For its final seasonal cider of the year Portland Cider used only two ingredients to make its Cranberry Cider. The cidery used a fermented blend of fresh cranberries from Everest Farms in Bandon, Oregon and fresh pressed Northwest apple juice. The result is a medium sweet and slightly tart cider, reminiscent of a cranberry relish.
“Our cranberry cider this year is better than it has ever been,” stated owner Jeff Parrish in a statement. “This marks our third year producing this cider with fresh cranberries from Everest Farms, and our experience from previous years has taught us how to get the most from their fruit. The result is absolutely delicious!”
Cranberry Cider is described as offering notes of orange zest, a tart finish, and a beautiful red color, this full-bodied cider is the ideal complement to the Thanksgiving meal. It pairs well with turkey – especially smoked turkey – spinach salad, meatloaf, and buttery, soft cheeses like brie.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 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 Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.