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Friday, June 12, 2015

New Beer Friday, More Help Wanted Edition (June 12)

Job listing by Steve Siciliano

Are you passionate about craft beer, fine wine and quality spirits? Siciliano’s Market, one of West Michigan’s premier specialty stores, is looking for a friendly, hardworking individual to join our elite sales team. Candidates must be willing to work nights and weekends and knowledge of homebrewing and winemaking is definitely a plus. Please send cover letters and resumes to

C'mon, who wouldn't want to work with these guys?

New and Returning Beer

  • Bell's Oberon, 19.39/12pk cans - "Bell's Oberon is a wheat ale fermented with Bell's signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas. The addition of wheat malt lends a smooth mouthfeel, making it a classic summer beer" (source).
  • Latitude 42 10 Degrees of Separation, $1.79/12oz - "Brown ale with rich malt aromas with toffee highlights that give way to round, warming flavors while the addition of molasses provide a touch of sweetness in the finish. Collaboration ale with California brewery, Coronado Brewing Company" (source).
  • Coronado Brewing 10 Degrees of Separation, $8.29/22oz - See above.
  • Coronado Senor Saison, $8.29/22oz (1 per) - "Just south of our brewery, Baja California's burgeoning spirit of craft brewing reminds us a lot of our own with Mexican brewers looking to make a name for their region. We've enjoyed keeping an eye on the exciting new beers coming out of Tijuana, Mexicali, Ensenada and Valle de Guadalupe, and celebrate the rise of craft beer south of the border with this reimagined farmhouse ale. Brewed with agave nectar and jalapeƱo peppers, it combines a touch of spice with fruity esters derived from Belgian yeast. Like the brews of our cross-border amigos, this cerveza takes craft to new and interesting places" (source).
  • North Peak Ballyhoo, $1.89/12oz - "Made with traditional Bavarian yeast strains, this Hefeweizen has a huge banana nose with hints of spice and clove" (source).
  • White Birch Raspberry Berliner Weisse, $7.39/22oz - "Our Raspberry Berliner Weisse is fermented with a great raspberry puree. This approach brings a refreshing raspberry flavor and aroma to a German classic. We feel our approach creates an authentic interpretation of the traditional “mit syrup” or with syrup method of serving this classic summer refresher. We hope you enjoy this unique year round beer" (source).
  • White Birch Hop Session, $1.99/12oz can - "Hop Session is in. Starting with a blend of west coast hops for a balanced, bitter effect. We close the session out by late hopping the beer for a nice resiny mouth feel" (source).
  • Meckley's Bushwhacker Cider, $3.29/16oz can - "Bushwhacker is a blend of our hand crafted hard cider and just the right amount of the finest blueberry juice. Made in small batches and only available for a limited time, when this is gone, it’s gone like summer sunsets it won’t last long. Enjoy this lightly carbonated brew thoroughly chilled, with friends and often" (source).
  • Meckley's Cherry Bomb Cider, $3.29/16oz - "A blend of our award winning hard cider, made with Michigan tart cherries and lemon to create a refreshing adult cherry lemonade" (source).
  • Meckley's Summer Sweat, $3.29/16oz - Commercial description not yet available.
  • Maeloc Original Cider, $2.19/12oz - "A different way to enjoy cider. cider lovers will find this to be a much more refreshing drink. People who have yet to discover dry cider will encounter a light, flavoursome drink, which is original and perfect for a variety of accassions on your way through life" (source).
  • Maeloc Blackberry Cider, $2.19/12oz - "Who has never been blackberry picking? A touch of blackberry to reming you of those trips to the countryside" (source).
  • Maeloc Pear Cider, $2.19/12oz - "The most natural combination. The perfect balance of the taste of pear and dry apple cider" (source).
  • Maeloc Strawberry Cider, $2.19/12oz - "If you are an inconditional of strawberries you wil love this cider. Dry cider with an intense strawberry flavour" (source).
  • Anderson Valley Boont Barl, $10.79/22oz (1 per)  - "What began with our flagship Boont Amber Ale and a passion for experimentation has become a unique addition to our Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Barl Series. The six month aging process in third-use Wild Turkey Bourbon barrels imparts flavors of coconut and vanilla and subtle bourbon aromas that are enhanced by a noticeable oak character in the finish. A great accompaniment to fine meals or to be enjoyed on its own, Boont Barl is a truly sessionable barrel-aged beer with finesse" (source).
  • Anderson Valley Huge Arker, $16.09/22oz (1 per) - "True to its Boontling moniker, “Huge Arker” is a massive force of nature that detonates on your tongue. After primary fermentation, the beer is aged in Wild Turkey® Bourbon barrels until it fully matures. The deep mahogany color is evocative of the opulence to follow. Dark luscious aromas of burnished oak mingle with candy sugar, bourbon and hearth-baked bread. The luxurious flavors redolent of honey and molasses are intertwined with the richness of dark chocolate and the ardent warmth of alcohol, underpinned with hints of coffee, vanilla and dark fruits" (source).
  • Greenbush Yogi Borealis, $1.99/12oz - "Sometimes the simple things in life are the best. Take our single-malt, single-hop pale ale, Yogi Borealis. A simple recipe of Pilsen malt and Apollo hops yields a light-bodied, yet fully flavored, hoppy brew" (source).
  • Stone Enjoy By 7/4/15, $8.99/22oz & $2.99/12oz (1 per) - "You have in your hands a devastatingly independent double IPA. Freshness is a key component of many beers – especially big, hoppy IPAs – but we've taken it further, a lot further, with this one. We brewed this IPA specifically NOT to last. We've gone to extensive lengths to ensure you get your hands on this beer within an extraordinarily short window, and we've sent a very clear message in the name of the beer itself that there is no better time than right NOW to enjoy this IPA" (source).
  • Stone Enjoy After 7/4/16, $14.19/750ml (1 per) - "This IPA is spiked at bottling with Brettanomyces, a wild yeast that, over time, brings about charmingly unpredictable complexities of spice, funk, acidity and more. The operative words in our beer-cellaring thesis are “over time.” For those of you who are impatient or like to experiment, the earliest we recommend sampling this beer is 07.04.15. The beer won’t be fully carbonated until that date. Ideally, you’ll want to cellar the beer up to—or beyond—the Enjoy After date to help it reach its full evolutionary potential. At that point, some facets of the Brett characteristics will have mellowed, while others will have become more profound; it all matures into a fascinating and delicious culmination. Individual results will vary…and that’s both the beauty and the intent behind this beer" (source).

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