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surrounded by old growth forest
WILD

WILD

Wild relies on wild yeasts in the air, cidery, and apples to spontaneously ferment. We add a touch of honey during bottling for a natural sparkle. The result is a bright, refreshing, sour apple, earthy, delicious cider.

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HEARTWOOD

HEARTWOODDRY

Our dry cider is crisp, refreshing, and yet still substantial. In 2015 we aged the cider with red oak for a tart, floral cider with a hint of tannin and wood.

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WOODSKEEP

WOODSKEEPMEDIUM

This cider is full of character, balanced sweet and tart. This year the touch of sweetness comes from Homestead Apiary honey, who also keep bees in the orchard!

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Wood and Spirits

Aging for at least 12 months.This is our wood soaked in spirits aged cider. With an addition of fresh juice, it serves as the year long bridge from one season to the next. Expect a full, funky, complex, and just plain yummy cider. Every year changes with batches coming and going.

Wood and SpiritsBATCH 1

Draft only brandy soaked red oak with a touch of Isanti Spirits barrel aged cider.

Wood and SpiritsBATCH 2

Loon Liquor whiskey staves, Isanti Spirits barrel aged. Dry, bottle conditioned cider.

Wood and SpiritsBATCH 3

Loon Liquor whiskey staves, Isanti Spirits barrel aged. Dry, bottle conditioned cider. This time we added...

Wood and SpiritsBATCH 4

Bottle conditioned with late season pressing of apples like enterprise, Haralson, Connel Red, and on of our favorites- KEEPSAKE! Also blended with a barrel aged whitney crab!

SERIES

Bourbon Barrel Ciders.

Our ciders reflect the season and the slow traditional process. Although our cider will vary given the year and the age of that particular cider, we will always strive to make a delicious experience. We love the adventure and the connection to place that come with our ciders. The HEARTWOOD will always be our dry cider, the WOODSKEEP is our semisweet, the WILD will be what it wants, the ORCHARD RESERVE will reflect the cider maker's whimsy, And the WOOD AND SPIRITS series will be a 12 month aged cider partially on spirit soaked wood (barrels or staves) and bottled conditioned with the next year's fresh cider.
We minimize any additions beyond yeast and cider and we will not know the exact description until we are done aging, blending, and bottle conditioning. Working with the cider and letting the natural flavors of the apple flourish means delicious, natural, lively cider, and it defies definitions. Expect a Minnesota cider that reminds you off the old world traditional ciders. Unfiltered and full of flavors.
Cider pairs well with almost any food, from pancakes to pork chops.