Preamble by Steve Siciliano
We’re kicking off the holiday season with a bang this year with a big Black Friday Sale on beer and winemaking supplies.
This one-day sale includes incredible deals on beginners’ equipment kits, so if you have anyone on your Christmas list who has expressed a desire to take the plunge into one of these hobbies, this would be the ideal time to do purchase this life enriching gift.
During our Black Friday Sale on November 29, 2019, most equipment, supplies and ingredients will be 10% off the retail price. Items that are already discounted (carboys, 50/55-lb. bags of grain, Blichmann Engineering products) will not be eligible for additional discounts, nor will the 10% be combined with other existing discounts (like club discounts). Items on the following list are discounted deeper than 10%:
BEER EQUIPMENT KIT/GLASS: Regular $122.00, Sale $98.00
WINEMAKING EQUIPMENT KIT/GLASS: Regular $125.00, Sale $100.00
BREWERS BEAST EQUIPMENT KIT/GLASS: Regular $153.00, Sale $123.00
KEGGING SYSTEM/NEW KEG: Regular $299.00, Sale $249.00
KEGGING SYSTEM/RECONDITIONED KEG: Regular $259.00, Sale $215.00
ANALOG REFRIGERATION THERMOSTAT: Regular $87.79, Sale $70.00
DIGITAL REFRIGERATION THERMOSTAT: Regular $115.49, Sale $92.00
ITALIAN FLOOR CORKER: Regular $158.00, Sale $134.00
PORTUGUESE FLOOR CORKER: Regular $68.00, Sale $55.00
BARLEY CRUSHER, 7LB HOPPER: Regular $169.00, Sale $139.00
BARLEY CRUSHER, 15LB HOPPER: Regular $189.00, Sale $159.00
REFRACTOMETER: Regular, $52.00, Sale $42.00
8-GALLON BREWERS BEAST BREW POT, PORTED: Regular $123.00, Sale $98.00
16-GALLON BREWERS BEAST BREW POT, PORTED: Regular $187.00, Sale $150.00
5 GALLON WOOD BARRELS: Regular $199.00, Sale $129.00
ESCALI MIXING BOWL SCALE: Regular $39.95, Sale $33.95
Please note that this one-day sale will apply only to inventory in stock. We will not be offering rain checks for sold out items.
New and Returning Beer
Atwater Mint Double Decadent, $3.19/12oz - "Mint Double Decadent is here! Everything you love about Decadent Dark Chocolate is about to get even better now that mint has joined the party. It's a bold, rich, delicious breath of fresh air" (source).
Austin Brothers Blood Orange Pineapple Smoothie, $4.09/16oz - "We take our standard New England IPA base and then add lactose, vanilla, Blood Orange, and Pineapple to create a smooth, creamy, fruity combination of fruit and hops" (source).
Bell's Bright White, $2.19/16oz - "An alternative to dark and heavy winter warmers and stouts, Bright White (formerly Winter White) is a stylish and refreshing Wheat Ale" (source).
Bell's This One Goes to 11, $3.69/12oz - "Our first batch of this beer debuted in 2012. The label may look a little louder, but the recipe still embraces the same bold citrus and pine hop notes finding balance with a robust, sweet and toasted malt backbone" (source).
Champion Yeah Buuuuddy, $1.89/12oz - No commercial description.
Epic Chasing Ghosts, $4.89/16oz - "Double Dry Hopped NE-Style Double IPA w/Cashmere and Citra Hops" (source).
Founders Imperial Stout, $3.39/12oz - "Brewed with an abundance of malts, this stout is smooth as silk, yet complex and rich in body. Best enjoyed at cellar temperature to allow the notes of chocolate, dark fruit and caramel to soar. Put another log on the fire, sit back and enjoy the moment with this full-bodied and utterly delicious cold weather companion" (source).
Great Lakes Blackout Stout, $3.49/12oz - "Bold and dark as a power-less metropolis, our Russian Imperial Stout commemorates the infamous 2003 blackout that briefly left some 55 million people utterly unplugged" (source).
Griffin Claw Idiom, $2.39/16oz - "Brewed with dark chocolate malt, English Brown malt and generous amounts of Amarillo hops supplying floral aromas of chocolate and coffee that lead into similarly smooth flavors and a bit of roast" (source).
Hofbrau Winter Spezial, $2.19/12oz - "With an alcohol content of 6.3% by vol., Hofbrau Winter Special offers a delectable full-bodied flavor with a blossomy fragrance & a fine aroma suggestive of hops" (source).
Right Brain Naughty Girl Stout, $2.09/12oz - "Naughty Girl Stout is deeply flavored, yet refreshing and cooling. This sensual, full-bodied stout combines rich chocolate flavors with an infusion of Biodynamic Peppermint from Light of Day Organics in Traverse City, Michigan. Our chocolate mint stout delivers everything you love about chocolate mint cookies without all of the crumbs in your sleeping bag" (source).
Rochester Mills Crackalacka, $2.69/16oz - "Ale brewed with lactose (milk sugars), cocoa nibs then cold brewed with locally roasted White Pine Coffee’s Crackalacka blend coffee beans. This velvety smooth sweet stout stands out in a crowd with a mouthful of intense, rich, roasted flavors" (source).
Rochester Mills Leroy Brown, $2.69/16oz - "Ale brewed with pure Michigan maple syrup from Nelson Maple Products in Imlay City. An honest brew working hard to balance a malty body with a hoppy finish" (source).
Surly Abrasive, $4.39/16oz - "A massive dose of citra hops launches our legendary Double IPA (Minnesota's first, and a nod to our Abrasives factory origin) into the hophead stratosphere" (source).
Victory Cloud Walker, $2.59/12oz - "This dry-hopped hazy juicy IPA explodes as tropical and fruity elements float through cloudy formations to elevate hops to the highest pedestal" (source).
Victory Java Latte, $3.29/16oz - "We’ve partnered with Southeastern PA coffee roaster, One Village, to create Java Latte using their Artist Dark Roast Blend. Made from a Fair Trade, Certified Organic coffee bean originating in Honduras, this blend provides a bitter chocolatey, slightly sweet balanced flavor" (source).
Video of the Week | This One Goes to 11
(Spinal) tap into fun this weekend with a few good beers from Siciliano's Market.