We began producing small-batch hard cider in the summer of 2012. While we continue to perfect our trade and expand our business, our production remains extremely small and therefore our ciders are only available locally in the New Paltz, NY area. If you're in the Hudson Valley and your favorite beer or wine store does not carry Kettleborough, be sure to ask for it by name!
SILVER MEDAL WINNER- 2013 Hudson Valley Wine Competition Cider Category
Our flagship cider. Dry Cider is a departure from sweeter "run-of-the-mill" hard ciders that have always dominated the market. Our Dry Cider is made from a blend of Northern Spy and Granny Smith apples to create a light acidity and fresh green apple flavor. Think "Dry Apple Prosecco." It pairs well with many foods, especially white meats, cheeses, fruits and especially any spice-forward dishes.
Apple Mimosa: A crowd favorite! Mix equal parts Kettleborough Dry Cider and Dressel Farms sweet apple cider in a glass. Adjust ratio to taste. Serve immediately.
BRONZE MEDAL WINNER- 2016 Hudson Valley Wine Competition Cider Category
Attention all Honeycrisp fans! Everyone's favorite apple is now a hard cider!
"Honey Honey" is a semi-dry cider made from a hand-sorted blend of apples and sweetened with 100% Honeycrisp juice infused with Pure New York State Honey. The light sweetness is properly balanced with a touch of acidity to keep the cider crisp, light and refreshing. BBBBZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!
In the 1800's, New York was the #1 producer of hops in the United States. Now we bring that tradition back with our "Lightly Hopped" Cider!
Our aim with this cider was to bring out the wonderful floral aromas and citric flavors of the Cascade Hop without overpowering the bright fruitiness of the cider. It's a cider that will appeal to IPA-lovers and casual drinkers alike!
Mirage is a perfect example of what "craft beverage" really means. That is, we made the best of an experiment gone awry.
This cider began its life as a Rosé. We used red grape skins from our own vineyards to impart a beautiful pink hue to a semi-sweet cider. Satisfied with the results, we sent it out for filtering, carbonating, and bottling. Somewhere in that process, all that gorgeous color completely vanished.
We were obviously upset (and baffled), but thankfully the flavor stayed unchanged so we called an audible, renamed it "Mirage" and kegged it up anyway. It's a delicious victory salvaged from a truly heartbreaking defeat.
Only available on tap!
Cider purists rejoice! Huguenot Cider is our first cider created entirely from true hard cider apple varieties. More than 20 varieties of heirloom English, French, and American apples come together in this rustic blend. Made in a French style, Huguenot Cider enjoys a long, slow fermentation employing only natural wild yeast.
This cider is non-sparkling, unfiltered, hand-bottled, and totally unlike anything else. The tannic old world fruit impart a complex flavor and body that is impossible to accomplish with modern "dessert" apples. This is what cider is supposed to be!
Varieties included: Binet Rouge, Harry Masters, Somerset Redstreak, Chisel Jersey, Ellis Bitter, Dabinette, Medaille d'Or, Brown Snout, Tremlett's Bitter, Michelin, Esopus Spitzenberg, Golden Russet, Smokehouse, Northern Spy, Stayman Winesap, Porter's Perfection, Ashmead's Kernel, Bedan, Calville Blanc d'hiver, Cox's Orange Pippin, Frequin Rouge, Kingston Black
Former Intern of the Year: Eric Purzycki