Tieton Cider Works to Release Smoked Pumpkin Cider

A Twist on a Classic Fall Flavor

SEATTLE, August 19, 2013— Tieton Cider Works is thrilled to announce their new fall release, a 500ml Smoked Pumpkin Cider. This seasonal release will hit retail shelves in seven states on Thursday, August 29 for a suggested retail price of $7.99.

Since this is a limited release, it won’t be available to order online – but lucky members of the Cider Club will get a bottle in their September box. To become a Tieton Cider Works Cider Club member, visit http://www.tietonciderworks.com/tieton/ciders.html.

This cider is the result of months of playful exploration with fall flavors by Tieton cider maker Marcus Robert.

New Smoked Pumpkin Cider from Tieton Cider Works

“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.

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.

“The sun is lower in the sky, the days are crisper and cooler and after the heat of summer I welcome my favorite season – fall,” says Sharon Campbell, co-owner of Tieton Cider Works. “Somewhere in the Yakima Valley, not far from our orchard, fields are filled with pumpkins growing as big as possible for Halloween, and the first fire of the season is being lit in the fireplace. My palette wants heavier flavors to my food and ciders. All of these sensations come together in our fall seasonal release Smoked Pumpkin Cider.”

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.