Staff Picks: Erik's Favorite Ciders Right Now (6-Pack)

Staff Picks: Erik’s Favorite Ciders Right Now (6-Pack) - Cider - Press Then Bundles Hard

Staff Picks: Erik's Favorite Ciders Right Now (6-Pack)

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1. Empyrical Orchard & Cidery - Inquiry (500 mL): I keep on popping bottles of this cider. Dry and sparkling cider made with a Empyrical-grown quince and a blend of traditional cider apples, including the famed Kingston Black. Delicate botanical and quince aromas. On the palate, this opens with intriguing tropical notes, followed by notes of quince, honey, white flower, honeycomb, canned pineapple, lemon zest, and pastry dough. If you love a world class Belgian Triple, blow your mind with this delightful bottle of cider. 

2. Greenwood Cider's Seattle Scrumpy (500 mL) - This cider puts a smile on my face for how delightful and easy drinking it is, but even more so for the cause it supports. I volunteer on the Board of Directors for City Fruit, a nonprofit in Seattle that manages the city's urban orchard and harvests fruit from trees throughout town. Most of the fruit is donated to area food banks and other meal programs in the community. All the tart and bitter apples that make for excellent cider but not necessarily for eating get picked up by a few cidermakers in the city who help support our mission. This beauty is one of them! Thank you, Greenwood. 🥂

3. Pet Project's Golden Russet, Single-Varietal Cider (750 mL) - A celebration worthy stunner. We stumbled across Pét Project's winery tasting room near the baseball stadium in Seattle on our way to Opening Day earlier this year. There was a Ciderkin bottle in the window and we had to stop and try it. It was absolutely delicious (snag one here) and after introducing ourselves to buy it for our shop, we learned this Golden Russet cider was being released a couple days later. We bought ourself tickets to another Mariner's game and stopped by Pet Project to try it out. INCREDIBLE. Fans of slightly bitter and tropical forward IPAs are sure to love this. 

4. Snowdrift Red (500 mL) - A classic and an all-time favorite of mine. Snowdrift was one of the West Coast pioneers in offering a red-fleshed cider - made from apples that range from pink to bright red in color when you cut them open. Snowdrift Red is a blend of a few red-fleshed apple varieties. Our friends at Snowdrift told us there were only a few cases left, so we scooped them all up! (Don't worry, they have another red-flesh cider coming before too long). 

5. Farmstead Cider, Bitter Local (500 mL) - Sparkling cider made from 100% crabapples. The crabapples for this special release first rooted decades ago in the high elevation soils of Jackson, Wyoming. They’ve seen hard winters and frosty summers. They’ve been sunburned and bruised. Yet they thrive in the mountain climate—bitter and sweet and sharp. Wild fermented then aged one year in an oak barrel. 

6. Little Pomona, Netherwood Estate Sparkling Cider (750 mL) - My Staff Picks boxes tend to always have a cider with Brown Snout apples in them. A bittersweet apple originating from Herefordshire in West Country of England - exactly where Little Pomona's orchard and cidery are. This cider is a real gem and has been flying under the radar in our shop. You're welcome :) 

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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 a 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 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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