Category Archives: Cider

Stowe Cider | Touch of Grape Hard Cider with Lincoln Peak | Pippin Ain’t Easy

We are delighted to announce 3 new ciders from our friends over at Stowe Cider!

Stowe Cider & Lincoln Peak Vineyard | Touch of Grape | Marquette | $13.99/4pk 12oz cans | 7.5% ABV | Vermont maker collaboration! Hard cider co-fermented with red wine pomace.

Stowe Cider & Lincoln Peak Vineyard | Touch of Grape | La Crescent | $13.99/4pk 12oz cans | 7.5% ABV | Vermont maker collaboration! Hard cider co-fermented with white wine pomace.

Stowe Cider | Pippin Ain’t Easy | Pippin Cider | $8.99/500ml | 6.7% ABV | Pippin Ain’t Easy is a unique and diverse cider that pays homage to two varieties of pippin apples and finished with the wonderful Ahmead’s Kernel.  This is a serious cider for not so serious people.

From stowecider.com:

”Every silver lining’s got a touch of…grape?” Well, those might not be the exact Grateful Dead lyrics, but they will give you a hint as to what our newest ciders are all about! When our friends over at Zenbarn were looking for a speciality keg to feature at their Wednesday night music series with Zach Nugent’s Acoustic Dead Duo an idea was sparked and our newest ciders, A Touch of Grape, (inspired by the song Touch of Grey) were born.

Citizen Cider Companion Tart Cherry Cider & Tasting FRI 07/21

Citizen Cider Companion Tart Cherry Cider & Tasting FRI 07/21

Delicious days about at the Bevie with a FREE HARD CIDER tasting Friday, July 21st from 4-6p.

Our local friends at Citizen Cider keep pumping craveable beverages into our store – we’re delighted with their latest release of Companion, a tart cherry cider!

Planned offerings:

  • Companion | NEW tart cherry cider
  • Unified Press | No added sugar, never from concentrate hard cider
  • Northern Spy | Made with 100% Northern Spy apples from Happy Valley Orchard in Middlebury, VT
  • Stan Up | Refreshing heirloom apple hard cider
  • bRosé | Hard cider made with apples from Middlebury, Blueberries from Charlotte
  • Elsewhere | Collaboration cider with Shelburne Museum

Get your hiney over to the Bevie, and meet these local makers!

From http://www.citizencider.com/

Companion
Apple trees and tart cherry trees make good companions in the orchard. They bloom and harvest at different times throughout the growing season, which is good for the land and good for the farmer. We figured they might make nice companions in a fermented cider as well. It turned out to be true, which is good for us, and good for you. Be a Good Companion and enjoy this very limited sour cherry cider.

  • Availability: Limited
  • No added sugar, never from concentrate.
  • Apples pressed at Happy Valley Orchard in Middlebury, VT.
  • Finished with fresh sour cherry juice from Monmorency and Balaton sour cherries.
  • Manufactured in Burlington and Middlebury, VT.

 

Stan Up
We gave Stan the task of making us the finest blend of cider possible from the fruit at his orchard. Made with heirloom blends, this year we did something a little different with Stan Up and used only 2015 apples giving this year’s cider a vintage. We aged the cider in our steel tanks for 10 months starting last November, bottled it in late August and then let it bottle condition for another 2 months. And Voila! A year later we present Stan Up – 2015 Crop.

  • Availability: Limited
  • No added sugar, never from concentrate.
  • Apples picked from and pressed at Happy Valley Orchard in Middlebury, VT.
  • Manufactured in Burlington and Middlebury, VT.
  • Pairings: Braised herbed chicken, hard cheese, prosciutto, hummus.
  • ABV: 8.0

 

Northern Spy
Made with Northern Spy apples alone, this single varietal cider is indubitably a showcase of one proud apple. Bright and acidic with a touch of sweetness and loads of character, the Northern Spy is an exceptional addition to your personal reserve.

  • Availability: Limited
  • Juice pressed at Happy Valley Orchard in Middlebury, VT
  • Made with 100% Northern Spy apples from Happy Valley Orchard in Middlebury, VT
  • Manufactured in Burlington & Middlebury, VT
  • Pairings: Champlain Valley Triple cheese, cured ham, artichoke dip.
  • ABV: 6.4
  • 750mL Bottle

 

bRosé
Cider rosé made by three bros right in the great state of Vermont. bRosé is hand crafted by co-fermenting 100% Vermont blueberries and sweet cider pressed at Happy Valley Orchard in Middlebury, Vermont. bRosé is the embodiment of cooperation. Blueberry and apple, summer and fall, farmers and cider makers. Here’s to getting along.

  • Availability: Forever
  • Apples pressed at Happy Valley Orchard in Middlebury, VT.
  • Blueberries from Charlotte Berry Farm in Charlotte, VT.
  • Manufactured in Burlington and Middlebury, VT.
  • Pairings: Lobster, blue cheese, aioli, bouillabaisse, tomato salad
  • ABV: 6.1

 

Introducing Elsewhere

Citizen Cider meets Shelburne Museum:
A collaboration of history and apples.

That’s right, we collab. The good folks at Shelburne Museum contacted us with an idea. “We have feral apple trees on the museum grounds, you guys make cider with apples, let’s join forces.” So, that’s what we did.

Turns out these apple trees are much more special than we even anticipated. Electra Havemeyer Webb, the founder of Shelburne Museum and also an ambitious and well-known collector of Americana, was responsible for the collection of heritage apple trees that reside on the museum grounds.

Read the full story: http://www.citizencider.com/2017/02/introducing-elsewhere/

 

Hall Home VT Ice Cider Tasting + Jalapeno Cider Tasting/Release! SAT 03/11 10a-12p

Hall Home Ice Cider Tasting + Jalapeno Hard Cider Release – Saturday, March 11th, 10a-12p.

Pucker up for a scrumptious Hall Home Ice Cider tasting + Jalapeno Hard Cider release!  We are most delighted to host this special event for our Vermont friends from Isle La Motte.

From hallhomeplace.com:

We make the most distinctive Ice Cider and Hard Cider in the world.  The Ice Ciders are bottled in 187 and 375 ml sizes and the Hard Cider in 22 oz and mini Growlers.  We also have a nice Apple Wine bottled in 750ml. Enjoyed for everything from wedding favors & toasts to sitting on your front porch watching a sunset.  The Cidery is located in the scenic Hall’s Orchard of Isle La Motte. The property has been in the family since the late 1700’s.  Generations of Halls have been cultivating apples and pears since the orchard was started.  From 1828 until 2005 when the matriarch of the family, Mina Hall passed away the family has lived in the farm house.  The historic stone house was built by the Scottish stone mason, James Ritchie.  The stone in the house was quarried on the island and ancient coral reef fossils can be found in them.

 

Champlain Orchards Tasting | FRI 12/2

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Get a little tart with us!

Join us Friday, December 2nd from 4-6p for a delicious cider tasting brought to you by our friends at Champlain Orchards.

CHAMPLAIN ORCHARDS is a family owned & ecologically managed orchard overlooking Lake Champlain in Shoreham, Vermont. As one of the oldest continuously operating orchards in Vermont, we take pride in growing over 100 varieties of apples, as well as peaches, pears, plums, cherries, nectarines, and berries. We are careful stewards of our land and grow our fruit following strict Eco Apple requirements while striving to minimize our carbon footprint and sustainably contribute to our community.

Autographed VT Beer & Cider Bottles

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Some of our VT maker friends were here doing a tasting and they signed bottles for us.  If you’re looking for a local and unique gift, or a special bottle to add to your shelf, pop in and grab these before they’re gone!

 

>>> Signed bottles by the brewers are the same price as our low, everyday price 🙂

Vermont Beer & Cider Signed Bottles:

Windfall Orchards:

  • Dry Cider
  • Ice Cider

Hogback Mountain Brewery:

  • Blood Orange Gose
  • Wet Hopped Ale
  • West Coast IPA