This week's list of new and returning products follows a few words about the 2021 Siciliano's Homebrew Competition
Preamble by Steve Siciliano
I am pleased to announce that a Best Bitter brewed by Andrew Brouwers was awarded Best of Show in the 2021 Siciliano's Homebrew Competition.
As the BOS winner Andrew receives a $500.00 gift card card from Siciliano's Market, will have the opportunity to brew his award winning recipe at Big Lake Brewing and last, but certainly not least, gets his name engraved on the prestigious Siciliano's Cup.
Out of the 87 beers entered in this year's competition a total of 75 were awarded medals with the breakdown as follows:
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 other, with the exception of the Best of Show rounds. Entries that received scores falling within designated point totals were awarded medals.
Thanks to all who entered and special thanks to the judges and stewards who volunteered their time and helped make the competition a success.
Featured Wine of the Week
Villa Floriano, Pinot Grigio, Italy, $9.99/750ml- This pinot grigio has a straw yellow color with green shades. With a fresh and light body, precise and clean. It has a rich scent of exotic ripe fruits and floral aromas. Perfect as an aperitif and pairs well with white meats, salads, and fresh cheeses.
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Featured Spirits of the Week
Watershed, Barrel Strength 6yr bourbon, Ohio, $94.69/750ml- Our most mature spirit yet, this six year bourbon is bottled at barrel strength and finished in barrels that previously housed our apple brandy, giving it complex character and imparting warm spice notes and balanced fruitiness on the palate. Released at our bottle shop on September 19, this bourbon sold out in under 3 hours before making its way, in small quantities, to select liquor stores.
Transcontinental Rum line, Jamaica Worthy Park 2013, $56.79/750ml- Distilled in pot stills in 2013 from fermented molasses, this Jamaican rum was distilled in the magnificent Lluidas Vale of Jamaica. It was aged in the tropical conditions of the distillery for 3 years with an additional 2 years aging in the mild European climate before it was bottled at navy strength.
Transcontinental Rum line, Panama 2011, $56.79/750ml- Produced from fermented molasses and distilled in column stills, this Panamanian rum is a perfect example of the style of the region. This rum has matured close to the Panama canal in American oak barrels for 7 years in tropical conditions with an additional year in Europe.
Eastern Kille, Bottled in Bond Straight Bourbon, Michigan, $50.49/750ml- Nose: Brown sugar, toasted nuts.
Pallet: Crème brûlée, orange peel & cinnamon.
Finish: Soft finish with hints of dark chocolate.
New and Returning Products
Austin Brothers POG Smoothie, $4.09/16oz-New England IPA with Passion Fruit, Orange, Guava, and Vanilla Bean. (Source)
Austin Brothers Raspberry Vanilla Porter, $1.99/12oz-Pours a dark Brown with Raspberry and dark chocolate aromas hitting the nose. The caramel and chocolate malts gives this beer a rich and roasted taste, that is then balanced with just a touch of vanilla beans. A great well balanced porter leading into the fall weather. (Source)
Austin Brothers Tri 21 Project, $4.09/16oz-A Double New England IPA featuring Citra and Idaho 7 hops. The Tri-21 Project is a worldwide, open ended beer collaboration created to raise awareness for individuals with Down Syndrome, and to raise support for Gigi's Playhouse. Gigi's Playhouse is a Down Syndrome achievement center founded in the Midwest that has grown to over 50 locations from coast to coast in the US. (Source)
Urban Artifact Christmas Pickle, $2.49/12oz-Sour - Traditional Gose
Frankemuth Christmas Town, $2.09/12oz-This mildly spiced ale starts with a nice fruity aroma while the moderately carbonated body exudes notes of ginger, cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. Toasted sweet dark malts and American hops balance out this unmistakably Christmas brew! (Source)
New Belgium Oakspire, $2.69/12oz-A limited-edition collaboration between New Belgium and Knob Creek, Oakspire is a unique bourbon barrel ale aged with bourbon-steeped oak spirals and char from inside the barrel. Smooth notes of toffee, vanilla and caramel wrap up with a pleasantly warm finish. Oakspire: Where innovation meets tradition. (Source)
Upland Teddy Bear Kisses, $3.79/12oz-A dark and robust beer brewed in the traditional stout method. Teddy Bear Kisses features an abundance of dark malts and high alpha hops for a powerful impact of roast, chocolate, and sweet bitterness. The lucky few who cuddle up to a warming session with Teddy Bear Kisses sense the velvety malt character, balanced bitter intensity, and soothing chocolate notes created by long aging on fair trade cocoa nibs. Teddy Bear Kisses will make you feel warm and happy inside, but it’s definitely not your childhood cuddle toy. (Source)
Upland BBA Teddy Bear Kisses, $5.49/12oz-After aging in Willet bourbon barrels for 6 months, the beer is transferred to a bright tank and recirculated through toasted coconut. (Source)
Upland BBA S'mores Teddy Bear Kisses, $5.49/12oz
Upland BBA Hazelnut Teddy Bear Kisses, $5.49/12oz
Upland BBA Mint Teddy Bear Kisses, $5.49/12oz
Untitled Art Bliss on the Beach, $5.19/16oz-Imperial seltzer with peach puree, orange juice concentrate, cranberry concentrate.
Untitled Art Florida Weisse, $5.19/16oz-Sour - Fruited Berliner Weisse
Untitled Art Midnight Toffee, %5.69/16oz-Imperial Stout with cacao nibs, vanilla beans, Belgian candi syrup and milk sugar. (Source)
Rake S'more Purgatory, $5.99/16oz-Stout - Coffee
Brew Detroit Pleasant IPA, $2.99/16oz-An American IPA brewed with Michigan grown Chinook hops from Michigan Hop Alliance and Cashmere hops from Top Hops Farms. This is a bright, refreshing IPA, with light-medium body, bright white head, and lovely pineapple and tropical melon bouquet. The palate offers a balanced bitterness with notes of pineapple, spice, and pine. (Source)
Hop Butcher Blazed Orange, $4.89/16oz-Citra & Strata-hopped Milkshake Double India Pale Ale Brewed with Lactose, Vanilla and Oranges. (Source)
Hop Butcher Neon Green Relish, $4.89/16oz-Citra & Sabro-hopped Double India Pale Ale
Mikerphone Poetic Hustler, $5.19/16oz-Double Dry-Hopped Double IPA w/ Nelson Sauvin Hops
Mikerphone Solo, $4.89/16oz-Double Dry-Hopped India Pale Ale w/ Citra Hops
Southern Tier Frosted Sugar Cookies, $4.09/12oz-You won’t believe it’s beer and not a tin full of iced confections. Our Frosted Sugar Cookie Ale is full of soft and airy vanilla and cake notes, iced to perfection. (Source)
Bells Pommegranite Flamingo Fruit Fight, $2.09/12oz-The epic battle roy-ale concludes with our flamingos punching with pomegranates. This tart fruit ale goes straight for the taste buds, with a dry finish and fruity notes. It might take 6 rounds — or a 6 pack — to decide who's the champ. (Source)
Griffen Claw Tri 21 Project, $4.29/16oz-
Revolution Deth's Tar, $7.69/12oz-Witness the firepower of this fully operational Barrel-Aged Imperial Oatmeal Stout. Brewed with English specialty malts and the addition of flaked and malted oats to create a rich, chocolaty profile and silky mouthfeel that cloaks its considerable strength. The American oak barrels continue to build layers of complexity, reminiscent of vanilla, toasted coconut and caramel candy after aging this dark menace a full 12 months. (Source)
Saugatuck Vanilla Cafe Brown, $1.89/12oz
Upperhand Wapatooie, $3.49/12oz-Sour
Upperhand Lumen, $2.19/12oz-India Pale Lager