Advertisement
  1. Arts & Entertainment
  2. /
  3. Food
  4. /
  5. Bars & Breweries

Two Henrys’ Hard Pumpkin Cider is dessert in a glass

The Plant City product drinks like a spiced cider with a side of pumpkin pie. | Local craft beer of the week
Hard Pumpkin Cider, Two Henrys Brewing Company [Justin Grant  |  tbt*]
Hard Pumpkin Cider, Two Henrys Brewing Company [Justin Grant | tbt*]
Published Oct. 24, 2019

It would be flat-out wrong to make it all the way through October without featuring a single pumpkin brew. There are quite a few of them on tap at bay area breweries, and many of them are fantastic.

But there’s one that doesn’t fit as neatly into the category as others, and the primary reason for this is that it’s not a beer at all. At Two Henrys Brewing Company in Plant City, the annual pumpkin brew comes in the form of a cider: Two Henrys Hard Pumpkin Cider.

Two Henrys has long been known for its fruit beers, having started as a blueberry farm before converting part of its land into a winery (Keel & Curley) and brewery, utilizing fresh local ingredients along with a variety of other farm goods shipped in from around the country.

For Two Henrys’ cider line, the brewery starts with Michigan apples and adds fresh and unexpected fruit flavors, like watermelon, elderberries and, of course, blueberries.

For its fall seasonal, Two Henrys kept it simple by adding puréed pumpkin, cinnamon and vanilla. It’s a rich, sweet cider that delivers exactly what it promises: a fun and October-friendly cider that drinks like a spiced cider with a side of pumpkin pie — dessert in a glass.

You’ll find cans of Two Henrys Hard Pumpkin Cider on shelves throughout the bay area, but if you have the time, take a trip to the farm and try it from the source.

If you act fast, you can get in on the last of the Keel Farm’s Fall Harvest Days at 5210 Thonotosassa Road in Plant City. The event runs every Saturday in October from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., featuring hay rides, a pumpkin patch and a bounce house, though you probably won’t be able to enjoy that last bit. At least you’ll still have the Hard Pumpkin Cider.

Have a suggestion for the Local Craft Beer of the Week? Brewers, have a limited release coming that we should know about? Email jg@saintbeat.com.

ALSO IN THIS SECTION

  1. Jan. 16• Bars & Breweries
    The Dark is BarrieHaus’ Munich dunkel lager. [Photo courtesy of Geneva Johnson]
    In Ybor City, cross over to The Dark side with this dunkel lager. | Local craft beer of the week
  2. Hop Skull #6 Double IPA, Coppertail Brewing Company [Justin Grant  |  tbt*]
    Another cut-above IPA from Tampa’s hop masters. | Local craft beer of the week
  3. Dec. 19, 2019• Arts & Entertainment
    A pint of Malt 45 Lager. [Photo courtesy of Geneva Johnson]
    Collaboration with St. Petersburg brewery results in an old-school beer based on malt liquor. | Local craft beer of the week
  4. Dec. 12, 2019• Arts & Entertainment
    Year 3 Barrel-Aged Barleywine, Mastry’s Brewing Co. [Justin Grant  |  tbt*]
    This hefty brew packs a bourbon barrel-aged punch.
  5. Dec. 11, 2019• Arts & Entertainment
    70 Degrees Florida Winter Weizen, 3 Daughters Brewing [Photo courtesy of Geneva Johnson]
    St. Pete brewery’s seasonal offering is the perfect sip for for a Florida fall.
  6. Dec. 11, 2019• Arts & Entertainment
    AJ’s on the River in Gibsonton. [Justin Grant]
    Justin Grant’s final column is from a laid-back AJ’s on the River. | Bar review
  7. South Howard Avenue's booming bar scene, and the crowds like this one at MacDinton's Irish Pub and Restaurant, have Tampa officials looking for ways to make the street less congested and safer.
    The night before Thanksgiving has become a traditional time to imbibe before the true holiday commences.
  8. Nov. 21, 2019• Arts & Entertainment
    The Barrel-Aged Ramble Tamble spends time resting in bourbon barrels from St. Petersburg’s Horse Soldier Bourbon. [Photo courtesy of Geneva Johnson]
    The Tampa brewery’s American wheatwine spends some time in bourbon barrels.
  9. Nov. 21, 2019• Arts & Entertainment
    Roll-up shutters create an open-air format in a space evenly divided between indoor seating and a patio. [Photo courtesy of Salt Public House]
    The Indian Rocks Beach venue’s casual atmosphere belies its elevated food and drink. | Bar review
  10. Nov. 20, 2019• Arts & Entertainment
     [Justin Grant]
    The Lakeland brewery delivers a lively, medium-bodied pale ale. | Local craft beer of the week
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement