Hops and Sips

Beer, wine, spirits: Snohomish County booze calendar

Monroe Oktoberfest: Enjoy bingo, brats and beer at the Monroe Oktoberfest at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at the East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River… Continue reading

Bothell is the place to be for a craft beer this weekend

Take your pick: There are five beer-related events on Friday and Saturday in and around Bothell.

Oregon pinot gris tops Great Northwest Wine invite judging

Pike Road Pinot Gris won best of Show in the 2017 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition.

Beer of the Week: Bale Breaker Brewing’s Citra Slicker

This wet hop IPA was named the winner in the IPA category at last year’s Fresh Hop Ale Festival.

Beer, wine, spirits: Snohomish County booze calendar

Brew &Cider Fest: The Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Brew &Cider Fest from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 6 at… Continue reading

Walla Walla winery has a reputation for wonderful white wines

L’Ecole No. 41, the third-oldest winery in Walla Walla Valley, bucks the area’s red-wine reputation.

Ancient Lakes important for Washington state’s white wines

The region named for its pothole lakes grows great chardonnay, riesling and sauvignon blanc grapes.

Beer of the Week: Crucible Brewing’s pumpkin golden ale

The Everett brewery’s Brett’er Than Gold was aged in Woodinville Whiskey bourbon barrels for one year.

Beer, wine, spirits: Snohomish County booze calendar

Kulshan Brewing tasting: Monroe’s Harry’s on Tye is hosting Bellingham’s Kulshan Brewing from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 29 at the taproom, 14286 169th Ave.,… Continue reading

Crucible Brewing to open 2nd taproom, brewery in Woodinville

The Everett brewpub has bought the former Twelve Bars Brewing’s assets to make and serve more beer.

Seven Oktoberfests to try in and around Snohomish County

Find your lederhosen: These Barviarian-themed beer festivals take place in September and October.

Beer of the Week: 5 Rights Brewing’s Fresh hop imperial IPA

The Marysville brewery named its beer Wobbly the Laborer after the Industrial Workers of the World.

Beer, wine, spirits: Snohomish County booze calendar

End of Summer Beer Garden Hog Roast: Seattle’s Ravenna Brewing is hosting Everett Crucible Brewing for an End of Summer Beer Garden Hog Roast from… Continue reading

Interest in GSM blends percolating in the Pacific Northwest

We’re likely to see more of this red style of wine made with grenache, syrah and mourvedre grapes.

Spada Farmhouse Brewery is moving to downtown Snohomish

Owner John Spada says the brewery’s turn-of-the-century barn off Spada Road is too cold in winter.

Upper Left Beerfest raises a glass to the area’s good taste

The new beer and music event, downtown this weekend, replaces the Everett Craft Beer Festival.

Beer, wine and spirits: Snohomish County booze calendar

Chuckanut collaboration release at Special Brews: Lynnwood’s Special Brews taps a special collaboration beer brewed by Bellingham’s Chuckanut Brewery at 5 p.m. Sept. 15 at… Continue reading

Beers of the Week: A look at 10 Upper Left Beerfest brews

On tap at the fest A look at 10 of the beers from local brewers at this weekend’s Upper Left Beerfest. About To Go Down… Continue reading

Interest in syrah grows throughout Oregon wine industry

We tend to think of Oregon as pinot noir country, and that is richly deserved. The recent 2016 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Census Report showed… Continue reading

This contest-winning cocktail tells a hard-to-put-down story

The way AJ Temple sees it, every cocktail tells a story. He also believes his Temple Distilling gins are the perfect main character for a… Continue reading