Hops and Sips

Columbia Valley wineries look back on ‘St. Helens Vintage’

Growers Mike Sauer and Dick Boushey and winemaker Rob Griffin shared their recollections of the eruption.

 

Rob Mercer adds to his family’s legacy as honorary grower

The president of Mercer Estates Winery has been recognized by the Auction of Washington Wines.

 

Willamette Valley rallies around #WinesForTheFrontlines

More than 1,400 cases of wine and 268 cases of sparkling grape juice have been donated to health-care workers.

 

Reach for a Northwest rose during this time of quarantine

The shelter-in-place concept is embraced by wine lovers because of its abbreviation — S.I.P.

Drink This: Snohomish brewery making big move to First Street

Spada Farmhouse Brewery aims for more customers at the new location, where it will add food service.

During the shutdown, Republic Bottleshop opens in Marysville

Since you can’t go to the bar right now, this new specialty beer store will bring the bar to you.

Drink This: Distillery switches from gin to hand sanitizer

Lynnwood’s Temple Distilling is now making the alcohol-based cleaner — but you can still order spirits.

Westport Winery transforms storied grapes into hand sanitizer

The Aberdeen winery used riesling to produce the cleaner for law enforcement and first responders.

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.

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