New and returning beer, our wine picks of the week and a reminder of our policies and procedures in effect during the Covid-19 pandemic. Plus two posts from our archives on how to make delicious home-made bread.
By Steve Siciliano
Just a reminder that in an effort to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus while still providing goods and services to our loyal clientele, the following policies and procedures are in effect until further notice:
Business hours will be from 10 am to 6 pm Monday through Sunday.
Customers will not be allowed to enter the store. You may place an order on the phone (616-453-9674 or 616-453-9687) or via email (email@example.com) and we will bring your purchase to your vehicle. Please keep in mind that filling some phone orders may be time consuming. We will take your phone number and we will notify you when the purchase is ready for pickup. Please call us when you arrive. We will ask you to identify your vehicle and if you are purchasing alcohol, we may ask for your ID. We will then run your credit card and place your purchase in your vehicle.
During the time that these policies are in effect we won’t be able to accept bottle returns.
In the meantime, we are in the process of deep cleaning and sanitizing so that when we do open the doors to the public again customers can be confident that they will be entering a germ-free environment.
Finally, over the past few weeks a lot of folks have been asking if we carry bread yeast. We don't stock baking supplies anymore but if you want to make some delicious home-made bread check out these posts from our archives:
NEW WINES OF THE WEEK
Montfaucon les gardettes, France, 2015, $12.79/750 ml bottle - Blend: 30% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 25% Carignan, 15% Syrah. The nose is an explosion of red fruit like cooked strawberries and sour cherries. This is a well-balanced, medium-bodied wine. It has a long mouth with elegant tannin structure; notes of blackberries and spices abound! (Source)
HB Picpoul de Pinet, France, 2018, $13.99/750 ml bottle - This wine consists of 100% Picpoul (or Piquepoul) - a very popular, traditional local variety planted on sun-drenched hillsides called "costières" (coastal region) in the Mediterranean garrigue, near the Etang de Thau - a coastal lagoon situated between the port of Sète and Marseillan. The vines are 15-20 years old. The color is a superb pale yellow with bright hues. The nose is elegant, with aromas of fresh fruit and citrus fruit especially grapefruit. Well-balanced with typical focusing and zesty acidity. (Source)
Les Trois Couronnes Cotes Du Rhone, France 2017, $10.49/750 ml bottle - Les Trois Couronnes comes from vineyards near Tulette, about 15 kilometers from Valreas and about the same distance from Vaison la Romaine in the Southern Rhone. The wines from this vineyard reflect the tradition and charm of its provence. Cotes du Rhone is a classic blend of Grenache and Syrah grapes. The Chateauneuf-du-Pape, the Gigondas, and the Vacqueyras are all single-appelation wines. (Source)
Buy three or more bottles of wine get 10 % off.
"It's our mission at Siciliano's to sell quality wine at affordable prices."
NEW AND RETURNING BEER
New Belgian- Sour IPA/12oz/1.99 - "There’s a point on every kite that’s critical to get right. It’s called the “Bridle Point.” It’s where the tow string connects to the kite. Misplacing that point by one inch can make all the difference when trying to get lift. But when you nail it, that thing soars. That’s what the addition of refreshing acidity from our iconic Wood Cellar does to this hazy IPA. It pushes all those juicy fruity qualities forward and adds a flash of refreshing acidity that truly elevates this hazy IPA to new levels. We’ve been dry-hopping sours for over a decade and just couldn’t resist the opportunity to apply that knowledge to a fruit-forward, hazy IPA. We think you’ll like the result." (Source)
New Belgian- Purist/12oz/1.79 - "The Purist is a whole new idea of what clean beer can be. A light, refreshing, organic beer that tastes as crisp and clean as the ingredients that go into it." (Source)
Perrin- Grapefruit IPA/12oz/2.09 - "Our thirst quenching Grapefruit IPA has become Michigan's warm weather requisite for a balanced and refreshing craft beer. With aromas of citrus & tropical fruits, a delicate grapefruit tartness and a sweet malty backbone ending in a clean finish; this IPA is the first of its kind. Cheers to short sleeves and long days." (Source)
Cigar City- Florida Man/12oz/2.39 - "What better way to pay tribute to our beloved Florida Man than with a big ol’ Double India Pale Ale brewed with a nearly-criminal amount of hops and a moderate bitterness that just about matches Florida Man’s general disposition. This hopped-up whopper of a beer is big in character and guaranteed to sear itself into your memory, just like “the world’s worst superhero,” Florida Man." (Source)
Founders-4 Giants/12oz/2.89 - "We’ve made a lot of imperial IPAs over the years and, in turn, have had a lot of arguments over which one is the absolute best. So, to settle this once and for all, our brewers mashed up four of our favorite recipes into the ultimate imperial IPA. 4 Giants boasts aggressive bitterness balanced by a malty, sweet backbone while huge aromatics come courtesy of the seven American hop varieties." (Source)
Blackrocks-Bock/12oz/2.19 - "The Bock is a satisfying, full bodied lager brewed with 100% German malt. This beer drinks with a rich malty body, flavors or caramel, dark fruits and some roast all balanced out with a touch of spicy hops." (Source)
Witch's Hat-Three Kord/12oz/2.09 - Kölsch
Bell's-Salut au Monde/12oz/2.29 - "The sixth of 7 beers celebrating a literary classic, and one of our favorites, Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman. This is our take on a German-style Kellerbier. Rustic grains, including pilsen malt and maize, offer classic bready notes and a light haze. Herbal, noble hops and tangy rye malt add a light spiciness." (Source)
Sierra Nevada-Wild Little Thing/12oz/1.99 - "This slightly sour Wild Little Thing has just the right smack of tartness for serious refreshment, while guava, hibiscus and strawberry lend fruity-sweet depth and a bright pop of color." (Source)
The Mitten-Peanuts and Crackerjack/12oz/2.99 - "Robust porter made with real roasted peanuts and peanut butter from Germack Pistachio Company." (Source)
Trail Point-Perk ya Later/12oz/2.39 - Blonde Coffee Cream Ale
Trail Point-Cipa Potamus/12oz/2.89 - "CIPApotamus (sip-uh-pot-uh-muss) is a triple dry hopped Citra IPA with a humongous citrusy, peachy nose. Balanced with a hippo-sized grain bill, this creation is a favorite of hop heads and beer connoisseurs alike! Quench your thirst with a sippa’ CIPA!" (Source)
Big Lake-In This Together/16oz/4.39 - No commercial description
Lagunita-Waldo's/12oz/2.29/ Limit 2 per-person - "The dankest and hoppiest beer ever brewed at Lagunitas with the help of the Waldos in honor of the origins of 420." (Source)
Southern Tier-Mango Crush/12oz/1.89 - "Mango Crush is the perfect choice for those who want flavor that reflects the fun of the summer season. Brewed with the perfect balance of mango puree and rich milk sugar, this gose-style ale provides a refreshingly smooth drinking experience." (Source)
Southern Tier-Vanilla Whip/16oz/4.09 - "Barley, oats, and milk sugar boil and twirl together with fruity, tropical hops only to mingle and cool with - of course- more hops. The mixture is then conditioned and finished with vanilla. Enjoy a bursting aroma, a creamy mouthfeel and a rich flavor of citrus, tropical and stone fruit with vanilla." (Source)