Wyndridge Crafty Cranberry Cider

The last brewery that we went to was in Monson, Massachusetts. Yep, you guessed it. We went to Tree House. We pulled up to the gravel driveway and I was shocked that the brewery was relatively empty. I immediately saw a port-a-potty outside. This is not a good sign for a brewery. But, as we walked in, we were immediately greeted and offered samples of what they had on tap for the day. As we sampled, I looked in the brewhouse, which was very open and incredibly clean. The beers were all outstanding, so I came home with a growler of each since they ran out of cans. It was definitely worth the trip, but I can only imagine the craziness when they release one of their more popular beers.


ABV: 5.5%

Style: Cider

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “A fresh, clean, cranberry hard apple cider, with real cranberry juice.”

Random: I finally have all of my brewery introductions done. I guess I’m going to have to go to some more breweries to keep it interesting.

This cider poured with less than half a finger of white head that dissipated by the time I tried to take a picture. It left no lacing on the glass. the body was a clear, light orange with moderate visible carbonation. The nose had tart cranberries with apple skins. The taste was much more towards the cranberry side than apple. The cranberry gave a punch of tartness, which then followed up with some sour apple notes. The body was medium thickness with moderate carbonation. It had a quick finish with cranberries. This was more towards the dry side of cider. It was $2.17 a bottle, which came to $.18 per ounce. I enjoyed it, but there wasn’t much in terms of complexity. Val, on the other hand, didn’t like it at all due to the tart notes.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0