Aaron Swaney

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

Ecliptic Brewing tasting: Lynnwood’s Special Brews is hosting Portland’s Ecliptic Brewing for a tasting at 5 p.m. Aug. 28 at the taproom, 14608 Highway 99,… Continue reading

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

Dog Days of Skookum: Celebrate your four-legged friend at Skookum’s Dog Days of Skookum event at noon Aug. 17 at the brewery, 17925 59th Ave.… Continue reading

Booze notebook: Bourbon distiller moves operations to Maltby

Booze notebook: Bourbon distiller moves operations to Maltby

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

Booze notebook: Bourbon distiller moves operations to Maltby

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

Beardslee hosts home brewing competition: Bothell’s Beardslee Public House is asking local homebrewers to enter a competition to have their creation brewed and released by… Continue reading

With so many breweries in Everett, Soundbite turned to cider

With so many breweries in Everett, Soundbite turned to cider

The Everett Mall Way cidery blends cherries, blood oranges, pineapple and plums into its hard cider.

With so many breweries in Everett, Soundbite turned to cider
Booze notebook: Snohomish Hard Cider Festival marks 5 years

Booze notebook: Snohomish Hard Cider Festival marks 5 years

Taste cider from 14 local cideries, munch on meats and cheeses, at Thomas Family Farm on Aug. 11.

Booze notebook: Snohomish Hard Cider Festival marks 5 years
Owners Ernie Troth and wife Leigh Troth at the James Bay Distillery soft-opening on Friday, July 5, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett’s newest distiller has Queen Elizabeth II’s blessing

James Bay Distillery, now open at Paine Field, needed Her Majesty’s permission to sell Scotch.

Owners Ernie Troth and wife Leigh Troth at the James Bay Distillery soft-opening on Friday, July 5, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Wine, spirits and beer events in Snohomish County

Dog Days of Summer South Everett Pub Crawl: The annual Dog Days of Summer South Everett Pub Crawl is Aug. 3 at Crucible Brewing, Lazy… Continue reading

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

Historical Pale Ale tasting: Bothell’s Foggy Noggin Brewing is hosting an Historical Pale Ale tasting event at 6 p.m. July 26 at the brewery, 22329… Continue reading

Drink Olive Juice, and help a very good cause: Olive herself

Drink Olive Juice, and help a very good cause: Olive herself

A Marysville brewer crafts a special beer, with proceeds going to help a girl who’s fighting a brain tumor.

Drink Olive Juice, and help a very good cause: Olive herself
Drink this: IPA honors Edgar as he enters the Hall of Fame

Drink this: IPA honors Edgar as he enters the Hall of Fame

Bothell’s Foggy Noggin Brewing makes a beer that aims to be as consistent as the Mariner legend.

Drink this: IPA honors Edgar as he enters the Hall of Fame

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

Save-A-Mutt Fundraiser at Toggle’s: Everett’s Toggle’s Bottleshop is hosting a fundraiser for Save-A-Mutt from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. July 13 at the taproom, 1420 Hewitt… Continue reading

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

Hellbent Brewing tasting: Monroe’s Route 2 Taproom and Grazing Place is hosting Seattle’s Hellbent Brewing for a tasting at 6:30 p.m. July 9 at the… Continue reading

After a quintessential Northwest hike on Lake Serene trail head back west on U.S. 2, stop at Dreadnought Brewing and grab a pint. (U.S. Forest Service)

Drink This: 14 outdoor adventures — and beers to go with them

Whether it’s a hike, a bike ride or a kayak paddle, there’s nothing better than a cold brew afterward.

After a quintessential Northwest hike on Lake Serene trail head back west on U.S. 2, stop at Dreadnought Brewing and grab a pint. (U.S. Forest Service)

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

Silver City Brewing tasting: Monroe’s Route 2 Taproom and Grazing Place is hosting Bremerton’s Silver City Brewing for a tasting at 6:30 p.m. July 2… Continue reading

The new breed of growlers prevent the heartbreak of flat beer

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.

The new breed of growlers prevent the heartbreak of flat beer
Drink this: Chocolate Jesus wins Washington Beer Awards gold

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.

Drink this: Chocolate Jesus wins Washington Beer Awards gold

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 Music Initiative’s seventh birthday bash and soltice party at 8 p.m. June 21… Continue reading

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

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.

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