Craft Brewing and Distilling News for December 12, 2022December 12, 2022
•Clackamas, Oregon-based Portland Cider Company is launching a limited-run Lemon Drop Cider. It’s made with Meyer lemons alongside cider-steeped elderflower in addition to apples for a tart but not sour taste. Lemon Drop Cider is now available on tap or in 19.2-ounce cans at Portland Cider’s three locations and at retail throughout Washington and Oregon. Portland Cider Company was founded in 2013.
•Chicago-based Sommaroy Spirits is introducing a line of lower-strength distilled offerings. Named for a Norwegian island that experiences 24 hours of sunlight around the solstice, the brand is releasing both a vodka and gin at 27.5% abv. Priced at $30 a 750-ml., Sommaroy’s products are available now in Illinois at Binny’s Beverage Depot and Dom’s Kitchen and Market, as well as in Nevada; they will expand distribution in January to more than 130 Whole Foods locations nationwide as well as going up for sale online.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.