Georgia, located in the southeastern United States, and was established in 1732, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies. Named after King George II of Great Britain, Georgia is the 24th most extensive and the 8th most populous of the 50 United States. From 2007 to 2008, 14 of Georgia's counties ranked among the nation's 100 fastest-growing, second only to Texas.Georgia is known as the Peach State and the Empire State of the South.The state of Georgia has approximately 250 tree species and 58 protected plants. Georgia's native trees include red cedar, a variety of pines, oaks, maples, cypress, sweetgumand scaly-bark and white hickories. Palmettos and other subtropical flora are found in the southern and coastal regions. Yellow jasmine, and mountain laurel make up just a few of the flowering shrubs in the state.Widespread farms produce peanuts, corn, and soybeans across middle and south Georgia. The state is the number one producer of pecans in the world, with the region around Albany in southwest Georgia being the center of Georgia's pecan production. Gainesville in northeast Georgia touts itself as the Poultry Capital of the World. Georgia's agricultural outputs include poultry and eggs, pecans, peaches, cotton, peanuts, rye, cattle, hogs, dairy products, turfgrass, timber, particularly pine trees, tobacco and vegetables. Georgia also has 15 apple orchards registered, mostly located in the northwestern part of the state, and 4 hard cider producers.
Atlanta Hard Cider Co.- produces 100% fresh-pressed, gluten-free hard cider. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, we offer a handcrafted, all-natural beverage that you can feel good about drinking. We are launching with three delicious flavors: crisp apple, ginger and pomegranate. Our founder got his cider education from Oregon State. After much research, ie cider tastings, he decided to take cider making best practices from European and Pacific Northwestern cider masters and bring them to the South. Now, we are level-one certified by United States Association of Cider Makers. When you choose artisanal ciders, you can taste the difference.
|Treehorn Dry Cider- Crafted in Marietta, Ga., using only local apples juiced at season’s peak, Treehorn’s original flagship fine cider is crisp, refreshing and pleasantly sweet–never cloying–with a dry finish. Five hand-picked varieties of apples including Stayman Winesap and Arkansas Black, chosen for their complex flavors and tannins, give Treehorn Cider its characteristic tart apple and citrus aroma, a bright and lively mouthfeel and a soft mineral finish with focused acidity. We’re serious about our cider, which is fermented in the classic tradition and allowed to mature for at least six weeks.||Ginger Reserve- Our first seasonal offering comes just in time to enjoy by the fire this Winter (if it ever gets cold enough to have a fire this year). Treehorn's trademark dry, crisp and refreshing locally-sourced cider infused with the bite and rich, subtle heat of fresh Peruvian ginger.|
|Hoppy Little Trees- Made with a lager yeast and steeped with an aromatic hop blend, Hoppy Little Trees bridges the gap between cider and beer. The yeast gives the cider a crisp, tart apple base, while the hops infuse the cider with aromas of pine, grapefruit, tropical fruits, and floral notes.||El Treeablo- Treehorn kicks it up a notch with its limited release three-chile cider. Infused with habañero, jalapeño, and Hatch chiles harvested and roasted at the peak of the season. El Treeablo has just the right amount of heat, perfectly balanced by its tart, lightly sweet apple cider character.|
|Original Craft Cider- Our original cider is dry, yet crisp, with subtle notes of apple sweetness, the way traditional European-style cider is designed to go down. Crafted from bittersweet apples and with less than .5% residual sugar, it boasts of tannic and acidic notes. For a real taste of the old country, pour yourself a glass and enjoy. ||Classic Craft Cider- Composed to be refreshing and pleasant with bright apple notes, this delicious symphony inspired by Georgia’s sweet charm will make your senses sing. It’s best accompanied with a light meal or snack, dessert, or interesting conversation. ||Barrel-aged Craft Cider- Our hand-pressed apple juice is slowly fermented with champagne yeast, then aged to perfection in Nicaraguan rum barrels. Hints of brown sugar, woody vanilla and oak notes play in this dry, sturdy sip. A perfect complement to those moments you want to slow down a little to soak up the memory.|
|Crisp Apple- Bursting with a juicy apple taste, this lightly sweet cider is crisp and refreshing with a smooth finish. Made from a special blend of apples to create an easy drinking cider; it’s like biting into the perfect juicy red apple.||Ginger- The perfect balance of sweet and spicy. This bold cider will invigorate your palate with freshly crushed organic ginger root to create a crisp and spicy cider that is balanced and refreshing.||Pomegranate- Crafted with fresh pressed apple juice and pomegranate juice. This softly tart cider is the best of both worlds; at the start, softly sweet; tart and tangy on the finish.|
1283 Marietta Boulevard NW
Mercier Orchards- nestled in the north Georgia mountains, is a family owned and operated apple orchard. Started back in 1943 by Bill & Adele Mercier, Mercier Orchards is now celebrating 69 years of fruitful harvests. Here at Mercier Orchards, we've been making apple cider for a long time. We pasteurize it and seal it in glass bottles and we also flash pasteurize it and put it in plastic jugs. Making good cider is something that we are known for and the quality of our cider is unmatched. Just recently, we decided to venture into hard cider. After we finally got everything up and running at the beginning of 2012, we got the ball rolling.
8660 Blue Ridge Drive
Blue Ridge, Georgia
Treehorn Cider- We love talking and thinking about cider, and above all making cider that you can drink with any meal, any time. It’s become our passion, and we can’t wait to share it with Atlanta. Refreshing cider starts with really good juice. Not artificially flavored, generic juice, but juice from just-picked apples, bursting with flavor. Treehorn uses fresh-pressed juice from regional orchards, we’re committed to apples grown as close to Atlanta as possible – no more than 150 miles away. We believe supporting local agriculture is good for sustainability, the economy of our state, the environment, and most of all our taste buds. Fresh tastes good for a reason. So that magic that happens to turn juice into cider? It’s a little bit like making wine. You need yeast, really big tanks and time to make the cider perfect.
The Cyder Market hard cider information for cider makers and drinkers in Georgia.
1395 South Marietta Pkwy SE, Bldg 100, Suite 130
Georgia The Cyder Market hard cider information for cider makers and drinkers in Georgia.
1465 Howell Mill Road
|Grumpy Granny- Hard Cider made w Granny Smith Apples||Old #3- natural hard apple cider||Adele's Choice- takes off the hat to Mrs. Mercier.|
|Apple Bramble- Cider back sweetened with Black Berries||Just Peachy- sweet and juicy ||Lone Tree- Very dry cider made from Pink Lady apples.|
|Black Bee- Arkansas Black apples with a touch of clover honey that adds a great smooth back note.||Rock Steady Red- One of our newest hard cider additions, our Rock Steady Red is made from a blend of our own ripened strawberries and apples.|
Urban Tree Cidery- Atlanta’s first cidery set to open this fall. Urban Tree will bring Atlanta a traditional and proven beverage product fortifying the roots of good taste. Family--‐owned and operated, Urban Tree Cidery is approximately 4,500 square feet and is located in Midtown’s Westside. Urban Tree Cidery will offer two traditional ciders regularly as well as seasonal creations. The perfect setting for a special event, Urban Tree will crush and produce on--‐site.