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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.

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

 

Wednesday
Mar242010

Getting to Know: Joe Zugelder

Name: Joe Zugelder

What’s your position at K&L and how long have you been with the company?    

I buy the Old and Rare wines for K&L—from auctions, private parties, etc. I started here with a summer job—one of my bosses, Todd Zucker played hoops for my dad at Hillsdale High School. That was my “in.” I’ve been here for 30-odd—very odd—years.

What did you do before you started working here?

I was a baby, then a teenager. Seriously, I cleaned a meat-packing plant when I was in High School—a “gutsy” move for a pescatarian.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Write songs, ride bicycles, run in hills, write stories, drink wine and eat popcorn.

 What’s your favorite movie?

 A Hard Day’s Night.

What was your “epiphany wine”—the bottle or glass that got you interested in wine? Is there a current wine that you consider the equivalent?

The first wine I ever tried was Paul Masson Rhine Castle. I was too young to imbibe legally, which no doubt made it taste even better. Then Clyde gave me a bottle of Ackerman Vouvray to taste. I saw the rest of the universe at that moment.

Describe your perfect meal (at a restaurant or prepared at home). What wine(s) would you pair with it?

At home for sure. Breads and cheeses. Let’s try this: Sashimi with a Francois Jobard Meurault Genevrieres with a few years age. Mushroom risotto with ’66 BV  Private Reserve. Or ’89 Lynch-Bages. Or ‘96 Rostaing Côte Rôtie La Landonne ‘cause I had it last night!

How do you think your palate’s changed over the years?

It’s gotten older, hahaha. Less sweet stuff. Less tolerance for high alcohol offerings. I went through the first phase of that in the ’70s with drought year Zinfandels.

What do you like to drink?

Any and all. Bubbles. Funky old reds. I have the perfect job for that. When was the last time you could say that you had ‘68 Hanzell Chardonnay or ’74 Ridge cold-pressed Ruby Cabernet? Come to think of it, there may be a good reason you don’t say that…

What words of advice do you have to offer people just getting into wine?

Swirl. Smell. Drink. Pay attention. Match wine with memories. Drinking wine is like playing the piano—you don’t need to know a thing to enjoy it.

If you could have dinner with any three people in history, who would you invite? What wine would you serve each of them?

What a geeky question! Leonardo Da Vinci, Paul McCartney and my Dad. Da Vinci would serve science and invention; Paul would serve music and laughter. My Dad would serve basketball and wisdom. They are the servers. The wine would be secondary—you see, the magic would come with what they bring to the table, not me.