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Old Schoolhouse Brewery in transition, will stay small 

Old Schoolhouse Brewery in transition, will stay small 

By Laurelle Walsh

Old Schoolhouse Brewery (OSB) has made the decision to stay small and focus on quality, said co-owner Casey Ruud. “Our next step would be …

Entrepreneur comes ‘eqpd’ to launch new business in Twisp

Entrepreneur comes ‘eqpd’ to launch new business in Twisp

By Ann McCreary
Launching a manufacturing business in a place as remote as Twisp has its challenges, Jonathan Baker acknowledges. “But the challenges are …
Wine ‘growlers’ now allowed at winery tasting rooms

Wine ‘growlers’ now allowed at winery tasting rooms

Beginning Thursday (June 12), a new state law will allow family wineries in Washington state to fill wine “growlers” — customer-owned, reusable and re-sealable bottles — at tasting rooms that are separate from wineries. To celebrate, Lost River Winery will host an event at its Seattle tasting room near the Pike Place Market, from 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., with free...
Old Schoolhouse beers win gold

Old Schoolhouse beers win gold

Old Schoolhouse Brewery of Winthrop won two gold medals at the North American Beer Awards last weekend in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Uncle Big’s Brown won the gold in the brown porter category and Brewer’s Reserve Imperial Stout took the medal in the imperial stout category. The event is conducted as a single blind sampling followed...
Fresh faces, expanded services at Winthrop PT and Fitness

Fresh faces, expanded services at Winthrop PT and Fitness

By Laurelle Walsh

Winthrop Physical Therapy and Fitness has new owners: Jenna and Brett Kokes. In what is clearly a win-win for all …

Ride Trek demo bikes on Chickadee trail

Ride Trek demo bikes on Chickadee trail

Methow Cycle & Sport in Winthrop is once again partnering with Trek Bicycle to offer free factory demo rides on Trek mountain, road and cross bikes on Saturday (May 31). The event will get underway at 10 a.m. at Sun Mountain’s Chickadee Trailhead and continue through 3 p.m. Riders must produce a credit card and...
Welborns purchase passenger shuttle biz from Gabby Cabby

Welborns purchase passenger shuttle biz from Gabby Cabby

By Laurelle Walsh
Brothers Jeremy and Tyler Welborn, owners of Classic Towing in Twisp, expanded their operations in April to include …
Fly shop changes hands, locations

Fly shop changes hands, locations

By Laurelle Walsh
Alison Philbin and Greg Knab, owner/operators of Mt. Gardner Inn in Winthrop, are no longer in the fly-fishing business.  “It will be nice to …
Cascades Outdoor Store opens this week

Cascades Outdoor Store opens this week

The new Cascades Outdoor Store on Riverside Avenue in Winthrop will have an informal open house on Thursday (May 22) from 4 – 6 p.m. before an official grand opening at 10 a.m. on Friday, owners Brian and Amy Sweet said this week. Brian Sweet said construction has been underway for about three months, led by Larry...
Winthrop Store offers fresh food, gifts and more in expanded space

Winthrop Store offers fresh food, gifts and more in expanded space

By Don Nelson The grand opening of the newly christened Winthrop Store last weekend couldn’t have been more timely for the Bowers family — except for the T-shirts, which have yet to arrive. Otherwise, the store drew a steady crowd on Saturday — when the town was full of people celebrating ’49er Days — to introduce its new deli and expanded...