Siciliano's Market News, July 22 Edition

This week's list of new and returning products follows a few words about hummingbirds



Preamble by Steve Siciliano


While I’m in no way, shape or form a birder I get a kick out of casually watching birds. But unlike folks who tromp through woods and fields with expensive cameras and high powered binoculars I do most of my backyard bird watching from the comfort of a deck.


At home it’s mostly the colorful cardinals and chickadees that provide the cheap outdoor entertainment. Occasionally one of the Cooper hawks that are keeping the chipmunk population in check will make an appearance. Up at the cottage we have tons of woodpeckers, a few resident loons, a pair of eagles and of course the ubiquitous honking geese and quacking ducks. Just lately we’ve been treated to numerous sightings of diminutive hummingbirds gathering nectar from the recently red blooming crocosmia.


I think hummingbirds are just flat out cool. While there’s something exhilarating about spotting an eagle with its six-foot wing span soaring high above the lake, in my book watching and listening to a three-inch bird beating its wings 80 times a second as it's flitting from bloom to bloom is just as exhilarating and just as enjoyable.


Featured Wines of the Week



Barossa Valley Estate, GSM, 2016, Australia, $13.49/750ml- Fragrant violet with a burst of red berry fruits lingering softly on a velvety texture. (Source)

Les Dauphins, Organic Cotes du Rhone, 2018, France, $18.29/750ml- This outstanding red is a classic blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre, this vibrant young red delivers a sumptuous hit of ripe red fruit, accompanied by just a hint of cinnamon spice and soft, smooth tannins. It’s incredibly good value for money and is particularly good when accompanying a juicy steak or grilled meats. Certified Organic (Source)


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Featured Spirits of the Week


Watershed Distillery, Bottled in Bond Straight Bourbon, Ohio, $52.59/750ml- Bottled In Bond is a rare and recognized mark of quality and transparency. Watershed Bottled In Bond Bourbon is made in a single season right here at Watershed Distillery, then aged in our bonded warehouse. Aged four years and bottled at 100 proof, the result is a pure and flavorful bourbon. Aromas of red apple, toasted oak, flavors of caramel, chicory and dark cherry with a engthy, smooth finish filled with notes of spice. (Source)

Jefferson's, Straight Rye Cognac Finish, Kentucky, $73.69/750ml- Jefferson’s Straight Rye Whiskey Finished in Cognac Casks marries the spice of American Rye with the refinement of cognac. Double barreled for at least 9 months and up to 19 months, it exemplifies Jefferson’s renowned and innovative maturation techniques. The Cognac finish adds complexity and depth to the typical one dimensional character of the spice of rye whiskey. The typical dryness on the finish is replaced with a thick mouth feel and honey and orange. A true sipping rye whiskey. (Source)


New and Returning Products


21st Amendment 21st Anniversary, $2.79/12oz-When Shaun and Nico met in brewing school. They were a couple of self described beer geeks and West Coast IPA was the hottest style around. The two formed the vision for their 21st Amendment Brewery. Opening in San Francisco in 2000. As we turn 21, we celebrate our brewing roots with this West Coast IPA. Bringing it forward with modern take using an abundance of few New World hops plus a dash of heart. Soul and history. Our 21st Anniversary IPA drinks like the dreams of a pair of beer geeks. (Source)

21st Amendment Tropical Brew Free, $1.99/12oz-Brew Free! or Die Tropical IPA takes you on a vacation in the can and pint glass. Part of our Brew Free! line-up of IPAs, our tropical version is a bit lighter in color and lower in bitterness with tropical forward hops and a splash of tropical flavor. Refreshing and approachable. (Source)

2nd Shift Getchyasum, $2.19/12oz-Blonde Ale

2nd Shift Grisette, $7.59/375ml-We collaborated with our friends in New Mexico in February of this year, and the lovely beer to come from this friendship is our first Grisette! Aged in neutral wine barrels, this lovely little beer is tart, soft & fruity and clocks in at a lovely 3.7% ABV (Source)

2nd Shift Sam Squatch, $3.59/16oz-IPA - American

2nd Shift Technical Ecstasy, $2.79/16oz-Brewed with Bohemian Pils malt and Saaz hops Technical Ecstasy pours a stunning hazy straw color with an enormous dense white head, the hallmark of a fresh Pilsner. The hops’ floral, slightly spicy aroma immediately lures you in. The medium-bodied mouth feel produces a soft, crackery maltiness immediately followed by spicy, slightly grassy notes. Blah blah, drink it. (Source)

Aslin Baby Shark, $3.79/16oz-Citra Dry-hopped IPA

Aslin El Frutero, $4.69/16oz-Sour - Fruited

Aslin Much Ado, $3.29/16oz-Much Ado is a traditional Helles Lager brewed to traditional German standards. This pale lager is triple decocted and hopped with noble hops, which gives this beer a clean, light but malty backbone, bright golden hue, and the yeast provides a nice balance to the noble hop character. Fresh baked biscuits, subtly floral and herbal hops with restrained bitterness help keep the balance malty but not sweet, which helps make this beer a refreshing, everyday drink. This beer was naturally carbonated and lagered for weeks, lending to a soft, creamy, clean, and bright finished product. (Source)

Aslin Neutrino, $4.69/16oz-Neutrino is an India Pale Ale Double Dry Hopped with Galaxy. This beer has YUGE notes of pineapple, peach, mango, & pine. (Source)

Aslin Power Moves, $3.79/16oz-Power Move is a low ABV juice bomb! This is an India Pale Ale with Chinook, Simcoe, Citra, & Mosaic. Dank, easy drinking, & just what you need to enjoy some warm weather! (Source)

Aslin Xergiok, $4.69/16oz-Double IPA with all SABRO hops. Sabro is a newer hop, growing in popularity due to its intense citrus flavors, heavy stone fruit presences and massive coconut flavor contributions. At 9.4% this DIPA is too smooth to pass up! (Source)

Barrel + Beam Beau Blue, $8.69/375ml-French sourced and French oak-aged wild ale finished on Blueberries. (Source)

Barrel + Beam Heritage, $4.39/16oz-Dry hopped, barrel-aged Brett saison with Michigan, French and Belgian sourced ingredients. Can Conditioned! (Source)

Barrel + Beam Peachy Kriek, $8.69/375ml-Fancy barrel blend finished with MI Peaches and Cherries. (Source)

Barrel + Beam Precocious, $7.59/375ml-Sour - Fruited

Barrel + Beam Pret, $4.39/16oz-Barrel-aged, dry hopped, Michigan sourced Grisette. (Source)

Barrel + Beam Sahti, $6.59/375ml-Michigan sourced ale with Rye and Juniper Boughs (Source)

Barrel + Beam Terroir, $4.39/16oz-A single malt and single hop Michigan sourced saison (Source)

Boulevard Majot Volta, $2.49/12oz-From the deepest recesses of space, she came. Though it was foretold that one day an imperial IPA would arrive with insurmountable cosmic hop power, our palates were little prepared. Behold, as the balance of light (juicy fruit) and dark (dank and resinous) interplay, creating a nebula of flavor and aroma, heretofore unknown in our galaxy.

Expect layers of tropical fruit on the nose that make way for fresh-cut grass and pine. (Source)

Dark Horse Rain in Blood, $2.19/12oz-Our tribute to the late Jeff Hanneman and the greatest band of all time, Slayer. This pale ale is brewed with fresh blood oranges and blood orange juice that is hand squeezed at the brewery. It should be enjoyed fresh and paired with delicious heavy metal. SLAYER! (Source)

Eastern Market Margarita Gose, $4.39/16oz-Brewed with lemons, limes, oranges, and pink Himalayan sea salt, this gose goes perfectly with tacos and relaxing at the market after a hard day’s shopping. (Source)

Eastern Market Market Day, $3.49/16oz-Session NEIPA featuring refreshing hop notes of sweet, pithy orange and fresh, bready malt. Built for all-season stalwarts of Eastern Market, this hoppy IPA is built for quality and quantity. (Source)

Eastern Market Passion Fruit Gose, $4.39/16oz-This gose-style sour ale is brewed with passionfruit for a burst of bright, fresh flavor. Sweet with a tart tang, this brew will be your new favorite sipper. (Source)

Eastern Market Pineapple Market Day, $4.39/16oz-A new, tropical twist on the classic. Now with fresh, juicy pineapple, this session NEIPA is built for all-season stalwarts of Eastern Market. A hoppy IPA brewed for quality and quantity. (Source)

Eastern Market Primavera Pils, $4.39/16oz

Eastern Market Wunderboi, $3.49/16oz-Stein-worthy ale / lager hybrid featuring a tenacious balance of fruity yeast esters, bready pilsner malt, and German noble hops. (Source)

Fernadale Project Patio Zone, $4.39/16oz-pale ale double dry hopped with citra, vic secret and sabro (Source)

Fernadale Project Strawberry Lemonde Marmalade, $6.09/16oz-heavily fruited sour rested on strawberry and lemon (Source)

Ferndale Project Summer Station, $6.09/16oz-new england double ipa double dry hopped with motueka, el dorado and finished with milk sugar (Source)

Lord Hobo Aloha From New England, $4.59/16oz-Coconut milkshake IPA

Lord Hobo Blackberry Sport Mode, $4.59/16oz-IPA - Milkshake

Lord Hobo Strawberry Lemonade Sour, $3.59/16oz

Ommegang Super Kriek, $10.29/16oz-A blend of Belgian Kriek Ale and American Wild Ale

An unlikely alliance of freshness and funk, this Blenderie Ommegang release combines pure Belgian kriek with barrel-aged American wild ale. Bright cherries, assertive sourness, oaky tannins and barnyard notes make Super Kriek a deeply layered, richly complex, and distinctive beer. (Source)

Sweetwater 420 Strain G13, $1.79/12oz-This aromatic super-hybrid sticky IPA is first and foremost a phenomenally delicious and drinkable beer, with the added bonus of an olfactory experience that mimics that of the legendary G13 cannabis strain. The IPA base brew has a great body, good head and nice amount of haze at a pleasurable 6% ABV. To work with the malt bill, the brewers added some of their dankest hops, Columbus and Simcoe, plus two dry hop additions. To achieve the aroma, our brewers found the perfect botanically-sourced, strain specific terpenes and married them with proprietary natural hemp-type flavor, both perfectly complementing the hops in the IPA. (Source)

Sweetwater 420, $1.79/12oz

Sweetwater H.A.Z.Y., $1.79/12oz-We endowed this straight up juice bomb with a double dry hop of Mosaic, Citra, El Dorado and Azacca for a blast of mango, stone fruit, lime and pine. It’s not a mirage, but a tasty refreshing oasis in your pursuit of haziness. (Source)

Sweetwater Imperial 420, $1.99/12oz-A craft classic deserves imperial treatment. A fresh take on ingedients from the original 420, this bold, flavor-packed new brother features a fresh combo of hops for added intensity and complexity, creating flavors and aromas of mango, peach, pineapple, citrus, and pine. The result is a well-balanced Imperial IPA thats a super tasty, higher abv brew. (Source)