Stem to Celebrate A Salted Cucumber’s Addition to Year-Round Lineup

One of Stem Ciders’ most inventive culinary-inspired ciders is moving to the main stage as A Salted Cucumber, their iconic cucumber cider, now joins the Stem Ciders flagship lineup.

Crafted with 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. Its renown has stretched nationally, last year being spotlighted as a featured cider offering at Disney World in Orlando, FL. And now A Salted Cucumber will move from a seasonal release to join Stem Ciders’ year-round flagship lineup.

To celebrate the occasion, Stem Ciders has teamed up once again with Denver’s The Real Dill to host a pickle party at the cidery’s Acreage location in Lafayette, CO on Friday, August 26 from 4-7 pm. The event will feature a host of pickle-themed menu items from Chef Matt Ochs, special pickle tastings, and a spicy pickle eating competition at 5:30 pm open to the public.

A Salted Cucumber clocks in at 6.7% ABV and is 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 22 state 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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