Dooryard 1133 (Kegs only)
This is a great example of the power of a good base blend and one barrel. #1133 is mostly our 2010 base batch, #1124, with lots of traditional English bittersweet cider varieties. The acid came mostly from our favorite heirlooms, Ashmead’s Kernel and Esopus Spitzenburg. On top we added more brightness and acidity, in the form of a single barrel of Ida Red. This is one of our newer blending friends, discovered last year as a saviour amongst a very low crop of acidic apples.
The nose has citrus, tropics and BSA, with a bit of fresh apple (always elusive). The taste is a refreshing blend of tart fruits and leathery BSA, with a bit of sweetness and bubble. The finish follows the taste, with warmth and apple carrying on for a good while.
This one is bubbly, fruity, and easy to like. (Nicole)
In kegs at the orchard (all drunk now)
In kegs in New Hampshire:
at Salt hill Pub (Lebanon) (all drunk now)
at Seven Barrel Brewery (W. Lebanon)
at Flatbread (Portsmouth) (all drunk now)
at Barley Pub (Dover)
In kegs for NY distribution by:
Union Beer, NY
In kegs for MA distribution by:
Craft Brewers, MA