Hops and Sips

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

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.

Drink This: Scrappy Punk in Snohomish marks 3rd anniversary

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

South Everett Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl: Don your ugliest sweater and visit south Everett’s finest imbiberies for this Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl on Dec. 20.… Continue reading

Spanish white grape albarino thrives in Pacific Northwest

Spanish white grape albarino thrives in Pacific Northwest

The variety’s bright and fruity approach makes it a delicious fit with our regional cuisine.

Spanish white grape albarino thrives in Pacific Northwest
Drink this: Bottle share party to raise money for local shelter

Drink this: Bottle share party to raise money for local shelter

Taste up to 50 bottles of beer at a Dec. 17 fundraiser for the Everett Women’s and Children’s Shelter.

Drink this: Bottle share party to raise money for local shelter

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

Winter Beer Festival: There will be more than 40 breweries at this year’s Winter Beer Fest Dec. 6 and 7 at Hangar 30 at Warren… Continue reading

Booze notebook: Stout Week in Everett features strange brews

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

This Tri-City winery offers special GSM vertical tastings

This Tri-City winery offers special GSM vertical tastings

That means tasting the same wine — same winery, wine varietal and vineyard designation — from multiple years.

This Tri-City winery offers special GSM vertical tastings
Drink this: Everett’s Crucible Brewing pours beer in Japan

Drink this: Everett’s Crucible Brewing pours beer in Japan

Head brewer Paul Maychrzak went to Tokyo to serve Crucible beer at the American Craft Beer Experience.

Drink this: Everett’s Crucible Brewing pours beer in Japan
Seven wines that pair beautifully with your Christmas feast

Seven wines that pair beautifully with your Christmas feast

You’ll want a range of bottles on the table, from sparkling whites to beefy reds.

Seven wines that pair beautifully with your Christmas feast

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

JP Trodden grand opening: Maltby’s JP Trodden bourbon distillery is hosting a grand opening for its new tasting room and distillery, 9206 200th St. SE,… Continue reading

Drink this: A cold-weather six pack to warm the Grinch’s heart

Drink this: A cold-weather six pack to warm the Grinch’s heart

Sound to Summit’s Adam Frantz wrote a Dr. Seuss-inspired poem to go with a winter warmer’s release.

Drink this: A cold-weather six pack to warm the Grinch’s heart
Your regional wine shopping list for Thanksgiving weekend

Your regional wine shopping list for Thanksgiving weekend

Serve these top wines from the Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition with your Thanksgiving feast.

Your regional wine shopping list for Thanksgiving weekend
Northwest’s top winemakers embracing Italian red varieties

Northwest’s top winemakers embracing Italian red varieties

Winemaker Charles Smith produces seven Italian-inspired bottlings under the ViNO CasaSmith brand.

Northwest’s top winemakers embracing Italian red varieties
He went from an ID-checking doorman to a certified cicerone

He went from an ID-checking doorman to a certified cicerone

Blake Fitzgerald shares his extensive beer knowledge at Josh’s Taps and Caps in Snohomish.

He went from an ID-checking doorman to a certified cicerone

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

Skookum releases In Ruins: Arlington’s Skookum Brewery is releasing In Ruins, an English-style barleywine aged 14 months in local bourbon barrels, on Nov. 8 at… Continue reading

Fall flavor: Five cocktails to toast autumn in the Northwest

Fall flavor: Five cocktails to toast autumn in the Northwest

Five expert mixologists in Snohomish County share seasonal potent potables — some sweet, some spicy.

Fall flavor: Five cocktails to toast autumn in the Northwest
Booze notebook: Skookum Brewery cans its award-winning IPA

Booze notebook: Skookum Brewery cans its award-winning IPA

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

Booze notebook: Skookum Brewery cans its award-winning IPA

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

Scuttlebutt Halloween Party: Everett’s Scuttlebutt Taproom & Brewery is hosting its Halloween Party at 5 p.m. Nov. 1. There will be live music from The… Continue reading

Syrah firmly established in Washington as No. 3 red grape

Syrah firmly established in Washington as No. 3 red grape

The very first vines of the Rhone Valley variety were planted in 1986 at Red Willow Vineyard near Yakima.

Syrah firmly established in Washington as No. 3 red grape
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