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

Skookum releases In Ruins: Arlington’s Skookum Brewery is releasing In Ruins, an English-style barleywine aged 14 months in local bourbon barrels, on Nov. 8 at the taproom, 17925 59th Ave. NE.

Snohomish Brewfest: The annual Snohomish Brewfest is Nov. 8 and 9 at Thomas Family Farms, 9010 Marsh Road, Snohomish. There will be more than 30 breweries pouring beers. Advance tickets are $30 and $35 at the door. Sessions are 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 8, and noon to 4 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 9.

Double Release Day at Soundbite: Everett’s Soundbite Cider is releasing two collaboration ciders at its Double Release Day on Nov. 9 at the cidery, 909 Everett Mall Way, A-175. Soundbite is releasing It’s Rum Barrel Day, a cider aged in Skip Rock Distillery rum barrels on Madagascar and Tahitian vanilla. It will also release Zippy’s Wicked Chai, a cider made with chai spices from Cafe Zippy and blue agave.

Foggy Noggin releases historical stout: Bothell’s Foggy Noggin Brewing is releasing a batch of beer based on a recipe for the 1840 Truman Export Stout on Nov. 9 at the brewery, 22329 53rd Ave. SE. A thick, rich stout, Truman Export Stout has notes of raisin, cocoa, toasted bread crusts and black coffee.

Beer and Cheese Pairing at Toggle’s: Everett’s Toggle’s Bottle Shop is hosting a beer and cheese pairing from 3 to 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at the taproom, 1420 Hewitt Ave. Alison Leber, a local cheesemonger, will create a cheese and beer pairing flight. Tickets are $23 and include a curated cheese plate and beer pairing flight of four 5-ounce pours or a glass of wine. Soundbite Cider’s Robert Fontaine will also be on hand to speak to the nuances of cider pairing.

Bellevue Brewing tasting: Monroe’s Route 2 Taproom & Grazing Place is hosting Bellevue’s Bellevue Brewing for a tasting at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 at the taproom, 19837 U.S. 2.

Matchless Brewing tasting: Lynnwood’s Special Brews is hosting Tumwater’s Matchless Brewing for a tasting at 5 p.m. Nov. 13 at the taproom, 14608 Highway 99, Suite 307.

Brewsgiving at SnoTown: Snohomish’s SnoTown Brewing is hosting a Brewsgiving tap takeover celebration at 5 p.m. Nov. 21 at SnoTown Brewing, 1830 Bickford Ave., Suite 111. There will be a selection of beers from Snohomish County breweries like At Large Brewing, Haywire Brewing, 5 Rights Brewing, Lost Canoe Brewing, Scrappy Punk Brewing and more. A portion of the proceeds from the night will be donated to Ronald McDonald House.

Thanksgiving at Foggy Noggin: Bothell’s Foggy Noggin Brewing will open its tasting room for Thanksgiving to sell beer to thirsty Turkey Day fans at 2 p.m. on Nov. 28, at the brewery, 22329 53rd Ave. SE. Get growlers to go for the feast.

Farewell to the 18th Amendment at At Large: Everett’s At Large Brewing is hosting a celebration for the end of prohibition at 5 p.m. Dec. 5 at the brewery, 2730 W. Marine View Drive. There will be a photo booth, costumes and special beer releases, including 2018 and 2019 versions of the brewery’s Russian Imperial Stout.

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