Aaron Swaney

Beer of the Week: Hazy IPA, 4-Ways

Four Snohomish breweries decided to brew a single malt hazy IPA made with four different hops.

Defunct brewers collaborate on five all-star beers

The new brews will be pouring at SnoTown Brewing during the Washington Beer Open House on Feb. 24.

Snohomish County booze-related events

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

Beer of the Week: Scrappy Punk’s Dark English Lager

The Snohomish brewery’s English-inspired lager was created by a first-time brewer.

Snohomish County booze calendar

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

Beer of the Week: Lake Stevens Brewing’s Hard Monk Life

The Lake Stevens brewery brewed this Belgian dark strong ale just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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

Beer My Valentine at Lake Stevens Brewing: Enjoy chocolates, candies and beer at Lake Stevens Brewing’s Beer My Valentine event at 3 p.m. Feb. 10… Continue reading

Mount Baker provides ample snow for a fun day of sledding

When the government shutdown canceled a snowshoeing trip, Aaron Swaney decided to sled instead.

Beer, wine, spirits: Snohomish County booze calendar

Washington Hop Mob Roadshow: The fourth annual Hop Mob, a 10-day celebration of triple IPAs, has events throughout Puget Sound over the next week. The… Continue reading

Beer of the Week: Sound to Summit’s Spinal Hop

The Snohomish brewery named its new triple IPA after a joke in the movie “This is Spinal Tap.”

New kombucha brewery and taproom opens in Arlington

GloryBucha is one of the first — if not the first — fermented tea bar in Snohomish County.

Beer of the Week: Beardslee Public House’s Ponderosa Pilsner

The Bothell brewery’s new brew was named via a customer naming contest. Travis Doyle was the winner.

Beer, wine, spirits: Snohomish County booze calendar

Winter Dram Spirits Festival 2018: Sample spirits from more than 25 distillers at this year’s Winter Dram Spirits Festival from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Jan.… Continue reading

Beer of the Week: Scuttlebutt’s Night Circus

The Everett brewery’s head brewer had nightmares trying to dial in its new coffee and coconut ale.

Beer, wine, spirits: Snohomish County booze calendar

Java Day at Middleton Brewing: Everett’s Middleton Brewing will be pouring coffee versions of seasonal and year-round beers from 2 to 10 p.m. Jan. 20… Continue reading

The latest on Snohomish County’s breweries, wineries and distilleries.

recreated one of those old recipes, brewing Tennant’s 1954 Gold Label Barleywine

Booze-related events in Snohomish County and beyond

Winter Scotch Dinner at Anderson School: Bothell’s McMenamins Anderson School is hosting a Winter Scotch Dinner at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at the former school,… Continue reading

Everett brewer mixes sugary Trix cereal into IPA

Absofruitelicious, a New England-style IPA, follows a stout made with Cookie Crisp cereal.

Beer of the Week: Woodinville’s Sumerian Brewing’s Scotch Ale

This Scotch ale may have a mundane name, but the taste isn’t.

Beer, Wine, Spirits: Snohomish County booze calendar

Founders Brewing tasting: Lynnwood’s Special Brews is hosting Founders Brewing for a tasting at 5 p.m. Jan. 10 at the bottleshop, 14608 Highway 99, Lynnwood.… Continue reading