Not another mainstream cider. Off Main hard cider is the perfect blend of local apples, gluten-free yeast and amazing! A refreshingly crisp, easy drinking cider… NO BULL!
How sweet it is! Sweet Carolina hard cider is infused with local honey for a taste of the South. You can attract more flies with honey, but this bull prefers honey cider.
It’s smoooooth. Smooth Hoperator hard cider is dry hopped with Cascade, Citra and Galaxy for amazing floral aroma, tropical notes and mild bitterness. This cider’s no one trick pony… Here comes the bull!
Take a stand against the ordinary! Rhize Up is spiced with generous amounts of fresh ginger rhizomes for a refreshing hard cider that gets you moving. The cider revolution is at hand, so this bull is taking to the streets!
Oh you tease! Provocatively tart Montmorency cherries with semi-sweet cider will tempt your taste buds. You'll be inviting this BULL on a second date.
ORANGE YOU A HIPPIE
Whoa, man! It's like soooo citrusy! A semi-sweet cider steeped on sweet orange peel and hibiscus flowers. Think tropical punch cider plus awesome squared. The bulls tripping on this groovy cider!
CARDINAL CIN (FALL)
You've been naughty this year. Cardinal Cin is a semi-sweet cinnamon infused cider with amazing cherry and cinnamon aroma. The bull is delivering one penance you can enjoy with gluttony!
Reflect and give thanks! Cranpappy is a semi-sweet cider with cranberry that provides a super tart finish. Just how Ole Pappy bull likes his cider!
STEEP SOUTH (SPRING)
Think sweet tea cider. Steep South hard cider is cold steeped for hours with black tea and honey. It’s easy sipping on the front porch, because this bull is a distinguished Southern gentleman. Contains naturally occurring caffeine from tea leaves.
JACK & OAK (FALL)
Fall means campfires, pumpkin and cider! Jack & Oak combines pumpkin purée, caramelized organic cane sugar, vanilla bean and cinnamon with semi-sweet cider aged on light American oak. The campfire wouldn't fit in the tank.
HOLY SHISHITO (FALL)
Wowza! Semi-sweet with shishito and portugal peppers provides a flavorful, spicy cider with the right amount of hot. Pairs well with burgers, cheese and, uhm, cheese burgers!
SPRUCE BRINGSTEEN (WINTER)
O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum, Wie treu sind deine Blätter! Spruce Bringsteen is a semi-sweet christmas tree infused cider with a citrus finish. This is one boss cider so let the bull rock your silent night.
ERIN'S FRENCH QUARTER - MARCH 2019
This French Saison Cider is the big winner from our Employee Cider Fest and we're 'jazzed' about it ;) Our awesome Cidertender Erin Carver crafted this goodness. The addition of SMOKED CHERRIES and ORANGE PEEL will transport you right to Bourbon Street!
EL MATADOR - APRIL 2019
Aye Carumba! This strawberry habanero cider will add spice to your life. You won’t break a sweat, but it will leave you feeling tingly in all the right places.
GOOSEBERRY GALAXY - MAY 2019
Damn it Jim. I’m a cider, not an IPA! This fruit forward hopped cider is out of this world! Galaxy hops will delight any hop head, but the real pilot of this spaceship is kiwi. Good news though, you won’t have to fly to leave orbit.
UPCIDE DOWN - JUNE 2019
Take a lesson from our flying pineapples. This semi-sweet pineapple cider will have you completely upside down.
WILD BULL - JUNE 2019
WILD BULL is a wild fermented cider aged for six months... Tart, acidic and out of control! It's a true Bull City original. Fun Fact: Wild fermentation means we collected yeast that naturally occurred at Bull City Ciderworks and fermented it until we got delicious cider
BLUDACRIS - JUNE 2019
Got that blueberry yum yum and it's that fire. The bull brought together all the best ingredients for blueberry season! It’s tart and sticky. Blueberries, zested lemons, and honey will make you STAND UP!
THE PERFECT PEAR- JULY 2019
The Perfect Pear brings together GUAVA and PRICKLY PEAR to bring the tropical taste of summer and put the red in your red, white, and blue.
MO-JITO - JULY 2019
This mint, lime, and agave cider was conceived and created by one of our cidermakers, Mo! She gathered the mint from Gentle Harmony herb farm in Lexington, NC. The agave was sourced straight from Mexico. Refreshing doesn’t even begin to describe this delicious cider! You'll always want a lil' Mo.
SOUTH PAW - DECEMBER 2018
The bull wanted to shout out all the lefty's in the world. We brought South Paw to your lips through a community effort of our ciderheads. Taste the pulpy goodness that this tropical NC Native fruit has to offer. You'll be glad you did!
These releases are very limited and usually only last a few weeks. Don't miss out on our barrel aged ciders!
BARREL AGED RELEASES
IT TAKES 2 TO MANGO- MARCH 2019
We aged our Spooky Mango cider in Raleigh Rum barrels to bring out all the island flavors. The spicy flavors became more subtle and the rum flavor packs a powerful punch. (sold out)
CINCO DE MANGO - APRIL 2019
We thought, what could be better than a mango and ghost pepper cider? The answer is a mango and ghost pepper cider aged in tequila barrels for 3 months. (sold out)
PAW PAW'S RESERVE- MAY 2019
We aged South Paw in a Woodford Reserve barrel for nearly 4 months. The oak, tannin and bourbon notes are exceptional and are not to be missed.
BELGIAN PEAR - NOVEMBER 2017
Trappist monks are high-fiving the BULL over this apple-pear hybrid cider fermented with Belgian yeast. This golden strong style cider bridges the gap between beer and cider!
LOCAL HARVEST Series #1 - JUNE 2014
It's that time of the year! NC has two annual hop harvests that make for an awesome seasonal hop cider. Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Nugget and Zeus hops provided by FarmBoy (Pittsboro, NC) and Three Horse Hop Farms (Saxapahaw, NC) are used to dry hop and make a hop tea. This aromatic and lightly bitter cider has a great earthy flavor! That's how the bull get's down on the farm!
LOCAL HARVEST Series #2 - AUGUST 2015
This seasonal wet hop cider is made from the freshest Columbus, Centennial and Chinook hops - courtesy of Cardinal Pine Farms. This fragrant semi-sweet cider has a big American IPA flavor that finishes like a fresh cut lawn!
POMME SOLO Series #1 - PINK LADY
The force is strong in this cider! Pomme Solo is an off-dry, single variety reserve cider made from 100% pink lady apples. This bull may very well be your father.
POMME SOLO Series #2 - GINGER GOLD
The BULL has been waiting for a funky fresh dry cider. This 100% Ginger Gold apple cider is fermented with Belle Saison yeast and aged on lees. A secondary malolactic fermentation smooths the acidity and lends buttery flavors that compliment the earthy notes. Session wine?
Straight business in the front, party in the back. This high gravity, mulled cider is served hot at the cider bar. It warms the bull on a cold day. Nuff said.
It's cold and rainy... will the sun shine again? Winter Blues is a dry cider with 400 lbs of blueberries added for a tart blueberry finish. Grab the bull by the berries and break those winter blues as spring looms!
The name says it all. 350 lbs of field fresh NC strawberries, smashed and juiced to make a refreshing Summer cider. This bull has some serious berries!
Our Pink Lady Pomme Solo cider aged four months in American Oak barrels from Mystic Bourbon (Durham, NC). Big bourbon flavor with mild oak and vanilla notes. Extremely limited edition.
Star of anise? Yes. A semi-sweet cider aged on light American oak to yield a unique flavor that's neither licorice, nor straight oak. If a bull has one horn does that make it a unicorn?
This collaboration with American Underground produced a big hopped up cider. Amerillo hops provide floral notes while cascade hop extract gives a slam dunk bitter that will peel your taste buds.
Something to take the edge off. This easy drinking semi-sweet cider is packed with 500 lbs of watermelon. The bull has been crushing it like Gallagher!
One cider to rule them all. This BIG cider was beefed up to 16% ABV with honey and organic cane sugar then aged on oak. The bull and Charles love high gravity ciders!
We created this cider to commemorate the closing of 113 Elizabeth St. We hopped this semi-sweet cider with copious amount of cascade and added fresh zested lime and grapefruit juice. We thank everyone for supporting the bull, and look forward to the future of cider!
CINNISTER - FEBRUARY 2018
What's more naughty than Cardinal Cin? Cinnister is a wickedly delicious fusion of Cardinal Cin and Cherry Tart that's aged on light American oak. You'll need to give three Hail Marys after drinking this bad boy!
BUENO LOCO - FEBRUARY 2018
You thought the bull couldn’t get any spicier? Think again. This jalapeno cider will bring the heat and bring the flavor.
ANTS ON A LOG - MARCH 2018
Break out the slingshot and overalls because this peanut butter and celery cider will take you back to barefooted days in your mom’s backyard.
POMME SOLO #3 - Pink Lady
Every apple is unique. The Pomme Solo hard cider series uses 100% single cultivar NC apples so you can taste the difference. Pink Lady apples fermented with our Bull City blend of yeast strains creates a balanced, fruit forward cider with soft notes of peach and strawberry.
Pomme Solo #4 - Crimson Crisp
This dry hard cider is great for any dinner table. The Crimson Crisp apple, a one of kind apple created in North Wilkesboro, NC, is fermented with our Bull City blend of yeast strains create a tart, earthy cider with bright acidity.
The BULL gets down with funky, fresh beets! Beetnik is an earthy, sweet cider made with the dopest beets. Tell all your friends that you drank beet cider before it was cool.
BERRY BLAZED - APRIL 2018
Drink 2 ciders in the morning.. Drink 2 ciders at night… Drink 2 ciders in the afternoon and this blackberry cider will make you feel alright. It’s all the blackberry and it's blazin’ y’all.
RESTING PEACH FACE - JUNE 2018
No, that peach is not mad at you. Yes, that is what it’s face looks like. We packed in 25 pounds of chamomile into this small batch. All those flowers and peaches created the perfect back porch summertime sip.
MANGO BULLADA - JULY 2018
Do you like mango bulladas and gettin’ caught in the rain? Mango, Lime, and Coconut cream went in to making this summer delight. If you want a sweet, creamy cider for those hot summer nights, you won’t mind getting caught in the rain for this treat.
COMPASSION FRUIT - JULY 2018
This returning classic packs a powerful passionfruit punch with every glass. The bull has a lot of heart though, and this cider was conceived with that in mind. Each year we make a contribution to United Way and give back. We have compassion for our community and this is just one way we can show it!
PEARANORMAL - AUGUST 2018
Don’t look under the bed! Don’t go down into the basement! There’s something lurking in the shadows. Is it a werewolf? Is it a dracula? Is it a Frankenstein? No, it’s just a pear, a lemon, and an apple.
SPOOKY MANGO - SEPTEMBER 2018
The bull takes Halloween pretty serious around here and this cider is no exception. What makes this mango cider so spooky, you ask? What’s spookier than a ghost? GHOST PEPPERS! But don’t be frightened by this MANGhost, it’s sweet and spicy flavors are sure to delight your taste buds.
SASQUASH - NOVEMBER 2018
The preferred drink of large, hairy, bipedal humanoids. This Strange Brew inspired sweet cider is made with butternut squash, organic Vermont maple syrup, and homegrown Carolina Reaper peppers. Featured in friendly competition at Unknown Brewing in 2017. We decided to bring it back out of hiding this year. Get this elusive cider before it's gone...