Hops and Sips

With 2 new beers, Skookum nails down barrel-aging technique

It’s all in selecting the right barrels. They’ve got to be wet with bourbon, their former contents.


Prosser winery wins top honors at Cascadia Wine Competition

Winners also are named for best dessert, white, rose and nongrape wines.


Meet Scuttlebutt’s new brut IPA and the woman who brewed it

Amber Rogers made Cashmere Dreams for the annual Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day.


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

Leavenworth Ale Fest: The 13th annual Leavenworth Ale Fest is from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. April 13 at the Leavenworth Festhalle, 1001 Front St, Leavenworth.… Continue reading

Celebrate Malbec Day on April 17 with these Washington gems

It’s an important grape here because it thrives under the forever-sunny skies of the Columbia Valley.

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

Sell Out Series Release at Toggle’s: Everett’s Toggle’s Bottleshop is holding a release party for Middleton’s Looks like Jacob, a blackberry mojito milkshake IPA, at… Continue reading

This obscure red grape grows in prominence beyond Bordeaux

Similar to merlot, carmenere was found in Chile in the mid-’90s and now is the wine of choice there.

Why tasting blind helps you to be honest about wines you like

As vino lovers like to say: The closer you are standing to the winemaker, the better the wine tastes.

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

Latinx Street Food Popup at Scuttlebutt: Scuttlebutt Taproom and Brewery is hosting Jose Garzon and his Latinx Street Food Popup at 5 p.m. March 29… Continue reading

Drink this: Celebrate spring with this six-pack for the weekend

It’s time to break out the lighter beers: lagers, light ales and wild fermented farmhouse saisons.

Beer, wine, spirits

Where to grab a drink in Snohomish County

Drink This: Six Irish-inspired beers for St. Patrick’s Day

Who says you have to drink Guinness or some cliched green-colored swill? There’s better out there.

Everett bar owners talk about beer, business and nightlife

The Independent Beer Bar downtown recently celebrated its third anniversary.

Northwest Wine: Explore Washington’s newest shared wine region

The Lewis-Clark Valley is a bi-state appleation that includes Washington and Idaho.

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

Whitewall 5th anniversary: Marysville’s Whitewall Brewing is hosting its fifth anniversary party from 1 to 8 p.m. March 2 at the brewery, 14524 Smokey Point… Continue reading

Northwest Wine: These red wines go beyond the mainstream

The Pacific Northwest is a diverse region with over 100 grape varieties — some you haven’t heard of.

Visit Snohomish County breweries during Saturday’s open house

About a dozen local brewhouses are opening their doors for this year’s Washington Beer Open House.

Drink this: Scuttlebutt’s new collab beer was made in a log

A 14th-century method and a hollowed-out chunk of fir culminate in Wood You Please Sahti.

Fruit wines an important part of Northwest wine country

Carefully made wine made from fruit is commanding respect at judgings.

Special libations-related events in Snohomish County

Valentine’s Day Pet Food Drive at Skookum: Arlington’s Skookum Brewery is hosting a Valentine’s Day Pet Food Drive from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 23… Continue reading