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Friday, September 1, 2017

New Beer Friday, Special Recognition Edition (Sept 1)

Sarah, General Manager
Preamble by Steve Siciliano

Whenever my wife and I get positive feedback about our business we acknowledge the kind words but quickly point out that it's really our employees who deserve recognition. Barb and I have been very fortunate to have had many dedicated and passionate people working for us over the years, and each in their own has been instrumental in helping us make Siciliano's the store it is today.

We feel that three of our long term employees deserve special recognition and for that reason we are giving promotions to Kati, John and Sarah. Effective September 11 Sarah will be our GM and Kati and John are being promoted to Assistant Managers.

I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Sarah, Kati and John for their years of dedication and service. Throw some kudos their way the next time you're in Siciliano's.

John, Assistant Manager
Kati, Assistant Manager

New and Returning Beer

  • Vivant No Whistling, $9.99/500ml - A Belgian golden strong ale aged in a 1792 Bourbon barrel. Exclusive to Siciliano's.
  • Vivant Pumpkin Tart, $3.49/16oz - "Traditionally Belgian brewers have been inspired by their local agriculture. Living in the midst of Michigan’s rich agricultural heritage our Vivant brewers find it quite natural to be inspired in this same way. This rustic beer is brewed with real pumpkin and a hint of spice, perfect for the anticipated crispness of Autumn. Using a kettle souring technique, our brewers blend just the right amount of tartness into this farmhouse pumpkin ale. Raise a glass to the bounty of the harvest" (source).
  • Austin Brothers Milk Route Stout, $1.79/12oz - "Chocolate and roasted caramel coffee taste create the perfect balance in this milk stout" (source).
  • Argus Apple Bomb, $2.79/12oz - "Apple Bomb is a demi-sec, or slightly sweet, full bodied cider that delivers a blast of fruit and finishes big with a tannic, fruity pucker. This is not a subtle cider, but a fresh apple explosion derived from a collection of fermentation techniques and patience. Cans and draft offerings available" (source).
  • Freigeist Geisterzug Quince Gose, $8.19/500ml - "Based on Freigeist’s ancient spruced Gose recipe, Geisterzug Quince & Geisterzug Rhubarb feature all the complexity, funkiness, and body of the of the original but go one step further by adding tart & flavorful real fruit & vegetable during fermentation.  The resultant brews are incredibly lively, characterful, and thirst-quenching" (source).
  • Prairie Vape Tricks, $2.89/12oz - "Sour ale aged on cherries" (source).
  • Destihl Synchopathic Apricot, $2.79/12oz - "Dry-hopped sour ale with apricot" (source).
  • Ballast Point Dead Ringer, $1.89/12oz - "Our Dead Ringer Oktoberfest lager is inspired by old-style Märzen brews customarily enjoyed during Bavaria’s world-famous beer festival. Thanks to an abundance of toasted malt and a lower hop bitterness, this dark reddish brown lager is loaded with sweet, caramel toffee flavors and aromas. All the taste and celebration of Oktoberfest packed into one bottle; no lederhosen required" (source).
  • Dinkelacker Oktoberfest, $1.99/12oz - "A distinctive spicy, drinkable Märzen. Full salary and full-bodied in flavor, golden yellow in color. Original beer tastes just as before" (source).
  • Avery Nuttiest Professor, $13.99/12oz - "This creamy and colossal peanut stout is nuts. But, our resident archaeologist, historian, brewer, and professor...he’s really nuts. Mad peanut science" (source).
  • Short's Autumn Ale, $1.99/12oz - "Autumn Ale is an English-style Extra Special Bitter (ESB). It has a medium body, amber colour, and full flavor. This beer exhibits a wonderful balance of malty sweetness and earthy, herbal hop bitterness. Autumn Ale won a silver medal at the 2006 Great American Beer Festival" (source).
  • Southern Tier Salted Caramel, $4.99/12oz - "Dessert beer brewed with Himalayan sea salt and notes of caramel" (source).
  • Southern Tier Cold Press Coffee Pumking, $4.19/12oz - "Imperial pumpkin ale with cold pressed light roast coffee" (source).
  • Epic Oak and Orchard Plum, $13.59/375ml - "Started in Foeders then aged in whiskey barrels with plum" (source).
  • Epic Oak and Orchard Pinot, $13.59/375ml - "As a sister beer to the Syrah, is a Pinot inspired sour that features blueberry, boysenberry, cranberry, strawberry and plum. The fruity bouquet pops with red berries, French Oak and light cellar notes from the Brettanomyces. The beer is crisp and puckering with the tartness of unripe fruit and a complex vinous finish that any wine lover would admire" (source).
  • Arbor Mackinac Island Fudge, $2.89/12oz - "Each small batch is brewed with 5 different malts , real fudge, milk sugar, and a light dose of hops for a deliciously rich and complex chocolate flavor that’s not too sweet or too heavy" (source).
  • Arbor Violin Monster, $2.89/12oz - "A geographical approach to the werewolf legends results in the identification of a major werewolf area stretching from mid-Germany into the Netherlands and Belgium.  With this in mind, we have created a strong, dark, spiced using ingredients from those regions. Brewed with Midnight Wheat, warming spices, and a hint of brown sugar, the Violin Monster is black as night and packs a punch at 9.5%" (source).
  • Black Rocks Honey Lavender Wheat, $1.79/12oz - "A great combination creating a delicious creamy easy drinker" (source).
  • Revolution League of Heroes, $22.49/12pk - "The League of Heroes pack contains Anti-Hero IPA and a rotating selection of three Hero-Series IPAs. Each new iteration of the pack will contain one featured Hero-Series IPA that is debuting through the League of Heroes pack. Available at the tap room and retailers" (source).
  • Sierra Nevada Narwhal, $2.29/12oz - "Narwhal Imperial Stout is inspired by the mysterious creature that thrives in the deepest fathoms of the frigid Arctic Ocean. Featuring incredible depth of malt flavor, rich with notes of espresso, baker’s cocoa, roasted grain and a light hint of smoke, Narwhal is a massive malt-forward monster. Aggressive but refined with a velvety smooth body and decadent finish, Narwhal will age in the bottle for years to come" (source).
  • Stone Fruitallica, $8.99/22oz - "A tropical double IPA with a death metal kick to the codpiece" (source).

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