Dirty Granny

Matured Apple Cider

  • The story
    • Apple
    • Citrus

The first thing you notice about our cider is the first taste — like a bite from a ripe Granny Smith apple. The next is the colour, a deep dark almost dirty russet colour. Hence ‘Dirty Granny’ cider.

  • The style
    • Apple
    • Citrus

It has a full rich flavour combined with a perfect balance of sweetness and acidity, and the crisp bite of whole apples. There is a certain amount of astringency in the aftertaste. It is crafted carefully so as to retain as much flavour and palate length as possible while also maintaining the refreshment.

  • The craft
    • Apple
    • Citrus

Compared to other ciders, when poured Dirty Granny is a much darker, almost dirty rustic colour and the taste reminded us of a juicy, fresh green apple. We're not sure how we connected this to dirty grannies, but it just seemed to fit.

  • The match
    • Apple
    • Citrus

Pork, soft cheese.

  • Vital stats
    • Apple
    • Citrus
  • BIRTHDATE 2011
  • ABV 5.5%



  • 2 bottles of Matilda Bay’s Dirty Granny Cider
  • 6 allspice berries
  • 8 cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 vanilla bean pod cut in half length-ways
  • zest of 1/4 orange
  • 1 dessert spoon soft brown sugar
  1. Place all ingredients in a pot and cover. Heat to just before boiling point and simmer for 30-45 minutes

  2. Serve in your favourite jam jar. Food match - Grandma’s Apple & Plum Crumble