The catastrophic landslide in Oso last month brought the nearest incorporated town into the news, too: Darrington, Wash. Until the mountain fell, the biggest news in Darrington this spring was the planned opening of the Whiskey Ridge Brewing Co.
This is smaller than nano, a ten-gallon brew kettle made out of a recycled keg. From little acorns,
Jack Hatley owns and runs the brewery with his wife. The building's owner intends to put a distillery in a space to the side, and the option of a shot and a pint, hand crafted, could be a good draw.