Bristol

Beard and Sabre

Bristol

We are The Beard & Sabre Cider Company, master hopped cidermakers. It is our mission to combine the very best of British cidermaking with brewing to create exciting, unique drinks for independent bars seeking the ultimate point of difference.

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Our ciders are crafted from 100% pressed, heritage variety apples picked and pressed on family orchards in Shepton Mallet. The cider is fermented using natural yeasts and left to mature for a minimum of two years. Our ciders are sweetened with apple juice from the same season's pressing, adding body and flavour rarely found in commercially pressed ciders.

Finally, we infuse specially selected, British grown hops chosen to naturally complement the tannins and acidity present in the cider, to create interesting and unique drinks that are completely natural, respecting British cider's ancient reverence.

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06/04/21: The Veneration of Goddess Freya Read More
Spring is here! Freyja's time. Regrowth and regeneration is on everyone's mind at present. We are pleased to offer you Freya at cost; our sacrifice to the gods. Enjoy our 24x330ml cases and 20L bag in boxes at a 25% discount during the month of April.

Freya came about as a result of brewer-led feedback, we know our cider through and through - but beer... beer we leave to the disciples of the brewing gods. The brewer's love hops, and nothing short of the finest bittering hops would do.

Unlike our flagship Dolores, Freya is infused with bittering hops opposed to aroma hops. Summit is a high alpha acid hop, very similar to Citra. In cidermaking terms, this cider is a medium-dry, resting between 8 and 12 on the gravity scale, the addition of Summit lowers the perceived gravity dramatically - creating a dry cider, not through statistics, but through the perfect marriage of apple and hop.

Expect lemon, lychee and earthy notes from Freya's beverage. Drink to remember those of the past who are no longer with us.