Edgefield Hard Cider
McMenamins has been crafting hard cider to serve in our pubs since 1992, offering clean, crisp flavors that highlight the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. Using quality juices pressed from neighboring orchards in the Columbia River Gorge, we craft this gluten-free cider year-round at Edgefield Winery.
Cider specials Thursday, June 18 through Sunday, June 28
Good at all OREGON locations
Oregon Cider Week
Celebrate this ode to a popular handcrafted beverage with our cider special—lasting longer than a week! Our hard ciders on tap are $5 during this time, so choose from our standard Edgefield Apple or the seasonal Cherry on tap—and raise a pint and cheers!
At Tavern & Pool’s Cider Bar, which has four rotating ciders on tap, get $1 off a pint of any of these during Cider Week!
Bring along your McMenamins Passport to get it inked with the Oregon Cider Week Stamp, too.
And on June 18, join us for a special Cider Dinner in the Kennedy School library, too! Details and advance tickets.
Hard Apple Cider
on tap year ’round
Apples used in our cider are a blend, including: Red Delicious, Golden Delicious (for color) and Granny Smith (for acidity) – as well as Fuji, Galas and Honeycrisp (to increase sweetness). In the off season, our apple supply is in cold storage in order to provide our production with fresh-pressed apple juice throughout the year. Try it in a pub anytime.
2015 Seasonal Ciders
As our standard hard cider grew in popularity, we expanded to seasonal ciders, drawing from the bounty of local berries as well as ginger, spices and other palates to craft inspired batches. Look for the rotating seasonal cider tap at all our locations.
on tap January through late February
Just as “cider” is made from fermented apples, “perry” is made from fermented pears. We started with fresh-pressed local Anjou pears and fermented this to dryness. To balance out the acidity, additional fresh-pressed pear juice was also blended back into the fermented perry, along with freshly juiced ginger to add some zing. Our perry is off-dry, crisp and refreshing with a touch of fresh ginger, and pairs well with Asian-inspired dishes.
on tap March through late April
A balanced cider blending more of the slightly tart and astringent pomegranate, and a little less of the sweeter apple. The lighter color and crispness makes this refreshing.
on tap late April through late July
The dark garnet color presents a deep cherry nose, followed by a hint of fresh apples. Its taste is prominent cherry flavors with rounded sweetness.
on tap August through October
We combine the apples’ crispness with the overt fruitiness of the blackberry. Dark garnet in color, the aroma of fresh blackberries bursts from the glass. The tart blackberry is balanced out by a small amount of residual sugar.