Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Crispin Cider Wins Gold

Crispin Cider Enters California  with 2010 State Fair Gold Medal

California dreamin’. The Crispin Cider Company (Crispin) enters the California markets in June with the credentials of winning several medals, including a first place Gold medal, at the 2010 California State Fair.

“As a cider company built on the philosophy of super-premium, crisp hard cider made from fresh pressed apple-juice, using premium US West Coast apples, not from concentrate, these awards are a nice validation of our focus on super-premium quality and delicious cider refreshment.” says Joe Heron, President & CEO of Crispin.

2010 California State Fair: Commercial Craft Brew Competition
Open to licensed California brewers & cideries selling on a retail level and wishing to compete in several different categories as specified by the Beer Judge Certification Program Style Guidelines.

·      Gold Medal, 1’st place. Crispin Light.  The only Light cider available in the US, a new bright, floral update by Crispin Head Cidermaker, Bruce Nissen.
·      Gold Medal, 2’nd place. Crispin Honey Crisp.
·      Silver Medal, 3’rd place. Crispin Original.
·      Silver Medal, Honorable Mention. Crispin Brut.

The Crispin Cider Company’s fruit cider brand Fox Barrel, also enjoyed more success and continued it’s run of distinction, and has now been awarded gold medals at the California State Fair for 5 consecutive years.

·      Gold medal, 1’st place in the Mead/Other Ciders category.
Fox Barrel Mulled Cider. BEST OF SHOW, Honorable Mention.

“Our mission is to help reinvigorate and reinvent the US cider market, making superior ciders, across classic and unique new world styles. We are innovative to the core, and it’s gratifying to achieve this recognition, and we thank the judges for the awards. And we look forward to entering again next year and earning the kudos and respect of the panel.” said Head Cidermaker, Bruce Nissen.  

About the Crispin Cider Company

The company is based in Minneapolis, MN & Colfax CA. It’s cidery is located in Colfax, CA in the beautiful Sierra foothills of Northern California.

The company produces classic European-style Natural Hard Apple Ciders in Original, Light and Brut varietals, as well as unfiltered “cloudy” Artisanal Reserve ciders – Honey Crisp and The Saint.

The company also produces the Fox Barrel line of superior flavored ciders – Pear, Black Currant.

Contact Details

Tel: (612) 331-3699
Fax: (612) 331-3689

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