Oktoberfest On Your Own: 5 Seasonal Beers to Enjoy at Home

Molly Allen

This definitely has been the year of change, as we’ve adjusted to some sort of “new normal” based on the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. And with that, many of…

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Cocktail Recipe: Skunk Brothers Spirits’ Cinnamon Stunner

Erin James

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Cocktail Recipe: Tropicale’s Negrete

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Perry 101: A Peek Into This Pear Drink

Molly Allen

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Skagit Buckwheat Adds to the Haze

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Sip Magazine

THE BIG REVEAL!

It’s that most wonderful time of year, the release of the results from our 9th Annual Best of the Northwest competition.

As with everything else in life these days with the pandemic, the way in which we release the results will look different. This year we will virtually announce all of the top “Platinum” winners in each category (wine, beer, spirits, cider and seltzer) on the upcoming The Full Pour, Thursday November 5th at 4pm PST here on Facebook LIVE. Please be sure to tune in!

Put out across the Pacific Northwest, from Montana to Southern Oregon, an open call for submissions brought in over 1200 submissions across all categories this year, an amazing showing during this time.

The submissions were sampled blind and judged remotely and virtually this year by leading beverage industry experts, from master sommeliers and cicerones to certified spirit judges and cider buyers, who determined the top four medalists in each respective beverage category.

The full results with all the medalists (Platinum, Double Gold, Gold and Silver) will be announced in the issue of Sip Magazine, out November 18th. This will be a digital version (downloadable & printable) of the magazine sent to all of our subscribers.

See you Thursday, 11/5 at 4PM PST!
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