Hops and Sips

Snohomish County booze calendar

Will Run for Beer: Everett’s At Large Brewing is hosting a 5K run-walk along the Everett waterfront from 7 to 10 p.m. June 30. There… Continue reading

Viognier continues to seduce Washington state’s winemakers

Viognier ranks among the most maddening and confounding grapes. It is difficult to grow, and it is equally difficult to make into a balanced and… Continue reading

Beer of the Week: A Belgian golden ale from Justice Brewing

Twenty Justice Brewing, Everett Style: Belgian golden ale Stats: 8.2 percent ABV Available: In 12-ounce cans at Sno-Isle Food Coop and on tap at the… Continue reading

Grenache shines at Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition

Victor Palencia, a wunderkind of the Washington wine industry, paced the fifth annual Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition with five gold medals,… Continue reading

Marysville’s 5 Rights named Small Brewery of the Year

For a brewery that is scheduled to move to a new, much-larger space in a few months, Marysville’s 5 Rights Brewing sure picked a great… Continue reading

Snohomish County booze calendar

Diamond Knot beer tasting: Lynnwood’s Total Wine and More hosts Mukilteo’s Diamond Knot Brewing for a beer tasting from 4 to 7 p.m. June 23… Continue reading

An Everett brewer’s perspective on Washington Brewer’s Festival

By Nate McLaughlin / Special to The Herald What year is it and how many breweries are in Washington now? It’s 2017 and there are… Continue reading

Beer of the Week: McMenamins’ SuperSonic Pale Ale

SuperSonic Pale Ale McMenamins Breweries-Anderson School, Bothell Style: Pale Ale Stats: 5.8 percent ABV, 41 IBU Available: Pouring at this weekend’s Washington Brewer’s Festival. My… Continue reading

P.F. Chang’s restaurant to feature Washington wines nationwide

One of Washington’s largest wine producers has teamed up with a nationwide chain of restaurants to produce a set of wines to pair with its… Continue reading

Snohomish County booze calendar

Beer & BBQ Father’s Day: Treat Dad to some tasty ales and great barbecue from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 17 at Farm to… Continue reading

Beer of the Week: Scuttlebutt summer-style IPA Charlie Noble

Charlie Noble Scuttlebutt Brewing, Everett Style: Summer-style IPA Stats: 4.6 percent ABV, 53 IBU Available: Six packs of 12-ounce bottles, 22-ounce bottles at the brewery,… Continue reading

Signature wine: Cabernet sauvignon is king in Washington state

King Cab is all the rage, and the noble grape of France’s Bordeaux region has found the Pacific Northwest to be a hospitable environment. In… Continue reading

Snohomish County booze calendar

Hop and Hound turns 3: Bothell’s The Hop and Hound is teaming up with Bothell’s Watts Brewing to brew a one-off IPA for the taproom’s… Continue reading

Meet four players in burgeoning Snohomish beer scene

Related: Snohomish has developed a major craft beer scene over past year Snohomish brewers are a tight-knit bunch. Early on, when Bryant Castle and David… Continue reading

Snohomish has developed a major craft beer scene

Bend, Oregon, sits in close proximity to the wilderness. With outdoor activities like rock… Continue reading

Beers of the Week: Not one, but three Snohomish craft brews

Beers of the Week: Not one, but three Snohomish craft brews

Cabernet franc emerges from big brother cabernet sauvignon’s shadow

Cabernet franc is often thought of as sort of a little brother to king cabernet sauvignon. Where one is planted, you’ll typically find the other.… Continue reading

Snohomish County booze calendar

Totally Rad 80s Prom Gone Bad at Skookum: Arlington’s Skookum Brewery, 17925 59th Ave. NE, is hosting a murder mystery party from 5 to 8… Continue reading

Whitewall Brewing IPA honors the late Cortez Kennedy

Whitewall Brewing owners Sean Wallner and Aaron Wight are both huge Seahawks fans, so when they were looking for a name for their newest creation… Continue reading