With winter fast approaching, Clackamas, Oregon based Portland Cider Co. is all set with two wintertime cider releases. Look for the brand-new Cranberry Mule Cider and fan-favorite Santa’s Sauce are launching just in time for the holiday season.
Cranberry Mule is Portland Cider’s newest creation, offering ripe cranberry flavors over subtle apple notes with bright, juicy lime and a hint of fresh ginger. It pours a gorgeous ruby hue, adding a vibrant sparkle of color to any festive occasion. Delicious as a cocktail stand-in, or alongside your favorite wintertime foods.
Santa’s Sauce, a taproom favorite for almost a decade, is returning this winter in limited 16-ounce cans. This festively spiced cider is made with Northwest apples, and infused with cinnamon, cardamom, and a touch of cayenne pepper. It’s spicy and warm, pairs well with roasted turkey and sweet potatoes, and is perfectly suited to holiday desserts like gingerbread, eggnog cheesecake, or apple pie ala mode.
“A sparkling pint of cider is becoming the holiday beverage of choice for more and more people,” said Jared Moe, Vice President of Sales at Portland Cider Co. “Each of these releases are festive and fun, perfectly crafted to encourage folks to ‘Pick Cider’ this season as they plan their winter holiday festivities.”
Cranberry Mule cider is available in 6-pack, 12oz cans through the end of the year throughout the cidery’s distribution footprint in Oregon, Washington, Colorado, and most of California. Santa’s Sauce is available in 4-pack, 16oz cans. throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington and on draft at the cidery’s three pub locations. Cider fans can locate any Portland Cider using the company’s Cider Finder online.
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.