Sip Magazine.

Seattle-based Sip Magazine has been a Northwest resource for all things craft beverage since 2009. Family-owned and female-run, Sip shares stories and news through its print magazine and website, along with new releases, events and industry insights through its social channels.

Formerly Sip Northwest, the publication evolved into Sip Magazine in 2020. Through its group of thirsty contributors, we’re dedicated to celebrating craft culture with a focus on wine, beer, spirits and cider, along with zero-proof options. Discover profiles on producers to learn their history and goals in the industry, beverage reviews to find your next favorite sip, boozy recipes from cocktails to desserts, travel-focused stories highlighting libation destinations and more. 

Locals themselves, Sip‘s publisher, editor and writers are engrained in the Northwest and passionate about sharing all that the Pacific Northwest — and beyond — has to offer.

Kristin Ackerman Bacon

Publisher, CEO

A Washington native whose family has long ties to the wine industry in Eastern Washington, Ackerman Bacon brings more than a decade of experience with luxury lifestyle magazines to Sip Northwest. Her extensive resume includes management positions at Robb Report Vacation Homes, Estates West Magazine and Luxuryrealestate.com and selling within titles such a Robb Report, The Robb Report Collection, Worth, Denver Life and Desert Living. Since launching Sip Publishing, she has also brought to life CIDERCRAFT magazine and Sip’s Wine Guide: British Columbia launched in Spring 2017.

EMAIL:  kristin@sipmagazine.com

Melissa Ackerman Miller

Chief Operating Officer

A native to Washington State, Miller brings over a decade of business development and operation experience to Sip Northwest magazine. Prior to her involvement with Sip Northwest, Miller spent over 12 years in the business operations of an Arizona Spring Training Facility and management of Recreation Department. Her diverse experience includes managing multi-million dollar operational and capital budgets, revenue/expense forecasting, project planning and implementation, marketing and advertising, sponsorship development and event development, along with marketing and implementation.

EMAIL:    melissa@sippublishing.com

Banana Bourbon Cupcakes

Notes of vanilla, banana, brown sugar and bourbon come together in these super-moist, flavorful cupcakes. We used Woodinville Whiskey Co. Straight Bourbon Whiskey for this recipe, but it can be swapped for another craft bourbon option. Ingredients For the cupcakes: 1...

Hotel 1000 Reveals Property Renovations, Ushering in a New Era of Modern Sophistication

Luxury hotel unveils a transformation of Seattle’s first Topgolf Swing Suite and craft cocktail bar by celebrated Seattle mixologist Hotel 1000, LXR Hotels & Resorts today announces the unveiling of Rosebay, a sophisticated, sleek craft cocktail bar, and The...

Beer Near Here

Everyone knows about Ballard and East Portland. Take a stroll through four under-the-radar beer districts where the next beverage is always just a few steps away. The Pacific Northwest is home to approximately 1,000 independent craft breweries. Most of them have...

Two Washington Winemakers See Orange

As wine lovers seek out alternatives to traditional Bordeaux, Burgundy and Rhone varietals and wine styles, orange wine — aka skin-contact wine — is drawing the attention of winemakers interested in expanding their repertoire. Two Vintners owner/winemaker, Morgan Lee,...

Harvest Festival: Come to Woodinville on Sept. 30 to see how wine is made

Pull back the rouge-colored curtain to see how the wine is made. The Warehouse District of Woodinville, Washington, will be hosting Harvest Festival on Saturday, Sept. 30, a celebration of the harvesting of wine grapes, wherein all guests will have the opportunity to...

Sip and Stay: Honeybees Play a Role in the Culinary Program at Canada’s Fairmont Empress

Located in Victoria, Canada, on British Columbia’s Vancouver Island, you’ll find the Fairmont Empress Hotel. Nestled against Victoria’s Inner Harbor, the historic hotel is known as Canada’s Castle on the Coast, and it’s easy to understand why. The hotel opened in 1908...

A Tale of Two Victors, part 2

Building a legacy at De La Luz Wines Victor De La Luz is from Tehuacán, Mexico, about 150 miles southeast of Mexico City. He had a difficult childhood. After losing his father when he was 3 years old, his mother tried hard but struggled to make ends meet. “When I was...

Tale of Two Victors

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, this two-part story celebrates two Washington state Hispanic winemakers named Victor. Victor Palencia and Victor De La Luz have a lot more in common than their occupations and first names. Their journeys are about deep...

Batch 206 Distillery Changes Name to Old Log Cabin Distillery with New Ownership Posed to Champion Namesake Bourbon Whiskey

The juggernaut team has impressive chops in the PNW’s business and distilling world, placing Old Log Cabin Bourbon Whiskey in strategic hands for future growth. SEATTLE – Batch 206 Distillery quietly changed hands to new ownership in late 2022. New owner and...

Celebrating Oregon’s Whiskey Culture

Starting with Lewis and Clark’s 1804 expedition where they carried six barrels of whiskey as part of their provisions, whiskey has embodied Oregon’s pioneering spirit. “Oregon has the grain and water, along with ideal seasonality for aging whiskey in barrels,” says...