Oregon-based Square Mile Cider Company blurs the lines between beer and cider by adding hops into the mix in this unique offering.
Red Delicious, Yellow Delicious and Jonagold apples are picked and hand-pressed before a generous batch of Galaxy hops are introduced during cold-conditioning. Since no heat is applied to the hops, the cider takes on flavors and aromas of peach, melon and honeysuckle, with none of the traditional hop bitterness. Upon pouring Spur & Vine, you’ll encounter a brilliant gold hue and noticeable aroma of hops. To fully appreciate this creation, allow it to warm a bit, as the hops will become more evident. The hoppy citrus notes provide an interesting and enjoyable balance to the cider’s sweetness, making this an intriguing drink.