ALPENFIRE CIDER: New Ciders, New Look, New Decade

Port Townsend, WA -- Alpenfire Cider is celebrating a new decade of producing organic cider in the Pacific Northwest with the release of new vintages and a new look to the family owned brandmark.  

As part of this celebration, Alpenfire will be launching their much anticipated Cider Club which will allow members access to limited release vintages and special events.  A new website showcasing the revamped label designs will be launched on October 1st.  On October 13th, Alpenfire will also be hosting a cider-paired five course dinner, aptly named “Firestarter”, at Port Townsend’s newest restaurant, Finistere.  https://restaurantfinistere.com  Tickets are available for this limited seating dinner at https://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/109435/chk/50bc

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Alpenfire’s certified organic orchard was established in 2003, when Steve (Bear) and Nancy Bishop planted their first 900 trees.  “Our understanding of cider and a determination to produce exceptional cider was formed travelling through the cider regions of England, France, and Spain” says Bear.  “We came home determined to craft ciders unlike anything else produced in the United States.”  They released their first two commercial ciders in 2007.   Today, Alpenfire has an established track record of awards and recognitions for their ciders.  

When the orchard was first planted it was for a specific blend of cider, as the orchard has matured, so has the range of that blend.  Apples grown include bitter-sharps like Kingston Black and Foxwhelp which give the ciders an acidic balance and bitter-sweets like Vilberie and Muscadet de Dieppe which provide an enticing earthy flavor and tannic structure. Alpenfire ciders are given a minimum of eight months to age before blending and bottling, they are not filtered or fined, and most are bottle conditioned.

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To learn more about Alpenfire Cider and their products please visit their website at https://www.alpenfirecider.com/.  Their tasting room is open every Saturday and Sunday from noon till 5pm through December 3rd and will re-open again in the Spring of 2018.  For more information on the tasting room, email info@alpenfirecider.com.  For information on sales and distribution, email Philippe Bishop at pb@alpenfirecider.com.