November 13, 2013
We have been working hard to have some great draft on these days. We currently have the Alice, our single varietal Granny Smith cider, and our Le Grande Pomme, Manchurian Crab blend with Quince, on tap. We release our famous Smoked Cider today, November 13th. This year’s smoked is a blend of Oregon grown Golden Supreme & Pink Lady apples, from the great folks at Portland Fruit Company. The apples are then smoked in house over apple wood to create a one of a kind cider. None of these are being bottled, so come in and fill a growlette (32oz jug) of them before they run out!
November 13, 2013
November 21st – Bushwhacker Cidery is pleased to host Finnriver Farm & Cidery for a winter showcase of their fantastic lineup of ciders and apple brandy fruit wines on Thursday, November 21st. Located on the wild and rural Olympic Peninsula in Washington, Finnriver has a more diverse lineup than just about any other cidery and for one night you can indulge in a glorious assortment of beverages for cider and fruit lovers as well as take bottles and chocolates home for yourself or as gifts.
Finnriver’s lovely Jana Daisy-Ensign will be at Bushwhacker and able to answer any question about Finnriver’s extroardinary lineup while offering free samples from the bottles of their rare Artisan champagne style cider, port-style apple wine and apple brandy fruit wines. Meanwhile at the bar, Bushwhacker will have all 8 taps taken over by their ciders. These include the popular sparkling ciders from their regular lineup, limited releases and seasonal releases from their botanically infused line.
Vanessa of Smitten: Artisan Truffles is handcrafting custom chocolate “cordial cups” as an optional serving vessel for the Finnriver port-style and apple brandy fruit wines. She is also experimenting using Finnriver’s apple brandy fruit wines in chocolate truffles that will be for sale at the event.
There is no cost for this event and sampling is free. We encourage everyone to consider purchasing bottles or chocolates for home or as gifts for the holidays!
September 9, 2013
Time goes fast!! This September 21st is our 3 ear anniversary party, and first annual cider fest. The fun goes from open to close, and the cider fest is from 3-6, featuring 2 Towns, Outcider, Farmhouse, Bull Run, and Finnegan ciders. Hate paying fest fees? Guess what…this is a complimentary cider fest, as a big thanks to all of you for the past three years.
We will also have some awesome food, courtesy of Brooklyn House Restaurant, and custom made sausages from Edelweiss featuring sausage made with our cider, and some made with Green Flash beer.
Also some nice live tunes, and maybe we can even squeeze in some Corn Hole!!
We’re extending the patio for the day, so plenty of room for all!!
W will be closed all day on August, 12th, 2013, and will reopen normal hours on Tuesday the 13th. Thanks!
If your out & about this weekend, make sure to stop by the Portland Fruit Beer Fest, to try two of our offerings. 1: Our Lemongrass Ginger, and 2: another amazing collaboration with our friends at Upright Brewing. This year, we did a Upright Black Currant Six/ Bushwhacker Rose Hip Cider blend, then stuck it in a Big Bottom Whiskey barrel for a bit.
We got some of our Sequoia, Coastal Cranberry, and Gin Barrel ciders back in stock. Not a lot, but enough to keep a few of you happy hopefully!
The newest shipment of Gin Barrel is hitting our distributor, Maletis, this Wednesday. This is one of the best Gin Barrel ciders we have made I think. This current batch was made from 100% Gravenstein apples from North Plains, OR. They were all hand picked, and then pressed and juiced by our neighbors at Portland Juice Press. The carbonation on this batch is very low, just a bit above still. I hope you like it. It is available at Bushwhacker by the bottle, or at better bottle shops.
In the midst of harvest, comes a cider we have been aging in Big Bottom Whiskey barrels for just over 4 months. We found some time to bottle this very special cider. The cider has an amazing nose of vanilla, a nice balanced acid mouth feel, and a slightly oaky finish with just a hint of whiskey.
It is available at Bushwhacker, and at various bottle shops.
We are now open on Monday’s again, from 5-11, and it’s our SIN (Service Industry Night) night. Just show your valid OLCC or Food Handlers Card and receive great deals on draft, and cans.
Also, starting this week, it’s our weekly Woodchuck Wednesday, featuring super prices on Woodchuck Draft.
I wish I could tell you the prices (OLCC won’t let us), but you’ll just have to come in and see for yourself!!
On tap right now is our Project Z. Why is it called that? It was made using apple from EZ Orchards. It’s a blend of French and British cider apples, that I fermented completely dry. You can notice some subtle similarities between our blend and EZ Orchards, but that being said, they are pretty different. A few reasons is that I used a Champagne yeast, and Kevin does no use added yeast at all. Also, my blend used a lot less varieties than his. We also use different fermentation methods, mine being quicker and warmer, and his taking much longer and at lower temps.
Try it before it’s gone!!