Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Healthy Spirits: New Stuff at Castro

New at CASTRO:

1. Stone R & R Coconut IPA (limit 3 per customer)

2. Sierra Nevada Tumbler Brown Ale

3. 21st Amendment Hop Crisis

4. Bruery Hottenroth Berliner Weisse

5. Clown Shoes Crunkle Sam American Barley Wine

6. Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break

7. Evil Twin Nomader (Brettanomyces witbier)

8. Evil Twin Justin Blaeber (blueberry Berliner-weisse)

9. Stillwater Sensory Series No.2: Small Black (black saison)

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Healthy Spirits: CROOKED STAVE EARLY BOTTLE RELEASE! (Please Read Carefully)

Healthy Spirits proudly announces that we have been selected as one of only two stores in the Bay Area for the early release of the highly anticipated Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project!

At 5:00pm Tuesday, July 30th (Today!) the following Crooked Stave beers will be available:

Vieille Artisanal Saison

Surette Provision Saison

St. Bretta Whitebier 100% Brettanomyces

Price is $8.99 per bottle plus tax & CRV. Due to the great demand for these exceptional beers there will be a limit of one (1) bottle of each variety per customer.

Bottles will go on sale at both shops 5:00PM sharp. No sales or reservations will be made before that time.

We hope you will take advantage of this great opportunity to grab some Crooked Stave before its official release!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Healthy Spirits: New at Castro

1. Allagash Confluence

2. Firestone Walker Pivo Pils

3. Rogue Honey Kolsch

4. Dogfish Head Festina Peche

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Healthy Spirits: New Arrivals at CASTRO

New at Castro:

 1. Mikkeller Barrel Aged George Imperial Stout (available in cognac or calvados)

2. La Choulette "Les Sans Culottes"

3. 8Wired Bumaye (Imperial Stout in Pinot Noir barrels)

4. 8Wired Mighty Imperial Ale (American Strong Ale with smoked malt aged in American oak)

5. 8Wired Saison Sauvin

6 .Haandbryggeriet Krekling (sour ale with crowberries)

7. Haandbryggeriet Costa Rica Coffee Porter

8. Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch

9. DeRanke Xx Bitter

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Healthy Spirits: Anderson Valley Oude Featherleggy Press Release


            Last year in late July I drove up to the Anderson Valley Brewing Company with San Francisco area sales manager Ian McCarten. The purpose of the trip was to deliver a 53 gallon Balcones True Blue Texas Corn Whisky barrel for a very special project.

 We somehow managed to stuff it into the trunk of Ian’s hatchback and within hours we were sitting at the tasting room's spacious bar, talking shop with Brewmaster Fal Allen. Over the next few hours, we blended Balcones whiskey with every beer they had on draft, in some cases combining multiple beers to see how they blended. There are worse ways to spend a hot summer afternoon in Mendocino. 

 Eventually our beer alchemy paid off. The end result of that painstaking afternoon of drinking in the sun and eating cheeseburgers is a mythical beast that we like to call Oude Featherleggy (Old Arrogant Ale in Boonville slang).

Oude Featherleggy is a blend of 80% Brother David’s Dubbel and 20% Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout. It was aged in Healthy Spirits’ hand-selected Balcones True Blue Texas Corn Whisky barrel for just over eight months.

Fal describes the beer as being a “dark, rich mahogany color, aromas of coconut, chocolate and a hint of the deep dark woods. Flavors of cocoa nibs and oak, with overtones of marzipan and undertones of light ethanol and a hint of hay. Slightly vinous yet smooth and warming.”

You can get yourself a Featherleggy from either of our two Healthy Spirits stores starting THIS SATURDAY, JULY 13! 16oz swingtop bottles/$10.99.

This is a limited release, so grab some while you still can! 


Dave Hauslein

Beer Manager


Healthy Spirits: New Arrivals at Castro

New beer at Castro:

1. Hofbrau Munchen Original

2. Lost Abbey Angel's Share

3. Dogfish Head Etrusca

4. Dogfish Head Noble Rot

5. Drake's Aroma Coma

Grassroots Arctic Saison

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Healthy Spirits: New Arrivals at CASTRO


New at CASTRO:

1. Cascade "The Vine" 2012 (Limit 1 per customer)

2. Mystic Brewery Renauld Saison

3. Gigantic Brewing Gigantic IPA

4. Gigantic Brewing Dark Meddle (Vienna Lager)

5. Gigantic Brewing Whole in the Head (Imperial IPA)

6. Wadworth 6X Bitter

7. Anchorage+Grassroots Arctic Saison (oak aged w/brettanomyces)

8. Blaugies+Hill Farmstead "La Vermontoise" (Limit 1 per customer)

9. Blaugies Darbyste (ale w/figs)

10. De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis (BA Imperial Stout)