A Cider for Beer Lovers on a Sunny Day at Finnriver Farm

Posted on: January 11th, 2012 by

Morning Sub

I have a secret to tell you about Finnriver Farm in January. It’s not all gray clouds and rain. Sometimes the sun makes an appearance. (Maybe a brief appearance, but let’s enjoy this moment in the sun, ok?) And in dramatic fashion. There is nothing more satisfying then emerging from your cabin in the morning…

My Cabin

…after a restful sleep and seeing the sun come up over the the hills.


When it’s sunny I can help but think of sitting outside in the solitude and enjoying a beer. But Finnriver is a cidery. Fortunately, they have produced a beverage bringing the two worlds together: A Dry Hopped Cider. It’s like an IPA meets a cider. And they hit it off.

Dry Hopped Cider

Keith, the man in charge of the cider here, recommends you enjoy his dry hopped cider with a bowl of popcorn with nutritional yeast. So excuse me if I end this post right now to go plug in my popcorn popper….

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6 Responses

  1. Picked up a few bottles of cider at our local West Seattle farmers market last Sunday. Really nice stuff! I’m so happy to see hard ciders growing in America.

    • Jameson says:


      Hope you got one of the dry hopped; love that cider! And the artisan; hand-riddled! Very elegant. I’m happy to see cider get its due; such an historic beverage.

      Thanks for the comment and supporting Finnriver.


  2. Karina says:

    Ah, interesting! There’s a few guys in Tassie making hopped ciders now too. I think we’ll probably see more of them in the future.

    • Jameson says:


      Great to hear from you; so glad I got to visit Clover Hill! My time in Tassie was so inspirational; I cannot wait to return. Sensational wine, food, scenery (Bay of Fires…wow!). And great people! Thank you for reading. Will try some of your hopped ciders on my next visit.



  3. Linda says:

    Enjoyed meeting you at Finn River this afternoon and admiring your New Belgium jacket. The Dry Hopped was my entry into Finn River and reminds me of summer fresh-mown grass and hay-so clean, fresh and crisp. Bought the pear cider today for something different. Chrystie rocks, doesn’t she?

    • Jameson says:


      Nice to meet you as well. I’m a big fan of the Dry Hopped; I would never have thought to put hops in cider. Your description of the flavor is spot-on. I’m loving the Spirited Apple Wine, too. Such a warming drink for those chilly evenings on the farm.

      Thank you for seeking out my blog and your nice comment. And Crystie does rock! Not to mention Keith, Janet, and Jeff. All rockstars in my mind; I feel very fortunate to get to spend so much time with them.

      Enjoy the pear cider. It would be great with some ham.



      PS: Next time you see me I’ll have my Finnriver t-shirt on.

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