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Alcohol Spotlight: Ciderboys Goes Bananas with New Strawberry Banana Hard Cider

 
Wisconsin cidermaker introduces Banana Bliss wherever Ciderboys is sold

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (September 26, 2019) - Ciderboys is shaking things up with a new limited release, Banana Bliss. The first of its kinds, this banana-infused hard cider balances flavors of freshly-picked strawberries, delicious tart apple, and aromatic banana for a smooth finish.
Ciderboys hopes consumers can relive summer vibes all fall long; Banana Bliss is like a smoothie in a glass. This Apple Strawberry Banana Hard Cider can be found wherever Ciderboys products are sold. This new limited release is available now through the end of fall while supplies last in six-packs of 12-ounce longneck bottles

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"The pairing of strawberry and banana is classic, and we were ready to put our spin on it with hard cider," said Julie Birrenkott, Ciderboys' Marketing Director. "The pairing is so refreshing, whether you're drinking it on a warm fall day picking apples or on a cool night by the campfire. Some might say Banana Bliss is an 'appealing' opportunity we couldn't pass up."

Ciderboys Cider Co.'s unique "fruitful pairings" blend unexpected fresh fruit flavors with the crisp taste of apple cider -- and that's the recipe for Banana Bliss, too. Chief Cidermaker Mike Schraufnagel and his team blended a balanced combination of natural

Strawberry and Banana, which paired wonderfully with the apple goodness Ciderboys is known for. As Mike states, "When drinking Banana Bliss, the first thing that comes to mind is fresh strawberries, followed with smooth banana notes. In the end, it's a great combination and it comes together very nicely."

A subsidiary of the Steven Point Brewery, the Ciderboys Cider Co. makes its carbonated hard ciders with natural fruit and apple juice from fresh Washington State apples. No sugar is added to Ciderboys products, which are naturally gluten free.

 

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In addition to new Banana Bliss, the Ciderboys family includes year-round First Press, a traditional hard cider; British Dry, an English-style dry cider with a refined bite; and Strawberry Magic, a combination of fresh strawberries and cider; summer seasonals Peach County, a pleasing blend of peaches and apples; Pineapple Hula, which pairs fresh Hawaiian pineapple with cider; and La Vida Sangria, perfect blend of fruit, citrus, and spice; fall seasonals Cranberry Road, an inspired pairing of apple cider with cranberries; and Blackberry Wild, a walk on the wild side with plump, ripe, blackberries; spring seasonal Raspberry Smash, a fruitful pairing of crisp apple cider with tart raspberries; and winter seasonals Mad Bark, spiced with cinnamon; and Grand Mimosa, made with juicy oranges.

For more information and where to find Ciderboys products visit www.ciderboys.com.
 

 

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Alcohol Spotlight: Ciderboys Lemon Cello

 

 

Cider Italian style.  A cheery, aromatic fusion of hard apple cider and the refreshing lemon flavor of limoncello liqueur.  The taste of fresh lemon peel zest imparts a sunny sweetness.  Treat yourself on the veranda.  Your coastal villa awaits in Ciderboys Lemon Cello.

Limited Release

 

Nutrition Facts 

Amount Per Serving:

Calories 204 / Fat Cal. 0 / Total Fat 0g (0% DV) / Cholest. 0mg (0% DV) / Sodium 25 mg (<1 DV) / Total Carb. 28g (7% DV) / Sugars 28g / Protein 0g (0% DV) /

Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

 

 

About the company

wo very refreshing guys. One idea. Create unique hard ciders blending unexpected fresh fruit flavors with the crisp taste of apple. Read More

 

 

Company: Ciderboys
Brand: Ciderboys
Origin: USA
Category: Alcohol
Packaging: 12 fl oz (355 ml)
Alcohol by volume: 5.0%
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Websitewww.ciderboys.com

 

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Drink Spotlight: Portland Sangria Cider

 

 

Blend our delicious cider with the juices of orange, strawberry, pear, passionfruit, elderberry, and lime, to get our Sangria cider. It’s your new favorite fruit punch, for grown-ups!

 

INGREDIENTS

  • A blend of 5 NW apples
  • oranges
  • Strawberries
  • Pears
  • Passionfruit
  • Elderberry
  • Lime juice & peels

 

TASTING NOTES

Pink in color, fruit punch to your taste buds, sweet with a semi-sweet finish. Heavily fruit forward in smell and taste.

 

FOOD PAIRINGS

roasted chicken, pasties, quiche

 

 

About Portland Cider

Through the marriage of English traditions
and Northwest micro-cidery techniques, Portland Cider Co. was established in 2012 by Jeff & Lynda Parrish. 

Lynda, an ex-patriot from the Somerset region of England (the Mecca of cider), married Oregon native Jeff, inspiring the English-style ciders crafted from Northwest apples Portland Cider is known for.

A long time home fermenter, Jeff visited Lynda's hometown of Bristol shortly after their wedding, where they both visited several local cideries and learned about the craft of English cider. That trip was the catalyst that turned a hobby into a passion, which escalated quickly back at home. Soon, all their friends loved the Parrish homemade cider and were encouraging Jeff & Lynda to sell it - and thus Portland Cider Co. was born.

 

 

Company: Portland Cider
Brand: Sangria Cider
Origin: US
Category: Cider
Packaging: 22 oz. bottles
Claims: ABV 5.5%,
Variants: View Range Here
Price: Coming soon
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Websitehttps://www.portlandcider.com/

 

 

Available in 22oz Bottles

 

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Drink Spotlight: Portland Kinda Dry Cider

 

 

Our take on a Traditional English cider, in honor of owner Lynda's heritage, made of 100% Northwest apples. Dry, lightly carbonated, with subtle apple flavors, and a lingering fresh finish. One of the two original ciders of Portland Cider Co. and available year-round!

We use fresh pressed juice from a blend of NW grown culinary apples, then carefully ferment them with a yeast that preserves their subtle characteristics. The cider is given time to develop to its full potential, before we bottle or keg at just the right time.

Just off dry, light, clean, refreshing, with a pleasant finish, Kinda Dry is the cider to always have on hand.

 

APPLES

  • Gala
  • Honeycrisp
  • Granny Smith
  • Jonagold
  • Golden Delicious

 

TASTING NOTES

subtle apple notes, classic English cider style, balanced dryness

 

FOOD PAIRINGS

pulled pork, bratwurst, italian sausage

 

 

About Portland Cider

Through the marriage of English traditions
and Northwest micro-cidery techniques, Portland Cider Co. was established in 2012 by Jeff & Lynda Parrish. 

Lynda, an ex-patriot from the Somerset region of England (the Mecca of cider), married Oregon native Jeff, inspiring the English-style ciders crafted from Northwest apples Portland Cider is known for.

A long time home fermenter, Jeff visited Lynda's hometown of Bristol shortly after their wedding, where they both visited several local cideries and learned about the craft of English cider. That trip was the catalyst that turned a hobby into a passion, which escalated quickly back at home. Soon, all their friends loved the Parrish homemade cider and were encouraging Jeff & Lynda to sell it - and thus Portland Cider Co. was born.

 

 

Company: Portland Cider
Brand: Kinda Dry Cider
Origin: US
Category: Cider
Packaging: 22 oz. bottles
Claims: ABV 6.5%,
Variants: View Range Here
Price: Coming soon
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Websitehttps://www.portlandcider.com/

 

 

Available in 6-pack 12oz bottles

 

 

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Alcohol Spotlight: Angry Orchard Taps Into Seasonal Flavors With Release of New Cider: Angry Orchard Tapped Maple

 

 

 

 

New seasonal cider is not-too-sweet, made with a touch of Vermont maple syrup

WALDEN, N.Y., Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the cider makers at Angry Orchard announced the national release of its new seasonal hard cider Angry Orchard Tapped Maple, available now through April. Tapped Maple blends American culinary apples with a hint of maple syrup from Vermont maple trees for a not-too-sweet cider with a big, bright apple taste.

Because cider making follows a seasonal path alongside apple trees and harvest, cider makers are especially tuned into the seasons. At Angry Orchard's Cider House in the Hudson Valley of New York, the cider makers like to play around with adding seasonal ingredients to cider recipes to create unexpected, but seasonally appropriate, flavor combinations. For example, with Angry Orchard Tapped Maple, they took inspiration from the highly-anticipated late-winter tapping of maple trees to make something completely new. The base cider is made from culinary apple juice and is actually quite dry. The maple syrup – rich in flavor and natural maple sweetness – adds a delicate balance, and gives the cider a strong maple-forward aroma, and full, round mouthfeel. It's a great flavor profile for the last days of winter leading into spring's cool start.

"Like apples, not all maple syrup is created equal. The flavors can vary significantly from season to season and depending on production techniques," said Ryan Burk, Head Cider Maker at Angry Orchard. "My team and I visited maple farmers from across the Northeast to dive deeper into the qualities that make maple syrup unique, then took those findings back to our Cider House to incorporate this natural sweetener into a dry cider we'd been working on. Ultimately, we found a nice combination with Tapped Maple."

Tasting Notes from Angry Orchard's Cider Makers:

  • Tapped Maple (5.0% ABV): Made from apples high in acidity, the dry cider base is then backsweetened – a common cider making technique that occurs after fermentation – with maple syrup to achieve balance between contrasting flavors.  This cider is made from a blend of culinary apple varieties from the renowned Pacific Northwest region including Braeburn, Fuji, Granny Smith, Gala and Pink Lady apples. Tapped Maple offers a flavorful contrast to dishes like southern fried chicken or pork tacos, but also pairs well with classic hearty desserts like bread pudding.

The seasonal experimentation also led to another new limited release cider in Angry Orchard's Winter Orchard Sampler Variety Pack, Angry Orchard Spiced Apple. Spiced Apple combines a fresh apple taste with lively seasonal spices, much like a classic baked apple pie. A mix of culinary apples like Braeburn, Fuji, Granny Smith and Gala French, and bittersweet apples, such as Amere de Berthecourt, Beden, Medaille d'or, Michelin, and Binet Rouge were used in the making of Spiced Apple.

Having traveled the world exploring various apple varieties and ingredients and uncovering new processes and techniques, the cider makers at Angry Orchard continue to hone their craft as they develop inventive and refreshing styles for drinkers to experience. The cider industry has made a recent comeback, as drinkers have embraced hard cider as a go-to alternative to beer and wine, and it's carving out its rightful place at the table.

Tapped Maple is now available in 6-packs and the Winter Orchard Sampler Variety Pack nationwide through April 2017. Spiced Apple is available as a limited release in the Winter Orchard Sampler Variety Pack through April 2017. Suggested retail price for a 6-pack is $8.99-9.99, and $15.99 – 18.99 for a variety 12-pack (price varies per market).

About Angry Orchard Cider Company:
The cider makers at Angry Orchard have been experimenting with apple varieties, ingredients and processes to develop hard cider recipes for more than 20 years. The cider makers have travelled the world to find the best apples for cider making and chose specific varieties – like French bittersweet apples from Normandy, culinary apples from Italy and the Pacific Northwest U.S. based on each cider's desired flavor profile. In fall 2015, Angry Orchard opened a new home for research and development on a historic 60-acre apple orchard in the Walden, NY. There, the cider makers will continue to drive experimentation at the Innovation Cider House, and drinkers are welcome to visit for samples of exclusive ciders made on-site. Despite the recent growth of hard cider in the US, the category is still small and relatively unknown. Angry Orchard is committed to drinker education and awareness-building to help grow the category for all craft cider makers.

Angry Orchard makes a variety of year-round craft cider styles, including Angry Orchard Crisp Apple, a crisp and refreshing fruit-forward cider that blends the sweetness of culinary apples with dryness and bright acidity from bittersweet apples for a balanced flavor profile. Angry Orchard also makes The Cider House Collection specialty ciders, as well as a variety of seasonal ciders.

To Learn More:
To find where Angry Orchard hard cider is served near you, visit the "cider finder" at http://www.angryorchard.com/cider-finder. Cider lovers can explore the Orchard online at www.angryorchard.com/our-orchard and like us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @AngryOrchard.

Angry Orchard is a registered trademark of the Angry Orchard Cider Company.

 

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Drink Spotlight: Portland Hop’Rageous Cider

 

 

Take a balanced dry cider, infuse it with the fragrant Citra variety of hops, then double down on the citrus notes of those hops by throwing in some bitter orange peel, and the result is an outrageously refreshing hopped cider that can only be described as Hop’rageous!  With equal notes of bitter hop and tangy citrus, this unexpected combination pairs well with anything coming off the grill.

 

INGREDIENTS

  • Citra hops (TM)
  • Orange peel
  • Gala apples
  • Honeycrisp apples
  • Golden delicious apples
  • Fuji apples

 

TASTING NOTES

unfiltered, dry apple, lychee fruit on tongue, grapefruit & orange peel finish

 

FOOD PAIRINGS

spaghetti, classic hamburger, cajun seasoned food

 

 

About Portland Cider

Through the marriage of English traditions
and Northwest micro-cidery techniques, Portland Cider Co. was established in 2012 by Jeff & Lynda Parrish. 

Lynda, an ex-patriot from the Somerset region of England (the Mecca of cider), married Oregon native Jeff, inspiring the English-style ciders crafted from Northwest apples Portland Cider is known for.

A long time home fermenter, Jeff visited Lynda's hometown of Bristol shortly after their wedding, where they both visited several local cideries and learned about the craft of English cider. That trip was the catalyst that turned a hobby into a passion, which escalated quickly back at home. Soon, all their friends loved the Parrish homemade cider and were encouraging Jeff & Lynda to sell it - and thus Portland Cider Co. was born.

 

 

Company: Portland Cider
Brand: Hop'Rageous Cider
Origin: US
Category: Cider
Packaging: 4-pack 12oz cans
Claims: ABV 6.5%,
Variants: View Range Here
Price: Coming soon
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Websitehttps://www.portlandcider.com/

 

 

Available in 4-pack 12oz Cans

 

 

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Packaging Spotlight: Lillevik Alpine – A Refreshing Cider

 

 

Client: Lillevik Alpine
Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
Industry: Beverage
Status: Completed

 

 

About
Lillevik Alpine is a new brand of apple cider based in Queenstown, New Zealand with strong European influences. Without artificial additives this refreshing cider has a perfect balance of sweet with a powerful flavour.

 

 

Concept
We’ve created a logo based around an attractive illustration shield. The design of the shield was inspired by the name ‘Lillevik Alpine’ that refers to a family holiday home in Norway belonging to the maker of the Cider.

Regarding the morphology of the shield we decided to work with lines, responding to the connection between Europe and Oceania. This is one of the main values that the brand has. We wanted to reflect the origins of the maker, since the taste of the cider blends between a traditional European flavour and the freshness and modernity of Oceania. Our goal is to communicate an honest identity of a product with a simplicity that makes it great. It is important to clarify that the decision to create a shield was not based on defense or heraldry. The family’s memories and special moments in their Alpine house are reflected and commemorated in this small postcard.

There is a relevance and intention that underpins every choice. The typography, colour palette, label material and print finish, all give to Lillevik Alpine Cider an impactful and appropriate visual identity. We believe that the blue shield over the red background creates a personal and different approach in this product category that generates an impact on the street.
 
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Drink Spotlight: Original Sin Elderberry Hard Cider

 

 

ELDERBERRY CIDER

Elderberries have been adding flare to hard cider for centuries. In fact, the 1822 book The American Orchardist suggests adding Elderberries to give cider "a fine colour as well as flavour." Original Sin brings back this brilliant tradition with our new Elderberry Cider.

 

PROCESS & TASTE:
A balanced cider combining the natural acid and sugar of apples with the tart qualities of elderberries.

 

  • Original Sin Hard Cider
  • American Craft Cider
  • Brewed in Small Batches
  • All Natural
  • Gluten Free
  • Est. 1996

 

About the company

Original Sin was born out of the NYC experience. The founders, all NYC’ers, came to see the need for a superior cider, a cider that was clean and complex with a noticeable bite. The quest to create the perfect recipe encompassed both day and night. Day was spent in upstate in a winery, tasting, testing and mixing. Nights were spent in NYC bars, getting feedback from bar owners and patrons. The result, Original Sin Hard Cider was released to immediate acclaim from sources as diverse as the The New York Times, Paper Magazine, and Market Watch.

 

 

Company: Original Sin
Brand: Original Sin
Slogan: Supremely Crafted
Origin: USA
Category: Cider
Packaging: 12oz (355ml)
ALC/VOL: 5%
Claims: All Natural. Gluten Free
Variants: View Range Here
Price: $12.00
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Website: www.origsin.com

 

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Drink Spotlight: The Infinite Monkey Theorem Pear Cider

 

 

Pear Cider Can 6-pack

A crisp, dry cider with clear pear flavor. Citra and Nelson Sauvin hops add a light grapefruit note. Pair with sunshine & friends, and anything from BBQ to spicy curry. GLINTCAP Gold medal winner.

 

 

About the company

The Infinite Monkey Theorem states ‘that a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter for an infinite amount of time will almost surely type a given text, such as the complete works of William Shakespeare’. 

Yes we named our winery after an old mathematical theorem. When you think about it, it’s all about creating order out of a chaotic system and, we would argue, there is nothing more chaotic than growing grapes at 4,500 ft in Colorado and making wine in a warehouse in an alley in a city.  There are an infinite number of variables at play, decisions to be made and possible outcomes.  It is the job of our team to create order out of this inherently chaotic system as we craft our ridiculously good wine.

When we started the winery, we decided to focus on the variables that really mattered: using the best grapes, harvesting them at their peak, nurturing each batch of juice as it became our wine, and getting to know the people who drink it. We also decided to get rid of the variables that don’t matter: the vineyard  location, the rolling hills, and the tasting room covered in granite and marble.

Because The Infinite Monkey Theorem believes the culture surrounding the winery helps define the wine’s quality, the winery takes its position and influence in the local Denver community very seriously.  The wines are not only expressions of the local fruit, the process, and the personality of the winemaker, but also expressions of the people drinking the wine. It is a product born out of the community and thus representative of the community.

 

 

Company: The Infinite Monkey Thereom
Brand: Pear Cider
Origin: U.S
Category: Cider
Packaging: 6-pack, 250ml
Claims: Gluten-free and dry hopped
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: 6-pack $15.00
Where to Buy: Buy OnlineStore Locator
Website: http://www.theinfinitemonkeytheorem.com/welcome

 

 

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Company Spotlight: Seattle Cider Company

 

 

NOT YOUR STANDARD CIDER.

Seattle Cider Company is Seattle’s first cidery since Prohibition, bringing true craft cider back to Seattle and across the country. Bridging the gap between wine and beer with flavorful, small-batch cider, Seattle Cider’s initial offerings – Dry and Semi-Sweet – break the mold of overly sweet cider, bringing the natural flavors of Washington apples to the forefront.

 

 

CIDER IS SIMPLE

Naturally gluten free and made from a custom blend of fresh pressed, locally grown Washington apples, Seattle Cider’s products are handcrafted with real ingredients, successfully distinguishing themselves from the mass market cider found in stores today.

 

We use a custom blend of fresh pressed Washington grown apples to create our cider.

A strain of white wine yeast is used to achieve Seattle Cider's unique flavor profile.

We use pure cane sugar - not artificial sweeteners or adjuncts - to achieve the perfectly subtle sweetness found in most of our ciders.

Real ingredients such as spices, pumpkin, raisins and more are introduced during fermentation to create unique seasonal ciders.

 

The Cider Process

STEP 1: PICKING & PRESSING THE APPLES

ONCE RIPE, APPLES ARE HANDPICKED FROM ORCHARDS IN EASTERN WASHINGTON. APPLES ARE GROUND INTO A PULP THEN PRESSED, CREATING A SUGARY JUICE CALLED “MUST.”

 

STEP 2: FERMENTATION

IN ORDER TO ELIMINATE UNWANTED WILD YEAST AND BACTERIA, THE MUST IS TREATED WITH SULFITES. AFTER 24 HOURS, A CULTURED YEAST CAN BE SAFELY PITCHED, COMMENCING FERMENTATION. ONCE ALL THE SUGARS HAVE CONVERTED INTO ALCOHOL, LEAVING LITTLE TO NO RESIDUAL SUGAR, FERMENTATION IS COMPLETE.

 

STEP 3: CLARIFICATION

THE CIDER IS THEN RUN THROUGH A FILTER TO HELP WITH CLARIFICATION.

 

STEP 4: POST-FERMENTATION

NOW ITS TIME TO CARBONATE AND AND AT TIMES, BACK SWEETEN. THIS IS THE PROCESS OF ADDING SUGAR BACK INTO THE CIDER. THE AMOUNT OF RESIDUAL SUGAR IN A CIDER IS MEASURED IN BRIX.

 

STEP 5: CAN, BOTTLE & KEG

ENJOY! OUR CIDERS ARE PACKAGED AND SENT OFF TO BE ENJOYED. FIND THEM IN 16-OUNCE CANS, 22-OUNCE BOTTLES AND ON DRAFT.

 

COMMUNITY

 

OUR MISSION

Produce, package, sell, and promote the finest quality craft cider by cultivating a work environment of innovation and exploration.

 

OUR VISION

Be a national leader in the transformation of the cider industry, admired for our dedication to real ingredients and original products.

 

VALUES

Be advocates for our community and our industry, promoting camaraderie and responsibility through intentional associations, partnerships, and participation.

 

Be dedicated to our consumers, distributors and accounts, providing superior and professional service, an approachable atmosphere, and accessibility to our products through education and enthusiasm.

 

Be the best version of ourselves—individually and collectively—by producing products we can be proud of, ongoing commitment to personal growth and learning, and reliability in all aspects of business.

 

Put employee wellbeing above all, providing a healthy, encouraging work environment where employees are able to flourish, share ideas, and benefit from a positive work/life balance.

 

As a promise to our customers and ourselves, always demonstrate bravery and ingenuity by pushing boundaries and striving toward true originality through our products.

 

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

We are honored to partner with a handful of organizations on an ongoing basis, supporting their efforts and helping champion their causes. Whether through donations or lending a helping hand, we strive to give back and support the city that continues to embrace and support us. A big thanks to our community partners for doing what they do to help build a more vibrant community.

 

 

FIND US IN THE WOODS

The Woods tasting room – located in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood at 4660 Ohio Ave S – is where visitors can sample and taste our unique, handcrafted ciders while seeing and sitting right where it all happens.

Shared with Two Beers Brewing, The Woods features 24 tap handles, seating for more than 150 people, a sun-filled outdoor patio, HD TVs for watching the game and games, including pool, shuffleboard and darts. Pull up a seat to our handcrafted bar and enjoy a great selection of pints and tasters, or grab cans and bottles to go. Hungry? Now located inside The Woods is the first brick-and-mortar location for Bread & Circuses, offering reimagined versions of bar favorites, plated and shareable items, and a rotating menu changing with the season. Please note, the tasting room is 21+ and dogs are always welcome.

Want to know what’s happening at The Woods? Make sure to ‘like’ us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and check out the blog for the latest news from The Woods.

 

Visit the Seattle Cider Company Site Here!

 

 

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