Find your favorite fall flavors in Salem, Oregon
Whether you’re looking for apple, pumpkin or fresh hops, the flavors of fall are abundant in the Salem, Oregon, area. Several local breweries are celebrating the season with new brews, while other local businesses are adding seasonal twists to year-round favorites.
1859 Cider Co. Limited Release Bone Dry
Nothing says fall quite like apple cider. But at 1859 Cider Co., the hard cider is served throughout the year. It is made from local and mostly-organic fruit.
Having already sold out once, the Limited Release Bone Dry has proven to be a fall favorite. It has prominent butterscotch, caramel and honey notes.
The remaining batch isn’t expected to last long, but it will be replaced with strawberry, pear and Manchurian crabapple ciders in the coming months.
E.Z. Orchards Apple Cider
It’s apple season at E.Z. Orchards. Pick up a gallon of the orchard’s fresh-pressed apple cider, which is made from a blend of three or more apple varieties. The cider can be served hot, cold, spiced or as a mixer for a cocktail. It is usually available until mid-March.
Pair the cider with fresh pumpkin or apple cider donuts, which are baked fresh every day at the E.Z. Orchards Farm Market.
Gilgamesh Fresh Prince and Dark Prince
Celebrate fresh hops season with two new Gilgamesh releases. Fresh Prince and Dark Prince are both made with fresh hops, but the brews are complete opposites.
Fresh Prince is a standard Northwest-style IPA. It has strong citrus and tropical flavors. Dark Prince is a Cascadian Dark Ale, also known as a “Black Ale.” It’s a bitter brew with coffee and earth flavors.
Both Fresh Prince and Dark Prince will be available through early November.
Rogue Pumpkin Patch Ale
Grown locally in Independence, Oregon, the pumpkins in this ale are picked fresh before being sent to Newport, Oregon, for roasting and brewing.
This specialty ale is made with 15 different ingredients, including cinnamon, sugar and nutmeg. But the most prominent flavor is pumpkin spice, giving it a similar taste to a pumpkin spice latte.
It will be available in local pubs until January.
Salem Ale Works Redwood Roggen
This German-style rye beer is one of Salem Ale Works’ most popular seasonal brews. The beer is amber in color, giving it a fall appearance. It has strong yeast, banana and clover flavors.
It is available on tap through early November.
Santiam Brewing Abbey Porter
If you’re looking for a brew to warm up with this fall, try this Belgian Abbey-style porter. It is brewed with North American and European grains and is finished with English hops. It’s aged in bourbon barrels, giving it a very strong bourbon taste.
It’s available on draft and in bottles for the next few months.
Willamette Valley Pie Company Pumpkin Chai Latte
This drink can be made with or without espresso, making it a tasty treat the whole family can enjoy. Made with milk, chai powder and pumpkin spice syrup, it can be ordered blended, hot or iced. Ice cream is added to the blended version.
Top off your order with a slice of the store’s fresh-baked pie.