Beers Past
fallenapplebottle

Availability: Autumn

ABV: 6.2%

My goal in building the recipe for Fallen Apple was to create a seasonal specialty that was in and of itself a celebration. I start with fresh-pressed cider from early harvest apples we get from Kickapoo Orchards in Gays Mills. Fermentation leaves the cider tart and champagne-like. I then brew a cream ale designed to put some sweetness and body back into the beer, which rounds out the sour apple notes. This combination of ethereal apple flavor grounded in an “everyman’s” beer makes for a festive and potent brew.

Press

Isthmus on Fallen Apple - 10/07/09

Robin Shepard reviews Fallen Apple '09

Slash/Food Beer of the Week: Fallen Apple - 10/25/10

"Fresh-pressed, hard apple cider is a seasonal treat as tart and sparkling as Champagne -- it's one of my fall favorites. October becomes a time of tough choices between hard cider and craft beer." READ MORE 

What Say You?

  • Robusilly1 said on 10/02/2012 ...

    This is by far my favorite drink in the world next to water. The last time I drank this was in Madison wisconisn in 2006 and i can't wait to enjoy another one. I only wish they sold it in chicago, but if a trip to wisconsin is what it takes, then a trip it is.

  • itsmecorrie said on 08/26/2012 ...

    I had one fallen apple last fall and then it was gone. When will it be available this year. I want to stock up!

  • J9 said on 11/30/2011 ...

    Fantastic job again this year! I wait for this beer all year long.

  • Volleyball Mom said on 11/02/2011 ...

    WOW!!! On a trip to Milwaukee, made a stop at The Comet Cafe. Tried your Fallen Apple beer, I'm totally hooked, and I'm from Texas...that was some rodeo beer!

  • scooter said on 09/17/2010 ...

    All I can say is WOW! I just got your sampler case and love all of them, Boombalatty, Proper, Knot Stock and Oscura. Do you guys sell sixtels or tall quarters? I would love to have a couple flavors on tap.
    Thirsty in the Burg!

  • RexinMinn said on 08/04/2010 ...

    Just enjoying my second sixer of Knot Stock this week, having myself a summer splurge with my beer of choice.

  • RexinMinn said on 08/04/2010 ...

    Just enjoying my second sixer of Knot Stock this week, having myself a summer splurge with my beer of choice.

  • Mary said on 11/17/2009 ...

    Not ONLY am I looking forward to a new baby in 11 weeks, But am ALSO looking forward to a few too many Fallen Apples:) Yes! There will be a planned pump and dump night for sure:)

  • zach said on 09/28/2009 ...

    Usually I think apple beers seem too sweet or un-"beer like"... however, this brew skips both of those tendencies/pitfalls with a crisp, refreshing taste and a great apple flavor without being too overwhelming that it detracts from the beer itself. Very drinkable with a medium-light body and wonderfully aromatic, a perfect compliment to these early autumn days.