Pollination (North Country Hard Cider)

Style: Semi-Dry Cyser 7.8% ABV Cidery’s Note: “Pollination is an heirloom cider fermented with orchard blossom honey from Cooper Farms in West Paris, Maine. It’s 7.8% abv, semi-dry, complex and delicious, with the perfect amount of rich honey flavor.” The cider pours out clear, clean, and brightly colored, somewhere between straw yellow and gold. A slight fizzle of scrim forms as a ring around the … Continue reading Pollination (North Country Hard Cider)

Brattlebeer (Hermit Thrush Brewery)

Style: Hybrid Spontaneous Cider/Ale Mixed Fermentation 5.2% ABV From: Brattleboro, VT Brewery Notes: “Inspired by the town of Brattleboro, the unique sour ale captures the best of local flavors. Brattlebeer is slightly tart, light bodied and dry with both fruity and malty undertones, and a rocky, champagne-like head. Fermented spontaneously with a blend of local apple cider, malt, and hops, this delicate pale ale pairs well … Continue reading Brattlebeer (Hermit Thrush Brewery)

1202A Dooryard Cider (Poverty Lane Orchard & Farnum Hill Ciders)

7.5% ABV Cider Makers Note: “Dooryard 1202A jumps away from the ‘rowdier tannins’ that we forecast for the Dooryard tribe. The fruit notes cluster mostly in the peachy plummy stone-fruit family, but without sweetness. Prominent is a long smooth savory ‘umami’ woven throughout 1202A’s aromas and flavors, pleasurably escorting the many acid, bitter, fruity, and woodsy notes that carry into the finish. But tannic bite and … Continue reading 1202A Dooryard Cider (Poverty Lane Orchard & Farnum Hill Ciders)

Farmhouse Cider (Farnum Hill Ciders)

Style: Farmhouse Cider 6.5% ABV From: Lebanon, NH Cider Maker’s Note: “Our lightest, most casual cider, pale gold and bubbly, with a stroke of sweetness along with the tart, bitter, and fruity elements that good cider offers. Citrus, pineapple, bittersweet apple, and a trace of the barn. Farmhouse astringency is nowhere near the extreme, but shows a certain tannic edge. Agreeably versatile, sharing certain flavor … Continue reading Farmhouse Cider (Farnum Hill Ciders)

Angry Orchard Elderflower (The Boston Beer Company)

Style: Cider brewed with Elderflowers 5.0% ABV Apple Type: Amere de Berthecour, Beden, Medaille D’or, Michelin, Binet Rouge, Bairtot Fuji, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Joana Gold, Elstar, Granny Smith, Elstar, Granny Smith, Gala, Braeburn Brewer’s Note: “This cider has tropical notes from the elderflower balanced by a fresh, bright, fruity flavor reminiscent of lychee, pears, and citrus. This flower compliments the crisp apple flavor resulting in … Continue reading Angry Orchard Elderflower (The Boston Beer Company)