Cider

BEARDspoon Cider is all about the taste and purity - with overĀ 8 years of experience crafting the most tantalisingly tasting tongue twisting Cider, using nothing but the highest quality Kent apples, we have perfected a unique and refreshing flavour sought after across the country.

Our endeavours have been recognised by Cider drinkers nationally by awarding us on an almost yearly basis since we began our adventure. It is an honour to recieve these awards (detailed further on the page) but the true test comes with your first sip. Interested? See what we've been working on below.

All our ciders are available in 10l and 20l Bag in Boxes or in cases of 12 x 500ml bottles - please be aware we are currently wholesale only.

Primary Ciders

Taste: Medium or Medium / Sweet
ABV: 6.5%

Our first and award winning Real Kentish Cider, crafted from 100% Bramley Apples.
Bramleys are a classic sharp cooking apple which loses little of its character when used for Cider, creating a refreshingly sharp and clean looking drink for the Summer months.
Our Bramleys are like no others you've tasted before, they truly have a unique flavour all on their own allowing us to make a one-of-a-kind 100% Bramley Kentish Cider!

Tasting Notes
A medium single variety packed with a sharp refreshing tang and unique full bodied sweet-shop Apple flavour.

Taste: Medium / Dry or Medium
ABV: 7%

Our first blend of classic English apples has created our strongest and most robust cider.
At it's maiden event it achieved 3rd place in the Kent Region of the CAMRA Cider Competition at the Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival!
With a sharp tang from the Bramleys, deeper body from the Russets and a sweeter note from the Discoverys, next time you're at the Cider Bar you won't be Undecider'd

Tasting Notes:
A naturally strong Medium-Dry blend with an initial sharpness followed by a good body and a hint of sweetness.

Taste: Dry or Medium /Dry
ABV: 6.5%

A special blend in recognition of Ashford's long-gone Cider maker Ashford Valley Cyders ltd.
Produced in 'The Cyder Factory' on a site adjacent to Ashford's Domestic Railway station between 1948 & 1964, their most successful blend was the Prizewinning 'KC Cyder' which ours hopes to echo.

Tasting Notes:
A smoother and slightly thinner Dry blend of strong apple flavours with a hint of the classic Kentish sharpness.


Taste: Medium / Dry
ABV: 6.8%

This blend was new to 2018, itĀ brings together the traditional West Country Cider Apples and Eastern County Style's eaters and cookers into one superb full body cider.


Tasting Notes:
A medium dry blend of classic soft tannin rich flavours and sharp tangy crisp apples notes.





Special Editions

Taste: TBC
ABV: 5.6%

An all new venture for BEARDspoon, a proper Perry made with genuine Perry pears found growing in the Kent Countryside
A blend of two ancient varieties which should be Pearfect!.

Tasting Notes:
TBC.


Taste: Medium
ABV: 6.5%

This special blend of Grenadier and Howgate wonder is exclusive to our friends at the Romney Marsh Brewery and their Ales by the Rails shack at Dungeness Station.
Named in sequence with the two looming Nuclear power stations Dungeness 'A' & 'B'!

Tasting Notes:
A refreshingly light and clean cider with mellow flavours but with punchy apply bite!


Taste: Medium
ABV: 6.5%

The 2019 celebratory cider produced to commemorate the return of locomotive No.1 'Green Goddess' after overhaul on the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway

Tasting Notes:
TBC



Taste: Medium /Dry
ABV: 7%

A unique cider blended up specifically for the Weald of Kent Steam Rally in 2018 and 2019.
A classic Eastern counties cider with a bit of everything blended in, including some proper Cider Apples for a great balance of flavours.

Tasting Notes:
A rich complex cider with heady light apple flavours and a stronger tannic body.






Archive

Taste: Medium
ABV: 6%

2017 was the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway's 90th Anniversary, to celebrate this we blended up a suitably special cider!
It was available in all the railways shops & cafes, at their Fathers Day Beer & Cider Festival as well as on board 'Gladys' the licensed Bar Car which is available to hire!





Taste:Medium
ABV: 6%

Another celebratory cider produced in 2018 to commemorate the return of locomotive No. 6 'Samson' after major overhaul on the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway.






Taste: Medium/Dry
ABV: 6.4%

This Strong Medium/Dry Real Cider was our one-off 2017 blend for the Weald of Kent Steam Rally.







Taste: Medium
ABV: 5.5%

Produced every year 'Baguley's Knock' is named after a diesel locomotive on the Richmond Light Railway where this blends of Apples are grown.
Less then 50l are produced each year for the railways open day in August.