Hops and Sips

Drink this: Kolsch gets flavor from watermelon puree

Local craft brewers Lazy Boy, Crucible and Middleton collaborate on this summer beer.

 

Think pink: Provence-style rose is the drink of the summer

This time of year, it’s a good idea to keep a couple of bottles of dry pink wine in your fridge.

 

It will be hot in Sultan, but there will be lots of beer

Timber Monster Brewing’s new Shindig Shandy was created for this weekend’s event.

 

Cabernet sauvignon blends part of a growing Washington trend

The state’s signature grape in Bordeaux-style blends often represents local winemakers’ best work.

Wine, beer and spirits-related events in Snohomish County

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

Northwest Wine: Summer shines alongside vibrant Northwest white wines

Pro tip: Don’t drink them straight from the fridge. They’re best at between 50 and 60 degrees.

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

PROOF-Washington Distillers Festival: PROOF, the Washington Distillers Festival, the flagship distillers festival in the state, is 5:30 to 9 p.m. July 7 at Fremont Studios,… Continue reading

New barrel-aged coffee stout won’t overwhelm your palate

5 Rights Brewing released Anniversary Mr. O Nocino Coffee Oatmeal Stout for its third anniversary.

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

Gears & Beers: North Corner Studios and Crucible Brewing is hosting a 24-hour bike-a-thon from 5 p.m. June 29 to 5 p.m. June 30. Money… Continue reading

Event at posh new lodge gathers 20 winemakers who entered Cascadia contest

The event at new luxury hotel in Richland pays tribute to a wine industry visionary.

Drink this: Sound to Summit brewer adding to its IPA lineup

Adam Frantz is bringing what he’s learned from the American Brewers Guild to the Snohomish brewery.

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

Dreadnought Brewing 3rd anniversary: Monroe’s Dreadnought Brewing is hosting its third anniversary party from noon to 10 p.m. June 23 at the brewery, 16726 146th… Continue reading

Booze notebook: Brewery wins twice for German-style Leafcutter

The latest on Snohomish County’s breweries, wineries and distilleries.

Refreshing pinot gris goes perfectly with Northwest cuisine

Keep a few bottles chilling in your fridge to enjoy with seafood like salmon, crab and oysters.

Scuttlebutt’s Pineapple Hefeweizen now available in cans

Fans of the Everett brewery are loving this seasonal hef made with real pineapple.

From grapes to apples: Winery expands with Whidbey’s 1st cidery

Driftwood Hard Cider in Langley is tapping into Washington’s growing hard cider market.

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

EMI 6th Birthday at Scuttlebutt: Everett’s Scuttlebutt Brewing Taproom & Brewery is hosting a sixth birthday bash for Everett Music Initiative at 8 p.m. June… Continue reading

More than a dozen local breweries to pour at state festival

The 13th annual Washington Brewer’s Festival is Friday through Sunday at Marymoor Park in Redmond.

Red Mountain among Washington’s most important wine regions

Over 90 percent of the 4,040-acre ridge of Yakima Valley is planted to red-wine grapes.

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

Center Public House Grand Opening Party: Snohomish’s Center Public House will celebrate its grand opening with a party from 2 to 10 p.m. June 9… Continue reading