ZUPAN’S MARKETS HAS PARTNERED WITH bauman’s cider Co. TO DEVELOP THE 21ST installment IN THE FARM TO MARKET LINEUP and the second cider in our program.
Zupan’s Farm to Market beer series began in 2015 to celebrate Zupan’s 40th Anniversary, and throughout the years has featured exclusive bottlings created in partnership with local breweries including Ferment Brewing, Buoy Beer Co., Hopworks Urban Brewery, Reverend Nat’s Cider & more.
Tropical, citrusy and smooth, our Farm to Market barrel-aged estate cider is made with a blend of apples from Bauman’s Family Farm in Gervais, Oregon. Unlike most ciders on our shelves where the apples are pressed and then fermented for a short period of time, this cider has been barrel-aged for one year and is created from a unique variety of heirloom apples. To create this cider a blend of Golden Russet, Yarlington Mill & Porter’s Perfection heirloom apples are pressed and barrel-aged for one year. That juice is then combined with freshly harvested Gravenstein apples, resulting in a cuvee with depth of age and a perfect, bright finish. Typically you find ciders of this caliber in bottles, yet for approachability and ease, we decided to can this specialty blend so it can easily accompany you to a fall picnic or even to the pumpkin patch!
Farm to Market Profile: 6.9% ABV
Tasting Notes: Bright notes of Meyer lemon and tart apples, edged with soft aromatics of vanilla.
Food Pairing Notes: Complements a wide range of fall flavors, and dishes including Gorgonzola and blue cheeses, cheddar, hearty grains such as quinoa and farro, mustard, walnuts, fennel, pumpkin and winter squash, roasted parsnips, and other root vegetables.
About Bauman’s Cider Company
Created by Christine Walter, a fifth-generation farmer and head cidermaker. Christine’s foray into cider making began after she learned that her great-grandfather Stephen was known locally for making cider on their farm for friends and family. She approached her new endeavor with intentions any purist would be envious of, using only fruit grown and harvested on their farm. Today, her ciders are still made with this ethos in mind whenever possible. With product lines ranging from accessible favorites like Loganberry, Clyde’s Dry, and Peach Raspberry, complex and nuanced single varietal ciders like McIntosh, Mountain Rose, and Muscadet de Dieppe, and unique limited release ciders, Bauman’s continues to attract new consumers to their unique and approachable products. For more information, visit Bauman’s Cider.