Hops and Sips

Beer of the Week: Lost Canoe Brewing’s Peanut Butter Porter

This Snohomish brewery’s porter sweetened with peanut butter extract has become a customer favorite.

Beer, wine, spirits: Snohomish County booze calendar

Whitewall at Brown Lantern: Anacortes’ The Brown Lantern is hosting Marysville’s Whitewall Brewing for a tasting from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 8 at the… Continue reading

Pinot gris overtakes chardonnay as top white grape of Oregon

With over 15,000 tons harvested in 2015, pinot gris is even more dominant in the neighboring state.

This year’s Snohomish Brewfest will be at Thomas Family Farm

The seventh annual beer festival and fundraiser for the Snohomish Senior Center has moved to a farm.

Beer of the Week: Celebrate Oktoberfest with these 5 brews

Langley’s Double Bluff is celebrating its second anniversary and October’s end with German-style beer.

Beer, wine, spirits: Snohomish County booze calendar

Crux Brewing tasting: Monroe’s Harry’s on Tye is hosting Bend’s Crux Brewing for a brewers night from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at the… Continue reading

Boo and beer events celebrate Halloween in Snohomish County

There’s concerts, costume contests and “trick or drink” fun at breweries and bottleshops this weekend.

Why syrah continues to rise in popularity in Washington state

It’s the Evergreen State’s third-most popular red grape, after cabernet sauvignon and merlot.

Beer and cupcakes: Snohomish brewer, baker form unlikely duo

Pacific Northwest Cupcakes uses SnoTown’s brews to make beer-infused sweet treats.

Snohomish brewer flavors beer with chilies from mom’s back yard

Beer of the Week: Smoked rye forms sturdy foundation for SnoTown’s well-balanced Loose Rooster.

Beer, wine, spirits: Snohomish County booze calendar

Dash to Diamond Knot: Flying Unicorn Racing is teaming up with Mukilteo’s Diamond Knot Brewing to host Dash to Diamond Knot Oktoberfest 5K, 10K and… Continue reading

Woodward Canyon Winery continues to weave masterpieces

Owner Rick Small uses grapes from vines he used when he made wine in his back yard in the 1970s.

Beer of the Week: Scuttlebutt Brewing’s raspberry and lemon ale

The Mad Kraut has a tart twang on the finish and tastes like a Belgian beer kissed a berry lemonade.

Beer, wine, spirits: Snohomish County booze calendar

Monroe Oktoberfest: Enjoy bingo, brats and beer at the Monroe Oktoberfest at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at the East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River… Continue reading

Bothell is the place to be for a craft beer this weekend

Take your pick: There are five beer-related events on Friday and Saturday in and around Bothell.

Oregon pinot gris tops Great Northwest Wine invite judging

Pike Road Pinot Gris won best of Show in the 2017 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition.

Beer of the Week: Bale Breaker Brewing’s Citra Slicker

This wet hop IPA was named the winner in the IPA category at last year’s Fresh Hop Ale Festival.

Beer, wine, spirits: Snohomish County booze calendar

Brew &Cider Fest: The Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Brew &Cider Fest from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 6 at… Continue reading

Walla Walla winery has a reputation for wonderful white wines

L’Ecole No. 41, the third-oldest winery in Walla Walla Valley, bucks the area’s red-wine reputation.

Ancient Lakes important for Washington state’s white wines

The region named for its pothole lakes grows great chardonnay, riesling and sauvignon blanc grapes.