929 Broadway Albany, NY 12207 | 518.449.9999
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
NY Dry Hopped
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.
THE WAREHOUSE DISTRICT
2 oz. Albany Distilling Ironweed Rye Whiskey
6 oz. Nine Pin Ginger Cider
Teaspoon of Wildflower Honey
Garnish with Cherry
In a rocks glass, pour Albany Distilling Ironweed Rye Whiskey, Nine Pin Ginger Cider and Wildflower Honey over ice. Garnish with a cherry
2 oz. Nine Pin Cider
2 oz. Cornelius Apple Jack from Harvest Spirits
2 oz. ginger liqueur (Domaine de Canton)
2 oz. Pomegranate Juice
Mix well and serve chilled garnished with a slice of apple.
Gin 'n Ginger
2 oz. Nine Pin Blueberry Cider
2 oz. Nine Pin Ginger Cider
2 oz. local New York State gin
Mix Nine Pin Blueberry and Ginger cider with your favorite New York gin. Pour over ice and muddled mint and garnish with a twist of orange.
Created by Paul Atwell
1 oz local New York bourbon
2 lemon slices
ginger simple syrup
Fruit of the Forest cider (or Blueberry cider)
Combine bourbon, lemon slices and a splash of ginger simple syrup in a shaker. Shake well and pour over ice. Top off with Fruit of the Forest cider.
The Warehouse District
Gin 'n Ginger
Fruit of the Forest*
Willsie Dry Hop*
Rum Barrel Aged*
New York's first farm cidery.
Sourced entirely from Capital Region and Hudson Valley apples.
Nine Pin pioneered the official New York State Farm Cidery License becoming the first licensed farm cidery on Februrary 24th, 2014.
Alejandro del Peral, 5'9", 150lbs and rising, is the man behind the cider. A cider maker and fearless leader, he loses sleep over fermentation kinetics and fulfilling orders. He loves cider, rafts and puppies....
Sonya del Peral is the voice of reason for Nine Pin. She keeps us in check and on our feet after a long day at the cidery. Master of organization and all things lawful.
"Dubs" Whelan, 5'7", 165lbs, born and raised in Pleasantville, NY is the traveling gypsy cider slinger. He puts about 150,000 miles on his car every week visiting every nook of New York State. You need directions, just ask him, he's quick with a smart phone. The man knows cider and knows how to get it to you. Contact him for any and all wholesale needs.
Emily Harris, 5'5" and born and raised in Saratoga Springs, NY is always pleasant to talk to about our ciders in our tasting room and Farmers Markets. She is the master behind all Nine Pin events. Contact her for information about farmers markets and scheduling events at the cidery.
Jake Platel, 6'3'' 245lbs, born and raised in Delmar, NY is the rollie-pollie cider maker of our operation. Most knowledgeable in all things beer and cider. He is also quite good at throwing kegs.
Joe Klockowski, 6'2'', 165lbs, born and raised in Rome, NY is our go to stuff maker. A tamer of ones and zeros and aficionado of anything graphic. Joe can be found hunched over his computer in the warehouse or climbing on totes with his camera for the perfect shot. Contact him for any and all design needs.
Samba, 2'3'', 22lbs of pure unadulterated terror. No one respects her, no one likes her. She is the bottom of the wolf pack... Ok so we actually do like her a little.
Britt Blust, born and raised in South Florida, now resides in Manhattan. She's a dog lover, even Samba, and a biking advocate. She is the face of Nine Pin cider down in NYC handling wholesale and retail. Fun fact, she is the Ninth employee at Nine Pin.
KEVIN "FERMENT" BREW
OFFICIAL CIDER DOG
NYC CIDER SLINGER / WHOLESALE
CIDER MAKER / BAGPIPER
LEGENDARY CIDER MAKER
GRAPHIC DESIGNER / STUFF MAKER
CIDER AMBASSADOR / WHOLESALE
SONYA DEL PERAL
ALEJANDRO DEL PERAL
FOUNDER / CIDER MAKER
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Em Quackenbush, born and raised in Westerlo, NY is a long time fan of Nine Pin cider. Now a part of our team, she graces the tasting room with her skills and amazing sweater game. She is also an avid advocate for Casiano's cheese and charcuterie places.
Kevin Brew, born and raised in East Berne, NY is Nine Pin's newest addition to the cider making crew. When he's not in the warehouse making cider you might find him on top of a mountain epically playing bagpipes... No really, he actually plays bagpipes on top of mountains .