It’s a season for celebrations, and we’ve got a few ciders to celebrate with. For us it’s not only Yuletide, Christmas, and Chanukah, but Nov. 27th marked 5 years since we got our TTB license allowing us to make cider legally. It’s been a tough journey, and we can’t thank you enough for helping us get where we are today despite all the challenges along the way. We hope to see you this holiday season.
We are thankful to be able to enjoy a glass of hot mulled cider in the pub in this cold weather. Why not stop in for a glass tonight?
MLS Cup viewing party Saturday Dec. 8
In 2015 we hosted a tasting at the Portland Airport on the way to the MLS Cup in Columbus and Timber Jim was our first customer. The Timbers won the Cup and we all celebrated with Caleb Porter and the team. In 2016 we got together with Coach Porter and made Porter’s Perfection, a single varietal bittersharp cider finished in Woodford Reserve Old Forester Bourbon barrels. Saturday we’ll be tapping the last keg of Porter’s Perfection for the match. Come watch the Timbers take on Atlanta!
Nocino Barrel-Aged Cider
Available in bottles at the pub only
We’re subtitling this dry cider the Ghost of Italian Christmas Past, as it spent the better part of a year aging in a Nocino barrel from Stone Barn Brandyworks, and is redolent with baking spice, sugar cookies, like an Old World yuletide. Nocino is an Italian cordial made with immature walnuts and spices. The fine folks at Stone Barn foraged the walnuts in the barrel from Reed College campus, and aged a rye whiskey on them to produce their Nocino, we then filled the barrel with a bittersweet apple cider, released as the Italian Job, then refilled it with desert fruit cider and let it mellow for nine months and blended in a bit of our 1763 West Country Cider, and rum barrel aged dessert fruit cider. The resulting cider has plenty of walnut and oak tannin, and notes of vanilla, cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. A perfect wintertime tipple.
Pick up some Rudy’s for your holiday party, or Bring the Party to Us
We’ve got flagons and bottles of Rudy’s Cranberry Hibiscus cider available for all your holiday party needs.
Alternately you can rent out the cidery, pub or any one of our private rooms for your holiday party needs. Contact ciderbreanneATgmail to enquire about available dates and rates today.