Beer - Wine - Spirits

Beer, Wine & Spirits

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Beer

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:

  1. Origin/Region - German-style, Belgian-style, English-style, American-style, Belgo-American
  2. Color - Light/Pale, Amber, Brown, Black
  3. Special Ingredients - Chocolate, Coffee, Fruit, Herb and Spices
  4. Yeast - Ales, Lagers
  5. 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 Specialty Adult Beverages of the Season

Dragon's Head Rosé Cider

ROSÉ Cider

from Dragon’s Head Cider, Vashon Island, WA

Dragon’s Head Rosé Cider is created from a unique blend of red-fleshed apple varieties, including Redfield from their orchard on Vashon Island. Unlike typical apple trees, in the Spring, the blossoms on the Redfield trees are bright pink, the leaves are a reddish bronze, and amazingly the flesh of these beautiful apples is red. When the apples are pressed the juice is a crimson color that lightens and clears into the blush rosé that you see in the bottle.

The cider is bright, crisp, and juicy, with hints of watermelon and berries, unique for its color but also delicious in flavor.

• Semi-dry • ABV 6.9% • Alcohol 6.90%

The Dragon's Head orchard is home to more than 70 different varieties of traditional cider apples and perry pear trees. They do all of the cider making right on their farm, including pressing the apples, fermenting the juice, blending the ciders, and bottling.

Craftwell Blueberry Cosmo

CRAFTWELL COCKTAILS - BLUEBERRY COSMO

from 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Corvallis, OR

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Featuring Blueberry: The Cosmo reimagined in the spirit of the Pacific Northwest — rich, tart Pacific Northwest blueberries crushed in with a kick of fresh-squeezed California sourced Meyer lemon.

Craftwell Cocktails are made in the Pacific Northwest by the team at 2 Towns Ciderhouse using real fruit ingredients. This is their take on what a fruit forward, great tasting, award-winning cider-based cocktail can be. When real fruit and a little innovation collide, the result is an explosion of delicious flavor, packaged in a convenient ready to drink can. Simply pour over ice, or drink chilled straight from the can, a delicious craft cocktail, super sippable, bright and light on the tongue with a good balance all around. Each of the four flavors of Craftwell Cocktails are made with real fruit from a base of apple wine. Cheers!

SF World Spirits Award 2022The canned cocktail lineup from Craftwell Cocktails:
BLUEBERRY COSMO - PINEAPPLE MARGARITA - STRAWBERRY MARGARITA - GRAPEFRUIT PALOMA

Craftwell won the 2022 Gold Award in San Francisco in the World Spirits Competition.

Wine for Special Occasions

Wine

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.

Champagne & Sparkling Wines

Champagne & Sparkling Wines

“What did Dom Perignon say to fellow monks after he invented champagne? ... Come quickly, I am tasting the stars.”
- John Green, The Fault in Our 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!

Spirits

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!

Four Roses Bourbon

Featured Liquor of the Season

Aviation American Gin

from Aviation American Gin, Portland, OR

Aviation Gin was first produced in Portland, Oregon, by founders Christian Krogstad and Ryan Magarian in 2006. It is referred to as an "American dry gin", meaning the taste profile is less strongly juniper flavored than some other gins.

Created to change the way people think about gin, Aviation American Gin is made in the traditional dry style with anything but a traditional flavor profile. It explores the rich, floral and savory notes of lavender, cardamom, and sarsaparilla to capture the lushness, spice, creativity, and freshness of the Pacific Northwest. This harmonious blend allows the craft spirit to shine on its own as well as when mixed in vintage drinks or contemporary culinary cocktails.

Distilling Process

Like the world’s finest gins, Aviation is distilled using a proprietary maceration recipe that produces a pure medley of botanical flavor. And, it all starts with their precise infusion of botanicals, cardamon, coriander, French lavender, anise seed, sarsaparilla, juniper, and two kinds of orange peel.

The botanicals are suspended in pure, neutral grain spirit for 18 hours in macerating tanks. Then it is pumped into a still with pure water. Steam heats it and vapors condense, then the vapors are cooled to form the gin distillate.

The 3rd step is more complex and most important. In a meticulously monitored process, the 1st fluid leaving the still, the “heads” is removed. Then they collect the “heart of the spirit” throughout the run. This is the end of the cycle and the final cut, “the tails" is made which takes approximately 7 hours. At this point, the “heart cut” is 142 proof. The “heart cut” is transferred to blending tank where pure water is added to bring the gin to the desired 84 proof.

Wine Enthusiast magazine awarded Aviation American Gin a 97-point rating in 2012, the highest rating the magazine has given to any gin!

“I've tried every gin on the planet and Aviation is, hands down, the best. Also, I don't recommend trying every gin on the planet. Stick with this one.”
- Ryan Reynolds, Owner, Aviation American Gin

Tito's Handmade Vodka

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

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.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Tito's Handmade Vodka
  • 4 oz lemonade
  • 5 fresh strawberries, sliced
  • Ice

Directions

  • 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).

Recipe thanks to Tito's Vodka.