Introducing… The Lake Hopper.

You may have noticed our new Variety Pack has an unfamiliar style included…

Say hello to our newest addition… The Lake Hopper.

What is a Lake Hopper?

Lake Hopper is our new hopped cider that we are adding to the core line up. We explain it as Non-Traditional Dry-Hopped Cider.


Will this be replacing Full Nelson?


Sadly, yes. It is with great regret that we are retiring our beloved Full Nelson. We made this decision based on the fact that there is a worldwide shortage of Nelson Sauvin hops, and they are no longer available to us. Hops are not always easy for us to acquire because we do not order them in the same bulk amounts that a brewery would; we’re just a humble local cider in a big, scary craft beer world. But they say everything happens for a reason, and in this case it is true. New cider style, boo-ya!

What kind of hops are in the Lake Hopper?

Cascade hops, which is one of the widest used hop varieties. Unlike Nelson Sauvin hops that mainly come from New Zealand, Cascade hops can and do grow locally in the Northeast. The perfect fit for Citizen Cider, because we prefer to use only local ingredients. The style is said to have flowery and spicy, citrus-like qualities with a slight grapefruit characteristic. We agree!


Does this mean it isn’t gluten free?

No way, José. All of our ciders are gluten free. We use the hops as a flavoring ingredient in our cider. Unlike beer, we do not use malts or barley which contain gluten.

Why do we call it the Lake Hopper?

The Lake divides us. The Lake connects us. Citizen Cider is proud to work with the good growers on both sides of mighty Lake Champlain, Vermont and New York. Made entirely with apples and cascade hops from the same landscape, and in some cases the same farms, this cider is a tribute to those things that connect us. Two States. One Landscape. One Cider.

Get Connected. Drink the Lake Hopper.

Get out there and try the Lake Hopper, the newest addition to the Citizen Cider lineup!