After years of requests for non-beer options at the brewery, the idea for Saint Arnold Original Dry Cider was born.
After many months of research, and more than 100 test batches, Saint Arnold landed on the perfect recipe for Original Dry Cider. This new release features a proprietary blend of Pacific Northwest apples, including Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Gala, Fuji, Granny Smith, Braeburn, Honeycrisp, Cripps Pink, and Cameo, fermented with the brewery’s house yeast.
The finishing touch – Belgian Candi Syrup, and a bit of honey from Burleson’s Honey from Waxachachie, Texas
Saint Arnold Original Dry Cider is gluten-free and available in 12-ounce cans and draft year-round starting in March 2019.
Treehorn Cider Origin, a new cider, has just been canned.
The Marietta, Georgia based cidery has created a gin-botanical infused cider, fermented with juniper, coriander, citrus peel and angelica. If that last thing seemed a little unfamiliar, Angelica is an herb used in gin making. The root gives gin an earthy flavor, and a great backdrop for the bold flavors of juniper.
Treehorn Cider Origin hits shelves in June in 12 ounce cans and draft.
Available now: Angry Orchard Tapped Maple, a new hard cider.
Cold wintery breakfasts are the inspiration for Tapped Maple. Angry Orchard used culinary apples from the United States, and Vermont maple syrup in its creation. Once the apple juice fermented into a dry cider, maple syrup was added to create a fun, contrasting flavor.
This cider is especially interesting because the base cider is actually quite dry. The maple syrup – rich in flavor and natural maple sweetness – adds a delicate balance, creating a not-too-sweet cider with a strong maple-forward aroma, and full, round mouthfeel.
Angry Orchard Tapped Maple is available from January through April in 12 ounce bottles.
Ed note: Apparently this cider was released in January. PR was released Mid-Feb.
Richmond, Virginia based Buskey Cider has started canning their cider lineup for the first time.
Will Correll, aka “The Cider Guy” and team opened the cidery on Leigh Street in the Scott’s Addition area of Richmond in April of 2016. In a burgeoning Virginia brewing scene, the response to cider in city has been strong. After nearly a year of being draft only, Buskey Cider – like many of their local brewery brethren, are going to cans.
The first release is RVA Cider, a 5.5% alcohol by volume cider named for their beloved city. Their most popular cider is semi-sweet, and made with fresh pressed Virginia apples.
“We have known for years that cans are better for both the product and for the environment. One of the best things about cans rather than bottles is that our fans can enjoy them with family and friends anywhere they go.” – Will Correll, founder and CEO of Buskey
Buskey RVA Cider cans will be distributed through Loveland Distributing.
Style: Hard Cider
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Year-round.
Debut (Cans): January, 2017
Marietta, Georgia based Treehorn Cider has released their first canned offering. The cidery opened almost one year ago.
Treehorn Dry Cider, one of the first ciders in the lineup, has been chosen as the first packaged offering. The Dry edition features five different varieties of apples, including Staymen Winesap, and Arkansas Black.
…chosen for their complex flavors and tannins; giving it a flavor profile of tart apple and citrus aroma with a bright and lively taste and a soft mineral finish with focused acidity.
Treehorn Dry Cider is available in 12 ounce cans and draft, year-round.
Style: Hard Cider
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut (Cans): July, 2016
Ed note: Apparently the first cans debuted in July, 2016. We received the PR in September.
Image: Treehorn Cider
Angry Orchard Walden Hollow is the latest big bottle “Cider House Series” release. A new hard cider that features all New York state apples.
When you are brewing a cider, apples are everything. New York is known for their apple crop, prompting a release focusing on a few of the state’s popular varieties.
Three apples make up Angry Orchard Walden Hollow – Golden Russett, Newtown Pippin, and Northern Spy. Apparently, the Northern Spy apple is used frequently in brandy production.
What you’ll taste in this hard cider… a more tart and dry cider then some of the mainstream sweet ciders that you will find. You’ll find Walden Hollow be a little more musty, with a touch farmhouse notes found in Brettanomyces heavy wild ales. Love ciders and a nice buzz? Hollow is bit higher than average – clocking in a 8% alcohol by volume.
Angry Orchard Walden Hollow is a 750 milliliter corked and caged bottle release, year-round – named for the Angry Orchard in Walden, New York.
Style: Hard Cider
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Debut: August, 2016
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