Hops and Sips

Wild Goose in British Columbia tops Cascadia judging again

Wild Goose in British Columbia tops Cascadia judging again

It’s the third time in four years that the winery topped the annual showcase of Pacific Northwest wines.

Wild Goose in British Columbia tops Cascadia judging again
Northwest Wine: Dobbes Family Estate continues tradition of excellence

Northwest Wine: Dobbes Family Estate continues tradition of excellence

His name is still on the bottle, as well as many cans, and because Joe Dobbes placed the right people in charge, the winery and… Continue reading

Northwest Wine: Dobbes Family Estate continues tradition of excellence
Columbia Valley wineries look back on ‘St. Helens Vintage’

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.

Columbia Valley wineries look back on ‘St. Helens Vintage’
Rob Mercer adds to his family’s legacy as honorary grower

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.

Rob Mercer adds to his family’s legacy as honorary grower
Willamette Valley rallies around #WinesForTheFrontlines

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.

Willamette Valley rallies around #WinesForTheFrontlines
Reach for a Northwest rose during this time of quarantine

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.

Reach for a Northwest rose during this time of quarantine
Drink This: Snohomish brewery making big move to First Street

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.

Drink This: Snohomish brewery making big move to First Street
During the shutdown, Republic Bottleshop opens in Marysville

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.

During the shutdown, Republic Bottleshop opens in Marysville
Drink This: Distillery switches from gin to hand sanitizer

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.

Drink This: Distillery switches from gin to hand sanitizer
Westport Winery transforms storied grapes into hand sanitizer

Westport Winery transforms storied grapes into hand sanitizer

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

Westport Winery transforms storied grapes into hand sanitizer
Southern Oregon’s innovative Abacela Winery marks 25 years

Southern Oregon’s innovative Abacela Winery marks 25 years

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

Southern Oregon’s innovative Abacela Winery marks 25 years
Drink This: Grab a growler from your favorite local brewery

Drink This: Grab a growler from your favorite local brewery

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

Drink This: Grab a growler from your favorite local brewery
The secret sauce behind some of the Northwest’s top red blends

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Drink this: Scuttlebutt no longer brewing with English ale yeast
The rise of rose in Northwest wine comes in many shades

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.

The rise of rose in Northwest wine comes in many shades
Booze notebook: 5 Rights Brewing triples seating with expansion

Booze notebook: 5 Rights Brewing triples seating with expansion

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

Booze notebook: 5 Rights Brewing triples seating with expansion

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

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