New Arrivals from Sudwerk, Monkish, Port, Green Flash and Stone

Damn it feels good to be a Californian.

We got loads of beer in this week (and today). Nearly all of it from California (which I’m realizing as I’m typing this). And out of all the beer we received today, the one that is most curious to us is the Funke Hop Farm from Sudwerk. I believe its the first time we are seeing it at the shop (or in San Francisco for that matter).

We don’t know a whole lot about the beer other than what we found on the internets. The Beer Of The Month Club website had this to say about it:

“Brewed with oats and wheat, and fermented out with two strains of saison yeast. It spends about six to nine months in an assortment of barrels-Petite Sirah, Grenache, Chardonnay-while being fermented with Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, and a house yeast culture from their in-house solera system. It’s then blended with an all-Brett beer that’s barrel-aged separately, bringing in more tropical and guava notes. Oh, and it’s dry-hopped at 1.5 pounds per barrel with Simcoe, Nelson, and Citra.”

Sounds intensely good. We gotta try it. You can buy it at both our locations.

On that note, hop on down the rest of this page to see the other Cali-beers that are now (literally chilling) in the fridge at Healthy Spirits. They wanna be drunk. So drank’em.

Sudwerk – Funke Hop Farm
Dry-hopped Sour Saison

Stone – 20th Anni Encore Series – Vertical Epic 08
Strong Belgian-style IPA

Stone – Stochasticity – Your Father Smelt Of Elderberries
A strong English Ale brewed with Elderberries

Monkish – Little Story
Farmhouse Ale fermented with Brett
Saison with Brettanomyces, dry-hopped with Citra

Port Brewing – Hop-15
Seasonal Double IPA brewed with 15 hop varietals

Green Flash – Green Bullet
Triple IPA with Pacific Gem and Green Bullet Hops


Modern Times – Aurora
Red Rye IPA with Equinox, Centennial, Horizon, and Experimental Hop 07270

Lagunitas – Doppel Sticky
Limited Release German-style Altbier dry-hopped with Enigma from NZ

Golden Road – Pamplemousse
Saison with Grapefruit Rind and Juice, hopped with Citra and Cascade






Healthy Spirits: New Arrivals

1. Kwak Glassware!
2. Bruton ’10’
3. Bruton Stoner
4. Unibroue Terrible
5. Port Brewing Witches’ Wit
6. Napa Smith “Cool Brew”
7. Val Dieu Brown
8. Val Dieu Triple
9. Val Dieu Grand Cru
10. Van Steenberge Witches’ Brew


dave hauslein
beer manager


Healthy Spirits: New Releases

First off all, I will address the PARABOLA issue. It didn’t come in today. It will (probably) come in tomorrow. Ugh. When it comes there will be a post on the blog. Only people in Beer of the Month Club will be able to reserve bottles, and there will definitely be bottle limits. We are only getting a few bottles of this one and we want to make sure everyone has a shot at it. I wish you all the best of luck.

We received a couple great bottles today, which you will find below.

1. R.I.P.A. on Rye-He’Brew’s Bittersweet Lenny DIPA aged in Sazerac Rye Barrels

2. Port Brewing Anniversary-10% Imperial IPA

3. Lost Abbey Tumblers and Stemmed Glassware!

4. Einbecker Mai Ur-Bock-Delicious, sessionable German seasonal

5. Gavroche Red-French Biere De Garde

Buffalo Belgian Bitter-A Hoppy Belgian Strong Ale from the makers of the fantastic Buffalo Stout


dave hauslein
beer manager


Healthy Spirits: Angel’s Share ’09 and More!


1. Lost Abbey Angel’s Share 2009
2. Lost Abbey Ten Commandments
3. Lost Abbey Avant Garde
4. Lost Abbey Inferno
5. Port Brewing Midnight Sessions


dave hauslein
beer manager



1. DE PROEF SIGNATURE ALE (Tomme Arthur Port Brewing Collaboration)BATCH 2
2. DE PROEF”LES DEUX BRASSEURS SIGNATURE ALE (Jason Perkins Allagash Brewing Collaboration) BATCH 1
Les Deux Brasseurs is a Golden Ale fermented with multiple strains of brettanomyces yeast.
No need to reserve bottles for now. I have a decent amount of both.