Do you remember your first cider encounter Food? Was it love at first sip?
For many, the path to becoming a true cider fan is one of exploration, with some unexpected discoveries along the way. We invite you to come along with our team of cider experts and wander the path to cider love. If you’re already a member, thank you! Why not spread the word or give the gift of cider?
Join NW Cider Club today and we’ll travel together on your cider journey. But don’t delay, presales for our Discover & Elevated Clubs end 5/27!
One thing we’ve learned from years in this dynamic craft category, is the world of cider is diverse. To help you enjoy your cider experience to the fullest, our club releases always offer a taste of education. We are focused on cider styles this summer! Read on for more about perry, barrel aged offerings & check out the full line up from our summer release.
CIDER STYLE: PERRY Perry, is uniquely made from 100% pears, rather than apples. Pear cider is made from pressed apples with the addition of pear juice.
Stemming from a deep rooted international history in England’s perry heartland (especially Herefordshire), perry can be light, refreshing and sometimes reminiscent of white wine.
The Northwest has a special connection to modern perry. Oregon & Washington grow some of the best (and nearly 90%) of the nations fresh pears. While not necessarily or exclusively crafted from traditional perry pear varieties, NW perry is gaining in popularity.
CIDER STYLE: BARREL AGED
From the apple tree, back to the wood– barrel aging and cider go hand in hand. Barrel aged ciders can be robust and bold, with toasty oak notes and hints of whiskey or present more subtlety, integrating the complexity imparted from barrel aging neatly into the cider profile.
In Montana’s Bitteroot Valley, Western Cider crafts Hewe’s Rouge with Hewe’s Virginia Crab (a bittersharp apple) & Frequin Rouge (a French bittersweet apple). The blend spends three months in barrel and seven months in tank, emerging with complex, assertive apple skin notes. This estate offering is included in the Elevated Styles club box.
In the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, Greenwood Cider’s signature dry cider blend is aged for five months in whiskey barrels from Seattle’s Westland Distillery. This bright, fruity and dry cider is part of the not-to-be missed line up in our Discover Styles club box.
When you sign up for club you don’t need to do anything further to keep receiving curated ciders quarterly.Have questions? Just drop us a line. We’re happy to help anytime!