Thursday, June 25, 2015

Healthy Spirits Beer of the Month Club!

July 2105's selections from Anchorage Brewing, Ninkasi, Cambridge Brewing,
and Baird Brewing looking pretty as a picture

Hey Everybody,

Just wanted to remind you all that we have a great Beer of the Month Club here at Healthy Spirits: Here's the pitch:

We pick a few beers, usually 4 to 6 bottles, every month. There is no membership fee other than the discounted retail price of the beers selected. Cost to you tends to average $65 every month. In addition to detailed tasting notes on each of the selections, club members have certain privileges:

-Discount card, entitling you to 10% off in-store purchases (some exceptions may apply)
-Right to reserve bottles by telephone (this comes in handy with limited release products. Follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, or y'know, this blog to stay up to date on new releases)

Membership is month to month, and there's no fee to join. All you pay is the discounted cost of the club selections on a monthly basis. Makes a great gift!

To join, simply come into the store and fill out a membership form or call our Castro store at 415-255-0610 or our Richmond location at 415-682-4260 for more information.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Firestone Walker Stickee Monkee 2015

Since 2006 Firestone Walker's barrel aging project has turned out some of America's most sought after beer releases in their Anniversary Ale series. These ales are a blend of several unique components, beers of varying styles aged in spirits vessels. Over the years, our friends in Paso Robles have treated us to some of these component ales as draft only and, to our delight here at Healthy Spirits, limited bottle runs.

Stickee Monkee lives up to its name by spiking a full on Belgian-style dark strong ale with Mexican Turbinado brown sugar and aging in oaken spirits vessels to impart more flavor. A rich molasses sweetness gives way to toasted coconut, and an earthy leather finish. 

22oz bottle in a handsome display box will set you back $18.99 plus tax and CRV. One (1) bottle per person per diem limit, please, and phone reservations for club members only.

Friday, May 29, 2015

New arrivals and key restocks this week at Healthy Spirits

Calicraft Chez Panisse Farmhouse Ale
Infused with organic anise hyssop, lemon verbena blossom, and Meyer lemon leaf.

Shady Oak Funkatronic
Last chance for this grapefruity brett IPA until another batch is made: likely a 6 month wait!

Cismontane 5th Anniversary Five Grain Saison
A high ABV saison for sipping now or saving 'til later.

Cascade Kriek
2014 Project Northwest future/classic cherry sour.

Wexford Creme Ale
When only a nitro widget will do.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday to Friday Beer Sale THE ITALIAN JOB



After the popularity of our Ducato and Panil sales recently, we've decided to pull ONE LAST HEIST: "The Italian Job". Unlike the needless remake with Markie Mark, Mos Def, and Cha-cha-cha-charlize Theron, our updated caper sends you home with a bottle of thought-out and skillful Italian ale at a discount without an explosives expert or safe cracker!

Brush up on your Michael Caine impersonation, race over in your Mini Cooper, and get your bottle of Italy's finest today.

15% off ALL Italian craft ales until next Friday, May 22nd

Thursday, May 14, 2015

New Arrivals from Mother Earth, The Bruery, Stone, & Big Al Brewing!

Mother Earth Brew Co. of Vista, CA finally answers the age-old question we're constantly answering: "WHERE are ALL your PEANUT BUTTER BEERS?" Well, look no further. Sin Tax Imperial Stout gives you the dark roasted malts and peanut buttery finish you crave. Those with allergies rejoice, 'cause no peanuts were used in the making of this beer.

The Bruery Cuivre is an oak-aged solera-blended Belgian-inspired Old Ale, and if that many hyphens doesn't get your tastebuds a-tinglin' then mayhaps a new batch of Sour in the Rye, the first bottling to hit our shelves from the brand-spankin'-new Bruery Terreux operation in Anaheim, will give you the tickles.

Stone collaborates with (the Asheville of the West) Portland, Oregon's Ecliptic Brewing and (the Portland of the East) Asheville, North Carolina's Wicked Weed to bring us a blend to behold: Points Unknown IPA. 25% Belgian-style Tripel aged in Pinot Noir barrels used to age Tequila, 75% fresh West Coast Double IPA. You could search coast-to-coast and not find another beer like this.

Big Al Brewing is not to be confused with Big Al's, but getting wild is what both are all about. In the case of the Time Capsule October '14, open fermentation captured wild microflora that help to give this beer it's own time and place. A mention on the back of the bottle to the SF Giants' third World Series title in five years might be of some interest to the completist superfan out there.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Friday to Friday Sale Beer Sale with AleSmith Brewing Company

The Friday to Friday sale is back at Healthy Spirits featuring ALL 750ml (25.4oz) bottles of San Diego's mighty AleSmith Brewing Company

Starting TODAY 5/8/2015 until Friday 5/15/2015 you get 15% off (club members 20% off*) our sensational lineup of what many consider to be the finest brewery in the United States!

  • Horny Devil Belgian-style Strong Golden Ale
  • Old Numbskull Barleywine
  • Speedway Imperial Coffee Stout
  • Olde Ale British-style Ale
  • even the Decadence 2014 Anniversary Wheat Wine!

Our apologies, but this sale EXCLUDES all 22oz AleSmith IPA, X Pale Ale, Nut Brown, and Anvil ESB

*Want to know how to get that magic 20% discount? Ask us about our Beer of the Month Club

Thursday, April 23, 2015

New Arrivals from Pine Street, Allagash, De Proef, La Trappe, and an EXCLUSIVE cider from 101 Cider House!


Some new items, and some elusive restocks this week!

The new:

Healthy Spirits is the first retailer in San Francisco to offer 101 Cider House ciders! Natural fermentation of apple and quince juice with delicious additions make for vibrant and fresh flavors. We have:

SoCal Scrumpy
(the flagship base model)

(dry-hopped India Pale Cider. Great aromatics and spice, very little bitterness)

Cactus Red
(prickly pear and agave nectar with a rosy hue and sweet-tart start)


Allagash Century Ale
(Saison aged 2 years in stainless steel with brett. Drink now!)

Pine Street Medium Auburn Amber Ale
(Don't call it an English ale, it's an American amber! With English ingredients)

and making their triumphant return:

De Proef x Port Brewing Signature Ale
(Dirk & Tomme put their John Hancock on a wild Belgian IPA kinda thing. Orignally released in 2007 so you class of '12 tickers can get your apps up to date!)

La Trappe Quadrupel
(to say 750ml bottles of this have been elusive would be an understatement. Get this Trappist classic while you can!)