The excitement level is getting high for the Portland Timbers as they enter the MLS Playoffs on Monday, October 30th on the road in Houston. One hour prior to the match, Cider Riot! will release Porter’s Perfection Bourbon-Barrel Aged Single Varietal Cider. This collaboration cider was made with Timbers Head Coach Caleb Porter.
Beginning at 5:30pm Cider Riot! will release this limited cider to the public. With only 34 cases we are sure that this barrel-aged bottle will not last around for very long.
Porter’s Perfection Single Varietal Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cider Description: Porter’s Perfection is a bourbon-barrel aged single varietal cider. The English bittersharp Porter’s Perfection apple has been used for over a century to make world champion ciders. In the fall of 2016 we had an abundant crop of Porter’s Perfection apples and teamed up with Coach Caleb Porter to make a cider that was worthy of competing at the highest level.
After fermentation, the cider aged for a year, going through malolactic refermentation, and finished up in Woodford Reserve Old Forester Bourbon Barrels. Caleb Porter came by the cidery to help select the final blend on October 20th. We’re confident this cider has the juice to go all the way to the finals. Subtle bourbon and barrel notes complement the tart flavor of this classic bittersharp cider.
Porter’s Perfection will be on draft and available in bottles to go, and the Timbers match will be on in HD.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.