Ciderboys Cider Co. Brings Pineapple Hula Back for the Summer

Ciderboys Cider Co. (Stevens Point, Wisconsin) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of Pineapple Hula in June 2020.

Pineapple Hula is a Hard Cider that has a “refreshing sweet tart flavor alive with the inspired pairing of apple and screaming yellow pineapple.” Coming in at a light and easy-drinking 5% ABV, Pineapple Hula is guaranteed to “transport [you] to the beach” every time you pop the cap on a bottle.

Pineapple Hula officially returned in early June and is scheduled to hang around through August 2020. You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles at select cider-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Wisconsin and throughout the rest of Ciderboys’ distribution territory.  Prost!

Vital Information for Pineapple Hula from Ciderboys Cider Co.

Release – Limited/Seasonal; June – August 2020
Style – Hard Cider
ABV – 5%
Featured Ingredients – Pineapple
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles
Cider Finder – https://www.ciderboys.com/cider-locator/

Ciderboys Cider Co. Goes Bananas, Introduces Banana Bliss Hard Cider

BananaBlissCiderboys Cider Co. (Stevens Point, Wisconsin) has officially announced that Banana Bliss, an Apple Strawberry Banana Hard Cider, will arrive in October 2019 as the newest innovative release to come out of the cidery’s Fruitful Pairings Series.

Developed so that “consumers can relive summer vibes all fall long,” Banana Bliss is a “first of its kind” Hard Cider featuring a “balanced combination of natural Strawberry and Banana, which [pairs] wonderfully with the apple goodness Ciderboys is known for.” Weighing in at a smooth-sipping 5% ABV, Banana Bliss is like a smoothie in cider form.

“The pairing of strawberry and banana is classic, and we were ready to put our spin on it with hard cider,” said Julie Birrenkott, Ciderboys’ Marketing Director. “The pairing is so refreshing, whether you’re drinking it on a warm fall day picking apples or on a cool night by the campfire. Some might say Banana Bliss is an ‘appealing’ opportunity we couldn’t pass up.”

Banana Bliss is rolling out now and will be hanging around as long as supplies last this fall (2019).  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles at cider-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Wisconsin and throughout the rest of Ciderboys’ distribution territory.  Prost!

Vital Information for Banana Bliss from Ciderboys Cider Co.

Release – Limited/Fruitful Pairings Series; October – Fall 2019
Style – Hard Cider
ABV – 5%
Added Ingredients – Natural strawberry & banana
Fun Fact – “A subsidiary of the Steven Point Brewery, the Ciderboys Cider Co. makes its carbonated hard ciders with natural fruit and apple juice from fresh Washington State apples. No sugar is added to Ciderboys products, which are naturally gluten free.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles
Cider Finder – http://www.ciderboys.com/cider-locator/

Ciderboys Introduces Lemon Cello Hard Cider

LemonCiderboys Cider Co. (Stevens Point, Wisconsin) has officially launched Lemon Cello, an Apple Limoncello Hard Cider, as its latest Limited Release offering.

Inspired by the bright yellow limoncello liqueur that is so popular in southern Italy, Lemon Cello is a Hard Cider that balances “two different natural lemon flavors derived from fresh Florida lemons — one for aroma and the other for the flavor —” with the sweetness from the base apple cider.  Described by the cidery’s quality team as “not too tart but not too sweet either”, Lemon Cello (5% ABV) “is abundantly aromatic and overflowing with a sweet, zesty fresh-lemon flavor.”

“Consumer response to Ciderboys Lemon Cello has been amazing so far,” said Julie Birrenkott, Director of Marketing for Ciderboys. “Most people like sweet lemon-flavored beverages and foods, and Lemon Cello’s robust citrus aroma and flavor combined with the sweetness of our apple cider makes for a truly refreshing drink. It’s no surprise that it has been well-received in the marketplace.”

Lemon Cello was introduced in late September 2018 and will be available as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select cider-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Wisconsin and throughout the rest of Ciderboys’ distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Lemon Cello from Ciderboys Cider Co. 

Release – Limited, late September/early October 2018
Style – Hard Cider
ABV – 5%
Added Ingredients – Florida lemons
Fun Fact – Info on limoncello: “Limoncello originated in the Naples region of southern Italy, which includes the famous Amalfi coast and isle of Capri. Traditionally made by steeping lemon peels in grappa (a clear Italian brandy), adding syrup, and then aging, limoncello pairs well with desserts and is commonly served cold as an after-dinner digestif.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Cider Finder – http://www.ciderboys.com/cider-locator/

Ciderboys Hard Cider Reintroduces Blackberry Wild as a Seasonal Offering

CiderboysBlackberry1Ciderboys Hard Cider (Stevens Point, Wisconsin) has officially announced that Blackberry Wild will now be released annually as a Seasonal offering available from September through November.

Previously released in 2016 as a limited release flavor, Blackberry Wild is returning to shelves and taps this fall thanks to customer demand and the cidery’s “desire to innovate.”  To make this newly designated Seasonal offering, Chief Cidermaker Mike Schraufnagel and his team start with a crisp apple cider base and blend in “pure blackberry juice at the fermentation stage and add more just before packaging.”  This approach supplies Blackberry Wild (5% ABV) with a flavor experience that offers “a supple combination of sweet and tart.”

“The response to Blackberry Wild was so positive that we had to bring it back. It was not a question of ‘if’ but ‘when.’ We’re always experimenting with new flavors at Ciderboys, and Blackberry was a logical addition to our family of ‘fruitful pairings’ after Strawberry Magic and Raspberry Smash.”

 

– Julie Birrenkott, Ciderboys’ Marketing Manager

Blackberry Wild is rolling out now and will stick around through November 2018.  You can expect to find this Seasonal offering at cider-friendly spots located in Alabama, Florida, Wisconsin and throughout the rest of Ciderboys’ distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Blackberry Wild from Ciderboys Hard Cider

Release – Seasonal, September – November 2018
Style – Hard Cider 
ABV – 5%
Featured Ingredient – Pure blackberry juice
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Cider Finder – http://www.ciderboys.com/cider-locator/

CiderBoys Hard Cider Sends La Vida Sangria Out For a Limited Release

SangriaCiderBoys Hard Cider (Stevens Point, Wisconsin) has officially released La Vida Sangria as the latest offering to come out of its Fruitful Pairing Series.

Meant to emulate the traditional sangria – a wine punch made by mixing red wine with citrus fruits and spices – that is so popular in Portugal and Spain during the summer months, La Vida Sangria (5% ABV) is a fruit-laden Hard Cider that unites “the clean, crisp taste of . . . Washington state apples . . . with the subtle tartness of red wine and the citrus flavors of fresh lemons and oranges.” This refreshing combination offers a flavor experience that “leads with a rich, red-wine note followed by hints of orange and lemon, and then a sweet, crisp apple-cider finish.”

“La Vida Sangria is faithful to Ciderboys’ mission and vision of producing delicious and refreshing fruitful pairings by blending unexpected fruit flavors with the crisp taste of apple,” said Julie Birrenkott, Ciderboys Marketing Director. “Sangria means fruit, and fruit is what Ciderboys is all about, so naturally we thought it was a great idea.”

La Vida Sangria arrives as the fifth release in CiderBoys’ “fruitful pairing” series, a lineup of limited releases that “blend unexpected fresh fruit flavors with the crisp taste of apple cider.” La Vida Sangria was preceded in this series by Royal Blueberry, Blackberry Wild, Cherry Jubilee and Zen Berry.

Officially available now, La Vida Sangria is a Limited Release that will hang around as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find this new offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at cider-friendly retailers, bars and restaurants located in Alabama, Florida, Wisconsin and throughout the rest of CiderBoys’ distribution network.  Prost!

Vital Information for La Vida Sangria from CiderBoys Hard Cider

Release – Limited/Fruitful Pairings Series, May 2018
Style – Hard Cider
ABV – 5%
Fun Fact – “In a first for Ciderboys, La Vida Sangria is packaged in clear glass bottles to showcase its appealing ruby-red hue. The word ‘sangria’ is derived from the Latin ‘sanguis,’ meaning blood, and refers to the blood-red color of most Spanish or Portuguese sangrias.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Cider Finder – http://www.ciderboys.com/cider-locator/