Crispin Hard Cider Company

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Crispin Cider Company
Type Subsidiary
Industry Alcoholic beverage
Founded 2004
Founder(s) Joe and Lesley Heron
Headquarters Chicago, IL, United States
Products Hard ciders
Production output 6 million bottles (2010)[1]
Revenue $5 million (2010)[1]
Parent MillerCoors
Divisions Fox Barrel Cider
Website www.crispincider.com

Crispin Cider is a hard apple cider company based at and produced in Colfax, California. Imported ciders are produced in Tiverton, Devon, England.

Crispin was formerly located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The company acquired Fox Barrel Cider in 2010. The purchase included its cidery in Colfax where the company is now headquartered. In early 2011, Crispin began importing a dry English cider, Browns Lane (named after the original Jaguar factory in Coventry), from England. In 2012, Crispin was acquired by MillerCoors.[2]

Ingredients[edit]

Sourcing apples from Laos and Utah, Crispin uses pure apple juice, and does not have preservatives or added malt, distilled spirit, or grape alcohol.[1] Three to five apple varieties are used in their main line, mainly Granny Smith, Golden Delicious and Washington. A number of ciders are finished with a specialty sweetener or produced with a particular strain of yeast. All ciders are certified as gluten-free.[3]

Their English cider, Browns Lane, is made with traditional English bittersweet cider apples that are sourced in the Malvern Hills of Worcestershire. It is also gluten-free.

Varieties[edit]

Blue Line[edit]

Blue Line ciders are sold in four packs of 12 ounce bottles.

  • Original: Classic styled hard apple cider
  • Light: America's first light hard apple cider
  • Brut: European-style, extra dry, hard apple cider

Imports[edit]

Boxed Cider[edit]

This line is packaged in bag-in-boxes.

  • Cidre Blanc: Made with white wine yeasts

Artisanal Reserves[edit]

All of the Artisanals are unfiltered ciders produced using various yeasts and are packaged in 22 ounce bottles.

Limited Release[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • Bronze Winner at Great Lakes Regional Cider & Perry Competition (The Saint)
  • Silver Medal Winner at Great Lakes Regional Cider & Perry Competition (Crispin Light)
  • Bronze Medal Winner at Great Lakes Regional Cider & Perry Competition (Crispin Original)
  • Bronze Medal Winner at Great Lakes Regional Cider & Perry Competition (Crispin Brut)
  • Silver Medal Winner at Arizona Beer Competition (The Saint)
  • Bronze Medal Winner at California State Fair (Crispin Light)
  • Bronze Medal Winner at California State Fair (Crispin Honey Crisp)
  • Silver Medal Winner at California State Fair (Crispin Original)
  • Silver Medal Winner at California State Fair (Crispin Brut)

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