Forest Grove, OR – It was a chance meeting that brought Peter Mulligan and Galen Williams together in November 2009. A trip to Albany to discuss a possible cider partnership sparked what would be become a love for the craft of hard apple cider between these two unlikely partners. Now, in their third year of production and first full release of hard ciders to the public, Bull Run Cider has made a name within the community of Northwest cider enthusiasts and is pleased to be expanding their reach into new restaurant and retail channels with the recent release of all new half barrels and sixth barrels of their popular Bramble Berry Cider, Powerhouse Dry Cider and all new Cranberry Perry.
Located in Forest Grove, Bull Run is a Northwest owned and operated cidery and orchard. Using only the finest ingredients sourced from the Northwest, Bull Run cider is known for developing crisp, balanced flavors that accentuate both the tartness and sweetness that heritage cider apples are known for.
“We strive to maintain the integrity of traditional cider making techniques while providing a product that will be enjoyed by the most sophisticated pallet or the casual cider enthusiast,” said Cider Maker, Galen Williams. “All of our apples are sourced within 100 miles of our cidery and we use only the best fruit the Northwest has to offer.”
As a limited release seasonal perry, Bull Run is pleased to introduce the Cranberry Perry to its line of premium products. In partnership with Mt. Hood Organic Farms, this semi-sweet perry is made from organic pears and finished with a touch of cranberry. The mellow sweetness of the perry is perfectly offset by the tartness of the cranberry to create this well-balanced, delicious beverage.
“We saw all of the other cider makers trending toward the pumpkin spice blends and decided we needed to offer something different for our seasonal blend,” said co-owner, Pete Mulligan. “After several blending sessions, we tasted what is now our Creekside Cranberry Perry and knew we had a winner on our hands.”
The Cranberry Perry, along with Bull Run’s signature Brambleberry and Powerhouse Cider’s can be found at local retailers and restaurants in the Oregon market including Whole Foods, Zupan’s, New Seasons, Bushwhackers, Belmont Station, and Made in Oregon along with other high quality retailers throughout the state.
Bull Run will also be expanding their distribution to include California and Washington and are expected to begin rolling out product in these new markets within the fourth quarter of this year. Mulligan and Williams are actively seeking new distribution channels to expand the Bull Run reach to the Mid-West, East, and South.
For more information, please visit Bull Run’s website at http://www.bullruncider.com.