FRESH-PRESSED LOCAL APPLES. NOT FOREIGN CONCENTRATE.
Instead of using concentrate from the other side of the planet the way some “ciders” do, Ironbound Hard Cider is made from 100% fresh-pressed apples. We only use fruit from New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania to give our cider its bold, fresh taste while also supporting a network of local family farms.
Back in the day, New Jersey was famous for its cider. Even George Washington knew it as the “champagne of ciders.” To learn more about our mission to restore Newark Cider to its former glory, please take a look at our article in the New York Times.
In addition to using fresh-pressed juice from apples grown in the tristate region to create bright, flavorful, perfectly balanced ciders, we also infuse our blends with locally grown ingredients and foraged native plants, including beach plums, gooseberries, wild cranberries, hops, ginger, and black aronia berries.
Our ciders are designed to fill the void between overly sweet ciders made from concentrate and uber-dry artisanal ciders — a sweet spot we call “accessible craft.”
You’ll find our core ciders — Ironbound Original, Pinelands Rosé, and Highlands Farmhouse — in cans and on tap at bars, restaurants, and retail stores throughout the state.