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Siciliano's Market

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Siciliano's MarketSiciliano's Market
BA SCORE
100
world-class

134 Ratings
Ratings: 134
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 4.64
pDev: 7.76%
$$ - reasonable
[ Store, Homebrew Store ]

2840 Lake Michigan Dr NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49504-5857
United States
phone: (616) 453-9674

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @sicilianosmkt

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EvilKeith

Alabama

4.3/5  rDev -7.3%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Siciliano’s Market was highly recommended by the Michigan BAs and upon entering the store it quickly became obvious why.
This place does have wine, liquor and cigars. The emphasis is definitely on the beer. To the right of the entrance are the home brewing and bottling supplies. To the left and rear you will find the beer. There are aisles of beers from Germany, Belgium, all over Europe.
There is a very good selection of domestic craft and microbrews. The newly acquired Stone products are proudly displayed along with beer from NewYork to California. The selection of Michigan beer is impressive with selection from the smaller brewers, Michigan Brewing, Frog Island and others.
Three things really stood out to at Siciliano’s, first of all the staff all seemed to be homebrewers and fans of beer in general. Second I was impressive with what has to be the greatest mix-a-six policy I have ever seen. You can put any beer, warm or cold into your six (I mean any beer). Lastly, it was nice to see Beer Advocate shelf talkers displayed along the aisles.
Don’t get me wrong this place has other things that impressed me, but these are the ones that really stuck out.
If you’re looking for good Michigan beer or just good beer in general this is a must stop kind of place.

10-29-2006 11:30:08 | More by EvilKeith
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adammills

Michigan

4.65/5  rDev +0.2%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$

I really enjoy my stops into Siciliano's. The help is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Their beer selection is large with both cold and on the shelf offerings. I am planning on stopping in this week to have them walk me through my first home brew set up. I was just in there a few days ago and picked up a sixer of various Michigan microbrews that I have been looking forward to tipping back and they were in the 1.59 range. Another nice feature is that they keep a lap top computer on the counter that is logged onto our own beloved beeradvocate.com. It is a real advantage to peruse their assortment knowing that you can recieve the fine feed back of my fellow beermeisters.

10-02-2006 00:13:27 | More by adammills
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lackenhauser

Maryland

4.45/5  rDev -4.1%
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Somewhat of a hole in the wall location they carry cigars, beer, homebrew supplies and more. Everything was neatly displayed and clean. Dusty botles is really a pet peeve of mine. The girls working there were busy wiping down the racks in the coolers and the display shelves as well.

Service was excellent. They even have a wireless internet for you to use to check out any beers on BA. Not a problem to use the restroom having just come from Founders!

Great selection. While the specific Founders or Bells products I was after were out of season there is plenty else to be had. Loads of MI beers as well as an admirable selection of Belgians. Really top notch for the area. Prices all seemed quite reasonable. I got 10% off for spending a certain amount but with the bottle deposit it was more like 5%. Still a help cost wise. Check it out when youre in the area-well worth it.

08-24-2006 14:40:49 | More by lackenhauser
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treedoctor5002

Michigan

4.65/5  rDev +0.2%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I stopped by this place for about the 20th time today so I thought I might review it.

First of all the service is the best! All you have to do is ask a question, any question, and they'll be willing to help. I was really awed by the clerk's brewing knowledge.

The selection is probably the best is G.R. They have almost anything you could dream of. Most of the cool Belgian beers that I have yet to try, many German brews, and a lot of microbrews from around the midwest. About half the beer is in coolers.
The clerk told me that they were limited by their distributers otherwise they would have even more cool stuff.

Prices are pretty average for the area, with most everything available in singles.

They have tons of brewing equipment, and all the ingredients to make just about any homebrew you could think of. Someday I'm sure I'll have to try it.

I love this place because it is on my way to the in-laws, how cool is that!

I've looked around and this is probably the best in the area, so enjoy this treasure!

08-10-2006 19:42:12 | More by treedoctor5002
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MDekker

Michigan

4.8/5  rDev +3.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Ah, Siciliano's...a place of pilgrimage for the West Michigan fan of beer. The building itself is not large, and it's a little rundown, but that just lends to the charm of the place.

They sell a vast array of beers, both refridgerated and off the shelf, from plenty of Michigan breweries in addition to makers of high-quality brews from around the country and beyond. Everything is available as a single, which makes it hard for me not to come home with at least 24 distinct individual bottles. The prices are not cheap, but not expensive, either, with a 10% discount when you buy a case.

It's also a great place for tea, pipeweed, cigars, wine, and homebrewing supplies. A friend from Indiana makes a special point of stopping by for his homebrewing needs when he's up this way.

The staff are friendly and knowledgable. Overall, it's a place I love to visit and spend my money, and it represents the standard for comparison when evaluating other local beer stores.

06-01-2006 02:08:20 | More by MDekker
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BigDaddyWil

Michigan

4.8/5  rDev +3.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Stopped here before heading to Founder's for the 2006 Black Party. Learned about this store through beerfly, and good directions via mapquest. An old looking building, located on the corner of a intersection, and next to a resturant. This store has a lot of character. Lots of home brewring supplies and books. Great selection of cigars, and a fantastic craft beer selection. Every bottle has a price tag, so you are able to make your own six pack, definite bonus. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Tons of Michigan micros, decent selection of Belgians, and lots of out of state breweries. Rogue, Great Divide, Dogfish Head, just to name a few. Prices are good, and a worthwhile stop if in the Grand Rapids area.

04-02-2006 21:30:32 | More by BigDaddyWil
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Hoptongue

Iowa

4.85/5  rDev +4.5%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$

This store had a great selection to choose from. It was hard walking away having only spent $100, I felt like a kid in a puppy store (I wanted all the beer to come home with me). The staff was awsome, they even pulled me aside to show me that they had some Founder Kentucky Breakfast Stout in the back for sale. They also have a pretty good selection of brewing equiptment and their staff seem very passionate about the art of brewing. If you find yourself in Grand Rapids MI, you should stop in and check it out for yourself.

03-28-2006 02:24:40 | More by Hoptongue
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bahumutx

Michigan

4.8/5  rDev +3.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Great Store!!! A must visit. They have a great beer selection plus if you buy a case they give you a 10% discount. The selection inlcuded many beers that I have not seen in western Michigan before. They had alot of Michigan beers but also had beers from breweries such as Dog Fish Head, Stoudts, Anderson Valley, and the list goes on. They also have everything you need for home brewing.

The staff was very helpful and answered any questions that I had. They seemed to love what they do which I like to see.

I highly recommend this store to anybody wanting home brewing products or a great beer selection. Keep up the great work Sicilianos!!!

12-27-2005 04:42:05 | More by bahumutx
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jasonpeckins32

Michigan

4.85/5  rDev +4.5%
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$

An absolutely amazing store here, guys. I've heard a lot about it, and decided to drive over and check it out the other day. This place has the hugest beer selection I've ever seen. Well more than I possible imagined. Cooler after cooler, aisle after aisle, the store has a truly honorable selection of different brands, styles, and shapes. They also have everything you need for at-home brewing. This is something I've never tried before, but would like to learn how to in the future. They seemed to be quite extensive in this area as well. The staff was very helpful and informative, seemed to be educated in different styles of beer. A wonderful store overwhelming to even the most hardcore of beer fans.

10-02-2005 21:14:21 | More by jasonpeckins32
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RedHaze

Nebraska

4.85/5  rDev +4.5%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I knew I was going to be in the area, so I did a Beerfly search for the Grand Rapids area, and this looked like the place the go.

Quality was very good. All of the local stuff seemed to be really fresh. Looked as though things flowed off of the shelves pretty well. Most selections were on open air shelves, and available refrigerated.

The staff that was working while I was there were very helpful. They made some very good suggestions after I let them know what styles I like, and even pulled some beers out of the back for me.

After being in Nebraska the beer selection was almost overwhelming. They had a very good selection of the local brews; Bell's, Founders, New Holland, etc. They also carry DFH, Victory, Unibroue, Great Divide, Avery, and most of the Rogues. Their Import selection is also very good, with many Belgian beers to choose from. They also have a homebrew supply section, but I was to distracted by the beer selection to pay much attention.

Siciliano's will definitely be a must stop any time I'm in Michigan.

08-30-2005 02:35:58 | More by RedHaze
Siciliano's Market in Grand Rapids, MI
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