Farnum Hill’s second run of Farmhouse 12-oz four-packs is ready to ship. Our first canning venture in 2018 went so well that this summer we’ve canned three times as much Farmhouse. Distribution is set for New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, New York, and perhaps other northeastern states.

The can’s typical Farnum Hill label design resembles the old 750-ml Farmhouse bottle label, so longtime fans can recognize it in the new package. So far we find the cans getting rave reviews, now that high-quality hand-made beverages are commonly found in cans. We no longer need a big brown bottle to say “this cider is special.”

Though the cans are new to Farnum Hill, we began making “Farmhouse” twenty years ago. It’s primarily based on bittersweet cider apples that ripen a bit earlier in the fall than most of what we grow here. “Farmhouse” can vary a little more in flavor from batch to batch, and it’s a bit lower in alcohol and lower in price than other Farnum Hill ciders. Altogether, this cider is more casual and rustic in flavor and feel. But it has the same off-dry profile, keen acid-bitter balance, and clean finish that make Farnum Hill ciders so lively, complex and delicious, with food or on their own.