In December 2014, husband-and-wife team Brian and Christina Callahan, the Woodinville, Washington couple behind the Callahan Cellars winery, launched Elemental Hard Cider, focused on hard ciders made with Northwest apples, cold-fermented with minimal filtering and devoted to expressing the atmospheric components. In 2019, Elemental moved their production and taproom to Arlington. It’s Monday, which means Peaks & Pints suggests a to-go cider flight. Stop by our craft beer and cider bar, bottle shop and restaurant and grab Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Elemental. Oh, all of Elemental’s ciders are named after — you guessed it — various elements from the period table.
Elemental “Manganese” Pineapple
Elemental Hard Cider’s “Manganese” Pineapple is an easy-drinking pineapple cider that’s crisp, tart, and flavorful.
Elemental’s blood orange infused semi-sweet hard cider is full-bodied and full-flavored with the blood orange portion of the flavor remaining mild instead of overpowering. It has a hazy orange hue with a hint of pink. The aroma is orange zest and wood. The flavor is sweet with lots of juicy blood oranges and highly sweet apples. It’s citric and sweet on the finish. Not overly cloyingly sweet, the sweetness and sourness from the citrus are balanced.
Elemental Lemoncello Hard Cider, aka “Lithium,” is semi-dry on the palate with a punch of acidity, more lemon than apple flavor, a slight creaminess, hints of grapefruit and finishes crisp, clean, and overly bright.