Sip &Smoke Whiskey Tasting: The second annual Sip &Smoke whiskey tasting event is 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at SPORT Restaurant &Bar. Enjoy food pairings with tastings of local whiskeys from local distilleries, including Skip Rock Distillers and John Howie’s Woodford Reserve Selection. Tickets are $100 and include a Glencairn keepsake tasting glass and a Dunhill Heritage Toro cigar. Tickets can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2503147.
Debuts &Discoveries: Discover the newest wineries, distilleries, breweries and more at the ninth annual Debuts &Discoveries from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 27 at Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park in Seattle, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle. Marysville brewery At Large Brewing and Lynnwood distiller Temple Distilling will be part of the event, which is a collaboration fundraiser between Seattle Uncorked, Washington Blues Society and more. Advance tickets are $35 and can be purchased at www.usrotary.org or $40 at the door. For more information, visit seattleuncorked.com.
Whitewall Anniversary Party: Marysville’s Whitewall Brewing will host its second anniversary party from noon to 9 p.m. March 5 at the brewery, 14524 Smokey Point Blvd, Suite 1, Marysville. Whitewall will release five barrel-aged beers to celebrate, including a bourbon barrel-aged version of its Anniversary Ale, an English-style barleywine; a bourbon barrel-aged version of its Jaywalking Grandma, an imperial candy cane milk stout; and an American-style sour ale that has aged two years in a cabernet sauvignon barrel. There will also be a food truck on site and cigars from San Juan Cigars to purchase. For more information, call 360-454-0464.
Bourbon &Bacon Fest: The second annual Bourbon &Bacon Fest is March 5 at Seattle Design Center, 5701 Sixth Ave. S, Seattle. The event features bacon-themed recipes from local restaurants and bourbon tastings from local distilleries, including Heritage Distilling Co. There will be two sessions, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. and 7:30 to 10 p.m. General admission is $70 and includes 13 tastes each of bourbon and bacon. For more information, go to seattle.bourbonandbaconfest.com.
Bacon, Eggs &Kegs: Enjoy local food and beer at the Bacon, Eggs &Kegs 11 a.m. March 13 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. Enjoy tastes from over 60 breweries and cideries, including Gallagher’s Where-U-Brew and Lazy Boy Brewing. Tickets are $40 and include 12 tasting tokens. Tickets can be purchased at www.baconeggsandkegs.com.
Washington Cask Beer Festival: The Washington Brewers Guild will host its 2016 Washington Cask Beer Festival March 19 at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. Sample a wide variety of cask-conditioned beers from more than 40 Washington breweries, including local breweries American Brewing, Beardslee Public House and Diamond Knot Brewing. There will be two sessions: noon to 4 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m. Doors open 15 minutes before each session begins and taps close 30 minutes before it ends. Tickets are $40 advance and $45 at the door, and include commemorative tasting glass and up to 25 tastes. For tickets or more information, go to washingtonbrewersguild.org.
Seattle Scotch &Beer Fest: The Seattle Scotch &Beer Fest is March 25 and 26 at Fremont Studios, 155 N. 35th St., Seattle. Enjoy flights of Scotch, including tastes of Glenlivet and Aberlour, and Northwest whiskey, including tastes from distilleries like Hood River Distillery and Sound Distillery. There will also be opportunities to learn from a certified Scotch expert on how to properly smell and taste Scotch. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to scotchbeerfest.com.
Brews, spirits &wines
5 Rights Brewing: 7028 46th St. NE, Marysville, 425-334-1026, www.5rightsbrewing.com. Open 4 to 8 p.m. Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays.
Ale Spike Bottles &Taps: 9300 271st NW, Suite B5, Stanwood, 360-386-7650, alespike.com. March 11: Aslan Brewing, 5 p.m.
American Brewing Company: 180 W. Dayton St., Warehouse 102, Edmonds, 425-774-1717,www.americanbrewing.com. Test Batch Tuesdays.
Arista Wine Cellars: 320 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds, 425-771-7009, www.aristawines.com. Tastings 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays.
At Large Brewing: 7809 29th Pl NE, Marysville, 425-324-0039, www.atlargebrewing.com. Open Thursdays through Saturdays.
Big E Ales: 5030 208th St. SW Suite A., Lynnwood, 425-672-7051, www.bigeales.com.
Bluewater Distilling: 1205 Craftsman Way, Suite 109, Everett, 425-404-1408, www.bluewaterdistilling.com. Cocktail bar open 11 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Brews Almighty: 3011 Grand Ave. Suite A, Everett, 425-252-2739, brewsalmighty.com. March 2: Bale Breaker, 6 p.m. March 17: St. Patrick’s Day/March Madness celebration, noon.
Brigid’s Bottleshop: 190 Sunset Ave South, Suite C, Edmonds, 425-412-3199, brigidsbottleshop.com.
The Collective on Tap: Camano Island, 848 N. Sunrise Blvd, Camano Island, 360-926-8975; Woodinville, 17802 134th Ave NE, Suite 6, Woodinville, 425-488-2795; www.collectiveontap.com.
Feb. 22: Two Beers/Seattle Cider at Woodinville, 5 p.m.
Feb. 26: Ninkasi School of Rock Night at Woodinville, 5 p.m.
Feb. 29: Postdoc Brewing at Woodinville, 5 p.m.
March 8: Iron Horse Brewing at Camano Island, 6 p.m.
April 25: Crucible Brewing at Woodinville, 5 p.m.
Crucible Brewing: 909 SE Everett Mall Way, Suite D440, Everett, 425-374-7293, www.cruciblebrewing.com. Taproom Trivia on Mondays and Tap it Tuesdays.
deVine Wines: 15224 Main St., Suite 107, Mill Creek, 425-357-6200, www.de-vinewines.com. Tastings 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays, $5.
Diamond Knot: Alehouse in Mukilteo, 621-A Front St., Mukilteo, 425-355-4488; Brewpub at Mountlake Terrace, 5602 232nd Street SW, Mountlake Terrace; www.diamondknot.com. Cask Night, 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Brewpub and Wednesdays at Alehouse.
March 16: HiFi Brewing at the Alehouse, 6 p.m.
March 24: Harmon Brewing at Brewpub, 6 p.m.
Dusty Cellars: 529 Michael Way, Camano Island, 360-387-2729, www.dustycellarswinery.com. Tasting room open the first weekend of each month or call for private tasting.
Foggy Noggin Brewing: 22329 53rd Ave SE, Bothell, 206-553-9223, www.foggynogginbrewing.com.
Fred’s Rivertown Alehouse: 1114 1st St, Snohomish, 360-568-5820, www.fredsrivertownalehouse.com. March 16: Diamond Knot, 6 p.m.
Furion Cellars: 1311 Bonneville Ave., No. 106, Snohomish, 425-314-8922, www.furioncellars.com. Visits and tastings by appointment.
Gallagher’s Where U Brew: 180 W. Dayton St. Warehouse Suite 105, Edmonds, 425-776-4209, www.whereubrew.com.
Greenbank Farm Wine Shop: 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank, 360-678-7700, greenbankwineshop.com. Tasting room open 11 a.m to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.
The Hop and Hound: 18116 101st Ave NE, Bothell, 425-486-2337, www.thehopandhound.com. Food trucks every Friday.
Justice Brewing: 2414 Chestnut St., Everett, 425-835-2337, www.justicebrewing.com. Open noon to 2 p.m. Saturday or visits by appointment only.
Lazy Boy Brewing: 715 100th St. SE, Suite A-1, Everett, 425-423-7700, www.lazyboybrewing.com.
McMenamin’s: Mill Creek, 13300 Bothell-Everett Highway, Mill Creek, 425-316-0520; Anderson School, 18607 Bothell Way NE, Bothell, 425-398-0122;www.mcmenamins.com.
March 1: Irish Stout release at Mill Creek.
March 4: Don Q Rum Dinner, 6 p.m.
Middleton Brewing: 607 SE Everett Mall Way 27-A, Everett; 425-280-9178; www.middletonbrewing.net.
Port Gardner Bay Winery: 2802 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, 425-339-0293, www.portgardnerbaywinery.com. Tasting room open 4:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Live music Friday and Saturday nights; no cover.
River Time Brewing: 660 Emens Ave, Darrington, 267-483-7411, www.rivertimebrewing.com.
Route 2 Taproom and Grazing Place: 19837 State Route 2, Monroe, 360-863-2036,www.roadtriptaprooms.com.
March 1: Iron Horse Brewery, 6 p.m.
Salish Sea Brewing: 518 Dayton Street, Suite. 104, Edmonds, 425-582-8474, salishbrewing.com.
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company: 1205 Craftsman Way, Everett, 425-257-9316, www.scuttlebuttbrewing.com.
Skip Rock Distillers: 104 Ave. C, Snohomish, 360-862-0272, skiprockdistillers.com.
Skookum Brewery: 17925A 59th Ave NE, Arlington, 360-403-7094, www.skookumbrewing.com.
SnoTown Brewing: 511 2nd Ave, Snohomish, 425-231-8113.
Sound to Summit Brewing: 1830 Bickford Ave., Snohomish, 360-294-8127, soundtosummitbrewing.com. Feb. 23: Crucible Brewing, 6 p.m. March 17: St. Patrick’s Day Fun, 11 a.m.
Special Brews: 14608 Hwy 99, Suite 307, Lynnwood, 425-741-7049, www.special-brews.com.
March 2: Oskar Blues, 6 p.m.
March 9: Ballast Point, 6 p.m.
March 16: Perennial Artisan Ales, 6 p.m.
March 23: Bainbridge Brewing, 6 p.m.
March 30: Aslan Brewing, 6 p.m.
Stogies ‘n Hops: 526 164th St. SW, Lynnwood, 425-741-1000, www.stogiesnhops.com.
Whiskey Ridge Brewing: 116 E. 5th Ave, Arlington, 360-913-0425, www.whiskeyridgebrewing.com.
Whitewall Brewing: 14524 Smokey Point Blvd., Marysville, 360-454-0464, www.whitewallbrewing.com.
The Wine Shop: 2704 171st Pl NE L102, Marysville, 360-652-9200, www.maryswineshop.com. Tastings Friday and Saturday afternoons, $5.