Bushwhacker Cider

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House Ciders

Current Ciders-Check for availability

The Gin Barrel One-Draft only

Fermented in Ransom Spirits or Rogue spent Gin Barrels, The Gin Barrel One has nothing subtle about it. The cider is fermented for about ten days in the barrel, then transferred and aged again in a gin barrel for three months. The cider has no juice add back, sugars, or sulfites added. Perfect for the gin lover, the notes of Juniper & other botanicals come through in the nose, all the way to the finish. Appearance is cloudy, lightly carbonated, ABV 6.2%
At discretion, the cider maker adds a touch of ginger to this batch, and releases in draft form only as Ginnger.

Cellar Smeller-Draft only

Our Mountain Rose cider aged in 5 gallon Rogue Rum barrels. Because these barrels are small, our cider picks up the rum and oak nuances quickly. This cider is just off dry, and has a strong rummy nose & flavor. The finish is clean with a hint of vanilla. The appearance is clear and straw colored, ABV 6.9%.

Diabolo Pomme

A devilish cider, made from Oregon apples, then aged in a cask that originally held an experimental batch of Rogue Dead Guy Whiskey infused with Chipotle peppers. The base cider is Semi-Dry & fruit forward. The whiskey and oak flavors are prevalent with just a hint of Chipotle. It is lightly carbonated, clear in appearance, and has a light golden color, ABV 6.9%.

Forgotten Trail-12oz Bottles or Draft

Bushwhacker Forgotten Trail is not too sweet, not too dry, with a little fresh juice add back to give it a fruitier nose, and slightly sweeter mouth feel. Appearance is cloudy, carbonation is medium, ABV 5.6%

Newberg Scrump 2013-Draft Only

All apples in the Newberg Scrump are cider varieties, and were hand picked in an orchard near Newberg, OR. Every year the blend of apples varies depending on availability. The cider has no juice, sweeteners, or sulfites added. The nose is phenolic and appley. It has a big burst of fruit and a clean, dry finish. It is lightly carbonated and unfiltered, with a golden straw color that can range between hazy and cloudy in appearance.

Ciders in Production

Settle Down Easy-Draft only

Our bartenders were invited to produce a 5 gallon batch of their very own. Dillon’s batch incorporates a small amount of caramel smoked over peanut shells. The appearance is slightly hazy and pale straw in color. It is slightly sweet with a clean, dry finish. The caramel flavor is complemented nicely with a touch of smokey nuttiness. It is currently aging and will be released on draft only soon. **Allergen Notice: Contains the smoke from Peanut shells.**

Mum’s the Word-Draft only

Back by popular demand, Mum’s the Word is a dry cider infused with Chrysanthemum. It boasts a floral nose and has a light floral flavor to complement the dryness of the cider. It is a refreshing beverage for a spring or summer day.

Past or Seasonal Ciders

Mountain Rose 2013-750ml Bottles or Draft

A single varietal of Mountain Rose apples, a red fleshed apple, sourced from Parkdale, OR. No sugar, juice add back, or sulfites were added. The nose is sharp and appley. This cider is dry, with a hint of sweetness in the mid-palette, a pleasantly complex mouth-feel, and clean finish. It is unfiltered with a clear golden color with a hint of pink, and is lightly carbonated.

Bushwhacker Smoked 2013-Draft Only

First made in 2011, this is our annual fall/winter seasonal produced for draft only. This year, we hand smoked all of the apples in small batches over apple wood, then pressed and fermented. We did not add any sugar, juice, or sulfites. The nose is woodsmoke and apple blossom. The taste is smoky & tart, with a hint of natural apple sweetness. It is reminiscent of a peaty scotch. Unfiltered, the appearance is slightly hazy and light straw in color.

Sequoia

Sequoia was a semi dry cider that was aged 5 months in Big Bottom Whiskey barrels. These barrels held white port for over a year before being filled with Big Bottom Whiskey, and then were filled with our cider. This was a limited release in 2012 with proceeds going to the Oregon Humane Society.