CHERRY FEST!

Wild Apples, McIntosh, & Northern Spy with Balaton & Montmorency Cherries. - (5.7% ABV)

AKA, Don Cherry.  This cider is a robust blend of handpicked wild apples and a hint of cherry, that delivers a balanced sweet-tart flavor.  Definitely our most popular cider.

COMMODORE PERRY

Bartlett Pears - (6% ABV)

Pears make a most delicate taste with an equally delicate aroma.  With hints of lemon, it is naturally carbonated in the tank.  Perry is highly valued for its enchanting flavor profile here and abroad.  The connoisseur of Cider and Perry will enjoy this off dry, new house specialty.

GRAND FUNK - (5.2% ABV) 

Barrel-aged, Spanish-style cider. With a tingle on your tongue, think  sours, like Kombucha, Shrubs, or  apple juice on steroids. The sharp, complex flavors and volatile aromas can develop when the cider transforms from fresh to sour, from sugary to alcoholic, from sweet to savory.  

HAWKEYE

Northern Spy and wild apples - (5.0% ABV)

Our bourbon aged cider is back sweetened with a medley of foraged wild apples from our property.  A touch of Kentucky north of the 45th, it’s smooth, sweet and uncarbonated.            

HIGHLANDER

McIntosh, Rhode Island Greening, Northern Spy, Jonathan, infused with Lavender. - (6.5% ABV)

If you're looking for something special, this cider is infused with culinary lavender producing a complex herbal aroma. Combine that with a rich blend of four different apple varieties and the final product results in a full-bodied off-dry cider.

HONEY PIE (6.9% ABV)

A robust flavored cyser-like cider made in the farmhouse tradition.  Fermented with local honey, fresh pressed apples,citrus, raisins and a hint of pie spice.  It is a rich amber color.  The taste is earthy, smooth and sweet.   At almost seven percent alcohol, watch out; it will sting you.   

I SPY - GINGER

Northern Spy, Ida Red, infused with Ginger Root. - (5.5% ABV)

Here we have an off-dry cider made with the classic cider apple, Northern Spy, with characteristics of lemon and a hint of ginger to counterbalance the sweetness of the apple.

MOSAIC

Northern Spy, Mutsu, Cortland, Ida Red, infused with Mosaic Hops  (5.5% ABV)

This semi-dry cider is our first hopped cider.  We pressed and blended locally grown apples, aged the juice in a barrel and infused it with Mosaic hops.  The character is earthy and fruity.

POWER ISLAND

Jonathan, Rhode Island Greening - (5.2% ABV)

AKA Jon Green, the apples in this 50/50 blend are sweet and aromatic with a hint of bitterness. Flavors are crisp, clean and off-dry, delicately carbonated to make it bright and bubbly. 

 

 

 

HONEY PIE, our 

new raisin cider

 

SAPWOOD  

McIntosh Apples (6.5% ABV)

This special small-batch, barrel-aged, semi-sweet cider has pure Leelanau maple syrup added both before and after fermentation. Goes down easy with a stout and brightly flavorful taste. 

SASKATOON

Kilcherman’s Heirloom Apples AKA, Berry Manilow (5.5% ABV) 

The berries of our native Aronia and Saskatoon are antioxidant superstars. Great apples, a barrel, and amazing berries… this small batch cider doesn’t last long. 

Suttons Bay Cider Tasting Room Cider Draft

2018

Our cider varieties are always evolving. Check back often for the latest on tap.

SMITTEN

Northern Spy, Ida Red, Swiss Gourmet, Jonathan, Rhode Island Greening, Yellow Delicious, finished with Winesap & Zestar Apples. - (4.5% ABV)

Sweet, crisp, and apple-y;   it always tastes like a beautiful fall day in Northern Michigan!

SIDRA La-Peño

Variety of Local Leelanau Peninsula Farm Apples (5.8% ABV) 

Barrel aged Spanish style cider, infused with jalapeño peppers, for a savory combination of refreshing sour and a hint of heat.

 

SUMAC

Northern Spy, Ida Red, & Honey Crisp (6.2% ABV)

Infused with Sumac Berries We aged this cider in a bourbon barrel and fermented it dry as a bone for several months. Used in Eastern cooking, wild Sumac Berries impart a lemony flavor. 

TESTAMINT

Jonathan & Rhode Island Greening, infused with Mint Leaves. - (4.5% ABV)

Cidermaker, Chris Guest, harvested fresh mint from a lakeside slope. The infusion results in a delicious light cider that is sure to please the palette.  Think of Testamint paired with dark chocolate....Yum.