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New Ciders and Wines from Vermont’s Fable Farm Fermentory!

The Fable Farm Fermentory brothers have released their latest creations into the world, and we’re thrilled to have secured a little bit of these limited, lovely creatures for our customers!

Along with new vintages of Fable’s still & sparkling apple ciders, vinous ciders and honey wine, there is a brand-new perry (sparkling pear-based cider), and a wine made from 100% St. Croix grapes found in a 10-year old Vermont vineyard that had been previously abandoned.

Read about each bottling below, and then pop into the Bevie to pick up these delightful, surprising, all-natural Vermont-made liquids!

Fable Farm Fermentory Ciders and Wines at the Beverage Warehouse Vermont

Emanation
2018
5.98% ABV
189 cases made
Ingredients: foraged + cultivated cider apples, wild cultures of yeast + bacteria

Our 2018 vintage of Emanation is a dry sparkling cider made in the ancestral method from the juice of both foraged and organically cultivated cider apples. Vermont’s Walden Heights Nursery & Orchard, whence the cultivated fruit was grown, is a magical place where orchardist Todd Parlo shepherds a rich diversity of alpine fruit and nursery stock on a village hillside terraced by hand.  The apple trees are sculpturally pruned and allowed to grow to their fullest potential amidst a polyculture of companion plantings. This rendition of Emanation is delightfully fresh, crisp, and tart, emanating a sessionable innocence.

750mL | $17.99

Fluxion  Batch IV
2016 + 17
6.99% ABV
199 cases made
Ingredients: foraged cider apples, wild cultures of yeast + bacteria

With faith in flow, we merged multiple vintages of cider aged in an assortment of wood barrels to create our fourth iteration of Fluxion that awaits you. Made in  the traditional method, maple syrup was added to kick-start a secondary fermentation in bottle. This cultured blend of cider is the sparkling counterpart to Stillpoint. Dry, with refreshing acidity.

750mL | $18.99

Stillpoint
2016 + 2017
6.95% ABV
56 cases made
Ingredients: foraged cider apples, wild cultures of yeast + bacteria

Stillpoint is an aged blend of cider, cultured in an assortment of wood barrels before bottling still, and from which our sparkling cider, Fluxion, arose.  This prolonged aging in our fleet of barrels tends to give the cider smooth, buttery, and peppery qualities. We are excited for more people to explore the wonder, simplicity, and solemnity of still cider.

750mL | $18.99

Apple – Grape Wine

Vinous Venus 
2017
7.68 % ABV
156 cases made
Ingredients: foraged cider apples, red grape pomace, wild cultures  of yeast + bacteria

A favorite with Fable Farm Fermentory fans, Vinous Venus is a pink-hued, apple-grape wine created in the traditional method.  Macerated red grape pomace and fresh red grape clusters containing residual sugars post pressing were co-fermented with a blend of foraged apple juice. The wine was then pressed off and sent down to the cellar to age in cultured wood barrels for a year, before bottling as a sparkling apple-grape wine. Vinous Venus celebrates the integration of foraged apples and grapes with its dry sparkle and refreshing acidity.

750mL | $19.99

Leela
2015/16
9.91% ABV
119 cases made
Ingredients: white grapes, foraged apples, wild cultures of yeast + bacteria

Herein awaits an amber-hued, apple-grape wine made by merging 40% Vermont-grown grapes and 60% foraged cider apples. In 2016 we purchased destemmed white grapes from our friends at Lincoln Peak Vineyard of New Haven, VT. We placed half the berries into an open-top vessel to macerate and  pressed the other half immediately. This wine contains both of these fermentations blended with a medley of multi-vintage cider barrels. Half of the final blend was used for our previously released sparkling wine, Leo, while its sister, Leela, was allowed to age for 6 months in barrel and another year in bottle.

750mL | $19.99

Koan 
2015
6.42% ABV
111 cases made
Ingredients: red and black currants, aronia berries, concord grapes, foraged apples, wild cultures of yeast and bacteria

[Koh ahn], a paradoxical anecdote or riddle, is used in Zen Buddhism to provoke enlightenment and demonstrate the inadequacy of logical reasoning. We love sour things. Sour stimulates digestion, opening the palate to experience a medley of flavor, while also inspiring the mind to open up to puzzling tastes. This sparkling apple wine was barrel aged for 3 years and then steeped with a mixed medley of berries before bottling with a dose of honey in the traditional method.

500mL |  $14.99

Perry (NEW!)

Pyrus
2015 + 2016 + 2017
32 cases made
5.84% ABV
Ingredients: foraged pears and apples, wild cultures of yeast + bacteria

It’s a rare treat to discover the bulbous pearl of pears when foraging for apples; but when we do, we jump for joy!  This still perry was barrel-aged for 2 years before bottling, and contains a blend of apples and pears from three different seasons. Residual sugars remained in barrel for over a year, and we hoped that fermentation would jumpstart in bottle to create a sparkling wine. Instead we received a beautiful still wine, expressing a refreshing interplay between volatile acidity and sweet appley-pear notes.

500mL | $15.99

Honey Wine

Betula
Batch II: 2017
9.79% ABV
Ingredients: raw birch sap, raw honey, foraged sumac berries, wild cultures of yeast + bacteria

Filtered through the roots and vascular tissues of Birch trees, each Spring living sap-water seeps out of tapped trunks as an elixir of life — long harvested as a tonic beverage of northern climes. Raw honey from Mcfarline Apiaries of Benson, VT was dissolved into raw birch water and left to ferment with whole clusters of foraged sumac berries. Bottled in the traditional method, honey was  added a second time to create a sparkling dry wine with earthy notes and a robust acidity.

500mL | $14.99

Grape Wine (NEW!)

St. Croix
2017
7.08% ABV
13 cases made
Ingredients: St. Croix grapes, wild cultures of yeast + bacteria

Our farm and fermentory lies on a branched road that was once used as the main thoroughfare from Boston to Montreal. Now known as the Royalton Turnpike, this graveled pathway winds through a pastoral landscape of lush fields and forests, and speaks to a time when horse and buggy brought passers-by from city to country. In 2016, we discovered a 10-year-old vineyard 25 minutes north, just off the beaten path from this historic road. In 2017 we were guided by the weather and our overall circumstance to harvest the St. Croix a bit underipe. Red-skinned St. Croix normally produces red wine, but in this iteration, all of the red pigments dropped out of solution over the course of a year of aging in glass demijohns. The resulting low alcohol wine is white, light and refreshingly tart.

750mL | $23.99

Citizen Cider | Fall Cider Tasting & Tanker Truck Event | FRI 10/12 3:30-6:30 PM

Citizen Cider | Fall Cider Tasting & Tanker Truck Event | FRI 10/12 3:30-6:30 PM

Citizen Cider is a VT treat all year round, especially in the Fall – just stop when you see the tanker!

From citizencider.com

Unified Press –
Made from 100% locally sourced apples, never from concentrate, the Unified Press is Citizen Cider’s flagship cider that keeps you wondering where it’s been your whole life. This naturally gluten-free cider is an off-dry, crisp, clean and refreshing cider that keeps you coming back.

  • Availability: Forever
  • No added sugar, never from concentrate.
  • Apples pressed at Happy Valley Orchard in Middlebury, VT.
  • Manufactured in Burlington and Middlebury, VT.
  • Pairings: Pork, soft cheese, spicy food, smoked fish, rustic bread & butter.
  • ABV: 5.2

The Dirty Mayor –
We offer this cider to the honorable and fully infamous mayor of the only non-town in America, Fort Ethan Allen, USA. The mayor likes his cider with a ginger nip, so in our current effort to ensure local harmony and diplomacy we offer this cider up to the mayor and his fellow citizens.

  • Availability: Forever
  • No added sugar, never from concentrate.
  • Juice pressed at Happy Valley Orchard in Middlebury, VT
  • Manufactured in Burlington & Middlebury, VT
  • Pairings: Fried chicken, Thai cuisine, pan-seared seabass, vegetable Phó
  • ABV: 5.2

The Lake Hopper –
The Lake divides us. The Lake connects us. Citizen Cider is proud to work with the good growers on both sides of mighty Lake Champlain, Vermont and New York. Made entirely with apples and cascade hops from the same landscape, and in some cases the same farms, this cider is a tribute to those things that connect us. Two States. #One Landscape. One Cider. Get Connected. Drink the Lake Hopper.r

  • Availability: Forever
  • No added sugar, never from concentrate.
  • Juice pressed at Happy Valley Orchard in Middlebury, VT.
  • Dry-Hopped with 100% local cascade hops.
  • Manufactured in Burlington & Middlebury, VT
  • Pairings: Scallops, pork burger, ceasar salad, cheddar cheese.
  • ABV: 6.2

Wit’s Up –
There are ciders for the people, and there are ciders for the people who make the cider for the people. Wit’s Up is a classic cider maker’s cider. Drawing on the old and new traditions of cider making, it starts like an ale and finishes like the dry, sessionable craft cider that it is. It’s cider for today, it’s cider for what we believe the future of cider to be. Come, enjoy the future with us and drink Wit’s Up.

  • Availability: Forever
  • No added sugar, never from concentrate.
  • Apples pressed at Happy Valley Orchard in Middlebury, VT.
  • No Sulfites, No Potassium Sorbate.
  • Manufactured in Burlington and Middlebury, VT.
  • Pairings: Bratwurst, brioche, roasted chicken, root vegetables.
  • ABV: 5.9

Tulsi –
Tulsi, more commonly known as Holy Basil an aromatic perennial. Harvested in the summer of 2018 right here in Burlington at Hallow Herb Farm. We add this local herb to our off-dry cider blend and let it steep letting the aromatic basil complement the fresh apple cider. Once a house favorite only shared locally, now a cider to share with the Citizens.

  • Availability: Special
  • No added sugar, never from concentrate.
  • Tulsi Basil harvested at Hallow Herb Farm in Burlington, VT.
  • ABV: 6.5

bRosé –
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

La Garagista Farm + Winery | The Flesh and The Bone | Cidre Perlant Sparkling Cider

La Garagista Farm + Winery | The Flesh and The Bone | Cidre Perlant Sparkling Cider | 10.5% alc.vol. | $33.99

We are most delighted to announce the arrival of a new addition to our natural beverage family – La garagista The Flesh and The Bone!

This hazy, effervescent, no sulfites added, 100% delicious and natural cider is a stunning treat, hand picked and lovingly crafted by our friends Deidre Heekin and Caleb Barber.

Get it while you can!

From the grower/makers:

La garagista Farm + Winery | The Flesh & The Bone

cidre perlant ~ sparkling cider

The Flesh and Bone is a lees-aged flaxen sparkling cider grown from our vineyard in a green and gold valley of rolling hills that faces the setting sun.

It is an ancestral methode second fermentation in bottle seeded with cider made from many different and wild cultivated varieties of garnet-kissed apples grown in our home farm orchard, an homage to an old-fashioned style of cider fermented on wine skins called vin ëd pom.

This sparkling cider is a true marriage between the diversity of fruit, our geology, geography, weather, history and social culture, and the hand of the vignerone(ne), our unique terroir.

Hand-harvested and unfiltered, fermented on glimmering skins, this blonde-colored wine bubbles like a thousand starts seen in the evening gloaming.

~ Deirdre Heekin & Caleb Barber

http://www.lagaragista.com/

 

Champlain Orchards Vermont Cider Tasting | FRI 5/11 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Champlain Orchards Cider Tasting at Beverage Warehouse VT

Try the line up from Champlain Orchards VT!

– Hard Cider
– Mac & Maple Cider
– Cranberry Cider
– Pruner’s Pride
– Honeycrisp – NEW in cans!!

From www.champlainorchardscidery.com:

We produce a variety of ciders – from everyday drinking ciders, to our rotating seasonal releases, to our single-varietal Estate Series, and are excited by new ideas and creativity when it comes to our recipes. With a nod to the early days of the cider scene and an appreciation for innovation and creativity, we take traditional hard ciders and put our own modern Vermont spin on them.