World.

Beer, wine, spirits: Snohomish County booze calendar

End of Summer Beer Garden Hog Roast: Seattle’s Ravenna Brewing is hosting Everett Crucible Brewing for an End of Summer Beer Garden Hog Roast from… Continue reading

Interest in GSM blends percolating in the Pacific Northwest

We’re likely to see more of this red style of wine made with grenache, syrah and mourvedre grapes.

Spada Farmhouse Brewery is moving to downtown Snohomish

Owner John Spada says the brewery’s turn-of-the-century barn off Spada Road is too cold in winter.

Upper Left Beerfest raises a glass to the area’s good taste

The new beer and music event, downtown this weekend, replaces the Everett Craft Beer Festival.

Beer, wine and spirits: Snohomish County booze calendar

Chuckanut collaboration release at Special Brews: Lynnwood’s Special Brews taps a special collaboration beer brewed by Bellingham’s Chuckanut Brewery at 5 p.m. Sept. 15 at… Continue reading

Beers of the Week: A look at 10 Upper Left Beerfest brews

On tap at the fest A look at 10 of the beers from local brewers at this weekend’s Upper Left Beerfest. About To Go Down… Continue reading

Interest in syrah grows throughout Oregon wine industry

We tend to think of Oregon as pinot noir country, and that is richly deserved. The recent 2016 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Census Report showed… Continue reading

This contest-winning cocktail tells a hard-to-put-down story

The way AJ Temple sees it, every cocktail tells a story. He also believes his Temple Distilling gins are the perfect main character for a… Continue reading

Beer of the Week: Decibel Brewing’s Total Harmonic Distortion

Total Harmonic Distortion Decibel Brewing, Bothell Style: Double IPA Stats: 8.6 percent ABV, 100 IBU Available: On tap at the brewery. My thoughts: Decibel Brewing… Continue reading

Beer of the Week: Watts Brewing’s Gin-barrel Imperial Kolsch

Gin-barrel Imperial Kolsch Watts Brewing, Bothell Style: German-style Barleywine Stats: 8.7 percent ABV, 50 IBU Available: On tap at the brewery’s anniversary party at The… Continue reading

Beer, wine and spirits: Snohomish County booze calendar

Whitewall Brewing tasting: Monroe’s Route 2 Taproom is hosting Marysville’s Whitewall Brewing from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at the taproom, 19837 U.S. 2.… Continue reading

Beer of the Week: Middleton Brewing’s Blood Orange Triple IPA

Blood Orange Triple IPA Middleton Brewing, Everett Style: Triple IPA Stats: 10.2 percent ABV, 104 IBU Available: On tap at the brewery. My thoughts: It’s… Continue reading

Beer, wine and spirits: Snohomish County booze calendar

All-American Mash Up whiskey tasting: Tulalip Resort Casino sommelier Tom Thompson is hosting the Taste of Tulalip All-American Mash Up whiskey tasting from 6 to… Continue reading

Old Man Brewing in Snohomish makes beer at the push of a button

From dishwasher to owner, Barry Galen has been working in the restaurant industry for more than 40 years. So when he decided to open a… Continue reading

Red Mountain home to some of the state’s most famous vineyards

Red Mountain, a little hill on the eastern edge of the Yakima Valley, has fast become the premiere location for growing red… Continue reading

Beer, wine and spirits: Snohomish County booze calendar

Worthy Brewing tasting: The Collective on Tap is hosting Bend’s Worthy Brewing for a tasting at 5 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Woodinville taproom, 17802… Continue reading

Beer of the Week: New England-style IPA for total solar eclipse

Total Eclipse of the Wort Lazy Boy Brewing, Everett Style: New England-style IPA Stats: 7.1 percent ABV, 65 IBU Available: On tap at the brewery.… Continue reading