Black Apple Crossing is pleased to announce that two of its most popular, locally-crafted hard ciders received awards at the Dan Berger’s International Cider Competition in June.
The 1904 and the Fitz were recognized at the bronze level from among more than 200 entries and 60 cideries from around the world.
The Fitz is the first in Black Apple’s Ozark Series, which features apples sourced from the Ozarks region in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas. It is an aromatic dry cider with a soft wine-like finish and was named after Isaac Fitzgerald, one of the first apple orchard owners in Springdale. The 1904 is also from the Ozark Series, and is a semi-sweet cider back-sweetened with raw agave nectar to achieve its unique balance. It is named after the 1904 World’s Fair in Saint Louis, where Springdale apples won top awards.