Hops and Sips

Snohomish brewer ages ales in whiskey and oak wine barrels

Snohomish brewer ages ales in whiskey and oak wine barrels

All four beers for this weekend’s SnoTown Barrel Program Release Weekend celebration.

Snohomish brewer ages ales in whiskey and oak wine barrels

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

National Championship with Oakshire: Everett’s Brews Almighty is hosting Eugene’s Oakshire Brewing during the college football national championship game at 5 p.m. Jan. 7 at… Continue reading

Gehringer brothers rank among the Northwest’s best producers

Gehringer brothers rank among the Northwest’s best producers

With 78 Platinum Awards, Walter and Gordon Gehringer’s winery is “The King of the Platinum.”

Gehringer brothers rank among the Northwest’s best producers
How to make a pear-ginger shrub mocktail fit for a party

How to make a pear-ginger shrub mocktail fit for a party

Blend the syrup with some ginger beer and a dash of bitters, and you have yourself a zero-roof bash.

How to make a pear-ginger shrub mocktail fit for a party
Drink this: A look ahead at the brew year of 2019

Drink this: A look ahead at the brew year of 2019

Here are a few things the Herald’s beer aficionado Aaron Swaney is looking forward to next year.

Drink this: A look ahead at the brew year of 2019

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

South Everett Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl: Everett’s Crucible Brewing, Middleton Brewing and Lazy Boy Brewing will host the South Everett Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl from… Continue reading

Drink this: Snohomish pub to host wassail evening — with more ale

Center Public House made a mulled wine for the pub’s wassail event the Sunday before Christmas.

Northwest Wine: Leavenworth is a wonderland for wine lovers

Northwest Wine: Leavenworth is a wonderland for wine lovers

More than 20 wineries now operate tasting rooms in the Barvarian-themed town.

Northwest Wine: Leavenworth is a wonderland for wine lovers
Northwest Wine: Exploring state’s Cascade Valley wine region

Northwest Wine: Exploring state’s Cascade Valley wine region

Famous for its apples and cherries, more and more vineyards are being planted in the Cascades.

Northwest Wine: Exploring state’s Cascade Valley wine region

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

Christmas Caroling and Sing Along: Port Gardner Bay Winery is hosting its annual Christmas party with caroling and holiday sing alongs at 6:30 p.m. Dec.… Continue reading

Drink this: The ugly Christmas sweater party phenomenon
Drink this: The ugly Christmas sweater party phenomenon

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

Watts Winter Beers Release Party: Bothell’s Watts Brewing will release its two newest winter beers, Xylocopa Stout and Solitary Series Winter 2018 Imperial Brown Ale,… Continue reading

Drink this: Holiday gifts for the booze lovers on your list

Drink this: Holiday gifts for the booze lovers on your list

Here are some non-liquid and liquid ideas for friends and family who like adult beverages.

Drink this: Holiday gifts for the booze lovers on your list
Pacific Northwest ranks 4th in world’s best wine regions

Pacific Northwest ranks 4th in world’s best wine regions

Together, Washington and Oregon have 11 wines on Wine Spectator magazine’s yearly Top 100 list.

Pacific Northwest ranks 4th in world’s best wine regions
Drink this: New brew named for Ale Spike’s move near airfield

Drink this: New brew named for Ale Spike’s move near airfield

The company shut down its bottleshop in Stanwood and opened a brewery on Camano Island.

Drink this: New brew named for Ale Spike’s move near airfield

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

Lake Stevens Brewing 2nd anniversary: Lake Stevens Brewing is celebrating its second birthday with special beer releases, raffles, daily specials and more all weekend at… Continue reading

Red blends are among Washington’s most interesting wines

Red blends are among Washington’s most interesting wines

If there is any thread of continuity with this type of red wine, it is often the inclusion of syrah.

Red blends are among Washington’s most interesting wines

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

BABS release at Skookum: Skookum’s annual release of its Barrel Aged Breakfast Stout begins noon Nov. 23 at the brewery, 17925 59th Ave. NE, Arlington.… Continue reading

Drink this: New Summit series named after the tallest peaks

Drink this: New Summit series named after the tallest peaks

Sound to Summit in Snohomish is brewing seven beers in honor of the Seven Summits. Denali is first.

Drink this: New Summit series named after the tallest peaks
Northwest Wine: State’s cabernet sauvignon coming into its own

Northwest Wine: State’s cabernet sauvignon coming into its own

This bold red wine features a uniquely Washington style that was 10 years in the making.

Northwest Wine: State’s cabernet sauvignon coming into its own
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