Are you one of those people who “drink seasonally” — IPA to ring in spring, rosé in summer, stout to transition into fall, a spicy, warm Rhône-style blend for winter? Get ready to up your seasonal drinking game by grabbing a seat at one of these eight tasting and taprooms for the season at hand.
Beer: Island Hoppin’ Brewery, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA
Trade throngs of tourists for a handful of locals on this quaint island, over a flagship Old Madrona imperial red before a backdrop of high seas and snowcapped mountains.
Wine: Barrister, Spokane, WA
Winter in the Inland Empire is a beautiful, sometimes brutal thing meant to be enjoyed with hearty, core-thawing Columbia Valley wines.
Beer: Solera Brewery, Parkdale, OR
Being on the right side of Mt. Hood’s rain shadow surrounded by flowering orchards with a highly seasonal, spontaneously fermented ale is spring bliss.
Wine: Tantalus, Kelowna, BC
Take in the arresting Okanagan spring bloom and makings of vintage 2018 from British Columbia’s fist LEED-certified winery, with an estate Blanc de Noir in hand.
Beer: KettleHouse Brewing Co., Missoula, MT
Summer is for the outdoors, KettleHouse knows. Its green legacy of canning fine beers, plus a new amphitheater along the Blackfoot River, has us headed for the door.
Wine: Jacob Williams, Wishram, WA
If there is anything more summery than watching windsurfers navigate the dramatic Columbia River Gorge in between sips of reserve Chardonnay, we’d like to know.
Beer: Wolves & People, Newberg, OR
The Willamette Valley’s most estate-focused brewery is also set on an old hazelnut orchard in the foothills of the Chehalem Mountains, all the more vibrant come autumn.
Wine: Brooks Wine, Amity, OR
A longtime industry favorite backed by outstanding wines during the heat of harvest, as vineyard rows turn golden-yellow and the excitement of crush is palpable.