Dube and Robinson- Eric Dube got his first license to produce wine shortly after graduating from Sterling College in 2013. As his senior project at Sterling, he created a business plan for a hard cider business that focused on environmental stewardship, and local economy. Dube Cider was in business for two years, using a press that Eric milled and built himself, using local apples acquired through trades with landowners, and sold only at the Tamworth farmer's market. In early 2014, Eric partnered with Will Robinson, a southern transplant with extensive experience in experimental fermentation, and Dube & Robinson was born.
|2016 Hermit's Hard Cider- This old-world dry cider is crafted from French and English heirloom apples, quince, and crabapples. As crafted by our very own hermit in the 1800s, enjoy this clean, crisp, beautifully balanced cider while contemplating the world on a stump in the woods or elsewhere. To support kittens (and dogs), 5% of every sale go to the Humane Society.||Hermit’s Hard Apple Cider Reserve- This old-world dry cider is crafted from French and English heirloom apples, quince, and crabapples and aged in French Oak for six months. “I reserve the right to send some customers away. Ok, yes, I do that primarily by raising the price, I’m not a confrontational guy. Still I think you self selected good people will find this barrel-aged blend of heirloom sharps not only nice but worthy.” The Hermit |
THE CIDERS- 9 cider styles, to include:
|Wicked Good Cider- A classic new england hard apple cider, fermented from all locally sourced apples and pressed at Vickery Orchards. ||Wild Child Cider- A custom pressed hard cider made from the earliest apples of the season, aged in charred bourbon oak barrels.||Wicked Bubbly- An extra dry hard cider with added champagne yeast. |
|Sweet mac daddy- This is our sweetest hard cider available, made with a custom pressed all macintosh apple cider. The result is a truly light and refreshing sweet hard cider.||Wicked Pumpkin Decider- Classic new england pumpkin flavors are infused into this blend of sweet hard cider.||Wicked Winter Cranberry Decider- a cranberry fermented hard cider, with the seasonal notes of clove.|
|Waumpaug Juice- An original recipe created by using all natural locally sourced flavors. It is a semi sweet apple wine, great as a mixer or by itself. This is a truly unique and perfected flavor.||The Five Peckered Mule- Our classic wicked good hard cider, dry hopped with Centennial hops.||Malvados- Our classic wicked good hard cider infused with fresh jalapeos.|
656 Gould Hill Rd
Contoocook, New Hampshire
New Hampshire The Cyder Market hard cider information for cider makers and drinkers in New Hampshire.
THE CIDERS- 10 cider styles, to include:
|Contoocook Blend Cider- is made from our late season harvest including many heirloom varieties such as Golden Russet, Yellow Newtown Pippins, and Chestnut Crabs. Its name, Contoocook is in honor of the Native American Pennacook Tribe who lived in the Merrimack River Valley and it means “place of the river near pines”. This sparkling hard cider has a rich caramel sweetness and golden color.||Roxbury Russet- This single varietal cider is made from the Roxbury Russet, the oldest American apple. It is a bottle conditioned sparkling cider. It’s spicy-tart dryness allow you to experience this old apple’s character.||Cranberry- Apple and Cranberry cider is made from a our late season harvest and fermented with fresh New England cranberries which brings together the best of both for a unique New England experience. |
|Blueberry- Wild Maine Blueberries and McIntosh apples are fermented together to create this cider with a deep rose color and berry flavors. Semi dry, slightly sparkling with a refreshing tannic finish.||Heritage Mac & Honey- Apples from some of the oldest apple trees at Gould Hill Farm and fall wildflower honey from NH, gives this cider a bright golden color with light fruity honey flavor and dry finish. ||Kearsarge- This single varietal cider is made from the Kearsarge apple, which is only grown at Gould Hill Farm. It is a semi sweet light bodied cider with hints of tropical fruits. |
223 South Road
Lemster, New Hampshire
98 Poverty Lane
Lebanon, New Hampshire
|How 'Bout Them Apples™ - Often considered a New England Hard Cider, this New England Style Apple Mead is made with the finest New Hampshire apples that were available to us, which we had fresh pressed into apple cider. This fresh cider was delivered the day after it was pressed to our facility, where we blended it with honey, and some natural sugar and let it ferment, then we let it age in previously used rye whiskey barrels.||Them Little Apples™ - This hard cider is made from the finest New Hampshire apples that are available to us, usually a blend of Cortland, McIntosh, Gala, and Red Delicious varieties. We blend the fresh-pressed cider with just a touch of honey and natural sugar before we let it ferment and age in newly emptied rye whiskey barrels.|
Old Settlers Cider- made from unsprayed local apple.
PO Box 533
Tamworth, New Hampshire
Lemont and Wood Cider- I grew up in Normandy, France, where the ciders are complex and drink like fine wine. I really missed these ciders with food and set out to create a European-style blend.
72 Main St
Meredith, New Hampshire
|Great Mischief- is a dry, gently sparkling cider made from an ever changing mix of fine locally grown apples. It's refreshing, with just a touch of tingle added through bottle conditioning||Devils Bit Irish Hard Cider (IMPORTED)- is a perfectly balanced cider produced by the Adam's Cider Company from apples grown in their own orchards in County Tipperary. It's double fermented and cold filtered, and is one of the best selling ciders in Ireland. ||Monadnock Harvest- is a local cider made from the freshly-pressed juice of apples grown in southern New Hampshire. It is exceptionally dry and tart, a bit like a very light champagne. It's a very refreshing drink, with just a touch of sparkle added through bottle conditioning.|
|Berry Brett- Cider fermented with blueberries and blackberries.||Fire Starter- Valentine's cider with cinnamon, nutmeg, and habanero.||Sugar Shack- A specially blended cider with locally sourced maple syrup, fresh pressed ginger, and a hint of black walnut. |
|Bitter Brother’s Bourbon Barrel- A semi-dry cider aged in bourbon barrels. ||Better Half- Infused with White Heron black tea, fresh lemon and mint, it's super refreshing on a hot summer day! ||Cranbarrel- A crisp, semi-dry, barrel aged cider infused with plenty of tart, delicious cranberry juice! |
|Wobbly farmer 2.0 (farmer Giff's favorite)- An off-dry blend that is a bit different than the original wobbly farmer because so many varieties of apples were used. Light, refreshing and it still has a hint of Grapefruit!||Sweet Blue - A semi sweet blueberry infused blend of Wobbly Farmer! suflites used for freshness and sugar for sweetening.||Hopped LSB- We dry hopped our flagship blend of Honey Crisp, Fuji, Macintosh, and Greening apples. Tart with a semi-sweet finish and up front notes of floral and citrus. Sulftites used for freshness with sugar and concentrated apple juice used for sweetening.|
The Cyder Market hard cider information for cider makers and drinkers in New Hampshire.
195 Meaderboro Rd
Farmington, New Hampshire
Farnum Hill Semi-Dry Cider- Golden, gently bubbly, with a delicious array of tropic fruits, citrus, and mysterious aromatic notes in the nose and on the palate. Our Semi-Dry cider is much less sweet than semi-dry champagnes. We use that much-abused word “dry” in a literal-minded way, striving to balance the faintest sweetness against sharpness, astringency, and fruit (which is different from sweet).
|Farnum Hill Extra Dry Cider- Pale gold, bubbly, radically dry. Richly aromatic, suggesting myriad fruits of the earth, and the earth itself, with a complex, palate-cleansing balance of fruit, astringency, and acid. Made, like Semi-Dry, from a range of late-harvest, difficult apple varieties.||Extra Dry Still- is the most austere blend we make: no bubbles, no dosage of returned sugar, nothing but New Hampshire-grown cider apples parading their best in any given year. Pale-gold and radically dry, Extra Dry Still displays its richness and range of fruit more vividly than Extra Dry, simply because no peppy prickly bubble sensation can intervene. FH Extra Dry Still is made from a range of late-harvest, difficult cider apple varieties, and nothing else.|
|Kingston Black technically is a “bittersharp” apple variety, which in the English-speaking cider world means that its high tannin and acid levels make it a suitable cider apple: however, its sugar level, at least growing here, regularly yields 8.5% alcohol. We release a hundred or so cases of ‘Special Reserve,’ made only from this apple, in years when our KB is showing all its charms. ||"Farmhouse"- Our lightest, most casual cider, pale gold and bubbly, with a stroke of sweetness along with the tart, bitter, and fruity elements that good cider offers. Citrus, pineapple, bittersweet apple, and a trace of the barn. Farmhouse astringency is nowhere near the extreme, but shows a certain tannic edge. Agreeably versatile, sharing certain flavor elements with both beer and wine. A clean, appetizing finish makes it congenial with many kinds of food, from the snackiest to the whole-grainiest and back. ||Dooryard is an old/new idea, typical of Poverty Lane Orchards. Many cider orchards abroad do big business in the yard, to local customers who come to fill their empties with whatever the cidermaker dispenses that day. In 2008 we began seeing enough cider explorers here to do the same. Last year, bottles and kegs of Dooryard ciders set out into the world! Well, into nearby Northeastern states, anyway.|
Hard Cider- Our cider is crafted from apples grown in Tamworth, and surrounding communities. We hand pick, press, and blend it to create what we consider the best product available locally. Dry, slightly bitter and sour; just like us!
Farnum Hill Ciders at Poverty Lane Orchards- On Farnum Hill, we use the word “cider” to mean an alcoholic beverage fermented from particular apples, just as “wine” is fermented from particular grapes. (Fresh apple juice is – well – fresh apple juice, or ‘sweet cider.’) Cider is a word that covers an enormous variety of adult beverages made from apples. Our style is all about flaunting the delights of the fruit that grows best on this place. Farnum Hill Ciders, at 6.5-7.5% alcohol, tend toward the dry, sharp, fruity and bountifully aromatic. We make them to gladden the moment and light up the flavors of food. During Prohibition, apple-growers urgently needed a new teetotal image. That PR problem helped cut the normal old word “cider” from its normal old meaning, and paste it to the sweet brown ephemeral juice of autumn, normally called “apple juice” or “sweet cider.” So even now, a lot of our fellow Americans find Farnum Hill ciders a bit startling.
3 Front St, Lower
Rollinsford, New Hampshire
North Country Hard Cider Company- New Hampshire's 100% All Natural Craft Cider. Conveniently located on the right end of the Lower Mill Building of the Salmon Falls Mills in Rollinsford, NH (look for the sign and outside entrance). Stop in for tastings of our ciders currently on tap. We have growlers, bottles and kegs available, as well as gift certificates and merchandise.
Gould Hill Farm and Contoocook Cider Company- We teamed up with Dale and Betsy Jancic (Terra Cider) to create Contoocook Cider Company. Dale, the cider maker, attended Cornell University’s Cider & Perry Production course to lean more of the science of cider making and tasting. Dale and Betsy have met with cider makers from England, France, Spain and the United States to expand our knowledge and palate of their knowledge of hard ciders. Ours ciders are minimally processed and bring balance to the acids, sugars and tannins to express the true character of the apples and fruits we use. Enjoy!
Pup's Cider- we always start with our own fruit when making our ciders. Then we add apples from other local growers in New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont. We also scout out and import ciders, wines, and spirits from around the world.
193 East Road
Greenfield, New Hampshire
23 Londonderry Rd, Unit #17
Londonderry, New Hampshire
Traditional Hard Cider- Clear, clean citrus flavors with a hint of dry apple oak with a tight finish – Refreshing
Lemont and Wood European-style Heirloom Cider- Lemont & Wood has a nice bright acidity, with general fruitiness and fresh citrus, followed by some green-ness with tannic underpinning. It finishes nicely with a nice bitter bite.
Hermit Woods Winery- Old world character meets new world fruit—each of our award-winning and handcrafted wines is made from a unique combination of locally sourced fruit, honey, and flowers, in some cases wild-foraged. Our process is devotedly hands-on from vine to bottle, using old world techniques with the highest level of care and integrity. The result is wine with rich, complex flavors. All of our wines are vegan (with the exception of honey wines), gluten-free, raw, and mostly organic to Best Management Practices—and an excellent accompaniment to a variety of foods. The care and creativity that goes into our wines has resulted in Hermit Woods becoming one of northern New England’s most sought-after artisan brands. If you can’t visit us at the winery, you can find our award-winning wines for sale at select, independently owned liquor stores and restaurants throughout New Hampshire.
Stump City Cider- We simply make the best hard apple ciders and apple wines in New England. We start with only the best apple cider, made at Vickery Orchards in Farmington, and personally craft all of our products to perfection. Our ciders are open fermented, all natural, gluten free, and unpasteurized, with nothing weird added. Stump City Farm is a small hobby farm, formerly operated in conjunction with Gauthier's Farm on Bernard Rd. in Rochester, specializing in pasture raised meats and craft hard ciders and wines, including our original Wicked Good Cider.
40 Bernard Rd
Rochester, New Hampshire
789 Gilsum Mine Road
Alstead, Cheshire, New Hampshire
New Hampshire- whose motto is "Live Free or Die" and is known internationally for the New Hampshire primary, the first primary in the U.S. presidential election cycle. New Hampshire also has 1,300 lakes or ponds and about 40 rivers with a total mileage of about 41,800 miles and is heavily forested with an abundance of elm, maple, beech, oak, pine, hemlock and fir trees. Mount Washington features rare alpine plants such as Greenland sandwort, Labrador tea, alpine bearberry, dwarf cinquefoil and dwarf birch, willow and balsam fir. Along with all this natural beauty New Hampshire is also known for its 50 apple orchards in a relatively small state, and for being home to 12 cider makers.
Moonlight Meadery- It all started back in 1995, when Michael tried a cyser (apple and honey mead) for the first time. Since that first sip Michael has developed a passion, and a masterful skill at making international award winning meads. Michael Fairbrother has started Moonlight Meadery®, with a mission to bring ultra premium meads to the market place. It is more than a product and it is more than a process, it's our obsession. Our meads will be unique, and unlike anything you have ever tried, you will find it incredible! We are going to embrace the unique nature of natural honey as minimally processed as possible.
Silver Mountain- uses only all natural ingredients to produce its wines and hard cider. No sulfites or preservatives added to our products.
|Thirty Three Hops- A blend of three dry ciders, finished with Mosaic and Azacca hops.||Thirty Three Bees- made from unsprayed local apples.||2016 Johnathan- Dry Cider.|
Butternut Farm- At Butternut Farm our mission is to provide top quality fruit with excellent picking conditions in a low stress New England farm atmosphere. Our pick your own customers get our best everyday and over the years have enjoyed watching the farm grow and change. Come check us out and see how much fun picking your own fruit can be!!!! All of the apples used in the cider are grown here at the farm. The varieties of apples we use are considered "dessert" varieties and we search out combinations that offer maximum sugar and balanced acidity for a light, refreshing cider. The alcohol content of our ciders range from 6% to 7% and can be classified as off dry to semi-sweet for sugar content. Heritage, bittersweet, and bittersharp varieities native to both Europe and North America are being planted and will eventually be mixed in to add better flavor and more body to our blends in years to come!