Dooryard 1138 (Kegs)
This Dooryard is the last blend made entirely with 2010 crop ciders, and we put the whole lot into kegs. #1138 has a slightly fuller bittersweet character than its recent predecessors (even than #1137). The nose of pear, pineapple, cherry, honey, and biscuit has a teeny bit of tomato leaf. The acid is just ahead of the quinine bitterness in the taste, with fruit to the front: strawberry, pineapple, pear and its skin, general citrus. Moderately full mouthfeel. The acid carries in the finish, and the fruits are still there from the taste, but in dried form – dried apricot, dried cherry. The bitterness broadens under the fruit. Nice quinine/lime zest thing going on in the finish. Light fizz, and faint sweetness behind the fruit. We like this one.
Only available on draft. Raise a glass – Cheers!
-NLL & SMW
In kegs at the orchard
In kegs in New Hampshire:
at Seven Barrel Brewery (W. Lebanon)
at Whaleback (Enfield)
at Barley Pub (Dover)
In kegs for NY distribution by:
Union Beer, NY
In kegs for MA distribution by:
Craft Brewers, MA
In kegs for VT distribution by:
G. Housen, VT