This week's list of new and returning products follows information about the 2020 edition of the annual Siciliano's beer & winemaking sale
Preamble by Steve Siciliano
We are pleased to announce that the 2020 edition of the Siciliano’s Homebrewing & Winemaking Customer Appreciation Sale will begin on Tuesday, September 8, and will continue through the close of business on Sunday, September 13.
Our annual Customer Appreciation Sale is a great time for beer- and winemaking enthusiasts to stock up on supplies and upgrade equipment. This year we are again offering incredible deals on beginners equipment kits, so if anyone has been thinking about taking the plunge into one these life-enriching hobbies, this would be the ideal time to do so.
Attention Wine Makers: Winexpert has recently revamped their wine kit portfolio. Go here for retail pricing and here for wine descriptions and a handy tool that can be used to cross reference the old kits with the new. If you plan on stocking up on winemaking kits please email your orders to me firstname.lastname@example.org) by Sunday, August 30, and the kits will be put aside for you.
During the week-long sale, most equipment, supplies and ingredients will be 15% 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 15% be combined with other existing discounts (like club discounts). We will honor the discount that is greater. Equipment and supplies on the following list are discounted deeper than 15%:
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 $134.89, Sale $99.00
ITALIAN FLOOR CORKER: Regular $158.00, Sale $126.00
PORTUGUESE FLOOR CORKER: Regular $68.00, Sale $55.00
MILWAUKEE PH METER: Regular $93.00, Sale $74.00
BARLEY CRUSHER, 7LB HOPPER: Regular $169.00, Sale $139.00
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
DIGITAL PROBE THERMOMETER: Regular $30.69, Sale $24.00
Due to concerns about the spread of the Covid 19 virus we will not be offering German wieners and draft root beer on the Saturday of the sale week this year.
Featured Wines of the Week
Masi CampoFiorin, 2015, Supervenetian, Italy, $16.99/750ml- A blend of Corvina, Rondinella, and Molinara this wine has ripe cherries sweet spices with a rich palate full of intense cherry, and berry fruit that has good length and soft tannins. (Source)
Johnny Q, 2016, Shiraz, South Australia, $12.99/750ml- Bouquet: Intense youthful fresh ripe berry fruit flavours with some well integrated vanillian oak.Palate: Full bodied dense ripe berry fruit flavours balanced with vanillian oak but yet long and smooth. (Source)
Coastline by St. Julian, Dry White Blend, Michigan, $11.69/750ml- Honey & peach aromas lead to apricot, green apple & citrus finish. Fantastically balanced and utterly delicious, this wine is a super refreshing and fruity, crowd pleasing sipper. (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
Ungava, Canadian Premium Gin, $26.29/750ml- Tasting Notes
COLOUR: The vibrant colour comes from the post-distillation maceration of the rare botanicals, in particular, the wild rose hips and cloudberry. NOSE: The Nordic juniper expresses its citrusy character with verve. MOUTH: It reveals a style that is both lively and smooth, fresh and floral. It displays the fruity and lightly acidic notes of crowberry and wild rose hips. Labrador tea adds velvety smoothness to give length to the harmonious mix. (Source)
Libelula, Joven Tequila, Mexico, $26.29/1000ml- A blend of 80% Blanco and 20% reposado this tequila is different than your typical blanco, reposado, or añejo, Libélula is a “joven” which means it is a blend. The blanco contains the pure flavors of the agave, with citrus and grassy aromas, but the oak aged reposado adds spice and richness. Rather than using just a short aged reposado that has some spice, but very light, and keeps most of the agave purity, bust loses some, we opted to take perfect final products of blanco and reposado and balance them to make an incredible mixing tequila. (Source)
New Riff, Single Barrel Rye, Kentucky, $63.09/750ml- While each Single Barrel owns its specific flavor profile, New Riff Rye generally shows quite intense and focused spicy flavors. This is not a light, delicate, simple whiskey—we have crafted for robust and fulsome flavor from start to finish. Our unfiltered bottling regimen allows all the character of the barrel to shine through in the glass.
Appearance: Extra rich, unfiltered deep amber color.
Nose: Well balanced between nougat confection and rye-derived spices such as black pepper, clove, grains of paradise and pink peppercorns.
Taste: Broad, fulsome mouthfeel, a sweet-spicy-savory interplay developing into floral rose and red fruit notes.
Finish: Fine length and detail, showing potent rye spices which last and last.
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. The roasted pecans are added in the brewhouse. Crack one open and geaux nuts! (Source)
Abomination Rare Fog, $7.09/16oz - A surprisingly smooth 10.5% variant of our fog series, brewed with golden promise and a heavy flaked wheat and oat malt bill. It’s then triple dry hopped aggressively with Mosaic, Pacific Jade, Citra, Summit and a ridiculous amount of Galaxy. Fluffy, juicy, pillowy and dank. (Source)
Austin Brothers Murko Polo, $3.79/16oz - A New England style IPA brewed with generous amounts of Ekuanot, Citra, and Mosaic Hops. A silky smooth delivery of tropical and citrus fruits. Don't be a fish out of water! (Source)
Dogfish Head Punkin, $2.79/12oz - A full-bodied brown ale with smooth hints of pumpkin and brown sugar. We brew our Punkin Ale with pumpkin meat, brown sugar and spices. As the season cools, this is the perfect beer to warm up with. (Source)
Founders Oktoberfest, $1.99/12oz - Blink and you’ll think you’re in Bavaria. We went all in on tradition with our Oktoberfest, using imported German malts and hops with a beautiful lager yeast for the finish. Pours a gorgeous copper hue with a rich, malty and slightly sweet backbone. Our version is akin to the beer poured in the early days of Oktoberfest and, yes, it adheres to the Reinheitsgebot. Prost! (Source)
Griffen Claw Screaming Pumpkin, $2.39/16oz - Amber ale brewed with roasted pumpkin and spice with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice & ginger - lightly hopped with a spice background. (Source)
Hoof Hearted Everybody Wants Some: Citra, $4.89/16oz - Our rotating single hop DIPA series. We are embarking on a fantastical journey (or dare we say quest) to put a singular focus on all of our favorite hop varieties, one at a time. A light and simple malt base of Pilsner Malt and Oats allow the single hop varieties to shine without stepping on it's toes. (Source)
New Holland Ichabod, $1.99/12oz - Ichabod combines malted barley and real pumpkin with cinnamon and nutmeg in a delicious and inviting brew. A rewarding complement to many dishes, Ichabod pairs well with autumnal foods such as poultry and root vegetables. After dinner, try it with your favorite dessert! (Source)
Off Color One Percent, $4.69/12oz - Bourbon cherry gose aged on cherries in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels for nine months back blended with fresh gose & refermented with an additional 3 percent cherry juice. (Source)
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)
Short Throw What it Do?, $7.59/16oz - What It Do? is our decadent, silky imperial stout with coffee and toasted coconut. (Source)
Short Throw/Equilibrium Spillmatic, $5.49/16oz - Imperial IPA
Shorts Soft Parade Seltzer, $1.79/12oz - We used the classic combination of fruit from our beloved Soft Parade beer and turned it into a crisp, and easy drinking hard seltzer. The combination of raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and blackberries create a beautiful pink color and a pop of berry juiciness to this refreshing seltzer. (Source)
Shorts Sticky Icky, $2.09/12oz - Sticky Icky Icky is a radiantly dank, clear copper-colored American India Pale Ale loaded with citrusy hop aromas. This light, yet full-bodied, ale seems perfectly balanced by equal parts sweet malt and fruity juicy hops. A medium bitterness lingers in the finish with a subtle earthiness. (Source)
Southern Tier Pumking, $4.09/12oz - Pumpkin puree and pie spices, malty, bready; cinnamon dominates with nutmeg and vanilla in the background. (Source)
Southern Tier Warlock, $4.09/12oz - The unbeatable Pumking recipe was adapted for the stout beer style in 2011. Dark and mysterious, reignite your senses with Warlock's huge roasted malt character, moderate carbonation and a spiced pumpkin aroma.(Source)
Stillwater Chu Hi Grapefruit, $3.59/16oz - No commercial description
Stone Ruined Again, $3.19/12oz -In 2002, we introduced Stone Ruination IPA (and its imposing 100+ IBUs) as the first year-round West Coast double IPA on the planet. Then in 2012, in commemoration of its 10th anniversary, we introduced a new beer that would grow to be known as Stone RuinTen Triple IPA. Now, we’re bringing that back in all its over-the-top, cranked-to-11, maximum hoppy splendor, using every brewing technique in our arsenal to squeeze every last bit of magic out of a truly staggering amount of hops. It’s been 18 years of beautifully bitter evolution, and this stage dive into a mosh pit of hops is bigger and bitter-er than ever. Don’t call it a comeback. (Source)
Untitled Art Fluffy IPA, $5.19/16oz - IPA with marshmallow, vanilla and peaches, finished with a belma dry hop. Contains lactose. (Source)