Hops and Sips

At Large Brewery celebrates one year on Everett’s waterfront

At Large Brewing owners Jim Weisweaver and Karen Larsen equate opening their taproom to having a child. You nurture it, you clean it, you keep… Continue reading

Beer of the Week: At Large Brewery’s The Chicago Typewriter

The Chicago Typewriter At Large Brewing Co., Everett Style: New England-style IPA Stats: 7.2 percent ABV Available: On tap at the brewery and later at… Continue reading

Northwest bargain whites offer refreshment on warmer days

By Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue, Great Northwest Wine With the arrival of sunny skies across the Pacific Northwest, it’s that time of year when… Continue reading

Where to get a drink in Snohomish County and beyond

Loowit Brewing tasting: Monroe’s Harry’s on Tye is hosting Vancouver’s Loowit Brewing from 5 to 8 p.m. May 26 at the taproom, 14286 169th Drive… Continue reading

Bargain reds drink smoothly for wine lovers on a budget

Last month, many wine lovers on the West Coast needed to drop a check in an envelope addressed to a six-digit Post Office box in… Continue reading

Beer of the Week: An experimental rye beer from Watts Brewing

Experimental rye beer Watts Brewing, Bothell Style: Rye altbier Stats: 5.3 percent ABV, 35 IBU Available: On tap at the Bothell Block Party and Brewfest… Continue reading

Where to get a drink in Snohomish County and beyond

Bothell Block Party and Brewfest: The Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce and University of Washington-Bothell are hosting the Bothell Block Party and Brewfest from 3… Continue reading

Beer of the Week: Skookum’s Chucklehead double IPA

Chucklehead Skookum Brewery, Arlington Style: Double IPA Stats: 8.0-percent ABV Available: On tap at the brewery and at Chuck’s Hop Shop Central District and Greenwood… Continue reading

Northwest rose perfect for sipping on the patio this spring

After our long, cold, wet winter, it is nice to see sunshine, higher temperatures and flowers showing up. And this puts us in the mood… Continue reading

Where to get a drink in Snohomish County and beyond

My 2 Best Friends: Bring man’s best friend, sip a beer and enjoy hot dogs from a food cart at The Hop and Hound, 18116… Continue reading

Beer of the Week: Breakfast First brewed with Cookie Crisp

Breakfast First Middleton Brewing, Everett Style: Stout brewed with Cookie Crisp cereal Stats: 5-percent ABV Available: On tap at the brewery. My thoughts: We all… Continue reading

Catch some r&R: New pilsner brewed for Seattle Beer Week

It’s Seattle Beer Week so it’s fitting for one iconic Seattle beer brand to collaborate with an up-and-coming Seattle craft brewery to create a stripped… Continue reading

Northwest Wine: Things from the sea go with pinot gris

An old axiom about food pairings with pinot gris goes like this: “Pinot gris and things from the sea.”  And that’s why the crisp, refreshing… Continue reading

Where to enjoy a drink in Snohomish County and beyond

Dance Party at Lazy Boy: Everett’s Lazy Boy Brewing is celebrating Cinco de Mayo from 7 to 9:30 p.m. May 6 at the brewery, 715… Continue reading

Seattle’s Naked City opens second brewery on Camano Island

Naked City Brewing founder Don Webb has always enjoyed island time. Visiting his wife’s sister’s summer house on Camano Island over occasional three-day weekends, Webb… Continue reading

Bellingham, Seattle brewers team up on Hoppy Red

20 Days of Beer Week Wander Brewing; Melvin Brewing, Bellingham Style: Hoppy Imperial Red Stats: 8.4% ABV Available: In four packs of 16-ounce cans at… Continue reading

Booze calendar for Snohomish County and beyond

Josh’s Taps &Caps turns 1: The Snohomish taproom and bottleshop celebrates its first anniversary with a celebration from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 22… Continue reading

Washington’s No. 3 wine continues to grow in popularity

Syrah in Washington’s Columbia Valley and Idaho’s Snake River Valley continues to defy conventional wisdom. Across America, syrah is a tough sale, thanks primarily to… Continue reading

Snohomish distiller names new gin for long-gone Bicycle Tree

The giant cedar tree outside of Snohomish was famous for a tall opening at the base that bicycles and even horse-drawn wagons could pass through.… Continue reading

Beer of the Week: Outlook Hazy, a Vermont-style IPA

Outlook Hazy Justice Brewing, Everett Style: Vermont-style IPA Stats: 6.3-percent ABV, 62 IBU Available: On draft at the brewery, The Hop and Hound, The Independent… Continue reading