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TEXAS KEEPER – CRAFT CIDER – AUSTIN, TX – Texas Keeper was started in 2013 by three long-time friends born and raised in Austin. We literally hand built the cidery and had a good time doing it. Our name comes from the Hicks’ Texas Keeper, an apple variety first cultivated in Lamar County, Texas around the 1880s. Before modern refrigeration, “keepers” were apples that stored well, improved with age, and were therefore available for longer periods of time.
Texas Keeper – Golden Russet 2013 – Single Variety, Size – 750 ml – 16.97 a bottle – Golden Russets are one of the classic American cider apples, probably originating in New York before 1800. This single fermenter of Golden Russet was a rarity, in that it produced a perfectly balanced cider when finished completely dry. Our 2013 Golden Russet carries notes of honeysuckle, ripe pear, peach, tamarind, and a hint of passionfruit. Residual Sugar < 2g/L. Alc/Vol: 8.7%. Unfiltered.
Texas Keeper – No.1 – Size – 750 ml – 12.57 a bottle – The No. 1 is a blend of five apples fermented individually and blended to craft a well-balanced, dry cider with notes of peach, pear, tropical fruit, light green apple, and a crisp lingering acidity. Apples: Northern Spy, Ida Red, Ben Davis, Golden Russet, Golden Delicious. Residual Sugar: 12 g/L. Alc/Vol: 6.8%. Unfiltered, Lightly Effervescent
Texas Keeper – Goldrush 2013 – Single Variety – Size – 750 ml – 15.97 a bottle – Our first single varietal release. Made from 100% Goldrush apples. This crop of Goldrush tasted like lemons and limes coming through the press. Those characteristics mellowed into grapefruit and Myer lemon during fermentation. Apples: Goldrush. Residual Sugar: 16g/L. Alc/Vol: 7.7%. Unfiltered, Lightly Effervescent.