Portland Cider Releases Spicy and Zesty Key Lime Habanero in Cans

A taproom fan favorite makes its return from Portland Cider Co. as the cider maker releases Key Lime Habanero Cider for the first time in cans. This spicy, yet zesty cider made its debut nearly five years ago at the annual Cider Summit festival and has been a seasonal offering on tap in the pubs ever since. Now part of Portland Cider Co.’s Small Batch series, Key Lime Habanero will be available in a limited run through June. 

Key Lime Habanero is described as an off-dry cider that’s tangy and complex, offering a balanced heat from semi-sweet key lime juice and fresh habanero pepper blended with Northwest apples. Semi-sweet with light tannins and a spice-forward nose, the cider is at home alongside seafood tacos, coconut curry, or a big basket of chips, guac and mango salsa.

“The guests who visit us in our taprooms have a lot of influence when it comes to what we put in cans, and Key Lime Habanero has been a hit since the first time we poured it. It’s quite a sensory experience for the taste buds, with the complex layers of citrus tang and peppery heat layered with sweet apples,” said Portland Cider co-owner Jeff Parrish, in a statement. “Our three locations are like our laboratories. We get to share the fruits of our imagination, playing with different flavors, yeasts and techniques, and see what hits. Though Key Lime Habanero is new to cans, it’s time-tested and well-loved, and we’re looking forward to putting it into more people’s hands.”

Key Lime Habanero Cider will be available through June in 19.2 ounce cans throughout the cidery’s distribution footprint in Oregon, Washington, Colorado, and most of California, and on draft at the cidery’s three pub locations. Cider fans can locate any Portland Cider using the company’s Cider Finder online.

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