Aaron Swaney

Matt and Jill Wurst opened Audacity Brewing in December 2020 and are now managing to stay open, with the COVID-19 restrictions on businesses, at their brewery on 10th Street on Monday, Jan. 11, 2020 in Snohomish, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

It took some Audacity to open this new Snohomish brewery

The COVID-19 pandemic hit just as Matt and Jill Wurst were getting the business off the ground.

 

Head Brewer Hollis Wood at Skkokum Brewery, with beer barrel aged beers, on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020 in Arlington, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Barrel aging turns ordinary brews into something extraordinary

Barrel-aged beer is a prestige product that can burnish brewers’ reputations and bottom lines. But it’s difficult and costly to make.

 

Greg Krsak, owner and operator of Scrappy Punk Brewery pours samples Saturday afternoon during the inaugural Soho Brew Tour in Snohomish on June 24, 2017.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Last call at Scrappy Punk falls on brewery’s 4th anniversary

The owner of the Snohomish brewery is ready to say goodbye — and it has nothing to do with COVID-19.

 

John Spadam owner, at Spada Farmhouse Brewery in Snohomish. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Spada ready to show off new bar and restaurant in Snohomish

During the pandemic, the Spada family has been busy renovating an old building on First Street.

John Spadam owner, at Spada Farmhouse Brewery in Snohomish. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Nassima Rothacker St. Clement’s Punch is an alcohol-free cocktail made with orange and pink grapefruit juice and Monin Triple Sec Curacao syrup.

These ‘mocktails’ taste like the real thing — but there’s no booze

For your next Zoom happy hour, here are five recipes from Fiona Beckett’s “How to Drink Without Drinking.”

Nassima Rothacker St. Clement’s Punch is an alcohol-free cocktail made with orange and pink grapefruit juice and Monin Triple Sec Curacao syrup.
Indulge in luxury lodgings — and you don’t have to drive far

Indulge in luxury lodgings — and you don’t have to drive far

Take a pandemic staycation in style at these 3 high-end hotels in Snohomish County.

Indulge in luxury lodgings — and you don’t have to drive far
Drink This: Snohomish brewery making big move to First Street

Drink This: Snohomish brewery making big move to First Street

Spada Farmhouse Brewery aims for more customers at the new location, where it will add food service.

Drink This: Snohomish brewery making big move to First Street
Drink This: Distillery switches from gin to hand sanitizer

Drink This: Distillery switches from gin to hand sanitizer

Lynnwood’s Temple Distilling is now making the alcohol-based cleaner — but you can still order spirits.

Drink This: Distillery switches from gin to hand sanitizer
Drink This: Grab a growler from your favorite local brewery

Drink This: Grab a growler from your favorite local brewery

As coronavirus closes breweries, distilleries and cideries, curbside pickup options are available.

Drink This: Grab a growler from your favorite local brewery

What 5 breweries are doing to reach customers during the shutdown

Now that Gov. Jay Inslee ordered they close their doors, they’re offering beer to go in growlers.

Beer, wine, spirits: Where to grab a drink in Snohomish County

Anderson Valley Brewing tasting: Monroe’s Route 2 Taproom and Grazing Place is hosting California’s Anderson Valley Brewing for a tasting at 6 p.m. March 10… Continue reading

Oliver Gonzalez (left) in for a tasting talks with Mara Funk Sunday afternoon at JP Trodden in Maltby on October 6, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Breweries redouble cleaning regimens amid viral outbreak

Cleanliness is a big part of the beer-making process, and that’s more true than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oliver Gonzalez (left) in for a tasting talks with Mara Funk Sunday afternoon at JP Trodden in Maltby on October 6, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Beer, wine, spirits: Where to grab a drink in Snohomish County

Two Beers tasting: Monroe’s Route 2 Taproom and Grazing Place is hosting Seattle’s Two Beers Brewing for a tasting at 6 p.m. March 3 at… Continue reading

Beer, wine, spirits: Where to grab a drink in Snohomish County

Leap Day Super Party at The Independent: Everett’s The Independent Beer Bar is hosting its first birthday party and fourth anniversary on Feb. 29 at… Continue reading

Drink this: Snohomish brewers collab on IPA for open house

Drink this: Snohomish brewers collab on IPA for open house

The 10th annual Washington Beer Open House is Feb. 29. Here is a list of local breweries participating.

Drink this: Snohomish brewers collab on IPA for open house

Beer, wine, spirits: Where to grab a drink in Snohomish County

Middleton Tooth Fairy Series release: Everett’s Middleton Brewing is releasing the latest beer in its Tooth Fairy Series, Aye Papi, an oatmeal stout made with… Continue reading

Drink This: He quit making cider — now he’s back at it on Camano

Drink This: He quit making cider — now he’s back at it on Camano

Corey Haugen, former owner of Grizzly Ciderworks, which closed shop in 2017, has a new cidery business.

Drink This: He quit making cider — now he’s back at it on Camano

Beer, wine, spirits: Where to grab a drink in Snohomish County

Bloody Valentine Zombie Ball at Crucible: Everett’s Crucible Brewing is hosting a Bloody Valentine Zombie Ball at 5 p.m. Feb. 14 at the brewery, 909… Continue reading

Beer, wine, spirits: Where to grab a drink in Snohomish County

Valentine Pet Food Drive at Skookum: Arlington’s Skookum Brewery is hosting a Be Our Valentine Pet Food Drive from noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 8… Continue reading

Beer, wine, spirits: Where to grab a drink in Snohomish County

Three Bull Brewing tasting: Monroe’s Route 2 Taproom and Grazing Place is hosting Snohomish’s Three Bull Brewing for a tasting at 6 p.m. Feb. 4… Continue reading