Hop Harvest Cider

You know what is really popular right now? Cider! A crazy grey area falling somewhere between beer and wine... But the good folks at Good George made it that much closer to beer with "drop hop cider" (it won NZ's best cider last year!). Adding dry hops to cider... genius! So we did the same thing here and we thought it was perfect. It’s dry, crisp, aromatic and very refreshing! 


  • Mangrove Jack's Craft Series Apple Cider Pouch
  • 1 kg of Mangrove Jack's Dextrose
  • 25g of Simcoe Hops
  • 25g of Nelson Sauvin
  • 25g of Citra Hops
  • 25g Riwaka Hops


  • Add Apple Cider concentrate and 1 kg of dextrose to 3 L of boiling water and stir. Top up to 23 L of cold water and stir well.
  • Stir in the cider yeast and sweetener sachet.
  • Leave to ferment at 18-28°C (64-82F) for 7 days.
  • After 7 days check the SG reading and make sure this is stable for 2 days.
  • Once, the SG is stable you can now add the essence and the four hop varieties (you can add this to the fermenter in a hop bag to save mess if you like). Leave for 5 days before bottling.
  • Then bottle or keg.