The best season of the year has finally arrived and the second we saw a tree with one red leaf on it we went out and bought all the pumpkin brews! Living in the Northwest means we have access to amazing local cideries and a couple were even kind enough to send us a sample of their fall seasonals. There's something for everyone, no matter what your go-to fall flavor is!
Hollow Jack from 2 Towns Ciderhouse
Semi-sweet, 6.4% ABV
This autumnal brew is made up of fresh-pressed apples, caramelized heirloom pumpkins, sweet potatoes, and a dash of honey and spices. We loved the tartness and that you can really taste the pumpkin notes as it isn’t masked by spices. This is 2 Towns first pumpkin cider to ever be bottled and it’s pretty damn fine!
Chaider from Schilling Cider
Sweet, 6.5% ABV
If chai is your fall flavor of choice, this cider is for you. The first time Dustin and I tasted this was actually on our first date so we were so excited to review it again here! This is an annual release from Schilling Cider where they collaborate with Dragonfly Chai, a specialty tea microbrewery in Portland, Oregon, to produce this autumnal bliss!
Sweet Aged Apple from Locust Cider
Sweet, 5% ABV
This award winning cider is full of flavor. What’s just as amazing as the cider is that Locust gives a portion of sales of every cider you purchase to the hydrocephalus association, an organization that works to improve the lives of those living with this rare brain condition. You can read more about their cause and donate at LocustCider.com.
Forest Ginger from Finnriver
Semi-sweet, 6.5% ABV
Heirloom apples, fir tips and organic ginger combine to create a crisp cider with earthy, herbal notes and a hint of spice. This botanical cider is made from Washington apples and fermented on their farm on the Olympic Peninsula, then stepped with locally harvested Douglas Fir needles. It doesn’t get more Northwest than that!
Cliffbreaks Blend from Snowdift Cider Co.
Semi-sweet, 7.1% ABV
This fresh take on a classic English cider has notes of grapefruit, melons and dried butterscotch. This is Snowdrift’s most popular cider and is made in the heart of Washington apple country, just east of Wenatchee. The light carbonation and medium body makes this a great complement to rich, savory fall favorites like sweet potatoes and stews.
Pumpkin Spice from Seattle Cider
Semi-Sweet, 6.9% ABV
Crisps apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, clove and just a touch of pumpkin combine to create this flavorful fall cider. It’s the perfect companion for all you favorite fall shenanigans like tailgating, hiking and pumpkin carving.
Give these a try and let us know which one is your favorite!