The Scoop on Jack’s Hard Cider’s Original Release

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Every story has a beginning, and ours starts with our Original—that green can packed with great local Pennsylvania apple taste. Original is a European-style dry cider filled with fruit that we grow right in the heart of apple country, here in Biglerville, Pennsylvania.

jacks originalIn the beginning of 2008, we created the first few batches of Jack’s Hard Cider, which was only available for sale in our tasting room. We listened to customer feedback, used the knowledge we have gained from growing apples in our orchards for over 50 years and developed the Jack’s Hard Cider Original that you know and love today.

We started distributing Jack’s Original in central Pennsylvania in 2011. We made 2,000 gallons in that first year of production, and it continues to be our best-selling cider, thanks to you—our loyal fans. Currently, Jack’s Hard Cider is distributed in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC, and New Jersey.

Perhaps Original is our best seller because it tastes just like biting into a crisp and refreshing perfect apple. Maybe it’s because Original (just like all of our ciders) lists “apples” as the very first ingredient on the can. In fact, Jack’s Hard Cider is one of the only distributed ciders that lists apples as the first ingredient. Sweet!

Fun fact: Original has three to five apples in every can. It is also gluten-free and has 2 grams of protein and only 100 calories per serving. Original might taste indulgent, but you can enjoy it guilt-free. May we pass you another Original?

Learn more about Jack’s Hard Cider and explore our cider lineup here.

Jack’s Hard Cider — Produced from Pennsylvania Apples. Pressed On-Site. Never from Concentrate.

Ronna Dewey