Hops and Sips

More than just apples: Wenatchee has rich history in wine

The state’s first winery was in Wenatchee. Today, dozens of wineries and tasting rooms have opened there.

 

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

Cider Summit Seattle: Cider Summit Seattle offers some of the region’s best…

 

Drink this: Everett Beer Week showcases the local beer scene

Local brewers, headed by Scuttlebutt Brewing, collabed on the event’s official brew, Everett Pale Lager.

 

Northwest Wine: Cab franc has found a following in Washington

More than 4,000 tons of the of Bordeaux red grape were harvested in 2018 in the Evergreen State.

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

Ecliptic Brewing tasting: Lynnwood’s Special Brews is hosting Portland’s Ecliptic Brewing for a tasting at 5 p.m. Aug. 28 at the taproom, 14608 Highway 99,… Continue reading

Northwest Wine: A global red, malbec finds a home in Washington

Just last fall, nearly 4,000 tons were harvested in the Evergreen State, just behind cabernet franc.

The 10 brews to spend your tokens on at Upper Left Beerfest

The third annual beer and cider festival is taking over Everett’s Hoyt Avenue on Friday and Saturday.

A wine wonderland awaits north of the border in Canada’s Napa

Here are prize-winning wines from British Columbia’s stunningly beautiful Okanagan Valley.

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

Ecliptic Brewing tasting: Lynnwood’s Special Brews is hosting Portland’s Ecliptic Brewing for a tasting at 5 p.m. Aug. 28 at the taproom, 14608 Highway 99,… Continue reading

He enjoys talking about cocktails as much as making them

Jason Castro loves to explain the history behind the drinks at Fred’s Rivertown Alehouse in Snohomish.

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

Dog Days of Skookum: Celebrate your four-legged friend at Skookum’s Dog Days of Skookum event at noon Aug. 17 at the brewery, 17925 59th Ave.… Continue reading

Booze notebook: Bourbon distiller moves operations to Maltby

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

Northwest Wine: Wineries embrace the concept of canned wines

Seven good-quality wines in a can from some of the region’s biggest wineries.

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

Beardslee hosts home brewing competition: Bothell’s Beardslee Public House is asking local homebrewers to enter a competition to have their creation brewed and released by… Continue reading

Grapes native to Rhone Valley thrive in Washington vineyards

Success with syrah has inspired winemakers and grape growers to seek out other Rhone varieties.

With so many breweries in Everett, Soundbite turned to cider

The Everett Mall Way cidery blends cherries, blood oranges, pineapple and plums into its hard cider.

Owners Ernie Troth and wife Leigh Troth at the James Bay Distillery soft-opening on Friday, July 5, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett’s newest distiller has Queen Elizabeth II’s blessing

James Bay Distillery, now open at Paine Field, needed Her Majesty’s permission to sell Scotch.

Owners Ernie Troth and wife Leigh Troth at the James Bay Distillery soft-opening on Friday, July 5, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Maryhill Winery boosts production, opens posh tasting rooms

With a winemaker from New Zealand on board, it’s has been winning boatloads of awards.

Wine, spirits and beer events in Snohomish County

Dog Days of Summer South Everett Pub Crawl: The annual Dog Days of Summer South Everett Pub Crawl is Aug. 3 at Crucible Brewing, Lazy… Continue reading

Cabernet sauvignon could be called Washington’s signature wine

Known as “King Cab” to winemakers, it’s the state’s most planted, expensive and famous variety.