Block 19 available Friday, August 26th
Fresh off our 2022 harvest, Block 19 is made with apples from a single block in the orchard, making this one-of-a-kind cider. The apples come exclusively from the original planting of cider apple varieties at the family orchard. Block 19 represents the original experimental planting of cider apple varieties at Smith Brother’s Farms. As the production of the individual fruit varieties varies from year to year, so does the blend of bittersweets and bittersharps, making each vintage individually unique! It’s a true cider maker’s cider, with American and European heirloom varietals that make it crisp, complex, and truly original.
Fruit from a single block in the orchard at Smith Brother’s Farms makes this cider truly one-of-a-kind. The blend of bittersharp and bittersweet apples changes with the harvest giving each vintage its own unique nuances. Each harvest is all theirs, all ours, all yours – and only at City Orchard! Our 2021 harvest is bright and tart, a perfect accompaniment for your end-of-summer picnics and potlucks. Grab it at the Taproom Friday, August 26th!
Cider Makers Notes: Sometimes we get to sit back and let the fruit do the talking! The 2021 harvest brought exceptional complex acidity from a precocious crop of Harrison, a classic American Bittersharp cider variety. We used a Champagne yeast to give a clean expression of the fruit.