We raise a glass, toasting friends, family and all the Northwest has to offer. Celebrate the winter season with this special release. Join the club or give a cider gift before we sell out! One-time box sales for this release are closed but club memberships are available. Cider is shipping now.
Spread cheer this winter season with an artfully curated selection of craft ciders from the Pacific Northwest. This winter-inspired cider collection invites you to delight in the wonder of the season, discovering flavors of Oregon’s Hood River Valley. Taste natural winemaking techniques working their magic on apples in Double Mountain’s Pét-nat style cider, Little Spy. Drink in a single varietal, McIntosh from Western Cider, crafted from apples grown in Montana’s 80 year old historic Bitterroot Valley orchard. Slow down, sip and savor Union Hill’s 10 months barrel aged Whiskey Business. Cozy up with Schilling’s Chaider, a quintessential seasonal selection with just the right amount of warming spices, perfect to drink on its own or in a cocktail. Make celebrations and gifting easy with NW Cider Club’s expertly curated Winter Cheer release, shipped to 39 states!
The Discover Winter Cheer release includes the 6 ciders listed below. This release is $59 plus shipping and handling. Email email@example.com for a shipping estimate.
The Discover 12 Winter Cheer release includes 2 of each of the Discover ciders (12 total) and is $118 plus shipping and handling.
The Discover & Elevated Winter Cheer release includes 4 Elevated and 6 Discover ciders and is $148 plus shipping and handling.
Join the club and get ready to toast the season!
A mix of 6 hand picked ciders from the Pacific Northwest, sure to offer some winter cheer.
Dry Cider 6.7% ABV (500 ml)
For this flagship, all-apple cider Double Mountain kept it simple using local fruit from their own Hood River, Oregon orchard. Newtown’s and old-world cider apples are pressed and fermented on a house yeast strain. They give the cider plenty of time to dry out and develop wondrous aromas of juicy pear, lychee, green fruit, and chamomile. It finishes tart, crisp, dry, and quenching, making it the perfect cider to toast the season with.
Union Hill Cider Co
Field Blend 7% ABV (500 ml)
Union Hill brings apple varieties together like a colorful family gathering this season. Field Blend, a true taste of Washington fruit, is a union of nine apples and three orchards. Ripe Granny Smith apples shine through in this year’s blend, which also includes: Honeycrisp, Fuji, Harry Master’s, Red and Gold Delicious, Cosmic Crisp, Snowdrift Crab and Bramley. Notes of green apple and lemon are abundant at the start, fading to a clean, off-dry finish.
Little Spy 7.5% ABV (500 ml)
Borrowing a few techniques from the natural wine world, Double Mountain Little Spy starts with macerated American heirloom cider apples from Oregon’s Hood River Valley, their juice resting on the skins and seeds before pressing. This cider is fermented slowly at a low temperature to maximize the fruit’s nuanced expression, highlighting notes of citron, Riesling grape, and ripe pear. True to Pét-nat Style, any carbonation is the result of careful attention and a true handcrafted cider.
McIntosh Single Variety 6.8% ABV (500 ml)
Best In Show and Gold Medal winner at the Portland International Cider Competition, Western Cider brings you a balanced single varietal cider using heirloom McIntosh apples. These quintessential Montana apples are grown on gnarled eighty-year-old trees from one of the last plantings of the historic Bitterroot Valley apple era. Perfect for any occasion, this big sky country grown McIntosh is renowned for its vivid apple aromatics and tannic finish.
Schilling Hard Cider
Chaider 6.5% ABV (12 oz)
Schilling’s Chaider brings you cozy cheer from Seattle, Washington this winter. This spiced cider begins with fresh pressed Northwest apples adding a local, custom, proprietary Chai Tea blend, a collaboration with Kinglet Tea of Portland. A balanced infusion of warming spices marries with fresh fruit to create something semi-sweet and special. A crowd favorite, this unique, seasonal cider is perfect for sweater-weather and fireside imbibing, crafting cocktails or served hot with a cinnamon stick. The possibilities are endless!
Fat Robin 5% ABV (12 oz)
Hankering for a taste of summer as the chill sets in? Western Cider in Missoula, Montana combines Flathead cherries from Fat Robin Orchard and Flathead Lake Cherry Growers Association on Finley Point, with Northwest apples to create a sessionable cider bursting with classic cherry flavors. A drive around Montana’s Flathead Lake during summer brings sightings of the legendary Flathead cherry. Cool summer nights, long summer days, and glacial soils – combined with the magical “lake effect” make for cherry varieties with an incomparable sweetness and tang.