Fox Barrel

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Fox Barrel
Subsidiary
Industry Alcoholic beverage
Successor Crispin Hard Cider Company
Founded 2004
Founder Bruce Nissen & Sean Deorsey
Defunct 2014
Headquarters Colfax, California, USA
Products Perry
Owner Crispin Cider Company
Parent MillerCoors
Website www.foxbarrel.com

Fox Barrel is a brand of perry (marketed as "pear cider") made in Colfax, CA.

History[edit]

The Fox Barrel company was co-founded in 2004 by Bruce Nissen and Sean Deorsey.[1] It was purchased by Minneapolis, MN based Crispin Cider Company in early 2010.

Fox Barrel perry and Crispin cider are both now made in a cidery in Colfax, CA located at 1213 South Auburn Street, directly off of Interstate 80, between Sacramento and Tahoe.

Crispin and Fox Barrel were purchased by MillerCoors in 2012. Fox Barrel products were folded into the Crispin Label in 2014.

Varieties[edit]

Black Label[edit]

Sold in four packs of 12 ounce bottles.

  • Pacific Pear (green label): Perry made from 100% pear juice (not from concentrate)
  • Blackberry Pear (purple label)
  • Apricot Pear (yellow label)
  • Black Currant (discontinued, purple label)

Imports[edit]

Reserves[edit]

Boxed[edit]

This line is packaged in bag-in-boxes.

  • Pomegranate & Pear

Limited Releases[edit]

Awards[edit]

2005

  • Gold Medal Winner at California Brewers Competition (Pear)

2006

  • Silver Medal Winner at G.L.O.W.S (Black Currant)
  • Gold Medal Winner at G.L.O.W.S. (Pear)
  • Gold Medal Winner at California State Fair (Pear)

2007

  • Gold Medal Winner at San Diego County Fair (Pear)
  • First Place Winner at West Coast Brewers Craft Convention (Pear)
  • Gold Medal California State Fair (Pear)[2]
  • Bronze Medal Winner at G.L.O.W.S (Pear)
  • Silver Medal Winner at G.L.O.W.S (Black Currant)

2008

  • Silver Medal California State Fair (Pear)
  • Gold Medal California State Fair (Black Currant)

"2011"

  • Gold Medal at Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition (Apricot Pear)
  • Gold Medal at Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition (Blackberry Pear)
  • Silver Medal at Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition (Pear Naked)
  • Silver Medal at Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition (Mulled Cider)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dunne, Mike "Cider Season Is Here ", 'Sacramento Bee, September 26, 2007.
  2. ^ Anderson, Mark "Trouble Brewing ", 'Biz Journal, August 26, 2007.

External links[edit]