Both ciders are available now.
Sonoma Cider is shipping two new cider flavors to complement its line of hard ciders. The Crowbar, at 6 percent alcohol by volume, is a habanero lime cider and is the first cider the company shipped in a can. it combines dry cider with organic habanero peppers with a fresh lime tartness that the company says goes well with Mexican food and BBQ. It ships in 12 oz cans and 5.2 gallon kegs.
“Habanero peppers and limes aren’t the first things you think of pairing with hard apple cider, but somehow the flavors just work and epitomize summer,” says Robert Cordtz, co-founder of Sonoma Cider with his father, David Cordtz. “We decided to offer The Crowbar in cans instead of bottles, making it the perfect complement to summer activities – camping, barbeques and all things outdoors.”
The second cider is Sonoma Cider Dry Zider, which is an apple cider that is aged for several months in zinfandel wine barrels. This gives the Zider a bright rose color and soft zinfandel aroma with fruity notes on the palate. It combines dry organic cider with Sonoma County zinfandel to create notes of wild berry and bramble and a touch of tart apple. Alcohol content is 6.9 percent by volume and is available in 22 ounce bottles and 5.2 gallon kegs.