December 01, 2017
We’ve been working with our friends up at Hogan’s to create a new range of ciders (and a perry) after the success of our first cider Rocksteady!
We wanted to broaden our horizons a little so in addition to a red cider, we’ve gone for a perry and a soured cider too!
First up is Protanopia, a 6% red cider that’s colourblind!
Tonnes of green apples are pressed to give this gorgeous red liquid, so we’ve paid tribute to the twist by naming the cider after red/green colourblindness. The pumpclip takes the form of an Ishihara Test, which is used to test people’s perception of colour - but we’ve ensured that it is different enough that those who can’t normally differentiate between red and green can still pick up the pattern!
Red/green colourblindness is quite common, with both our founders Brad and Gazz being among the people who will see the clip like this:
Cider apples have very high levels of tannins, which oxidise quickly to produce a reddish hue. That colour is deepened in Protanopia with a small addition of Muscovado sugar, which also contributes a slight caramel note.
Next up we have Fix Up Look Sharp, a 6% soured cider!
We’ve added a bit of tang to the clean, crisp apple flavours resulting in a refreshing sharp cider that is too good to put down. The perfect balance of sweet and sharp, funky and fresh!
A pop-art inspired keg clip tells you what to expect in the flavour! A quick burst, a bang and a pop, before mellowing out into the fresh, sweet apple flavour.
And it takes its name from one of the most famous grime tracks ever! What other hip hop artist has a cider named after their work?
And finally, our first perry, Peariscope!
Highly quaffable with a sweet edge and 4.8% ABV. It’s light, mildly floral with hints of honey and a clean juicy finish.
Easily sinkable, with a deep juicy flavour. Wrap your tentacles around this!
All three will be on at our bars at Cardiff, Newport and our Brewery Bar from Thursday next week, where we’ll be offering tasters to any and all! Then you’ll be able to find them out in the wild at your favourite bars and cider houses! If you want your local to stock it, pester the landlord!