Hops and Sips

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

Ecliptic Brewing tasting: Lynnwood’s Special Brews is hosting Portland’s Ecliptic Brewing for a tasting at 5 p.m. Aug. 28 at the taproom, 14608 Highway 99,… Continue reading

Northwest Wine: A global red, malbec finds a home in Washington

Northwest Wine: A global red, malbec finds a home in Washington

Just last fall, nearly 4,000 tons were harvested in the Evergreen State, just behind cabernet franc.

Northwest Wine: A global red, malbec finds a home in Washington
The 10 brews to spend your tokens on at Upper Left Beerfest

The 10 brews to spend your tokens on at Upper Left Beerfest

The third annual beer and cider festival is taking over Everett’s Hoyt Avenue on Friday and Saturday.

The 10 brews to spend your tokens on at Upper Left Beerfest
A wine wonderland awaits north of the border in Canada’s Napa

A wine wonderland awaits north of the border in Canada’s Napa

Here are prize-winning wines from British Columbia’s stunningly beautiful Okanagan Valley.

A wine wonderland awaits north of the border in Canada’s Napa

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

Ecliptic Brewing tasting: Lynnwood’s Special Brews is hosting Portland’s Ecliptic Brewing for a tasting at 5 p.m. Aug. 28 at the taproom, 14608 Highway 99,… Continue reading

He enjoys talking about cocktails as much as making them

He enjoys talking about cocktails as much as making them

Jason Castro loves to explain the history behind the drinks at Fred’s Rivertown Alehouse in Snohomish.

He enjoys talking about cocktails as much as making them

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

Dog Days of Skookum: Celebrate your four-legged friend at Skookum’s Dog Days of Skookum event at noon Aug. 17 at the brewery, 17925 59th Ave.… Continue reading

Booze notebook: Bourbon distiller moves operations to Maltby

Booze notebook: Bourbon distiller moves operations to Maltby

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

Booze notebook: Bourbon distiller moves operations to Maltby
Northwest Wine: Wineries embrace the concept of canned wines

Northwest Wine: Wineries embrace the concept of canned wines

Seven good-quality wines in a can from some of the region’s biggest wineries.

Northwest Wine: Wineries embrace the concept of canned wines

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

Beardslee hosts home brewing competition: Bothell’s Beardslee Public House is asking local homebrewers to enter a competition to have their creation brewed and released by… Continue reading

Grapes native to Rhone Valley thrive in Washington vineyards

Grapes native to Rhone Valley thrive in Washington vineyards

Success with syrah has inspired winemakers and grape growers to seek out other Rhone varieties.

Grapes native to Rhone Valley thrive in Washington vineyards
With so many breweries in Everett, Soundbite turned to cider

With so many breweries in Everett, Soundbite turned to cider

The Everett Mall Way cidery blends cherries, blood oranges, pineapple and plums into its hard cider.

With so many breweries in Everett, Soundbite turned to cider
Owners Ernie Troth and wife Leigh Troth at the James Bay Distillery soft-opening on Friday, July 5, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett’s newest distiller has Queen Elizabeth II’s blessing

James Bay Distillery, now open at Paine Field, needed Her Majesty’s permission to sell Scotch.

Owners Ernie Troth and wife Leigh Troth at the James Bay Distillery soft-opening on Friday, July 5, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Maryhill Winery boosts production, opens posh tasting rooms

Maryhill Winery boosts production, opens posh tasting rooms

With a winemaker from New Zealand on board, it’s has been winning boatloads of awards.

Maryhill Winery boosts production, opens posh tasting rooms

Wine, spirits and beer events in Snohomish County

Dog Days of Summer South Everett Pub Crawl: The annual Dog Days of Summer South Everett Pub Crawl is Aug. 3 at Crucible Brewing, Lazy… Continue reading

Cabernet sauvignon could be called Washington’s signature wine

Cabernet sauvignon could be called Washington’s signature wine

Known as “King Cab” to winemakers, it’s the state’s most planted, expensive and famous variety.

Cabernet sauvignon could be called Washington’s signature wine
Drink Olive Juice, and help a very good cause: Olive herself

Drink Olive Juice, and help a very good cause: Olive herself

A Marysville brewer crafts a special beer, with proceeds going to help a girl who’s fighting a brain tumor.

Drink Olive Juice, and help a very good cause: Olive herself
Drink this: IPA honors Edgar as he enters the Hall of Fame

Drink this: IPA honors Edgar as he enters the Hall of Fame

Bothell’s Foggy Noggin Brewing makes a beer that aims to be as consistent as the Mariner legend.

Drink this: IPA honors Edgar as he enters the Hall of Fame
Great wine at great prices abounds in the Pacific Northwest

Great wine at great prices abounds in the Pacific Northwest

Here are four ways to score bargains on quality wine, plus four wines worth seeking out.

Great wine at great prices abounds in the Pacific Northwest