Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Heeyyy we want some brew today!

Allagash Cuvee d'Industrial (Clement only!) 375ml bottles
Select American and French oak barrel ales ranging in age from one to five years are put in the cuvee for a golden ale with complexity. Coovee. Cooooooveeeeeee
Coronado Old Scallywag Brandy Barrel 375ml bottles
Ahoy matey! With a weighty ABV of 11.4%, this English-inspired and oak brandy barrel aged ale will test your sea legs on dry land. Was that a gassy 'hiss' when I popped the top, or the siren's song?

Drake's Aroma Coma and Aroma Prieta 22oz bottles
The Coma comes along with a hoppy burst of American Cascade, Chinook, CTZ, and Citra hops. The Prieta flips the script and tickles our tastes with all Southern Hemisphere hops: Nelson Sauvin, Pacific Jade, and Moteuka from New Zealand. Helga from Australia. The first is citrusy and piney, the latter bright and fruity.

Pine Street Menagerie Saison sixpack 12oz cans
a strange or diverse collection of things
...a unique hybrid beer: a Bohemian wheat ale due to floor malted wheat, a Northwest pale ale from the Falconers Flight hop blend, and a Belgian farmhouse ale from saison yeast. 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

New arrivals from Anchorage Brewing, Grimms, and some key restocks!

The Lost Abbey Framboise de Amorosa
Lost Abbey takes their Lost & Found Belgian-style ale and ages it in oak over multiple additions of raspberries. The result; love incarnate.

Grimm Super Going
Going going GULP: a high concept gose from the mighty minds at Grimm. German aroma hops, orange zest, and American white oak conditioning.

Anchorage Brewing Love Buzz
Rose hips, peppercorns, and fresh orange peels to spice the brew, then dry-hopped with Citra in French Oak Pinot Noir barrels... "would you believe me when I tell you, you are the king of my dreams"

Anchorage Brewing Bitter Monk
Our man up above does his imperial tribute to the almighty Orval Trappist ale.

Kulmbacher EKU 28
World classic superbock back in stock. Can't tell if there is a renewed interest in these beers or simply nobody else carries them, but we got some all the same.

Friday, July 10, 2015

HOTTER than July! Err...

NEW ARRIVALS for this week at BOTH stores:

2014 Project! A wheat ale aged over whole strawberries and vanilla beans in oak wine barrels for up to twelve months.

The triumphant return of the sought-after peach sour from our friends in Fort Collins.

Phenomenal yet totally overlooked Belgian Quadrupel brewed by "The Professor" at DeProefbrouwerij and aged in barrels selected from the smoke-driven Islay single malt distillery Ardbeg.

From Lagunitas: These words are the voice of the beer you are about to drink, they are an attempt to be understood. The beer beneath is more than just words. It is a promise. You are the promised. Revel in your times...

...from Healthy Spirits: don't call it an Imperial India-style White Pale. But you could.


These cool, foggy evenings definitely warrant a winter warmer if you're so inclined. Selected holiday ales are 15% OFF through the month of July. While supplies last!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Healthy Spirits Beer of the Month Club!

July 2015's selections from Anchorage Brewing, Ninkasi, Cambridge Brewing,
and Baird Brewing looking pretty as a picture

Hey Everybody,

Just wanted to remind you all that we have a great Beer of the Month Club here at Healthy Spirits: Here's the pitch:

We pick a few beers, usually 4 to 6 bottles, every month. There is no membership fee other than the discounted retail price of the beers selected. Cost to you tends to average $65 every month. In addition to detailed tasting notes on each of the selections, club members have certain privileges:

-Discount card, entitling you to 10% off in-store purchases (some exceptions may apply)
-Right to reserve bottles by telephone (this comes in handy with limited release products. Follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, or y'know, this blog to stay up to date on new releases)

Membership is month to month, and there's no fee to join. All you pay is the discounted cost of the club selections on a monthly basis. Makes a great gift!

To join, simply come into the store and fill out a membership form or call our Castro store at 415-255-0610 or our Richmond location at 415-682-4260 for more information.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Firestone Walker Stickee Monkee 2015

Since 2006 Firestone Walker's barrel aging project has turned out some of America's most sought after beer releases in their Anniversary Ale series. These ales are a blend of several unique components, beers of varying styles aged in spirits vessels. Over the years, our friends in Paso Robles have treated us to some of these component ales as draft only and, to our delight here at Healthy Spirits, limited bottle runs.

Stickee Monkee lives up to its name by spiking a full on Belgian-style dark strong ale with Mexican Turbinado brown sugar and aging in oaken spirits vessels to impart more flavor. A rich molasses sweetness gives way to toasted coconut, and an earthy leather finish. 

22oz bottle in a handsome display box will set you back $18.99 plus tax and CRV. One (1) bottle per person per diem limit, please, and phone reservations for club members only.

Friday, May 29, 2015

New arrivals and key restocks this week at Healthy Spirits

Calicraft Chez Panisse Farmhouse Ale
Infused with organic anise hyssop, lemon verbena blossom, and Meyer lemon leaf.

Shady Oak Funkatronic
Last chance for this grapefruity brett IPA until another batch is made: likely a 6 month wait!

Cismontane 5th Anniversary Five Grain Saison
A high ABV saison for sipping now or saving 'til later.

Cascade Kriek
2014 Project Northwest future/classic cherry sour.

Wexford Creme Ale
When only a nitro widget will do.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday to Friday Beer Sale THE ITALIAN JOB



After the popularity of our Ducato and Panil sales recently, we've decided to pull ONE LAST HEIST: "The Italian Job". Unlike the needless remake with Markie Mark, Mos Def, and Cha-cha-cha-charlize Theron, our updated caper sends you home with a bottle of thought-out and skillful Italian ale at a discount without an explosives expert or safe cracker!

Brush up on your Michael Caine impersonation, race over in your Mini Cooper, and get your bottle of Italy's finest today.

15% off ALL Italian craft ales until next Friday, May 22nd

Thursday, May 14, 2015

New Arrivals from Mother Earth, The Bruery, Stone, & Big Al Brewing!

Mother Earth Brew Co. of Vista, CA finally answers the age-old question we're constantly answering: "WHERE are ALL your PEANUT BUTTER BEERS?" Well, look no further. Sin Tax Imperial Stout gives you the dark roasted malts and peanut buttery finish you crave. Those with allergies rejoice, 'cause no peanuts were used in the making of this beer.

The Bruery Cuivre is an oak-aged solera-blended Belgian-inspired Old Ale, and if that many hyphens doesn't get your tastebuds a-tinglin' then mayhaps a new batch of Sour in the Rye, the first bottling to hit our shelves from the brand-spankin'-new Bruery Terreux operation in Anaheim, will give you the tickles.

Stone collaborates with (the Asheville of the West) Portland, Oregon's Ecliptic Brewing and (the Portland of the East) Asheville, North Carolina's Wicked Weed to bring us a blend to behold: Points Unknown IPA. 25% Belgian-style Tripel aged in Pinot Noir barrels used to age Tequila, 75% fresh West Coast Double IPA. You could search coast-to-coast and not find another beer like this.

Big Al Brewing is not to be confused with Big Al's, but getting wild is what both are all about. In the case of the Time Capsule October '14, open fermentation captured wild microflora that help to give this beer it's own time and place. A mention on the back of the bottle to the SF Giants' third World Series title in five years might be of some interest to the completist superfan out there.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Friday to Friday Sale Beer Sale with AleSmith Brewing Company

The Friday to Friday sale is back at Healthy Spirits featuring ALL 750ml (25.4oz) bottles of San Diego's mighty AleSmith Brewing Company

Starting TODAY 5/8/2015 until Friday 5/15/2015 you get 15% off (club members 20% off*) our sensational lineup of what many consider to be the finest brewery in the United States!

  • Horny Devil Belgian-style Strong Golden Ale
  • Old Numbskull Barleywine
  • Speedway Imperial Coffee Stout
  • Olde Ale British-style Ale
  • even the Decadence 2014 Anniversary Wheat Wine!

Our apologies, but this sale EXCLUDES all 22oz AleSmith IPA, X Pale Ale, Nut Brown, and Anvil ESB

*Want to know how to get that magic 20% discount? Ask us about our Beer of the Month Club

Thursday, April 23, 2015

New Arrivals from Pine Street, Allagash, De Proef, La Trappe, and an EXCLUSIVE cider from 101 Cider House!


Some new items, and some elusive restocks this week!

The new:

Healthy Spirits is the first retailer in San Francisco to offer 101 Cider House ciders! Natural fermentation of apple and quince juice with delicious additions make for vibrant and fresh flavors. We have:

SoCal Scrumpy
(the flagship base model)

(dry-hopped India Pale Cider. Great aromatics and spice, very little bitterness)

Cactus Red
(prickly pear and agave nectar with a rosy hue and sweet-tart start)


Allagash Century Ale
(Saison aged 2 years in stainless steel with brett. Drink now!)

Pine Street Medium Auburn Amber Ale
(Don't call it an English ale, it's an American amber! With English ingredients)

and making their triumphant return:

De Proef x Port Brewing Signature Ale
(Dirk & Tomme put their John Hancock on a wild Belgian IPA kinda thing. Orignally released in 2007 so you class of '12 tickers can get your apps up to date!)

La Trappe Quadrupel
(to say 750ml bottles of this have been elusive would be an understatement. Get this Trappist classic while you can!)

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Firestone Walker Parabola 2015

The wait is finally over! It seems every year the demand for Firestone Walker's barrel-aged beers increases dramatically, with Parabola leading the charge.

Both Healthy Spirits locations have gotten an allocated amount of 2015 Parabola. We do expect to sell out quickly, so here is what you need to know:

Reserving bottles by phone is an exclusive privilege for Beer of the Month Club members. If you're calling to reserve a bottle, you MUST already be a member, in good standing, of our Beer of the Month Club. Otherwise, DO NOT CALL as we expect a high call volume. For more information about our Beer of the Month Club click here!

from Firestone Walker:
One of our most aggressive and sought-after offerings. Bold bourbon, tobacco and espresso aromas and a hint of American oak greet the nose. Rich, chewy roasted malts, charred oak and bourbon-like vanilla fill the palate and create a seamless finish. A remarkably complex brew that offers a transcendental drinking experience – enjoy with good company.

style: Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout
abv: 14%
ibu: 82
color: 167SRM
malts: Crisp Maris Otter Pale, Munich, Cara-hell, Carafa, Dark & Light Crystal, Chocolate, Oats, Roasted Barley
hops: Bittering—Zeus; Late Kettle—Hallertau
availability: 22 oz bottle

And remember: Healthy Spirits carries a WORLD CLASS selection of barrel-aged ales 365 days a year, including the often overlooked (and Firestone Walker produced) Humboldt Brewing Company's Black Xantus, a bourbon, union, and wine barrel aged java stout.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Friday to Friday Beer Sale with Clown Shoes

Healthy Spirits moves its focus back to the US for its beer sale featuring Clown Shoes of Maryland.

Starting tonight 04/10/15 until next Friday 04/17/15 we will have all Clown Shoes on sale at 15% off (20% off for club members) at both locations. Varieties may vary between stores (pictured is our Castro selection).

C'mon in and take advantage of this seven day beer sale.

New Arrivals from Ommegang, Prairie and The Lost Abbey

A short stack of big beers!

Just a few new items this week. They're big, bold and dark. C'mon in and peep it for yourself.

The Lost Abbey - Red Poppy
(Ale brewed with Poppy Seeds with Cherries and aged in Oak Barrels)

The Lost Abbey - Santo Ron Diego
(Dark Ale brewed with Spices and Aged in Oak Barrels)

Prairie - Elizasbeth
(Midwest Farmhouse Ale)

Ommegang - Game of Thrones Series: Three Eyed Raven
(Dark Saison Ale)

Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday to Friday Beer Sale featuring Ducato

Healthy Spirits continues its Italian Beer Sale featuring Ducato.

Starting tonight 03/27/15 until next Friday 04/03/15 we will have all Birrificio del Ducato on sale at 15% off (20% off for club members) at both locations. Varieties may vary between stores (pictured is our Castro selection).

C'mon in and take advantage of this seven day beer sale.

New Arrivals from Knee Deep, Speakeasy, Buxton, Omnipollo, BFM, Evil Twin, Siren, Stone and more...

Oh yes! Beer is here.

This just in at our Castro location. Quite a variety of flavors, too!

Buxton and Omnipollo - Pom Peri Possa
(Sour Cherry Stout)

BFM - Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien
(Swiss ale de Garde aged in Oak Barrels)

Evil Twin - Mission Gose
(Gose with Eucalyptus added)

Evil Twin - Sour Bikini
(Sour Pale Ale)

Knee Deep - Lupulin River
(Imperial IPA)

Stone - Chai-spiced Imperial Russian Stout
(Stout with Tea and Spices added)

Siren and Stillwater - When The Light Gose Out
(Black Gose with Volcanic Black Salt)

Speakeasy - Barrel-aged Scarface
(Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels)

Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday to Friday Beer Sale with Panil

Healthy Spirits Beer Sale featuring Panil from Italy.

Starting tonight 03/20/15 until next Friday 03/27/15 we will have all Panil Beer on sale at 15% off (20% off for club members) at both locations. Varieties may vary between stores (pictured is our Castro selection).

C'mon in and take advantage of this seven day beer sale.

New Arrivals from Lagunitas, Almanac, Deschutes, De Molen, Mikkeller, Logsdon and more...

Spring has sprung!

Celebrate the Vernal Equinox with beer. Our new arrivals for our Castro Store is below.

Lagunitas - Imperial Coffee Stout
(Imperial Stout brewed with Coffee and aged in High West Rye Barrels)

Deschutes - Jubel 2015
(Festive Winter ale with 50% aged in Pinot and Oregon Oak Barrels)

Almanac - Farmer's Reserve Strawberry
(Sour Ale aged in Wine Barrels with Strawberries)

Logsdon - Aberrant
(Organic Farmhouse Golden Ale)

Mikkeller - Mexas Ranger
(Ale brewed with Spices, Almond Milk, Cocoa, Chili, Black Beans and Avocado Leaves)

De Molen - Cease & Desist
(Russian Imperial Stout aged in Bordeaux Wine Barrels)

De Molen - Hel & Verdoemenis
(Imperial Stout aged in Bordeaux Wine Barrels)

Monday, March 9, 2015

Clement's 2nd Anniversary, 3/21/15

Please join us for a day of beer, bourbon and discounts at our Clement location.

Its hard to believe that its been two years since we opened our Clement Street location. Your support and patronage has helped build the business into the success it is today, and we'd like to take this opportunity to say "thank you". To show our appreciation we are hosting an anniversary sale and raffle on Saturday, March 21st from 11am - 4pm. It's a great day to restock your cellar and pick up a few rarities, but make sure to get there early as we usually get lines for the best deals and vintage beers. 

Cellar Sale!

Cellar Stock Sale when doors open including Russian River, Cantillon, Anchorage, Perennial, Prairie, Goose Island and more!

Hourly Raffle!

Noon - Old Rip Van Winkle 10
1pm - Lot B
2pm - Pappy Van Winkle 15
3pm - Pappy Van Winkle 20
4pm - Pappy Van Winkle 23

Hope to see you on Saturday!

Healthy Spirits

Friday, March 6, 2015

Friday to Friday Beer Sale with To ØL

Healthy Spirits Beer Sale featuring To ØL from Copenhagen, Denmark.

Starting tonight 03/06/15 until next Friday 03/13/15 we will have all To ØL bottles on sale at 15% off (20% off for club members) at both locations. Varieties may vary between stores (pictured is our Castro selection).

C'mon in and take advantage of this seven day beer sale.

New Arrivals from Off Color, Mikkeller, Shady Oaks, Grimm and more...

New beers and old favorites arrived today.

Here's a partial list of new arrivals from the Castro Store.

Off Color - Dino Smores
(Russian Imperial Stout brewed with Cocoa Nibs added)

Shady Oak Barrel House - Funkatronic IPA
(Farmhouse IPA with Brett)

Shady Oak Barrel House - Bokonon
(Farmhouse Ale with Brett)

Mikkeller - Nelson Sauvin
(Belgian Wild Ale aged in White Wine Barrels)

Omnipollo - 411 Smoothie IPA

Omnipollo - 42
(Passion Fruit and Lime Witbier)

Grimm - Color Field
(American Wild Ale brewed with Hibiscus, Rose Hips and Chamomile)

Prairie - Apple Brandy Barrel Noir
(Imperial Stout aged in Apple Brandy Barrels)

Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday to Friday Beer Sale with Cismontane

Healthy Spirits Beer Sale featuring Cismontane Brewing Company.

Starting tonight 02/27/15 until next Friday 03/06/15 we will have all Cismontane bottles on sale at 15% off (20% off for club members) at both locations. Varieties may vary between stores (pictured is our Castro selection).

C'mon in and take advantage of this seven day beer sale.

New Arrivals: Stillwater, Victory, Anchor, Hof ten Dormaal and more...

Here's to beer!

And lots of it. All sorts of goodies made their way to our stores this week.

Here's a partial list of new arrivals at our Castro location...

Stillwater & Hor ten Dormaal - Arcana
(Belgian Farmhouse Stout)

Stillwater - Rio de Sauvin
(Farmhouse Ale brewed with Mango and Passion Fruit Juice)

Stillwater - Kentucky Styled Folklore
(Stout aged in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels)

Victory - Deep Cocoa
(Porter Brewed with Cocoa Nibs)

Anchor - Flying Cloud

Evil Twin - Imperial Biscotti Break
(Imperial Stout brewed with Coffee Beans)

Tilted Shed Ciderworks - Gravia
(Semidry Cider)

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and it's the weekend.

Ain't life just peachy?

We have a limited amount of Peche n Brett at both stores. There has been a lot of interest in this beer and it won't be here long. 1 bottle per person limit, please do not call to reserve unless you are a Beer Club member in good standing. 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Friday to Friday Beer Sale with Fantome

Healthy Spirits Beer Sale featuring Fantome from Belgium.

Starting tonight 02/20/15 until next Friday 02/27/15 we will have all Fantome bottles on sale at 15% off (20% off for club members) at both locations. Varieties may vary between stores (pictured is our Castro selection).

C'mon in and take advantage of this seven day beer sale.

New Arrivals: Perennial, Gigantic, New Belgium, Anchorage and more...

Still hungover from beer week?

We are too. That's why we've ordered more beer to cure what ails you.

Here's our partial list of new arrivals at the Castro Store...

Perennial - Sump
(Stout with Coffee added)

Perennial & Prairie - Dual Artisanship
(Belgian style ale fermented with Brett)

Perennial - Peach Berliner Weisse
(Ale fermented with Peaches)

Gigantic - Pipewrench
(IPA aged in Gin Barrels)

Anchorage - Anadromous
(Black Sour Ale aged in Pinot Noir and Whisky Barrels)

New Belgium -  Lips of Faith Series - La Folie 2015
(Flanders-style Reddish Brown Ale aged in French Oak Barrels)

New Belgium & Oud Beersel -  Lips of Faith Series - Transatlantique Kriek 2015
(Wood-aged Sour Cherry Ale)

New Belgium -  Lips of Faith Series - Cocoa Mole
(Spiced Chocolate Porter)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

/Abacus reklaW enotseriF 5102 | 2015 Firestone Walker sucabA\

Needing very little introduction, this bourbon barrel-aged barleywine is a hotly anticipated release each year since its original bottling. A Healthy Spirits favorite, now is your chance to own a small portion of Firestone Walker's world-class barrel program.

22oz bottle in a handsome display box will set you back $18.99 plus tax and CRV. One (1) bottle per person per day limit, please, and phone reservations for club members only. We expect a good amount of interest today, so please don't call to reserve unless you are a club member in good standing. Click here for more information about our Beer Of The Month Club  

Speaking of world-class barrel-aged ales from Paso Robles, Healthy Spirits still has in stock & on the shelf:
  • Firestone Walker Eighteen Anniversary Ale 
  • Firestone Walker Double DBA Imperial Special Bitter (2014 final run)
  • Humboldt Brewing Co. Black Xantus Imperial Stout (brewed and barrel-aged by Firestone Walker)

Friday, February 13, 2015

Friday To Friday Beer Sale with Brouwerij De Molen

Healthy Spirits Beer Sale featuring Brouwerij De Molen from Bodegraven, Netherlands.

Starting tonight 02/13/15 until next Friday 02/20/15 we will have all De Molen bottles on sale at 15% off (20% off for club members) at both locations.

C'mon in and take advantage of this seven day beer sale.

SFBW Day 8: Sudwerk's Brewers Cut Reserve Series - Strawberry Solera & Oso Furioso

Its Day 8 of SF Beer Week. How ya'll feeling out here?

We are proud to announce that we've got two beers from Sudwerk Brewery that are exclusive to Healthy Spirits as well as being the first time San Francisco have seen this rare liquid.

The Brewers Cut Reserve Series is a special one-of-a-kind release of beers. From sours to barrel aged blends and more. There's not a whole lot of literature about these beers or the series itself. But we did get some notes from the brewer (which we've included below). Limit 1 per person please.

Sudwerk Brewing - Brewers Cut Reserve Series: Oso Furioso
(Barrel Aged Doppelbock with Cocoa, Cinnamon and Chiles)

Sudwerk Brewing - Brewers Cut Reserve Series: Strawberry Solera
(Sour Ale brewed with Strawberries, barrel aged brett-saison blend)

Notes from the brewer about Solera...

"Strawberry Solera is a blend of Solera Weiss fermented with Sudwerk microflora and a Brett-Saison aged on 1lb/gal Sacramento Valley strawberries in Bordeaux barrels.  The nose is lactic, lemon, and berries with moderate Brett character.  Clean palate with bright berry and tropical highlights with a dry finish."

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Day 7 of SF Beer Week sees the re-release of some past favorites.

This thirsty Thursday come quench yours with wonderful ales:

Cascade Brewing Gingersnap 2013
(Sour Ale with Spices aged over Dried Fruit)

Perennial Ales Abraxas
(Imperial Ale with Ancho Chili Peppers, Cacao Nibs, and Cinnamon Sticks)

(Cognac barrel Barleywine)

(Bourbon barrel Barleywine)

Dwindling supplies of our previous beer week releases still on the shelves! Call your favorite store to see what's available.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

SFBW 2015 New Arrivals: Almanac, Drakes and The Hop Concept

Day 6 of SF Beer Week sees the release of several new beers from California.

Both stores still have a handful of beers left over from our Almanac and Russian River vintage bottle release for Beer Week. See ya soon...

Almanac - Cognac Barrel Noir
(Imperial Stout aged in Cognac Barrels)

Almanac - Valley Of The Hearts Delight / Batch 2
(Sour Ale aged in Wine Barrels with Apricots)

Drakes - Hopocalypse
(Double IPA)

The Hop Concept aka Port Brewing - Hop Freshner Series / Dank & Sticky

SFBeerWeek Two-fer Tuesday with 101 North and Russian River 'TIONS

It's a Sonoma County Freakout!

CLEMENT STORE ONLY: 50% OFF ALL 101 North selections while supplies last!


Can't make it to 'Tion Night tonight?

We're breaking out 2012 vintage Russian River Supplication, and a few other Russian River rarities!

Limit 1 bottle per person please. While supplies last. Both stores currently have a varied and limited amount for the folks who stop by the shops and for club member reservations. SF Beer Week 2015 gets some humility with its humulones.

Monday, February 9, 2015

SFBeerWeek 2015 'Manac Monday with Almanac!

With the mania surrounding the arrival of a new batch of Valley Of The Heart's Delight later this week, we've decided that the best cure for a case of the Mondays would be to release to you, our adoring public, a slew of reserved Farmer's Reserve & Farm To Barrel bottles.

In addition to the release today, we still have a great stock of Heirloom Pumpkin, Devil's Advocate, and Farmer's Reserve Blueberry bottles.

It's just another 'Manac Monday at Healthy Spirits!

Limit 1 bottle per person please. While supplies last. Both stores currently have a limited amount for the folks who stop by the shops and for club member reservations. SF Beer Week 2015 keeps rollin' along!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

SFBeerWeek Sunday Funday with Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout

Coffee and bourbon never had it so good

While the rain drops down my coffee maker drips black aromatic nectar. A dollop of bourbon to spice, sweeten, and spike my piping mug to cut the mist on this lazy Sunday afternoon. How I wish all these things came in one container I didn't have to wash when finished...

Limit 1 bottle per person please. Both stores currently have a limited amount for "in-store only" and club member reservations. So come on down to get a little more of your Sunday SF Beer Week fix.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

SFBW 2015: Prairie Apple Brandy Barrel Noir

SF Beer Week Day 2 Bottle Release.

Prairie Artisan Ales - Apple Brandy Barrel Noir

Both stores currently have a case of each for "in-store only" and club member reservations. So, come on down to get your SF Beer Week fix. Limit 1 bottle per person please.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Friday to Friday Beer Sale with The Lost Abbey

Castro only NOW BOTH LOCATIONS! beer sale featuring The Lost Abbey of San Diego, California.

Starting tonight 02/06/15 until next Friday 02/13/15 we will have all Lost Abbey bottles on sale at 15% off (20% off for club members) at our Castro location.

C'mon in and take advantage of this seven day beer sale.

SF Beer Week Opening Weekend!

SF Beer Week Opening Weekend!

Week in, week out, our mission is to supply San Francisco with the best beer available. During SF Beer Week 2015, we plan to exceed those lofty goals by breaking out new, unique, reserved, and resplendent selections each and every day until fest's end. Of course all of these selections will be available while supplies last and some unique to each shop.

For those that couldn't get in to the opening gala tonight, we have a really nice treat in store for you. To kick off the festivities, we are releasing a selection of beers from the coveted Cantillon Brewery. If you've had it before, than you know what we're talking about. If haven't, then you better ask somebody.

Both stores currently have a few of each both for "in-store only" and club member reservations. So, come on down to get your beer week fix. Limit 1 bottle per person please.

Classic Gueuze 100% Lambic

Lou Pepe


Fou' Foune

Stay tuned right here to see what we release tomorrow.


Thursday, February 5, 2015

New Arrivals: Allagash, Prairie, The Bruery, Tahoe Mountain, Mikkeller and more...

SF Beer Week is nearly upon us.

And that means beer will be everywhere for the next 10 days. We figured we'd kick it off a little early with a new arrivals post to our beer blog to warm up your liver.

That's right. Beer is here.

A partial list of new arrivals to the  Castro Store...

Tahoe Mountain - Party Boy
(100% Brett IPA)

Tahoe Mountain - Hop Song

The Bruery - Jardinier
(Belgian-style Pale)

Monkish - Magnificat Bourbon Barrel Aged
(Belgian Style Christmas Ale aged in Bourbon Barrels)

Allagash - Midnight Brett
(Dark Wild Ale with Cherries)

Prairie - Merica
(American Farmhouse)

Mikkeller / Grassroots - Wheat Is The New Hops
(IPA brewed with Wheat and fermented with Brett)

Mikkeller - Raspberry Trippelbock
(Ale brewed with Raspberries)

Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday to Friday Beer Sale: Evil Twin Brewing

Castro only beer sale featuring Evil Twin Brewing Company.

Starting tonight 01/30/15 until next Friday 02/06/15 we will have Evil Twin Brewing Company 22oz bottles on sale at 15% off (20% off for club members) at our Castro location.

C'mon in and take advantage of this seven day beer sale.

New Arrivals: Almanac, Cascade, Omnipollo, Evil Twin, Stone, Ninkasi and more...

Good gawd! We have tons of new beer this week.

More than we can list in this very post.  So, stop what you are doing and come down to the shop to see for yourself.

Almanac Beer - Farmer's Reserve Blueberry
(Sour Ale aged in Wine Barrels with Blueberries)

Cascade Brewing - Gingersnap
(Sour Ale brewed with Spices and aged in Oak Barrels and Spices)

Evil Twin Brewing & Amager Bryghus - From Amager with Love
(Imperial Stout with Blueberries added)

Heretic - Gramarye
(Ryle Pale Ale - 2012 GABF Gold Medal Rye Beer)

Stone/Baird/Ishii Collaboration - Japanese Green Tea IPA
(IPA brewed with Green Tea)

Ninkasi Brewing & Devil's Backbone - The Devil Went Down To Oregon
(Imperial Dark Rye Ale)

Hanger 24 - Barrel Roll No. 3 Pugachev's Cobra
(Russian Imperial Stout brewed with Maple Syrup and aged in Bourbon Barrels)

Omnipollo - Zodiak
(IPA brewed with Wheat)

Omnipollo - Fatamorgana
(Imperial IPA)

Propolis Brewing

Featured brewery this week is Propolis Brewing from Port Townsend. Bradley picked up nearly the entire available line of beers including the GABF 2014 Winner in the American Style Brett category, Beltane.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

New Arrivals: Pretty Things, Grimm, Prairie and 18th Street

Hoppy Saturday!

Lots of new beer in the house this week. Here's a brief list of beers we just got in.

Pretty Things - Our Finest Regards

Grimm - Still Life
(Farmhouse ale brewed with Apples)

Prairie - Funky Gold Amarillo
(A Dry Hopped Sour Ale)

Les Trois Mousquetaires - Hors Serie
(Sour Ale brewed with Salt and Spice)

18th Street Brewery and Central State Brewing - Garce Salee
(French Saison brewed Pink Himalayan Salt)