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Château de Brézé has a long and storied history, first being mentioned in texts in 1068, lauded by King René of Anjou in the 15th century and served at all the royal courts. In 1957, when the AOC of Saumur Champigny was established, the owner of Château de Brézé refused to be part of the appellation, saying that his estate's vineyards were the best and deserved an appellation all their own. And he was probably right. Unfortunately, the wines from those exceptional vineyards were terrible. Lucky for us, the winery sold in 2009 to Le Comte de Colbert, who recruited Arnaud Lambert from nearby Domaine de Saint Just to make the wine. He changed the vineyards over to organic farming and began producing truly stellar wines worthy of their source. The 2012 Château de Brézé Clos David is all estate-grown Chenin Blanc raised in stainless steel to preserve freshness. It has the slightly-oxidized note of a great White Burgundy and a lovely richness that allows it to pair with a variety of foods.

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Friday
Nov042011

Brick on Beer: Newness Abounds and Another Craft Beer Tasting

By: Bryan Brick | K&L Beer Buyer

Hey All,

Coming off the success of last week’s beer tasting, and the last minute cancellation from a producer, we decided to schedule another Friday Night Beer Tasting. It will be held in the Redwood City location from 5-6:30 on Friday, November 11th. Cost and line up TBD, but you can bet that some of the new Holiday beers that are rolling in quickly will certainly be featured!

Speaking of which here is the list of new gems that are rapidly disappearing from our shelves:

Aecht Schlenkerla "Oak Smoke" Rauchbier, Germany 500 ml $5.99

AEppelTreow Winery "Barn Swallow" Draft Cider, Wisconsin 750ml $9.99

AEppelTreow Winery "Sparrow" Spiced Cider, Wisconsin 750ml $9.99

2011 Alaskan Brewing Company Smoked Porter Alaska 22oz $7.99

AleSmith "YuleSmith" Holiday Ale, California 22oz $7.99

Anchor Brewing Co. "Brekle's Brown" Single Hop Brown Ale 22oz $3.49

Birrificio Montegioco "Dolii Raptor-The Barrel Theif" Ale Aged in Wine Barrels, Italy 11.2oz $13.99

Brasserie de Blaugies "La Moneuse Spéciale Noël" Holiday Saison Ale 750ml $10.99

Brasserie De La Senne/Allagash "Very Special Belge" Pale Ale, Belgium 330ml $5.99

Brasserie des Géants "Noël Des Géants" Spiced Ale, Beligum 750ml $10.99

Brasserie Fantome "Noel" Saison, Belgium 750ml $14.99

Brouwerij De Ranke "Cuvee de Ranke," Belgium 750ml $15.99

Brouwerij De Ranke "Kriek De Ranke," Belgium 750ml $15.99

2005 De Struise Brouwers "Pannepot Grand Reserva" Old Fishermans Ale Aged in Oak Casks, Belgium 11.2 oz (6 bottle limit) $9.49

2008 De Struise Brouwers "Pannepot Reserva" Old Fishermans Ale Aged in Oak Casks, Belgium 11.2 oz (6 bottle limit) $7.99

2011De Struise Brouwers "Pannepot-Old Fisherman's Ale" Ale Brewed with Spices, Belgium 11.2 oz (6 bottle limit) $6.99

De Struise Brouwers "Tsjeeses Reserva" Belgian X-Mas Ale, Beligum 330ml $8.99

De Struise Brouwers "Tsjeeses" Belgian X-Mas Ale, Beligum 330ml $7.49

Deschutes Brewery "Hop Trip" Fresh Hop Pale Ale, Oregon 12oz $1.59

2011 Deschutes Brewery "Jubelale" Winter Warmer, Oregon 12oz $1.49

Dugges Ale & Porterbryggeriet "1/2 Idjit!" Baltic Porter, Sweden 500ml $8.49

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

Green Flash Brewing Company Imperial India Pale Ale, California 22oz $5.49

Hook Norton Brewery Co. "Twelve Days" English Christmas Ale, England 500ml $5.49

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales "Noel de Calabaza" Special Ale, Michigan 750ml $14.99

LoverBeer "BeerBrunga" Sour Ale Brewed With Plums, Italy 375ml $21.99

LoverBeer "DuvaBeer" Ale Brewed With Grape Juice, Italy 330ml $17.99

Mikkeller "Barrel Aged Chipotle Porter," Denmark 375ml $13.99

Mikkeller "Bourbon Barrel Aged From Via To" Holiday Ale, Denmark 750ml $14.99

Mikkeller "From/Via To" Christmas Porter, Denmark 750ml $14.99

Mikkeller "Monk's Brew" Dark Ale, Denmark 750ml $14.99

2010 Mikkeller "Santa's Little Helper" Belgian Ale Brewed With Spices and Aged in Rum Barrels, Denmark 750ml $13.99

2011 Mikkeller "Santa's Little Helper" Belgian Ale Brewed With Spices and Cocoa Powder, Denmark 750ml $14.99

Ninkasi "Sleigh'r" Dark Doüble Alt, Oregon 22oz $3.99

Nøgne-Ø Peculiar Yule, Norway 500ml $8.99

Nøgne-Ø Winter Ale, Norway 500ml $7.99

Ridgeway Brewing "Criminally Bad Elf" English Barleywine, England 500ml $6.99

Ridgeway Brewing "Reindeer's Revolt" English Christmas Ale, England 500ml $5.99

Ridgeway Brewing "Santa's Butt" Holiday Porter, England 500ml $5.99

Ridgeway Brewing "Very Bad Elf" Special Reserve Ale, England 500ml $5.99

Scheldebrouwerij "Lamme Goedzak" Blonde Ale, Belgium 750ml $15.99

Scheldebrouwerij "Zeezuiper" Triple, Belgium 750ml $15.99

2011 Sierra Nevada "Northern Hemisphere Harvest Ale" IPA, California 24oz $4.99

Stone Brewing Company/The Bruery/Elysian "La Citrueille Celeste De Citracado," California 12oz $2.99

Teufelweizen Weizenbock, California 750ml $13.99

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

 

As always please let me know if you have any questions about the above beers or need any recommendations!

Cheers,

Bryan

 

K&L Wine Merchants

Redwood City

bryanbrick@klwines.com

(650) 556-2758

Wednesday
Oct122011

Brick's Beer List (10/11/2011) - Really Cool New Beers!

By: Bryan Brick | K&L Beer Buyer

 

 

Hi All,

These recent gloomy days seem to be clearing up with some heat behind them so make sure your fridge is packed with some delicious, thirst quenching, beer! It may be the last real heat spike we get this year. Hot or cold outside I think these will be a little bit of beer here for everyone. Not to mention some really sought after new releases.

Also, save the date! Friday October 28th from 5-6:30pm is the fall beer tasting in Redwood City! Always a good time, with 10+ beers and snacks. Check the event listings on Facebook and Local Events on KLWines.com for more details. The lineup and cost of tasting will be posted the week of the tasting.

Happy Shopping!

 

Alaskan Brewing Company "Perseverance Ale" Russian Imperial Stout, Alaska 22oz $8.99

http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1076932

 

Brouwerij De Proef/Sly Fox "Broederlijke Liefde" Saison, Belgium 750ml $14.99

http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1076911

 

Deschutes "Fresh Hop Mirror Pond" Pale Ale, Oregon 22oz $5.99

http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1076934

 

Hair of the Dog "Blue Dot" DIPA, Oregon 22oz $7.49

http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1048354

 

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales "La Parcela #1" Pumpkin Ale, Michigan 750ml $14.99

http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1061239

 

Maui Brewing Company "Coconut Porter," Hawaii 12oz $2.99

http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1049604

 

Port Brewing Company "High Tide IPA" India Pale Ale 22oz $5.99

http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1051654

 

Pretty Things "Hedgerow Bitter" English Bitter, Massachusetts 22oz $8.99

http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1076913

 

Ridgeway Brewing Foreign Export Stout, England 500ml $5.99

http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1076914

 

Russian River Brewing “Damnation 23" Oak-Aged Golden Ale 375ml $8.99

http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1077401

 

Theakston "XB" ESB, England 500ml $3.99

http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1076912

 

Victory Brewing "Prima Pils" Pilsner, Pennsylvania 12oz $1.49

http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1049628

 

Weihenstephaner HefeWeis, Germany 500ml $2.99

http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=996008

 

Weihenstephaner Original Lager, Germany 500ml $2.99

http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=996003

 

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