Made from quality apples, each of our ciders is a unique taste of our passion and heritage.
Estate grown Autumn Crisp apples fermented and then dry-hopped with Cascade, Centennial, & Columbus hops that we sourced from a neighboring farm. A brillantly balanced cider with just a touch of sweetness and hop aromatics that add to the complexity of an already complex cider.
Old Marauder combines attributes of McIntosh, Cortland, Ida Red and Jonagold apple varieties to create a hard cider that gives off crisp apple notes with a clean finish. Because it has no residual sugar, it complements a wide range of foods.
The apples selected for this blended hard cider have been widely available in Williamson and the surrounding Wayne County, N.Y., area for decades. Old Marauder represents the agricultural history of the town where Embark Craft Ciderworks is located and where the cider makers were raised. These apples have been part of the town’s collective pride and culture for generations.
Awards: Silver, New World Cider – Modern Category, The Great Lakes Cider & Perry Competition (2015)
The town of Williamson's own McIntosh, Empire, Ida Red & Jonagold make up the entirety of this cider. Categorized as semi-sweet with a fresh apple aroma followed by a juicy, ripe apple finish make it hard to resist reaching for another.
Imperial Blizzard Cider is a blend of Heirloom apples grown in our orchards and then fermented with sweet cherries and sugar plums that we also grow on our farm. This cider is a perfect warm up for those chilly winter days. Cheers to the winter season!
We ferment our farmhouse blend of apples and then age it on whole sweet juicy strawberries and tart rhubarb that we grow right on our farm. This cider is truly the first tastes of summer in a glass.
The first cider in our Fruit and Barrel Series. This cider is a blend of American Heirloom apples that are slowly fermented and then aged on whole tart cherries grown in our orchards. A natural secondary fermentation in the neutral bourbon barrels creates a true farmhouse style cider. The combination of the heirloom apples, tart cherries, natural fermentation and neutral bourbon barrels creates a truly unique experience. Enjoy.
Seven varieties of American heirloom apples blend to create a complex hard cider. It’s fruity yet acidic, with hints of elderflower, spice and honey with a long finish and a lot of lingering flavor complexity.
Golden Russet, Baldwin, Northern Spy, McIntosh, Rhode Island Greening, Winesap, and Newton Pippin grown on site at Lagoner Farms were ripened until they had achieved the desired flavor, sugar and acidity for this blend. They were then pressed and fermented shortly after harvesting to take advantage of the strong attributes each apple brings to the mix. Embark Craft Ciderworks’ American Heirloom hard cider pays tribute to hard cider’s Colonial role as the drink of choice by returning these seven heirloom apple varieties to their rightful place–in the glass.
Awards: Silver, New World Cider - Heritage Category, The Great Lakes Cider & Perry Competition (2015)
The Baldwin apple originated as a wild seedling on the farm of John Ball in Wilmington, Mass. around 1740. The farm was purchased by William Butters, who transplanted the tree near his house and called the apple "Woodpecker" because the tree attracted so many of the birds. For many years, the Baldwin apple was the most popular fruit in New England and New York.
A small hard apple remarkably free of blight and blemishes, it was prized for making hard cider. In 1934, a severe winter wiped out millions of fruit trees in New England, the Baldwin apple was the hardest hit.
Our second release of our Hopped Cider series, this cider is made of Jonagold apples grown on our farm in Williamson, NY. We ferment this cider and then dry hop it with Citra and Amarillo Hops. It creates a refreshing citrus and apple combination, perfect for any occasion. Enjoy!
The first release in The Crab Series, this is a unique dry cider. It expresses flavors from three different crabapple varieties, balanced out with the sweetness of Tolman Sweet and mildness of Rome Beauty apples. It has a dark golden color and a flavor that lingers as you drink it. A nice amount of tannins and balanced acidity make this the cider makers’ drink of choice.
Awards: Bronze, New World Cider - Heritage Category, The Great Lakes Cider & Perry Competition (2015)
*This is a limited release, small batch cider that will only be available for a short time.
Dryhouse Jonagold is a single varietal hard cider crafted from a particular strain of Jonagold apple. With more sugar and acidity than other Jonagold strains, these apples lead to a fruity cider with lots of apple aroma and a dry, crisp, clean finish.
When the first apples were being harvested at Lagoner Farms more than 100 years ago, there weren’t many storage options. Apples were either stored in cellars or hand peeled, sliced, and dried in the sun or in an oven. The dryhouse was invented by a local farmer to more conveniently dry and keep large quantities of harvested apples. The Jonagolds in this hard cider are grown on the site where the Lagoner Farms dryhouse once stood.
This cider is made by fermenting a blend of heirloom apples that are grown on our farm in Williamson, N.Y. Then we harvest fresh red raspberries at peak ripeness and pitch them into the tank to age with the cider. After some time the two flavors blend to create a crisp and refreshing drink that highlights both the apple and the red raspberry flavors.
The Nieuw Yorker embodies the past and the present, the hard working and the diverse, which speaks to both the people and the apples found within. Northern Spy, Macoun, Jonathan, and Liberty are the four apples of entirely New York origin that make up the composition of this off dry cider - Proost.
Our Peach Apricot Saison Cider offers the best of the summer fruits; peaches and apricots. This cider is made with a delicious blend of Heirloom apples and fermented with three different yeast strains including a Belgian yeast that gives this cider its refreshing taste. The peaches and apricots were harvested at peak ripeness and are grown on our farm at Lagoner Farms in Williamson, NY. We also age a portion of this cider in local oak barrels to add another layer of flavor. Enjoy!
The Northerner is a refreshing semisweet cider made of 100% Northern Spy apples. We derived our inspiration for the label artwork from the following history of the naming of the apple.
One of the most famous of all American apples, Northern Spy originated in East Bloomfield, NY, around 1800. The apple was named for the 'hero' of that nororious dime store novel The Northern Spy. The book was written anonymously, published sub-rosa, and circulated among radical hard-core abolitionists circa 1830. The "Northern Spy" set up a series of safehouses from Virginia through Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York State for runaway slaves to excape to Canada. It was a blueprint for the underground railroad.
The Pippin semi-dry cider is made with Cox Orange Pippin, Newtown Pippin, Green Winter Pippin and Rome Beauty apples. The result is a hard cider with nice fruit flavors and a clean finish that make it easy to reach for a second glass.
The Pippin features the Cox Orange Pippin apple, a Classic English variety with complex flavors and hints of orange and mango. The Cox Orange Pippin originates from England, circa 1825. The tree was discovered as a chance seedling and has inspired apple lovers ever since. The fruit has a yellow skin with an orange-red blush and the apple is superb fresh and in pies, sauces or ciders. In our cider, Cox Orange Pippin is complemented by the Newtown Pippin, the oldest commercially grown variety to have been bred in the U.S. The variety sprang from a seed in Newtown, Long Island, around 1750 and counts George Washington and Thomas Jefferson among its early admirers.
*This is a limited release small batch cider that will only be available for a short time.
Our Whiskey Barrel-Aged Cider is a blend of American Heirloom apples, slowly fermented and then aged in whiskey barrels from local distillers. This cider features a malolactic fermentation that gives the cider balance and added mouthfeel.