May 2018 Tasting Menu: 5 Tastes for $5
Orchard Cider, One For Everyone
Featuring our own Kite & String and our May Guest Cidery Redbyrd Orchard Cider
Glacial Till '17 (Kite & String, house cider). Off-dry. Still. Our 2017 Good Life Farm estate cider, highlighting the ménage of fruit from our young orchard. This is our first estate vintage with our own bittersweet apples in the blend. Enjoy! (9% ABV). Glass $6 / Bottle $15
GUEST CIDERY FEATURE FOR MAY: Workman Dry ’17 (Redbyrd Orchard Cider). Dry. Sparkling. A floral nose of Rose, Honeycomb and Palo Santo. Mineral, Slate, Lemongrass and Ginger, finishing with bright Citrus and Lemon Zest. Bright , Crisp, Playful. (ABV 8.2%). On Tap $7 / Bottle $16.
Funkhouse ‘16 (Kite & String). Bone dry. Champagne method. Creamery texture. Silky and buttery from a malolactic fermentation with an endlessly unfolding tannic finish. (ABV 8.4%) Glass $6 / Bottle $16
Cazenovia ‘16 (Kite & String). Bone dry. Champagne method. Floral nose followed by black pepper, nasturtium, citrus rind and green pear. Strong, structured tannins with a lasting finish. (ABV 8.4%). Glass $7 / Bottle $17
Geneva Russet ‘16 (Kite & String). Bone Dry. Champagne Method. Classic 'Russet' aromas of sweet baked apple, "dirty honey", beeswax, dried apple rings. Seems sweet yet measures dry and bright. (ABV 8.4%). Glass $7 / Bottle $18
Farmhouse ’16 (Kite & String). Off-dry. Sparkling. Citrus and woody. Rye whisky barrel-aged cellar experiment, only available on tap and by the growler. (ABV 8%). On Tap $6 / Growler $15
Northern Spy ‘16 (Kite & String). Semi-dry. Method Charmat. Feat. New York’s own Northern Spy. Fresh, ripe fruit, honeydew, mango and papaya on the front palate. Naturally sweetened. (ABV 8%). On Tap $6 / Bottle $15
Rosé ‘17 (Kite & String). Semi-sweet. Method Charmat. New vintage! High acid cider blended with unfermented Riesling juice and Marechal Foch red wine. Aromas of strawberries and mixed berry fruit on the palate. (ABV 8.5%). On Tap $6 / Bottle $16
Honeoye ‘16 (Kite & String). Sweet. Sparkling. Summer honey on the nose. Bold Finger Lakes acidity smoothed with a sweet reserve. Lush ripe apples, thick, creamy and floral. Juicy finish. (6.9% ABV). On Tap $6 / Bottle $16
Young Cider ’17 (Kite & String). Semi-sweet. Sparkling, still in primary fermentation. Sweet and punchy. Actively fermenting and alive, changing daily! (3% ABV). This special cider is only available by growler. On Tap $6 / Growler $12
Ice Cider- Traditional '16 (Kite & String). A dessert cider concentrated in the depths of winter. Lively acidity with layers of butterscotch and apple butter. Full bodied and balanced. Bursting with warmth yet refreshing. Ripe with apple essence. (ABV 12%) Glass $8 / Bottle $25
Royal Cider ‘15 (Kite & String). Fortified dessert cider. A cold concentrated ice cider blended with a young apple brandy. Aged briefly in American oak. Textured layers of caramel and vanilla balanced with refreshing acidity. Unfiltered and unfined. (ABV 18%). Glass $8 / Bottle $28
Pommeau ‘16 (Kite & String). Still. Apple spirits custom distilled at Finger Lakes Distillery from our own cider. Blended with unfiltered Golden Russet, Dabinett, and Margil juice, aged in American Oak. (ABV 20%) Glass $8 / Bottle $25
Ginger Bear (Good Life Farm). Like no other ginger soda- our own organic ginger, citrus and honey. On Tap $3/Bottle $6
Switchel (Good Life Farm). Sparkling. A traditionally refreshing vinegar-based soda for the working soul. (Non-Alcoholic). Bottle $6
Shrub (Good Life Farm). Try our seasonal options of this house-made vinegar, fruit and vegetable mixer with the best of our farm ingredients! Bottle $12
Our cider tasting menu rotates frequently depending on seasonality and inventory. If you haven't visited in a few weeks, chances are we have something new for your to try!
The tasting menu is arranged from bone dry all the way to sweeter ciders and ends with Ice Ciders and Pommeau. Each cidery is featured throughout the menu. Scattered throughout the menu are still ciders (no bubbles), traditional method ciders, bottle conditioned ciders and sparkling ciders.
For non-alcoholic drinkers, we offer a rotating selection of our house-made sodas and shrubs, tasted free of charge.
Flight Menu: 5 x 3oz glasses (15 oz total) $14
Featuring 10-15 cider options from bone dry to sweet to non-alcoholic.
Pouring from a rotation of on-tap sparkling ciders and by-the-bottle limited releases, traditional method and still cider.