This week's list of news and returning products follows information on ordering hop plants
Preamble by Steve Siciliano
If you are looking to establish or expand a hop garden this spring, the folks at Sandy Ridge Farms in Zeeland, Michigan, are once again supplying us with established hop plants. According to the growers at Sandy Ridge, the advantages to purchasing established hop plants versus rhizomes are three-fold:
An established plant eliminates the risk of questionable viability as often found with rhizomes. It is typically recommended to plant more than one rhizome per pot/hole which increases costs.
An established plant with a developed root system and mature top growth will produce larger yields in the first 2 years than a planted rhizome.
Hop plants are susceptible to virus and disease out in the hop yard. A rhizome from an infected plant will produce another infected plant. Plants are obtained from the National Clean Plant Network at Washington State University where they are virus/viroid tested prior to being shipped. Sandy Ridge Farms has a strict protocol in place regarding clean plants and preventative pest-management. A healthy plant produces more hop cones.
We will be taking hop plant pre-orders now through the end of business on Thursday, March 24. Those wishing to place orders may do so via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), by phone (616-453-9674) or in person here at Siciliano's. When ordering by email please ensure that you indicate the desired quantity of the specified variety. Price per plant is $8.99 and payment will not be due until the time of pickup.
We anticipate that the hops plants will be available for pickup at the end of May. Those placing orders will be personally notified when the shipment arrives. Go here to see a full list of this year’s offerings.
Featured Wines of the Week
Bonterra, Sauvignon blanc, 2020, California, *Organic*$13.99/750ml- This lively Sauvignon Blanc opens with the unmistakable aroma of grapefruit, woven over an exotic thread of kumquat, cherimoya, mango and passionfruit. The expressive nose gives way to a crisp and lively palate, culminating in a mouthwatering finish.
Peachy Canyon, Cirque Du Vin, Red Blend, California, $16.69/750ml- Composed of 54% Zinfandel, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Petite Sirah. This lovely garnet and brick colored red blend opens on the nose with a sweet hint of caramel, raspberry, black currant, and eucalyptus. It’s warm and smooth on the palate, with notes of raspberry preserves, black currant, and tart black cherry.
Unrated, Xtra Cab, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018, Chile, $18.49/750ml- This racy, concentrated cabernet sauvignon offers intense aromas and flavors of dark red berries, black fruits and sweet tannins. It culminates in a bold, long and enjoyable finish.
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Featured Spirits of the Week
Amador whisky Co., Kentucky Bourbon Finished in Chardonnay Barrels, $48.39/750ml- Exquisite copper brown color. Notes of vanilla, caramel, butterscotch, roasted almond mingle with hints of honey and tobacco. Rich and full bodied with a creamy, long finale. Enjoy this unique Wheated Bourbon with Kentucky pedigree and California flair.
Fino Tequillas, Mexico.
FINO Blanco, $51.59/750ml, Double distilled and crafted with 100% Blue Agave from the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. In pairing with the traditional taste provided by 3 generations of family-tequila making, FINO Blanco delivers peerless, smoothness and clarity. Soft whispers of vanilla, refreshing mint and invigorating cinnamon are all perfectly balanced for a clean sip and no burn.
FINO Reposado, $55.79/750ml. whiskey/oak barrel-rested at the distillery for 6-9 months. With aromas of sensual mint, velvety vanilla and a touch of tobacco, FINO Reposado bears a delicate texture and a soft finish.
FINO Añejo, $59.89/750ml. aged at the distillery for 14+ months in a whiskey oak barrel, intensifying the relation of tequila and barrel. Pure melon, luscious vanilla and hints of tobacco interlace to enhance the sweetness provided by the whiskey barrels. Experience the unparalleled natural color with no additional flavoring for an unforgettable feel and the smoothest finish.
New and Returning Products
Barrel + Beam Star Plum Stout, $8.69/375ml-A Wild Stout aged in Rum Barrels and finished on local plums.
Barrel + Beam Starry Eyed, $8.69/375ml-Sour - Fruited
Bells Larry's Last Stout, $4.29/12oz/limited availability-Stout - Imperial / Double Oatmeal
Big Lake Blueberry Ale, $3.19/16oz-This beer is our light low Calorie Ale flavored with real blueberry.
Evil Twin Before, During and After Dinner Blend, $4.39/16oz-Stout - Coffee
Fat Orange Cat Roll Me One, $7.59/16oz-13% imperial stout with unique and robust flavors created by a generous amount of crushed pistachios, marshmallow and a big specialty grain bill.
Fat Orange Cat Walkabout, $6.99/16oz-Sour - Fruited
Hoof Hearted Momma Needs Her Fruit Punch, $5.49/16oz-India Pale Ale w/ Motueka
Hop Butcher Unwind Your Mind, $4.89/16oz- Mosaic, Motueka & El Dorado-hopped Double India Pale Ale.
Japas Nama Biru, $3.59/16oz-Crisp, dry, delicate and extremely refreshing. A delicious combination of Sorachi Ace and Lemondrop hops.
Mad Farmer Mojito Cider, $2.99/12oz
Marz Citrus Party CBD, $4.19/12oz- Marz Elixirs are CBD infused beverages that contain 30mg of organic and certified Non-GMO Hemp grown and processed by Colorado-based Chakra Xtracts. Marz Elixirs are all natural with no artificial flavoring or additives and contains zero calories.
Marz Dream Soda CBD, $4.19/16oz-
Marz Jungle Boogie, $3.79/12oz-
Marz Juniper Fizz CBD, $4.19/12oz-
Marz Life, $3.79/12oz-
Marz Tokyo Drift CBD, $4.39/12oz-
New Holland Dragon's Milk 2022 Reserve #1, $5.19/12oz-This adventure begins with a slumber in rye whiskey barrels, selected to impart a wealth of earthy and spicy notes to this brew. Bold flavors of cinnamon and toasted chilies light the way to a sweet vanilla finish, completing the quest. Raise a glass to victory!
Old Nation Night Farmer, $2.99/16oz-A smooth, relatively strong Porter made with some of our favorite malts from around the world. Our three senior Brewers, Nate Rykse, Joe Kavanagh, and Travis Fritts wanted to make this porter to represent the best malts of each type represented in the porter style. Smooth, deep, complex, and roasty, Night Farmer hits all the notes we love in a Porter.
Revolution Ryeway to Heaven, $9.39/12oz-Bourbon and rye barrels work together in harmony to breathe life into our Ryewine. This unforgettable ale is brewed with over 60% rye, yielding entirely unique malt- and barrel-derived complexities. Enjoy an ample body that suggests sweetness but still finishes smooth and dry.
Rogue Jam Sesh, $2.19/12oz-Most Friday evenings you can hear the Rogue band jamming in the warehouse. We've found that the music sounds a bit better after a few beers, so we created this sessionable ale with that in mind. Brewed using locally-sourced, upcycled bread and fresh strawberry, this beer is on ode to late nights, tasty licks and face-melting solos. Wanna jam?
Shorts IPA Awesome Variety Pack, $17.99/12pk
Topo Chico Tangy lemon, $1.49/16oz-Hard Seltzer
Twelve Percent Tunnel Vision, $$4.09/16oz-New England Style Pale Ale w/ Simcoe & Citra
Untitled Art Pineapple Dragon Soursop, $5.49/16oz-Talk about a super fresh fruity seltzer!! Incredible flavors make this one dangerous. Watch the ABV! Imperial Seltzer brewed with mango, pineapple, pink dragonfruit, and soursop purées, and passionfruit concentrate.
Untitled Art Sweet Sour Georgia Peach, $5.49/16oz-Sour - Fruited
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