St. Julian Cherry Gunga Din Cider
Cherry Gunga-Din captures the true essence of fresh Michigan apples and cherries! Delicious Montemorency cherries leap from the glass, followed by hints of almond on the palate. Available in 22oz bottles.
Tandem Ciders Green Man
Semi-Dry cider made entirely from Rhode Island Greening apples. I think we taste the bright and citrusy skin of the Greening. Moreish and super refreshing! This easy-drinker is ideal for an every day sipper. Available in 750 ml bottles.
Tandem Ciders Sunny Day
Fruit-forward cider made from Ida Red and Golden Delicious apples. Little drops of sunshine! Available in 750 ml bottles.
Tandem Ciders Crabster
Bittersharp crab apples provide the acidity and tannins (and namesake) to this cider. Fermented near-dry (0.25% residual sugar), The Crabster can pair with any dish; giving balance to sweet foods, while paralleling sharp or rich foods. Available in 750 ml bottles.
Tandem Ciders Early Day
Semi-dry, this food friendly cider sports an appley nose we attribute to the apple Famuese. This one is a longtime staff favorite! Pair it with hearty dishes like stuffed squash, grilled bratwurst, or beef stew! Available in 750 ml bottles.
Tandem Ciders Pretty Penny
A blend of over thirty varieties of cider and antique apples. At the end of the season, Mr. Kilcherman cleans up his barn and we get all those unique apples. Apple Growers: Christmas Cove Orchards
Available in 750 ml bottles.
Tandem Ciders Smakintosh
The cider everyone’s talking about. Sweet apple flavor and 4% residual sugar makes for a real crowd pleaser. People drive from far (very far) and near to guzzle this deliciously apple-y hard cider! If you're looking for a POP of sweet apple flavor, without the syrup-sugar quality, this one will do you nicely. Available in 750 ml bottles and 4-pack 16 oz cans (new)!
Tandem Ciders Farmhouse
Semi-dry cider pressed from 5 late-season apple varieties. Aged in new American Oak barrels for 4 months. Available in 750 ml bottles.
Tandem Ciders The Sweetheart
Jonathan, Rhode Island Greening, and Red Delicious. Slightly sweet and crisply tart - is that citrus in the nose? The Jonathan was discovered in an orchard in 1826. Available in 750 ml bottles.
Tandem Ciders Sweet William
Also called the “Williams Pear”, this Perry is made from 100% Bartlett Pears. Fermented and then filtered while still containing some of its natural sugars, Sweet William is certain to make everyone smile. Available in 750 ml bottles.
Tandem Ciders Pretty Please
…with a cherry on top! This year’s response to the Cherry-Oh is made with 100% Balaton Cherries, fermented to 1% residual sugar, with no added sugar.
Available in 750 ml bottles.
Virtue Cider The Publican Cider
If you like funky wines—maybe wishing that buttery chardonnay had some complex barnyardy characteristics, you will appreciate this food-friendly cider blended with Chef Paul Kahan. Chef Paul Kahan took full advantage of our library of cider flavors, blending together an alchemy of ciders from our barrel house to create a cider at once complex and accessible. Available in 750 ml bottles.
Virtue Cider Offalgood
As San Francisco Chef Chris Cosentino began planning his latest Bay Area restaurant, Cockscomb, he decided early on that a proprietary cider would be a part of the menu. Chef Cosentino spent his days at Virtue Farm tasting barrels and tanks, blending with our cider maker, exploring Cider Coast orchards, and meticulously searching for the right cider. The resulting drink is a full-bodied blend, available at Cockscomb and at the Virtue Farm Bottle Shop. Available in 750 ml/bottles.
Black Star Farms Hard Apple Cider
This is a is a delightful cider made from a blend of eight different apples. When served cold this sparkling cider is aromatic and refreshing like a Honeycrisp apple from the farm market! When served as a mulled cider it becomes sweeter and more intensely aromatic highlighting the aromas and flavors from the mulling spices. It is perfect for tail gates, night by the fire, or after a long day of raking leaves!
Available in 750 ml bottles. Special order only, currently out of stock!
Northville Winery Half Nelson
A dryer hopped hard cider and my own personal favorite of the 3 we carry (notwithstanding that, they are all great!)
Available in 500 ml bottles.
Northville Winery Crimson Dew
"A blend of cider apples and local Balaton cherry juice. The Crimson Dew is more of a cider accented by cherries with a clean flavor and tart, tannic finish. The result is incredibly drinkable—it doesn't get cloying halfway through the bottle."
Available in 500 ml bottles. Currently out of stock.
Sietsema's Traditional Dry Hard Cider
Our take on the traditional American cider. We use champagne yeast to give our Yellow Label a carbonated kick, resulting in a full-bodied beverage that is dry, tart and just a little sweet. Available in 750 ml bottles.
Sietsema's Dry Hopped Cider
We combine the frinest local hops with our freshly grown apples allowing the mix to age for a period of two weeks. The result is an unbeatable fusion of hoppy bite and tangy fruit goodness. Available in 750 ml bottles.
Sietsema's Barrel Aged Cider
After letting our Yellow Label mature in an oak bourbon barrel, it comes out Orange: a smoother, earthier cider with less dryness and more complexity for the cider connoisseur.
Available in 750 ml bottles.
Sietsema's Slightly Sweet Cider
For those who like their cider sweet. We stop fermentation just in time to retain the apples' residual sugars; and you get a complex blend of citrusy sweetness with an underlying dryness with notes of pineapple and banana. Available in 4-pack 16 oz cans!
Blake's Hard Cider Catawampus
One sip of Catawampus and you'll taste the dry-hopped goodness. Another sip and you'll savor the delicate citrus notes. A third sip and you'll wonder why you've only been sipping. Available in 22 oz bottles.
Blake's Hard Cider Chapeau Brun
The rewards of patient craftsmanship are un-mistakenly expressed in our Chapeau Brun. We exercise the traditional method of Keeving, which is the enzymatic process where the resultant nutrient deficient juice creates a naturally sweet, sparkling cider. Savor the complex aromas of honeyed apples and forest floor followed by a refreshingly crisp acidity and gentle sweetness. Available in 750 ml bottles.
Blake's Hard Cider El Chavo
We like spicing things up. That's why we put dimmers on the lights in our Cider House. And it's why we created this sweet, heated blend of habanero pepper, mango and our famous Blake's apples. Experience a hard cider that's really, honestly, truly like no other. Experience El Chavo. Available in 22 oz bottles.
Blake's Hard Cider Flannel Mouth
In the world of hard ciders, this is the smooth talker. The one who throws out compliments to complete strangers. With a flavor that's easy on the taste buds, Flannel Mouth has just enough sweet to make the other beers blush. Availabe in 22 oz bottles.
NEW! Welcome Back to “The Mitten” Eric Bordelet Ciders!
In 1992, Eric Bordelet, a sommelier who trained in some of Paris’ top restaurants, returned to southern Normandy to take over his family’s estate and orchards. With the encouragement of his close friend, the iconic vigneron Didier Dageneau of Pouilly-sur-Loire, he began producing artisanal ciders from apples and pears—ciders without equal that draw closer comparisons to fine, vintage wine than to beer. Over the years, he has revolutionized the cider industry by bringing it into restaurants, high-end wine shops and export markets around the world. He uses the old French spelling for cider,“Sydre” and “Sidre,” to name his bottlings.
Eric Bordelet Poire Authentique (France)
This is true pear cider with just a hint of residual sugar. We could get out the wine terms for this, but tasting is believing. Very classy stuff with the texture and taste of ripe pears. Good acidity and length make this an excellent food match, especially with cheese. Available in 750 ml bottles.
Eric Bordelet Sydre Argelette (France)
This is Bordelet’s special cuvée for apples. Named after what the elders called the large and small rock formations which dominate the area, this is a truly “Grand Cru” cider. The apples are crushed and left to macerate on their skins for 3-5 days for some serious extraction of flavor. The apples used are 40% sweet, 40% bitter, and 20% acidic (sour), and the finished cider contains approximately 3% residual sugar. Off dry, but with good acidity and some tannins from the skins, it is best after aging in the bottle for 1 year. Available in 750 ml bottles.
2010 Poma Aurea, Sidra de Asturias (Spain)
Poma Aurea is a hard apple cider from Sidra Trabanco located in the Asturias region town of Gijon. This Sidra is made with a selection of indigenous apple varieties from the best local orchards. These apples were meticulously hand sorted and pressed using traditional old wooden presses. The must was then transferred to select old barrels where it underwent fermentation using indigenous yeast. Once fermentation was complete the sidra was put into bottle with apple must to initiate secondary fermentation. It fermented for six months before being disgorged. This product is named Poma Áurea for the special golden color of this unique cider. Available in 750 ml bottles.
Famille L. Dupont, Pommeau de Normandie (France)
Pommeau is produced by blending Calvados d'Appellation d'Origine Controlee, aged at least one year, and apple must. Apple must is the juice obtained just after pressing before fermentation begins. The mixture is obtained by successive additions of eau-de-vie. The respective quantities of must and Calvados are calculated in such a way as to obtain an alcoholic strength of 18%. After aging, the final percentage is 17%. Available in 750ml/bottles.
Bordato 'Basandere' Sagarno (Basque, France)
Bordatto Basadere, Cidre Sagarno, named for the “wild woman” of Basque mythology, is a hearty, unfiltered, acidic cider that is made with a blend of 30 estate-grown, heirloom apple varieties. All the way from the French Basque country to our Produce Station . This is funky stuff! Available in 750 ml bottles.
Bordato 'Basajaun' (Basque, France)
Each of the different apple varietals are fermented seperately with indigenous yeast for 6 months. Bottled aged for 3 months before release. Mild carbonation occurs naturally in bottle, no dosage. There is 10g/L of residual sugar. Available in 750 ml bottles.
Le Brun Cidre (Brittany, France)
This cider presents lightly sweet, fruity and then develops to be more dry as the taste goes on. Tannins feel fairly high, acidity is moderate and a fairly bitter/sharp to end, with a mild hint of wood in the aftertaste. This cider has a juicy feel to it, but also has depth and character. Available in 750 ml bottles.
Manoir de Grandouet Cidre Fermier Brut (Normandy, France)
This farmhouse cider displays complex aromas of stone and tree fruits along with dried hay, smoky leather and rustic overtones. On the palate, it shows flavors of bruised apples and pears. It has a good balance between a subtle sweetness, tannins and acidity. Lovers of traditional cider will appreciate this cider of authentic character.
Available in 750 ml bottles.