The area's very first cidery opened its doors back in May, and now Oak Cliff's Bishop Cider Co. is launching its second round of cider varieties. The first, aptly named Crackberry, is described as a tart/semi-dry cider made with cranberries and blackberries. The other is the very autumnal-sounding Peach Pecobbler, "a semi-dry peach cider with plenty of pecan and a hint of brown sugar."
The cidery's first three brews, which debuted in June, are completely sold out — but a second batch of one of them, Suicider, will return starting this weekend. Owner Joel Malone says the allspice, cinnamon and clove-infused creation was the most popular selection from their first run and sold out citywide in a mere 24 hours.
Bishop Cider Co. can be found on draft at LUCK, Craft & Growler, Lakewood Growler, Strangeways, and Goodfriend. According to Malone, Crackberry, Peach Pecobbler and Suicider will also be available at the State Fair's Texas Craft Beer & Wine Garden for the entire duration of the fair. It's probably worth pointing out that Bishop's ciders are considerably more potent than many of their brethren, clocking in around eight or nine percent ABV — so maybe take it easy on the post-cider Slingshot rides.
As Eater National detailed earlier today, hard cider is enjoying something of a second coming in the U.S. According to the L.A. Times, cider currently only owns a paltry one percent of the nation's beer market, but they cite a major cidermaker as "predict[ing] that within five years, cider will seize 5% of the total beer market."
Bishop Cider Company: 509 N. Bishop Avenue, Suite C; (214) 364-7728; www.bishopcider.com