Just a reminder that preorders for this year’s Winexpert Limited Edition offerings must be submitted by Thursday, November 14, 2019, either by phone (616-453-9674), email or in person at Siciliano's. Go here for pricing and descriptions of these super premium wine kits.
We are also pleased to announce that Winexpert will be releasing their popular Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Wine again this year. These 3-gallon kits will retail for $119.95 and should be available by mid-December. Preorders must be submitted by Thursday, November 21, 2019, either by phone (616-453-9674), email or in person at Siciliano's.
New and Returning Beer
21st Amendment Fireside Chat, $1.99/12oz - "Fireside Chat is our holiday seasonal available from November through December in six pack cans and on draft. Brewed like a classic, warming Strong Ale but with a subtle blend of hand-selected spices for just the right festive flair" (source).
21st Amendment Monk's Blood, $2.79/12oz - "Monk’s Blood pays homage to the monks of Belgium’s monasteries who have been brewing some of the world’s great beer for centuries. During times of fasting, the monks subsist solely on beer, which they refer to as “liquid bread”. Beer, quite literally, is in their blood. The most sublime of the monk’s premium brews is dark like blood, rich and nourishing" (source).
21st Amendment Sparkale, $1.99/12oz - "Like a sparkler crackling against the sky at dusk, our sparkling rosé ale is a refreshing pop of fruit and fizz with tart flavors and a crisp finish. Crafted with apple, cranberry, peach and cherries, this ale is a reminder of life’s simple pleasures. Open a can and enjoy. This is your moment to shine" (source).
Abomination Anniversary Yumberry, $6.99/16oz - No commercial description.
Abomination Urayuli, $4.09/16oz - "Hopped with Galaxy, Citra, and Mosaic. The Urayuli. Peaceful counterpart to it's southeast cousin, Urayulis Stands nearly 10 feet tall with arms down to their ankles, covered in a thick fur. the easiest way to spot them is by their luminescent eyes. Unlike some yeti species, the Urayuli is said to be peaceful" (source).
Arbor Good and Proper, $2.19/12oz - "Brut IPA is the latest evolution of the ever-changing American IPA. Brewed to remove residual sugars, this developing IPA style features a bone dry finish coupled with big hop flavor. The uniqueness of the Brut IPA is its ability to keep IBUs low while showcasing the entire hop aroma and flavor spectrum. Good & Proper takes advantage of this with a robust hop blend that gives this beer huge tropical melon, strawberry, citrus, and lemongrass character" (source).
Bell's Christmas, $2.09/12oz - "This traditional Scotch Ale is rich and malty with notes of caramel and a warm finish. Certain to make any occasion festive, or at least a bit more bearable. Enjoy with the company of friends and family" (source).
Brewery Vivant Ski Patrol, $3.79/16oz - "Whether you’re stuck on the chairlift waiting to get to the top of a black diamond, or you’re soaking in the hot tub after a long day of destroying some moguls, it’s Ski Patrol Wit to the rescue! This crushable slopes-inspired beer complements our Michigan winters with a hazy golden pour and a warming spice on the nose. Pack your long johns and swimsuit. Ski weekend is upon us. Cans are light and easy to pack so you can take them wherever the trail takes you" (source).
Collective Arts Verdant Collab, $4.39/16oz - "Some relationships are more special than others, and we love our relationship with Verdant Brewing from the U.K. We teamed up to create a pretty unique concoction; an Imperial Gose with a huge amount of Plums, Apricots, and Raspberries. The tartness of the fruit is balanced with Sea Salt & Coriander for an extremely refreshing - and special - brew" (source).
Epic Big Bad Baptist Chocolate Rapture, $19.59/22oz (Limited) - "Simply put, this Baptist contains ludicrous amounts of cacao nibs" (source).
Epic Big Bad Baptist Hazelnut Vanilla Latte, $19.59/22oz (Limited) - "Imperial Stout aged in whiskey barrels with cacao nibs, coffee, vanilla, and roasted hazelnuts" (source).
Epic Big Bad Baptist Peanut Butter Cup, $19/59/22oz (Limited) - "Chocolate and Peanuts belong together. Add Baptist, get delicious" (source).
Epic Big Bad Baptist Quintuple Barrel, $19.59/22oz (Limited) - "We’ve taken barrel-aging to a whole new level by aging shaved coconut, almonds, and Blue Copper’s Colombian coffee beans in fresh whiskey barrels, while our Imperial Stout ages separately in both rum and whiskey barrels. Then, our brewers hand blend each batch creating the most complex and outrageous version of Big Bad Baptist we have ever made" (source).
Epic Big Bad Baptist Vanilla Brandy Barrel, $19.59/22oz (Limited) - "This is a whole new Baptist, of course still Big and Bad, but the big guy is moving on up to also be refined and sophisticated. We took our award-winning Imperial Stout and aged it 100% in Brandy barrels with just a touch of coffee and vanilla. Smoking jacket optional; snifter highly recommended" (source).
Evil Twin Oh My God He's a Bozo, $20.69/22oz - "Imperial Stout Bozo Beer and barrel aged it in Maple Syrup Bourbon Barrels from BLiS Gourmet for 18 months" (source).
Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout, $6.39/12oz - "CBS was born when we stumbled upon some bourbon barrels that had previously housed maple syrup. We opted to put the same base beer as KBS, an imperialized version of Breakfast Stout, in the maple barrels and, after one taste, we knew we had something special. Rich maple syrup, roasted coffee and velvety chocolate meld together in what can only be described as a transcendental drinking experience" (source).
Free Thought Kismet, $5.99/16oz - "Unfiltered ipa brewed with pilsner malt, marris otter, malted wheat, flaked oats. Double dry hopped with cashmere. Eucalyptus, white chocolate, coconut, pawpaw" (source).
Free Thought Temporal, $5.69/16oz - "Sour Ale with Plum, Cardamom and Rose Water" (source).
Great Lakes Christmas Ale, $2.59/12oz - "Do not open ‘til Christmas? Whoever coined that phrase obviously hasn’t tasted Christmas Ale’s fresh honey, cinnamon, and ginger flavors" (source).
Illuminated Mugwump Brunch, $5.79/16oz - "An homage to the mimosa, we combined a kettle-soured Double IPA, dry hopped it twice and added plenty of orange juice to wrap it all up. It's not quite breakfast, it's not quite lunch but it's a damn good beer" (source).
Luddington Bay D'Booty, $3.29/12oz - "Rye spice, chocolate, earthy" (source).
Middle Coast O'Porter House, $2.79/16oz - "A classic American Porter with a good dose of locally roasted coffee" (source).
Mikkeller SD Behind the Mirror, $5.89/16oz - "A pleasant mix of citrus and pineapple on the nose. Hazy straw in color, the beer starts opening up and releasing notes of lemon grass, apples, and a bit of anise on the finish" (source).
Mikkeller SD Murk & Honey, $4.69/16oz - "New England-style India Pale Ale Brewed w/ Honey & Milk Sugar" (source).
New Holland Cabin Fever, $1.99/12oz - "Cabin Fever is a roasty brown ale and a hearty, comforting companion for long, mind-bending winters" (source).
Nightmare Blowing From a Gun, $6.29/16oz - "Collaboration with Dorchester Brewing in MA" (source).
Odd Side Deleterious, $8.39/12oz - "Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels. Aromas of raw cocoa and espresso mingle with vanilla, bourbon, and oak. Full bodied with dark roasted malts and rich mousse followed by warming alcohol and semi dry finish" (source).
Public Access Energy Dreams, $5.69/16oz - No commercial description.
Public Access Suspended Disbelief, $5.69/16oz - "NE/Hazy DIPA" (source).
Rogue Yellow Snow, $2.29/12oz - "Winter-inspired pilsner brewed with Oregon spruce tips which add sweetness and slight piney, citrusy nuances" (source).
Saugatuck BBA Imperial Neapolitan Stout, $5.39/12oz - "We took the beer you know and love, our Neapolitan Milk Stout, and amped it up a bit. We increased the malt bill to boost the ABV up to 10.5% and then aged it in bourbon barrels for 12 months. You still get all the rich flavors of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry, but with the added flavor of bourbon in the finish" (source).
Schilling Palmovka Special, $3.79/16oz - "Czech-style pilsner" (source).
Schilling Poppy's Moonship, $4.09/16oz - "Poppy’s Moonship, like its German counterparts (especially those from Saxony), is a Gose (pronounced Goes’-ah), brewed with coriander and sea salt. It features an assertive sourness delivered by lactobacillus. At 50% wheat, this sour beer is refreshing and flavorful. Gose is a unique style, as it falls outside of the German Beer Purity and tax laws that govern German brewing" (source).
Short's Hopricot, $2.09/12oz - "Hopricot Sour is a dry-hopped American Sour Ale with apricot. This orange-colored brew has big tart citrus aromas blended with tropical mango and papaya. Hopricot Sour leads with a puckering tartness that is soon followed by flavors of apricot and tropical hops. Light-bodied, this beer finishes tart, dry, and refreshing" (source).
Sierra Nevada Celebration, $1.79/12oz - "The start of Celebration season is a festive event. Once the first fresh hops arrive from harvest, the party begins! We first brewed Celebration in 1981, blazing the path for American-style IPAs and offering a new take on holiday beers, which are often spiced and sweet. Famous for its citrus and pine aromas, Celebration is bold and intense, featuring Cascade, Centennial and Chinook hops. Honoring everything we have at Sierra Nevada" (source).
Singlecut Desert!, $5.89/16oz - "A resinous tip of the brim to our favorite Stoner Rock that sprang from the California Desert communities in the ’90s and ’00s- DESERT! shares a familiar DNA with the rest of it’s fam (Prog! Glam! Grunge! Metal!), but twists it’s formula towards the Dankside- chewy and tart tangerine, Trainwreck, fresh blueberries, candied strawberry, lots and lots of fresh grapefruit essence, with a creamy mouthfeel and resinous finish" (source).
Singlecut Miles, $4.49/16oz - "In collaboration with NIKE (yes that NIKE), we’ve created a session IPA that honors all the athletes that partake in the NYC Marathon. A true reward for this incredible achievement – MILES is unique in that it is primarily late-hopped for ultra smoothness (thus the IBUs on this beer are 26.2, see what we did there?). It is also double dry-hopped, using a proprietary hop oil we created" (source).
Singlecut Tomorrow Who's Gonna Fuss, $6.39/16oz - "YOU MIGHT EXPECT a giant of a brew like this one to trash your palate like a band might a hotel room at 3am. But no, this extra extra dry-hopped IIIPA is smooth, soft and downright finessed (even at 155 IBUs!). Stone fruit / tropical / dank and even bright citrus make their presence known over a clean malt canvas. It’s what you’d be drinking up in First Class" (source).
Southern Tier 2XMAS, $1.99/12oz - "2XMAS ale combines traditional brewing ingredients with figs, orange peels, cardamom, cinnamon, clove and ginger root. It’s a holiday addition to the 2X line and another reason to toast to the season, but unlike Glögg, we recommend serving this one chilled" (source).
Southern Tier Cinnamon Roll, $4.09/12oz - "The scent of our brewery on brew days is irresistible. Akin to the morning’s first brewed batch of perfectly roasted coffee, the aromas envelope you and cause the corners of your lips to curl into the slightest unconscious smile. In this brew, lightly toasted malts with subtly spicy hops blend into cinnamon flavors and creamy lactose sugar. Their coalescence is so uncannily close to fresh baked cinnamon rolls that it was impossible to name this beer anything other than Cinnamon Roll Imperial Ale! Pairs perfectly with eggs benedict at brunch, after dinner, or next to the fire for an unforgettable nightcap" (source).
Southern Tier Nitro Creme Brulee, $4.09/12oz - "The British founders of burnt cream & Spanish founders of crema catalana both stand by their creative originality. We respect that, but it was the French crème brûlée that survived history. How would a brewery determine a likeness to hard-coated custard? Our response is simple; resilience & finesse. Aroma is front & center. Sweet, creamy & uncannily true to the namesake dessert. Contains lactose sugar" (source).
Terrapin Moo-Hoo, $1.79/12oz - "Dark brown to black in color. Aromas of dark chocolate. Dark roasted malt flavor with hints of caramel and chocolate, rounded out by a sweet, creamy finish" (source).
Unibroue Saison 13, $2.99/16oz - "Our "Saison 13" , with its pale amber color and its red-orange hues, is brewed with 13 carefully selected ingredients. This delicious saison offers the perfect combination of malt, fruity and spices punctuated by the fresh hops taste" (source).
Urban Artifact Gramophone, $3.59/12oz - "Nectarine Midwest Fruit Tart with 3,000lbs of nectarines per 30bbl batch" (source).
Urban Artifact Operation Plowshare, $3.59/12oz - "A Midwest Fruit Tart brewed with 2,600 lbs of blackberries & 60 g of vanilla beans per 30 BBL batch. Take a bite into a glass of this liquid jelly doughnut" (source).
Video of the Week | Sierra Nevada Celebration
Sierra Nevada Celebration is available now at Siciliano's.