Where To Find/Buy Cider-- Most small to medium-sized cider makers offer tasting and buying options at their cidery, thus an excellent reason to take a road trip as you will see from the state maps many are located within a reasonable driving distance in each state. Cider producers with sufficient volume and contacts to sell their products beyond their cidery typically include notices at their website on how/where to locate their ciders by state/region and even at specific retailers and restaurants. Additionaly, they may sell their cider online for direct shipment to those fortunate enough to live where those shipments are legal.
If you seek a particular cider and are unable to drive to the Local cidery, then suggest you first check their website to see if they have a State-Wide, Regional or National reach and if there is a retailer in your area, or if they have a Direct online option at the cidery, and/or check using the cider type at some of the major online wine/beer ecommerce sites to see if they carry that particular cider. As important, also ask your local wine/beer retailer about the cider you seek since while they may not carry a specific cider they may be able to obtain it through one of their distributors. The more customers request a specific cider from a retailer the more likely the retailer is to begin carrying that cider and others for customers to buy and try.
We indicate those cider makers that have a greater presence using the color-coded bars above for:
LOCAL - local-only at their cidery and in the immediate area
STATE-WIDE - available more broadly at retailers and restaurants in their state
REGIONAL - interstate which usually includes adjacent regional states
NATIONAL - nationally and generally widely available
DIRECT - online order from the cidery to states where direct shipment is legal
TASTING ROOM - there is an on-site tasting room or other retail operation to visit
Note- we will not yet be listing specific retailers or ecommerce sites for each cider as we lack the sophisticated search tools to ensure all are fairly identified-- but we are working on it. Additionally, a number of major "Regional" or "National" cider producers do not have "Direct" online sales but their products are sold widely online "Direct" by various beer and/or wine ecommerce retailers.
Please assist in making these pages as complete as possible by emailing information about any cider maker not listed at Contact.
The Domestic Cider pages compile information and links to all the identified cider makers in the USA with an Internet presence, and to other smaller cider makers as those are discovered. If you are looking to Find cider for a day's outing and tasting or Buy hard cider locally or online then click on one of the 45 States and the District of Columbia listed here with over 700 makers and over 2500 distinctly different cider types available. Of note, the cider types listed are based on best available information, they may and do change often as the producers alter their offerings, so as a final step please check directly with them using the makers' link. Click on the state-specific names on the sides to access the lists. Also see the USA Cider Makers A to Z list.
As each state has different laws and policies governing the classification and naming of cider (typically based on the ABV or percentage of total alcohol content), which vary most often between defining cider as a "beer" or "wine", we will include both pure fruit cider producing cideries and wineries/breweries that make a fruit-based cider and/or an apple wine and meaderies with an apple cyser like cider.
Domestic Cider The Cyder Market hard cider information for cider makers and drinkers in the USA.
Note- The Cyder Market, LLC does not endorse and is not responsible for the content on external web sites. These links are provided as examples for your use in finding cider. All logo images are screen shots courtesy of the producers'/organizations' website.
The Cyder Market hard cider information for cider makers and drinkers in the USA.