This week's list of new and returning products follows a few words about the 2022 Siciliano's Homebrew Competition
Preamble by Steve Siciliano
Last Saturday a group of 20 experienced judges gathered at the Siciliano's Judging Venue to evaluate the 90 beers submitted in the 2022 Siciliano's Homebrew Competition.
Out of those 90 entries, ten were pushed to the Mini Best of Show with four of those making it to the Best of Show Round.
The winner of Best of Show will be announced at the Big Brew at Trail Point on Saturday, May 7.
The BOS winner will receive a $250.00 gift card card from Siciliano's Market, will have the opportunity to brew the award winning recipe at a local brewery and last, but certainly not least, gets his/her name engraved on the prestigious Siciliano's Cup.
Out of the 90 beers entered in this year's competition a total of 75 were awarded medals with the breakdown as follows:
All entries in the Siciliano’s Homebrew Competitions are judged by industry professionals and/or trained judges according to the standards of style, not in comparison to each other, with the exception of the Best of Show rounds. Entries that received scores falling within designated point totals were awarded medals.
Thanks to all who entered and special thanks to the judges and stewards who volunteered their time and helped make the competition a success.
Featured Wines of the Week Triaxial Meadsmiths
MONOFLORAL VOL. 2 The second installment in our traditional mead series focused on show casing varietal honey. Volume 2 is dedicated to Tupelo Blossom honey which is one of the most tare and unique types of honey ALC 14% BY VOL MONOFLORAL VOL. 3 Volume 3 of our traditional mead series features Blueberry Blossom Honey. This honey is sourced from the tiny white blossoms of blueberry bushes. A smooth and subtle mead with hints of earthy dark fruit ALC. 14% BY VOL BARNSTORMER RESERVE A portion of our gold medal winning Miten State Barnstormer was reserved and aged on brandykis. The added time brings out more complexity and Michigan heirloont pcharacter Made with honey ALC 15% BYVOL 3-2-1... LET'S JAM A beautiful jammy blackberry melomel made with heirloom rhubarb that was harvested from an 80+ year old plant in Michigan. Big and complex, but balanced perfectly for enjoyable drinkability. ALC. 14% BY VOL LILIKOI Lilikoi is the Hawaiian name for passionfruit, which we paired with orange blossom honey for fermentation. The finished mead was aged in a Liberator Gin Barrel from Valentine Distiling. The botanicals and oak combine perfectly with the tropical flavors. ALC. 14% BY VOL XOCOMIEL A traditional mead that was aged on lightly roasted cacao nibs to produce deep, rich flavors of natural chocolate that both complement and contrast the sweetness of premium wildflower honey ALC. 14% BY VOL VELVET RHAPSODY Inspired by classic tiki cocktails, we created a pineapple and mango melomel, and added lime and home-made falemnum syrup. The result was then aged on rum barrel oak chips as a final tropical touch. ALC. 14% BY VOL
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New and Returning Products
Ska Mesa Guave, $2.49/12oz-Malt beverage brewed with guava
Ska Raspberry Blond, $2.29/12oz-Blonde Ale
21st Amendment Hazy Brew Free, $1.99/12oz-Sometimes you have to look at life through a different set of lenses. When you’re set in stone like our founding fathers, every once in a while you just want to let loose and get a little hazy. Our hazy IPA, with its turbid pale color, abundant hoppy flavor and fruity aroma is deceivingly easy drinking. Grab a six pack, put on your X-Ray vision goggles and get lost in the haze.
2nd Shift BA Vanilla LSD, $11.99/12oz-Aged for 14 months in Buffalo Trace Barrels, this batch of Liquid Spiritual Delight Imperial Stout is blended with copious amounts of Madagascar Vanilla. Woody & earthy bourbon notes are complemented by bittersweet chocolate and floral vanilla accents.
Alesmith Party Tricks, $3.09/16oz-Pull up to the party with a beer that hides nothing up its sleeves. A massive amount of Strata, El Dorado, and Citra hops have been invited to this brew party to showcase notes of grapefruit, strawberry, and passionfruit. Flex on friends and family by dipping into a pack of party tricks! Keg stands optional. Cheers!
Bells Tropical Oberon, $2.99/12oz-Oberon shines vibrant and bright in this limited release. Brewed with real passionfruit, pink guava, and mango, this ale takes your favorite summer beer to new shores. Mini drink umbrellas sold separately.
Big Lake lemongrass IPA, $3.79/16oz-A trifecta of hops, including Michigan Bergamot (courtesy of our friends at Hang em High Hops) back up bright citrus and light herbal notes from lemongrass in this session able IPA. Brewed in collaboration with Ballad Brewing in Danville Virginia.
Big Lake Orange Cream Shandy, $3.29/16oz-A Traditional wheat beer with refreshing orange cream flavor. Brewed with milk sugar.
Deschutes Black Butte NA, $1.99/12oz
Deschutes Hazetron, $2.19/12oz-Exploding with big tropical hop character from experimental varietals and modern hopping techniques.
Deschutes Peanut Butter Obsidian, $3.39/12oz-Deschutes brewed it with real peanut butter, and milk sugar to give it the creamy Jiff flavor we all know and love. But far beyond just adding the Dessert stout element, they also blended in a whiskey barrel-aged stout to add complexity, strength, vanilla tannings, and spiciness. Peanut butter and whiskey are pretty much classic Americana products at this point, so what better delivery mechanism then a traditional American Stout. The final product packs much more of a wallop than the original Obsitian, this one clocking in at 9% ABV with 40 IBU’s
Fair State Serious Lesiure, $3.29/16oz-Guava, Lime, and Hibiscus sour for those days you need to get serious about not doing anything.
Fourth Coast Bedeviled Cherry Vanilla Cider, $3.39/12oz
Fourth Coast Jamboree, $3.29/12oz
Fourth Coast Liquid Sunshine, $3.39/12oz
Mikkeller Subway Mosiac, $4.69/16oz-Subway Mosaic IPA is brewed with barley, wheat, oats and hopped exclusively with Mosaic It displays a light body and bright finish, while sporting notes of mango, blueberry and citrus.
New Belgium Voodoo Ranger 1985, $2.19/12oz-Like totally loaded with juicy mango flavor, 1985 takes you back to the future of Hazy IPA's. Buckle up!
O'Fallon Dreaded Vines, $2.59/12oz-The first of our rotating IPA series, Dreaded Vines showcases the flavors and aromas of Citra and Mosaic hops. This hop combination delivers of a punch of melon and citrus. The fruity notes balance perfectly with the light malt profile, making Dreaded Vines clean, crisp, and full of juicy flavors.
Pigeon Hill Haze You Guys, $2.49/12oz-An experimental SLIGHTLY hazy IPA with Idaho 7 and Centennial.
Revolution Sun Crusher, $1.99/12oz-Cool off this Summer with a juicy and refreshing Chicago favorite built for the season. Bask in radiant citrus notes while soaking up its floral ambiance. By the time the leaves change, our Summer Ale will be just a sun-dappled memory, so crush a few while you've got the chance.
Short Fuse For Goodness Shakes, $4.89/16oz-Creamy, silky, smooth mouthfeel surrounds your taste buds with sweetness and an explosion of hops. Made like our hazy ipa to start but added a hefty amount of milk sugar to sweeten it up a bit. We then add orange peel and tangerine puree to replicate the flavors of a creamsicle.
Ska Checkered Future, $2.49/12oz-A relatively clear IPA with bright, juicy tropical fruit aromas and a bit of classic West Coast-style citrusy, piney bitterness.
Ska Mexican Logger, $2.29/12oz-The perfect Mexican lager. Light and refreshing, it really hits the spot after a long day of brutal chainsaw work. Brewed with the finest malt, Saaz hops, yeast, water, and love.
Speciation Hopeful Monster, $6.59/16oz-Foeder Aged Solera Sour Ale with Black Currants
Speciation Megatrajectory, $10.89/375ml-Foeder Aged Golden Sour w/ MI sweet cherries, tart cherries, & Madagascar vanilla - Brewed for Mikkeller Beer Club
Speciation Panoptic, $10.89/375ml-Pastry sour with blueberry, cinnamon, cocoa nib, graham cracker, and vanilla!
Three Floydes Pillars of the Beast, $6.49/12oz
Upland Patio Cat, $1.99/12oz-Patio Cat is everyone’s favorite companion on long summer days. Lo-cal & sessionable, this summer ale boasts strong flavors of citrusy tropical hops that are complemented by a succulent dose of guava. Always down for a chill sesh but definitely ready to run wild too, Patio Cat is thirst-quenching & refreshing with light body & minimal bitterness.
Upland Peach Lambic, $16.29/500ml-Aged on our mildly tart base blonde sour ale, Peach is a fruited sour ale made with whole peaches locally sourced from Huber's Orchard and Winery. Gold and straw colors shine upon pouring, with zesty amounts of carbonation. Fresh peach aromas meld with floral and wine-like notes. Wonderful peach flavors follow in the taste, accompanied by refreshing tartness. The finish is dry with mouthwatering tanginess and peach flavor.
Upland Wheat, $2.79/16oz-Upland Wheat Ale is a classic rendition of the Belgian Witbier (white beer) style. We brew it with organic coriander and orange zest to be light on the tongue and refreshingly tart. In the tradition of the Belgian Wit style, Upland Wheat Ale is unfiltered, creating a cloudy, golden appearance and satisfying mouthfeel.
Upper Hand Trek Light, $1.69/12oz
Descriptions courtesy of Untappd