Aaron Swaney

R.J. Whitlow, co-owner of 5 Rights Brewery, has recently expanded to the neighboring shop, formerly Carr's Hardware. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

County craft breweries’ past lives: hardware store, jail

Most breweries in Snohomish County operate in spaces that formerly housed something far different — from boat builders to banks.

 

Bugu owners and father-son duo Kipp and Bradly Strong pose behind the bar of their Monroe brewery on Dec. 10. (Aaron Swaney)

New brewery in Monroe is truly a ‘family affair’

Before Kipp and Bradly Strong opened their new brewery in Monroe, they…

 

Jeff Barnett, owner of Salish Sea-Boathouse during the soft opening in Edmonds on November 24, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Salish Sea sets sail at second location in Edmonds

In honor of the nearby waterfront, The Boathouse has a decidedly nautical feel — and it’s more of a taproom and brewhouse than its sibling brewpub up the street.

 

Evan Watts, Watts Brewing Co.

Small Bothell brewer is a big winner in statewide beer contest

Watts Brewing takes home a hold and silver medal and was named Very Small Brewery of the Year at the Washington Beer Awards.

Evan Watts, Watts Brewing Co.
Head brewer Hollis Wood at Skookum Brewery is leaving Arlington for a job at Ever Grain Brewing in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. (Andy Bronson / Herald file)

Drink This: Skookum’s head brewer is heading to the East Coast

After 10 years with the Arlington brewery, Hollis Wood will work for Ever Grain Brewing in Pennsylvania.

Head brewer Hollis Wood at Skookum Brewery is leaving Arlington for a job at Ever Grain Brewing in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. (Andy Bronson / Herald file)
Penn Cover Brewery owners, Mitch and Mark Aparicio, at their new Freeland location on Thursday, July 22, 2021. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Brewery in the barn: Here’s Whidbey’s newest craft-beer hotspot

Penn Cove Brewing Co. has expanded its operations to a scenic spot on Whidbey Island with views of Holmes Harbor and the Olympic Mountains.

Penn Cover Brewery owners, Mitch and Mark Aparicio, at their new Freeland location on Thursday, July 22, 2021. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Marysville's 5 Rights Brewing's collaboration fresh hop Dippin’ Hops. (Aaron Swaney)

Drink This: Fresh hop beers on tap in Snohomish County

If you can’t make it to Yakima for the Fresh Hop Ale Festival, then go to these four local breweries.

Marysville's 5 Rights Brewing's collaboration fresh hop Dippin’ Hops. (Aaron Swaney)
A beer is poured at UpperLeft Beerfest on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Drink This: Beer and food truck festivals team up in Everett

Enjoy 25 breweries and cideries at the Upper Left Beerfest and 16 food trucks at the Everett Food Truck Festival.

A beer is poured at UpperLeft Beerfest on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Heading south from the Nakashima Barn. Mike Griffith is lead by the family dog, Crumb as wife Jen and daughter bike along the Centennial Trail on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019 in Arlington, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Easy riding: Centennial Trail offers bicycle fun for everyone

The wide, paved path is suitable for all ages and abilities. On the way, there are plenty of places to stop for a rest and lunch.

Heading south from the Nakashima Barn. Mike Griffith is lead by the family dog, Crumb as wife Jen and daughter bike along the Centennial Trail on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019 in Arlington, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Phil Bannan at Scuttlebutt Brewing Restaurant and Pub Friday afternoon in Everett on July 2, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Drink This: Scuttlebutt brewery celebrates 25 years in Everett

A 25th anniversary party is scheduled for July 30-31 and new beers will be released each Friday in July.

Phil Bannan at Scuttlebutt Brewing Restaurant and Pub Friday afternoon in Everett on July 2, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

PUD’s tips for conserving energy and keeping cool this summer

Snohomish County recorded record temps over the weekend. Here’s how to prep for when the mercury spikes.

5 Rights Brewing in Marysville recently built the Second Street Community Pavilion, which will be open year-round and have electricity and heat. (5 Rights Brewing)

Drink This: 5 Rights now has year-round outdoor seating

The new Second Street Community Pavilion is just one way the Marysville brewery continues to expand.

5 Rights Brewing in Marysville recently built the Second Street Community Pavilion, which will be open year-round and have electricity and heat. (5 Rights Brewing)
Penn Cove Brewing Co. now has three taprooms on Whidbey Island. Yes, three. The newest opened over Memorial Day Weekend in Freeland. (Tyler Rowe / Cold Pizza Creative)

Drink This: Penn Cove opens its 3rd taproom on Whidbey Island

Brothers Marc and Mitch Aparicio opened a new Freeland taproom at The Barn over Memorial Day weekend.

Penn Cove Brewing Co. now has three taprooms on Whidbey Island. Yes, three. The newest opened over Memorial Day Weekend in Freeland. (Tyler Rowe / Cold Pizza Creative)
Hammered Dwarf owner and cider-maker John Flemming poses in front of a trailer full of barrels he recently purchased. Flemming is filling the barrels with cider to create a lineup of enticing barrel-aged ciders. (Hammered Dwarf Cider)

Drink This: Hammered Dwarf opens new cidery in Snohomish

Head brewer and co-owner John Flemming hopes to make barrel-aged ciders a cornerstone of his business.

Hammered Dwarf owner and cider-maker John Flemming poses in front of a trailer full of barrels he recently purchased. Flemming is filling the barrels with cider to create a lineup of enticing barrel-aged ciders. (Hammered Dwarf Cider)
The beer is flowing again at Snohomish County breweries as COVID-19 restrictions ease. (Kevin Clark / Herald file)

Drink This: Raise a pint to breweries that survived COVID-19

The Herald’s beer aficionado enjoyed a beer crawl from Everett’s At Large Brewing to 5 Rights in Marysville.

The beer is flowing again at Snohomish County breweries as COVID-19 restrictions ease. (Kevin Clark / Herald file)
Exterior of the new Quil Ceda Creek Casino on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

The new Q: Quil Ceda Creek Casino now a state-of-the art building

The Tulalip casino offers casual and full-service dining, a live entertainment lounge and three full-service bars.

Exterior of the new Quil Ceda Creek Casino on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Empty crowlers and growlers from Everett’s Crucible Brewing wait to be filled and delivered to thirsty beer fans in and around Everett. (Crucible Brewing)

Drink This: How breweries survived without bar service

The pandemic led brewers to invest in canning machines, offer curbside pickup and add outdoor seating.

Empty crowlers and growlers from Everett’s Crucible Brewing wait to be filled and delivered to thirsty beer fans in and around Everett. (Crucible Brewing)

Drink This: 5 Snohomish breweries to host Smash and Dash

Each brewery takes the same base IPA recipe and then dry hops the beer with a different hop. Try them all.

Scott McEntire and Jim Coe enjoy a drink and lunch in an outdoor seating tent Oct. 12 at the Salish Sea Brewing Co. in Edmonds. (Andy Bronson / Herald file)

Drink This: Salish Sea expands into former American space

The new location will allow the Edmonds brewery to create wider variety of beers at 1.5 times its current capacity.

Scott McEntire and Jim Coe enjoy a drink and lunch in an outdoor seating tent Oct. 12 at the Salish Sea Brewing Co. in Edmonds. (Andy Bronson / Herald file)
A solar panel installation on a home in Snohomish County. (Snohomish County PUD)

The PUD can help homeowners harness the power of the sun

Solar power can make a lot of sense even in the cloudy Northwest, but you have to do your homework. Here’s how to get started.

A solar panel installation on a home in Snohomish County. (Snohomish County PUD)