Hops and Sips

Beer of the Week: Scuttlebutt’s Night Circus

The Everett brewery’s head brewer had nightmares trying to dial in its new coffee and coconut ale.


Beer, wine, spirits: Snohomish County booze calendar

Java Day at Middleton Brewing: Everett’s Middleton Brewing will be pouring coffee…


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

recreated one of those old recipes, brewing Tennant’s 1954 Gold Label Barleywine


Viognier: French white grape gaining foothold in Washington

Viognier, the noble white grape of the northern Rhône Valley of France, has started to gain a strong foothold in the Pacific Northwest, rolling in… Continue reading

Booze-related events in Snohomish County and beyond

Winter Scotch Dinner at Anderson School: Bothell’s McMenamins Anderson School is hosting a Winter Scotch Dinner at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at the former school,… Continue reading

Everett brewer mixes sugary Trix cereal into IPA

Absofruitelicious, a New England-style IPA, follows a stout made with Cookie Crisp cereal.

Spain’s tempranillo gaining in popularity across Northwest

Here are eight examples of Northwest tempranillos that are worth seeking out.

A red wine state, Washington continues to focus on blends

Washington is often thought of as a white wine state, probably because we’re famous for our rieslings and chardonnays. But, in fact, Washington has been… Continue reading

Beer of the Week: Woodinville’s Sumerian Brewing’s Scotch Ale

This Scotch ale may have a mundane name, but the taste isn’t.

Beer, Wine, Spirits: Snohomish County booze calendar

Founders Brewing tasting: Lynnwood’s Special Brews is hosting Founders Brewing for a tasting at 5 p.m. Jan. 10 at the bottleshop, 14608 Highway 99, Lynnwood.… Continue reading

Top 10 local beers of 2017: Great taste and some crazy names

As elsewhere, this year we in Snohomish County were crazy for hazy IPAs.

Beer, wine, spirits: Snohomish County booze calendar

Jack Daniels VR tour and tasting: Snohomish’s Fred’s Rivertown Alehouse is hosting a Jack Daniels virtual reality tour and tasting at 7 p.m. Jan. 4… Continue reading

Platinum Judging takes gold medal wines to next level

Eighteen years ago, Wine Press Northwest, a wine publication in Kennewick, Washington, began its annual Platinum Judging, a multi-day tasting of Pacific Northwest wines that… Continue reading

Pick the perfect six-pack for your Christmas gathering

Snohomish County bottleshop owners tell us about their favorite yuletide brews.

Beer of the Week: Skull Splitter and Blood of My Enemies

Aesir Meadery of Everett and Whiskey Ridge Brewing of Arlington collaborated to make two braggots.

Beer, wine, spirits: Snohomish County booze calendar

Ugly Sweater Party and Canned Food Drive at Whitewall: Marysville’s Whitewall Brewing is hosting an ugly sweater party and canned food drive from 4 to… Continue reading

Booze notebook: Scrappy Punk marks first year in Snohomish

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

Red wine usually costs more, but you can still find bargains

Here are five good-quality reds that won’t drain your grocery budget.

Don’t call Justice Brewing owner a gypsy — he’s just ‘homeless’

After an unexpected hardship, owner Nate McLaughlin won’t be moving his brewery to downtown Everett.

Beer of the Week: Justice Brewing’s Outlook F——d, Northeast IPA

The brewery’s new beer with a vulgar name is a tropical IPA that riffs off its Outlook Hazy recipe.