Estacada cider recognized in regional magazine
A cider crafted in Estacada has earned praise from Sip Magazine.
Stone Circle Cider's Farmhouse Semi-Dry Cider was selected as one of the Editor's Choice beverages in the publication's Spring 2020 "On My Tab" feature.
Spruce Tip Vodka from Jaz Spirits, Bes from Little Beast Brewing (Portland), and a 2016 Barrel Select Tempranillo from Abacela Winery (Roseburg) also received praise from editor-in-chief Erin James.
"Oregon pride is tasted in every sip of these regionally handcrafted libations," James wrote.
Dan Lawrence, one of the owners of the cidery at 36797 S.E. Kemp Road, said they were "thrilled" with the mention of their Farmhouse Semi-Dry.
"It's really cool," said Lawrence.
The Semi-Dry is one of Stone Circle Cider's flagship beverages. As the name suggests, it offers a balance between sweet and dry flavors.
"It's still a nice dry tasting cider, but the sweet brings the fruit flavor-forward," Lawrence explained, adding that it's also his favorite cider.
Along with their Farmhouse Dry, Farmhouse Semi-Dry and Farmhouse Sweet drinks, Stone Circle Cider has also recently released seasonal Raspberry Mint and Porter's Perfection, the latter of which is one of five small batch ciders they plan to release throughout the year.
Their tasting room is temporarily closed because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Still, delivery is available to Estacada, Eagle Creek, Sandy, Colton, Portland, Troutdale, Gresham, Damascus, Happy Valley, Milwaukie, Oregon City, West Linn and Lake Oswego. For more information, visit stonecirclecider.com.
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