Alright, family, today I went to Portland, and I have returned with a glorious bounty.
Added to the runnings are . . .
Craigies Ballyhook Flyer - The best goddamned cider in ireland. Found this in Dublin and loved it. Was fortunate enough to find 2 bottles in Portland. It’s crisp, dry, and something fierce.
Cider Riot’s Lemmy’s Summer Camp - a cider with Meyer lemons. It’s not that lemony, but has an odd pleasing flavor that reminds me of Christmas. Very zesty, too unique to leave out.
Isastegi - Spanish Basque style cider - If you have never had a Basque cider, you are in for an experience, and possibly a treat. This dry and relitively flat cider has hints of olive and apple must as well as a vinegary kick. Very potent.
And last but not least - Shilling’s Grapefruit and chill. It’s sweet, refreshing, and tangy. A wonderful summer brew that’s fresh, but not overbearing.
There’s one more spot on the list, but I’m going to leave it to a mystery growler fill. I have one in mind that’s technically a cocktail, but if I can find it you will be in a dark sweet chocolate apple mystery.
Looking forward to this. Stay safe, and see you all soon.