Press Release
image courtesy Oregon Fruit Products LLC
... SALEM, Ore.  Oregon Fruit Products LLC named Farmhaus Cider Co. the winner of its Fruit Cider Challenge at Cider Summit Chicago on February 27th.  Continuing the popular contest from previous 2015 Cider Summits, Oregon Fruit distributed samples of its fruit purees ahead of time to contestants, challenging them to marry their respective style of ciders with the acidity and sweetness of the fruit. Attendees at the Cider Summit got a chance to taste all the entries and cast a vote for a favorite. 

Farmhaus created a Spicy Blood Orange Cider, winning over the crowd and claiming the first place.  Second place went to Wandering Aengus Ciderworks in Salem, Ore. for its “Cosmo Cider,” made with Cranberry Puree and third place toWoodchuck Cider in Middlebury, Vt.

The next Fruit Cider Challenge will take place at the Cider Summit San Francisco, April 23, 2016.   More info may be found at www.cidersummitnw.com/.

About Oregon Fruit for Brewing
Oregon Fruit makes 15 different types of purees for brewing, sourcing Oregon-native berries, as well as the freshest citrus and stone fruits from around the world.  All of Oregon Fruit Products’ purees for brewing are aseptic, meaning they are flash-heated at ultra-high temperatures for a very short time to minimize microbes in the fruit puree.  The product is cooled quickly to maintain the best fresh fruit flavor and color. The entire process is closed, with the package filled and capped in a sealed environment, without letting any contamination enter the system.  The majority of Oregon Specialty Fruit purees have a shelf life of 18 months in ambient temperature.  The product is certified Kosher, made in the U.S.A., non-GMO, gluten-free and vegetarian.  Oregon Fruit Products does not use, nor does it allow, any of the eight major allergens (milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy and wheat) in the products or processing areas.

Oregon Fruit Products LLC
Founded in 1935, Oregon Fruit Products offers a complete line of canned, frozen and shelf-stable premium fruit for consumers, foodservice operators and ingredient sales.  The company is located in Salem, Oregon and can be found on the web at www.oregonfruit.com and www.fruitforbrewing.com.

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