more about: Northwest

What to sip: The world’s best beer is a pale ale from Olympia, WA

The world’s best beer is made in the Northwest. And that’s not just boastful brewers’ hyperbolic pride. Olympia, Washington–based Fish Brewing Company’s Beyond the Pale Ale was named the Best Beer in the World at the 2015 World Beer Awards, beating out more than 1,000 competitors from 30 countries. That’s right, the original home of Olympia Beer—proclaimed the West Coast’s best brew […]

Want to see the best street art in Seattle? Pray for rain!

Giving Seattleites something to look forward to when the clouds roll in, Peregrine Church and his merry band of artists spent much of last winter creating what they call Rainworks. Using a hydrophobic substance, they sprayed designs on the sidewalk that become visible only when wet. (The safe, biodegradable coating wears off after a few months.) This fall, the group raised enough money via Kickstarter to begin distributing the […]

Your 2015 fall reading list: Editors’ favorite books of the West

Oktoberfest, an update from ‘The Shining’ hotel—and more great travel finds