Nine Pin Signature Blend: This is our flagship product using a blend of apples from Samascott Orchards. It is an off dry sparkling cider with a crisp, bold, and refreshing taste. Available at 929 Broadway in Albany and soon to be available at stores, bars and restaurants in the Capital Region and beyond
Blueberry: This is a blend of apples co-fermented with blueberries from Indian Ladder Farms. It has a dry, complex, and integrated flavor and is rose in color. Available at 929 Broadway in Albany.
Ida Red: This is a single variety cider made only with Ida Red apples and fermented with a specialty yeast. It gives off sharp tropical fruit aromas which balance its semi-sweet style. Available at 929 Broadway in Albany.
La Casa: Also known as the Cas Special, is made with apples from trees planted from seed at the del Perel family farm. It is dry and unique, just like the apples from which it is fermented. Avail able at 929 Broadway in Albany.
Fruit of the Forest :This cider is a blended sour cherry and sumac berry co-fermentation. Sour cherries were grown by Samascott Orchard and the sumac was harvested from wild trees growing along the back roads of Columbia County. The cider is off dry and characteristically balanced.
Butternut – This dry cider is the ingenious creation of Ethan Willsie. A crisp, aromatic cider with a bright acidity aged with toasted butternuts grown in the Heldebergs.
Nine Pin Dry – This oak-aged dry cider is made from a blend of heirloom apples including Golden Russet, Northern Spy, Ben Davis and Winesap.
Ginger – A spicy yet balanced cider created from a blend of dessert apples from Samascott Orchards and infused with ginger and orange peel.
Belgian: A farmhouse blend of local apples fermented with a Belgian Abbey Ale yeast. This cider invokes the characteristics of preferred Belgian beers with notes of tropical fruit resulting in a smooth creamy mouth feel.
Hunny Pear: A distinguished blend of New York Pears aged with honey and a touch of cinnamon. This New World perry cider evokes the flavors of autumn with a spicy, comforting nose.
Granny Cluster Dry-Hopped: A single variety Granny Smith hard cider dry hopped with cluster hops from Cider Maker Ethan Willsie’s organic hop yard. Pine and citrus fruit aromas from the hops balance the sharp green apple flavors of Granny Smith.
Peach: Whole peaches grown by Samascott Orchards undergo an open top co-fermentation with fresh pressed apples. The result is a tart citrusy flavor profile with a floral peach aroma.
Dry-Oaked: A blend of heirloom apples including Golden Russet, Northern Spy, Winesap and others grown by Lindsey’s Orchard in Rexford, NY. A realization of traditional American cider-making, Dry-Oaked offers a lively sparkle which dances on your palette and delivers a dry, barrel flavor.
Yarrow: Yarrow is a New York native wildflower traditionally used as a brewing ingredient. In the cider making process the flower imparts flavors of mint, chamomile, green tea and zesty lemon. In-house we claimed Nine Pin Yarrow as demonstrating the distinction between a Cider Maker and a Cider Artist.
Sarsaparilla: A fermented blend of local apples infused by ground sarsaparilla root results in a forceful presentation of flavor and aroma. This cider is reminiscent of finely crafted root beers and cream sodas.
Triple Apple: A spring seasonal offering made with wild-foraged apple blossoms and chunks of fresh chopped apple wood. This quaffable cider has floral, woody and decadent characteristics.
Cardamom: Late season apple varieties are co-fermented with whole cardamom pods. This east-west collaboration between Indian spice and New York apples results in a beautiful cider.
Single Variety Ciders:
* Golden Delish: A medium to large, firm conical apple with dry golden-yellow skin. The cider is crisp and mildly sweet.
* Ida Red: This bright orange-red apple is a cross of a Jonathan and a Wagener. The cider is intense, but pure.
* Jonathan: A juicy New York apple which originates Ulster County. These heirloom apples create a sprightly flavor.
* Jonamac: An early variety apple which is a cross between a Macintosh and a Jonathan.
* Jonagold: This creamy yellow flesh apple results in a well-balanced flavor.
* Golden Russet: An unattractive apple resembling a bumpy potato. Its high sugar content results