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Siciliano's Market News, March 17th, 2023 Edition

Updated: Mar 23, 2023

This week's list of new and returning products follows information about the 2023 Edition of the Siciliano's Home Brew Competition

Preamble By Dan Sipka

Siciliano's Homebrew Competition registration is open! There will be a maximum of 150 entries and this year an individual can enter up to two entries. We will also be using the 2021 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines.

Here are some important dates regarding the comp:

  • Registration is open NOW and ends Sunday, April 9th or until 150 entires are submitted

  • Drop-off dates are between Sunday, March 26th and Sunday April 16th

  • Judging will take place on Saturday, April 22nd

  • Winner will be announced on Saturday, May 6th as we celebrate Big Brew Day at Trail Point

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.

Upcoming Events/Tastings!

  • Iron Fish Tasting- Thursday, March 23rd from 4-6pm

  • Short's Brewing Company Tasting- Friday, March 24th from 4-6 pm

  • Two James Spirits Tasting- Friday, April 7th from 4-7pm

  • Cigar Night at Trail Point Brewing- Thursday, April 18th from 6-9pm

    • Dan will be joined by Andy from Davidoff (Camacho, Avo). There will be multiple great products as deals depending on how many cigars purchased.

    • Products besides cigars include 5-Ct case Humidor, engraved cigar cutter, XXL water jug 1-liter, and an enamel mug set.

    • There will also be a chance to win a NOMAD portable grill and smoker ($650 value)

*Don't forget to stop in the Market today and all weekend to stock up on your Irish needs to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

Featured Wines of the Week

Pillars of Hercules 2020 Red Blend $17.59/750ML- Giant Juiciness and a cherry, dense texture. Pillars is a luscious, full bodied blend for those seeking a big red wine.

Guardians Saperavi Reserve $17.09/750ML-A young juicy style of Saperavi full of life and fruit. Deep red colored with aromas and flavors of fresh red and black fruit and hints of spice.

A nice underpinning of acidity followed by lighter and integrated tannins. Great by itself or with food. Pair with friends, burgers and pizza.

Longevity Cabernet Sauvignon $14.49/750ML-This medium brick, plum colored Cabernet highlights the varietal. Ripe Cabernet shines with intense black-cherry notes in this multi vineyard blend. The palate has a rustic fruit expression favoring dried cherry, cassis and pomegranate notes. The wine finishes with subtle oak notes yielding a light vanilla and cocoa finish. The soft tannins provide a lengthy enjoyable finish.

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

"It's our mission at Siciliano's to sell quality wine at affordable prices

Featured Spirits of the Week

*These are a few bottles that have been very difficult to get on the shelves but we have them all right now in limited supply!

Old Grand Dad 114 Bourbon $31.59/750ml- Deep Amber Color with 57% abv. Nose: This bourbon’s attitude is airy and effervescent even at full strength. Orange rind, burned sugars, honey, southern spearmint, touches of floral (orange blossom, honeysuckle) notes and grain (corn and dry rye). Pour and leave in the glass for a good 3-4 minutes. The initial alcohol blast quickly subsides and you can get to business.Palate: Brief notes of honey, bitter orange, caramel and vanilla yield to warming spices (cinnamon, mint, white pepper). Barrel flavors and a bit of resiny grip lead to the finish.

Garrison Brothers Balmorhea Bourbon Whiskey $52.49/750ml- Texas- Bold but smooth, having been aged four years American white oak barrels, transferred to a second American white oak barrel, and aged for one year. This 2-time US Micro Whisky of the Year and SF Double Gold winner is bourbon candy. 94 pnts SD Int Spirits Challenge.

Yellow Spot Irish Whiskey $136.79/750ml- Aromas of mown hay, cracked black pepper, nutmeg, clove oil and green tea. Sweet honey and peaches from the Malaga casks.

New and Returning Products

Arbor BBA Anthology Nibs and Nuts, $15.39/500ml-Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels and finished with cocoa nibs and toasted coconut.

Arbor Liquid Vinyl Anthology, $15.39/500ml-Liquid Vinyl aged in Kentucky bourbon casks, we blended beers aged a minimum of 7 months and up to 2 years to create this vintage.

Breckenridge Vanilla Porter, $2.09/12oz-Deep in the jungles of Papua New Guinea and Madagascar grows the perfect ingredient for an extraordinary Porter brewed in Colorado. Breckenridge Brewery’s Vanilla Porter. An ale that has all the chocolate and roasted nut flavor of a classic Porter, with an enigmatic surprise thrown in for good measure.

Fair State Smell Test, $4.19/16oz-Smell Test is an IPA built around a brand new hop, Hopsteiner Experimental 17701, and a favorite hop blend of ours, Cryo Pop from YCH. These are some really cutting-edge hop products, and in combination they bring a potent 1-2 punch of pineapple and other tropical fruits. Brewing science is always moving forward, and Smell Test is your window into what the future smells like.

Great Lakes Kickaround, $1.99/12oz-A new IPA to kickaround! Brewed with Calypso, Citra, Azacca, and Strata hops for big citrus flavors, Kickaround Cold IPA is a clean and crisp brewed for warm spring days.

Griffin Claw Mr. Blue Sky Pineapple, $2.79/16oz-Mr. Bluesky American wheat ale brewed with Coriander, Grapefruit Peel, and Pineapple.

Hoppin Frog PB Hazelnut Chocolate Cake, $5.69/12oz

Hoppin Frog Pentuple, $6.19/8oz-This new beer style is a Belgian Pentuple, and it is a two time medal winner (GOLD in 2021, BRONZE in 2019) at the Great American Beer Festival! It's just like a Trippel that's somewhat hoppy, light in color, and has its signature fruity and complex character. But our Pentuple is super-charged for more flavor, and ultimately more enjoyment at 15.1% ABV!!

Hoppin Frog QORIS $6.39/8oz-This super-extreme Quadruple Oatmeal Russian-style Imperial Stout will tantalize, engulf, and quash your taste buds like no other! Q.O.R.I.S. is even more dark and hoppy than D.O.R.I.S. Double Stout, and stronger than T.O.R.I.S. Triple Stout. Dry-hopped and first-wort-hopped with aromatic American hops to create one great and memorable Imperial Stout!

Single Cut Free Form Jazz, $4.89/16oz-A fantastic voyage of sound and taste. Our unique spin on a classic schwarzbier – deep, dark, rich, malty richness improvises into a lusciously enjoyable and easy drinking jam with a heavy coconut and chocolate infusion and a dry finish. Derek wrote this.

Stone Patio Magic, $3.19/12oz-Ever wish you could make a good thing last forever? Extend the golden hour. Experience a neverending sunset. Then again, it wouldn’t be quite as special. Thus, we recommend basking in the glow of this double IPA while you can. Phantasm (a unique brewing ingredient made from New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc grape skins) transforms into tropical and citrusy aromas during fermentation. Plus, there’s actual citrus in the form of sweet orange peel. Add an unprecedented trio of hops – Mosaic, Southern Aroma (from South Africa) and 843 (a Stone-sponsored experimental variety from HBC - Hop Breeding Company) and you’ve got quite the magical moment.

Toppling Goliath Radient Haze, $3.79/16oz-Mellow out as you bask in the Radiant Haze of Citra, Mosaic and Strata hops. Hazy IPA with notes of orange and mango. Brewed in collaboration with Radiant Beer Company.

War Pigs Blinding Light Show, $2.39/12oz-A Luminiferous India Pale Ale brewed with Orange and Lemon Peels. From out of the darkness comes the light. Blinding Light Show IPA wields bold citrus and tropical flavors of illuminating refreshment. All that was hidden shall be revealed.

Wax Wings Cut Em All Down, $3.89/16oz-Starting with our house culture, we fermented this beer cold. Brewed with a blend of traditional noble hops and modern American hops, we get citrus, peach, and juicy floral notes as it finishes.

Wax Wings Double Nazareth, $5.49/16oz-We took our flagship IPA and explored the balance of a larger malt bill with the largest charge of hops we’ve used in a beer. The resulting beer is softer, with more pronounced notes of ripe fruit, mango, orange, and peach. The resin is light and the flavors are more deeply saturated.

Wax Wings Double Projection, $5.49/16oz-Fully saturated with an abundance of mosaic hops, this beer continues our journey to transform and elevate the original recipe.

Wax Wings Lil' Nazareth, $4.29/16oz-A scaled down version of our beloved house IPA. Bold and flavorful while maintaining a light crushability

Wax Wings The Pursuit, $5.49/16oz-Drinks like silk, saturated in ripe citrus, mango and slight passionfruit. The yeast we chose for this particular beer also gives off very subtle notes of vanilla, which rounds everything out.

Descriptions courtesy of Untappd

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