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Healthy Spirits Clement 4th Anniversary Sunday April 23rd

We’re turning 4, so it’s time once again for our anniversary sale!  Here’s what we’ve got planned this year:


1. Cellar Sale from 10 – 11 a.m. Rare and vintage selections will be available from some of the best beer and whiskey producers in the world!


A full list of all items will be released Friday in our email newsletter.


2. General Sale from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Discounts of 10% off all sales except cellar and raffle items (15% off for Club Members with Club Cards, cellar and raffle items excluded).

3. Raffle: We’ll be raffling off the ability to purchase Van Winkle whiskey. Our final schedule and list of all raffle items will be released this Friday in our email newsletter, so be sure you’re signed up on our list!

Rules & Conditions for Raffle

1. Raffle tickets will become available one hour prior to each drawing.
2. You may only enter a particular raffle once. If you attempt to enter multiple times, you’ll be disqualified from all raffles.
3. You must be present when your number is called. If you are not in the store, we will have no choice but to draw another ticket.
4. THIS IS NOT A FREE BOTTLE GIVEAWAY! You are entering to win the opportunity to purchase a particular bottle. If you’ve ever attempted to find any of these products, you’ll know that this is a fine prize indeed!


Our friends from Heaven Hill will be sampling some of their spirits, so don’t miss out!


Sixpoint Brewery at Healthy Spirits

Sixpoint Brewery will be joining us at our Cortland and Clement stores this week and we couldn’t be more excited. Come by Cortland Wednesday (3/21) from 5:30-7:30 and Clement Thursday (3/22) from 5-7 and taste some of their delicious and innovative brews.

Sixpoint Brewery is located in Brooklyn, New York and rarely do they personally make it out to the West Coast, even though you can always find their beers on our shelves. “Beer is Culture” is their motto and they embody that with their philosophy and the beer they produce. Sixpoint maintains a huge respect for the history and traditions of beer while embracing modern innovation.

Tomorrow and Thursday Sixpoint will be pouring a selection of four beers at each store and we’ll have their Bengali IPA, C.R.E.A.M (blonde coffee ale), Sweet Action (hoppy cream ale), Resin IIPA, HI-Res IIIPA and The Crisp (pilsner) available for purchase.

Don’t miss out. Sixpoint makes some truly excellent beer. While we on the West Coast think we own the IPA style, the powerful, resiny, hoppiness that shows through in Sixpoint’s line of IPAs (Bengali, Resin, and Hi-Res) would put a lot of West Coast IPAs to shame. I love the fact they dry-hop their beers with fresh hops, it gives them that extra piney kick. But don’t take my word for it, come try their beers (for free) and taste for yourself.


Beer Week at Healthy Spirits

Beer Week is here and we’ve got some great stuff planned at Healthy Spirits. Stop by for tastings  at our Cortland and Clement stores (schedule at the bottom of this post),a pub-crawl at our Cortland store, an exclusive release with El Segundo, special pricing and cellar releases.

We are super excited to be carrying an exclusive release from our friends over at El Segundo Brewing Company. The first in a series of collaborations, “Beer Bros. Level 1” is a double IPA brewed with Red X, a base malt that adds great color and body, and Vic Secret hops, an Australian variety close in flavor to Galaxy. All three stores will have “Level 1” and another great offering from El Segundo, their Bistro Triple IPA Festival winning “Power Plant”.

Our Castro store will be featuring Cellar Releases and special pricing all week. Releases from the Cellar will include beers from The Lost Abbey, Firestone-Walker, Stone, Goose Island, Boulevard, Oude Beersel and whatever else we decide to dig out. Stay tuned to our social media (or better yet come talk to us!) for Cellar updates.

Cortland is participating in a pub crawl, Bernal Beerlands, with some of our friends from the neighborhood. Customers will be given a “Beer Passport” that can be stamped at Old Devil Moon, Barebottle Brewing, Old Bus Tavern, Holy Water, BEL and of course Healthy Spirits. Get a stamp with your first drink at each location, get four stamps and receive a free glass and either a free beer (at locations that can pour) or 35% off either a 22oz-bomber or a 6-pack at Healthy Spirits. Bernal Beerlands starts Tuesday the 14th and runs through Sunday the 19th. Check out our facebook here for full event details.

Event Schedule


Mon. 2/13        5:00-7:00        Tasting and talk with Dan from Bear Republic Brewing Company 

Wed. 2/15        5:30-6:30        Tasting and talk with Kaitlyn from Headlands Brewing Company  

Thurs. 2/16      5:00-7:00       Tasting and beer-talk with Mark from Deschutes Brewery 

Fri. 2/17            5:30-6:30       Free tasting with Sufferfest, a locally made, low-gluten beer

Sat. 2/18           2:00-5:00       Tasting and talk with Monte from Track 7 Brewing Company


Thurs 2/16       2:00-4:00     Barebottle Brewery will be pouring their California Cologne (kolsch style ale), Yerba Buena (mint chocolate porter), Muir Woods (IPA) and Coastal Red (Imperial amber ale). We will also have crowlers available!

Fri 2/17             2:00-4:00     Tasting with Fort Point Beer Company 


Sales and Cellar releases all week!

10% off former beer club beers! See what it’s like to be a beer club member.  Get 10% off when you buy 1 hand-selected pack (3-6 beers). Tasting notes included.

Hope to see you guys in the store this week. Cheers!


Lagavulin 25 Year now available at Healthy Spirits!


Happy to announce the arrival of Lagavulin 25 year at all three shops. The staff absolutely fell in love with this whiskey when we tried it, and simply had to share our thoughts:

Nose: Decadent aromas of maple syrup, nougat, sherry and stone fruit blend harmoniously with a touch of peat and smoke that hover overhead like a cloud. The peat is not intrusive, more refined and integrated from the age. As it opens up in the glass notes of apricot, lemon, campfire and scorched earth come through, with a hint of ointment and bandaids reminiscent of more phenolic malts like Laphroaig. Fantastic.

Mouth: On the palate Lagavulin 25 year is exceedingly creamy and lush with notes of toffee, Crème Anglaise & vanilla custard, volcanic rocks, iodine and a touch of spice. You’re getting your moneys worth with this cast strength offering but nothing less should be expected with Lagavulin.

Finish:  Long, lingering finish with notes of frosted flakes, maple bars, and the faintest hint of sea weed and peat. Beautifully balanced and genuinely a once in a life time treat.

Extremely limited quantities on this, so if you’re interested don’t miss out on your opportunity to grab one of the best single malts we’ve ever had.


Small Business Saturday Sale November 26th!



Join us November 26th for our annual Small Business Saturday Blowout! Everything in the shop is on sale, with featured items at rock bottom prices, some up to 30%-40% off. We’ll have some incredible cellar beer and whiskey bottles on the shelf when we open at 11am as well, but come early as the vintage items usually go fast. And then throughout the day each shop will hold raffles for the rarest of the rare, items like: Pappy Van Winkle, Buffalo Trace Antique, Cantillon, etc. Look out for a list of raffle items and times from each shop soon. Hope to see everyone there!


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Cocktail Tasting at Cortland


Healthy Spirits, San Francisco’s premier destination for libations and hummus, cordially invites our customers to a complimentary cocktail tasting at our Cortland location on Saturday, November 19. Between 3 and 6 p.m., we will feature Anchor Distilling’s Christmas Spirit in a blanc version of the classic Manhattan cocktail. A representative from Anchor Distilling will mix and discuss the cocktail. Ingredients will be available for purchase, along with the spirit, through the holiday season.


Fine Wine Tasting at Cortland with Michael Muscardini 10/13!


Join us on Thursday evening, October 13th at 5pm when Michael Muscardini will be pouring a selection of his delicious wines from Sonoma Valley!  Taste his  Rosato di Sangiovese from Alpicella Vineyards, Cabernet from Cassata Vineyards, and Zinfandel from Los Chamiszal Vineyards – hard to find gems!

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End of Summer Bonanza!





Warmer weather can only mean one thing in SF: Summer is coming to an end.  But don’t fret!  We here at Healthy Spirits are going to get you ready for Fall with three exciting events next weekend, featuring rare whiskeys, sour beers, and all the agave spirits you can stomach!  Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details!

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Limited Barebottle Crowlers: On Shelves Friday, September 2nd


      We are elated to introduce crowlers (32 oz) from Barebottle Brewing Company to our shelves at all three stores this Friday to kick off the long weekend! Barebottle brews innovative beers inspired by the San Francisco Bay Area using local ingredients wherever possible, and partners with local homebrewing groups to develop new beers using a competitive method. All three stores will have crowlers of Galaxy Quest IPA. According to their “tech board”, “GQ is a New England-Style IPA that comes in at 6.1% ABV and at 58 IBUs: pairing hard-to-find Galaxy hops (BOOM! Tropical) with the famous Burlington yeast (BOOM! Peach) for a stone fruit & tropical aroma bonanza. Never give up! Never Surrender!”

Also, each store will have crowlers from an additional offering from Barebottle. The Castro store will have Scurvy Fighter; a 5.4% American Pale Ale (45IBUs) – inspired by 49er pioneers who grew citrus to combat weakness & anemia. This all Citra(R)-hopped medal-winner will keep you feeling strong!

The Clement store will have Sparkling Wheat; a 4.4% American Wheat Ale brewed with a blend of three wheat malt varieties, this crisp, refreshing, incredibly clear beer was designed to be enjoyed on those elusive hot SF days.

The Cortland store will have the Muir Woods IPA (B), the winner of this year’s SF Homebrewers’ Guild IPA competition. Like a citrus-laced pine cone, bursting with notes of pine needles & oranges. Rye malts add a liberating spiciness – both complex & refreshing!

 For our members, we shall reserve one if you give us a call. Otherwise, plan accordingly because these will be super-limited. Cheers!


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Hummus Outage Ends

coolerhummusHummus-Close-Up…and the possibilities of dip combinations continues! We are quite happy to have “Rami’s Mommy’s” hand-made hummus back in our stores this week. Welcome back Family!larceny