Portland Cider Company (Clackamas, Oregon) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Ciderade, a light Lemon Lime Cider with electrolytes, in April 2020.
Developed to give us all a light and thirst-quenching cider option this summer, Ciderade is a low-ABV (4%) Hard Cider featuring 100% Northwest apples, freshly squeezed lemons and limes, and “electrolytes sourced from sea salt harvested in Netarts Bay along the Oregon Coast by Jacobsen Salt Co.” Weighing in at just 96 calories, 3.5 grams of sugar and carbs per 12 oz. serving, Ciderade is “light, citrusy, refreshing and tangy.”
Jeff Parrish, co-owner of Portland Cider Co. and husband to a British expat, explained that Ciderade evolved from his enjoyment of drinking cider during the hottest days of summer.
“In England, cider is often drunk over ice when it’s really warm outside. It lightens it up, reduces the overall ABV, and makes it even more refreshing when you’re really looking to hydrate,” explained Parrish. “There’s nothing better to quench the thirst while doing yard work. But hydrating with a 7% cider in the heat of summer may not be the most effective way to mow the lawn. Ciderade is the perfect refreshing cider with its lower ABV, real citrus juice, and essential electrolytes.”
Ciderade is available now and scheduled to hang around through the months of summer 2020. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 19.2 oz. “proper pint” cans and on draft at select cider-friendly establishments located within Portland Cider Co.’s distribution footprint in Oregon, Washington, Northern Idaho, and Northern California. Prost!
Vital Information for Ciderade from Portland Cider Company
Release – Limited/Small Batch Series; launching April 2020
Style – Hard Cider
ABV – 4%
Calories – 96 (per 12 oz. serving)
Carbs – 3.5 grams (per 12 oz. serving)
Ingredients – Northwest apples, lemon zest & juice, lime juice & electrolytes from locally sourced sea salt from Jacobsen Salt Co.
Suggested Food Pairings – ” Lemon pepper grilled chicken, chipotle lime avocado salad, mozzarella cheese and Mediterranean salad––and lawn mowing!”
Availability – 19.2 oz. cans & draft
Cider Finder – https://www.portlandcider.com/cider-finder