Friends and winemakers Anne Hubatch, Nate Wall and Kris Wall decided to partner to craft artisanal ciders utilizing winemaking techniques at an urban ciderhouse, and Alter Ego Cider was born.
Anne has been at the forefront of urban winemaking with Helioterra Wines, Whoa Nelly Wines and Guild Winemakers. Nate also has several years of winemaking experience, but additionally has been making cider for the past three years for Oregon's oldest cider producer.
Anne and Nate bring a winemakers focus on nuance, delicacy, and depth to their small batch production cider. Kris provides critical project management and logistics skills. The ciders are currently available in kegs, and will be available in bottles by the end of the year.
Crafted from a blend of several locally-grown Northwest apples and fresh pressed and fermented cool to retain those distinctive apple aromatics.
On the palate we strive for depth and a pure expression of the fruit, balancing the apple’s crispness with a touch of its sweetness for a refreshing yet pleasingly complex cider.
Our blueberry and pomegranate cider was created to celebrate the bounty of Northwest summer berries.
It offers deep garnet purple color, brambly berry notes, and fresh fruit characteristics of both the apple and blueberry, with hints of pomegranate added for a zippy kick. This cider is semi sweet, and perfectly balanced and refreshing.
Here is a map of places which currently have (or recently have had - call to make sure!) our ciders on tap:
We are currently only available by the pint or growler fill, but will be coming soon to a bottle near you!
"It’s light, crisp but not biting – a simply smooth cider..."
- Marlynn Schotland, Urban Bliss Life
"Alter Ego puts an emphasis on mouthfeel and aroma, characteristics commonly appreciated in wine."
- Jennifer Anderson, Portland Tribune
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