Determined to make a tasty cider from apples abundantly grown in Oregon and Washington, Wandering Aengus Ciderworks crafts Anthem Cider from familiar varieties of “dessert” apples such as Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious and Grannysmith. The varieties available and the character of specific varieties change throughout the year as does the flavor profile of fermentation and the tartness they supply – the point is to appreciate the diversity that nature provides. Every Anthem is Gluten Free.
Anthem Cider – offers the tart acidity of the apple’s natural malic acid with a clean fruit forward finish. Anthem Cider is the foundation for all the Anthems. Semi-Dry. Medium Tart. 5.0% to 6.5% ABV. GLUTEN FREE.
Anthem Pear – Bosc and Anjou pears smooth Anthem Cider’s acidity with a soft mouth feel and the earthy roundness only a real ripe pear provides. Semi-Dry. Mild Tart. 5.0% to 6.5% ABV. GLUTEN FREE.
Anthem Cherry – Tart Pie and Sweet Bing Cherries sharpen Anthem Cider’s tartness and add a rich background of a dark woody bark undertone. Semi-Dry. Medium Tart. 5.0% to 6.9% ABV. GLUTEN FREE.
Anthem Hops – Anthem Cider’s tribute to the Northwest’s love of hops, Anthem Hops is a gluten free cider dry hopped with Oregon grown Cascade hops for over three weeks. The result is a light lagerish cider with all the beautiful citrus and floral aromas of Cascade hops with a only slight bitterness on the finish. Shy of Dry. Mild Tart. 10 IBU. 5.5% to 6.9% ABV. GLUTEN FREE.
The Anthem Difference:
We only use fresh pressed apples and other fruits, herbs sourced from the Pacific Northwest of known varieties – they are listed on every bottle and keg. To make great real cider, the varieties of apples, fruit additions and herbs matter. As does where the ingredients are grown and how far removed they are from their original form (degrees separated through processing from the farm to the bottle).
The fresh pressed apples we use provide all the sugars for fermentation and the malic acid (source of the tartness). Any and all residual sweetness in Anthem is provided by the apples we started with or the fruits we finish with.
The result is a line up of real ciders made the way you expect; apples pressed and fermented.