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
Welcome Spring with a cheer and a beer!
SESSION PREMIUM LAGER
from Full Sail Brewing, Hood River, OR
Session Lager is a Premium American Pale Lager style beer brewed by Full Sail Brewery and you are lucky here because it is offered year around! But sometimes you want to take your beloved Sessions to places where bottles just shouldn’t go. Places where dropping your beloved Session would cause instant loss and unspeakable grief. Places where bare feet are a way of life. So we are so excited to announce - for the first time - Sessions in 12 oz. aluminum cans available in 6-packs and 15-packs (so there is more to share with your friends). The same Sessions on the inside, just a new transport system on the outside.
Winner of multiple gold medals at the top national and international competitions, including Beer Army Beer Wars 1st Place, International Pale Lager, 2017.
Color: Clear copper
Aroma: clean barley malt, with spicy hoppiness
Flavor: smooth, wet, medium-bodied (a nice change from the thin watery pale lagers out there) and well-carbonated.
from Fremont Brewing Company, Seattle, WA
Ken's Market Queen Ann is introducing another seasonal beer from Fremont Brewery for a limited time. This one celebrates Spring with its tropical treat of passionfruit and mango. They want to remind everyone of Spring’s coming, its rebirth and promise of sunny days again. Lush IPA is made with a hand-selected blend of malts and lush, tropical hops to help you bridge the last days of Winter and the coming of the Spring fever. We hope you enjoy this tropical treat. Available until march 31st or until it is gone.
Color: Bright orange
Aroma: Melon, tropical, citrus, spice
Flavor: juicy, tropical, citrus, pepper
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
PINOT NOIR 2014 - PINOT GRIS 2015
from Pike Road Wines, Carlton OR
Pike Road has been farmed in Oregon's Willamette Valley for five generations of the Campbell family. Pike Road was created from Elk Cove Vineyards to primarily focus on quality Pinot Noir for under $20. Willamette Valley is the best place in the New World to grow Pinot noir and Pinot Gris. That is why Pike Road is committed to providing you with wines that are 100% grown in this extraordinary place
Our Pinot Noir is richly concentrated, elegant, and complex. Ruby red in color and mixed with only red berry fruit, raspberries and black cherries. Thanksgiving and the other holiday meals would be well complimented by our 2014 vintage.
The Pike Road 2015 Pinot gris is all hand-picked and carefully pressed. The 2015 vintage has classic freshness that is a hallmark of great Willamette Valley wine. The wine is very soft gold in the glass with aromas of stone fruits featuring white peaches, creamy lemon curd, white spring flowers and soft spice notes. It is all done in a clean and refreshing style and makes it a food friendly white wine. Enjoy this wine as an aperitif or pair it with cheeses, salads, turkey and other poultry, seafood and shellfish.
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, 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!
Here's a classic cocktail recipe from Burke's Complete Cocktail and Tastybite Recipes (1936):
Whiskey, 1 Glass
Sugar, Powdered, 1 Teaspoonful
Add the Juice of 1/2 Lemon and 1/2 Lime.
Ice - 30 Shakes. Strain and serve.
Featured Liquor of the Season
WHIPPER SNAPPER WHISKEY
from Ransom Spirits, Sheridan, OR
Ransom is an artisan producer of small batches of wines and spirits.
Ransom Spirits is like the state it comes from, which is free-thinking, friendly, and with a free-spirit. It began distilling in 1997, and expanded to grain-based spirits in 2007.
Whipper Snapper is a blend of very tight heart cuts from eight batches, aged usually one year with a minimum of six months up to 2 years. Aging takes place in a variety of barrels, including French coopered Pinot Noir barrels, and both new and used American coopered whiskey barrels. Like the label boasts this Hi-Falutin' whiskey is made entirely by hand by dedicated artisans for those who appreciate quality flavorful whiskey...no computers or robots here!
Sixty three percent corn in their mash arrives straight from Kentucky, 16% Pacific Northwest grown barley (some from their own farm) and 21% rye for the remainder which produces a complex whiskey. It is both a bourbon and a single malt.
In the glass Whipper Snapper has a color that is true apricot gold. The youth of the spirit is apparent on the nose, with botanical and herbal fading into vanilla with a toasted butter finish. On the palate, the rye punches through alcohol burn for a bit of sweeter notes, quickly returned by the not too sweet roundness of malt and a hint of agave syrup, caramel and herbs fade slowly to corn and vanilla.The finish is short and dominated by a return to grain and fresh wood. This young, lively, and lighter whiskey pairs well with a classic picnic fare; a good lunch whiskey paired with a rustic bread, fresh from the garden tomatoes and aged Havarti cheese.