929 Broadway Albany, NY 12207 | 518.449.9999

ABOUT US

OUR STORY

 PROCESS

PRODUCTS

COCKTAILS

TASTING ROOM

NEWS/EVENTS

CONTACT US

THE TEAM

COCKTAILS

TASTING ROOM

ORCHARD

PRESSING

TESTING

FERMENTATION

AGING

PACKAGING

We source 100% of our apples from local Capital Region and Hudson Valley orchards. Our ciders are crafted from a blend of seasonal heirloom and dessert varieties.

After the apples are collected and sorted, they are put through a grinder and pressed at the orchard. The fresh juice is then brought straight to the cidery.

The fresh pressed juice is tested for sugar and acidity levels to help determine the desired flavor profile of the final product. After testing, the juice is transferred to a 330 gallon fermentation vessel.

Different strains of yeast are added to the juice and complete fermentation takes place in 7-10 days. Other ingredients such as blueberries or raspberries may be added for co-fermentation to create a unique cider.

After fermentation, the cider is aged for 3-6 months in carboys, barrels, or stainless steel tanks depending on desired effect. At this step, other natural ingredients may be introduced to infuse unique flavors.

After the cider making process is complete, it is hand packaged into bottles, kegs and cans right in the Nine Pin cidery.

New York's first farm cidery.

Sourced entirely from Capital Region & Hudson Valley apples.

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.

Our cider celebrates the amazing quality and breadth of local New York agriculture. We source all of our apples and fruit from Capital Region and Hudson Valley orchards to ensure an entirely local and high quality product.

Roger's Family Orchards

Johnstown, NY

Samascott Orchards

Kinderhook, NY

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 warehouse setting.

Lindsey's Idyllwood Orchard

Rexford, NY

Indian Ladder Farms

Altamont, NY

Our tasting room is currently undergoing renovations.

We will remain open but please excuse our appearance. Thanks!

CIDERS CURRENTLY ON TAP

Signature

NY Dry Hopped

Blueberry

Hopped Belgian

Belgian

Peach Tea

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.

ALEJANDRO DEL PERAL

FOUNDER / CIDER MAKER

KEVIN "FERMENT" BREW

CIDER MAKER / BAGPIPER

ERIN BREW

TASTING ROOM

SONYA DEL PERAL

MANAGER

JAKE PLATEL

LEGENDARY CIDER MAKER

EM QUACKENBUSH

TASTING ROOM

JOSH WHELAN

CIDER AMBASSADOR / WHOLESALE

JOE KLOCKOWSKI

GRAPHIC DESIGNER / STUFF MAKER

AUSTIN VILLELA

PRODUCTION / MARKETS

EMILY HARRIS

EVENT MANAGER

BRITT BLUST

NYC CIDER SLINGER / WHOLESALE

SAMBA THE CIDER DOG

OFFICIAL CIDER DOG

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.

PRODUCTS

THE TEAM

Copyright (C) 2015 - Nine Pin Ciderworks LLC.

Apples & fruit

sourced from:

New York's first

farm cidery.

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.

Roger's Family Orchards

Johnstown, NY

Lindsey's Idyllwood Orchard

Rexford, NY

Samascott Orchards

Kinderhook, NY

Indian Ladder Farms

Altamont, NY

ORCHARD

We source 100% of our apples from local Capital Region and Hudson Valley orchards. Our ciders are crafted from a blend of seasonal heirloom and dessert varieties.

PRESSING

After the apples are collected and sorted, they are put through a grinder and pressed at the orchard. The fresh juice is then brought straight to the cidery.

TESTING

The fresh pressed juice is tested for sugar and acidity levels to help determine the desired flavor profile of the final product. After testing, the juice is transferred to a 330 gallon fermentation vessel.

FERMENTATION

Different strains of yeast are added to the juice and complete fermentation takes place in 7-10 days. Other ingredients such as blueberries or raspberries may be added for co-fermentation to create a unique cider.

AGING

After fermentation, the cider is aged for 3-6 months in carboys, barrels, or stainless steel tanks depending on desired effect. At this step, other natural ingredients may be introduced to infuse unique flavors.

PACKAGING

After the cider making process is complete, it is hand packaged into bottles, kegs and cans right in the Nine Pin cidery.

929 Broadway Albany, NY 12207 | 518.449.9999

Copyright (C) 2015 - Nine Pin Ciderworks LLC.