Harvest Ration

Prior to the Temperance Movement, it was commonplace for Virginians working the apple harvest to receive a daily ration of cider and brandy – the first for hydration and the second for aches and pains. HARVEST RATION reflects this tradition, creating a dessert cider made from bittersweet apples. Because of its lengthy cask-aging, Harvest Ration is usually not available until about one year after the initial harvest of the fruit.

11.5% RS, 18.0% ABV.


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Harvest Ration

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)


Our premier dessert cider, seasonally made from bittersweet apples. Available in 375 ml bottles. CA, DC, FL, MD, NC, NY, PA, TX and VA only.

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2 reviews for Harvest Ration

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ted Leibowitz

    This is the most exceptional apple beverage I have ever had, period. It is smooth and savory while holding true to a cider. It has a sweetness that captures that moment you bite into the perfect apple holding on the best flavor note, and finishes perfectly with rich flavor that is not too overwhelming and so satisfying. Its aromatics captivate your sinuses and the smell makes you close your eyes and exhale craving a sip. Blue Bee mastered their art with this one and it should, in my opinion, be their staple. They have a great lineup of ciders and this bottle – does not fall far from the tree. I promise that you will be depressed if you only purchase one bottle. I am always torn when I am down to my last one, feeling the craving to consume and yet also the desire to save it for something special.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Charlene Leahy

    Harvest Nation was the finish to an excellent 4 course dinner paired with different Blue Bee ciders. Already full, I planned to just take a sip, and leave the remainder. I couldn’t. It smelled divine, and the intense yet smooth, velvety flavor hooked me from the first taste. Definitely a great way to end a meal, share with company, or sip as you read a good book.

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