Tall Ship Cider - South Seas Cider

Tall Ship Cider - South Seas Cider

Tall Ship Cider - South Seas Cider

These ciders from Tall Ship Cider in Norway are only available in highly limited quantities. Made by Abram Goldman-Armstrong, previously of Cider Riot in Portland, Oregon. Abram relocated to Sandefjord, Norway, where he now makes cider & beer at Tall Ship Cider. The Nordic countries in Northern Europe are home to a flourishing cider renaissance. We were fortunate to get our hands on a small number of cans of Abram's ciders while he and several other cider makers were in Portland for CiderCon 2024. (Pssst, we have a very small number of vertical flights of Cider Riot's 1763 West County ciders. E-Mail us and we might make one available to you.)

About South Seas Cider: Hard Cider with Tasmanian Hops

Mango and green peach aromas with just a hint of caramelized sugar, along with subtle apple blossom aromas and ripe apple from the Summer Red and Discovery apples grown in Østfold (the bit of Norway on the East side of the Oslofjord nearest to Sweden). Ella hops hail from Tasmania which is also Australia's apple growing region, and join their tropical notes to the flavors of these Nordic apples. Demerara sugar from the island of Mauritius rounds out the cider, which is added in fermentation to fortify the cider, and a little added at packaging to give the cider balance. It is a great pairing for soft white cheeses, chevre, and beef. 

The idea for this cider started as a 20L one-off batch of Ella-hopped cider called Van Dieman's Land made for Cider Riot's "Takes to the Streets" party at Biddy McGraw's pub in 2013. When Abram emigrated to Norway in 2020 and learned about Sandefjord's connection to the South Seas during the era of whales and sails, he thought it would be fitting to use Ella hops with local apples, and take a twist on the Norwegian habit of chaptalizing ciders to 8-15% abv with white sugar. He wanted to use a sugar which would add to the flavor in a positive manner.
In another Southern Hemisphere connection the label art was done by Manu and Jano from Werken Tattoo in Oslo, who are both originally from Chile. 
Awards: Champion Hopped Cider SISGA 2021, Asturias, Spain; Glintcap Bronze

8% ABV | 15g/L Residual Sugar | 8 g/L Acidity

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  • 🍎🍐 Varieties: Discovery
  • Features: Blend and Hops
  • ABV: 8.0%
  • Format: 16 oz Can
  • Shipping available across U.S.
  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way
Regular price $7.00

If you're looking for a full case of this or any other cider, please e-mail us and we'll setup a special order for you. We can usually get more of any cider we feature in our shop, and offer a discount on full-case special orders. Most bottled ciders come in 12-bottle cases, and canned ciders come in 24-can cases. Some rare or limited ciders may not be eligible for a case order discount, but we can still get you a full case.

We ship cider in boxes that safely hold 4-bottles, 6-bottles, or 12-bottles. Order in one of those quantities (or multiples of those quantities) to maximize your shipping value. For example, if you order 2-3 ciders, there will be room left in the box and it won't meaningfully change the shipping costs to fill the box.

We do have 1-bottle boxes, but in most all instances it will cost the same to ship you a full 4-bottle box.

Shipping to a business address will usually save you a few bucks!

Shipping cost estimates:

  • Pacific Northwest/West Coast: Shipping anywhere in the Pacific Northwest or West Coast is relatively inexpensive. Almost all box sizes cost $16-21 to ship. Same is true for most destinations in the Mountain Time Zone.
  • Central Standard Time Zone / Midwest: A 4-bottle or 6-bottle box will usually cost $18-24 to ship. A 12-bottle box will usually cost $22-30 to ship. Variance depends on weight and how far from a FedEx/UPS shipping center your delivery address is.
  • East Coast: A 4-bottle or 6-bottle box will usually cost $20-25 to ship. A 12-bottle box will usually cost $25-35 to ship. Variance depends on weight and how far from a FedEx/UPS shipping center your delivery address is.

Important Shipping Information:

  • We are able to ship cider to most, but not all, states.
  • Legally, someone 21+ must be present at the time of delivery to sign for the cider. We cannot ship to PO Boxes or AFO/FPO addresses.
  • Shipping prices vary by weight and destination. How far you are from Seattle (where we ship from), and remote vs. central your shipping destination is, and how heavy your box is will make shipping vary.
  • The bigger the box, the less you pay in shipping on a per-bottle basis. We ship in 1, 4, 6, and 12 bottle boxes - order in those quantities for the best shipping value. The size of the box matters as much as the weight, so don't leave empty slots in your bottle box! Shipping 1-2 bottles will cost the same as shipping 4-6 bottles in most cases. Shipping a 12-bottle box is usually only $3-5 more than shipping a 4-6 bottle box.
  • Re-delivery and returns are the responsibility of the customer.
  • We don't recommend shipping during periods of extreme weather. If your area has weather of concern, please contact us and we can hold your order. 

We can usually accommodate rush requests for delivery or pickup. Please e-mail us at cider@pressthenpress.com or call/text us at (206)395-4008.

We offer home delivery of cider orders for customers in the Seattle area, including the east-side. Someone 21+ must be available to accept the delivery. We will be flexible in scheduling a delivery that works for you. Most deliveries are made within a few days of the order being placed.

Orders can be picked up for free at Makeda & Mingus, a coffee shop and community space in the Greenwood neighborhood. They are open everyday from 7AM-5PM. Orders are made available for pickup within 1-3 days.

If you love cider and anticipate ordering 3+ boxes per year, consider joining one of our Cider Clubs. Club members get great benefits including discounts on any orders they make with us, year round.

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