Bad Granny Cider, a family-owned and-operated Washington cidery, recently released three new products into its award-winning line of locally made cider: Nice Pear, Ginger Lime and Mother Load. Based in the fruit belt of Chelan, Washington, and personified by a mischievous and playful matriarch, Bad Granny produces serious ciders that showcase local fruit, traditional techniques and novel innovation.
The Nice Pear (5.5% ABV) is a perry, the delicate pear-based cousin to cider, exclusively using Washington-grown D’Anjou pears. The semi-dry sip reveals notes of freshly sliced pear, ripe persimmon and a hint of watermelon.
Perry is a category that consumers are not too familiar with and Granny is always looking to offer something that is rare, and innovative.
The Ginger Lime (6.8% ABV) cider was only available to restaurants but, after a smash success on-premise, Bad Granny did good by canning the cider in 12-ounce six-packs for retail. In this cider, ginger and lime are blended with Honeycrisp apples for a perfect, semi-dry balance of citrus zest, sassy spice and succulent apple.
The Mother Load takes three of Bad Granny’s best-selling ciders — Honey Crisp, Black Currant and Ginger Lime — and combines them in singular, six-pack box. Granny’s Mother Load gives and gives and gives, as mothers do; the multipack not only offers three different flavors of cider in one package, but also a portion of the proceeds gives back to the Alzheimer’s Fund.
All three releases will be available at major retailers, bottle shops and restaurants across, Washington, Idaho and Oregon.