Preamble by Steve Siciliano
On Thursday, October 3, Siciliano's Market is teaming up with Trail Point Brewing to host a beer and cigar event at the brewery's Allendale location at 6035 Lake Michigan Drive. Camacho and Avo cigars will be featured at this event and attendees will be able to pair these premium, hand-crafted smokes with Trail Point's solid offerings of premium, hand-crafted beer. The event will be held on the outdoor patio from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. There is no admission fee but please note that during the course of the event the patio will be open only to those of legal drinking age.
We will be selling the cigars on site and will be offering the following deals on quantity purchases.
Buy 4, Get 1 Free
Buy 8, Get 3 Free
Buy a Box, Get 8 Free
To make the event even more enticing, Pork Flat Slim’s food truck will be on site from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mark your calendars now!
New and Returning Beer
21st Amendment Tasty, $1.99/12oz - "Curious minds are a beautiful thing and who better to take a cue from than Benjamin Franklin? Much like he discovered electricity by boldly flying a kite in a thunderstorm, we were struck with a great idea of our own – let’s take one of our favorite home-brew recipes and turn it into a standout, gold colored American IPA that we call Tasty IPA. Crack open a can and enjoy bright fresh flavors and aromas of hops, tropical stone fruits, pine and a hint of spiciness. Mr. Franklin once said, “well done is better than well said,” and this beer is sure to prove that theory" (source).
Abomination Bro Beer, $3.59/16oz - "Extremely crushable New england session IPA brewed with flaked wheats, and oats. Gently dry hopped with 100% galaxy hops! Juicy, tropical and hazy! The perfect beer to crack open with your bro's" (source).
Bell's Expedition Stout, $3.29/12oz - "A huge malt body is matched with a heady blend of chocolate, dark fruit and other aromas. The flavors will slowly meld and grow in depth as the beer ages in your cellar" (source).
Collective Arts Guava Gose, $3.59/12oz - "Using our core Gose (Prophets & Nomads) as the base, we added the freshest guava puree we could find. The end result is a perfect balance of tart, sweet, and sour. Expect the Pink Himalayan Salt and flowery guava to leave you refreshed and wanting more" (source).
Collective Arts Hazy State, $3.59/16oz - "This hugely flavourful, yet still extremely sessionable Double Dry-Hopped IPA made with 16 grams per litre of Amarillo, Citra, Mosaic and Centennial hops. Citrus and Tropical fruit notes dominate, but is also balanced with a smooth body that makes this one super easy drinking IPA" (source).
Collective Arts Jam Up The Mash, $3.59/16oz - "After the never ending battle between the hop heads and sour lovers we decided to appease the two. Using Nelson Sauvin from New Zealand and Citra from the Pacific North West this mixed fermentation brew is juicy, sour and extremely refreshing. Sour & hops in perfect, thirst quenching, melody" (source).
Collective Arts Life in the Clouds, $3.89/16oz - "Fall into the rich embrace of this New England style IPA. Simcoe and Mosaic hops balance each other to make this juicy IPA explosively fruit forward in both taste and aroma while curbing any unbearable sweetness to make an extremely drinkable beer. The huge mouth feel ensures all of your tastebuds are enveloped in a blanket of tropical bliss, paradise in a can" (source).
Collective Arts Ransack The Universe, $3.59/16oz - "Galaxy hops from Myrtleford, Victoria in Australia and Mosaic hops from Yakima, Washington, USA, deliver aromas and flavours of tropical fruits, mango and citrus. Light malt body lets the hops shine through, and finishes crisp but not bitter. A hemispheric hop mashup" (source).
Collective Arts Stranger Than Fiction, $2.99/16oz - "Stranger Than Fiction is a full-bodied porter with plenty of roast flavour and hints of molasses. Ridiculous amounts of chocolate and pale ale malts make this porter a smooth and creamy brew" (source).
Collective Arts Surround Sound, $4.39/16oz - "Surround Sound is Collective Arts’ new flagship, rotating hop DIPA. Stay tuned as new editions will drop quarterly, changing hops as we go" (source).
Dark Horse High 5 Harvest, $2.89/12oz - "A fragrant blend of super fresh Cascade, Chinook, and Challenger hops are brought to us from High Five Hop Farm just ten minutes down the road here in Marshall, Michigan. We take freshness seriously when it comes to our Harvest Ale and do our part by hand selecting the perfect blend of wet hops right down the street. Please do your part by enjoying this beer while it’s fresh" (source).
Grand Armory Tied Down To Michigan, $2.19/12oz - "Tied Down to Michigan - There ain't no home like this one! This nicely balanced, seasonal IPA draws its rich hop aroma and flavor from locally sourced, all Michigan grown Copper hops. A perfect compliment to summer in the Great State of Michigan" (source).
Lagunitas Brown Shugga, $2.09/12oz - "Originally a failed attempt at a 1997 batch of Olde GnarlyWine Ale resulting in an all-new-beer-style we like to call…Irresponsible" (source).
Lord Hobo Boom Sauce, $4.89/16oz - "Our flagship IPA features six hop varietals and a blend of spelt, oat and wheat. A late hop addition of Mosaic, Falconer’s Flight and Amarillo delivers a notable citrus and tropical fruit finish" (source).
Mitten Doc's No No, $3.29/12oz - "You aren't 'trippin! Dock's No-No is a Double IPA with erratic hop flavors and aromas that are out of this world" (source).
Odd Side Don't Harsh My Mellow, $8.39/12oz - "Imperial stout brewed with smoked malt, chocolate, and vanilla then aged in bourbon barrels" (source).
Odd Side Hazel's Nuts, $6.29/12oz - "This complex coffee stout aged in bourbon barrels provides mouth watering vanilla, oak, whiskey, chocolate and espresso flavors along with toasted hazelnuts are rich and pleasant on the tongue" (source).
Old Nation Electron Brown, $3.39/16oz - "This aggressive Double Brown ale is fresh ground coffee beans for a huge espresso aroma and flavor. Lightly sweet" (source).
Oskar Blues Death by Coconut, $3.39/12oz - "Intense pure liquid cacao flavors swirl with popping coconut aromas, all supported by a semi-sweet porter made from loads of our dark chocolate and extra dark caramel malt. This limited release specialty comes around once a year to satisfy that sweet tooth, so get ’em while you can before they disappear" (source).
Perrin Malted Milk Ball, $12.69/22oz - "Malted Milk Ball, a 12% Imperial Porter is brewed with lactose and spiced with vanilla and cacao nibs then laid down and aged in Woodford Reserve Oak bourbon barrels for 9 months" (source).
Perrin S'more Stout, $2.49/12oz - "A S'more Stout loaded with flavors of marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate blended together for a classic treat in every sip" (source).
Perrin Storming the Gates, $4.29/16oz - "We partnered with HOPSTEINER who raided their experimental hop supplies to help us create this out of this world NEIPA. We used Lemondrop™ Lupulin pellets and their newly named Sultana™ hops for fresh pineapple and juicy citrus and lemon notes" (source).
Pigeon Hill Blood Orange Renny, $2.29/12oz - "We took our Renny “session” DIPA and added blood orange" (source).
Prairie Basic Becky, $10.39/12oz - "Imperial stout with honey roasted pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, allspice, and pumpkin spice coffee" (source).
Revolution Hazy Hero, $2.39/12oz - "Gaze into the mist and discover the transcendental supremacy of American hops in Revolution's newest Hazy IPA. A smooth, velvety body sets the stage for big fruit-forward flavor and a refreshing finish" (source).
Rogue Coast Haste, $4.39/16oz - "As farmers and brewers we understand the importance of fresh ingredients. That's why our favorite time of year is harvest time, when the ingredients are their freshest and beer is just begging to be brewed. To make this beer, we cut down fresh Rogue Farms hops, load them into a truck and rush them posthaste over to our brewery on the coast. When the hops arrive, they go straight into the brew, still wet from the farm. The effort pays off in this hazy, fruity, wet-hop laden imperial IPA" (source).
Southern Tier Nitro Pumking, $4.39/16oz - "The King of Pumpkin Beers is now in cans and on nitro! Unleash nitro to see, hear and taste the Pumking liquid with a rich, creamy mouthfeel" (source).
Video of the Week | Brown Shugga
Lagunitas Brown Shugga' is available now at Siciliano's.