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Thursday
Aug232012

Brick's Beer News: Beer Sale and Upcoming Tastings in LA and Redwood City

By: Bryan Brick | K&L Beer Buyer

Get excited! This Saturday, August 25th we are hosting Artisan Beer Tastings in Redwood City (1-4pm) and Hollywood (3pm-5:30pm).  Both stores will feature great new craft brews handpicked by yours truly. To see the full lineups, follow this link: Artisan Beer Tastings - Saturday August 25th 

Beer Sale!

Below is a listing of the latest inventory clearance items with discounted prices that have just gotten updated within our inventory. Please note - in order to view the new (hidden) prices you need to be a member of our Insider's Advantage email list, and be logged into our website. '

For real-time inventory information on all of these items, view the full listing of Insider's Advantage hidden price beers on our site.  

 Adnams "Broadside" ESB, England 500ml (Previously $5)

Abbaye de St. Amand Blonde Ale, Belgium 330ml (Previously $4)

 

Adnams Brewery has been under the same family ownership since 1872. The tradition of brewing dates back six centuries in Southwold, England. Adnams Broadside contains two malts (Maris Otter Pale and Caramel) and two hops (Goldings and Fuggles). 7.3 percent by weight, 42 IBUs

2012 Almanac Beer Company "Winter" Witbier Brewed With Oranges and Ginger, California 750ml (Previously $16)

 

2008 Amager Bryghus "Julebryg" Danish Holiday Ale, Denmark 500ml (Previously $10)

This noble winter beer winter offers complex aromas of fruit, alcohol and hops. In the mouth it is slightly sweet with a hint of burnt caramel. It is also quite bitter, amazingly, and finishes with a persistent note of spicy hops. A brew for all seasons, but especially those cooler months when 9% abv is called for in a brew! 

Brouwerij De Dochter Van De Korenaar "Bravoure" Smoked Ale, Belgium 11.2 oz (Previously $5.49) - limited

De Dochter Van De Korenaar translates to "the daughter of the corn ear is an old Flemish synonym for beer dating back to the 16th century. Now reincarnated as the moniker of a new, tiny craft brewery from the Belgian enclave of Baarle-Hertog (actually located about 10 kilometers across the Dutch border). And when De Dochter opened its doors in 2007, folks immediately started taking notice. Despite its newness, the beers turned out by this little gem suffer from no lack of experience. Brewer/owner Ronald Mengerink has been brewing beer since he was 16. His Bravoure is incredibly complex but still designed to be easy-drinking; perhaps the most subtle and balanced smoked beer we've ever come across.

Brouwerij De Dolle "Oerbier" Strong Dark Ale, Belgium 11.2oz (Previously $6)  

Chouffe "McChouffe" Belgian Ale 750ml (Previously $12) - limited

This is an unfiltered dark beer, which is re-fermented in the bottle as well as in the keg. Behind its fruity flavour a slight hint of bitterness may be found. Great with mussels and fries!

Coedo Shikkoku Schwarzbier, Japan 11.2 oz. (Previously $4.49)

De Ryck Arend Triple, Belgium 330ml (Previously $4)

De Struise Brouwers "Tsjeeses Reserva" Belgian X-Mas Ale, Beligum 330ml (Previously $9.49)

Dugges Ale & Porterbryggeriet "Hiphiphooray!" Pale Ale, Sweden 500ml (Previously $8.49)

Evil Twin Brewing "Disco Beer" IPA Aged in Chardonnay Barrels, Denmark 11.2oz (Previously $10)

Evil Twin Brewing "Soft XMas" Imperial Stout aged on Sour Cherries, Denmark 500ml (Previously $15) - limited

Evil Twin Brewing "Xmas Eve in a New York City Hotel Room" Imperial Stout, Denmark 11.2oz (Previously $9) - limited

Grado Plato "Cantus Caeli" Ale Brewed with Honey and Grapes, Italy 500ml (Previously $20) - limited

HaandBryggeriet "Bestefar" Norwegian Winter Ale, Norway 500ml (Previously $10) - limited 

A rare, spiced Norwegian beer for a cold winter's night. Complex undertones of fennel seed, juniper, cocoa powder and toasty malt.

HaandBryggeriet "Nissefar" Norwegian Holiday Ale, Norway 500ml (Previously $9)

Hakusekikan Natural Honey Yeast Lambic, Japan 11.2 oz. (Previously $6.49)

Hantverksbryggeriet "Kosacken" Russian Imperial Stout, Sweden 330ml (Previously $7) - limted

High Water Brewing "Aphotic" Baltic Porter, California 22oz (Previously $15)

Seasonal release. Vintage: 2011. Released: January 10, 2012. Brewmaster's Notes: "This beer is one of my favorites. It was a blast to brew it and was really an evolving process. One third of the beer was barrel aged in 18 Year old Elijah Craig bourbon barrels, another third was aged in premium Brandy barrels and the final third was aged in stainless. After 4 months of aging the three different variations were combined back together resulting in the blend you have in front of you. Copious amounts of Carafa 1,2 and 3 as well as chocolate malts and Midnight Wheat malts were used. Deep, dark and delicious!!!!"

J.W. Lees "Manchester Star" Porter, England 16.9oz (Previously $7.49) - limited

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales "Noel de Calabaza" Special Ale, Michigan 750ml (Previously $15)

L'Hermitiere "Demi-Sec" Cidre, France 750ml (Previously $16) - limited

2010 LoverBeer "DuvaBeer" Ale Brewed with Grape Juice, Italy 330ml (Previously $18) - limited 

Marble Brewery Double, England 750ml (Previously $20) - limited

Microbrasserie Charlevoix "Dominus Vobiscum" Double, Canada 500ml (Previously $8) - limited

The Belgian-style dubbel has a complex aroma of anise, candied fruit, and raisins. A subtle bitterness blends with licorice, mocha, and sarsaparilla, revealing Madeira wine, caramel, and peppery spice in the finish. This is the most difficult-to-make beer that Charlevoix brews, it is unfiltered, allowing the beer's complexity to evolve and change over time. 8.5% ABV

Midtfyns Bryghus Imperial Stout, Denmark 500ml (Previously $10)

Mikkeller "Bourbon Barrel Aged From Via To" Holiday Ale, Denmark 375ml (Previously $15)

Mikkeller "From/Via To" Christmas Porter, Denmark 750ml (Previously $15)

The newest Mikeller Christmas Porter with sweet spice and a texture like crushed velvet. Plus, it's got a nifty little gift label, so you don't even need to wrap it!

Mikkeller Porter, Denmark 500ml (Previously $10) - limited

2010 Mikkeller "Santa's Little Helper" Belgian Ale Brewed With Spices and Aged in Rum Barrels, Denmark 375ml (Previously $14)

Mikkeller "Sur Munk" Wild Ale, Denmark 500ml (Previously $14)

Mikkeller "To/From" Christmas Porter, Denmark 750ml (Previously $15)

The second Christmas porter from Mikkeller. A spiced porter with fine malt background and lovely hop aroma and flavor. The label is designed as a 'From To' card ... fill in the names and put the bottle under the Christmas tree. The perfect Christmas gift for the lazy man/woman! Ingredients: Water, malt (pale, smoked, cara-crystal, brown and chocolate), roasted barley, dark cassonade, hops (amarillo, saaz and cascade), spices (star anise, clove, cinnamon and coriander seeds) and yeast. 8% abv

Nethergate "Dirty Dick's Audit Ale" English Strong Ale, England 500ml (Previously $5)

Pausa Cafe "Navidad" Holiday Ale, Italy 750ml (Previously $25) - limited

Picobrouwerij Alvinne "Podge" Imperial Belgian Stout, Belgium 11.2oz (Previously $5.49)

This fascinating Stout shows an amazing red wine character, licorice, dark fruits, molasses and coffee with pronounced roasted/coffee/rich chocolate flavors with a touch of sourness [Stout character] combined with dark fruity flavors [Belgian influence].

Teufelweizen Weizenbock, California 750ml (Previously $14)

Thornbridge Brewery/Dark Star "Coalition" Old Ale, England 16.9oz (Previously $15) - limited

Thornbridge Brewery "St. Petersburg" Imperial Russian Stout, England 16.9oz (Previously $8.49)

Dark brown with a creamy tan head, almost latte like in appearance. Lemony, minty hop nose with underlying chocolate-caramel. Big, sweet roasted malt in the mouth with hints of chicory and bitter coffee. Some dark chocolate and wisps of peaty smoke. Boozy, bitter finish with some roasted hazelnut and maple syrup characters. Nice, slightly dry, bitter ending. 7.7% abv

To Øl "Black Ball" Porter, Denmark 330ml (Previously $5.49)

Yeastie Boys "Pot Kettle Blackl" Black IPA, New Zealand 330ml (Previously $6) - limited 

 

For real-time inventory information on all of these items, view the full listing of Insider's Advantage hidden price beers on our site.

View recent emailed offers on our Email Archive page.

Monday
Jul022012

Brick's Beer News: Beer Tasting Friday 7/6 and New Arrivals

By: Bryan Brick | K&L Beer Buyer

Hey All,

In keeping with tradition we will be holding our Redwood City summer Beer tasting this week on Friday, July 6th from 5- 6:30pm. I’ll be pouring a selection of new beers in the Redwood City bar. Cost will be $10. Once the lineup is confirmed, I'll post it on the event link above. 

I highly recommend you all attend being that we may have some special releases available that night only for attendees of the tasting to enjoy...just sayin.’

In the meantime here are a few new beers we’ve received:

AleSmith "Nut Brown" English Brown Ale, California 22oz $4.99

2012 Avery Brewing Company "19th Anniversary" Belgian Style Triple, Colorado 22oz $8.49

Brasserie Bourganel "Biere au Miel de Chataignier" France 330ml $4.49

Brouwerij 't Gaverhopke "Singing Blonde" Blonde Ale, Belgium 330ml $5.99

Brouwerij De Molen "Op & Top" IPA, Netherlands 330ml $3.99

Devil's Canyon "California Sunshine" Rye IPA, California 16oz Cans $2.79

Drake's Brewing "Alpha Session" American Pale Ale, California 22oz $5.99

Evil Twin Brewing "Disco Beer-Red Cap" Imperial IPA Aged in Red Wine Barrels, Denmark 11.2oz $9.99

Evil Twin Brewing "Epilogue" Wine Barrel Aged "Monk Suffers" Danish Ale, Denmark 11.2oz $11.99

Evil Twin Brewing "Monk Suffers Serious Sugar Rush On Barbados" Danish Ale, Denmark 500ml $12.99

Frederic Gouison "Heritage 1900" Pays d'Othe Apple Cider, France 750ml $14.99

2012 Grand Teton Brewing "Snarling Badger" Berliner Weisse, Wyoming 750ml $9.99

Maui Brewing Company/Jolly Pumpkin "Sobrehumano Palena 'ole" Red Ale Brewed with Liliko'i and Cherries, Hawaii 12oz Can $2.79

New Belgium "Lips of Faith-Tart Lychee" Wild Ale, Colorado 22oz $8.49

Nøgne-Ø/Bridge Road Brewers "India-Style" Saison, Norway 500ml $8.99

2012 Sierra Nevada "Southern Hemisphere Harvest" Fresh Hop Ale, California 24oz $4.99

Stone Brewing "Vertical Epic 11.11.11" Belgian Strong Pale Ale, California 22oz $6.99

Stone Brewing Company Smoked Porter w/Chipotle Peppers, California 12oz (3 bottle limit) $2.49

Stone Brewing Company Smoked Porter w/Vanilla Bean, California 12oz (3 bottle limit) $2.49

2012 Stone Brewing Russian Imperial Stout, California 22oz $5.99

You can shop our entire Beer selection easily online - just follow this link and browse by category or use the word search tool to find a specific beer: K&L Beer Selection.

Will-Call Pick-up Reminder-CA customers: even if the beer isn't listed in stock in your local K&L, if you purchase online and choose Will Call pick-up at your K&L store of choice, we will transfer your beer for pick-up there at no extra charge!

Also, if there is something specific you are looking for or if you have any questions about any of our beers, please don't hesitate to contact me.  

Happy 4th of July and I hope to see a bunch of you at next week's tasting!

Cheers,

Bryan Brick

K&L Wine Merchants

Redwood City

(650) 556-2758

bryanbrick@klwines.com

Thursday
Apr122012

Spring Cleaning Beer Sale!  

By: Bryan Brick | K&L Beer Buyer

Hey All,

It is inventory time here at K&L which means a few of us have to pool our collective brain cells together and count every bottle of wine, spirits and beer that we carry. It is a daunting task that sets us on edge a bit and frays the nerves. So in preparing for this colossal task I figured it was time to clear out the cooler a bit, in other words BEER SALE!

Most of these beers are over half off our original price and still are tasting absolutely delicious, if not better that when they first arrived. I am just trying to get rid of them so I don’t have to count so damn much. Please take advantage of these ridiculous prices:

Beer Sale!

Agullons "Bruno" Pale Ale, Spain 750ml $7.99 (was $15)

Agullons "Pura" Pale Ale, Spain 750ml $7.99 (was $15)

Agullons "Runa" Brown Ale, Spain 750ml $7.99 (was $15)

AleSmith "YuleSmith" Holiday Ale, California 22oz $7.99 (was $10)

Amager Bryghus "Fru Frederiksen" Stout, Denmark 500ml $3.99 (was $10)

2008 Amager Bryghus "Julebryg" Danish Holiday Ale, Denmark 500ml $4.99 (was $10)

Ben Middlemiss "Nota Bene" Abbey Ale, New Zealand 330ml $2.99 (was $5)

Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven "Oak Aged-La Trappe Isid'or" Belgian Pale Ale, Belgium 375ml $15.99 (was $21)

Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse Winterbier, Netherlands 10.2oz $2.99 (was $6)

Birra Del Borgo "Enkir" Ale Brewed With Einkorn Wheat, Italy 12.7oz $5.99 (was $9)

Birra Del Borgo "Genziana" Ale Brewed With Gentian, Italy 12.7oz $3.99 (was $10)

Birra Del Borgo "L'Equilibrista" Bière de Champagne, Italy 750ml $15.99 (was $25)

Birrificio Del Ducato "L'Ultima Luna" Barley Wine Aged in Italian Wine Barrels, Italy 11.2oz $10.99 (was $16)

Birrificio Troll "Geisha" Barleywine, Italy 12.7oz $7.99 (Was $20)

Brasserie la Rulles "Grande 10" Triple, Belgium 750 ml $7.99 (was $14)

Brasserie St Germain "Page-24 Bière de Noel" Bière de Garde, France 750ml $7.99 (was $12)

Brasserie Trois Dames "L'Exploratrice" Hoppy Porter, Switzerland 330ml $2.99 (was $6)

Brasserie Trois Dames "La Pasionaria" DIPA, Switzerland 330ml $2.99 (was $6)

Brasserie Trois Dames Oud Bruin, Switzerland 750ml $12.99 (was $20)

2010 Brouwerij De Ranke "Hop Harvest" Belgian IPA, Belgium 750ml $10.99 (was $16)

Brouwerij Smisje "'Smiske" Blonde, Belgium 11.2oz $2.99 (was $5)

Brouwerij Smisje "'t Smisje Plus" IPA, Belgium 11.2oz $2.99 (was $6)

Bryggeriet Djaevlebryg "Old Mephisto" Barleywine, Denmark 500ml $4.99 (was $9)

De Proefbrouwerij "Draeckenier" Blonde Ale, Belgium 750ml $7.99 (was $14)

De Struise Brouwers "SVEA" IPA, Belgium 11.2 oz $3.99 (was $7)

De Struise Brouwers "Tsjeeses Reserva" Belgian X-Mas Ale, Beligum 330ml $4.99 (was $9)

De Struise Brouwers "Tsjeeses" Belgian X-Mas Ale, Beligum 330ml $4.99 (was $8)

Hantverksbryggeriet "Baronen" English Barleywine, Sweden 330ml $4.99 (was $10)

Hantverksbryggeriet "Kosacken" Russian Imperial Stout, Sweden 330ml $3.99 (was $7)

Hook Norton Brewery Co. "Twelve Days" English Christmas Ale, England 500ml $2.99 (was $6)

Iron Fist Brewing Co. "Dubbel Fisted" Dubbel, California 750 ml $5.99 (was $11)

Iron Fist Brewing Co. "Hired Hand" Saison, California 750 ml $4.99 (was $10)

Kulmbacher Brauerei "EKU 28" Doppelbock, Germany 330ml $1.99 (was $4)

Nøgne-Ø "#500" Imperial IPA, Norway 500ml $4.99 (was $9)

Nøgne-Ø/Jolly Pumpkin/Stone "Special Holiday Ale" 500ml $4.99 (was $11)

Samuel Smith's "Yorkshire Stingo" Strong Ale, England 18oz $6.99 (was $12)

Wintercoat "Vildmose" Peat Smoked Brown Ale, Denmark 16.9oz $9.99 (was $20)

Xbeeriment "#44" Smoked Stout, Denmark 500ml $5.99 (was $9)

Xbeeriment "Madraz" IPA, Denmark 500ml $4.99 (was $10)

 

Grab them while you can! Shop the K&L Online Beer Store now (use the search tool to locate the beers on this list by name)

In case you didn't know, in-store pick-up is an option in all three K&L locations (Redwood City, San Francisco, and Hollywood) when you shop online, even if the beer isn't in your local store's inventory. We will transfer your beer to the store of your choice for pickup at no additional charge, just choose the will-call location you want as your ship-method when checking out.

Cheers,

Bryan

 

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Bryan Brick

K&L Wine Merchants

Redwood City

(650) 556-2758

bryanbrick@klwines.com