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Siciliano's Market News, August 19th, 2022 Edition

Siciliano's Single Barrel Pick- Long Road Distillery's Beer City Whisky

Preamble by Dan Sipka

If you have been in the Market lately you should have seen our latest Single Barrel Pick! Beer City Whisky is a collaboration between Long Road Distilling and Brewery Vivant. Distilled from Vivant’s Big Red Coq beer, this whisky is one of the most unique picks we’ve ever tasted. Siciliano’s is lucky to be the only store carrying this Unicorn of Whisky! It is a plus that the collaboration was between local businesses. The barrel was also made by Croze Nest Cooperage which is in Grand Rapids and owned by our friend, Joe Smith.

The nose starts with herbal and cedar notes, followed by cereal grains, eucalyptus and hints of lemon meringue. The rich flavor is full of oats, candied orange peel, cherry and butterscotch and finishes with allspice, anise, vanilla and cinnamon. It is perfect over an ice cube or two. Stop in and get it for $69.99 while supplies last!

Customer Appreciation Week is also coming up, Monday, September, 5th through Sunday September, 11th. We’ve already started taking pre-orders for winexpert kits, so call the store to place your order and get in on the discounts! You can also email orders to me ( by Sunday, August 28th, and we will have the kits set aside for you. Check out the updated inventory and pricing on the wine kits and let me know if you have any questions.

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.

New and Returning Products

Athletic Oktoberfest N/A, $2.19/12oz- Märzen

Brew Detroit Pleasant IPA, $2.99/16oz- An American IPA brewed with Michigan grown Chinook hops from Michigan Hop Alliance and Cashmere hops from Top Hops Farms. This is a bright, refreshing IPA, with light-medium body, bright white head, and lovely pineapple and tropical melon bouquet. The palate offers a balanced bitterness with notes of pineapple, spice, and pine.

City Built Alemania, $3.29/16oz- Light, crisp, Mexican lager. Collaberation with Ascension Brewing

City Built Base Jumper, $5.49/16oz- NEIPA with Strata, Simcoe, Motueka, Cryo Mosaic. Pillowy and Juicy. The aroma is extremely complex. Strata hops provide an intense cornucopia of aroma. Expect Passion fruit, Grapefruit, Dankness,Melon,Strawberry, Lemon, Lime, and mixed berries

City Built Double 5th Street Hooligans, $5.99/16oz-

City Built Friday Night Crusher, $3.29/16oz- Beer made for our Summer Concert Series, Friday Night Live. This beer is crisp, easy drinking and the perfect match to watch some music

City Built Monroe Weisse, $3.59/16oz- Paul Arends supplied this Beer City Pro-Am Gold Medal Winning Recipe • Passion Fruit, Guava, Mango and Grapefruit • Berliner Weisse • Tart & Crisp

City Buit Prana, $6.59/16oz- Do you like Pina Coladas? Getting caught in the rain? If so, you need to get down with this beer. Intense coconut and pineapple with some tartness to go along with it.

Goose Island Oktoberfest, $1.79/12oz- Toffee and burnt sugar aroma. Flavors of sweet, dried apricots and a mild, earthy bitterness that is the hallmark of hallertau hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. A dry, malty body delivers sweet dried fruit flavors complemented with an earthy bitterness

Griffen Claw Screaming Pumpkin, $2.49/16oz- Amber ale brewed with roasted pumpkin and spice with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice & ginger - lightly hopped with a spice background

North Peak Dauntless, $1.99/12oz- Brewed with a traditional Munich lager yeast, Dauntless is a copper colored malt forward salute to the Oktoberfest celebration taking place in Germany every year since 1810. Tettnang and Hallertauer hops compliment the malt flavors by adding subtle, spicy hop notes. Malty, smooth and eminently drinkable.

North peak Legend, $1.99/12oz-Traverse City is known as the National Cherry Capital hosting a week-long cherry festival during the July harvest. Legend supports the Michigan cherry industry and is available all summer. Straw yellow with a faint red hue and a bright cherry aroma, Legend is crisp & refreshing with a light body. The cherries add a delicious tart fruit element that’s balanced by sweet malts & a hint of citrus from the lime. The perfect thirst quencher for Michigan summers!

Off Color Pumpkin Beer for Cafes, $3.29/16oz-Sure, it’s a pumpkin beer so it tastes a lot like everything else that is pumpkin spiced. But Pumpkin Beer for Cafés gains a sweet, nutty, and earthy twist from cold brewed red rooibos (pronounced roy-bows) tea and vanilla beans in an already chewy base beer heavy in unmalted grain.

Off Color Waddle, $3.29/16oz-A fest beer to celebrate the wedding of one of our favorite twenty employees! Brewed in the classic style of an Oktoberfest lager, except if you see it after October, then it is a Marzen

One Well OKtoberfest, $3.09/16oz- A beer rich in malt with a balance of clean, hop bitterness. Deep gold to copper colored with bright clarity. The aroma highlights malt with the rich, a kind toasty caramel.

Perrin Shandy Peach Imperial, $2.49/12oz

Prairie Pumpkin Pier Treat, $4.89/12oz-Sour ale with pumpkin pie spice blend and toasted marshmallow flavor.

Revolution Oktoberfest, $1.99/12oz- A stein full of traditional Märzen offered in anticipation of those days filled with sausage, pretzels, and a table full of friends. Our brewers put all the time and care into this long-lagered beauty using traditional German ingredients and methods. Smooth, toasty flavor and the inviting aromas of hearth-baked bread, finishing with just enough Noble hop character to keep you coming back for another round. One of our most popular food-pairing beers, or worthy of a hearty "prost!" on its own

Revolution Pursuit of Freedom Strawberry Lemonade, $3.19/16oz-Fresh lemonade and juicy strawberries highlight the latest Freedom Series Session Sour made with real fruit.

Right Brain Chubby Squirrel, $2.19/12oz- A seasonal spiced ale brewed with real Madagascar vanilla beans, nutmeg, cloves,cinnamon, and lemon peel. Spice aromas balance out notes of toffee, brown sugar, and vanilla. Medium bodied with a nice dry finish.

Perfect for sipping on the porch with friends while watching the leaves fall.

Rockford Little George, $2.79/12oz- Brewed with a bounty of Columbus and Simcoe hops for a hop complexity of bright citrus and herbal piney flavors. Our intention with Little George is to showcase the wonderful hop characteristics of those varieties within a smooth, clean malt body while maintaining an appropriate balance between the hop’s bitterness and the higher level of alcohol

Shiner Oktoberfest, $1.89/12oz-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.

Shorts Sour Parade, $2.79/12oz-We blend copious amounts of fresh strawberry, blueberry, blackberry and raspberry puree into an American Sour Ale for Sour Parade, the sassy sister to Soft Parade. A gorgeous ruby red color opens your eyes to the berry tang and fruity sweetness in this brew, which are complemented by a bright, sour acidity for a felicitous flood of flavor.

Sierra Nevada Hoptimum, $2.99/12oz-A group of hop-heads and publicans challenged our Beer Camp brewers to push the extremes of whole-cone hop brewing. The result is this: a 100 IBU, whole-cone hurricane of flavor. Simply put —Hoptimum: the biggest whole-cone IPA we have ever produced. Aggressively hopped, dry-hopped, AND torpedoed with our exclusive new hop varieties for ultra-intense flavors and aromas.

Resinous “new-school” and exclusive hop varieties carry the bold and aromatic nose. The flavor follows the aroma with layers of aggressive hoppiness, featuring notes of grapefruit rind, rose, lilac, cedar, and tropical fruit—all culminating in a dry and lasting finish.

Sierra Nevada Liquid Hoppiness, $1.99/12oz-Ride the rapids of Liquid Hoppiness, flowing through canyons of hops and haze where fruity notes of grapefruit, orange, and fresh berries thrive in this juicy IPA flavorscape.

Starcut Tucana, $2.19/12oz

Three Floyds Cheer Team, $4.69/16oz- The new combination of American hops in this enigmatic IPA is an instant classic. The very fruity and may we say juicy hop character is unrelentingly delicious.

Transient Whipped Up, $4.39/16oz- Ice Cream Sour Ale with Pineapple Purée, Orange Juice, Milk Sugar and Vanilla

Une Annee Peche, $5.99/16oz- American Wild Ale with Peaches

Une Annee Pils, $2.99/16oz-German Style Pilsner. It's a light, crisp, and refreshing beer flavored beer. However, don't be fooled, it's got an amazing bright taste, and is great when you just want to keep it simple

Untitled Art Mango Dragonfruit Smoothie, $5.19/16oz-Berliner style Weiss Ale brewed with mango, dragonfruit, and prickly pear juice.

Untitled Art Sudachi Lemonade Florida Seltzer, $3.09/12oz

Upper Hand Deer Camp, $1.69/12oz- Smooth light lager with amber color

Upper Hand Peninsula Point, $2.39/12oz-A 100% Michigan hopped India pale ale

Wolverine Oktoberfest, $1.99/12oz-Seasonal festive lager.

Descriptions courtesy of Untappd


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