Notes of~Baked Apple, Black Licorice, Maple, Leather~ with smoky tannins
this cider has 0% residual sugar
Demeter Certified Biodynamic cider made from certified biodynamic apples grown by Redbyrd Orchard.
Sweet Sixteen is one of our favorite apples to eat in the fall. It was breed by the University of Minnesota in 1977 as a cross between Northern Spy and another Minnesota variety called Frostbite. Sweet Sixteen has such a wonderful unique sweet and spicy black licorice flavor and we feel that characteristic comes through in the fermented cider. Harry Masters Jersey is an old English cider apple from Somerset. It is classified as a strong bittersweet with smoky tannins and very low acidity. This has been one of most successful European cider apple varieties for us, producing a nice crop ( mostly ever other year) of strongly flavored tannic apples with minimal disease issues. These two apples blended may seem like an odd pair. Both apples are low acid varieties so the acidity in this cider is low but full of structure and flavor. What we love about this cider is the fruity spicy, black licorice notes from The Sweet Sixteen and the smoky tannins and structure from the Harry Masters Jersey.
40% Ellis Bitter
30% Browns Apple
30% Kingston Black
~notes of ~
Blood Orange, Cedar, Pine Needle, Caramel
Residual Sugar 0.0%
Here is a beautiful blend of three classic English cider apples. Ellis Bitter and Browns from Devon and Kingston Black from Somerset. Each of these apples are very unique in their cider character. Ellis Bitter is a bittersweet with plentiful soft velvety tannins, low acid and a unique floral aroma reminiscent of a rose. Browns Apple is sharper with clean crisp fruity flavors. Kingston Black is a bittersharp having both acid and tannins. Kingston Black, although a difficult apple to grow, is worth the effort with what it lends to a cider. Kingston Black brings the leathery, smoky, earthy flavors and aromas. The juice is orange in color and usually higher in brix then most apples. In this cider it adds depth to the softer tannins and floral character of the Ellis Bitter and the fresh clean crisp fruity character of the Browns Apple.
Toasted coconut, Honey Dew Melon, Black Pepper
Residual Sugar 0.0%
Demeter Certified Biodynamic
This is another blend of a North American Variety and one from Europe. Tompkins King is an old American heirloom variety that originated as a seedling from Warren county New Jersey and was brought to Tompkins County NY in 1804. Some of the first Tompkins King trees in New York were planted near Jacksonville which is 5 miles from our orchard!! Tompkins King has that classic antique apple flavor with spicy aromas of apple pie. It is a large apple with lots of juice and has always been a valuable component to hard cider in our region over the years. Tompkins King lacks those dense tannins so common in European cider apples so we blended it with Stoke Red. Stoke Red is from Somerset England dating back to the early 1900’s and is classified as a bitter sharp, containing both high levels of acid and tannin. This cider blends the fruity spicy aromatic characteristics of Tompkins King with acid and tannins from Stone Red. There is more acidity in this cider from both varieties which gives it a fresh and lively character.
Notes of Tropical Fruit, Key Lime, Green
Slightly off-dry at 1.3% residual sugar
A Blend of these Apples: Somerset Redstreak, Browns Apple, Golden Russet, King David, Rubinette, Porters Perfection, Redfield, Zabergau, wild apples, Liberty, Zestar, Ellis Bitter, Bulmers Norman, Dolgo Crab, Baldwin, Rhode Island Greening, Harry Masters Jersey, GoldRush and more
70% Stainless Tank fermented and aged
30% Barrel fermented and aged
A Redbyrd Insulated Cider Tumbler made by YETI. 10 oz, double-wall vacuum insulation, 18/8 Stainless Steel, splash-proof lid with slider, dishwasher safe. 3.6"W x 4.5"H For cider....or you know, anything really :-) Keeps cider safe from warm hands and goes where glass can’t.
Workman Dry Cider - Fresh, Racy Acidity, rose hips, citrus, juicy, slate. Unfiltered, force carbonated.
8.0% abv. 0.0% residual sugar
Main Apple Varieties; Dolgo Crab, Somerset Redstreak, Ellis Bitter, Bedan, Zabergau, Major, Domaines, Roxbury Russet, King David, Rhode Island Greening, Browns Apple, Binet Rouge, Baldwin, Golden Russet, and many more
61% Hammerstone Orchard, Trumansburg NY
13% Freer Orchard, Geneva NY, no spray
8% Treegate Farm, Enfield NY, no spray
8% Redbyrd Orchard, Burdett; Trumansburg
Starblossom is made from these Certified Biodynamic: apples grown by Redbyrd Orchard: Sweet Sixteen, Zestar, Somerset Redstreak, Browns Apple, Tompkins King, Honeycrisp , Domaines, Yarlington Mill, Nehou, Harry Masters Jersey, Dabinett, Crimson Topaz, Hereford Redstreak, Tom Putt, Stoke Red, Golden Hornet, Baldwin, NY75, Rubinette, Geneva Crab, Rhode Island Greening, Brown Snout, Newtown Pippin, Keepsake, Golden Russet, Liberty, Black Oxford, Arkansas Black
Certified Biodynamic Cider
Pressed : October/November 2019, rack and cloth
Fermented : Stainless Steel and Oak Barrel, bone dry
Redbyrd's Still Barrel is a barrel fermented and barrel aged cider. Aged on primary fermentation lees with frequent battonage to bring weight and roundness to this cider. Finished still and unfiltered because we want you to enjoy it as we have, straight out of the barrel. Serve at room temperature. 0.0% residual sugar. 8.5% alc/vol. Sediment Natural.
Still Barrel is made from these apples: Kingston Black, Dolgo Crab, Tompkins King, Liberty, Cox’s Orange Pippin, Spigold, Baldwin, Margil, Golden Russet, Browns Apple, Sweet Coppin, King David, Keepsake, Wickson Crab and over 30 more varieties.
Pressed : 2015, 2016, 2017
Fermented : Stainless Steel and Oak Barrel, bone dry.