Hops and Sips

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

Craft brewers’ friendships spawn Beer Collaboration Festival

When it comes to the craft beer community, competition is a dirty word. Sure, brewers love to sell a lot of beer and beating out… Continue reading

Walla Walla Valley continues to build its reputation with reds

During the past four decades, the Walla Walla Valley has earned its reputation as a top producer of red wines. It’s a curious development because… Continue reading

Contrary to movie ‘Sideways,’ merlot is straight-up delicious

It’s been 13 years since the movie “Sideways” told filmgoers to not drink merlot. It’s time to get over it. Merlot, especially in the Pacific… Continue reading

Beer of the Week: Old Rock Whistling Punk, banana hefeweizen

Old Rock Whistling Punk Dreadnought Brewing, Monroe Style: Hefeweizen Stats: 4.9 percent ABV, 8 IBU Available: On tap at the brewery, at the Kegs &Corks… Continue reading

New showcase: Sky Valley Corks Kegs Block Party in Monroe

Let’s call it proximity bias. It’s something that brewers around Snohomish County often talk about, referring to local beer drinkers preferring to imbibe on a… Continue reading

Snohomish County booze calendar

Rock the Boat 3: Scuttlebutt Brewing and Everett Music Initiative are hosting the third annual Rock the Boat music and beer festival from 4 to… Continue reading

Beer of the Week: Ale Spike’s MicRO Red, for regular customer

MicRO Red Ale Spike Bottles &Taps, Stanwood, and Camano Island Brewing, Camano Island Style: Session red ale Stats: 4.5 percent ABV, 40 IBU Available: On… Continue reading

Chardonnay a popular wine on both sides of the Columbia River

Chardonnay is by far the most popular wine in America, and in the Pacific Northwest, it also has strong support. In Washington, it is the… Continue reading

Snohomish County booze calendar

Hoppy Ales and Happy Tails: Stanwood’s Ale Spike Bottles and Taps is hosting a fundraiser for the NOAH Center from noon to 9 p.m. Aug.… Continue reading

Beer of the Week: Scuttlebutt Brewery’s Blackfish Stout

Blackfish Stout Scuttlebutt Brewing, Everett Style: Stout Stats: 7.8 percent ABV, 39 IBU Available: On tap at the brewery and in 22-ounce bottles at most… Continue reading