New wave ciders for a new generation of cider drinkers. To challenge your preconceptions - drink outside the box. #liberatecider
"Rebel Root Cider was born and created through a love of ciders which, thanks to my dad, has been a major factor in my early drinking career, and more recently inspired by a new generation of cider makers from around the world.
Trial and Error are two words we’re used to; we like playing around and experimenting with new ideas and techniques as well as applying ideas used by generations of cider makers. Our style of new wave ciders are most definitely East Country and low intervention and we're proud of it.
The terroir we have on the farm and in our region lends us well to growing dessert and culinary apples, creating dry, high acidity led ciders. This, paired with a love of natural fermentation, is firmly rooted in our core"
Tom Stephens - Founder / Cidermaker
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OUR PREVIOUS RELEASES
HOPE (v2) ROSE 2019 5.5% Abv
Volume 2 of our Hope in Cider collection. This time Not back sweetening, so Bone dry, tart and punchy. Dry hopped with US Cascade Hops and Hibiscus flowers
OBSESSION - 2019 6% Abv
BRUT- A bone dry blend of Spartan apples fermented with champagne yeast and Bramley fermented with its own wild yeasts. Unfiltered, dry, hazy. A complete nod to American draft dry ciders to which we're obsessed with.
This is the first, full dry, 0g of residual sugar, full acidity East Country style kegged cider in the UK.
'I absolutely love the dry high acidity ciders from the USA and wanted to create something similar for the UK. Something dry and sharp but not too one dimensional, something that could remain sessionable, whilst creating a very different offer and experience to the existing session ciders on the market and challenging the preconception that people have with them.' - Tom
HOPE IN CIDER VOLUME 1 2017 4% Abv
Wild fermented Bramley Cider, dry hopped with US Cascade citrusy hops, back sweetened slightly to medium, carbonated and kegged.
'This was the first Rebel Root cider, launching our Hope Campaign. This was the work of two years fiddling about with hops and quantities to find out which one works. Again heavily influenced by US ciders, particularly for this one from the West Coast, we wanted to bring over to the UK and showcase a cider that wasn’t too challenging for most session pallets, and show a bridge between craft beers and craft ciders. First off we decided , mainly out of convenience at the time, to use Bramley as our cider base, then to find a hop that would accentuate that citrusy note, not take over or add funkyness or too much bitterness to it. We chose some gorgeous Californian Cascade hops, we then cold brewed these in fully fermented cider for many days…! We then back sweetened to make a more medium entry level session.' - Tom