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

Valentine Pet Food Drive at Skookum: Arlington’s Skookum Brewery is hosting a Be Our Valentine Pet Food Drive from noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 8 at the brewery, 17925 59th Ave. NE, Arlington. Bring pet food and treats to donate to the Save-A-Mutt’s foster program, the Everett Animal Shelter and Marysville Food Bank. There will be raffle prizes and beer.

Winter Fest: Everett’s Soundbite Cider and Crucible Brewing will host Winter Fest from noon to 10 p.m. Feb. 8 at 909 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett. Soundbite will pour winter ciders and mead from a selection of Washington cideries and meaderies, and Crucible will have a selection of winter warmer beers. There also will be food trucks and entertainment.

The Art of Food & Wine: This event for foodies and wine lovers is 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. Tickets are $20-$50. More at www.lynnwoodcc.com.

National 2×4 Day: Bothell’s The Hop and Hound, 18116 101st Ave. NE, and Snohomish’s Josh’s Taps & Caps, 1800 Bickford Ave. No. 210, are hosting National 2×4 Day events on Feb. 8 at their taprooms. National 2×4 Day celebrates the famous double IPA from Melvin Brewing. There will be rare beer releases, prizes and more.

Anchor Steam tasting: Monroe’s Route 2 Taproom and Grazing Place is hosting Anchor Steam Brewing for a tasting at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at the taproom, 19837 U.S. 2, Monroe.

Brews and Blooms at Josh’s: Snohomish’s Josh’s Taps & Caps is hosting a men’s Valentines Day workshop at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the taproom, 1800 Bickford Ave., Suite 210, Snohomish. Learn how to design flower arrangements while drinking beer. Tickets are $90 and include all materials, food and a beverage ticket.

Fort George Celebration of Stout at Toggle’s: Everett’s Toggle’s Bottleshop is hosting Fort George, a brewer in Astoria, Oregon, for a Celebration of Stout from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 12 at the taproom, 1420 Hewitt Ave., Everett.

Hop Mob Road Show at 5 Rights: Marysville’s 5 Rights Brewing is hosting a Clear Beer Extravaganza as part of the Washington Hop Mob series 5 p.m. Feb. 13 at the taproom, 1514 Third St., Marysville. The series features a selection of beers that express outstanding hop character and at least 50 IBU from breweries including At Large, Bale Breaker, Single Hill and more.

Kegger for Koalas at Brigid’s: Edmonds’ Brigid’s Bottleshop is hosting a Kegger for Koalas event at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at the bottleshop, 190 Sunset Ave., Suite C, Edmonds. The event is a fundraiser to benefit World Central Kitchen’s disaster relief efforts in Australia. Tickets include food from Maize & Barley, live music, a silent auction and raffle.

Bloody Valentine Zombie Ball at Crucible: Everett’s Crucible Brewing is hosting a Bloody Valentine Zombie Ball at 5 p.m. Feb. 14 at the brewery, 909 SE Everett Mall Way, Suite D440, Everett. There will be specialty beer releases, zombie games and music. $1 off first beer for anybody in zombie costume.

Valentine’s Day at Center Public House: Snohomish’s Center Public House is teaming up with Taylor Shellfish for a romantic four-course Valentine’s Day dinner at 5 p.m. Feb. 14 at the pub, 115 Ave. A, Snohomish. Single tickets are $85, or a pair for $160, and include dinner and wine and beer pairings.

Beer and Dessert Pairing at At Large: Everett’s At Large Brewing is hosting a Beer and Dessert Pairing for Valentine’s Day. Tickets are $30 and include a sample tray of six At Large beers and six desserts from Despi Delite Bakery. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at the brewery, 2730 W. Marine View Drive, Everett.

Barrel-aged release and Valentine’s Dinner at Scuttlebutt: Everett’s Scuttlebutt Brewing is teaming up with Garzon to hose a Valentine’s dinner and beer release from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 14. Dinner is at the Scuttlebutt taproom, 3314 Cedar St., Everett. Tickets are $30 and include dinner, dessert and a bottle of the cuvee-style beer.

Washington Beer Open House: The 10th annual Washington Beer Open House is Feb. 29. Breweries across the state will welcome craft beer lovers with new releases, giveaways, tours and more. For more on brewery participation, visit www.washingtonbeer.com.

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