Nine Pin is a New York craft cider company based in Downtown Albany. We are dedicated to creating exceptional off-dry ciders, and to the orchards that make them possible. Apple varieties are carefully selected and blended to achieve a complex, balanced flavor with a clean and pleasantly drinkable finish.

We source all of our apples from Capital Region  and Hudson Valley orchards to ensure an entirely local and high quality product.

When you visit our Tasting Room in the heart of Albany, you can expect to find a rotating selection of 7 delicious New York hard ciders. Pair cider with one of our exquisite cheese and charcuterie plates. Enjoy our seasonal outdoor café and our unique industrial warehouse setting.

1770. A revolutionary spirit echoes through the Hudson Valley. But Rip Van Winkle, beloved ne’er-do-well, meanders through the Catskill mountains. He follows the distant rolling thunder, finding not a storm, but the ghosts of Henry Hudson’s sailors playing ninepins, the Dutch form of bowling. After partaking in the game and in a keg of hard cider, Rip Van Winkle falls asleep, waking years later to find he’s skipped the entire Revolution. He wasn’t one of our country’s founders, but he sure found great taste.

 

Today. No need to sleep 20 years to find that a revolution has swept the Capital Region. Nine Pin Ciderworks delivers crisp refreshing taste to the heart of Albany. Using farm fresh fruit, including apples grown from seed on the del Peral family farm, Alejandro del Peral crafts delicious Nine Pin New York Hard Cider at 929 Broadway in the shadow of The Rose.

 

Like any revolution, Nine Pin Cider was many years in the making. In 1997, Alejandro’s father paints a 32 foot rose on the brick wall side of 925 Broadway. He raises his family on a small Hudson Valley farm, encouraging a love of nature, adventure and fresh food. In 2010, Alejandro wanders into a store and samples a local hard cider. He quickly develops a passion for the drink and becomes an apprentice. By 2013, Alejandro has perfected his own cider blend, winning a gold medal at the Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition. His winning, noncommercial cider is called Catskill Thunder.

 

Now, he invites you to knock down a Nine Pin.

CIDERS CURRENTLY ON TAP

Signature

Barrel Noir

NY Dry Hopped

Stayman Winesap

Belgian

Golden Russet

Ginger

Happy Hour Weekdays 4-6pm ($1 off 12oz pours)

TASTING ROOM HOURS

Wednesday: 4 to 9 pm

Thursday: 4  to 9 pm

Friday: 4 to 9 pm

Saturday: 1  to 9 pm

Sunday: 12  to 5 pm

Tours: Due to renovations, we will not be offering tours until fall 2016.

EM QUACKENBUSH

TASTING ROOM

*Limited Reserve

OUR STORY

New York's first farm cidery.

Sourced entirely from Capital Region and Hudson Valley apples.

PRODUCTS

TASTING ROOM

KEVIN "FERMENT" BREW

SAMBA

BRITT BLUST

OFFICIAL CIDER DOG

NYC CIDER SLINGER / WHOLESALE

CIDER MAKER / BAGPIPER

JAKE PLATEL

LEGENDARY CIDER MAKER

JOE KLOCKOWSKI

GRAPHIC DESIGNER / STUFF MAKER

EMILY HARRIS

EVENT MANAGER

JOSH WHELAN

CIDER AMBASSADOR / WHOLESALE

SONYA DEL PERAL

MANAGER

ALEJANDRO DEL PERAL

FOUNDER / CIDER MAKER

COCKTAILS

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