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Friday, August 17, 2018

New Beer Friday, 2018 Customer Appreciation Sale (August 17)

Get ready to stock up!
Preamble by Steve Siciliano

We are pleased to announce that the 2018 edition of the Siciliano’s Beer & Wine Making Customer Appreciation Sale will begin on Tuesday, September 4, and will continue through the close of business on Sunday, September 9.

Our annual Customer Appreciation Sale is a great time for beer and winemaking enthusiasts to stock up on supplies and upgrade equipment. This year we are offering incredible deals on beginners equipment kits so if anyone has been thinking about taking the plunge into one these life-enriching hobbies, this would be the ideal time to do so.

Attention Wine Makers: If you plan on stocking up on winemaking kits please email your orders to me (steve@sicilianosmkt.com) by Sunday, August 26, and the orders will be put aside for you.

During the week-long sale, most equipment, supplies and ingredients will be 15% off the retail price. Items that are already discounted — carboys, 50/55-lb. bags of grain, Blichmann Engineering products — will not be eligible for additional discounts nor will the 15% be combined with other existing discounts (like club discounts). We will honor the discount that is greater. Equipment and supplies on the following list are discounted deeper than 15%:

    • BEER EQUIPMENT KIT/GLASS: Regular $122.00, Sale $98.00
    • WINEMAKING EQUIPMENT KIT/GLASS: Regular $125.00, Sale $100.00
    • BREWERS BEAST EQUIPMENT KIT/GLASS: Regular $153.00, Sale $123.00
    • KEGGING SYSTEM/NEW KEG: Regular $289.00, Sale $225.00
    • KEGGING SYSTEM/RECONDITIONED KEG: Regular $239.00, Sale $180.00
    • ANALOG REFRIGERATION THERMOSTAT: Regular $87.79, Sale $70.00
    • DIGITAL REFRIGERATION THERMOSTAT: Regular $115.49, Sale $92.00
    • ITALIAN FLOOR CORKER: Regular $143.00, Sale $109.00
    • PORTUGUESE FLOOR CORKER: Regular $63.00, Sale $50.00
    • CHAMPAGNE FLOOR CORKER: Regular $153.00, Sale $119.00
    • MILWAUKEE PH METER: Regular $85.00, Sale $64.00
    • BARLEY CRUSHER, 7LB HOPPER: Regular $169.00, Sale $139.00
    • BARLEY CRUSHER, 15LB HOPPER: Regular $189.00, Sale $159.00
    • REFRACTOMETER: Regular, $52.00, Sale $42.00
    • 8-GALLON BREWERS BEAST BREW POT, PORTED: Regular $123.00, Sale $98.00
    • 16-GALLON BREWERS BEAST BREW POT, PORTED: Regular $187.00, Sale $150.00
Finally, be sure to stop by the store on Saturday, September 8, for free German wieners, homemade sauerkraut and draft root beer.

New and Returning Beer

  • Brew Detroit Operation Pluot, $3.89/16oz - "Wheat ale brewed with pluots" (source).
  • Brew Detroit Yum Town, $2.79/12oz - "Started with an easy drinking Mexican Lager base, addition of tart cherries & key lime provide a pleasant sweetness to this perfect summer brew" (source).
  • Grand Armory Sippin' on Gin Barrel Juice, $5.19/12oz - "Laaaiiiddd back! When you're Sippin' On Gin Barrel Juice, you'll have Blood Orange on your mind and your mind on Blood Orange! This Gin barrel-aged IPA is chronically hopped with Centennial, Citra and Mosaic" (source).
  • Grand Armory Tied Down to Michigan, $2.19/12oz - "Tied Down to Michigan - There ain't no home like this one! This nicely balanced, seasonal IPA draws its rich hop aroma and flavor from locally sourced, all Michigan grown Copper hops. A perfect compliment to summer in the Great State of Michigan" (source).
  • Great Lakes Oktoberfest, $1.89/12oz - "Our take on this classic German style is a celebration of maltiness— packed with rustic, autumnal flavors to put a little more oomph into your oom-pah-pah" (source).
  • Hacker Pschor Oktoberfest, $1.89/12oz - "Bavarian barley slow roasted, caramelized to a rich, red amber color combined with the purest spring waters from the Alps, exclusive yeast and the finest Hallertau hops" (source).
  • Hofbrau Oktoberfest, $2.19/12oz - "This is a beverage brewed from pure water, the best quality malt and perfect hops. Brewed by Hofbräu München, the Oktoberfestbier is a full-bodied lager known for its clean, crisp edge and ability to get any party started" (source).
  • Lagunitas Passion Grass, $2.29/12oz - "We had a Joint Session with our friends at Short’s Brewing in Bellaire, Mich. to create this smooth and drinkable 4.6% ABV West by Midwest Ale. With some passion fruit juice added for that pleasant summery-ness and rounded off with a special zing of lemongrass, it’s best imbibed with your ‘buds … it’s good to have friends" (source).
  • Prairie Color Block, $4.39/12oz - "Brewed with Warrior and Citra for a smooth citrus bitterness.The beer was fermented on Cara Cara, Satsuma & Naval oranges with vanilla & a double dose of Citra" (source).
  • Prairie Era, $2.39/12oz - "Hoppy Farmhouse ale dosed with lemon zest, along with a combination of cascade and centennial hops for an extra kick of citrus" (source).
  • Prairie Pink Guava Funk, $3.49/12oz - "Kettle Sour with Brett and Pink Guava" (source).
  • Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest, $1.79/12oz - "We’ve partnered with Bavaria’s Weihenstephan, the world’s oldest brewery, for this American take on the classic German Oktoberfest. A malt backbone is balanced by subtle hop character in this crisp, clean, and drinkable crowd-pleaser. Nothing captures the spirit of celebration like a beer among friends" (source).
  • Southern Tier Pumking, $4.39/12oz - "All Hallow’s Eve is a time of the year when spirits can make contact with the physical world, and when magic is most potent. It is thought that we harness this magic to brew our powerful pumpkin ale. Not so, but it is with great respect to the magic of their trade that our brewers produce this fine beer. Take a whiff of this complex ale and your journey has just begun. At first sip, a magical spell will bewitch your taste buds, yet another victim enraptured by the Pumking" (source).
  • Southern Tier Warlock, $4.39/12oz - "Warlock is brewed to enchant your palate on its own & also to counterpoint our Imperial Ale, Pumking. Make your own black magic by carefully pouring this Imperial Stout into a goblet. Dark and mysterious, reanimate your senses with Warlock’s huge roasted malt character, moderate carbonation & a spiced pumpkin pie aroma" (source).
  • To Ol Ms. Magenta, $9.79/500ml - "Dragonfruit & Strawberry Berliner Weisse" (source).
  • To Ol Ms. Teal, $8.79/16oz  - "Seaweed Gose" (source).

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Cheers!

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