While attending the annual Willamette Week Beer Guide release party to celebrate cider’s inclusion, yours truly chose quite the prominent seat to thumb through the guide.
Congratulations to the WWeek’s #1 cider of the year, Carlton Cyderworks Carry Nation! Plenty of ciders I dig placed well, including Lorrie’s Gold by Reverend Nat (drink at room temp for best experience) and the fantastic holiday combo of 2 Towns Ciderhouse Nice & Naughty (my first favorite cider) and Auld Lang Spice from Carlton Cyderworks (again, woohoo!).
Having recently — well, since HipCider the book was first published in June 2013 — better understood how to appreciate hopped cider (treat it like light beer, always keep it cold), I’m also happy to see Anthem Hops at #2.
Now, did I mention Carlton Cyderworks will be sampling Carry Nation, Citizen and Asian Pear this Sunday, February 9, from 5-7pm at Brooklyn House? Oh, because they are, and all will be paired with cheese. We may get a taste of the draft-only Slake, and if you’re quick enough, Bushwhacker Cider across the street may have Auld Lang Syne for purchase.
See you at #SecondSundayCider!
Copies of the Willamette Week Beer Guide are available wherever Willamette Week is, or online.