Blake’s Releases Limited Edition Saint Cheri Kinder & Berry Cranders

Blake’s Hard Cider, the Midwest’s largest craft cidery, pledges to spread cheer and warmth this winter and announces the return of its limited-edition Kinder Cider, Saint Cheri, made in support of the Detroit-based, national nonprofit Empowerment Plan.

Blake’s also introduced Berry Cranders, a new flavor addition to the hard cider winter lineup. This unique hard cider flavor is part of the Blake’s Limited Series and will be available for purchase in stores and online mid-November, while supplies last.

Saint Cheri us a Bourbon Barrel-Aged semi-sweet hard cider is part of Blake’s Hard Cider’s Kinder Series, ciders that stand for kindness and are paired with nonprofits that share the same morals and values as BHC. Saint Cheri is paired with the Empowerment Plan, which employs and trains homeless single parents to manufacture a garment that serves as both a coat and a sleeping bag. These coats are then distributed back to homeless individuals across the globe, at no cost to them.

Saint Cheri is made with Michigan-grown Montmorency cherries and features a slight tartness upfront but smooth finish. A seasonal cider with 6.9% ABV, Saint Cheri will be available from early November through March and is available on draft and sold in 12-ounce six-pack cans in 19 states and throughout Blake’s distribution footprint. For more information on Saint Cheri or donate to the Empowerment Plan, click here.

“Saint Cheri was one of our most popular ciders last year and we are excited to bring it back for the second year and continue supporting the vital work done through the Empowerment Plan,” said Andrew Blake, owner and founder of Blake’s Hard Cider. “The Blake family and BHC have always been dedicated to giving back to our community and helping those who need it most.”

“We are grateful for the continued partnership with Blake’s Hard Cider. Through their generous donations last year, we were able to provide job readiness training and distribute our unique coat/sleeping bag to many throughout the nation experiencing homelessness,” said Veronika Scott, CEO and founder, Empowerment Plan.

Inspired by the flavors of winter and the holiday season, Berry Cranders is a semi-sweet hard cider and offers sophistication with a slight tartness up front, complemented by sweet apples, and spice at the finish. With a 6.9% ABV, enjoy it on its own or as a substitute for ginger beer in your holiday cocktails.

“At Blake’s, we live by the motto that making memories is always in season and we extend that to all our hard ciders too. If nothing else, 2020 has certainly been a memorable year and 2021 will mark 75 years my family has been in the farm and apple business,” said Andrew Blake, BHC founder and owner. “We are always working to innovate in the distillery and this year, as many of us were missing our loved ones, we had a special focus on creating a hard cider that would capture the flavors of the holidays and being together – cranberry and ginger. We hope our BHC fans love it as much as we do.”

Like Blake’s full line of hard ciders, Berry Cranders is all-natural and gluten-free made from a five-apple blend of fresh-pressed Michigan apples grown and harvested on Blake’s Orchard with no artificial flavorings or sweeteners.

Blake’s Berry Cranders will be available in 6-packs of 12 oz cans. The ciders are sold throughout the company’s 19 state footprint through Blake’s Hard Cider distribution partners and at most major independent stores and grocery chains.

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