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Alpenfire Calypso

Review: Calypso by Alpenfire

Sweetness: Semi-Dry

ABV: 6.90%

Cider Maker’s Description

Alpenfire's Calypso, our expression of a NW style fruit cider. Pippins grown in Hood River, fresh blackberries and Bull Run Distilling Rum Barrels.


  • ruby red, bright, crystal clear


  • moderate carbonation, full coverage of bubbles when swirled and poured


  • berries hits your nose first, followed by oak


  • strong blackberry flavor with notes of currants and pepper, full bodied and full flavor


  • tangy light acidic bite


  • lingering finish off blackberries

Tasting Notes / General Impression

Nothing more to add at this time… we might order another round.

Reviewer Notes


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Cidery Information

Port Townsend, WA

Matthew Ostrander
Matthew favors dry hard ciders with body and leans towards traditional English styles, and he’s also developed a serious appreciation for hopped ciders and creative flavor infused ciders. Though he prefers sweets in solid forms, he does enjoy semi-sweet to sweet ciders responsibly when the mood strikes. Learn more about our Chief Cider Curator here.