Seattle Cider Company

Wait, why am I writing about a cider company? This blog is called BreweryTreks, not CideryTreks. Am I turning my back on my principles? Does anybody care? The answers to these pressing questions are: because, maybe, and I doubt it. Anyway, the guy who owns Two Beers Brewing started Seattle Cider Company, so there’s the beer connection if that matters to you. Washington doesn’t allow breweries to make cider — hence, Two Beers and Seattle Cider are separate companies with separate facilities, although they are right next to each other. So it gets a separate post, to keep things all legal. The Two Beers taproom, The Woods, has all the Seattle Cider offerings on tap, conveniently enough. When I rolled in last October to try a guest fresh hop beer they had on tap and found out it had just blown, I thought, why not try the cider flight? Have to say, I quite liked the idea of drinking little tasting goblets of cider while watching the Seahawks game.

Seattle Cider flight

Cider flight at The Woods, combined taproom for Two Beers Brewing and Seattle Cider Company for your drinking convenience — Seattle, WA

    Rob’s Picks

  • Semi-Sweet – 6.5% – Smooth. Nice apple flavor and just enough sweetness.
  • Pumpkin Spice – 6.5% – Big cinnamon and nutmeg flavors that give way to apple. Pumpkin apple pie? Again, just enough sweetness. Not much pumpkin, but that’s okay.
  • Gin Botanical – 6.5% – Juniper flavor, not too big, but quite present throughout. Some floral, too. Goes well with the apple and balances the sweetness nicely.
  • Dry-Hopped Semi-Sweet – 6.5% – Very smooth. Good apple flavor with very complementary underlying floral hop flavor.
    The Rest

  • PNW Berry – 6.9% – Made with raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries, along with the usual apples. Berry aroma. Berry flavors mix well with the apple and give a nice tartness. Bit of alcohol edge, and there’s some sweetness that builds up. Body kind of watery. Would prefer bigger flavors.
  • Dry – 6.5% – Slightly tart. Light apple flavor. Some wateriness.

In case anyone is worried this blog will turn into a cider love fest, I’ll make you this promise: I will not write about cider for the next 20 blog posts. (Yes, I’m that far behind on breweries that I can actually keep that promise.)

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