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The Freewheel line with a couple of English friends.

It takes a lot of beer to keep the wine business running smoothly. Here in Redwood City, we are very fortunate to have a great English style ale producer right in our backyard: Freewheel Brewing Company. The staff of K&L are fictures at our local pub, and it is a rare moment when one of us isn't there having a pint and a bite of their excellent food. We are also lucky enough to be the first place to offer their bottled beer for sale. If you have never had it, the Freewheel Brewing "FSB" Freewheel Special Bitter, California (500ml) is the benchmark in fresh, balanced, smashable ale. We will do our best to keep some in stock for you, the customer too!

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1976-K&L Liquors to 2006-K&L Wine Merchants

It was a cold, rainy, wintry day that December 31st, 1976. Friday we believe. The small store at 209 El Camino Real , Millbrae changed names that day from Ernie’s Wines and Liquors to K&L Liquors (we thank you very much dear friend Ernie VanAsperan). And the rest is history! We started as a “bomber” liquor store (meaning we sold products at prices less than the so-called “Fair Trade” prices of the day, and you had to have a K&L card signed by a staff member to buy alcoholic products). The favored drink of that era was Ancient Age mixed with Lejon Vermouth (i.e. a Manhattan). Now the business is quite a bit different, but we still try to serve our wonderful customers the same way. If it wasn’t for all of you, we would not be here today! And we thank you for that, hope we can go another 30 years. Let’s toast together ... with a Manhattan, of course! —Clyde Beffa Jr and Todd Zucker

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