Hops and Sips

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Skagit Beer Week: The second annual Skagit Valley Malting Showcase is April 7 at Farmstrong Brewing and features beers brewed with local malts from 10… Continue reading

Yakima Valley remains cradle of Washington wine

At 709,000 acres, it became the state’s first federally recognized viticultural area in 1983.

Here’s what it takes to make top-rated Northwest wine

Only 1 in 10 wines earn Great Northwest Wine’s top rating — and it depends upon myriad aspects.

Drink this: Milkshake beer is the next evolution in hazy IPAs

Most milkshake IPAs have a juicy flavor, fruity aroma and a thick mouthfeel.

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

Fort George Brewing tasting: Monroe’s Harry’s on Tye is hosting Astoria’s Fort George Brewing for a tasting at 5 p.m. March 30 at the taproom,… Continue reading

After long search, public house finds a home in Snohomish

For more than two years, Scott and Loni Wetzel tried and failed to open Center Public House.

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

Foggy Noggin 8th Anniversary: Bothell’s Foggy Noggin Brewing, 22329 53rd Ave. SE, Bothell, is hosting a weekend of events and releasing its 2018 Anniversary Ale… Continue reading

State’s merlot second only to cabernet sauvignon

The red grapes grown in Washington make a sturdy wine, with tannin structures that often rival cab.

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

Sumerian Brewing tasting: Lynnwood’s Total Wine & More is hosting Woodinville’s Sumerian Brewing for a tasting from 4 to 7 p.m. March 16 at the… Continue reading

Here are 7 locally made beers to try for this St. Patrick’s Day

Sound to Summit in Snohomish made one of the brews especially for Shawn O’Donnell’s restaurants.

Walla Walla nearly as famous for its grapes as for its wines

More than 130 wineries call the valley home, making it a destination for wine tourists.

Drink This! Wildwood whiskey aged 2 years worth the wait

Wildwood Spirits Co. in Bothell has released a new wheated bourbon called The Dark Door.

America’s favorite wine is well-represented in the Northwest

Chardonnay is, and continues to be, America’s favorite wine. Of course, California leads the way, and with 675,000 tons crushed in last fall’s harvest, chardonnay… Continue reading

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

Snohomish Wine Festival: Taste wines from more than 30 local wineries at the Snohomish Wine Festival on March 3 at Thomas Family Farms, 9010 Marsh… Continue reading

Marysville brewer ages winter beer in Arlington distiller’s barrels

Whitewall creates two whiskey barrel-aged versions of its Winter Wonderland beer.

Oregon has retained its laser focus on bottling pinot noir

The red grape is famous in France’s Burgundy region and Northern California’s Russian River Valley.

Everett’s The Independent Beer Bar turns 2

The brewery’s anniversary party will begin at 4 p.m. and last until midnight.

Beer of the Week: Hazy IPA, 4-Ways

Four Snohomish breweries decided to brew a single malt hazy IPA made with four different hops.

Defunct brewers collaborate on five all-star beers

The new brews will be pouring at SnoTown Brewing during the Washington Beer Open House on Feb. 24.

Snohomish County booze-related events

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