Topic Archives: Ciders

Posted in Coming Soon, Crispin/Fox Barrel Ciders, Don't Miss This

Crispin 15 Men, a New Rum Aged Cider

Crispin 15 Men Cider

Crispin 15 Menthe cidery’s first ever rum barrel-aged cider, releases in early October.

Crispin 15 Men alludes to the classic tale by Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island, and is set to punctuate the taste buds with thoughts of pirates, buried treasure, and swashbuckling adventure.

The mixture of Colfax apple wine was aged in dark rum barrels, and then topped off with wildflower honey and dark candied syrup.

Crispin 15 Men is a limited small batch cider, a part of the cidery’s “Barrel Aged Limited Releases” in 22 ounce bottles beginning in October.

Style: Cider (Barrel-Aged, Rum
Availability: 22oz Bottles
Release: October, 2015

6.9% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases, Woodchuck Cider

Woodchuck Lazy Hazy Crazy Joins Out on a Limb

Woodchuck Lazy Hazy Crazy Lemon

Woodchuck Lazy Hazy Crazy Lemon joins the cidery’s Out on a Limb Series this week. The series is a rotating six pack of one-off and experimental ciders.

Woodchuck Lazy Hazy Crazy Lemon is actually a hybrid of a hard cider and a shandy. Woodchuck uses McIntosh, Empire, and Cortland apples infused with fresh lemon juice and lemongrass.

The light body, combined with hints of lemongrass and citrus aroma, make this semi-dry cider a perfectly refreshing summer beverage.

Woodchuck Lazy Hazy Crazy Lemon is available in 12oz bottles. While the label changes, the six pack does not.

Style: Cider / Shandy Hybrid (w/ Lemongrass, Lemon Juice)
Availability: 12oz Bottles. One-Off release.
Launch: Week of June 8th, 2015

4.2% ABV

Posted in Burnside Brewing, New Releases

Burnside Fruit of the Garden of Good & Evil, A Fest Exclusive

Burnside Fruit of the Garden of Good & Evil

Burnside Fruit of the Garden of Good & Evil, a Portland Fruit Beer Festival exclusive release.

Burnside Fruit of the Garden of Good & Evil is a collaboration with Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider. The beer is a blend of fruit beer with pineapple and apricot, plus ghost chilies scotch bonnet peppers, and aji peppers.

This unholy marriage of beer and cider is the ultimate temptation of luscious, juicy and tropical fruit character with notes of Pineapple and Apricot that pulls you in before ending in a firey tropical heat of Ghost Peppers, Scotch Bonnets and Aji peppers and a thirst quenching 4.5%

Burnside Fruit of the Garden of Good & Evil is available in 22oz bottles, at Burnside Brewing during the festival and special events around Portland, Oregon.

Style: Fruit Beer (w/ Pineapple, Apricot, Chili Peppers.)
Availability: 22oz bottles. Limited.

4.5% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases, Woodchuck Cider

Woodchuck Oopsie Daisy Joins Out on a Limb Series

Woodchuck Oopsie Daisy

Woodchuck Oopsie Daisy is the lastest release to join the cider’s Out on a Limb Series. Out on a Limb is a rotating six-pack that features some of Woodchuck’s most creative cider varieties. Oopsie Daisy features chamomile flowers, lending the cider a spring flavor.

Oopsy Daisy is infused with real chamomile flowers, which lead to sweet honey and citrus notes for a smooth taste. Crafted with common eating apples such as McIntosh and Cortland, this cider is semi-dry with a delicate floral aftertaste.

The packaging for the Out on a Limb Series doesn’t change, but the bottle art does. Woodchuck Oopsie Daisy is available in 12oz bottles for a limited time.

Style: Cider (w/ Chamomile Flowers)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: January, 2015

5.5% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Woodchuck Cider

Woodchuck Gumption Joins Year Round Cider Linup

Woodchuck Gumption

Woodchuck Cider (Middlebury, VT) marks 24 years of following their own (cider) path, with new Gumption Cider.

Nearly a quarter of a decade ago when Woodchuck made the business decision to re-introduce America to hard cider, they were taking a gamble. One that would pay off.

“The word gumption means initiative, resourcefulness, spunk and guts, and from the very beginning in a two-car garage in a small town in Vermont, we have demonstrated those qualities,“ says President and CEO Dan Rowell. “There’s a reason we have gained such a strong following of people who love our cider, and our pioneering spirit will continue to fuel all that we do.”

Woodchuck Gumption draws its name from legendary showman PT Barnum quote. The art work is also a nod to the circus founder. Gumption is created using a blend of fresh juice from common eating apples and dry bittersweet cider apples. The unique flavor comes from the apple blends.

Woodchuck Gumption will be a year round offering starting in March, 2015.

Style: Cider
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Year Round.
Release: March, 2015

5.5% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases, Woodchuck Cider

Woodchuck Cheeky Cherry Joins Limb Series

Woodchuck Cheeky Cherry is the lastest release to join the cider’s Out on a Limb Series. Out on a Limb is a rotating six-pack that features some of Woodchuck’s most creative cider varieties. Cheeky Cherry features tart cherries, giving the cider a puckering finish.

Cheeky Cherry is created using a mix of culinary and bittersweet apples. Michigan Tart Cherries are added following fermentation to provide a deep red color and a tart, sweet finish.

The packaging for the Out on a Limb Series doesn’t change, but the bottle art does. Woodchuck Cheeky Cherry is available in 12oz bottles for a limited time.

Style: Cider (w/ Cherries)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: January, 2015

5.5% ABV

Posted in Beer News, Don't Miss This, Woodchuck Cider

Barrel Aged Woodchuck Spitter Splinter Cider Joins Limb Series

Woodchuck Spitter Splinter

The next offering in Woodchuck Cider’s Out on a Limb Series is Spitter Splinter, a barrel aged cider.

“Spitter” refers to European bittersweet apples used in this release, known for their tart and acidic nature. The fermented juice is aged in bourbon barrels, giving the cider vanilla and oaky notes.

The Out on a Limb Series is a rotating selection of one-off, experimental ciders. The packaging stays the same, but the ciders change every 45-60 days.

Style: Ciders (Barrel Aged. Bourbon)
Availability: 12oz Bottles. Limited release.
Arrival: December, 2014

5.5% ABV