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!
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
Made with nothing but whole fruit!
"Strawberry Cider" begins as a dry hard cider that is infused with hand-pressed Dressel Farms strawberries. Unfiltered and bottle-conditioned, the result is a naturally-sparkling, off-dry cider with a subtle yet satisfying strawberry tint.
Our first cider. Archaic taxation laws forced us to discontinue it, but it will be back soon!
Brut cider was a higher-alcohol cider made in a dry champagne style from Ida Red, Northern Spy and Empire apples. At 8% alcohol it was a unique cider with a bright, ripe flavor and impressive softness. It finished clean and crisp with just a hint of red-apple sweetness.
The CIDER Act was recently passed and went into effect on Jan 1, 2017! Brut Cider will return!
Click here to learn more about the CIDER Act.
Former Intern of the Year: Eric Purzycki