After a sell-out last year, we've got more cider and perry than ever.
Our 2019 line-up of cider and perry features an extremely popular rhubarb cider with an ABV of 4%. At the other end of the ABV spectrum, we have Jack Ratt Vintage, a 7.4% dry cider. Check out the full selection in the table below.
We are also pleased to include two ciders from Charlbury Sharecroppers, part of Charlbury Green Hub. Each year Charlbury Sharecroppers pick 2 tonnes of dessert and cooking apples from gardens within 9 miles from Charlbury for giving away at fortnightly Big Apple Take-Aways during the autumn. Last year was another good year for apples and a further half tonne of windfall apples were pressed and fermented, using only natural yeasts, to make about 50 gallons of cider given away for sale at local festivals. Charlbury Sharecroppers have selected the best two barrels for the CBF 2019.
In May 2017, Charlbury Sharecroppers won the Environmental Award from OCVA (Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action organisation) for this whole operation and raising excitement in the community about eating local apples. This year the ciders are inspired by the Apollo 11 moon landing 50 years ago: Small Step and Giant Leap.
|Cider Farm||Drink||ABV||Tasting Notes|
|Abrahalls||Slack Alice||4.6||A medium well rounded 4.6% cider drier than Thundering Molly – still mellow with a very slight tart finish.|
|Barbourne||Sweet Kernel||4.5||Sweet Kernal is an easy drinking smooth and sweet cider made from blending our finished cider with apple juice. It's well balanced, light and refreshing with a distinctive apple taste.|
|Charlbury Sharecroppers||Small Step Dry Cider||6.1||Lovely dry cider, made from a wide variety of dessert apples ripening in September together with Bramley cookers.|
|Charlbury Sharecroppers||Giant Leap Medium Cider||6.8||Delicious medium cider, made from September apples including Spartan, unidentified heritage apples and crab apples.|
|Cockeyed Cider||Bushpig Cider||7||A traditional strong, cloudy scrumpy, big robust flavors, Medium in sweetness.|
|Farmer Jim's||Rhubarb||4||This gorgeous coloured cider is one of the most popular and different sweet ciders you can get – medium tangy rhubarb blended with a gentle vanilla sweetness. Like a liquid version of rhubarb crumble and ice cream.|
|Gwynt Y Ddraig||Two Tree's Perry||4.5||A pale, fruity perry with an aroma of fruit and a hint of honey on the palate.|
|Lyme Bay||Jack Ratt Vintage Dry||7.4||This full strength dry cider is crafted from a blend of traditional vintage quality cider apples from the West Country. It is full of soft fruity aromas, balanced with a fresh sweet character.|
|Scrumpy Wasp||Nice Pear||5||Apple & Pear blended together to make an awesome pair. Beautifully balanced with loads of body, crystal clear and fruity. Guaranteed to sweep you off your feet.|
|Snails Bank||Pig Squeal||7||Named after the delightful sound of pigs when they come across some windfall apples! Like those pigs this is full of character. A rich bronze cider that is smooth as it is tasty. Beautifully balanced with a satisfyingly rounded finish.|