Now available at BAR 41: Mission-Trail Jerkum and Perry in 500ml/17oz bottles.
A cider is made from apples, a perry is made from pears, so what is a jerkum you ask?
A jerkum is an ancient and traditional fermentation of England. Native to the county of Worcestershire, England, fruit growers would ferment their native plums. At Mission-Trail they consider any whole, unadulterated fermented stone fruit juice a jerkum.
Autumn, BAR 41's beer buyer, says "As a diehard sour beer, lambic and cider fan, I find these to be some of the very finest examples of clean, crisp, balanced, refreshing and pure fruit flavors. I am super excited to share these with the BAR 41 community. And to umm, drink them myself! These are great for sharing with friends like a good wine, and they make a great drink for the summer. Can you say "jerkum cocktails"?"
PLUM JERKUM $14 500ml/17oz bottle
THE ONLY 100% PLUM JERKUM AVAILABLE IN THE WORLD - NOT A CIDER! MADE WITH 14 PREMIUM, JAPANESE RED-FLESH PLUM VARIETALS. A ONE-OF-A-KIND TART JERKUM ONLY FROM MISSION-TRAIL. THIS JERKUM IS DRY, CRISP, TART AND "FLESHY"! THIS IS PURE AND HONEST, TRULY UNIQUE. DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY APPLE. 6.5% ABV
PERRY $16 500ml/17oz bottle
FINALLY, A 100% REAL PERRY! WE USE ONLY MOUNTAIN BARTLETT PEARS TO CREATE THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND TRUE PERRY. THE TREES STRUGGLE IN THE HIGH MOUNTAINS AND VOLCANIC SOILS PRODUCING A MORE COMPLEX, NUANCED, AND DENSE FRUIT AND FLAVOR. OUR EXTRA-DRY PERRY REMAINS ROUND, INCREDIBLY BALANCED, AND VERY CLEAN. 6.0% ABV
CIRUELA BLANCA $18 500ml/17oz bottle
A FUN AND LIGHT JERKUM MADE FROM 100% WHITE PLUMS AND WITH FRESH LIME AND AGAVE, GIVING THIS AN UNMISTAKABLE WONDERFUL CITRUS - FRUIT BALANCE. PLUOT ACID AND CITRUS HARMONIZE BEAUTIFULLY WITH THE DASH OF AGAVE NECTAR TO SATIATE ANY PALATE. 6.7% ABV
A little about Mission-Trail:
"...Inspired by the region’s abundance of fruit and excited about the prospect of doing things differently than everyone else, Monte and Victor turned their visions to jerkum, cider and perry making, creating products that could bear no name other than, “Mission-Trail”.
The Mission Trail Cider Company’s homestead is a sprawling ranch nestled in the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains just over the Coast Range from Big Sur. Each product is made once per year with fruit pressed directly from the orchard. Mission-Trail never uses concentrate, flavoring, artificial ingredients, or coloring in its wine, and the Jones’ brothers are proud to craft honest and unique products that customers can find nowhere else.
Mission-Trail has one simple goal- create innovative, and artisanal jerkums, perrys, and ciders, while using traditional wine making practices."