In the sea of ciders flooding in from Washington State, Schilling Hard Cider stands out among the waves. The first cidery to put its cans in boxed packaging as well as first to release a nitro coffee cider, Schilling also has a ciderhouse in Seattle that is exclusive to cider — a claim not many can make in North America. Founder Colin Schilling also has made his name known in the cider scene, pushing for craft and updated growler laws, teaching cider courses for the public and serving on the board of the Northwest Cider Association.
Schilling’s team proudly produces a selection of seasonals, like the pineapple-passion fruit Trouble in Paradise cider, along with staples like the Mischief Maker. 100 percent Washington apples are blended with tart Washington cranberry and California pomegranate juices for a tangy and sprightly refresher. Far from cider misconduct yet naughty with a label revealing a slightly wicked sugar-skull-faced woman bearing an apple tattoo, this crisp and juicy cider is playful and creative, speaking to likeminded drinkers.