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Willettized Coffee Stout
Beer + coffee + whiskey barrels = Willettized Coffee Stout. This 12.6% beast of a beer is aged in Willett whiskey barrels to give it added depth, strength and flavor. The roastiness of the coffee just complements the rest of the flavors and aromas. Lagunitas, you’ve done it again.
Broken Tooth Brewing
Broken Tooth sure does put out some beautiful bottles! The Darth Delirium is a Belgian-style Imperial Stout, aged for a year before release. The Giant Pacific Red balances tropical aroma with moderate piney bitterness, and the Smokin’ Willie Porter employs cold smoked grain over cherry wood and a dash of Victoria malt.
Rogue Brewing Cans
Have we ever mentioned that we love cans? ‘Cause we love cans. And we love Rogue. Rogue’s Honey Kolsch is made with honey foraged from Rogue’s own honeybees, and their Hazelnut Brown Nectar is made with actual hazelnuts, and is a delectable brown for cozy winter drinking.
Fremont Brewing Fresh Hop IPA Series
Seeing triple? Not settling for just another fresh hop IPA this year, Fremont Brewing out of Seattle has chosen to highlight a distinct hop for three different fresh hop beers. These cans may look the same, but they are separately highlighting Centennial, Amarillo and Citra hops. Try all three to see what these hops can do on their own.
Fresh Hop IPAs
Late autumn (or early winter, if you live in Alaska) is the time for fresh hop beers! Fresh hop ales use copious amounts of fresh, just-harvested hops that are rich in acids, oils and aromatics. The result is beer that has fresh, grassy, and “green” aroma and flavor without a ton of bitterness. Right now we have Bridgeport’s Hop Harvest IPA, Sierra Nevada’s Celebration IPA, Fish Tale Reel Ale Imperial IPA, and Lagunitas Born Yesterday Unfiltered Pale.
Julia Bertram “Handwerk” Spätburgunder 2015
German “wine queen” Julia Bertram has spent plenty of time traveling the world bringing the joy of German wine to others, but she is at home in the German Ahr Valley, where her mother and aunt run the family winery. Spätburgunder is the German name for Pinot Noir, and you may be surprised to find that Germany is the third largest producer of Pinot Noir in the world. This svelte and effervescent red beautifully melds flavors of sweet berries with refined minerality for a sensational drinking experience.
Cocchi Brut Piemonte
This fine, elegant and lightly fruity brut is a perfect bottle for holidays, special occasions and big meals. A beautiful straw gold in color with small bubbles and a soft mousse cap make for the perfect mouthfeel to pair with lovely flavors of white flowers, yellow fruit, citrus and vanilla.
Villa Montefiori Cabernet Sauvignon-Sangiovese
Estate-grown grapes in Baja California, Mexico yield an absolute gem of an unfined and unfiltered red blend: this 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Sangiovese blend has vibrant acidity, great balance and silky tannins to go along with its notes of licorice, rose and spices.
Von Winning Pinot Noir II
This little brother to Pinot Noir I is a lighter, crisper and more playful style of Pinot. It is made using no spontaneous fermentation, no herbicides, no synthetic fertilizers, no copper, no filtering and no fining. Just a nuanced, elegant and pleasantly acidic take on the style, with some extra character from French oak barrels.
Brundlmayer Zweigelt Rose
Northwest of Vienna in Austria is the Kamptal region where this lively rose comes from. Light salmon pink in color, it combines delicate flavors of raspberry, forest strawberries and sour cherry with a slightly buttery aroma and a medium bodied, elegant mouthfeel. Just in time for summertime in July.
WildCraft Cider Works
We are honored to now be carrying these handcrafted ciders out of Eugene, Oregon. These artisan cider makers are interested in doing things the right way, not the big way. We are only the third state to carry their products, along with Oregon and California. Their dry ciders are made using whole fruit and botanicals grown in Oregon, and they are unpasteurized and bottle conditioned for a taste of wild Oregon.
B. Nektar Mead & Cider
One of our favorite companies is B. Nektar from Ferndale, Michigan and we are thrilled to have a bunch of new meads and ciders from them in the shop! Black Fang with blackberries, clove and orange zest, Tequila Barrel-Aged Tuco-Style Freakout, Zombie Killer with honey and tart cherry, Slice of Life with lemon and ginger, The Dude’s Rug with chai, Stupid Man Suit with Balaton cherries, raspberry and blackcurrant juice, #Dragonsarereal Mead aged in Dragon’s Milk barrels, and Cherry Chipotle Mead with cherries and chipotle peppers. We also have the Black Fang on tap on the growler bar!
Made with pure spring water from Vimmerby, Sweden, Rekorderlig Ciders are sweet, fruity and delicious. We now have bottles and cans of their Wild Berries, Pear, Strawberry-Lime, Spiced Apple and Passionfruit flavors. Skål!
Quebrada del Chucao Espumante Brut Chilean Cider
Our first Chilean Cider! This golden-colored beauty is Bone Dry with a slight earthy funkiness that reminds us of Basque sidra. It also has tiny bubbles and a nice, natural acidity. The freshness and acidity makes it a great pairing with savory foods like pork or cheese or burgers, but honestly it works great for any occasion.
As it turns out, wine isn’t the only beverage the French have perfected. These French cidre are incredibly tasty, refined and well balanced. The Christian Drouin Poire is an elegant, crisp, and lightly sweet pear cidre with fine bubbles, and their Comte de Lauriston Cidre drinks like an apple champagne with crisp acidity and a dry finish. The Bouche Brut cidres from E. Dupont are similarly refined and bubbly.
Amalga Juneauper Gin
Say hello to Juneau’s first ever distillery! Amalga uses botanicals from in and around Juneau for a uniquely Alaskan tasting experience. Their gin uses an array of Alaskan botanicals with base distilled from Alaska Grain. We’re excited to be carrying their products in Anchorage – if you want to meet the people behind the bottle, visit their tasting room in Juneau!
Arctic Harvest Spirits
Arctic Harvest is a family owned and operated distillery out of North Pole, Alaska. They are a true farm-to-bottle distillery located on a farm where they grow their own grain and barley, which is then used for their Moonlit Winter Malt Whiskey and Solstice Shine Moonshine Whiskey.
Teeling Irish Whiskeys
The Teeling Whiskey Distillery is the first new distillery in Dublin in over 125 years, and they are reviving the art and industry of craft whiskey in the heart of Dublin, Ireland. Their Small Batch Whiskey matures hand selected casks in ex-rum barrels, and their bottle of Single Grain Whiskey is one of only a handful of Single Grain whiskeys in the world, matured in California red wine barrels. The Single Malt Whiskey was made with the goal of being the most flavorsome non-age statement Irish Single Malt. Did they succeed? We’ll let you be the judge.
Russell Henry Gins
Craft Distillers makes an assortment of exceptional craft spirits and we are thrilled to now carry two of their Russell Henry gins. Their Hawaiian White Ginger Gin is made with real ginger from an organic grower on Kauai, and their Malaysian Lime Gin is infused with the leaves and fruit of limau purut limes from Malaysia. These gins are flat-out delicious with the accolades to prove it.
Many people are still new to the wonderful world of Shochu, and we are here to spread the love. Shochu is a Japanese beverage that lies somewhere between whiskey and saké. It is usually about 25% alcohol, and it has the body and mouthfeel of whiskey, with a variety of flavors based off what type of starch it’s distilled from. These new shochus are made, separately, from barley, sweet potato, buckwheat, and yuzu. Great on their own or in cocktails.
Fukucho Moon on the Water Junmai Ginjo
This stunning Junmai Ginjo is made by one of the few female brewmasters in Japan. This incredibly round and luscious saké combines flavors of ripe cantaloupe and anise with floral hints of fennel, white pepper and lime. This could pair with anything from shellfish to bitter chocolate. Simply divine.
Yamada Shoten “Everlasting Roots” Junmai
The high polishing rate of this traditional and handcrafted saké give it a defined fruit and floral expression while simultaneously offering rich umami flavors from the hida-homare rice. This richness and complexity make it ideal for drinking either warm or chilled. The gorgeous label is just a bonus.
Bushido The Way of the Warrior Ginjo Genshu
This stylish one cup saké has huge flavors of tart raspberry, pear and watermelon, with subtle floral notes and a spice on the finish. Drinking this undiluted genshu is an important step in discovering your destiny as a saké warrior.