Award winning semi-dry cider. Crafted with English cider apple varietals grown at our orchard in Dundee, OR. 8.4% ABV Available year-round in 500 mL bottles and 1/6 BBL kegs.
"The nose is a richly laden combination of cooked apple, freshly cut sweet apple, floral notes, a hint of cider must, intriguing cherry aromas and something slightly herbal. As for flavors, well, this is tasty cider. We recommend it highly."
- The Cider Journal
Balanced and approachable, Citizen is our original cider, first released in 2009. The 2017 blend is a mix of just 5 apple varieties - Kingston Black, Porter’s Perfection, Tremlett’s Bitter, Major, and Newtown Pippin. The 8.4% ABV is a natural result of the intense and concentrated quality of the bittersweet apples. Citizen is fermented with champagne yeast and lightly back-sweetened with organic cane sugar. The final product is a full-flavored cider with tannin and body to spare; yet it remains enjoyable for the cider traditionalist and novice alike.
Pressing traditional cider apples used in the Citizen blend.
Kingston Black and Major apples before being washed, sorted, and pressed.
Slake Your Thirst! Cider aged for months in whiskey barrels is blended with cider from Oregon grown heirloom apples. The result? Slake, a dry barrel aged blend. The whiskey is not overpowering, and delicate notes of vanilla and oak are present. 6.9% ABV. Available year-round in 500mL bottles and 1/6 & 1/2 barrel kegs.
"Approachable and balanced."
- CiderCraft Magazine
"Delicate and pure in its refreshment."
- Sip Northwest
Whiskey barrels used for aging Slake. Cider is aged for minimum of 6 months and then blended with non-barreled cider.
Oregon grown heirloom apples used in Slake blend.
Mad Perry - Spring Seasonal
NW perry with vanilla & cardamon
A perfectly spiced perry, Mad Perry is fermented from 100% NW pear juice (65% D'Anjou, 35% Bosc) using a lively champagne yeast. The finished perry is then aged with whole vanilla beans and cardamon pods. Semi-sweet, with light carbonation and flavor to spare. 6.7% ABV. Available in 500 mL bottles and 1/6 & 1/2 bbl kegs.
Whole cardamom pods (Elettaria cardamomum) are aged in the perry.
Wild fermented traditional sharp cider, made from a blend of crab apples, heirloom apples, and French bittersweet cider apple varieties. Available in 750 mL bottles or 1/6 & 1/2 BBL kegs.
2017 GLINTCAP Best In Class - Heritage Dry Category
Made from primarily two varieties of apple, Summer Set is a showcase of how complex the simple apple can be. The blend is comprised of Dolgo, a crabapple variety originating in Siberia, and Gravenstein, the national apple of Denmark; which was ﬁrst planted on the West Coast in 1811. Dolgo is incredibly sour and tannic, and gives a bright and powerful tartness to the cider. It is mellowed by Gravenstein, a multi-purpose heirloom with softer acids and light tannins. French cider apple varieties are used for tannic balance and additional body. The cider was allowed to ferment naturally with the wild yeast found on the apple skins. The sharp acidity fades quickly into wonderful ﬂoral notes, with a semi-dry, balanced ﬁnish. Both Dolgo and Gravenstein are early apple varieties, and in 2016, our ﬁrst year producing this cider, we were pressing and fermenting by the end of July. Summer Set is a ﬁtting name for a cider from such early apples!
2017 Harvest - 7.1% ABV - Apple varieties: 40% Dolgo Crab, 40% Gravenstein, less than 5% of the following: Nehou, Medaille D’Or, Michelin, Muscadette de Dieppe, Vilberie, GoldRush, Golden Russet.
200 cases produced
2016 Harvest - 6.5% ABV - Apple varieties: 50% Dolgo Crab, 50% Gravenstein.
75 cases produced
Gravenstein apples used in Summer Set. Grown in Marion County, OR.
French Lane Press
Wild fermented traditional dry cider, made solely from apples grown at our orchard in Carlton, Oregon. Available in 750 mL bottles.
Silver Medal Winner at the 2017 GLINTCAP festival.
Planted in the fertile soils of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, our French Lane Orchard is the ultimate labor of love. Over 60 varieties of traditional cider apples and perry pears grow at French Lane, and this variety yields a complex and totally unique blend of fruit. Bittersweet and bittersharp cider apples from England and France lend depth, mouthfeel, and tannic astringency. Heirloom American apples brighten the cider with tartness and acidity, and their higher sugar content contributes to the final ABV - a solid 7.4%. The natural yeast which grows on the skins of the apples was allowed to completely ferment the juice, with no additional cultivated yeast strains added. After primary fermentation the cider was aged and then bottled completely dry, with no added sugar, juice, or other sweeteners. French Lane Press is truly a traditional farmhouse cider, showcasing what cider apples can be, without gimmicks, tricks, or excuses.
2017 Harvest - 7.4% ABV - Apple Varieties: 20% Porter’s Perfection, 20% Kingston Black, 12% Fillbarrel, 10% Browns, 8% Somerset Redstreak, 7% McIntosh, 7% Ashmead’s Kernel, less than 5% of the following: Spitzenburg, Tom Putt, Tremlett’s Bitter, Roxbury Russet, Ellis Bitter
90 cases produced
2016 Harvest - 6.5% ABV - Apple Varieties: 47% Tom Putt, 27% Tremlett’s Bitter, 10% King of Tompkin’s County, 7% Gravenstein, less than 5% - Browns, Nehou, Roxbury Russet, Harrison, Porter’s Perfection, Newtown Pippin, Major.
35 cases produced
Apples from our French Lane orchard
Rhuberry - Early Summer Seasonal
Semi-sweet cider fermented with rhubarb and raspberries
The perfect balance of tart and sweet! We added over a pound of raspberries and rhubarb to each gallon of fresh pressed 100% NW apple juice. A wonderful country wine aroma, with the raspberries shining forth on the palate and the sour rhubarb acting as the counterpoint. Available April 2018 in 500mL bottles and 1/6 & 1/2 BBL kegs.
Whole rhubarb is added to the primary fermentation.
Impearial Asian Pear
Spicy Asian pears fermented with European pears ripened to the peak of sweetness - a cider ready to conquer the world! Available at our tap house in 22 oz bottles
- The Everett Daily Herald
Cherry Perry - Late Summer Seasonal
Hood River perry fermented with whole Oregon cherries. Bold upfront cherry flavor with a soft pear finish. Available on draft at our taphouse.