' Finnriver: Seasonal Botanical Ciders

Seasonal Botanical Ciders

Our botanical ciders share the earthly essence of life in the fields and forests of the Olympic Peninsula.  They feature local ingredients that are iconic or flourishing in our region and each seeks to capture the essence of the season.  All of our seasonal ciders are small batch production featuring cider fermented on the farm using 100% organic apple juice pressed from Washington apples.

Bright apple fruit infused with the crisp, forest flavors of fir trees. Tangy, tree tones with warm spice from the ginger.  After fermentation, we steep with locally harvested Doug Fir and Grand Fir needles (our kids get paid $5 per bag to collect from the forest around the farm). We then infuse with organic ginger and sweeten with unrefined organic cane sugar for added depth and balance. Lightly carbonated.

Lovely paired with Fall foods; roasted roots, mushroom risotto and hearty stews. Enjoy with an Autumn sunset or a mountaintop vista.

Sweetness: Semi-sweet

Alcohol Percentage: 6.5% abv

Bottle Volume: 500 ml.

Sorry, more coming next season!

This cider offers a light, bright taste of the flowering, green fields of spring. Honey from local hives offers a warm sweetness and depth. This floral, earthy nectar sips like a fine, fermented spring tea.  After fermentation, we sweeten the Honey Meadow with local organic honey and then infuse it with lemon balm collected from local meadows and a dash of chamomile. Lightly carbonated.

Pair this cider with coconut curry, lemon braised halibut, spring salads, goat cheese on toasted bread and other sassy spring dishes.

Alcohol Percentage: 6.5% abv.

Bottle Volume: 500 ml. 

Sweetness: Semi-sweet

$9.99 | $7.99 per Bottle
$119.88 | $95.88 per Case

Bright apple fruit balanced by berry complexity and rich, floral depth of local, organic Royal Velvet lavender. After fermentation, we blend with black currant and then steep lavender flowers to desired intensity. A final addition of unrefined organic cane sugar adds depth, sweetness and flavor. Lightly carbonated.

Lovely paired with summer salads, fragrant cheeses and decadent desserts.

Sweetness: Semi-sweet

Alcohol Percentage: 6.5% abv.

Bottle Volume: 500 ml.

$9.99 per Bottle
$119.88 per Case