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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

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

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.

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

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 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

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)