Renaissance Orchards - Keeved Cider (500 mL)

500 mL bottle of Renaissance Orchards Keeved Cider

Renaissance Orchards - Keeved Cider (500 mL)

Renaissance Orchard's Keeved Cider is a lightly carbonated cider that's delightfully fragrant with excellent aromas. This sweet cider is robust with complex bittersweet apple characteristics including balanced tannins and acidity, and a complex caramel finish. A beautiful example of a fine, Keeved cider - a process that's difficult to do well and rare amongst American cider makers, but highly common in French cider making. Absolutely delicious when done well, and this cider is an A+ example. 

This cider was made using estate grown apples and fermented by the cidermaker in Ferndale, Washington (near Bellingham in the Northern part of the state, just south of the Canadian border and Vancouver, British Columbia). A blend of pure bittersweet apples (mostly French varieties including Mettais, Nehou, Berthcourt, Boutel de Lessux, and Bramtot) and fermented using wild yeast. Naturally carbonated, with a slight fizz to it reminiscent of what the French call Cidre Bouché (naturally carbonated). 

Keeved Cider, or the Keeving Method, is the process of halting the fermentation before the yeast has a chance to convert all/most of the fresh juice's sugars into alcohol. During alcoholic fermentations, yeast will naturally continue to multiply and "eat" most all available sugars. The Keeving process interrupts that, traditionally by way of repeatedly racking of the cider away from the active yeast (which usually rests at the bottom of the fermentation vessel and bubbles atop the fermenting cider) by pulling the juice from the middle of the ferment into another vessel. This process slowly starves the yeast remaining in the cider from the nutrients needed to continue growing and fermenting. 

The result is a sweet cider, lower in alcohol, that retains loads of fruit character from the apple varieties used. This batch from Renaissance will appeal to fans of traditional Cidre Doux ciders from France. 

Each of the recent previous vintages of Renaissance Orchard's Keeved cider has won a Gold Medal at Sip Magazine's Best in the Northwest Cider Competition (Heritage Cider category), as well as a gold medal and Best in Class trophy at GLINTCAP (Traditional Cider - Sweet). 

  • Dry-to-Sweet Scale: Sweet
  • Tannins: Medium-Plus
  • Acidity: Medium Minus
  • ūüćéūüćź Varieties: Mettais and Nehou
  • Features: Blend
  • ABV: 3.6%
  • Format: 500 mL Bottle
  • Shipping available across U.S.
  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way
Regular price $14.00

If you're looking for a full case of this or any other cider, please e-mail us and we'll setup a special order for you. We can usually get more of any cider we feature in our shop, and offer a discount on full-case special orders. Most bottled ciders come in 12-bottle cases, and canned ciders come in 24-can cases. Some rare or limited ciders may not be eligible for a case order discount, but we can still get you a full case.

We ship cider in boxes that safely hold 4-bottles, 6-bottles, or 12-bottles. Order in one of those quantities (or multiples of those quantities) to maximize your shipping value. For example, if you order 2-3 ciders, there will be room left in the box and it won't meaningfully change the shipping costs to fill the box.

We do have 1-bottle boxes, but in most all instances it will cost the same to ship you a full 4-bottle box.

Shipping to a business address will usually save you a few bucks!

Shipping cost estimates:

  • Pacific Northwest/West Coast: Shipping anywhere in the Pacific Northwest or West Coast is relatively inexpensive. Almost all box sizes cost $16-21 to ship. Same is true for most destinations in the Mountain Time Zone.
  • Central Standard Time Zone / Midwest: A 4-bottle or 6-bottle box will usually cost $18-24 to ship. A 12-bottle box will usually cost $22-30 to ship. Variance depends on weight and how far from a FedEx/UPS shipping center your delivery address is.
  • East Coast: A 4-bottle or 6-bottle box will usually cost $20-25 to ship. A 12-bottle box will usually cost $25-35 to ship. Variance depends on weight and how far from a FedEx/UPS shipping center your delivery address is.

Important Shipping Information:

  • We are able to ship cider to most, but not all, states.
  • Legally, someone 21+ must be present at the time of delivery to sign for the cider. We cannot ship to PO Boxes or AFO/FPO addresses.
  • Shipping prices vary by weight and destination.¬†How far you are from Seattle (where we ship from), and remote vs. central your shipping destination is, and how heavy your box is will make shipping vary.
  • The bigger the box, the less you pay in shipping on a per-bottle basis. We ship in 1, 4, 6, and 12 bottle boxes - order in those quantities for the best shipping value. The size of the box matters as much as the weight, so don't leave empty slots in your bottle box!¬†Shipping 1-2 bottles will cost the same as shipping 4-6 bottles in most cases. Shipping a 12-bottle box is usually only $3-5 more than shipping a 4-6 bottle box.
  • Re-delivery and returns are the responsibility of the customer.
  • We don't recommend shipping during periods of extreme weather. If your area has weather of concern, please¬†contact us and we can hold your order.¬†

We can usually accommodate rush requests for delivery or pickup. Please e-mail us at or call/text us at (206)395-4008.

We offer home delivery of cider orders for customers in the Seattle area, including the east-side. Someone 21+ must be available to accept the delivery. We will be flexible in scheduling a delivery that works for you. Most deliveries are made within a few days of the order being placed.

Orders can be picked up for free at Makeda & Mingus, a coffee shop and community space in the Greenwood neighborhood. They are open everyday from 7AM-5PM. Orders are made available for pickup within 1-3 days.

If you love cider and anticipate ordering 3+ boxes per year, consider joining one of our Cider Clubs. Club members get great benefits including discounts on any orders they make with us, year round.

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