Liquor industry shaken, stirred by social media

By MICHELLE LOCKE, Associated Press August 11, 2015 6 a.m.

SAN FRANCISCO — Want your martini shaken not stirred? How about streamed to your mobile device?

Liquor licenses

By The Columbian July 27, 2015 6 a.m.

The following have applied to the Washington state Liquor Control Board:

Latte Da going with flow

By Scott Hewitt June 13, 2015 6 a.m.

Let there be beer. And let it flow.

Off Beat: Brewery marks refuge's 50th with limited-edition label

By Justin Runquist May 18, 2015 6 a.m.

The Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a pairing of beer and birds.

Caffe Piccolo Paradiso's move allows Birch Street Lounge to grow

By Justin Runquist April 7, 2015 6 a.m.

CAMAS — On a busy Friday night, Birch Street Uptown Lounge often turns away dozens of would-be customers.

Inaugural Spring Brewfest draws 3,100 beer fans

By Justin Runquist March 26, 2015 6 a.m.

After taking down the big white tents at Esther Short Park this week, Cody Gray deemed his first-ever Spring Brewfest a successful event with staying power.

Business keeps booming in downtown Camas

By Justin Runquist March 6, 2015 6 a.m.

If you last took a walk down Fourth Avenue in downtown Camas a year ago, you might not recognize the place today.

Idaho liquor sales boosted by Washington state residents

By Associated Press February 9, 2015 11:30 a.m.

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho liquor sales are up.

County's winery code matures, ripens

By Viki Eierdam for The Columbian January 25, 2015 6 a.m.

BATTLE GROUND — Last month, Clark County posted a "do not occupy" notice on the exterior of Rusty Grape Vineyard's entrance door. If this sounds like déjà vu, it's because several North County wineries received similar notices around the Christmas holiday in 2013.

Court: Distillers don't have to chip in for $105M shortfall

By Associated Press January 8, 2015 11:12 a.m.

OLYMPIA — Washington's Supreme Court says distillers who ship their own spirits — rather than using a distributor — don't have to help cover a $105 million shortfall in licensing fees.

2 tapped to fill liquor board vacancies

By GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press January 7, 2015 9:09 p.m.

SEATTLE — Gov. Jay Inslee nominated a former Kitsap County prosecutor and a veteran state employee Wednesday to the three-member board that oversees the state's liquor and marijuana industries.

Spirits: Toasts of their towns

By Maria Recio, McClatchy Washington Bureau January 4, 2015 6 a.m.

WASHINGTON —Consumers increasingly are enjoying locally made spirits as a new generation embraces drinks made from recipes dating to the days of Prohibition.

Retiring Liquor Control Board chair now speaking freely

By Associated Press December 9, 2014 10:44 a.m.

SEATTLE — Sharon Foster is retiring as head of the Washington Liquor Control Board and is now speaking freely.

2 members leaving Liquor Control Board

By Associated Press November 13, 2014 9:38 a.m.

SPOKANE — Two of the three people on the state board that regulates Washington's liquor and marijuana laws are stepping down.

Mint Tea shuts down its cannabis-friendly tent

August 2, 2014 12:31 a.m.

Mint Tea, the Vancouver restaurant that drew a storm of media attention for its "cannabis-friendly" outdoor tent, has decided to stop letting people smoke marijuana at its uptown location.