We are so excited to announce the second year of Black Is Gold is released! This is a collaboration cider project between good friends at Redbyrd Orchard Cider and Black Diamond Cider. Each year both cideries press and ferment 50 gallons of fantastic cider and then blend their ciders together, conducting sweetness trials to get it perfectly balanced. Into the bright tank the 100 gallons of blended cider then goes for carbonation and then into bottles and kegs and offered to YOU, the public. Only available direct from Black Diamond, Redbyrd and on tap with our amazing project partner, Liquid State Brewing.
Listen to the cider makers talk about this year’s Black Is Gold Cider (skip ahead and start at minute15:36) This cider is slightly off-dry (1.2% RS) with cinnamon on the nose, balanced body with notes of honey. Made from these apples: Harry Masters Jersey, Wickson Crab, Goldrush, Liberty, Brown’s Apple, Zestar, Stoke Red, and Rubinette.
The creation of this project is one of our collective answers to the important question:
“What can we, as beverage makers and farmers, do to support the vital work of abolishing barriers to racial and social equity and justice in our community?”
Black Is Gold is made entirely in support of local organizations here in Tompkins County fighting to make this world a better, more just, equitable, kind place to be. Know that when you have this second year of Black Is Gold, you are 100% helping us all answer that question! Yes! Thank you!!!!!!
We’d love to introduce you to the two organizations we are beyond thrilled to support in their work of making our community fuller, richer, more just and equitable and loving: OAR of Tompkins County and No Mas Lagrimas/No More Tears .
ORDER BLACK IS GOLD AND HAVE IT DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR DOORSTEP
****UPDATE 2022: THE FIRST YEAR OF B.I.G. is SOLD OUT!!!! AND RAISED OVER $5,000 FOR FOOD JUSTICE PROJECT AND OAR OF Tompkins County!!!!! THANKS ALL!!!! *****
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#1 Cider in 2021 is Black Is Gold! from Meredith Collins at Along Came A Cider, Dec 2021
“When two excellent Finger Lakes cider makers like Redbyrd Orchard Cider and Black Diamond Farm work together, I suspect the results will be stunning and with Black is Gold, they are…. I appreciate that this collaboration came to be for a reason. Here’s how they describe it, ‘What can we, as beverage makers and farmers, do to support the vital work of abolishing barriers to racial and social equity and justice in our community?’ The cider’s proceeds support OAR of Tompkins County and The Food Justice Project. Awesome.”
Black is Gold reviewed by Meredith Collins at Along Came A Cider, Nov 2021
“…What a complete delight! The tropical fruit notes keep me coming back for more sips, and the ciders lovely clean finish just keeps making me smile. I’m really digging this collaboration. The Black is Gold brings everything I enjoy to the experience: tart clean citrus, awesome bubbles, structural tannins, and enjoy fruit to keep everything fun and lively. ”