November Box – Runcible Cider and Brannland Cider

Runcible Cider

Old Hoot

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Runcible Cider is a farm and cidery located on the rocky prairie above beautiful, tiny Mosier, Oregon. The owners, Rob and Kelly, lived in Southern California for years, but frequently visited the Columbia River Gorge for vacations. The topic of starting a small, family business was brought up many times, and after finding a small cherry orchard in the National Scenic Area, a farm and cidery sounded like the perfect venture. In 2010, Rob and Kelly turned that orchard into a full-time operation. They now have over 1,000 cider apple trees with many more to be planted in the future. Rob and Kelly plan to grow their trees to press and ferment their own cider apples, as well as heritage apples grown on neighboring orchards in the Columbia River Gorge to continue crafting great cider. They continue to strive towards their motto to “Make great cider that makes people smile and want more. Use local everything, from apples to graphic designers. We want to meet our cider drinkers and fold them into our cider community.”

About the Cider Makers

Runcible-Cider-OwnersThe two amazing people that created and founded Runcible Cider are Rob Miller and Kelly McCune. Kelly has a background in food writing, but has long wished to manufacture a food product. The purchase of their orchard in 2010 set the wheels in motion to plant cider apples and craft a traditional farmhouse cider. Her Kentucky grandfather returned to farming mid-life, drank from the natural springs to “restore his bodily limes,” and lived well into his 90’s. This was her inspiration for a life with challenge, humor, and plenty of fresh air. Rob is working to grow the best possible ingredients for their ciders. The passion that both Rob and Kelly have for cidermaking clearly explains why their ciders are so incredible.

Characteristics

  • ABV: 7.4%
  • Tasting Notes: An original farmhouse cider, complex, dry, flavorful, and structured. It means business, and if barbecue is your thing, it’s a natural partner.

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Brannland Cider

Pernilla Perle

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Located in Umeå in northern Sweden, just below the Arctic Circle, Brännland Cider produces artisinal cider using the finest Swedish apples. Brännland Cider, which began in 2011, is the first commercial orchard in that part of Sweden and probably one of the northernmost orchards in the world. They have planted 1,000 apple trees of Russian, Finnish and Swedish apple varieties to continue their goal to develop a uniquely Swedish cider with a specific flavor profile of Swedish apples. After two years of trial, error, discovery and progress they came to the conclusion that their fruit and climate were best suited for making Ice Cider. Since then, the company has gone on to win numerous awards and is now served in Michelin restaurants all over Europe. In 2015 Brännland Cider introduced their Pernilla Perle cider in an effort to showcase a cider that could show the same sophistication and class similar to grape wines. Their Pernilla Perle was originally created by founder, Andreas, as a wedding gift to his wife, Pernilla. This is their first cider to officially be distributed to the U.S.

About the Cider Maker

Brannland Cider Owner.jpgAndreas Sundgren Graniti founded Brännland Cider in 2011 with the goal of creating one of the world’s finest ice ciders. Since then he’s led the company from a trial production of 500 bottles to a production of 40,000 bottles in 2017. Brännland Cider is now sold in both national and international markets. In the years since it’s inception, Brännland Cider has gone on to win several international awards for their ciders, and the dream of producing one of the world’s finest ice ciders is officially realized.

Characteristics

  • ABV: 8.0%
  • Tasting Notes: Pernilla Perle is an off-dry, elegant, lightly petillant cider made entirely from Swedish apples, with a uniquely Swedish expression.

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You can find both of these great ciders on our website RIGHT NOW! Visit our online Cider Shop!

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