Hops and Sips

Snohomish County booze calendar

Anderson Summer School Brewfest: The inaugural Anderson Summer School Brewfest is from noon to 10 p.m. July 29 at McMenamins Anderson School, 18607 Bothell Way… Continue reading

New beer festival at McMenamins Anderson School in Bothell

After five years, the Everett Craft Beer Festival was effectively shut down earlier this year, meaning that Snohomish County lost its largest beerfest. In its… Continue reading

Remote Wahluke Slope attracting more attention for its wine

The Wahluke Slope is a dusty, often forgotten corner of Washington wine country. In reality, it is the backbone of the Washington wine… Continue reading

Snohomish family brewery to open a taproom just down the road

It takes time to make sour beer. Time for the beer to rest in barrels and let the wild yeasts and bacteria interact with it… Continue reading

Snohomish County booze calendar

Arlington Brew Fest: Nearly 20 breweries, including Diamond Knot Craft Brewing, will be featured at this year’s Arlington Brew Fest from 4 to 9 p.m.… Continue reading

Beer of the Week: Spada Farmhouse’s sour ale Cervoise d’Emily

Cervoise d’Emily Spada Farmhouse Brewery, Snohomish Style: Barrel-aged sour Stats: 6.8 percent ABV Available: On tap at Trail’s End Taphouse, Josh’s Taps and Caps, Fred’s… Continue reading

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Bremerton Summer Brewfest: The seventh annual Bremerton Summer Brewfest is a two-day event on the Bremerton waterfront July 14-15. More than 30 breweries will be… Continue reading

Washington riesling not just a Chateau Ste. Michelle thing

When most folks hear “riesling” and “Washington” in the same sentence, they might automatically insert “Chateau Ste. Michelle.” And there would be nothing wrong with… Continue reading

Malbec a glowing example of red under Columbia Valley’s sunshine

Malbec has become a key variety in Washington wine country the past decade or so, producing some of the most remarkable and stylish reds in… Continue reading

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Seattle International Beerfest: Enjoy more than 200 beers from around the world at the Seattle International Beerfest July 7-9 at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion, 305… Continue reading

Beer of the Week: Sound to Summit’s Top Secret: Kentucky Common

Top Secret: Kentucky Common Sound to Summit Brewing, Snohomish Style: Kentucky common Stats: 5.1 percent ABV, 17 IBU Available: On tap at the brewery My… Continue reading

Sample Snohomish beers on new Saturday brewery tour

He goes by Vegas, but he’s Snohomish through and through. Vince “Vegas” Applin, who moved to the Pacific Northwest from Vegas nearly 20 years ago,… Continue reading

Beer of the Week: 5 Right’s 2nd Anniversary Celebration Saison

2nd Anniversary Celebration Saison 5 Rights Brewing, Marysville Style: Blueberry pomegranate saison Stats: 5.8 percent ABV, 23 IBU Available: On tap at the brewery and… Continue reading

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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

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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