Our last stop of the evening was at Schilling Cider House. Always down to try another cider spot in town.
We dropped in on a Friday evening (around 10:00pm). Hours are oddly short (only open till 11:00pm daily). Service is helpful and they’ll give you suggestions if you ask. The beats (old school R&B/hip hop) were right up our alley.
The place was busy when we arrived but there’s plenty of seating. Several board games to play and lots of ciders (local, American and global) to peruse in their cider fridges.
All the Schilling options (of course).
Good selection of Finn River ciders. Hadn’t seen their seasonals previously.
Found Nashi Orchards for a reasonable price ($7.00 US).
Couple others we’ve tried are Wandering Aengus and Bad Granny.
Never tried or heard of Art & Science before but beautiful labels.
Sea Cider always be reppin’ Canada up here for some reason.
A couple more closeups of ciders that piqued my interest.
Variety pack available in case you have trouble deciding.
Couple random snack options but not many.
There’s 32 ciders to choose from on tap organized from driest to sweetest (colour coded).
Samplers are $2.00/each (except for the speciality numbered ones in red which are slightly more). Its write down what you want on your flight style.
Love that you can get Brownrigg’s cherry cardamom!
They also had a couple non-alcoholic drinks.
Flight ($2.00 each)
We went with Cider Riot passionfruit (#14), Schilling rhubarb pear (#7), Finn River honey meadow (#11), Tieton honey lavender (#24), Schilling pineapple passion (#5) and Schilling chaider (#8).
Favourite was the lavender honey followed by the honey meadow. Schilling pineapple literally tasted like pineapple juice. The chaider was supposed to be sweet but had a dry, unappealing taste. Rhubarb pear was well rounded. Passionfruit smelled better than it tasted; only got a small, subtle hint.
Card only. Decent ciders but nothing really blew us away at Schilling.
Schilling Cider House
708 N 34th St