Posted October 31, 2017
Category: Beer News, Beers
The city market represents a place where chefs and home cooks come together to show and taste the best flavors in the region. Our brewing team captured this spirit in City Market Cider, our first ever cider release. This local blend combines juice from Jonathan and Fuji apples sourced directly from Sibley Orchard & Cider Mill in Sibley, Missouri. City Market Cider is fermented with our house English ale yeast strain resulting in a crisp, dry cider with just a touch of sweetness contributed by juice held back for blending.
Pouring a slightly hazy golden, City Market Cider offers bright aromas of sweet/tart apples that are answered by bold, juicy flavors with Jonathan apples taking the spotlight with Fuji supporting with a soft acidity reminiscent of apple skin tartness. Featuring a slight blend back of fresh Fuji juice (2.8% of the total blend) to lend a balancing sweetness, City Market Cider’s finish lingers, alternating between sweet and tart apple character that begs for another sip.
Aroma – Crisp, sweet apple with a touch of tartness
Balance – Bright apple, slight acidity
Body – Light, spritzy
ABV – 6.2%
IBUs – 0 IBUs
Color – 4 EBC
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City Market Cider will debut in four-packs of twelve ounce bottles beginning in the Greater Kansas City Area on Tuesday, November 14th with other regions to follow soon. Additionally, a limited amount of City Market Cider will be available on draft in Kansas City, Lawrence, Columbia and St. Louis. Following the receipt of independent, third-party gluten content analysis, we're able to confirm that City Market Cider is below the established threshold (20 parts per million) and is, indeed, a gluten-free cider.
- Jeremy Danner, Ambassador Brewer