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, juice 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 Concentrates
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. All our fruit concentrates are offered in 5 gallon pails and 52 gallon drums. In addition to these sizes, we offer 16 oz. bottles, 32 oz. bottles, and 275 gallon totes of our flagship, Montmorency tart cherry concentrate. 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.
We actively grow 180 acres of Montmorency tart cherries and put them all into our concentrate. We let them hang on the tree until they are at their peak ripeness and highest Brix content. All our cherries are then custom pressed, making a high quality concentrate like no other!
The Balaton tart cherry that our concentrate is made from is slightly sweeter and darker in color than the Montmorency. Some say it is the perfect marriage between a sweet and tart cherry.
Our McIntosh apple concentrate is made with 100% tree ripened McIntosh apples. All the apples were hand picked and the concentrate was made with the entire apple, rather than the bi-product of peels and cores like most apple concentrates.
A Northern Spy apple is a hard and tart apple that lends itself to hard cider. The Northern Spy grows particularly well in our climate here in Northern Michigan.
With a sweet, almost honey like taste, this variety specific pear concentrate is made from hand picked, tree ripened fruit. Works great as a back sweetener or base to any perry.
Individually Quick Frozen Cherries
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 your 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 months. 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 1-231-544-6479
Balaton Montmorency Tart Cherry Blend – 5 Gallon
Montmorency Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate- 5 Gallon Pail$256.00
Balaton Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate- 5 Gallon Pail$305.00
Bartlett/Bosc Pear Juice Concentrate- 5 Gallon Pail$305.00
McIntosh Apple Juice Concentrate- 5 Gallon Pail$205.00
Northern Spy Apple Juice Concentrate- 5 Gallon Pail$215.00