ALBANY, N.Y. – Nine Pin Cider Works, New York’s first farm cidery based in Albany, has announced the return of its innovative 26er program, a year-long cider appreciation challenge. In 2018, a portion of 26er cider sales will support the Adirondack Wilderness Club (ADK)’s Summit Steward program.
Nine Pin has worked with Kinderhook, N.Y.-based Samascott Orchards to develop 26 new and unique ciders that will be part of the 2018 program. During the inaugural 26er series in 2016, more than 325 individuals earned 26er status.
In 2018, starting on Jan. 9 and every two weeks thereafter, a new cider will be released. In 2018, 26er ciders will only be available at Nine Pin’s tasting room in Albany. Prospective participants who earned 26er status in 2016 are eligible to complete the challenge again to reach 26er Silver Status.
“We’re excited to bring back the 26er program in 2018,” said Alejandro del Peral, co-founder and cider maker, Nine Pin Cider Works. “There’s nothing like it in the hard cider industry and we believe that for first-timers and returning 26ers, it’ll be well worth the visits to the cidery throughout the year.”
“All of us at ADK are excited to partner with Nine Pin Cider as they launch the 2018 26er Challenge,” said Sunday Conine, annual fund manager with ADK. “Nine Pin chose to partner with ADK to donate a portion of the challenge proceeds to the Summit Steward program, which protects fragile alpine plants on some of the Adirondack’s highest peaks. Nine Pin Cider’s unique challenge and proactive efforts to support the Summit Stewards is exactly the type of partnership we wish to be a part of.”
For more information, visit ninepincider.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, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. 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.