Monday, May 19, 2014
LONG LIVE THE KING!
Since 2011 the team at Healthy Spirits has worked with our favorite distilleries to acquire exclusive bottlings of their spirits. When this happens we’re also able to get the emptied barrels these unique whiskies were aged in. We then hand these oaken vessels over to our favorite brewers to carefully age their offerings. The result has been a series of amazing bottled beers available only at our stores in very limited quantities.
The newest in this series of exclusive bottlings has just been released! Healthy Spirits and San Francisco’s Triple Voodoo Brewing announce KING LEOPOLD Barrel-Aged Belgian Stout. Black as a rickhouse floor at midnight, this stout features American and European dark malts with a portion of rolled oats to supply the roasty, nutty, and full-bodied granular structure without heaviness on the palate. Belgian yeast ate all the sugars supplied by these grains, leaving behind a dry, clean finish. Oak barrel aging provided extra fermentation and a fleeting hint of woody spice. Limited to a mere ten cases produced, this represents one of the smallest runs of our exclusive ale series offered to our beer-loving patrons, and at $17.99 per twenty-two ounce bottle we’re certain the supply will not last!
In addition to KING LEOPOLD Barrel-Aged Belgian Stout, some of our
previous exclusive bottlings are still available, but supplies are dwindling every day! These include:
Ale Industries SOMEONE TALKED! Imperial stout with coffee - Colorado Gold or Four Roses bourbon-barrel aged variants only: Buffalo Trace has SOLD OUT! $18.99/22oz.
FiftyFifty HEALTHY SPIRITS FIFTEENTH ANNIVERSARY BLEND - Truckee’s masters of barrel-aged imperial ales blended a barleywine with an imperial porter then aged it in our Four Roses bourbon barrel. The result, released in October of last year, is really hitting its stride after resting in glass. $25.99/22oz
Mill Valley Beerworks ESPIRITU OSCURO - also released in celebration of our store’s 15th anniversary, the “Dark Spirit” is a dark Belgian-style ale brewed with spices and smoked sea salt. It was aged in our hand-selected Four Roses Bourbon barrels. They also aged a batch of their fantastic FOUR BROTHERS Belgian-style golden ale in another Four Roses barrel. Both available for now: $13.99/16oz
Telegraph Brewing Company RHINOCEROS Rye-wine - aged in a dry Evan Williams barrel, this rich ale picked up some serious woody spice. $19.99/25.4oz
Moylan’s OLD BLARNEY Barleywine - aged in a re-wet Buffalo Trace barrel that was once filled with Ryan Sullivan’s Imperial Stout for our very first Healthy Spirits exclusive offering. $13.99
Thursday, May 1, 2014
-Pretty Things Fluffy White Rabbits 22oz
'Hoppy' Belgian-style Tripel from our fave husband, wife, & bunnies brewing team.
-Pretty Things 1955 Double Brown 22oz
An homage to days gone by: a recreation of Whitbread brewery's London Brown Ale.
-Iron Springs JC Flyer IPA 22oz
Fairfax's favorite floral quaff.
-Dogfish Head Black & Blue 750ml
Belgian-style strong golden ale with black raspberry and blueberry puree.
-Coronado Old Scallywag Barrel Aged Barleywine 22oz
Barrel-aged American Barleywine from World Beer Cup Champion Mid-sized Brewer
-Green Flash Road Warrior 4pks
Green Flash's anti-session ale bucks the trend of light summertime releases with a 9% ABV Imperial Rye IPA.
-21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon Wheat 6pks
Get your giant watermelon wedge garnish and enjoy the summertime properly!
-Rogue Dirtoir Black Lager 22oz
Award-winning dark lager from Rogue Farm's GYO (Grow Your Own) Series.
-Rogue New Crustacean 750ml
"Barleywineish Imperial IPA-sorta". Finally, a brewery correctly puts the dreaded "B" word on their hoppy imperial ale. I'll give you ninety minutes to guess the other arrogant brewsterds who don't.
-Ovila Dubbel 750ml
The Abbey of New Clairvaux in Vina, CA and Chico's most devout break their vows of silence and shout praises in this abbey dark ale.
-Cascadia Dry Hard Apple Cider 4pks
"The Pacific Northwest grows more apples than anywhere else in the country, so we make hard cider here. Our ciderworkers use only Cascadia-grown whole apples, never juice from concentrate."
-Hanssens Oude Gueuze 375ml & 750ml
Lambic blender extraordinaire back on the shelves after being out of stock for some time.
-Drie Fonteinen Golden Doesjel 375ml
Drie Fonteinen's master blender pays himself tribute by blending 1, 2, 3, and 4 year old lambics to create his "sleeper" Gueuze. Mmmmmmmzzzzzzzzz...
-Fantome Artist No. 1 750ml
Hoppy Belgian farmhouse amber ale with fruity esthers care of the ghostly spirit of Soy.
-Fantome Printemps 750ml
Spiced Belgian farmhouse golden ale celebrates Spring in Soy.
-Brewfist Caterpillar Rye Pale Ale
Pale ale brewed with rye, and hopped with Columbus and Motueka hops.
-Brewfist Galaxie Saison
"Imagine what a German brewer would do with a Saison if he brewed it in Italy. It tastes like that."
-Lervig Konrad's Stout
Norwegia komes korrekt with the oats & roast while making 10.4% ABV disappear.
-Nogne-O/Terrapin GA Imperial Rye Porter
Spike from Georgia goes to Hell and makes a deal with the Kjetil. The dark ale rye-ses and the portering time commences.
Toccalmatto/Prairie Okie Matilde
The gents at Lime Ventures put it best: "A drinkable tribute to the famed Trappist beer Orval, Okie Matilde is the product of a collaboration between the folks at Toccalmatto and Chase Healey of Oklahoma's own Prairie Artisan Ales."