Cider-making is similar to the process of wine-making, however cider-making utilizes fresh cider apples as the base of fermentable juice instead of wine grapes

Cider, as the world calls it, or "Hard Ciders" as Americans call it, is simply the fermentation of apples. Cider-making is similar to the process of wine-making, however cider-making utilizes fresh cider apples as the key base of fermentable juice instead of wine grapes. Yeast strains from all types can be used to make ciders. From beer yeasts, to wine yeasts, to wild yeasts. Everything from apple varieties, yeast strains, filtration processes, and packaging techniques create the melting pot ability for vast differences of the ciders available in the modern cider market. 

Leprechaun Premium Hard Ciders specialize in making duel-varietal (cider apple varietal), Old-World style ciders with modern premium blends. We are also known for our utilization of champagne yeasts which are common in European style ciders which leave the mouthfeel very refreshing and delightful.

Love Hard Ciders? Learn The Difference

Just like craft beer is different than "big beer", and box wine is different than fine wine, hard ciders have broad differences in quality.

Overly sweetened, cheaply blended ciders are made from cut-rate apple blends which can be “Frankenstein-ed” into an alcoholic apple juice for adults.

Premium, traditional, fresh-juiced ciders take 100% pride in their ingredients. From orchard terroir, specific apple varieties, quality yeast strains, to even the filtration process.

Your hard cider should have the same quality, dedication, and respect as your finest wines or your craftiest beers.

Leprechaun Cider Company is built off of this foundation of true respect for the quality of the craft. Our apples, facilities, and processes all circle around one key component - ensuring the best possible quality cider juice available. We take every step to ensure that each drop of our cider is pure, unadulterated, and down right delicious. 

So next time you enjoy a hard cider make sure there is quality inside the glass, not just pennies saved.