Original Dry Cider
Hard Apple Cider, Water, Belgian Candi Syrup, Honey, Malic Acid, Sulfites (To Preserve Freshness)
Debuted February 2019.
Over the years, we have heard your requests for non-beer beverage options. Some of you wanted gluten free alternatives. Others - believe it or not - just aren't beer lovers. Our sales reps have long fielded appeals at bars and restaurants for us to try our hand at cider. With the opening of our Beer Garden & Restaurant last year, your pleas grew louder. We knew it was time to develop a cider.
Crafting cider is quite a bit different from brewing beer. Our research and development team began what we knew would be a lengthy process. Over the course of many months, over 100 test batches were created and tasted - our way of experimenting with different blends of apples, yeast, and sweeteners to find the perfect combination.
Our Original Dry Cider features a proprietary blend of apples from the Pacific Northwest - including Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Gala, Fuji, Granny Smith, Braeburn, Honeycrisp, Cripps Pink, and Cameo. While most cider makers insist you must use a cider or wine yeast, we found our Saint Arnold house brewers yeast was the favorite in blind tastings - a pleasant surprise. Finally, a combination of Belgian candi syrup and Burleson's Honey from Waxachachie, Texas gave us the balance of sweetness we were looking for.