US-based craft cidery Blake’s Hard Cider (BHC) has expanded its fall lineup with the addition of Caramel Apple and Apple Lantern flavours.

Caramel Apple is a dessert-like semi-sweet hard cider that offers the sweetness of a smooth caramel combined with tart green apples.

Apple Lantern variant, produced using hand-picked apples with the oven-roasted pumpkin, offers a crisp and spiced hard cider, the company said.

Part of the Blake’s Limited Series, the variants contain 6.5% alcohol by volume (ABV).

BHC owner Andrew Blake said: “Growing up on the farm in Michigan, cider has always been synonymous with cool fall days, tailgates with friends, bonfires and pumpkin carving.

“Our Caramel Apple and Apple Lantern hard cider flavours bring fall to you and evoke those childhood memories. These flavours have been extremely popular at the orchard’s tasting room for years. We listened to our fans and are now proud to share them with the rest of America.”

The company added that similar to its other ciders, it creates the Caramel Apple and Apple Lantern using fresh-pressed Michigan apples grown and harvested on Blake’s Orchard.

The ciders are free from gluten and contain no artificial flavourings or sweeteners.

The new flavours will be available in a pack of six 12oz cans or ⅙-½ BBL, purchased both in stores as well as online.

It will be retailed across 15 states in the US at major independent stores, as well as grocery chains and through Blake’s Hard Cider distribution partners.