COLFAX, CA — The Crispin Cider Company launches two daring, complex, romantic and truly adventurous ciders. Introducing Fox Barrel “As You Wish,” a sublime pear cider aged in Chardonnay barrels and finished with Butterbean Honey and vanilla beans. It teams up with Crispin “Prepare To Die,” a dangerous, rapier of an apple cider aged in red wine barrels and finished with Killer Bee honey and organic blood orange.
The two draught only ciders are in limited release, on allocation only to the creative and adventurous. Fans can follow Crispin on Facebook and Twitter, and download the Crispin Fider app to track down a taste.
“Inconceivable!” says Bruce Nissen, Crispin Head Cider-Maker. “We traveled the high seas, we fought pirates and dragons, climbed cliffs and scaled mountains. We enlisted a giant called John Enzenauer. And lo, our daring and ingenuity resulted in two gorgeous, adventurous ciders with heart, spirit and a little romance. I think I may cry, just a little, only because I’m happy.”
The Greatest Cider Adventures
Crispin “Prepare To Die”
Poured Appearance: Very slightly cloudy.
Color: Blood orange pink with hints of orange.
Aroma: Oaky with citrus freshness and authentic crushed apple.
Flavor: Slightly oaky tannins up front lead in to a balanced presentation of fresh citrus and cidery apples with lingering tartness and a balanced, strong, slightly sweet finish .
Fox Barrel “As You Wish”
Poured Appearance: Semi-opaque, slightly cloudy.
Color: Medium straw.
Aroma: Vanilla notes up front, hints of white wine and oak, very faint Brett farmhouse. Faint florals.
Flavor: Hint of Brettanomyces, oak up front moving in to soft pear and honey, with a rounded vanilla and ever so slightly creamy mouth-feel.
The Cider Storybook
“Who doesn’t love a great story?” says Joe Heron, Crispin Founder and CEO. “We’re only limited by our imagination and our self-restricted sense of adventure, but when you embrace your inner-child, we’re only just mostly-dead, and we come to life, with ciders that make us happy, and hopefully also enthrall our drinkers”.
About the Crispin Cider Company
The Crispin Cider Company produces natural hard apple craft ciders using fermented American unpasteurized fresh-pressed apple-juice in Original, Light and Brut varietals, and additional unfiltered Artisanal Reserves – Honey Crisp, Lansdowne, The Saint and Cho-tokkyu, and also imports a classic English Dry Cider, Crispin Browns Lane.
The Fox Barrel Cider Company is dedicated to the production of superior pure pear ciders, using American fermented fresh-pressed pear-juice. Available in Pacific Pear, Blackberry Pear and Apricot Pear varietals and additional unfiltered Cidery Reserves — Ginger & Blackcurrant and Rhubarb & Elderberry. Fox Barrel also imports a classic English Perry.
Recent additions to the portfolio are Crispin Bare Naked, and Fox Barrel Pear Naked, USDA certified organic ciders featuring a unique double fermentation process.
The company is based in Chicago, IL & Colfax, CA.
Contact details: Info@CrispinCider.com.