Fruit for Brewing

Tree Ripened Fruit to Add to Your Beer, Wine, Mead, or Hard Cider

We are a family owned orchard that offers tree ripened, full flavored fruit in the form of concentrate, juicem and frozen to add to your beer, wine, mead, or hard cider year ’round. All of our craft concentrates and frozen fruit are grown right here in Northern Michigan. Our high quality growing standards make our fruit the best fruit for brewing.

Craft Fruit Concentrates5 gallon

Fruit concentrates are what we specialize in! We make all of our fruit concentrates with whole, tree run fruit! We let our fruit hang on the tree until it reaches its peak ripeness. Our fruit concentrates are offered in (12) 32 ounce bottle cases, 5 gallon pails, and 52 gallon drums. You can purchase 5 gallon pails with the links below. We have worked with many breweries, wineries, and meaderies who find our concentrate to be a great additive during or after the fermentation process.

Frozen Cherry Brewer’s Special!

Balaton tart cherries in the lugThis summer, we took tree ripened Balaton tart cherries and pitted them in house. We then bulk froze these in 5 gallon pails (35lbs. of cherries/pail). Balaton tart cherries are a slightly sweeter tart cherry with a dark purple color. These are a great option for brewers of all sizes and can be shipped ground!

Buy 35 lbs. of frozen Balaton tart cherries here

 

Frozen Apple Cider

Our cider is fresh pressed on our rack and cloth press every fall while apples are at their peak. We offer single variety totes so you can blend them yourself as well as our own blends. This cider makes the perfect batch of Northern Michigan hard cider.

Frozen Apple Cider Totes

A stack of freshly ground apples wrapped in cheese cloth is pressed into cider.

Individually Quick Frozen CherriesFresh Montmorency tart cherries in orchard near Traverse City in Northern Michigan

These cherries are picked at the peak of freshness, then pitted and frozen separately so they are much easier to handle. These are available in 40lb boxes. If you are looking for a whole fruit for brewing that is exceptionally easy to use, our IQF cherries are perfect! We offer both Montmorency and Balaton tart cherries.

 

“Howdy, I wanted to thank you for you wonderful cherries. I make a sour beer with your Montmorency cherry concentrate (Queen of Tarts). This year at the Great American Beer festival we won gold for that beer in the American sour ale category. We also won brewery of the year. Could not have done it without your cherries. Thanks”
-Shawn Steele Quality Control Manager Karl Strauss Brewing San Diego CA
“I would like to share some great news with you.  This last weekend was the 13th annual FoBAB (Festival of Barrel Aged Beers) held in Chicago. This festival is recognized as the longest running and largest Barrel aged beer festival in the country. With over 100 breweries, 12 categories, and 420 beers, it attracts nearly 12,000 attendees and keeps growing.
We were honored to take a silver medal in the fruit beer category for “King’s Blood.”   We take our base cherry beer, “King Balaton” (King Orchards+Balaton cherries)  cherry wheat beer that we aged in red wine barrels for over 4 month’s.   It tastes delicious and the judges agreed.   We couldn’t be happier to be recognized for our efforts. I believe the quality of our beer is enhanced by the quality of your cherries. So congrats to you too!”
-Mark Hendrick Alter Brewing Company Downers Grove IL

Call for pricing at 1-877-937-5464

Email TartCherries@KingOrchards.com

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