Hops and Sips

Drink this: Chocolate Jesus wins Washington Beer Awards gold

Dreadnought Brewing in Monroe also won a bronze medal for Old Man, an American-style pilsner.

 

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EMI 7th B-Day Celebration at Scuttlebutt: Everett’s Scuttlebutt Brewing is hosting Everett…

 

More Northwest rieslings ranking as ‘dry’ on taste profile scale

Riesling can show great range, based on where the grapes are grown and how dry the finished wine is.

 

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Dirt-cheap wine available everywhere tops riesling taste test

Chateau Ste. Michelle’s 2017 Dry Riesling outperforms more expensive rivals in a magazine’s judging.

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Big E hosts suicide prevention fundraiser: Lynnwood’s Big E Ales is hosting a Paints & Pints party to raise money for the American Foundation for… Continue reading

Drink This: The Hop and Hound makes hazy IPA to mark 5 years

Try the colab brew Hazedog Millionaire at the Bothell taproom during its anniversary party June 7-9.

Washington wine’s roots are firmly planted in Yakima Valley

It was the Pacific Northwest’s first American Viticultural Area, federally approved on April 4, 1983.

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Everett’s At Large turns 3 Everett’s At Large Brewing is hosting its third anniversary noon to 10 p.m. June 1 at the brewery, 2730 W.… Continue reading

Four prize-winning wines from the Horse Heaven Hills region

The 570,000-acre growing area isn’t visited often by wine travelers because it offers few wineries.

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Decant Edmonds: The annual festival takes place 5 to 8 p.m. May 25 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N. Enjoy… Continue reading

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with these 6 local craft beers

Rainier Tall Boys are great, but much better are these refreshing summer sippers (and guzzlers).

Red Mountain AVA remains a gold mine for wine contest awards

Here are four stellar wines from this growing region, which specializes in red wine grapes.

Co-owners Jerret Botch and Michael Ernst, left, at Hemlock State Brewing Co. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in Mountlake Terrace, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Hemlock State, Mountlake Terrace’s new brewery, opens Friday

The business was founded by three church congregants who discovered a common love for craft beer.

Co-owners Jerret Botch and Michael Ernst, left, at Hemlock State Brewing Co. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in Mountlake Terrace, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

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Fisherman’s Village Music Festival: Everett’s Scuttlebutt Taproom & Brewery will host at number of shows during this year’s Fisherman’s Village Music Festival on May 17… Continue reading

Five affordable wines, from Italy, Brazil and California

Frappato is the sort of delicious cheap red wine they serve in Europe that is hard to find here.

Drink this: Everett brewery gets in on the new hard seltzer craze

Lazy Boy Brewing recently made a 10-gallon pilot batch of a coconut and lime spiked sparkling water.

‘Double gold’: An extra-special bottle of Northwest wine

The medal is only for wines that earned a gold medal by unanimous vote at the Cascadia competition.

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Here’s where to find some of the best Northwest wines

These six wines earned the best-of-class distinction at the Cascadia International Wine Competition.