Fort Collins, Colorado
|Crabby Neighbor- Made from crab apples and Granny Smith. Fermented slow and aged just enough to soften up just a bit. Heady nose, floral and fruity. Very tart. Just enough crab apple tannin to linger on the palate.||L’Acier- is the exact same cider as Le Chene but aged in stainless steel instead of oak barrels. This really allows you to experience and understand what oak aging does to a cider.||Le Chene- While it prides itself on being well-rounded, classy and complex, Le Chene is a cider that knows how to have a good time. A blend of fun-loving traditional cider apples are combined, fermented dry and then aged to perfection in oak wine barrels. |
|Off Dry- Distinct apple aroma, juicy and clean with a balanced acidity.||Real Dry- tart, dry and clean allowing the apples to speak for themselves.||Hopped- dry hopped with cascade and citra hops.|
216 North College Ave.
Fort Collins, Colorado
3200 Larimer Street
2811 Walnut St, Unit B
26567 North Rd
|Cider Winder- This year’s release is unfiltered, leaving bold flavors of green apple and aromas of honey and pineapple.||Roasted Chili- Cider steeped with roasted chiles. Strong aromas of fresh roasted green chile with just a hint of tart apple in the background. ||Hopple- Nelson Sauvin and Mosaic dry hopped hard cider. Resinous, citrusy aroma. |
|Shep- Crowd pleasing semi-sweet cider. Fresh apple aroma. Nice, pleasing sweetness and apple flavor. ||Smoaked- Very unique cider created by cold smoking apples inside an oak wine barrel with cider soaked staves, then pressing and fermenting the juice. |
|Colorado Common Original Cider- We believe cider shouldn’t be boring. We believe it should break the rules, push expectations, and leave you, the craft cider drinker, amazed. That extra flavor you taste is fresh US grown hops and the crisp refreshing vibe comes from our amazing, never from concentrate, apple juice. While all of this care is "extra" to the other guys, to us it’s just an Original.||Summit House Cider- There is no higher view than the one from the summit. Just like there is no higher standard for hard cider than Colorado Common. Delicious apples, fresh Rocky Mountain water, unrefined sugar, and natural wild yeast are what makes this cider so refreshing, sweet, and easy to drink. So go ahead and enjoy our Summit House style cider on your way to the top.||Ginger and Elderflower- You never have too much of a good thing. Take our Ginger & Elderflower cider for instance. We start off by using only real ginger root and true high quality elderflowers. Then we age the cider to make sure our house blend of apples, ginger, elderflower, and hops create a cider that’s truly something special. Well balanced, refreshing, and not too spicy make this cider the perfect choice when you need a little more good in your life.|
Jack Rabbit Hill Farm- is a diversified farm located in western Colorado’s North Fork Valley, near the town of Hotchkiss. The 70-acre property grows 18 acres of grapes, 11 acres of hops (Jack Rabbit Hops), sheep, cows, and chickens of course. We make vineyard-driven wines (JRH Wines), custom-blended keg wines for restaurants (WineTapistry), craft spirits (Peak Spirits, CapRock, BeerCraftWhiskey), and hard cider (New Avalon Cider). When it comes to making tasty products we have our noses in the dirt as much as in the glass, because all great foods start with clean growing practices! We started out in 2000 as a certified organic farm, and got into biodynamic practices in 2006, with Demeter certification in 2008.
|Summit Hopricot- an apricot apple cider dry hopped with Citra hops. ||Summit Cherry Cider- aged 60 days in charred oak barrrel. ||Summit Rasbenero-|
T Lazy T Orchard and Teal Cider- The region's only licensed craft cidery, Teal Cider is located just outside of Dolores, CO. Home to an old and majestic apple orchard and now also home to Teal Cider! Our local hard cider is crafted from local apples that have been hand picked, pressed, and slowly fermented - on site! Tasting Room is here...feel free to stop in and take a tour to see where we're at in our efforts as the year goes by! Call ahead to be sure we're about.
The Old Mine- Operated out of the old mercantile building in Historic Downtown Erie Colorado, we feature in-house hard cider alongside the best beer in the world on tap and in our cellar. Made in-house on our 7bbl pilot system or in oak barrels, it’s naturally gluten-free and made from three simple ingredients: 100% US apples, pure cane sugar and yeast. We base it all on our HANDLEBAR and IMPERIAL ciders which we’ve carefully developed over the last few painstaking years. Our goal was to create a base hard cider that could be enjoyed by all kinds of people–from casual drinker soccer moms to hardcore beer geeks. The moms and the geeks agree: we’ve got one fantastic cider on our hands.
Wild Cider- If you are as passionate about something as we are about cider, you better find a way to make it part of your life. Before we thought of making our own cider, all of us here at Wild Cider drank cider over all other options both at home and out on the town. We enjoyed cider so much, the idea of making Cider naturally drew us in, and evoked such excitement that we decided to pursue it, not just as a hobby but as a life long dedication. For many months prior to opening our doors we toiled over creating our final recipes. All our labor has coalesced in the production of the World's Best Ciders. We are certain you will enjoy our ciders as much as we do.
1632 Lafayette St
C Squared Cider- C Squared Ciders is a Denver based craft cidery, located in the thriving downtown RiNo arts district. At C Squared Ciders, we create the highest quality ciders from the finest ingredients that appeal not only to ourselves, but to a range of craft beverage fans. Craft is a great word to describe what we do at the cidery and one of the things we enjoy about our business. The name C Squared symbolizes our commitment to take cider making to the next level, in terms of both the mainstream acceptance of cider and what cider can become. To do this, we are combining our decades of craft brewing experience with cider/winemaking techniques to bring new flavors to the world of cider.
12001 E 33rd Ave
|New Avalon Pale Cider, Colorado (500ml)- A dry cider wild fermented from apples grown at Ela Family Farms, hops from Jack Rabbit Hill Farm, exotic pink rose buds, and aged 6 months in JRH wine barrels. USDA Certified Organic.||New Avalon Filigreen Cider- Heirloom apples grown at Filigreen Farm, Pinot noir pomace grown at Jack Rabbit Hill Farm. No added yeasts, sulphites, concentrates, oils, water, or anything else. Certified biodynamic by Demeter USA.|
|Ela Perry 2016- Bartlett Pears grown at Ela Family Farms in Hotchkiss, CO. Neutral yeast added. No added water, sulphites, concentrates or other additives. Available in 500ML bottles. USDA certied organic by Stellar/Demeter.||Fortunate Perry 2016- Bartlett Pears grown at Fortunate Orchard in Dominguez Canyon, CO. Neutral yeast added. No added water, sulphites, concentrates or other additives. Available in 500ML bottles and 18L kegs. USDA certied organic by Stellar/Demeter.|
|Scrumpy Cider- The blend changes through the season but the fresh apple flavor and aroma is always there. Gluten free.||Ginger Apple Perry- Sarah Thayer from Pool Side inspired this Coopster Creation. While, apples make cider, pears make perry. Is it a cider or a perry? Well, since it is 60% pears and 40% apples we are gonna call it a Perry, but pear cider would be just fine. After fermentation it was aged on fresh ginger. The result, pear, apple and a subtle ginger flavors with a medium dry finish.||Two Pecks Cherry Cider- Handle with care, Scrumpy Cider’s provocative and potent sister. Brewed with fresh pressed apple juice and tart cherries.|
Small Batch Ciders Since 2008, With New Cidery Coming Soon!
|Dry Hopped Pear Cider- a crisp, bright perry fermented dry and highlighted by citrus hop various. GLINTCAP Gold Medal Winner 2013 ||Hard Apple Cider- ||Pear Spiced Cider-|
|Barrel-Aged Pear Cider-||Pineapple Perry-|
Varaison Vineyards and Winery- We provide a unique wine tasting experience that you will want to share with your friends and help you to buy your next better bottle of wine! Expect to spend some time in the tasting room with one of our educators and forever change the way you look at a wine bottle and the contents therein! We look forward to your visit and to extending the experience beyond the lip of the glass.
|Dirty Woman Oak Aged- Aged in toasted American oak, this cider will be served in a goblet, still, and at room temperature straight out of the barrel.||Pike's Peach- Light and smooth, with a strong peach flavor throughout. Rumored to contain 1 metric ton of peaches per batch.||Reynolds Ranch Harvest Gold- same recipe as our Classic Dry. It's made with the juice pressed at the Reynolds Ranch harvest festival last month. Darker in color and stronger in flavor.|
|Classic Dry- ||Black Forest Black Currant Hard Cider- Imported Tart English Berry. A nice sweet/tart cider that is easy to drink with a real rosé color. ||Belgium Style Hard Cider- Cider brewed with Belgian yeast and orange peel. A blend of crisp apple Cider with a slight orange hue.|
|Henry's Station Dry Hopped- ||Raspberry Mountain Cider-||Crystal Creek Classic-|
Forbidden Fruit Hard Apple Cider- This libation is produced from pure, crisp apple juice with champagne yeast and finished in American Oak to impart a soft mouth feel with a vanilla note. To compliment the finish we infuse Saigon Cinnamon during the fermentation.
Colorado- was named for the Colorado River, which early Spanish explorers named the Río Colorado for the red colored (Spanish: colorado) silt the river carried from the mountains. On August 1, 1876, U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant signed a proclamation admitting Colorado as the 38th state. Colorado is nicknamed the "Centennial State" because it was admitted to the Union in 1876, the centennial year of the United States Declaration of Independence. Colorado's farmers, ranchers and food processors grow, process and market over $15 billion in products each year. These goods are marketed throughout Colorado, the United States and to over 115 countries around the world. Additionally, Colorado, the mile high state, has 34 registered apple orchards with 28 commercial cider makers.
Apple Valley Cider Company- Apples are a big part of the history of Penrose Colorado. The first orchards were planted here during the Civil War, and for generations, Penrose apples were shipped by train to the Midwest and beyond. The area became known as Apple Valley and Apple Valley Cider Company wants to keep that history alive. Making and bottling hard apple ciders in Penrose Colorado. Ask your favorite Southern Colorado restaurant, bar, or liquor store about carrying Apple Valley Cider.
17999 Road 23
Red Fox Cellars- We’re a family of strong opinions, but somehow we get along. There are only a handful of things we all see eye to eye on, and the most important one is a belief that good food and good drink can make a good day great and a bad day good. We’ve spent a lot of time perfecting technique, and along with that comes tons of experimentation. We may try and fail here and there, but we learn along the way. None of us is classically trained in wine making, and that’s nothing we’re ashamed of. As a matter of fact, we embrace it; it’s a point of pride; it’s an opportunity to be ourselves even in our wines, to take risks we see as practical that others see as crazy. There’s a lot to learn from the various traditions and schools of wine making, and we see ourselves as students of them all. We do not see our style as superior, merely enjoy our freedom to move freely between tradition and invention. We see none of the risks we take with wine as a novelty. We are out to make quality wine that is unique. We may never make the world’s most classically perfect Merlot, but that’s just fine with us.
500 Briggs St.
|Black Currant Cider- Our black currant flavored apple cider is also fermented with pureed black currant like the peach. This one has a beautiful color to go along with a nice tart fruit flavor.||Semi-sweet Cider- Our original semi-sweet hard cider. A little bit sweet, a little bit tart and all delicious. ||Peach Cider- Our peach flavored hard apple cider. Fermented with pureed peaches it has a fruit forward character and has been said to taste like biting into a fresh peach.|
4100 Jason Street
2707 W. Eisenhower Blvd. Unit 3
|Golden City Cyclops Barrel Aged Apple Cider- ||Golden City Cyclops Jr. Apple Cider- ||Golden City Summer Apple Haze Cider-|
|Phresh Apple-||Summer Haze Apple Cider-||Blueberry Cider-|
|Station 8- The Clear Fork Cidery is across the street from Denver Fire Department Station Eight, once known as the Marion Hose House. We named this blend of Colorado cider apples in honor of the Station. It features a mix of Ashmead's Kernel, Golden Russet, and Blanc Mollet fermented with a Belgian Saison yeast to produce a traditional cider with a nice balance between tannins and acids and flavor notes of pink grapefruit, melon, and peach. Dry.||Oak Barrel Blend- features apples from the Pitts Family Farm in Lewis, Colorado, from the XK Bar Ejido orchard in Crawford, Colorado, and an old orchard in Lakewood, Colorado. The cider features Stayman Winesap, Jonathan, Golden Delicious, Wealthy, Macintosh, and seedlings collected in Crawford and Lewis. After fermentation with English Cider Yeast, the cider was racked to used French and California Oak Barrels and aged for five months. The cider is both earthy and smooth, with subtle tastes of tobacco and cherries. |
|metaMORPhic- refers to our friends at the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project in Cortez, Colorado, a small non-profit dedicated to preserving the fruit- growing heritage in Montezuma County and to restoring an orchard culture and economy to the region. The cider is a blend of apples from the valley, including Golden Delicious, Stayman, Jonathan, Winter Banana, Pitts' Bitter, and Pitts' Pippin, plus cider apples from the Pacific Northwest, and a touch of Dolgo Crab. ||Pitts' Bitter-This dry cider has a bold bitter taste that is not for the faint of heart. Made from only two apples - Stayman Winesap and a wild seedling - both found on the Pitts Family farm in Cortez, CO.|
Snow Capped Ciders- is part of the Williams Cellars family of wines and ciders. We are located in Cedaredge, Colorado - the heart of Colorado's fruit growing country. We have 5 generations of fruit growing experience in our own orchards. We pride ourselves in being a family run business creating hand-crafted wines and ciders for your enjoyment. Our ciders are made from hand-pressed apples picked from our own orchards. Our altitude of 6180 ft. creates warm days and cool nights - perfect for conditions for growing superior apples. Our cider production facility is located in the AppleShed in Cedaredge, CO. The AppleShed was once an actual fruit packing shed which we have remodeled into one of the premier shopping spots on the Western Slope of Colorado. In addition to our cider and wine production areas the AppleShed contains art galleries, a restaurant, specialty shops and so much more.
Colorado Cider Company- was founded to produce a fresh hard cider for the discerning Colorado drinker. With a well-developed craft beer market and an educated populace Hard Cider has been a missing choice in the cacophony of craft drinks in local pubs and liquor stores. We hope to remedy that. Colorado Cider Company is Denver's original cidery, making award-winning fresh pressed ciders since 2011. Visit our tasting room and try our ciders, or grab one at a Colorado liquor store or restaurant near you. Our ciders are also available in Arizona and Oklahoma, and in limited locations in Wisconsin and Wyoming.
|Pear Blackberry Cider- Weve blended the rich flavors of hand picked blackberries and notes of freshly grated ginger with our hand crafted pear cider to create this unique flavor combination. All of our ingredients are sourced local to make sure the fruit is at the peak of ripeness and flavor.|
Plum Lemon Grass Cider- Rich flavors of plum and the light citrus undertones of lemongrass are blended with our hand crafted apple cider to create this refreshing slightly sweet cider.
|Honeycrisp Hard Cider- Made from our favorite dessert apple, our honeycrisp are the perfect balance of sweetness and acidity to create a truly one of a kind taste experience. Back sweetened with fresh pressed Honeycrisp juice and a hint of molasses, aged a minimum of six months.|
|Crabby ol' Granny- Pucker Up!! We chose the reliably tart Granny Smith as our apple base and combined it with a very astringent crab apple. Crisp clean notes dance abundantly and gice way to a tart finish!||Sidra- Our Sidra Cider boasts a robust and hearty flavor imparted by the age old Wild Brettanomyces Fermentation process. Our ciders are hand-crafted from apples grown in Colorado orchards at an elevation of 6,130’. Cool nights and warm days bring out the flavors that make our ciders so special.||Sour Cherry Cider- Our Snow Capped Cherry Cider is made from Colorado grown, hand picked sour cherries, which are blended with cider made from the apples grown in our orchard. No sugar is added to our Sour Cherry cider to highlight the bold sour cherry flavor.|
|Glider Cider- Glider has just a little apple sweetness up front. Due to a late start in 2010 we missed the apple harvest in Colorado. We used mostly Washington apples & had them pressed on the western slope for a fresh juice. We blended in some bittersweet apple juice from New England to add a true cider apple character. This year we will use all the Colorado apples we can.||Glider (Dry) Cider- The “dry” version of Glider has a whisper of juice added back, like a mist of vermouth over a fine martini. Our yeast loves apple juice sugar and eats it all up in the fermenter. Alcohol is all that’s left of its efforts. A completely dry cider is not for the feint of heart and they say it can be used to re-finish furniture. We decided to dial that back a bit.||Grasshop-ah- is an ode to the botanical neighbors and flavors of our favorite grasses and flowers. We’ve married our cider with hops (flowers) and Lemon Grass (uh,.. grass) Apples grow in areas that are also conducive to hop cultivation and Lemon Grass seems to grow anywhere. While this may be heretical to Cider purists we know plenty of folks who love the aroma of hops and think the background of cider makes perfect sense.|
|Ol' Stumpy- is our premium blend of traditional cider apples from New England plus Granny Smith, Jonagold, and cider that's been aged in a chardonnay barrel. These traditional cider apples give Ol' Stumpy an earthy flavor and the tannic mouth-feel that makes you think you're sitting in an old orchard sipping history. |
Radl'ah Session Cider- Our version of an easy drinking cider in the style of German Radlers or English Shandys.
To get the citrusy goodness we use Lemongrass and Lemon Balm.
Coming in at a quaffable 4.25% ABV it's the perfect summer sipper!
|Pearsnickerty- We here at Colorado Cider Company have been accused of being obsessed with detail and of wanting only the finest things. Well, when it comes to our products we certainly are hard to please. Our perry is a perfect example. Made from Colorado pears and aged to (what we consider) perfection. Like our ciders, Pearsnickety is not sweet, but a pear-tastic treat!|
|Uvana- Made with a 50/50 blend of Colorado wine grapes and apples. In Spanish Uva = grape, Manzana = apple, we combined them for UVANA. Delicate fruit flavors, a snappy middle and a dry finish with very few bubbles.||Cherry- A rosé color and a distinctive cherry pucker. This cherry is a unique & dry apple cider enhanced with cherries, not over powered by them.|
Mel (Pome Mel)- The first in our botanical series, it delivers notes of lavendar and rosemary over flavors of honey and tart apples. It finishes clean and dry with hints of its signature herbs.
|Newtown Pippin- A classic American Heirloom Apple originally from Newtown, Long Island. Sometimes called Albermarle Pippin. It has a distinct fruity, some say pineapple aroma. As with all of our ciders this has minimal sweetness bringing out the unique characters of this fine apple.|
695 36 Road, Unit C
Rockslide- crafted from local apples hand picked, pressed, and slowly fermented.
Branch Out Cider- is a local craft cidery in Northern Colorado with a focus on producing a unique and enjoyable alcoholic beverage from local apples. Our value hypothesis: We can create a community network of tree owners that will supply unwanted apples to support a local craft cidery. Our mission is to add value to unwanted apples by creating a network of tree owners to support the production of apple wine that is enjoyable to drink—establishing Northern Colorado as a leader in craft apple wine, Colorado apple production and urban agriculture.
Stem Ciders- An apple a day may keep the doctors away, but here at Stem Ciders, we think that, while you are at it, you may as well make it a good time with a pint of Colorado-grown, Colorado-pressed, Colorado-produced, and Colorado-loved hard cider. We are so excited to be a part of something new and innovative, and we can't wait to introduce you to our carefully crafted hard ciders. At Stem Ciders, every apple is selected and pressed with the intent to bring you an amazing cider experience. We know that once you take one sip of the cool, crisp, refreshing drink there will be rainbows, and puppies, and world peace... or at least a big smile on your face. Come, hang out, have a pint, release your inner Boulder-ite and drink gluten free!
103 Broadway #13
|Orchard Apple Hard Cider- This is our original Hard Cider. Hand Crafted using a perfect blend of organic cider apples. ||Harvest Apple Hard Cider- Hand Crafted using a perfect blend of organic cider apples. A semi-sweet hard cider with a bold and refreshing apple taste. ||Cherry Daze- is hand crafted using a creative blend of local cider apples and is infused with local Montmorency Cherries. Cherry Daze is a crisp semi sweet hard apple cider with a tart cherry flavor. |
|Lazy Daze Lemonade- is made by combining our Orchard Original Hard Cider with one of Big B’s most popular selling juices, our Orchard Recipe Lemonade. It’s a perfect marriage between dry cider, sweet and tart lemonade. Ultra refreshing and amazingly crisp! ||Chester Hoppearcot- is an amazing combination of local Organic Cider Apples, Pears, Apricots, and Cascade Hops. Ciders Apples and Pears are pressed together and fermented in the same tank and then aged in the cellar with apricots and hops in the tank, this infuses amazing fruit and floral flavors and aromas. Chester Hoppearcot is complex; it’s a semi sweet cider, its pear and apple flavors are upstaged by the strong tart apricot flavors and notes of citrus and slightly bitter hops. ||Pear Supply- artisanal farm house hard cider is a blend of local organic pears and apples, fermented together and bottle conditioned. Our recipe uses time honored cider making traditions and is cellar aged to perfection. Pear Supply is semi sweet, the apple and pear combination are well rounded and bursting with ripe pear notes and crisp apple undertones.|
|Grizzly Brand Hard Cider- For over 80 years the Growers Trading and Supply Co. in Hotchkiss Colorado sold millions of lbs of Apples as Grizzly Brand Apples. Big B’s took over this location in 1973 and to pay homage to the Grizzly Brand we created a Hard Cider with historic roots and time honored traditions. Grizzly Brand Hard Cider is aged in used bourbon barrels, it’s unfiltered and bottle conditioned. It’s a crisp and dry cider that’s laced with woody vanilla like tones and finishes with the warmth of fine bourbon. USDA Certified Organic|
Golden City Winery and Golden City Brewery-Golden City Brewery was founded in 1993 by two geologists, Charlie & Janine Sturdavant. They filled the old machine shop behind their historic Golden home with used dairy tanks and Charlie began brewing German-style ales. The tasting room was originally located in the sunroom of their house and provided Red Ale and Pale Ale to the local community in half-gallon growlers and kegs. Since that time, the operation has expanded at the same location (still their home). The carriage house has become the tasting room, the backyard is the beer garden. The brewery is still in the machine shop, but a second level was added inside. All of the old equipment has been replaced with real beer fermenters and a slightly used gas-fired kettle. The brewery produces those now legendary Red & Pale Ales, in addition to a few other brews. There’s a lot going on the our second-oldest brewery in the city, they are turning their considerable talents to producing cider and wine. Golden City Winery is in production, and is now serving up excellent ciders.
The Ice Cave Cider House- True small batch craft made hard cider. We use Colorado orchard pressed cider and fresh natural ingredients for flavoring.
|Alpine Winter- Looking for a heavy cider mulled in your favorite winter flavors? Look no further than the Alpine Winter Cider. A cloudy cider spiced with a wonderful blend of cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, and glove. All natural, less than 2 grams of sugar per 12oz serving, no concentrates and, of course, naturally gluten free!||Alpine Start- Ascending a mountain before dawn to catch the breathless beauty of a summit sunrise is what Colorado is all about. Enjoy Alpine Start as you reminisce about your most recent glorious adventure and plan your next!||Grow A Pear- Pears create the perfect blend of light and fruity cider. With a punch to your taste buds, spoil your senses with the delicious thirst quenching pear cider. |
|Summer Sunset- We proudly present our summer seasonal: Summer Sunset Peach Cider. This cider practically made itself. we took our signature cider blend and added Palisade peaches to taste for the perfect summer evening. It’s not too sweet and has less than 6 grams of sugar per 16 ounce serving. All natural, no concentrates and, of course, naturally gluten free!||Scrappy Apple- Ever grabbed a stick to chase a bear out of your orchard at harvest time? This tart cider with a light dry finish stems from our personal experience and is made from the apples that survived? It’s Scrappy! ||Rafter IPC- The IPC is an American styled hopped hard cider. The hops add a citrusy complexity to the cider, followed by a rounded out hop body. It’s a perfect bait ’n’ switch for beer whenever the mood strikes. |
|Dry Apple- This straightforward, refreshing, and dry cider starts with baked apple and a hint of tea on the nose. The fresh, dry apple flavors in this golden-hued cider combine with a white wine-like minerality from the Winesap apples that make up part of this blend, all followed by a clean, crisp finish.||Dry Ginger- We infuse our Dry Apple cider with Fiji ginger to add refreshing citrus notes and a hint of ginger heat to a tart apple base.||Dry Chokeberry- This unique cider melds wild, piquant berry and cherry aromas with a clean, dry, baked-apple-and-tannic-berry flavor profile. Finishes with a hint of black tea and whole lot of newfound fascination for the aronia genus.|
405 W 1st St
Waldschänke Cider- During a trip to Romanshorn, Switzerland some sixteen years ago Ruth, her father George (both Swiss), and husband John visited the original Waldschenke. Although Ruth had visited many times while growing up, this was John's first taste of Saft (cider). Enchanted by the thought of operating their own cidery, John and Ruth began to make a plan. Knowing that there is a renaissance and growing interest for hard ciders in the US, they decided the timing was right for their own Waldschenke cidery, inspired by it's Swiss heritage and embracing the Colorado community. As we start up our Swiss-inspired Colorado cidery, we have incorporated the modern-day spelling of forest tavern, from Waldschenke to Waldschänke.
4655 Town Center Drive, Suite #130
Colorado Springs, Colorado
39126 Hwy 133
#5 Old Town Square
Fort Collins, Colorado
|Apple- A crisp, balanced cider full of mouthwatering aromas of fresh juicy red apples, and hints of tropical fruit.||Lemon Basil- A light refreshing cider is infused with fresh organic basil and fresh squeezed lemon juice. This is becoming our most requested cider. ||Pumpkin- A beautiful blend of crisp apple cider with a slight orange hue with an aromatic of Pumpkin and Fall spices.|
|Pineapple- A delicate cider with well rounded mouthfeel across the palate. Pronounced ripe Pineapples on the nose with hints of vanilla and butterscotch that linger with the finish.||Spiced Apple Pie- A hand crafted cider perfect for the cool days of fall and Winter. Full aromas of spices and sweet apple pie. This cider is sure to put you into the Holiday spirit.||Bee Hoppy- A refreshing crisp dry hop cider with citrus undertones finished with a kiss of honey. |
|Agave Peach- This unique hand crafted cider marries the rich sweetness of pure organic agave with the chin-dripping juiciness of a tree ripened peach. |
350 Terry St. Ste 130
Infinite Monkey Theorem- Opened in 2008 in Denver, Colorado, The Infinite Monkey Theorem is an urban winery operated by one mad scientist working out of a back alley in the RiNo Art District of Denver. We buy the best grapes and we make ridiculously good wine. When we started the winery, we decided to focus on the variables that really mattered: using the best grapes, harvesting them at their peak, nurturing each batch of juice as it became our wine, and getting to know the people who drink it. We also decided to get rid of the variables that don’t matter: the vineyard location, the rolling hills, and the tasting room covered in granite and marble. We began experimenting with perry/cider when we obtained our first couple tons of Palisade, Colorado pears in 2012. Using a very neutral yeast we fermented the perry dry. Although, it wasn't bad it had a tough time selling. We came up with the dry hop addition idea. Once we added the hops, the perry being so dry, all the focus went to these bright tropical fruity flavors. People loved it and have been buying it like crazy.
|Alma- A semi-sweet cider with rich floral apple blossom aromas. Juicy and balanced with a tart finish.||Nona- An off-dry cider, seductively bittersweet and bright with delicate honey aromas and a tangy finish.||Ginger- A medium-dry cider infused with fresh organic ginger root. Festively spiced, with a clean lemony finish. |
|Ella- A medium-dry India Pale Cider. Ella and Azacca hops impart aromas of pineapple and tropical fruit that meld into green apple flavors with a clean, crisp, and mildly bitter finish.||Lila- An elegant, off-dry cider infused with Colorado lavender, local honey, juniper berries, and rose hips. Fragrant floral aromas and a touch of honey finish with an earthy dryness.||Ruby- A true wild fermentation done in French Oak Cabernet barrels with sour Colorado grown Montmorency Cherries, for a tart and delicious unexpected twist on cider.|
|Rita- A medium-dry cider, infused with pineapple and subtle roasted green Pueblo chiles. With a hint of heat and lime in the finish, a true summer sipper.||Wassail- Organic Ginger and Cranberries artfully blended with tart fermented cider. We “dry hop” with whole stick Sri Lankan True Cinnamon for a true winter warmer with clove and subtle citrus notes.||Chamomile High- dry cider infused with Egyptian Chamomile. Herbal tea characteristics and a soft flowery aroma meld beautifully with fermented cider. Used and endorsed by Denver Broncos fans to calm nerves during Peyton’s injury, prior to winning Super Bowl 50.|
141 South Main St. Unit C
CooperSmith's Pub & Brewing- Since its modest beginning in 1989 as Fort Collins’ first brewpub, Smith has grown his company to employ 120 workers. Tucked into the heart of Old Town Fort Collins, CooperSmith's offers a distinct alternative in eating & drinking establishments. We invite you to enjoy both our poolside and pubside.
2875 Blake St. Unit C
Summit Hard Cider & Perry Company and Scumpy's Cider Bar- A hard cider bar with hot sandwiches and sweet treats. They offer a wide array of ciders and sell their our own Summit Cider varieties fermented on site.
Haykin Family Cider- was born on Halloween in 2013. After a trip to the farmer's market they thought it might be fun to make their own cider. Daniel and Talia Haykin put up their first batch of cider using pasteurized local apple juice. It was awful. Throughout the next three years, Daniel refined his technique, learning so much about apples, yeast, carbonation, etc. until he got to a point where he was creating award winning, unique cider from locally grown Colorado apples. More of a sparkling apply champagne, Haykin Family Ciders are bubbly and refreshing.
Talbott’s Cider Company- In 1907 our great-great-great grandfather Joseph Evan Yeager pursued his dream of moving west and settled in the high altitude scenic Grand Valley of Colorado’s Western Slope. Joe’s granddaughter caught the eye of a young cattleman from a neighboring county and upon their marriage, our great-grandmother welcomed Harry Talbott, our great- grandfather and founder of Talbott Farms into the fruit-growing business. Over the decades, our company has continued to expand orchard and vineyard production and packing and processing for markets throughout the nation. In 1983 we constructed our first cider mill in the building that now serves as our retail market. As production increased in the 1990s, we built a larger cider mill that currently meets production demands. Today, in the same pioneering spirit embraced by Joseph Yeager over a century ago Christopher Leader and I (Charles Talbott) have launched Talbott’s Cider Company producing Hard Ciders so that we can show “the boys” what the sixth generation brings to the table! We are committed to maintaining a standard of quality that will serve you with premium refreshing ciders. It is our sincere hope that you enjoy the cider and the friends with whom you share it. Stay Calm and Cider on!
250 S. Grand Mesa Drive
21180 Fruitgrowers Road
St. Vrain Cidery- We are a craft hard-cider company & all cider tap house, started by three friends with a vision to create a Colorado cider destination. We are pouring 24 taps of hard cider made from cideries all over the state, along with 6 ciders of our own. Our tap offerings range from dry to sweet and are infused with everything from vanilla to lemon. The best part? All the ciders are gluten-free.
Compass Cider- makes it's home in Old Town Fort Collins, CO USA! Compass Ciders are craft premium products that truly exemplify the creativity and innovation happening in the American Cider movement. Working in close partnership with Blossomwood Cidery, Compass will ensure that our customers who are looking for the highest quality locally made Ciders and Perry will have the widest selection of premium beverages readily available. The Compass Cider Lounge, the flagship tasting room for Blossomwood and Compass Ciders offers a paired small plate menu prepared by Executive Chef David Daggett to enhance the tasting experience.
Colorado The Cyder Market hard cider information for cider makers and drinkers in Colorado.
|Handlebar Hard Cider- Our flagship brew. Handlebar Batch 3 just ran out but not to worry, ’49er Session Cider was just put on and Handlebar Batch 4 is fermenting away and will be available in a few weeks! Handlebar is a crisp and delicious balance of sweet and dry made from three simple ingredients: 100% USA Apples, Pure Cane Sugar & Yeast. Naturally Gluten-free.||Imperial Hard Cider- Be careful. 10.5% ABV with a slightly dry finish and refreshing aftertaste. But watch that 10.5–it’ll bite ya back. CANA, our Red Wine Barrel Aged Imperial Cider is on tap now! Extra-Anejo Tequila barrels just arrived from Mexico were also just filled with Imperial Batch 3. Yee haw!||Old Mine Citra Hopped- Like a dry wine with complex flavors. The apple character marries with the added fruit to create a balanced flavor.|
|Old Mine Barrel Blend #1- A brewer's favorite. Aged hard cider in red wine barrels with cherries and an extra splash of Handlebar Hard Cider to sweeten the finish.||Old Mine Proper Handlebar- Like a dry wine with complex flavors. The apple character marries with the added fruit to create a balanced flavor.||Old Mine Vanilla Bourbon- Presenting our Handlebar Hard Cider with the wondrous flavors of pure Madagascar Vanilla Beans and a hint of bourbon. Spectacular experience for your tastebuds!|
Clear Fork Cider- We find apples in old orchards around Colorado for the cider we make. The apples for our 2017 releases came from Lakewood, Lewis, Crawford, and Arriola, Colorado, some from hundred-year-old orchards, some from an orchard destined to be plowed under to make way for a housing development. We like apples from old, neglected orchards like those Montezuma County, near Cortez, where we work closely with a local non-profit to source juice from vintage and heirloom varieties to make our metaMORPhic Blend. We know precisely - down to the tree in some cases - where almost all of our apples come from, and probably picked most of them ourselves. We look for apples that are natural-- not sprayed, fertilized, or treated with pesticides. We add wild seedlings like Pitts' Bitter, Full Field Five, and Bitter Pew to the mix of dessert and cider-specific apples. Seedlings add spice, variety, and tannins. Then we make cider the way it has been made for a long time, letting the apples express their true nature and the place they were grown. Our ciders will vary from year to year, as conditions in the orchards shift and the availability of certain apples changes. We are dependent upon favorable weather and work closely with farmers and orchardists to manage pests without resorting to sprays and pesticides.
|Perennial Dry- is a gift of the seasons – apple trees whose fruit are nurtured through summer, pressed in fall, and aged through winter for your enjoyment each spring. Crisp, with a hint of honey and fresh melon, this dry, bottle-conditioned cider should be chilled and poured gently off the lees. ||Tempting Sun- arises from apples of the early harvest — tempted to maturity in the summer sun. This delicate blend of early season apples yields a bright, dry cider with a sharp finish only sun-soaked apples can express.||Harvest Hop- is an endeavor to pair our locally-sourced apples and honey with the hand-selected hops from our friends at Niwot Hops. This collaboration is bottle-conditioned to bring forth the aromatic cascade hops grown just down the road. Drink this one slowly… take a moment to enjoy the relaxing complexity of this dry-hopped wine.|
Big B's Organic Juices- Our family runs Big B's Juices in the heart of the majestic North Fork Valley of Colorado. This tiny mountain valley with high elevation, crisp, thin air, Rocky Mountain water, cold nights and warm days produces some of the finest fruits in the world. Our Mission is to make the highest quality, best tasting, local and organic juices and beverages. Our aim is to support sustainable agriculture while having a positive impact on our customers, our suppliers, our employees, our community, and our families.
|Meridian- A sharp, dry cider made from 100% Western Slope apples with a pleasant aroma and a golden color. ||11-Stitches- Barrel Aged Bourbon Cider-Blend if culinary and cider apples from our Blossomwood orchard.||La Mesa- A mild, light bodied fermented pineapple beverage in the traditional style from central Mexico. |
|Sailor's Sour- We rest this semi-sweet Cider made from Colorado Fruit on fresh Lemon Zest and wildflowers. This straw colored Cider has strong floral notes, and a clean Lemon tartness with a hint of vanilla.||Tempest Cherry-Lychee- Colorado Apples fermented to a crisp dry finished then barreled on Western Slope cherries.||Deviation- Columbus bittering hops and Crystal Malt are the keys to this dry, crisp, and clean Cider. You'll pick up on the scent of citrus, hops, and taste notes of a fine single-malt Scotch Whisky on the finish. NOT GLUTEN FREE|
Colorado Common Hard Cider- We started small... really small. One batch at a time to be exact. Now we plan on going big and bringing Colorado our hand-crafted golden cider. Fresh apples, care, and little bit laughter are what fills our brewery and makes our cider one of kind. Colorado Common is a premium cider that comes in a convenient package. It is as comfortable at a Denver Broncos tailgate as it is cuddled by the fireplace at a snowy ski lodge. Crisp, refreshing, and satisfying are what make Colorado Common the perfect choice for your outing.
The Cyder Market hard cider information for cider makers and drinkers in Colorado.
Outlier Cellars and Fenceline Cider- Making great cider starts with quality fruit and finishes with fantastic people. At Fenceline Cider, we’re lucky to have both. Sown along the Colorado Plateau, Fenceline is dedicated to reviving America’s cider tradition, working with historic local orchards to build quality cider from the apple up. Set at the base of the La Plata Mountains, our apples grow amidst the upper tributaries of the mighty Colorado River, flourishing in Montezuma County’s rich soil and arid climate. They are the foundation of our artisan cider, undergoing cold, slow fermentation to allow for a drier, more delicate apple flavor often lost in the sugar-packed alternatives lining the shelf at local liquor stores. We believe roots are important, which is why we source our apples from local growers that have perfected their craft over generations. With varietals that date back nearly 100 years, we build ciders that echo the classic potables of England and France from the cradle of our mountain community, establishing Southwest Colorado on the international cider map.
174 Washington St, Unit C
Talisman Farm is a small farm in northern Boulder County, Colorado, on the north side of the little town of Hygiene. Talisman is our name for it. The locals know it as "the old Wisecup place", after the folks who owned it from the 50's to the 80's. Our land has been farmed since the late 1800's. It was probably originally part of a railroad land grant. The original farmhouse was built in 1903. The farm was operated as a small dairy for a while, possibly as recently as the 1960's. In recent decades the farm was allowed to fall into disrepair. We're trying to restore and maintain the old buildings (all of which are more than 50 years old) before they fall down. We feel it's important to preserve this little corner of Boulder County's rural character. We've a keen interest in cider (hard cider, that is!). I am slowly planting apple trees, primarily of English cider varieties. My goal is not just to produce cider, but to determine which cider apples grow well in this area, and how the traditional characteristics of these apples are altered by our climate and soil. After years of amateur cider production, a cooperative effort with Medovina meadery in Niwot led to the first commercial cider made from our apples, harvested in 2007, with the cider released in 2008.
|Apple Dry: White grape, cherry, and apple flavors blend nicely to balance out the crisp acidity.||Apple Semi Dry: Orange and apple blossom fragrance and flavors are followed by a clean finish.||Apple Sweet: Imagine a candy apple in liquid form. A subtle clove and rich caramel flavor leave your palate lightly coated with sweetness. |
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Climb Hard Cider Co.- we are sourcing pasteurized juices from various companies to make the majority of our clear hard ciders. We are making a traditional hard cider from cold pressed organic apples that were grown on the western slope. This juice is not filtered or pasteurized so produces a hard cider that is not clear (traditional hard cider). We do not currently have the equipment to mill and press our own apple juice. Eventually, we will purchase our own processing equipment and make our own juice in-house. Our goal is to produce artisan hard cider with freshly pressed apple juice from apples grown entirely in Colorado with our own equipment. This might involve buying some property and planting the crab apple varieties that are not grown here, and are necessary for the production of traditional tart hard cider. We are eager to travel the paths our customers' ideas and insight will lead us down. Our future will be sculpted by our customers—it's exciting because you can never predict where they will take you. Join us in this journey, and we promise the experience will be worth it.
920 1/2 12th St
|Fenceline Draft Cider- Our classic blend featuring last season’s apple crop. We carefully select the highest quality fruit, and then use the cool fall days to slowly ferment a draught cider that is both delicate and refreshing. Our draft cider is slightly effervescent, dry, and known for its light apple phenolics.||Fenceline Reserve- When it comes to our Fenceline Reserve, we take the high road at every fork. Made exclusively with fruit from Southwest Colorado, the Fenceline Reserve sets itself apart with a healthy addition of Dolgo crabapples, a difficult apple to pick that delivers in flavor, color, and character.||Barrel Aged Cider- Our personal favorite. Our Barrel Aged Cider starts with hand selected fruit from wild seedling and select historic orchard fruit. After fermenting the cider in neutral wine barrels, we rack and store it in a quiet corner of the cellar, where it matures and gains much of its complexity and character.|
|2017 Winter Banana- This is an old fashioned American apple that showcases prominent green-apple tartness against banana and subtle tropical notes. ||2017 Fuji- Delicate, cotton candy sweetness with a clean finish. A very drinkable cider with low tartness.||2017 Summer- On the Front Range, summer apples ripen in July and August. Their flavors tend toward a lively and sprightly acidity. This cider is evocative of summer with bright fruity notes of vanilla and fresh apple. This blend includes dozens of summer varieties, Including William’s Pride, Akane, Pristine, Sansa, Redfree and others. |
|2017 Akane- is a Japanese apple that is also known as ‘Tokyo Rose.’ The apple’s flavor is strongly floral, which persists through the fermentation process. This cider is rich, fruit forward, and complex, with subtle caramel notes. ||2017 Early Fall- This cider is made from apples that ripen in early fall at Masonville Orchards. There are dozens of varieties of apples in this blend including Wolf River, Lamb abbey Pearmain, Kinderkrisp, Cortland and others. The cider is rich and creamy with soft and round fruity qualities.|