There’s still time to grab cider and head to the couch to catch the lovely new drama Miss Juneteenth in The Grand Cinema’s Virtual Screening Room. Writer-director Channing Godfrey Peoples’ feature debut is a beautiful cinematic experience, bursting with a gorgeous sense of place and character. Miss Juneteenth is set in and was produced in Peoples’ hometown of Fort Worth, Texas – the likes of which are rarer onscreen than they should be. Juneteenth, or Juneteenth Independence Day, has its origins in Texas, when the Emancipation Proclamation was finally enforced in 1865, after the collapse of the Confederacy. Support this film about a Black woman filmmaker telling a Black woman’s story while enjoying our pear cider flight, Peaks and Pints Cider Flight and a Movie: Miss Juneteenth.
Peaks and Pints Cider Flight and a Movie: Miss Juneteenth
Montana State University friends Micah Roberson, Michael Partheymuller and Kramer Christensen opened Independent Cider in the upper Wenatchee Valley near Leavenworth and Cashmere. They produce handcrafter perry — a cider made completely with fermented pear juice as its base — playing up on the natural sweetness and pear flavor in their products. Their Blackberry D’ANJOU is made with blackberries co-fermented with fresh-pressed D’Anjou pear juice for this dry-style perry. With bright acidity and a clean finish, this light ruby colored perry harnesses the character of the blackberry.
“Passing on the chance to create a cider with pears from our backyard, which are the best pears in the world, was not an option. With this in mind, we created a slightly sweet, yet satisfying perry that is most assuredly not your grandma’s pear cider,” said Daniel O’Brien, a brewer at Double Mountain Brewery. Double Mountain pressed Starkrimson and Comice pears together for their Perry giving it an aroma of honey, juicy pear, and green apple that ends in a delicately sweet, gracefully tart and crisp pear cider.
Finnriver Farm & Cidery’s small batch Pear Cider features cider fermented on the farm using 100 percent organic apple juice pressed from Washington apples. Finnriver ferments the apple juice, then sweetens it with organic pear for additional depth, sweetness and flavor, although apples rule the nose here. There’s a certain bitterness grounding the pear flavor, pulling it out of the realm of single-note sweetness.