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 Beardslee. The brewery will provide the amber wort and homebrewers can then brew any style they choose, within the confines of the brewery’s ability to recreate the recipe on its large system. Deadline to enter is Aug. 9. Provide a copy of the recipe and style you want it judged under. More at chefjohnhowie.com/homebrew.

SnoTown Brewing’s 4-year anniversary: Snohomish’s SnoTown Brewing is celebrating its fourth anniversary Aug. 9 and 10 at the brewery, 511 Second St. There will be four new beers and live music.

Sumerian Brewing tasting: Lynnwood’s Special Brews is hosting Woodinville’s Sumerian Brewing for a tasting at 5 p.m. Aug. 7 at the taproom, 14608 Highway 99, Suite 307, Lynnwood.

BrewFest on the Skagit: The 17th annual BrewFest on the Skagit is from 4 to 9 p.m. Aug. 10 at Skagit Riverwalk Park in downtown Mount Vernon. There will be 25 breweries pouring at the event, including Diamond Knot Craft Brewing, Dreadnought Brewing and Lazy Boy Brewing. Advance tickets are $25 and will be $30 at the door. Tickets include five tasting tokens.

Snohomish Hard Cider Festival: This year’s Hard Cider Festival will be held 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 11 at Thomas Family Farm, 9010 Marsh Road, Snohomish. Taste cider, cheese and charcuterie. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Admission gets you six tasting tickets. More at www.snohomishciderfest.com.

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. NE, Arlington. There will be raffles, food trucks and beer, and a portion of proceeds will go to Save-A-Mutt.

Fort George Brewing tasting: Lynnwood’s Special Brews is hosting Oregon’s Fort George Brewing for a tasting at 5 p.m. Aug. 21 at the taproom, 14608 Highway 99, Suite 307, Lynnwood.

Upper Left Beerfest: The third annual Upper Left Beerfest is Aug. 23 and 24 in downtown Everett. The beer festival is 4 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 23 and noon to 7 p.m. Aug. 24. Tickets are $20 for one day or $35 for both and include a commemorative glass and tasting tokens. There will be live music, and the Everett Food Truck Festival is happening down the street.

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, Suite 307, Lynnwood.

Left Hand Brewing tasting: Monroe’s Route 2 Taproom and Grazing Place is hosting Colorado’s Left Hand Brewing for a tasting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at the taproom, 19837 U.S. 2, Monroe.

Breakside Brewing tasting: Lynnwood’s Special Brews is hosting Portland’s Breakside Brewing for a tasting at 5 p.m. Sept. 4 at the taproom, 14608 Highway 99, Suite 307, Lynnwood.

Everett Beer Week: The second annual Everett Beer Week is Sept. 6-14. There will be events at breweries, taprooms and bars around Everett and an official beer.

Cider Summit Seattle: Cider Summit Seattle offers some of the region’s best cider Sept. 6 and 7 at MOHAI, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle. The event will feature more than 150 ciders from more than 50 cideries, including Everett’s Soundbite Cider. Sessions are 3 to 8 p.m. Sept. 6 and noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 7. General admission tickets are $30 and VIP tickets are $40.

Cigar City Brewing tasting: Lynnwood’s Special Brews is hosting Florida’s Cigar City Brewing for a tasting at 5 p.m. Sept. 11 at the taproom, 14608 Highway 99, Suite 307, Lynnwood.

Caldera Brewing tasting: Lynnwood’s Special Brews is hosting Caldera Brewing for a tasting at 5 p.m. Sept. 18 at the taproom, 14608 Highway 99, Suite 307, Lynnwood.

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