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Siciliano's Market News, August 12 Edition

This week's list of new and returning products follows information about our 2021 beer and wine making sale

Preamble by Steve Siciliano

We are pleased to announce that the 2021 edition of the Siciliano’s Homebrewing & Winemaking Customer Appreciation Sale will begin on Monday, September 6, and will continue through the close of business on Sunday, September 12.

Our annual Customer Appreciation Sale is a great time for beer- and winemaking enthusiasts to stock up on supplies and upgrade equipment.

Attention Wine Makers: If you plan on stocking up on wine making kits please email your orders to me ( by Sunday, August 29, and the kits will be put aside for you. Go here for product codes and retail pricing.

During the week-long sale, most equipment, supplies and ingredients will be 15% off the everyday 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 15% be combined with other existing discounts (like club discounts). We will honor the discount that is greater.

Featured Wines of the Week

Green & Social, 100% Verdejo, Spain, $11.99/750ml- The launch of green & social is a step forward in pursuit of the sustainability by Cuatro Rayas and the starting point of new environmental initiatives in support of the social economy that the Cooperative launched. Lightweight recycled glass to reduce emissions. Aluminum capsule free of plastics and 100% recyclable. Sugar cane cap with zero carbon footprint.

Green and social Rueda offers a straw yellow color with bright green hues and exhibits fresh, citrus fruit and balsamic aromas that are typical of the Verdejo variety. Its simplicity and purity find a dynamic and seductive path between fresh flavors, finesse, and minerality. It is a fresh and crisp wine. (Source)

Zacharias, 2019, Assyrtiko, Greece, $13.99/750ml- Protected Geographical Indication Peloponnese Zacharias Assyrtiko is a full bodied wine, with a green – yellow colour. The nose reveals discreet aromas of white flowers, citrus and lemon. It has a rich flavour with metallic notes; it is well balanced in the mouth, with a refreshing acidity and a long aftertaste. (Source)

La Capranera, 2019, Fiano, Italy, $12.49/750ml- Notes of apple and citrus on the nose with a hint of honeysuckle. The same fruit is echoed on the palate with mineral notes on the finish. Perfect as an aperitif or paired with seafood and light summer fare. (Source)

Buy three or more bottles of wine get 10 % off.

"It's our mission at Siciliano's to sell quality wine at affordable prices

Featured Spirits of the Week

Empress 1908, Gin, Canada, $42.09/750ml- Handcrafted in small batch copper-pot stills, Empress 1908 Gin is a collaboration between Victoria Distillers and the legendary Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia. On top of traditional botanicals, we add a signature blend of black tea served at the Empress Hotel and butterfly pea blossom, an exotic herb that balances the traditional citrus notes of gin with a warm herbal earthiness, and gives the gin its natural indigo colour. Empress 1908’s combination of exquisite taste, delicate aroma, soft texture, and remarkable presentation provide the perfect base for a new aesthetic of cocktail creation and enjoyment. (Source)

New and Returning Products

Abita Pecan, $1.89/12oz-Pecan Ale is made with real Louisiana roasted pecans for a subtle, nutty flavor and aroma. It's brewed with pale Munich, biscuit and caramel malts and Willamette hops. (Source)

Arbor Oktoberfest, $1.99/12oz-Our festive amber lager is brewed with ample Pilsner and Munich malts, creating a rich, hearty beer that’s balanced by a clean bitterness and a crisp, dry finish. Prost! (Source)

Arcadia Jaw JAcker, $2.09/12oz-This spiced amber ale is our celebration of the arrival of Autumn. Brewed with cinnamon, all-spice and nutmeg (a riff on Grandma Davies’ pumpkin pie recipe), and additions of Caramel and Crystal malt for balanced flavor, drinkability and a brilliant orange-amber color, despite the absence of pumpkin in the recipe. A refreshingly spicy, season brew. (Source)

Austin Brothers Crazy Bout a Murkury, $4.09-A New England style IPA with Galaxy, Mosaic, and Motueka Hops.

Well if I had money, I'd tell you what I'd do... I'd go downtown buy a Murkury or two! (Source)

Lake Pina Colada, $3.39/16oz-Hazy IPA brewed with Pineapple and coconut.

Brewery Vivant Pomegranate Lemonde Saison, $3.79/16oz-Brewed as our take on a classic Monaco beer cocktail this saison gets fruited with lemon and pomegranate for a bright, crisp, citrusy, and crushable brew. (Source)

Dark Horse Plead the Fifth, $3.59/12oz-It's big and full bodied with lots of roasted malts and balanced with heavy hops to put this imperial in a league of its own. (Source)

Dark Horse Sapient, $2.09/12oz-Why is the Grim Reaper holding a mailbox? Well, that mailbox is from a dead Dark Horse beer. The Grim Reaper better know as "Death" was quite found of our classic Sapient Summer Wheat Ale. When we changed it into a Belgian Style Triple, Death thought it would only be appropriate to bring something from that beer into this beer. So he picked the mailbox, and we weren’t about to argue with him. You can say what you want about him, but that Death sure has a big heart.

So anyway...we brewed this beer with a Trappist yeast strain so it is very traditional. The flavors are incredibly complex with notes of mild fruit and finishes with a bit of clove. Although this beer is higher in alcohol it is very smooth and finishes dry on the pallet. (Source)

Fair State Side Pull, $3.29/16oz-Czech-style pale lager brewed in collaboration with Bierstadt.

Fair State Tibiana, $4.19/16oz-Tibanna is a DDH Hazy IPA collaboration with our friends Hubbard's Cave Brewery. We brewed it with a hefty addition of spelt, oats, and wheat, and hopped with our hand-selected Citra, Citra Cryo, and Galaxy hops. It's as fluffy as a cloud, soft, juicy, and tropical with pineapple, passionfruit, citrus notes. (Source)

Frankenmuth Oktoberfest, $2.09/12oz-Our medium-bodied Oktoberfest is a southern German style lager, copper in color with a sweet malty flavor. It's brewed using 5 different types of malts and a variety of hops to give it the perfect balance of body, nose, and finish. (Source)

Great Divide Pumpkin Spice Yeti, $11.99/19.2oz-When the air gets crisper and the foliage turns brilliant shades of red and orange, the Yeti yens for a libation that captures the quintessential flavors of fall. Rich and roasty with added layers of decadent sweetness, PUMPKIN SPICE YETI is brewed with seasonal spices and a unique selection of coffee from our friends at Pablo’s Coffee. Pairs perfectly with hayrides, pumpkin carving and leaf peeping. (Source)

Hopewell Acai Bowl, $4.19/12oz-Kettle sour fruited with açai and strawberry. Tart, fruity and vibrant, like the Brazilian dish it’s named after. (Source)

Hopewell Cold Brew Ale, $3.29/16oz-Cold Brew is a "session coffee ale" borne out of our love of iced coffee in the summertime. A subdued base of dark malts lays the foundation for loads of coffee. Each year features a different coffee. (Source)

Hopewell Cold Brew Lemonade. $3.79/16oz-Cold Brew Lemonade is exactly as it sounds: a beer inspired by the energizing combination of cold brew coffee and lemonade. Fresh lemon and a bright tartness is balanced by fruity, light-roasted coffee and a hint of sweetness, making for a refresher fit for the late summer wind-down. Brewed in collaboration with Metric Coffee. (Source)

Hopewell Vis a Vis, $4.39/16oz-IPA - American

Lagunitas Stereophonic Vol. 2, $2.09/12oz-This second volume shows what happens when the elusive Alsatian Elixir hop and the resin-y spicy notes mingle with Yakima's noble & floral Loral hop. (Source)

Left Hand Oktoberfest, $2.59/12oz-This is no festivus for the restivus, on the contrary, we start brewing in the spring and it takes a full two months to reach lagered perfection. Biscuity, malty goodness dominates upfront while the noble pedigree hops lend a properly spicy, dry finish. (Source)

Middle Coast Fall Fest, $3.19/16oz-A traditional Oktoberfest brewed with 100% Michigan Malt and Hops with a touch of Pumpkin spice to help celebrate the coming of Fall. (Source)

New Belgium Atomic Pumpkin, $1.79/12oz-Spicy pumpkin beer

Pigeon Hill Oktoberfest, $1.99/12oz-This lightly hopped beer has a semi-dry finish that nicely complements its light to medium body. A light caramel and malty sweetness provide a pleasing smooth flavor. (Source)

Revolution Pursuit of Freedom Watermelon Mint, $3.19/16oz-Juicy watermelon and cool mint beat the heat in this fresh submission to the Freedom Series of Session Sours made with real fruit. (Source)

Roak Rose Kettle Sour, $3.19/16oz

Rogue Pumpkin Patch, $4.39/16oz-Rogue Ales & Spirits plants, harvests, roasts and brews with their own pumpkins grown in Independence, Oregon. (Source)

Sam Adams Oktoberfest, $1.79/12oz-In 1810, the Oktoberfest tradition was born when Munich celebrated the Crown Prince’s wedding with a special beer and 16 day party. Our version of this classic style blends rich malts for a hearty, smooth flavor with notes of caramel creating a brew that’s perfect for the season, or whatever you’re celebrating. (Source)

Shiner Oktoberfest, $1.79/12oz-Here in Shiner, TX (pop. 2,070), we’re suckers for tradition. Which is why this classic Oktoberfest brew is made with the highest quality two-row barley, Munich and caramel malts, along with German grown Hallertau Tradition and Hersbrucker hops. It’s our way of honoring our ancestors and the beer they loved to celebrate with. So raise your stein to tradition and enjoy this utterly classic brew. (Source)

Shorts ControversiAle, $2.09/12oz-ll hail the Simcoe hops, featured exclusively in ControversiAle for an earthy and pine laced aroma combined with zesty grapefruit and hop marmalade that goes down easy like a pale ale but with the depth and complexity of an American IPA with multiple hop additions. As for the name? Well, let’s just say this beer has a history. (Source)

Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest, $1.79/12oz-This rich Märzen lager features German malts for inviting aromas of honey and biscuity bread, flavors of caramel and graham cracker, and visions of sprawling beer tents. (Source)

Southern Tier Pumpkin. $4.09/12oz-Pumpkin puree and pie spices, malty, bready; cinnamon dominates with nutmeg and vanilla in the background. (Source)

Speciation Common Descent, $5.49/16oz-Common Descent is our take on a Berliner Weisse. It's aged in a used wine barrel, and fermented with our house cultures. Then we add lemon and lime zest. It's lightly tart, and very carbonated. This beer is intended to be an extremely clean and crushable summer beverage. (Source)

Speciation Watermelon Incipient, $8.69/16oz-Foeder Aged Solera Sour w/ Watermelon

Surly Invisible Rays, $1.99/12oz-The summer sun hits different where we're from. The warm rays are the hard-earned reward for our brutal winters, and we cherish them just a little bit more. Surly salutes those Invisible Rays with this tropical IPA full of pineapple and guava notes and just a kiss of lactose. Summer isn't endless here, but you'll wish this beer was. (Source)

Surly Oktoberfest, $1.69/12oz-Oktoberfest lagers are the ultimate party beer. Up front, they’re rich, sweet, and malty, but they finish dry and clean with an ever-so-slight touch of hops. Prost! (Source)

Transient Built Different, $4.89/16oz-IPA - Imperial / Double

Transient Old is the New New, $3.79/16oz-IPA - New England

Untitiled Art Vanilla Mango Smoothie, $5.19/16oz-Smoothie Seltzer with Mango Puree, Guava Puree, Passionfruit Concentrate, Cane Sugar, and Vanilla. (Source)

Untitled Art Blueberry Banana Smoothie, $5.19/16oz-Smoothie Seltzer with Blueberry Puree, Banana Puree, Maple Syrup. (Source)

Untitled Art Pina Colada Smoothie, $5.19/16oz-Collaboration with Lua Brewing. Smoothie Seltzer brewed with Vanilla, Pineapple Puree and Cream of Coconut. (Source)

Untitled Art Pixie Ecto Green, $4.69/16oz-Hard seltzer with nostalgic flavor

Urban Artifact Peach Seltzer, $2.09/12oz

Urban Artifact Pineapple Passionfruit Seltzer, $2.09/12oz

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