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 Beer of the Season
(is not a beer)
from San Juan Seltzer, Seattle, WA
Every once in a while we like to mix things up in the beer category, so we're proud to introduce a local addition to our beer category that's not a beer, but a spiked seltzer.
San Juan Seltzer brews the Northwest's first craft, small-batch, spiked seltzer. Founder Katy Enger of Bellevue started selling her brew in June 2018. San Juan Seltzer offers the lowest calories of any hard or spiked seltzer on the market at 85 calories, zero sugar and zero carbs per 12-ounce serving. Each refreshing can is all-natural, gluten-free, 4.2 percent alcohol by volume (ABV), and inspired exclusively by fruit that is indigenous to the Pacific Northwest, including: Huckleberry, Fuji Apple, Raspberry-Cran, and Pure.
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!
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
Pampelonne Sparkling Wine Cocktails
from Pampelonne, New York, NY
Pampelonne's goal was to create a sparkling wine cocktail with fine French wine that was light, crisp, and not so sweet, so you could have a few without feeling heavy. It had to be portable, so you could drink it whenever you wanted, straight out of a can. They avoided overly sweet flavors and harkened back to old-world cocktails while adding a modern twist. After hundreds of batches and some glorious failures, they created their first beauty - the Rosé Lime. Try all our stunning flavors. George from the Beer, Wine and Spirits Dept. says, that he challenges you to find an activity, time, place, food, or drinking buddy this drink doesn't pair with!
Pampelonne is inspired by the most sophisticated yet carefree beach in Saint Tropez with the same name, and the unique sparkling rosé that people drink there.
Natural flavors of ambrosial Elderflower, Juniper & Meyer lemon delicately folded into fine French wine.
Natural flavors of Passion fruit, grapefruit & Kaffir lime delicately folded into fine French wine.
Natural flavors of Italian bitters, Blood orange orgeat & Orgeat of almond delicately folded into fine French wine.
Blood Orange Spritz
Natural flavors of Kaffir lime, Cinchona bitters & Blood orange delicately folded into fine French wine.
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
from Wanderback Whiskey Co., Hood River, OR
Wanderback Batch No. 1
Wanderback Batch No. 1 and No. 2 were crafted by founder Phil Downer in collaboration with Westland Distillery in Seattle, WA. He crafted the Batch 1, a single malt whiskey because, after a motorcycle trip across Oregon, he fell in love with American single malt whiskeys. So when it came time to decide what style of whiskey Wanderback would produce, American single malt was the whiskey that most resonated with Downer's heart. This whiskey went into barrels that were heavily toasted, and lightly charred before coming home to Hood River to be aged for three years, finished, blended, and finally bottled.
Vital Stats: 90 proof; mash bill: Pale malt, Crystal malt, Pale Chocolate malt, Munich malt; aged minimum of three years.
Appearance: This whiskey is a rich amber in color, and a subtle brightness.
Nose: A light pleasant aroma of campfire smoke.
Taste Notes: A balanced single malt with notes of toffee, hazelnut, all spice, sandalwood and star fruit.
Wanderback Batch No. 2
Wanderback Batch No. 2, like No. 1, is a single malt whiskey made from the same grain bill and mash recipe. However, this time around they explored unique finishes by transferring the whiskey into Nicaraguan rum barrels and Heaven Hill bourbon barrels at their Farm in Hood River, Oregon. The additional six months in these barrels lends the whiskey a tropical flavor, sweeter, savory and with a less smoky flavor profile.
Vital Stats: 100 proof; Mash bill: WA Select Pale malt, Pale Chocolate malt, Munich malt, Crystal malt; aged a minimum of 3 years in new American Oak then 6 months finishing in Nicaraguan ex-rum and Heaven Hill ex-bourbon casks.
Taste Notes: A rich and decadent single malt with notes of fruitcake, gingerbread, Mexican chocolate, sugar cane and orange marmalade.
Awards: Batch No. 2 is 2018 winner of Double Gold from the American Distilling Institute
Cocktail Recipe - BLOOD AND SAND
Featuring Wanderback Batch No. 1 Whisky from Wanderback Whiskey Co.
This long forgotten Prohibition-era cocktail was originally published in Harry Craddock’s 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book. The name was inspired by silent movie star Rudolph Valentino in the bullfighter movie "Blood and Sand."
- 3/4 fl oz Wanderback Batch No. 1 single malt
- 3/4 fl oz Cherry Heering cherry brandy liqueur
- 3/4 fl oz Martini & Rossi Rosso sweet vermouth
- 3/4 fl oz freshly squeezed blood orange juice
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice; shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a blood orange zest twist and a stemmed maraschino cherry. It is said that even whiskey haters will like this Blood and Sand cocktail.