Ploughman is the proud maker of ciders made from apples grown in Adams County, PA. We grow, harvest and produce our ciders from a single source: the orchards at Three Springs Fruit Farm.
American Strong Cider
Our debut release, Stark is made from Stayman and
Spitzenberg apples, both heirloom American varietals. Its citrusy, fruit-forward notes remind us of a German radler—a shandy of juice and beer—so we named this high-octane cider Stark, German for
strong. Off-dry and crisp, enjoy this one as you would a glass of wine.
American Cider Hopped with Citra
Humulus lupulus is the Latin name for hops, the flowers that give an IPA its grassy flavor. Citra hops, matched with the sweetness of Jonagold and the tartness of Gold Rush apples, yield a mouth-watering cider with subtle sweetness. Big and brassy, yet balanced.
American Cider with Chokeberries
Scottish for conspicuous, there’s no missing the bright color of this cider. It comes from chokeberries, also called aronia berries. The small, deep purple fruit is bitter and astringent on its own, but fermented with sweet juice from Stayman, Rome, and Jonagold apples it yields a complex cider, dry and slightly tannic, with strawberry and cherry aromas.
Wild Fermented Cider Aged On Pinot Noir Skins
Apples were our first love, but when a neighbor offered us batch of Pennsylvania-grown Pinot Noir grapes, we couldn’t say no. This wild yeast fermented cider combines the elegance of these grapes with the ruddy, rustic sweetness of Macoun and Arlet (hence the name) apples. Dry and blush-colored, it’s extremely food-friendly.
American Dry Cider with Crabapples
Rugged authenticity can be hard to find. Bluesman Robert Johnson went down to The Crossroads. We found ours in two backyard crabapple trees and this unfiltered cider from their fruits. That Crossroads town, those apples, and this cider share a common
name – Rosedale.
Dry Cider with Malaysian Spices
A Malay word meaning cross-cultural harmony, Muhibbah was inspired by a series of Cheese, Sambal, & Cider collaboration dinners with Malaysian chef Ange Branca and cheesemaker Jamie Png. Incorporating makrut lime leaves, star anise, cumin and coriander into a dry cider, we’ve created a drink that we hope embodies the Muhibbah values of tolerance, understanding, and friendship across diversity.
American Dry Cider
We're proud of Adams County, PA, where we live and make our ciders. In each bottle we share some of its terroir with you. The term Dornick evokes a stony, pebbly quality – like the limestone and fractured white quartz under the apple trees of our home orchards. The stones emerge under the trees each spring when the snow melts. This cider, born of bold, robust apples, offers aromas of strawberry, butterscotch, and autumn leaves. We let the cider emerge in its own time from the land when it is ready. Full and satisfying, and unique every year.
"For straight-on sipping, though, I'm partial to...Lupulin Lummox,
which infuses a slightly sweeter blend of juicy Gold Rush
and Jonagold with Citra hops."
Craig Laban, Philadelphia Inquirer, restaurant critic
Upcoming Ploughman Events
December 2, 2017
Wassailing Event with performances by West Philly Orchestra and Women's Slavic Choir. 6:30-9:00pm, with fireside hanging to continue until 10pm.
December 22, 2017
Historic Holiday Nights and cider tasting at Art in the Age Store, 5-7pm (Philadelphia, PA)
Where to Buy Ploughman
Cider tastings & bottle sales
Broad Street Market
1233 North Third Street, Harrisburg, PA
10:00am - 3:00pm
Clark Park Market
43rd Street & Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
10:00am - 2:00pm
Fitler Square Farmers Market
23rd & Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA
9:00am - 2:00pm
"Good Libations", Philadelphia, PA
Cider tasting & bottle sales
8/19, 9/16, 10/21, 11/18 from 10:00am-2:00pm
Headhouse Farmers Market
2nd & Lombard Streets
10:00am - 2:00pm
Bars, Restaurants & Retail
Abe Fisher (Philadelphia, PA)
Aldine (Philadelphia, PA)
Art In the Age (Philadelphia, PA)
Barbuzzo (Philadelphia, PA)
Beer Yard (Wayne, PA)
Bella Vista Beverage (Philadelphia, PA)
Bottle Bar East (Philadelphia, PA)
The Bottle Room (Downingtown, PA)
Bru Craft & Wurst (Philadelphia, PA)
Cedar Point (Philadelphia, PA)
Cinder (Philadelphia, PA)
DiBruno Bros. Bottle Shop (Philadelphia, PA)
The Farm & Fisherman Tavern (Horsham, PA)
Fergie's Pub (Philadelphia, PA)
The Good King Tavern (Philadelphia, PA)
The Greeks Next Door (Narberth, PA)
High Street on Market (Philadelphia, PA)
Hunger-N-Thirst (Lancaster, PA)
Hungry Pigeon (Philadelphia, PA)
ITV (Philadelphia, PA)
Kensington Quarters (Philadelphia, PA)
Laurel (Philadelphia, PA)
Levante Brewing Company at The Stables (Chester Springs, PA)
Maison 208 (Philadelphia, PA)
Martha (Philadelphia, PA)
Monk's Cafe (Philadelphia, PA)
Prohibition Taproom (Philadelphia, PA)
Southgate (Philadelphia, PA)
Split Rail Tavern (West Chester, PA)
Talula's Garden (Philadelphia, PA)
The Love (Philadelphia, PA)
Tommy's Pizza (Gettysburg, PA)
Tria Cafe (Philadelphia, PA)
Warehouse Gourmet (Hanover, PA)
The Winner’s Circle Lounge (Hanover, PA)
World of Beer (Exton, PA)