ALBANY, N.Y. — Nine Pin Cider Works, New York’s first farm cidery located in Albany, and Brewery Ommegang, a Belgian-style focused brewery located in Cooperstown, have announced the release of Bourbon Barrel Aged Lion’s Share, the second collaboration between the Albany-based cidery and the Cooperstown-based brewery.
This cider is made from a farmhouse blend of apples from Kinderhook, N.Y.-based Samascott Orchards fermented with Ommegang’s proprietary house Belgian yeast. It is then aged in bourbon barrels resulting in an off dry Belgian-style cider with smooth vanilla notes.
“We’re excited about this sequel collaboration between Nine Pin and Brewery Ommegang. The Bourbon Barrel Aged Lion’s Share captures the spirit of the New York craft beverage revolution and we’re proud to continue to partner with Brewery Ommegang on this very unique cider,” said Alejandro del Peral, co-founder and cider maker, Nine Pin Cider Works.
“We were so pleased with the result of our first collaboration with Nine Pin that we were happy to have the opportunity to work with them again one something new,” said Phil Leinhart, Brewery Ommegang’s brewmaster. “The Lion’s Share was a delicious Belgian-style cider and we think the barrel-aged version is going to be just as enjoyable.”
The Bourbon Barrel Aged Lion’s Share is 6.5% ABV and is sold in 375 ml bottles.
Retail availability is exclusively through Nine Pin and Brewer Ommegang. For more information, visit ninepincider.com and breweryommeang.com.
About Nine Pin Cider Works
Nine Pin Cider Works is New York’s first farm cidery. Founded in 2013 and based in New York’s capital city, Albany, Nine Pin cider products can be found in hundreds of bars, restaurants, and retailers throughout New York and Massachusetts. Nine Pin produces all ciders, sourced from Capital Region and Hudson Valley apples, in its 17,000 sq. ft. cidery facility and tasting room in Albany’s Warehouse District. Be Revolutionary, Consider The Apple, and Drink New York Apples. www.ninepincider.com.
About Brewery Ommegang
Brewery Ommegang opened in 1997 to craft-brew fine Belgian-style ales. Ommegang brews seven ales year-round, as well as an extensive and imaginative range of seasonal and specialty ales. The beers have won a national following by connoisseurs of fine beer and are distributed in 43 states and internationally. Ommegang is located on a 136-acre farmstead in Cooperstown, New York and offers free daily tours and inexpensive tastings as well as a 100-seat café, a well-stocked brewery store, and an annual calendar of public events. Ommegang is a member of the Duvel family of fine beers. www.ommegang.com.