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 & Ciders of the Season
There is snow falling in the Cascades and Olympics! It must be time for winter beer and wassail. For centuries, brewers have made seasonal beers for winter's chill that are fuller in body and maltier than standard styles. To best banish winter's chill, serve these beers no colder than 50° Fahrenheit, which is ideal for enjoying their delicious flavors.
So, when you open your door to entertain friends and family for the holidays, the big game, hosting an open house, or just want to kick back and appreciate a seasonal specialty beer by yourself, Ken's Market Queen Anne has a wonderful variety for you to experience. We think our extra special selection really showcases what you want to enjoy during the holiday and winter season.
We have, just to name a few: Deschutes Jubelale, Full Sail Limited Edition Wassail Ale (a winter tradition since 1988) and their Wreck the Halls Hoppy Holiday Ale, Session's Premium Red Lager Fest, Elysian Bifrost Winter Ale, Alaskan Winter Ale, ScuttleButt 10° Below Ale, New Belgium’s Accumulation White IPA, and Sierra Nevada's Celebration Fresh Hop IPA (brewed since 1981).
Whether you are curious and have never tried any of these traditionally brewed seasonal beers or are so thankful they are back in stock for the winter season, come in and grab a few. These beers are available now and only while we can keep them in stock. Demand is high and supplies are limited. Enjoy them while you can, because they won't be back again until next year!
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.