Size: 750 ml
Alcohol: 9.9 % alc./vol.
Packaging: Clear champagne glass; crown closure; flip top for re-closure.
Botanically infused with hops and grand fir needles, Wolf in the Woods is a hard apple cider with a timberland twist. This unique union creates a dry cider that leads with grapefruit aromas and finishes with hopped herbal notes. As part of our Canadian Invasion Series, Wolf in the Woods draws attention to invasive species and their threat to farms and natural areas alike. Raise a glass of Sea Cider to the rainforest!
The Story Behind the Label:
When we first planted hops on the Sea Cider property, little did we know that they have many invasive qualities – spreading by underground rhizomes that can quickly get out of control. As part of the Canadian Invasion Series, Wolf in the Woods was created to continue our awareness campaign surrounding invasive plant species and their impact on farms and natural areas. Sea Cider itself is part forest, part farm, and side-by-side they highlight the balanced juxtaposition of agriculture and nature. By combining grand fir needles from Sea Cider’s forest and Pacific Northwest hops, we’ve created a unique union of farmed and foraged. Wolf in the Woods is here to tingle your senses with botanical goodness!
How We Make this Cider:
To create Wolf in the Woods, we first ferment the best of British Columbia apples in our stainless steel tanks to create a dry cider base. We blend the base with botanical bitters that is produced by soaking the fresh grand fir needles and dried hops in eau de vie to release the aromatics. We forage for the grand fir needles at the beginning of each year from Sea Cider’s adjoining forest when the needle tips are young and fresh.
Appearance: Clear, bright, light verdé
Aromas, flavours: Grapefruit, pine, rainforest and hopped notes
Acid/sweetness: Off-dry, good acid balance
Mouthfeel: Soft astringency, gently effervescent
Suggested Food Pairings:
The balanced botanicals of Wolf in the Woods pair well with salty and fried foods – try french fries and jalapeño poppers. We’d even tackle the spiciest Indian and Mexican dishes with this rainforest wonder!