Appearance: straw-golden and lightly effervescent. Perfectly clear.
Aroma: Fresh apples and apple skins. Light hints of alcohol and fruity esters.
Mouth feel: Light, refreshing, and cleansing on the palate.
Taste: Fruit-forward, fresh apples and light acidity. Refreshing and sprightly.
Finish: Clean and crisp, refreshing and palate cleansing.
Harpoon Craft Cider is crafted from only one ingredient: freshly pressed apples. We ferment it with our house yeast, yielding a clean but refreshing all natural cider.
Harpoon Craft Cider is also naturally gluten-free. Its gluten content has been independently measured at less than 20 parts per million, meeting the FDA’s proposed threshold for gluten-free.
|We first started making a pure and natural cider for the same reason that we started brewing: we loved the idea of cider but could not find one that we really liked drinking. The end result is a unique craft cider with no artificial colors, flavors, or any preservatives. Just local apples and our house yeast. It’s great for cooking with and to drink while cooking too.
|We started the Harpoon Brewery in 1986 because—like today—we loved beer and wanted more quality choices.
There was only one problem: we were beer lovers, not brewers. We knew what we wanted to drink, but we needed some help actually brewing it. So we enlisted our first brewer, took over some warehouse space on the Boston waterfront, and began introducing fresh, local craft beer to Boston drinkers. We tried to do it in a way that captured the spirit of fun that had brought us to beer in the first place. From that warehouse, surrounded by fish companies on the docks of South Boston (neighboring what is now the Seaport District), we couldn’t imagine that craft brewing would become what it has today.
We still remember our days on the other side of the bar, and have spent as much time spreading the joy of beer drinking as we have focusing on recipes, ingredients, and brewing equipment. Hopefully our sense of gratitude is reflected in both the quality of the beer and the spirit of fun and enjoyment surrounding our beer and breweries.