Somewhere in the desert, close to the border - March 2011
CRISPIN TAKES A WALK ON THE WILD CIDER
CRISPIN DESERT NOIR - LIMITED RELEASE
Filtered Draught Cider, back-sweetened with
Agave Nectar and a touch of Prickly Pear
Inspired by the Roadhouse vampire movie. From Dusk Till Dawn" Crispin Desert Noir is the wilder side of cider. A very Limited Release draught oak barrel aged cider. Desert Noir blends apple-wine aged in Tennessee Whiskey Barrels with apple-wine aged in red wine oak barrels then back-sweetened with Agave Nectar and a touch of Prickly Pear Nectar.
Badass. Sexy. Exotic vampire-dancers with pythons. Cider that tattoos your taste buds with deliciousness. Crispin Desert Noir is reminiscent of a walk in the desert at night, a leap of faith, a little bit scary and music is in the air (or is it in your head?). It's a dark night. Crafted as an ode to schlock-horror movies and guitar-driven rock and roll, Desert Noir is only available in very select better-beer houses, for a very limited time only.
Mouthfeel: Sensually silky upfront with a clean soft finish that lingers.
Appearance/Color: Deep gold that hints toward the last respite of sunset
Aroma: Clover honey with hints of anise & whiskey
Takes your taste buds hostage, hints of whiskey, sweetness of Agave nectar, and a tad prickly pear. A pour of the unfiltered cider resembles the desert sky, dark gold in appearance, bright, and full of life.
"We craft adventurous ciders, ciders that are breakthrough in terms of craft and concept. In Desert Noir we have combined swagger and sexiness, and it's a cider that rocks. We are inspired by far more than a traditional cider-making heritage, and outlaw pulp-fiction movies are part of that " says Bruce Nissen, Crispin COO and Head Cider-Maker.
In addition to Desert Noir, the Crispin Cider Company also produces European-style Natural Hard Apple Ciders using fermented US West Coast fresh-pressed apple-juice in Original, Light and Brut varietals, and additional Artisanal Reserves - Honey Crisp, Lansdowne, & The Saint, and the imported classic English Dry Cider, Browns Lane. The company also manufacturers and markets the Fox Barrel line of superior pear ciders. The company is based in Minneapolis, MN & Colfax CA. www.CrispinCider.com & www.FoxBarrel.com