Thursday, February 26, 2009

New Arrivals

1. Ommegang Biere De Mars-Amber ale with brettanomyces. Haven't tried it yet, but it seems to be packed with yeast. Lots of floaty bits.
2.Eel River Acai Berry Wheat
3. Marin Brewing Company "Star Brew" Wheat Wine-For those of you who have never tried a wheat wine, you're missing out. It's a seasonal style, brewed by very few producers for only a limited time. This one is a great example of the style. Pick one up!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

William Brand

Everyone should have a drink for William Brand today. He was a great beer writer, and a friend of Healthy Spirits. He will be missed.
SAN FRANCISCO — William Brand, a longtime reporter for the Oakland Tribune, died early Friday as a result of injuries suffered in a Muni train incident in San Francisco Feb. 8. He was 70.Brand died at San Francisco General Hospital, surrounded by family and friends, according to a friend of the family.A recently retired reporter, Brand was walking near Second and King streets around 9:10 p.m. Feb. 8 when he was hit by oncoming N-Judah train, SF police said.Brand was knocked into a nearby pole by the impact, police Inspector Dean Taylor said.The investigation is continuing, but it appears to have been an accident, Taylor said.Brand retired from regular news gathering at the Tribune in November after 27 years at the paper. He continued to write a well-read beer blog titled “What’s On Tap.”The night he was struck by the train, Brand was returning from the 21st Amendment Brewery on Second Street where he had attended a food and beer pairing event he was writing about for his blog.A memorial service is planned and details will be announced later today, a friend said.

Friday, February 20, 2009


The newest small batch LIPS OF FAITH release from New Belgium has arrived.

This is from the same series as the coveted LA FOLIE, so grab it while you still can! Come and get it!


Thursday, February 19, 2009


Fred from the Wood 2008 is here. Quantities are limited.
I hate to tell people this up front, but it will be in March's
Beer of the Month. This is a great beer that everyone should be excited to try.



Thursday, February 12, 2009


Just arrived:

1.Elysian Dragonstooth Stout 22oz.

2. Elysian Avatar Jasmine IPA 22oz.

3. Elysian "The Immortal" IPA 22oz.

4. Elysian "The Wise" ESB 22oz.

Still a decent amount of Consecration and Batch 23 left.

Come and get it!


Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Here's all the non-Russian River stuff we got today.

1. Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch (with the weasel coffee

2. Amager Sundby Stout

3. Amager Batch One Barleywine

4. Amager H.R. Fredericksen Danish Imperial Stout

5. Nogne-O Batch #100

6. Nogne-O Dark Horizon Batch 2

7.Panil Barriquee Riserva

8. Baird Shizuoka Natsumikan Ale

9. Baird Dark Sky Imperial Stout

10. Mikkeller It's Alright!

11. Brouwerij Strubbe Ichtegem's Oud Bruin 750ml

12. Brouwerij Strubbe Ichtegems Grand Cru Flemish Red (Sour) Ale 750ml

13. Keyte Double-Triple 750ml

14. Dikke Mathile 750ml

15. Houten Kop 750ml

16. Oud Zottegems Bier 750ml

17. Keyte Triple

18. Wittoen Triple




Russian River Consecration has arrived at Healthy Spirits!!!

We have also recieved a limited supply of Damnation Batch #23.

I got lots of other stuff today which will be posted later, but I am posting this seperately, cause I know a lot of people have been waiting patiently.

In order to make sure everybody gets a chance to try these beers, we're going to limit bottle sales to 2 of each per person each per visit.

They will not last long. We are willing to hold bottles for up to one business day. After that, the bottles will become available again for sale. To reserve bottles, call us at 415=255-0610.

Seriously, these are two of Russian River's best beers. Grab some before it's gone.



Saturday, February 7, 2009

New Arrivals

First of all, I hope everyone is enjoying all the great beer events throughout the city. If you haven't made plans yet, be sure to check out for all the details. Healthy Spirits is currently stocked to the brim with some of the best beers in the world, so when you're done with beer week events and are looking for a nightcap, stop in and say hello!

We've been getting lots of calls about the Russian River Consecration. Believe me, I'm as excited about it as you are. As of today, we do not know the exact date we will be recieving it, but rest assured that as soon as it comes , it will be on the blog. You'll be able to call and reserve bottles. Depending on how much we get there may be a bottle limit, but we will try to keep it fair. I know some of you probably have Beer Advocate trades lined up :) If you call to reserve bottles, we will only hold them for 1 business day. Anyway, that's a lot of information considering we don't even have it yet. I just thought it would put some people's minds at ease.

Okay. New Arrivals time.

1. Allagash Interlude 2008

2. Allagash Black

3. Ballast Point Sea Monster Stout

4. Full Sail Slipknot

Drink, you drinkers!


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

CHECK THIS OUT!!! Big Sky "Olde Bluehair" Barleywine

This highly regarded barleywine from Montana is aged for 3 months in American oak bourbon barrels, and limited to 1800 bottles. Each bottle is hand numbered.

Get it before it's gone!

Also, be sure to try the new batch of Stone's hoppy barleywine "Old Guardian!"