Aaron Swaney

The new breed of growlers prevent the heartbreak of flat beer

These jugs are a big part of the craft brewing scene — and they’re much more than brown glass bottles.

 

Drink this: Chocolate Jesus wins Washington Beer Awards gold

Dreadnought Brewing in Monroe also won a bronze medal for Old Man, an American-style pilsner.

 

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

EMI 7th B-Day Celebration at Scuttlebutt: Everett’s Scuttlebutt Brewing is hosting Everett…

 

Vashon: An island of chill amid the Seattle-Tacoma rat race

With good food, craft beverages and a relaxed vibe, it offers a quintessential Northwest experience.

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

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

Big E hosts suicide prevention fundraiser: Lynnwood’s Big E Ales is hosting a Paints & Pints party to raise money for the American Foundation for… Continue reading

Drink This: The Hop and Hound makes hazy IPA to mark 5 years

Try the colab brew Hazedog Millionaire at the Bothell taproom during its anniversary party June 7-9.

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

Everett’s At Large turns 3 Everett’s At Large Brewing is hosting its third anniversary noon to 10 p.m. June 1 at the brewery, 2730 W.… Continue reading

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with these 6 local craft beers

Rainier Tall Boys are great, but much better are these refreshing summer sippers (and guzzlers).

Co-owners Jerret Botch and Michael Ernst, left, at Hemlock State Brewing Co. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in Mountlake Terrace, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Hemlock State, Mountlake Terrace’s new brewery, opens Friday

The business was founded by three church congregants who discovered a common love for craft beer.

Co-owners Jerret Botch and Michael Ernst, left, at Hemlock State Brewing Co. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in Mountlake Terrace, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

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

Fisherman’s Village Music Festival: Everett’s Scuttlebutt Taproom & Brewery will host at number of shows during this year’s Fisherman’s Village Music Festival on May 17… Continue reading

Drink this: Everett brewery gets in on the new hard seltzer craze

Lazy Boy Brewing recently made a 10-gallon pilot batch of a coconut and lime spiked sparkling water.

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

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

May the Fourth Be With You at At Large: Everett’s At Large Brewing is hosting a celebration of dark beers, including three variants of its… Continue reading

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

Snohomish on the Rocks: The 11th annual Snohomish on the Rocks distillery festival is 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. April 27 at Thomas Family Farms,… Continue reading

With 2 new beers, Skookum nails down barrel-aging technique

It’s all in selecting the right barrels. They’ve got to be wet with bourbon, their former contents.

Where to have a drink in Snohomish County and beyond

Everett Earth Day Concert: Everett’s Scuttlebutt Brewing is hosting Everett Earth Day Concert at 7 p.m. April 20 at the taproom, 3314 Cedar St., Everett.… Continue reading

Meet Scuttlebutt’s new brut IPA and the woman who brewed it

Amber Rogers made Cashmere Dreams for the annual Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day.

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

Leavenworth Ale Fest: The 13th annual Leavenworth Ale Fest is from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. April 13 at the Leavenworth Festhalle, 1001 Front St, Leavenworth.… Continue reading

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

Sell Out Series Release at Toggle’s: Everett’s Toggle’s Bottleshop is holding a release party for Middleton’s Looks like Jacob, a blackberry mojito milkshake IPA, at… Continue reading