Beer, Wine & Spirits
The craft beer and microbrew movement has exploded over the past few years with an unbelievable quality and range of flavors. The Pacific Northwest is particularly known for its great microbrew and craft beer brewing tradition. We carry a wide variety of local quality-made brews in addition to excellent beers from around the US and the world.
Celebrate each season with a cold one. We make sure to stock seasonal beers so you'll have beer on hand that is appropriate for the time of year, whether it's crisp and pale beer for summertime on the patio, or a dark and earthy one for the short days of winter.
From craft brews to your favorite six-pack, we carry an extensive array of possibilities to quench your beer-loving thirst.
There is a great article about the five elements that go into craft beer styles on craftbeer.com. Read the whole thing if you are a craft beer fan as it's very enlightening, but here's a brief summary of the five elements:
- Origin/Region - German-style, Belgian-style, English-style, American-style, Belgo-American
- Color - Light/Pale, Amber, Brown, Black
- Special Ingredients - Chocolate, Coffee, Fruit, Herb and Spices
- Yeast - Ales, Lagers
- Vessel/Vintage/Volume - Vessel: Barrel type - Vintage: most beers are meant to be enjoyed fresh but some styles can develop positively when aged - Volume: flavor or strength
Featured Beers of the Season
Pilsner, Bits & Bobs and Crikey IPA
from Reuben's Brews, Ballard, WA
Reuben's Brewery and Tap Room in Ballard is a family owned and run business, crafting nationally and internationally recognized beers. This small brewery opened in 2012, and has been winning awards ever since including the Great American Beer Festival, the World Beer Cup, the US Open, and they were named Mid-Sized Brewery of the year in 2015.
Adam, owner and co-founder arrived in the Northwest from the UK in 2004 where he met his wife Grace. Adam got stared in the business when he was gifted a home-brewing kit for his birthday. After his first attempt they were surprised how good it was. Brother-in-law Mike fell in love with Adam's sample batch of Pfeiffer's Pumpkin Rye, despite his not liking pumpkin at all. In February 2012, Adam and Grace were thinking about opening a brewery, and Mike decided right then and there that he wanted to be a part of the business and joined the team!
The 2018 release schedule is available on their website where you will find Year Around beers, Classic Seasonal like Bits & Bobs from January - April, Seasonal Imperial IPA's like Gobsmacked from March to April.
Bits & Bobs is an India Pale Ale offered every Spring and different recipe every year using a variety of hops available at that time to reveal a new hop profile.
Crikey IPA, pronounced, "cry-key" is a year around offering with a hop profile led by notes of citrus, tangerine and tropical fruit with a little pine in the background providing malt balance.
2016 - EURO BEER STAR - GOLD
2016 - BEST OF PNW (HON MENTION)-US BEER TASTING CHAMPS
2016 - WASHINGTON BEER AWARDS - BRONZE
2015 - BEST OF CRAFT BEER AWARDS - SILVER
2015 - BEST OF PNW - US BEER TASTING CHAMPIONSHIPS
2015 - DRAFT MAGAZINE - 94 RATING
Pilsner is a year around Czecj-style pilsner that is a clean, crisp, and bright lager with brandy malt notes and spicy traditional hops.
2016 - BEST OF THE PNW - US BEER TASTING CHAMPIONSHIPS
2016 - GOLD MEDAL - WASHINGTON BEER AWARDS
2016 - BRONZE MEDAL - NORTH AMERICAN BREWERS AWARDS
Featured Specialty Adult Beverage of the Season
from Finnriver Farm & Cidery, Chimacum, WA
These delicious ciders are farm-crafted and fermented on the Olympic Peninsula. Finnriver is an organic family farm and an artisan winery producing handcrafted hard ciders and fruit wines. They are proud to be at the forefront of the Pacific Northwest hard cider revival committed to handcrafting both traditional and innovative hard ciders with a base of 100% apple juice, primarily Washington Organic and Olympic Peninsula homestead apples.
Black Currant cider
Finnriver Sparkling Black Currant Cider is a light, lively cider with a purple blush that blends heirloom and organic dessert apples with the tart mysteries of organic black currant. Immensely drinkable, light in weight but dense in the sweet then tart black currant and rich apple texture. The sparkling characteristics add to this semi-sweet, easily palatable and bursting-with-flavor beverage that you must discover.
This contemporary craft cider is a surprising combination of chili heat and tart apple, mellowed by a dash of semi-sweet, offering a memorable fermented adventure. This makes for a cider experience that is both fruity and spicy with smoky aromas that are enticing and a peppery tickle on the nose. The cider gets its sweetness from organic Washington dessert apples, featuring seasonal varieties like the world famous Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Braeburn and Gala.
Habanero Cider was inspired by the quest for something strange and a hankering for heat during the Strange Brew Fest that happened in Port Townsend. Cidermaker Chris Weir, a man who likes his spice, surprised everyone one day by soaking chili peppers in cider and making it taste delicious!
We encourage you to enjoy this strange and wonderful cider with wood-fired pizza, rice & beans, fish tacos, enchiladas, burritos, or just a bowl of chips and salsa. Add a splash of Tequila to a glass of Habanero Cider for more heat, or use the cider as a base in a Bloody Mary. Bold chefs could use this cider to glaze a steak or sauté shrimp.
Finnriver Pear Cider is a bright apple fruit with the elegant sweetness and subtle delights of the pear.
First fermented with organic, tart Washington apples such as dessert apples, featuring seasonal varieties such as heirloom Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Braeburn and Gala. Then it is sweetened with the tree-ripened, delicate and refreshing taste of the orchard pear for additional depth and flavor.
Enjoy as an aperitif before a meal, serve chilled in the glass of your choice. Pairs as a refreshing complement to your meal especially pungent cheese, salmon, poultry, pork and pie or after dinner for graceful palate cleansing. It is lightly carbonated making it perfect for after dinner as a dessert cocktail. A wonderful, farmcrafted cider for any occasion.
Solstice Saffron Cider
Finnriver Solstice Saffron Cider was crafted by partners Eric Jorgensen and Keith and Crystie Kisler. Each year around the time of the Winter Solstice, Finnriver begins the fermentation of their late winter botanical craft cider— Solstice Saffron. It is produced on a small organic farm on the Olympic Peninsula.
This bright cider features fermented organically grown apples infused with delicately steeped toasted fennel and organic anise pods and organic saffron. It is nice and dry with a strong botanical profile. Nose is sweet apple, some spice and the saffron. This hard cider is lightly carbonated, pours out golden, smooth and ripe, topped with a ring of a head. This is one of five in Finnriver’s seasonal botanical series and has a rating of 3.8 out of 5.
Saffron is considered one of the world's most rare and costly spices. Growing saffron requires exquisitely careful hand-harvesting methods and a great commitment of attention and intention.
Ken’s Market features not only fruit, but also the "fruit of the vine" from the US and countries all around the world. You won’t believe our substantial and diverse wine selection for this size store! Discover our global variety of wines from Australia, Argentina, France, Italy, New Zealand, Spain and more. We also stock a nice selection of domestic wines with many from Washington and California. The possibilities can become overwhelming, so ask our knowledgeable and experienced staff for help with wine and food pairing to take your meal from ordinary to extraordinary.
When buying for a large group or event, you receive 10% off a full case (12 bottles) of wine. Check out our chilled wine when you are buying at the last minute and need your wine ready to drink.
Featured Wine of the Season
CAMPUGET TRADITION ROSÉ
from Château de Campuget Winery, Rhone, France
The Château de Campuget is the adventure of a Northern French family who came to settle not far from the Mediterranean during the war on the slopes of the Nîmes 'Costiéres. Since 1942, the sole purpose of Château de Campuget has been to produce Rhone Valley Grands Wine, respecting the heritage of their soil and the Dalle family name. The round Rhone stones, the Southern sun, the Mistral winds and the Syrah and Grenache grapes are the basic elements which form the identity of Campuget. The passion is the quality of their wines, which...yes, it's all in the vines!
This Rosé is created through a short maceration of the grapes between 4 and 12 hours, obtaining the beautiful light pink color. Then the liquid is drained off the vat. The fermentation takes place in stainless-steel tanks with the temperature controlled at 64°F in order to extract the maximum aromas. The grape variety for this Rosé is 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache Noir and alcohol content is 13%.
This Rosé has a nice appearance with a light and fresh pale-pink color. It is delicate in both aroma and flavor, with tasting notes particularly fruity which offers perfumed cherry blossom and crisp red cherry, strawberry, and raspberry notes, typical of the Campuget style. While dry and full in body, it's refreshingly mineral, brightened by juicy, lemony acidity. Serve at 57°F, it is perfect as an aperitif, for summertime meals, with fresh salads or around the barbecue. To fully enjoy its aromatic and fruity character this wine should be drunk in the year following its harvest.
Champagne & Sparkling Wines
“What did Dom Perignon say to fellow monks after he invented champagne? ... Come quickly, I am tasting the stars.”
Champagne has always been a luxury chosen for celebration and as one of the finer things in life, for the pursuit of pleasure and a little self-indulgence. Nothing adds sparkle to the holidays like a bottle of celestial, exquisitely effervescent champagne or prosecco or luscious, bright, and bubbly sparkling wine.
Sparkling wines are for all seasons and all reasons. Brighten any family celebration including weddings, baptisms, graduations or retirements. Elevate any meal, whether it is with family or good friends. Drink champagne when you’re in love or not, in victory or defeat and our favorite reason, “just because!”
Ken’s Market Queen Anne understands our customers want quality and value and we try to provide a variety of champagnes and sparkling wines from Spain, Italy, Australia and France where it all began. We are also delighted to offer domestic sparkling wine from Oregon, California, and Domaine Ste. Michelle from our own State of Washington.
We carry a large variety of different sparkling wines and champagnes to choose from, as well as a knowledgeable staff on hand to help you find just the right one. Call ahead and we’ll have it chilled for you!
At Ken's Market Queen Anne, we strive to carry a comprehensive array of excellent liquor brands and high-end spirits. You'll find the distilled spirits needed for all tastes and occasions: vodka, whiskey, tequila, gin, bourbon, liqueurs, rum and scotch. We feature Northwest distilled liquor whenever possible, such as Woodinville Whiskey.
To complement these spirits, we carry a thorough selection of mixers and supplies: bloody mary and margarita mix, a variety of tonics and ginger ale, plus bar tools and accessories. Don't forget we have mint, basil, oranges, lemons and limes in our produce section. We've got all the ingredients that can help any amateur or professional mixologist create a cocktail masterpiece!
Featured Liquor of the Season
TITO'S HANDMADE VODKA
from Fifth Generation, Inc., Austin, TX
America's Original Craft Vodka
Tito's Vodka is top shelf and "the taste is perfect", says influencer.com. It is no wonder that Tito's Handmade Vodka, is a unanimous Double Gold Medal Winner of the World Spirits Competition!
This is an all-purpose, yet premium vodka that is just as at home in the Seattle Yacht Club on Portage Bay harbor, in the Space Needle, at your home, or a camping tent.
Tito's Handmade Vodka has been produced since 1995 in Austin, TX at Texas' oldest legal distillery. This vodka is designed to be savored by spirit connoisseurs. Distilled six times, it is micro-distilled in an old-fashioned pot still, just like fine single malt scotches and high-end French Cognacs. This method requires more skill and effort than modern column stills, but results in a spectacularly clean product of incomparable excellence. There are no phenols, esters, congeners and organic acids because it is filtered through the finest carbon available. Critics call Tito's "a homegrown symphonic spirit to applaud" and say, "it can go head to head with any of the world's greats." Tito, himself said, "We bought every Vodka that was on the shelf, tasted all of them and came up with the two best ones. When mine beat those two then I figured that I had my formula right."
Vital Stats: 80 proof, 40% alcohol by volume; average rating is 7.9 out of 10Made from yellow corn rather than potatoes or wheat. Tito chooses corn because he believes corn retains more of its smoothness after distillation six times.There are no phenols, esters, congeners and organic acids because it is filtered through the finest carbon available Certified no sugar, no gelatin, and gluten free.
Appearance: 100% clear with no residue.
Taste Notes: It has a sweet corn flavor to start, the body is soft and smooth taste, and finishes with black pepper flavor notes.
Awards: Double Gold Medal Winner from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Tito’s Strawberry Lemonade
A refreshing cocktail mixed with fresh strawberries, lemonade and Tito's Handmade Vodka. Garnish with a lemon slice or add more strawberries. You can find all these ingredients at your friendly neighborhood grocer, Ken’s Market Queen Anne.
- 1 1/2 oz Tito's Handmade Vodka
- 4 oz lemonade
- 5 fresh strawberries, sliced
- Lightly muddle strawberries into a glass.
- Add Tito's Handmade Vodka, lemonade, and ice.
- Stir and garnish with a strawberry or lemon slice (or both).