This week's list of new and returning products follows information about the upcoming Big Brew Day at Trail Point Brewing
Preamble by Steve Siciliano
If you enjoy hand-crafted beer, if you like hanging out with fun-loving people and if you won’t be too busy on May 7 celebrating National Paste Up Day or National Roast Leg of Lamb Day, we invite you to join a gathering of passionate home brewers at Trail Point Brewing in Allendale, Michigan in a country-wide observance of National Homebrew Day.
In 1988 the United States Congress decreed that the hobby of home brewing be added to the list of National Days and in that same year the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) created The Big Brew Day as a way for home brewers to gather together and celebrate the national recognition of their hobby. AHA Big Brews are held each year at hundreds of venues around the country on the first Saturday in May.
Siciliano’s Market began sponsoring Big Brews in 2012 and the annual events have since become some of West Michigan’s most popular public home brewing celebrations. This year twenty-six teams of dedicated home brewers will be brewing batches of Beer City Pale Ale in Trail Point's back parking lot. Samples of hand-crafted, home brewed beer will be available to those of legal drinking age and at 1 p.m. the gathering will join in a simultaneous, country-wide toast to this life enriching hobby. The Best of Show winner for the 2022 Siciliano's Homebrew Competition will be announced at the event.
Speaking of the competition, online registration for entries will be accepted from Sunday, March 20 through Sunday, April 10 or until 100 entries are submitted, whichever occurs first. Go here for rules and regulations.
The Big Brew at Trail Point is free of charge and open to the public.
Featured Wines of the Week
Puerto Viejo Special Reserve Red Blend, $9.99 Our Red Blend shows intense notes of red fruits such as cherry and cranberries. The palate has great body and flavors of red and black fruits, silky tannins and a long mouth feel.Cortenova Pinot Grigio $9.99 Brilliant straw color with emerald reflections. Fresh and floral bouquet with a hint of pears, apricots and bananas. Fresh and inviting with bright fruit and an easy drinking style with a pleasing hint of almonds in the aftertaste. https://www.kysela.com/wine/cortenova-pinot-grigio.htmlPaul Dolan Organic Sauvignon Blanc $19.39 This full-bodied wine offers fig and cantaloupe flavors on a rich, mouthfilling texture that is nevertheless backed up by good acidity. It's an attractive, subtly complex wine. https://www.winemag.com/buying-guide/paul-dolan-2020-organic-grapes-sauvignon-blanc-mendocino-county/
Cortenova Pinot Grigio $9.99 Brilliant straw color with emerald reflections. Fresh and floral bouquet with a hint of pears, apricots and bananas. Fresh and inviting with bright fruit and an easy drinking style with a pleasing hint of almonds in the aftertaste. https://www.kysela.com/wine/cortenova-pinot-grigio.html
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Featured Spirits of the Week
Gull Lake Bourbon Whiskey, $60 A blend of local corn, malted barley, wheat and rye from Brody Brook Farms and Emergent Malting, aged no less than 6 months in new Toasted and Charred American White Oak barrels from Croze Nest Cooperage in Grand Rapids, Michigan. www.gldistilling.com
Bier Brillari Amaro, $26.29 Brillari is an Italian style herbal liqueur that is commonly drunk after a meal. Brillari has a bitter-sweet flavor, produced by vapor distillation of herbs, roots, flowers, bark, and citrus. Recipe: Pour one ounce of Brillari into a wine glass. Add four ounces of sparkling wine. Garnish with an orange slice. http://bierdistillery.com/drink-list
Bier Rye Whiskey, 47.39 This polished rye whiskey is made from 100% rye distilled for maximum character giving it an unmistakably bold flavor. It has spent over a year in new American white oak barrels. What a difference time makes! Once sparkling clear, the spirit has now gained a deep brown with a ruby red hue. There is a new depth with notes of vanilla and caramelized aromas and flavors. Plead for more! http://bierdistillery.com/drink-list
New and Returning Products
Adesanya 12:50 Press Return, $7.59/12oz-Strawberry watermelon mead made w/ wildflower honey.
Adesanya Beauty in Chaos, $27.19/375ml-Black Currants & Vanilla.
Adesanya Cherry Impaler, $27.19/375ml-Chocolate Covered Cherry themed Braggot in collaboration with TwoGuys Brewing.
Adesanya Cognac Oaked Cyser and Doughnuts, $30.39/375ml-A barrel aged variant of the one and only Cyser & Doughnuts!
Adesanya Cyser and Doughnuts, $27.19/375ml-Michigan Wildflower Honey, Michigan Maple Syrup and local Michigan fresh pressed cider rounds out this tasty doughnut flavored treat.
Adesanya Kinetic Frame, $7.59/12oz-Tangerine, Kiwi & Mango mead made w/ wildflower honey.
Adesanya Peach Vanilla Old School Breakfast, $30.39/375ml-Wildflower Honey, Michigan Maple Syrup, Peaches and Vanilla.
Adesanya Shiftless When Idle, $7.59/12oz-Passion Fruit & Vanilla mead made w/ wildflower honey.
Adesanya Thank You For Your Service, $7.59/12oz-Raspberry, Marshmallow, Blueberry, Vanilla draft mead made w/ wildflower honey, produced in tribute to all our Veterans and in collaboration with both Mosier Family Apiary and the Farmer Veteran Coalition.
Against the Grain Bo & Luke, $8.69/16oz-Imperial Smoked Stout, recipe inspired by constituent ingredients of Bourbon, then aged in Kentucky Bourbon barrels.
Against the Grain Citra Ass Down, $3.79/16oz-This is a very hop forward American style IPA. Brewed with Pale, Vienna, Munich and wheat malt for a solid base for all American hops, focusing mainly on the variety “Citra.”
Against the Grain Loo-a-vuh, $2.99/16oz-Inspired by our hometown hero, Loo-a-vhul Pale is hazy and bursting with tropical aroma. Generous dry hopping lends notes of peach, strawberry, mango flavors. This hazy, crazy pale ale was made with Loo-a-vuhl love for the decadent and depraved Loo-a-villians, but you can have some too!
Alaskan Pilsner, $1.99/12oz
Arbor Tropi-Tango, $2.59/12oz-Brewed with the same hop blend as our favorite Buzzsaw recipe and amped up with heavy additions of pineapple, tangerine and orange!
Ascension Kintsugi IPA, $3.79/16oz
Big Lake Raspberry lime Gose, $3.29/16oz
Boulevar Rye on Rye, $4.59/12oz-This brawny, tawny ale is a savory celebration of spicy rye malt and rye whiskey, compliments of extended aging in freshly-emptied Templeton Rye barrels. Rye on Rye pours a deep amber and evokes notes of charred oak and vanilla, with a finish that is delightfully boozy and sweet!
Boulevard Tropic Slam, $1.99/12oz-This bright, tangy beer delivers an exhilarating punch of juicy tiki vibes. Guava, pineapple, and orange combine to create an island escape, a harmony of fruit flavors with a thirst-quenching tartness to quell even the Fieriest tropical volcano.
Brew Detroit/Loaded Dice Slow Play, $2.79/16oz-Kölsch
Crafted Meadery BFF, $10.89/500ml-It is said that once, long before the birds and the bees, there was the Banana and the Bee. The rowdy Banana came from the wrong side of the tracks, so it was instantly a scandalous relationship. Things were hot for a while, practically a flambé. Their love didn’t last long, though, as it was steeped in good times and a heavy dose of a certain Caribbean libation. After the flames settled settled they decided it would be best to stay BFF’s.
Crafted Meadery Caffee Ameadicano, $10.89/500ml-How do you take your Ameadicano? One shot of honey or two? It may be a shot in the dark but we believe the best part of waking up is a nice balanced mead in your cup. Because as Johann Sebastian Bach once famously said, “Without my morning Caffè Ameadicano I’m just like a dried up piece of roast goat.”
Crafted Meadery Dragon Heart, $8.69/500ml-The Dragon Heart flowed with the fury of apple cider and the sweetness of wildflower honey. Mixing and mingling with tart cherry and raspberry, the unseen force it possessed could shift the balance of power for millennia. For good or evil may rule the day but only one may rule the Dragon Heart.
Crafted Meadery Strawberry Honey Badgerita, $10.89/500ml-This margarita-inspired libation is our classic Honey Badgerita but with a balanced dose of strawberry!
Crafted Meadery Upside Down Cake, $35.69/500ml-The Pineapple Monster is spreading it’s tendrils under our very feet. Living, breathing…a cake connecting our reality to an alternate plane. With the smell of scorched pineapple in the air, the storm is approaching. Silhouetted by electrical flashes of red maraschino cherry it is ready to cross the gate into our dimension…
Drie Fonteinen Golden Doesjel, $21.99/375ml-Blend of 1-, 2- 3- and 4-year old lambic - 4-year old component at least 25% of the belend -, all fermented and lagered in oak barrels and vessels. With Doesjel, the wild fermentation of the young lambic did not continue throughout the bottle conditioning as the yeast "dozed in" ("ingedoesjeld"). This beer has no head, just like lambic so please don't panic.
Drie Fonteinen Schaarbeekse Kriek, $69.99/750ml-3 Fonteinen Schaarbeekse Kriek is the result of macerating local hand-picked Schaarbeekse cherries on young traditional lambic for at least one year, in a proportion of one kilo of sour cherries per liter of lambic. The cherry lambic is then blended with young lambic and bottles, after which our famous Schaarbeekse Kriek matures for another year at least in the bottle. Refined and with evolution in the glass. Natural fruit, no juice, syrup or sugars added. Unfiltered and unpasteurised.
Fair State Luxery of Restraint, $4.19/16oz-IPA - American
Fat Orange Cat Baby Leprechauns, $4.89/16oz-IPA - Session
Goller Dunkle, $5.49/16.9oz-This dark mahogany lager is made in the traditional Bavarian style with malt forwardness and low bitterness. Dark but translucent, this full bodied beer pours with a thick and creamy, off-white head. No Göller beer has won more awards than the Dunkel. The earliest Dunkel was first brewed by the Benedictine monks who established the settlement of Munich in the middle of the 12th century. The Reinheitgebot (Purity Laws) caused the style to develop to what it is today: clean and smooth.
Goller Helles, $5.49/16.9oz-Lager - Helles
Goller Pilsner, $5.49/16.9oz
Grand Armory BBA Night Ryder, $5.19/12oz-Our BBA Night Ryder Stout base aged on rum barrel chips and cocoa nibs! Rumball has huge notes of chocolate with a rum raisin finish!
Hubbards Cave French Toast, $9.29/16oz-Imperial Stout fermented with cinnamon, maple syrup, vanilla and lactose.
Hubbards Cave Vanilla Every Day, $9.29/16oz
Kentucky Tangerine Creme, $2.59/12oz
Left Hand Nitro Peanut Butter Stout, $2.79/12oz-Super smooth peanut buttery bliss with notes of milk chocolate.
Lo Rez Cherry Shortcut, $3.99/16oz-The base beer, Shortcut, is a kettle soured version of a traditional German wheat beer - touch of citrus, tart, and funk makes for an effervescent easy drinker. This version is balanced with a low-to-medium cherry flavor from fresh puree.
Middle Coast Black is Beautiful, $3.49/16oz-Big bodied and full flavored stout with rich flavors of macadamia and pecan. 100% of the proceeds of this beer is donated to support social justice in Michigan.
Mikerphone Just Like Honey, $5.19/16oz-Double Dry-Hopped Double IPA w/ Meadowfoam Honey & Mosaic and Lotus Hops (Mile's 6th Birthday Beer)
Mikerphone She's So Divine, $4.89/16oz-West Coast-Style IPA (2022 International Women's Day Brew)
Olso Nordic Pilsner, $3.59/16oz-This is our fresh take on the quintessential Norwegian pilsner. The result is a crisp lager with a smooth balance of floral hops, aromatic malts and a clean finish. This is the taste of Oslo.
Olso Oslove, $4.19/16oz-Blonde Ale
Rhinegeist Lemmy Nade, $1.99/12oz-Nice Lemon-lime hard craft beverage with a zesty nose with a refreshing and smooth, clean finish.
Rhinegeist Sunspun, $1.99/12oz-A light bodied golden ale brightened with a hint of bright orange and grapefruit—Sunspun Shandy delivers a refreshing ray of sunshine. Available seasonally in cans and on draft.
Saugatuck Blueberry Lemon Shandy, $2.09/12oz
Saugatuck Interplanetary Lager, $2.09/12oz-A clean finish punctuates a tarantella of Cosmic and Galaxy hops, nobly duelling over the love of a malty damsel.
Shorts Soft Parade Shandy, $1.69/12oz-Soft Parade Shandy is a blend of Short’s flagship Fruit Rye Ale, Soft Parade, and Northwoods Soda & Syrup Co. Gourmet Lemonade. This beer is raspberry in color and smells like fresh berry lemonade. Soft Parade‘s signature berry flavor is enhanced by the addition of citrus. Soft Parade Shandy finishes with the faint taste of fruit candy. It is light in body and very refreshing.”
Surly Permanent Echo, $1.99/12oz-Like sound waves bouncing back to your ears, Permanent Echo’s aggressive hop flavor resonates and reverberates. Brewed with Strata, Cascade, and Mosaic hops for a citrusy, fruit-forward flavor that’s impossible to isolate, this beer leaves your head ringing.
Waypost ESB, $3.89/16oz-Made with 100% Sugar Creek Malt
Weyerbacher Sunday Morning Stout, $6.29/12oz-Sunday Morning Stout is an American Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels with locally roasted coffee from our friends at Fieldstone Coffee Roasters. The aromas of roasted coffee and bourbon awaken your senses while their flavors blend with hints of chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, and caramel.
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