Siciliano's Market News, January 13, 2022 Edition

Updated: Mar 11

This week's list of new and returning products follows information about the 2022 Edition of the Siciliano's Home Brew Competition

The prestigious Siciliano's Cup

Preamble by Steve Siciliano


We are pleased to announce that judging for the 2022 edition of the Siciliano's Homebrew Competition will be held this year on Saturday, April 23. The winner of Best of Show (BOS) for this year's comp will have the opportunity to brew his or her winning recipe at a local brewery, will receive a $250.00 gift card to Siciliano’s Market and, per tradition, will have his or her name engraved on the prestigious Siciliano’s Cup. See below for contest rules and regulations for the 2022 edition of the Siciliano’s Homebrew Competition. Good luck, everyone!

  • Every home brewer is allowed one (1) beer entry. All entries must be brewed by the registrant on a home brewing system. Please do not submit entries under the names of significant others, insignificant others, siblings, offspring, distant relatives, estranged roommates, pets, fictional characters, imaginary friends or anyone else.

  • Beers are submitted according to the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines. Ciders and meads are excluded from this competition. If you are unsure of which is the correct style for your beer, contact us and we will help.

  • Entries require three (3) plain, unlabeled/unmarked 12-ounce amber bottles. Please, no cans, no clear bottles or bottles of any other size.

  • We are again using Reggiebeer as our competition website. Go here to enter your beer and print bottle labels.

  • The entry fee is $15.00.

  • The total number of contest entries will be capped at 100. Do not delay in submitting your entry. Once the cap is reached no additional entries will be accepted.

  • Online registration for entries will be accepted from Sunday, March 20 through Sunday, April 10 or until 100 entries are submitted, whichever occurs first.

  • Entries must be received by Sunday, April 10, 2022. Entries will not be accepted after that date. If mailing an entry, please include paperwork and submission fee. Ship in a well-packed box to: Siciliano’s Market // 2840 Lake Michigan Dr. NW // Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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 another, with the exception of the Best of Show rounds. Entries that receive scores falling within designated point totals will be awarded medals. A reminder too that we are looking for judges and stewards to help us evaluate all that homebrew. Judging will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at the Siciliano's Judging Venue, 17 Seward NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504. Registration for judges and stewards is now open. Please visit this page for sign-up information.


Featured Wines of the Week


Chateau Camplong, Grand Reserve, 2020, France, $12.49/750ml- Château Camplong Grande Reserve is a medium-plus-bodied Syrah blend with cedar spice, ripe blackberry and fine herb aromas on the nose. Look for ripe blackberry, dark fruit, plum, chocolate, wild herb flavours on the palate balanced with lively acidity for food and chalky fine tannins. The Syrah grapes for this vintage were sourced from a mix of limestone, marl and sandstone soils in the Corbières. This wine region is also exposed to the cold, dry Mistral winds from the north and warm, humid southeast inflows from the Mediterranean. Enjoy with garlic and rosemary lamb chops from the grill.

Babich, Select Blocks, Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand, $17.99/750ml- Floral aromas and white spices with apples, gooseberries and lemongrass. Sweet, clean and well fruited entry with apples and rock melon taking the lead. A touch of snow pea and garden herbs on the mid-palate with lingering notes of nectarine and lime. Good breadth and persistence.


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


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Featured Spirits of the Week


Seedlip, Distilled Non Alcoholic Spirits, England, $39.69/700ml-

Grove 42: A sophisticated, bright, citrus blend of Mediterranean Orange, Lemon Peel, Lemongrass and Ginger with a dry finish.

Spice 94: A warm, aromatic blend of Allspice & Cardamom with fresh citrus top notes to balance the long bitter finish.

Garden 108: A fresh, herbal blend of Peas & traditional garden herbs including Rosemary, Thyme & Spearmint.


New and Returning Products


Mikkeller Limbo Yuzu N/A, $3.29/12oz-Non-Alcoholic Beer. Flemish Primitive ale brewed with tons of Yuzu for a light, fruity & tart palate!

Untitled Art Mexican Chocolate Stout, $5.49/12oz-Stout brewed with natural flavors

Untitled Chocolate Coconut Candy Stout, $5.19/12oz-Pastry stout with coconut. 8.0% ABV

Shilling Augustin, $3.59/16oz-Translating to "half dark", this specialty lager is malt forward with notes of toffee & brittle, and subtle hints of fruit resulting from Czech lager yeast. Brewed with all Czech sourced ingredients, hopped with Saaz & Harmonie.

Untitled Art/Collective Rt Blueberry Maple Sour, $5.19/16oz

Mikkeller Hop Opera, $5.69/16oz-DIPA brewed with Cascade, Simcoe & Mosaic hops. The aroma is bursting with fresh tropical fruit, which is backed up with the addition of rye malt, to make this complex & ever so enjoyable beer, really sing...

Mikkeller Weird Weather N/A, $3.79/12oz-

Mikkeller Lost in Thought, $4.69/12oz-West Coast IPA w/ Mosaic, Amarillo, & Columbus Hops.

Evil Twin Little B, $6.29/16oz-Porter - Imperial / Double

Hoof Hearted I Wanna Be A Cowboy Too, $5.49/16oz-Double dry hopped sour india pale ale with vanilla and milk sugar.

Mast Landing Enga Ikizere, $3.79/16oz-Enga Ikizere - meaning "brewing hope" in Kinyarwanda - is an encapsulation of our growing partnership with Rwanda Bean Coffee. Their dedication to delicious coffee and building community is an inspiration to us. The recipe features their Ikizere roast coffee, added on to a complex and roasty brown ale dreamt up by our brewers after a visit to the Rwanda Bean roastery.

Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale, $1.79/12oz-The quintessential Northwest pale ale. Cascade hops and more Cascade hops give this tawny colored ale delicious hop-forward aroma and flavor. Pale malt allows the hops to linger, not overpower.

Petoskey Wanderlust, $2.49/12oz-Enhance your travel spirit with unique hops from USA, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand in this mouth-watering tropical and citrus IPA!

Bells Hopslam, $3.29/12oz-A biting, bitter, tongue bruiser of an ale. With a name like Hopslam, what did you expect?

Brewdog Mixed AF 12pk, $17.99/12pk

Darkhorse BA Hot Chocolate Plead the 5th, $3.89/12oz-Stout - Imperial / Double

Darkhorse BA Plead the 5th, $3.89/12oz-This beer is a big and full bodied Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels with lots of roasted malts, but very balanced with heavy hops. Brewed with a top secret root, this beer has an amazingly complex flavor that you must wait for.

Griffen Claw Juicy Juicy, $2.79/16oz-New England IPA brewed and super duper dry hopped with Citra, Mosaic, and El Dorado. This combo gives the juiciest of juice flavors and aroma that we ar elooking for in a juicy juicy hazy hazy beer.

Saugatuck Double Dipped Banana Split, $5.29/12oz-Stout - Milk / Sweet

Sierra Nevada Little Things Variety pack, $19.99/12pk

Big Lake Blueberry POM Haze, $3.39/16oz-A juicy hazy IPA made with loads of citra and mosaic hops, and brewed with real blueberry and pomegranate.

Great Lakes Conway Irish Ale, $1.99/12oz-A pint for Pa Conway! Our co-owners’ grandfather and policeman who’d likely uphold that an Irish Ale with full-bodied caramel malt flavors is just the ticket.

North Peak Scout, $2.09/12oz-IPA - New England / Hazy

Three Floyds BA Behemoth, $6.49/12oz-Our American-style Barleywine gets the barrel treatment, as we age it in bourbon barrels for over a year. From here the intense hop character gets rounded out and complemented with natural vanilla, coconut and bourbon notes extracted from the barrel aging process.

Three Floyds The 50 Million Dollar Man, $4.69/16oz-After diligently battling evil on behalf of The Order of The Black Phoenix, our hero Michael San Antonio has returned after a harrowing journey in need of an upgrade to his robotic body parts. Previously hailed as the 25 Million Dollar Man, San Antonio's upgrade has made him an even more formidable foe to evildoers. Juicy, bright tropical fruit amidst a cloud of haze is his new calling card, coupled with a 9% ABV - BEHOLD, THE 50 MILLION DOLLAR MAN!


Descriptions courtesy of Untappd