Hops and Sips

Southern Oregon’s innovative Abacela Winery marks 25 years

The Roseburg winery is a Northwest pioneer, especially with Spanish varieties tempranillo and albarino.

 

Drink This: Grab a growler from your favorite local brewery

As coronavirus closes breweries, distilleries and cideries, curbside pickup options are available.

 

The secret sauce behind some of the Northwest’s top red blends

Syrah, which originated in the Rhone Valley of France, helps produce some of the most approachable wines.

 

What 5 breweries are doing to reach customers during the shutdown

Now that Gov. Jay Inslee ordered they close their doors, they’re offering beer to go in growlers.

Drink This: He quit making cider — now he’s back at it on Camano

Corey Haugen, former owner of Grizzly Ciderworks, which closed shop in 2017, has a new cidery business.

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

National Beer Can Day at At Large: Everett’s At Large Brewing will be releasing four new beers in cans for National Beer Can Day on… Continue reading

Drink this: Scuttlebutt no longer brewing with English ale yeast

Scuttlebutt’s Bali Ha’i, a pomegranate and hibiscus fruit beer, is included in your weekend six-pack.

The rise of rose in Northwest wine comes in many shades

Look for Barnard Griffin’s rose, a perennial favorite of wine judges, to arrive around Valentine’s Day.

Booze notebook: 5 Rights Brewing triples seating with expansion

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

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

Foggy Noggin’ barleywine vertical: Bothell’s Foggy Noggin Brewing is hosting its fourth vertical tasting of its Duck’s Ass English barleywine at 6 p.m. Jan. 17… Continue reading

Adam Hayes, Emily Longbow, brewmaster Will Hezlep and John Caruthers at the Lost Canoe Brewing Co. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 in Snohomish, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Booze notebook: Snohomish’s Lost Canoe Brewery shuts down

The brewery’s owners bought the neighboring Sound to Summit 18 months ago, and have decided to focus on it.

Adam Hayes, Emily Longbow, brewmaster Will Hezlep and John Caruthers at the Lost Canoe Brewing Co. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 in Snohomish, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Drink This: Scrappy Punk in Snohomish marks 3rd anniversary

The small brewery on 88th Street has a David vs. Goliath story involving beer tokens at festivals.

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

South Everett Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl: Don your ugliest sweater and visit south Everett’s finest imbiberies for this Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl on Dec. 20.… Continue reading

Spanish white grape albarino thrives in Pacific Northwest

The variety’s bright and fruity approach makes it a delicious fit with our regional cuisine.

Drink this: Bottle share party to raise money for local shelter

Taste up to 50 bottles of beer at a Dec. 17 fundraiser for the Everett Women’s and Children’s Shelter.

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

Winter Beer Festival: There will be more than 40 breweries at this year’s Winter Beer Fest Dec. 6 and 7 at Hangar 30 at Warren… Continue reading

Booze notebook: Stout Week in Everett features strange brews

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

This Tri-City winery offers special GSM vertical tastings

That means tasting the same wine — same winery, wine varietal and vineyard designation — from multiple years.

Drink this: Everett’s Crucible Brewing pours beer in Japan

Head brewer Paul Maychrzak went to Tokyo to serve Crucible beer at the American Craft Beer Experience.

Seven wines that pair beautifully with your Christmas feast

You’ll want a range of bottles on the table, from sparkling whites to beefy reds.

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