Cider Release: WA: Coming Soon … Tieton Cider Works Smoked Pumpkin Cider

image courtesy Tieton Cider Works.With the conclusion of Summer comes the arrival of Fall. Given that this is not colonial America (circa 19th century) you aren’t getting ready for the harvest. But you are getting ready for one last Summer vacation, during Labor Day weekend.

So why not pick up a bottle (or two) of Fall in the form of Tieton Cider Works’ Smoked Pumpkin Cider.

“Washington State farmers grow an extraordinary variety of crops. We wanted to produce a cider that not only would be synonymous with the fall season but also remain true to our local farmers,” says Robert. “Pumpkin seemed a natural fit, plus it pairs surprisingly well with the tartness of apples. But as pumpkin flavored foods and beverages may be a bit stereotypical, we thought to add another interesting layer, and we came up with a process that introduces smoke directly into the cider. To stay true to our cider, we use apple wood, which produces a sweet, rounded smoke. Overall, this cider is big on mouth feel, with a fresh pumpkin palate, and lingers with just a touch of smoke.”

Made with organically grown dessert apples from Harmony Orchards, this naturally gluten-free cider has a 6.9% ABV and 3% residual sugars. The complexity of the smoke and earthiness of the pumpkin are the first flavors to emerge, followed by the bright acid of the cider.

Drank by itself or paired Tieton Cider Works’ Smoked Pumpkin Cider accelerates your thoughts of Fall, even if it includes yard work.

Need some food pairing ideas? Here is what the Marcus Robert suggests.

This cider pairs well with end-of-summer grilling, especially sausages and barbeque chicken, as well as pulled pork, a BLT, or a soup with bitter greens and squash—perfect for late-summer meals transitioning to fall comfort foods.

As with anything special from Tieton Cider Works, this will only be available for a short time starting next Thursday (August 29th).

Cheers

About Tieton Cider Works

Tieton Cider Works was founded in 2008 by owner/operators Sharon and Craig Campbell. Located in the picturesque Yakima Valley, Tieton Cider Works boasts the largest orchard of cider varieties in Washington State, grown at Harmony Orchards, the same land that the Campbell’s grandfather homesteaded in the 1920s. Blending fresh-pressed cider fruit with organically grown dessert fruit, cider maker, Marcus Robert, creates over 10 varieties of naturally gluten-free cider, including seasonal and limited releases. As the cider industry has grown exponentially over the past few years, Tieton Cider Works has emerged as a leader in craft and quality, their cider garnering awards from across the nation. Tieton Cider Works has been featured in numerous publications, including Martha Stewart Living, Sunset, SIP Northwest, Imbibe, Beer West, and Draft. From branch to bottle, Tieton Cider Works controls every aspect of the growing and cidermaking process. To learn more, visit www.tietonciderworks.com.

Tieton Cider Works is available in-store in seven states—Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Alaska, Illinois, and Texas—as well as online at www.tietonciderworks.com.

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