Hops and Sips

Everett bar owners talk about beer, business and nightlife

Everett bar owners talk about beer, business and nightlife

The Independent Beer Bar downtown recently celebrated its third anniversary.

Everett bar owners talk about beer, business and nightlife
Northwest Wine: Explore Washington’s newest shared wine region

Northwest Wine: Explore Washington’s newest shared wine region

The Lewis-Clark Valley is a bi-state appleation that includes Washington and Idaho.

Northwest Wine: Explore Washington’s newest shared wine region

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

Whitewall 5th anniversary: Marysville’s Whitewall Brewing is hosting its fifth anniversary party from 1 to 8 p.m. March 2 at the brewery, 14524 Smokey Point… Continue reading

Northwest Wine: These red wines go beyond the mainstream

Northwest Wine: These red wines go beyond the mainstream

The Pacific Northwest is a diverse region with over 100 grape varieties — some you haven’t heard of.

Northwest Wine: These red wines go beyond the mainstream
Visit Snohomish County breweries during Saturday’s open house

Visit Snohomish County breweries during Saturday’s open house

About a dozen local brewhouses are opening their doors for this year’s Washington Beer Open House.

Visit Snohomish County breweries during Saturday’s open house
Drink this: Scuttlebutt’s new collab beer was made in a log

Drink this: Scuttlebutt’s new collab beer was made in a log

A 14th-century method and a hollowed-out chunk of fir culminate in Wood You Please Sahti.

Drink this: Scuttlebutt’s new collab beer was made in a log
Fruit wines an important part of Northwest wine country

Fruit wines an important part of Northwest wine country

Carefully made wine made from fruit is commanding respect at judgings.

Fruit wines an important part of Northwest wine country

Special libations-related events in Snohomish County

Valentine’s Day Pet Food Drive at Skookum: Arlington’s Skookum Brewery is hosting a Valentine’s Day Pet Food Drive from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 23… Continue reading

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

Sound to Summit Brewing 4th anniversary: Snohomish’s Sound to Summit Brewing is hosting its fourth anniversary party Feb. 16 at the brewery, 1830 Bickford Ave.,… Continue reading

Pinot noir emerges from many corners of our region

Pinot noir emerges from many corners of our region

Oregon’s best known for the varietal, but excellent pinot noir also is being made on Whidbey.

Pinot noir emerges from many corners of our region
When the snow piles up, it’s nice to walk and get a good drink

When the snow piles up, it’s nice to walk and get a good drink

There’s a certain vibe after gingerly strolling to a neighborhood watering hole to warm up.

When the snow piles up, it’s nice to walk and get a good drink
Snohomish distillery and winery team up for Valentine’s Day

Snohomish distillery and winery team up for Valentine’s Day

Skip Rock Distillers is offering its Blackberry Liqueur, and Kasia Winery its Off the Hook rose.

Snohomish distillery and winery team up for Valentine’s Day

Booze Calendar: Libation-related events in Snohomish County

GEBL IPA Bracket Challenge: Everett’s Crucible Brewing is hosting the 2019 Greater Everett Brewers League IPA Bracket Challenge competition from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.… Continue reading

Diamond Knot, Scuttlebutt roll out cans to lure new customers

Diamond Knot, Scuttlebutt roll out cans to lure new customers

Snohomish County’s two oldest craft breweries rebrand with new lineups of beer in cans

Diamond Knot, Scuttlebutt roll out cans to lure new customers
Prosser showcases wine history in heart of Yakima Valley

Prosser showcases wine history in heart of Yakima Valley

The town has been the focal point of the Washington wine industry since its early days.

Prosser showcases wine history in heart of Yakima Valley

The 20 best wines for under 20 bucks

2016 Chateau Ste. Michelle Dry Riesling leads the list of excellent bargain whites.

Drink this: Passion fruit meets pot in Lazy Boy’s new hazy IPA

Drink this: Passion fruit meets pot in Lazy Boy’s new hazy IPA

The Everett brewery’s Strata Hazy IPA has flavors of tangerine, mango, apricot and passion fruit.

Drink this: Passion fruit meets pot in Lazy Boy’s new hazy IPA

Booze calendar

5th annual Chili Cook-off at Gallagher’s: Edmonds’ Gallagher’s Where-U-Brew is hosting its fifth annual Chili Cook-off at 2 p.m. Jan. 26 at the homebrewing store,… Continue reading

Seven Hills makes its (crimson) mark with a Bordeaux focus

Seven Hills makes its (crimson) mark with a Bordeaux focus

Seven Hills Winery, launched in 1988, is the fifth-oldest winery in the Walla Walla Valley.

Seven Hills makes its (crimson) mark with a Bordeaux focus
Five better-than-decent Northwest wines for under 20 bucks

Five better-than-decent Northwest wines for under 20 bucks

You can find them at your favorite wine shop — and maybe even any supermarket.

Five better-than-decent Northwest wines for under 20 bucks
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