Stem Ciders Announces Return of A Salted Cucumber

Warmer days are here, so whether you’re in need of a spa day, excited to build fresh locally grown salads, or just wanting a crisp refreshing addition to your beverage lineup, it’s clear that late Spring and early-Summer is the time for cucumbers to make a big come back.

Following the success of their most recent cocktail-inspired cider, Paloma, Stem Ciders is thrilled to announce the return of A Salted Cucumber, the cult-classic culinary driven cider made in collaboration with Denver’s The Real Dill Company.

Crafted from 100% fresh-pressed apples from the Pacific Northwest, A Salted Cucumber is dry-hopped with Cascade and Citra hops. It is then finished with fresh cucumber juice and sea salt. The result is a bright, crisp, refreshing, dry apple cider with no residual sweetness, the perfect pairing to help drinkers cool down during the warmer months.

In 2016 the innovation teams at Stem and The Real Dill first began working together to determine what cucumber and apples could do together. The pairing of fresh cucumber juice and fresh-pressed apple juice made for a dynamic combination, and the addition of sea salt with the Hopped Cider really pulled everything together. “The floral hop aromas balance with the cucumber juice aroma and add another layer of complexity,” said head cider maker, Ian Capps. “The key flavor profile that really shines is the fresh cucumber juice, continued Capps. “This stuff comes in with a crazy dark green color and is super potent and juicy. It makes the whole cellar smell like cucumbers when we add it to a batch.”

A Salted Cucumber officially debuted in 2017 in celebration of The Real Dill’s 5 year anniversary party, now widely known as The Pickle Party. The seasonal cider continues to be a favorite and is met with raving fans year after year.

A Salted Cucumber clocks in at 6.7% ABV and will be available in 4-pack 12oz cans and on draft at Stem Ciders RiNo in Denver, Acreage in Lafayette, and on the shelves at retailers throughout Colorado before seeing national distribution in select states across Stem’s 29 states distribution footprint. Out-of-state fans can also get A Salted Cucumber and other Stem Ciders products shipped directly to their doorstep via the Stem Ciders website, which services 38 states.

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