Preamble by Steve Siciliano
I’d like to remind everyone that our annual Homebrew and Winemaking Customer Appreciation Sale is currently in full swing and will continue through the close of business on Sunday, September 8.
If you are already a homebrewer or winemaker, you're going to want to take advantage of the 15% discount on most equipment and supplies. You'll also want to check out the items on the deeply discounted list. If you've been thinking about taking the plunge into these life-enriching hobbies, now's the time to do it as the beer and winemaking equipment kits are both heavily discounted.
Don't forget that we will be offering free German wieners, sauerkraut and draft root beer to all our great customers on Saturday, September 7, from 10 am to 3 pm. We will also be offering deals on Avo and Camacho cigars (buy 4 get 1 free, buy 8 get 3 free) from 12 pm to 4 pm. See you then.
New and Returning Beer
5 Lakes 16th Street Brown, $2.39/12oz - No commercial description.
5 Lakes Gutterball, $2.39/12oz - "Dry Hopped with 100% Michigan hops. Brewed with local Chinook, Cascade, and Cashmerre hops" (source).
5 Lakes Superior Pale, $2.39/12oz - "American Pale Ale" (source).
Altes Original Detroit Lager, $1.59/12oz - "Brewed in Detroit and Locally Owned. The Original Original Detroit Lager Beer" (source).
Arbor Tilted Earth Fall, $2.219/12oz - "Our Autumn 2018 release is a Red IPA. A blend of Amarillo and Simcoe hops give this beer its hoppy backbone, with notes of stone fruit, tangerine, and a lingering woodsy finish. Toasted malts produce a beautiful red color in the glass, a nod to the changing of the leaves. Embrace the season with this Autumn IPA" (source).
Atwater Pumpkin Spice Latte, $2.19/12oz - "Pumpkin Spice Latte features a Munich Dark malt which lends a walnut-like presence, Honey malt which lends a light honey note and Melanoidin malt which lends a bright sweetness. Flaked Barley creates a full mouthfeel. Our Pumpkin Spice and Coffee Extracts are custom designed locally and provide a balanced representation of this seasonal fascination" (source).
Bell's Best Brown, $1.89/12oz - "Best Brown is a mainstay in our fall lineup. With hints of caramel and cocoa, the malt body has the depth to stand up to cool weather, but does not come across as heavy. This balancing act is aided by the generous use of American hops" (source).
Great Divide Lager, $2.19/12oz - "From the mountain top to the tailgate, our Lager is an uncomplicated beer for any occasion. A blend of noble and new world hops along with German malts and a traditional Lager yeast create a crisp, refreshing and easy drinking beer that is meant to be enjoyed repeatedly. When thirst strikes, Great Minds Drink Alike®" (source).
Griffin Claw Oktoberfest, $2.39/16oz - "Light amber to copper in color with a nice toasted malt characteristic up front from the use of Vienna malt. This brew is balanced on the back end with just the right amount of hop bitterness" (source).
Illuminated Brewing Fuzz Magic, $4.99/16oz - "Rakau, Mosaic, Citra, and Meridian double dry hopped double IPA rich in stone fruit, citrus, and pear" (source).
New Belgium L'amour en Cage, $12.69/375ml - "In 2015, our Blender, Lauren, and R&D Brewer, Cody, were in Belgium for a collaboration brew when they found themselves, oddly enough, enjoying some cocktails. One particular cocktail was garnished with a mysteriously tropical, sweet, and very tart golden fruit. When they asked their server what it was, he enthusiastically replied, “L’amour en Cage!” And the idea was born. L’amour en Cage is French for ‘love in a cage,’ describing the paper-like husk cradling the inside fruit. The beer is a unique golden sour matured in a foeder for nine months and refermented on golden gooseberries for three months. Puckeringly sour and fruit-forward. It’s love in a cage (bottle)" (source).
New Belgium La Folie, $9.99/375ml - "La Folie, French for "the folly," is a beer steeped in New Belgium brewing tradition. This wood-aged, sour brown spends one to three years in big oak barrels known as foeders. And when the beer finally hits the glass, La Folie is sharp and sour, full of green apple, cherry, and plum-skin notes. Pouring a deep mahogany, the mouthfeel will get you puckering while the smooth finish will get you smiling. Not a beer for the timid, La Folie is a sour delight that will turn your tongue on its head. Find out why it's considered one of the best sour beers around" (source).
New Belgium Le Terroir, $9.99/375ml - "Le Terroir is a french term meaning ‘of the earth’ and is frequently used to reference the natural, environmental conditions that affect beer. So it is with our Wood Cellar and the foeders in which Le Terroir is created. These oak barrels combine nature and craftsmanship to age our sour beer in varying temperatures, humidity and vibrations. Coupled with dry-hopping using fruit-forward and experimental hops, Le Terroir is a beer that rewards differently every time you experience it" (source).
Right Brain Chubby Squirrel, $1.99/12oz - See video below.
Roak Watus Moonshot, $3.39/16oz - "With a sweet touch to the front and tart apple to the back of the palate, this kettle sour ale is a pleasant reminiscence of the caramel apple" (source).
Saugatuck Peanut Butter Porter, $1.89/12oz - "A classic Porter rich with the delicious harmony of peanut butter. Open the top on this flavorful beer for a silky smooth drinking experience" (source).
Whiner Bubble Tub, $2.89/12oz - "Kettle-Soured Saison with watermelons" (source).
Whiner Elevator Peach, $2.89/12oz - "Dry-Hopped Saison with orange and lemon peel with peaches added" (source).
Whiner le Tub, $2.89/12oz - "A Blended Barrel-Aged Wild Saison" (source).
Video of the Week | Chubby Squirrel
Now available at Siciliano's.