ALBANY, N.Y. – Nine Pin Cider Works, New York’s first farm cidery located in Albany, and Brewery Ommegang, a Belgian-style brewery located in Cooperstown, has announced the release of The Lion’s Share, a new style of cider combining the talents of two local craft producers.
Crafted by Nine Pin from a farmhouse blend of apples sourced from Columbia County’s Samascott Orchards and fermented with Ommegang’s proprietary house Belgian yeast, The Lion’s Share is a Belgian-style cider with a smooth mouth feel and complex fruit and spice notes.
“We’re excited to finally release this incredible collaboration between Nine Pin and Brewery Ommegang,” said Alejandro del Peral, co-founder and cider maker at Nine Pin Cider Works. “The Lion’s Share represents what two New York craft producers can do together in pursuit of establishing the Empire State as the leader in the craft beverage revolution.”
“It’s very exciting to collaborate with Nine Pin on something totally different,” said Ommegang Brewmaster Phil Leinhart. “Our house yeast brings such interesting tastes and aromas to ‘barley juice’ that I can’t wait to see what it does with ‘apple juice’!”
About Nine Pin Cider Works: Nine Pin Cider Works is New York’s first farm cidery. Founded in 2013 and based in New York’s capital city, Albany, Nine Pin cider products can be found in hundreds of bars, restaurants, and retailers throughout New York and in the Boston area. Nine Pin produces all ciders, sourced from Capital Region and Hudson Valley apples, in its 17,000 sq. ft. cidery facility and tasting room in Albany’s Warehouse District. Be Revolutionary®, Consider The Apple®, and Drink New York Apples®
About Brewery Ommegang: Brewery Ommegang opened in 1997 to brew imaginative craft beers across a variety of styles, with particular emphasis and respect for Belgian brewing traditions. Ommegang brews nine ales year-round, as well as an extensive and innovative range of seasonal and specialty ales. The beers have won a national following by connoisseurs of fine beer and are distributed in 46 states and internationally. Ommegang is located on a 136-acre farmstead in Cooperstown, New York and offers free daily tours and inexpensive tastings as well as a 100-seat café, a well-stocked brewery store, and an annual calendar of public events including a summer concert series and a legendary beer festival, Belgium Comes to Cooperstown. Follow Ommegang on Twitter: @BreweryOmmegang, Facebook.com/Ommegang, and Instagram: @BreweryOmmegang