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
from Reuben's Brews, Ballard, WA
Summer IPA is an American IPA style India Pale Ale beer brewed in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, WA. This specialty beer has a light caramel and citrus flavor. It is a clear gold with a dignified white head. There is lots of perfume, light bitterness and even more perfume hops, but balanced bitterness. Just in time for late Spring, and the start of the boating season. Just pick up a 6-pack or more of 12 oz. cans to take along when you head out on all your adventures and for those long summer days. Available now until September.
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!
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
CAMPUGET TRADITION ROSÉ 2017
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.
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!
"Negroni" Classic Italian Cocktail
Here's a classic Italian cocktail recipe from Count Camillo Negroni, in Florence, Italy about 100 years ago (1919):
The story is the Count concocted the Negroni by asking the bartender, Fosco Scarselli, to strengthen his favorite cocktail, the Americano, by adding gin rather than the normal soda water. The bartender also added the orange garnish instead of the typical lemon garnish of the Americano to signify this was a new drink!
Start with an Old Fashioned glass. Add few ice cubes to the glass. Pour over ice: 1 oz. (1 part) Gin, 1 oz. (1 part) Sweet Red Vermouth, 1 oz. (1 part) Campari and orange peel. Rub the rim of the glass with an orange slice or peel and add to glass to flavor and garnish.
Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled coupe or Martini glass. Top with an orange twist