THE CIDERS- 19 cider styles, to include:
|Emanation Apple- Our house cider is a blend of traditional cider and eating apples with notes of stone fruit and tropics. Clean and tart finish.||Apples of the Hops- Dry hopped with NC grown Canadian Red Vine Hops. Lemony upfront with an herbaceous finish.||Cidecar- Our house cider fermented with lemon and orange zest. Perfectly bitter and balanced.|
|Good Neighbors- Muscadine cider like you've never had before.||Collusion Tequila Barrel- Tropical notes with a touch of smoke and hint of sweetness.||Hip Hop- rose hips, dry hop|
James Creek Ciderhouse- makes premium craft ciders from Southern heirloom and cider apple varieties grown in our orchards in Moore County, North Carolina. We planted about 50 vintage apple trees in the winter of 2009 and now have 5+ acres with over 50 varieties of apples, including such Southern favorites as Kinnaird’s Choice, American Golden Russett, Red Limbertwig, Hewe’s Crab, Blacktwig, Stayman and Yates. Each harvest yields a distinctive blend of apples, characterized by the spring rains, summer suns, and cool autumn evenings in the orchards that year. We crush the apples, press out the juice and ferment it in small batches. Then we blend these batches to create our signature New World Heritage ciders: Summer Gold, Harvest Moon, and Russets & ‘Twigs.
315 Thurmond PO Road
Thurmond, North Carolina
|Mandarina Sangria- A sangria-inspired cider with layers of tangerine, lemongrass, and stone fruit. This cider is full flavored, yet crisp!||Rum Barrel- Spiced cider is aged in rum barrels for 8 months.|
|Green Glory- This aggressively hopped cider has tons of Citra and Centennial, creating a grapefruit and piney flavor from start to finish.||Barrel Bruiser- A blackberry/blueberry cider aged in bourbon barrels.|
New Belgium Brewing Company- is a craft brewery located in Fort Collins, Colorado. It was opened in 1991 by Jeff Lebesch and Kim Jordan. In 2011, it produced 712,800 barrels of its various labels. As of 2012, it was the third-largest craft brewery and eighth-largest overall brewery in the United States. New Belgium completed constructing a 100,000 square-foot distribution center and tasting room in 2016 in Asheville, North Carolina. It will distribute 500,000 barrels per year that are scheduled to be brewed at the Asheville, North Carolina brewery, employing 140 people between the two facilities. New Belgium cider is currently canning in Vermont, with the help of renowned cider maker, Woodchuck. The apples, are New York and New England apples. In the future, the brewery would like to use all local North Carolina apples.
165 Piney Creek Road
Lansing, North Carolina
Younts Wine Farm- is a family owned vineyard and garagiste style winery in Walnut Cove, NC with sales at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market, Colfax, NC.
McRitchie Winery and Ciderworks is primarily a wine producer. However in addition to our estate vineyards, we source additional grapes, and the apples for our ciders from the best growers in the Yadkin Valley. Our growers do an outstanding job of nurturing their fruit and we are deeply grateful to them for all their hard work. The style of McRitchie Hard Cider is similar to that traditionally found in the Brittany region of northern France, a sharp, dry, brilliantly clear sparkling beverage. Our apples are handpicked at an orchard located in the Brushy Mountains of North Carolina. Each blend is selected from a variety of heritage mountain apples with the goal of creating a structured, elegant cider that captures the essence of a fresh picked apple. This is a true artisanal product of North Carolina.
|Sweet English- An unfiltered, medium sweet cider with distinct flavors of pressed apple cider.||Ginger Champagne- Cider fermented with a champagne style yeast, infused with ginger, and double filtered. Dry and spicy!||Dry Ridge- A lightly sparked medium dry cider. Crisp & refreshing.|
|Hopped Cider- Dry hopped with Simcoe.||Apple Brut- Extra dry.||Sidra Del Diablo- Infused with smoked habanero and vanilla |
Sycamore Brewing- Our aim at Sycamore Brewing is simple: use the freshest ingredients possible and brew all-natural, extraordinarily tasty craft beer. We have proud roots in Charlotte, North Carolina, and after humbly perfecting some of our favorite recipes over the last decade, we are incredibly excited to share them with you. If you love good beer as much as we do, we hope you'll enjoy a pint of our craft beer.
2535 Red Hill Church Road
Whitakers, North Carolina 27891-8975
450 Fowler Rd
Walnut Cove, North Carolina
Chatham Cider Works: small batch, sparkling hard cider- Our hard cider is made from farm-sourced NC apples and bottle-conditioned for natural effervescence. This is a natural product and may be cloudy.
245 Clanton Road
Charlotte, North Carolina
|Pomona- 6.2% ABV. Named after the 17th century cider treatise dedicated to the Roman goddess of the harvest, Pomona is a rich, semi-dry cider. A subtle bouquet of apple blossom and vanilla precedes a buttery, full body that ebbs into a bright semi-dry finish.||The Dreadnought- 5.8%. A scrumpy made in the style of the English West Country in which the whole apples are fermented rather than just the juice, and only with the wild yeasts of the apples. The Dreadnought has a deceptively sweet nose of honeysuckle and freshly-cut hay, preceding an assertive dryness. This rough and raucous Scrumpy will toil all day and ravish all night. ||Good Queen Bess- 6.5% ABV. A blend of cider and lavender mead, named for Queen Elizabeth I, who loved lavender. |
|The Saxon- 6.0% ABV. This cider is our homage to the dry apfelwein of Germany, found in the Sachsenhausen district of Frankfurt (Sachsenhausen translates to Saxons' houses). Dry and austere.||Charlemagne- 5.8% ABV. Charlemagne is a semi-sweet, unfiltered cider, featuring a rich, hazy body and a floral bouquet punctuated by notes of quince and caramel. ||Zephyrus- 6.2% ABV. Our spring cider, made with candied orange peel and fresh ginger, named for the west wind that brings in the spring. Zephyrus offers a velvety orange-oil caress followed by a spicy, connecting slap of ginger. |
117 Southside Dr.
Charlotte, North Carolina
|The Standard Bearer- Clean. Crisp. Dry. The everyday, everybody cider. Whether you’re leading the way into battle or bringing up the rear, this is the cider for all. Our flagship cider is straight ahead, crisp, and refreshing. The dry finish leaves you thirsty for more. 7.5% ABV||The Village Tart- Cherry. Crisp. Tart. She’s everything you’d expect. Sweet like a cherry and sharp as a tack, she puts a luster on the dullest mood. Tart montmorency cherries meld with tart apples for a delightful addition to any occasion. Just sweet enough. ||The Journeyman- Our Fall Seasonal. Made with cranberry, oranges, habaneros, and cinnamon.|
|The Golden Arrow- This noble vagabond shoots straight for your thirst and always hits his mark. Packing a one-two punch of spicy raw ginger and candied ginger smoothness, he aims to please. And he's always there right when you need him most!||The Spice Merchant- Exotic and full of promise, she journeys far and wide to bring you a bounty of mysterious spices from distant lands. Cinnamon, Cardamon, Tea and Cloves with a semi-sweet finish. But don't mistake her alluring smile for a lack of strength--she commands respect! Made with AppalaChai! tea.||The Blue Bard- Wild Blueberries, Wildflower Honey and a touch of Rosemary|
Noble Cider Hard cider was America’s first craft beverage. Noble Cider is Western North Carolina’s first hard cider. Naturally gluten free, our semi-dry hard cider is made from local apples and hand-crafted in Asheville, North Carolina. Founded in Beer City, USA and NC’s Apple Country, Noble brings together NC’s rich history of agriculture with this region’s exciting craft beverage industry. At Noble Cider, we don’t use any artificial colors, artificial flavors, or artificial smells (like ‘apple essence’) that are often found in commercial brands. We keep it ‘true to the core’ by using 100% local apples to make delicious and refreshing craft ciders. From tree to tap, we are involved in every step of the process. Noble Cider is True to the Core.
Asheville, North Carolina
Bull City Ciderworks- was organized in early 2013 by a group of friends with a passion and respect for quality, sustainability and craft beverages. Creating the finest handcrafted beverages and spirits in a sustainable format from locally and regionally sourced ingredients. Our goal is to become one of preeminent craft beverage producers in North Carolina and ultimately the mid-Atlantic region, with a rigorous focus on responsibility and sustainability from harvest to consumption. Bull City Ciders are crafted using single orchard apples from Perry Lowe Orchards, a sixth generation orchard in the foothills of NC. The apples for each cider are pressed, blended and fermented using gluten-free yeast cultures. The finished hard cider contains residual sugar from the apples, not back-sweetened with high fructose corn syrup, for a naturally delicious flavor that's not overly sweet. We don't dose sulfur post-fermentation for a gluten-free, sulfite-free hard cider. We source all other ingredients (tea, hops, honey, etc.) locally whenever possible.
305 S Roxboro St.
Durham, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
|Strawberry-Hibiscus Cider (AKA JMON)- ABV 7.9%Hard apple cider with fermented strawberries spiced with generous amounts of hibiscus, ginger, citrus, jalapenos, and a hint of cinnamon. ||Watermelon Wine (AKA Watermelon Cider)- ABV 9.9%Made from eastern NC watermelons and flavored with a little bit of lime. It's a delicious funky semi-sweet slightly sour watermelon adult beverage. ||Holiday Spice- ABV 6.9%/6% sweetened. Made with our special blend of mulling spices including cinnamon, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, and cardamom. A spiced English style dry cider with an American twist-hints of cinnamon, fresh ginger root, vanilla, and citrus on the nose and finishing with a dry and crisp taste. |
|Batch #6 and #8 The Devil's Richard (Jalapeno Cider)- ABV 6.9% A dry, tart cider complemented with just the right amount of heat so you don't forget you are drinking a beverage infused with fresh jalapenos from our garden. ||JBYRD- 750 pounds of blueberries from morris blueberry farm Bridgeton NC, apples from the Appalachian mountains, plus citrus and spices.||Category 5- Apple cider fermented with strawberries, blueberries, watermelons, a generous amount of hibiscus with a little bit of ginger, mint, and cinnamon. |
Fishing Creek Hard Cider- Named for my great-grandfather, Mr. L.L. (Lyman Latham) Draughon (pronounced "drawn") and the beautiful creek that cradles the property, our cider business operates out of a couple of old grain bins on the eight-generation family farm down in Edgecombe County, N.C. After making cider, both sweet and hard for years, we have gone commercial. Made entirely from fresh North Carolina apples, the cider is naturally sparkling and is a little like champagne, with an alcohol content of about 8.5%. Please try some just as soon as you can!
Red Clay Ciderworks- Charlotte's first hard cider producer, crafting small batch ciders from apples sourced right here in North Carolina. Making quality hard cider from local ingredients, supporting our local and regional growers and getting involved with our local community while reigniting the passion behind cider that once made it America's favorite beverage.
|Side Trip Cider- Dry Cider, Fermented with fresh-pressed apples, this crisp cider opens up with a fresh apple and tropical fruit aroma, and delivers an invigoratingly tart apple bite.||Side Trip Cider- Semi-Dry Cider, Fermented with fresh-pressed apples, this crisp cider boasts a fruity, floral apple aroma, and balances light sweetness with a refreshingly tart snap in the finish.|
GoodRoad CiderWorks- Brian Beauchemin and Kevin Martin are aspiring to bring artisan ciders and small batch meads to the Charlotte market through GoodRoad CiderWorks.
588 Chestnut Gap Road
Hendersonville, North Carolina
105 Persimmon Hill Lane
Cedar Grove, North Carolina
356 New Leicester Hwy
Asheville, North Carolina
21 Craven Street
Asheville, North Carolina
749 Chestnut Gap Road
Hendersonville, North Carolina
Blackwater Cider- Authentic handcrafted NC dry hard cider. Made with fresh NC apples. Brewed in small batches - and coming to a store near you!
Black Mountain Ciderworks- is a small family business that striving to bring you craft cider made in the traditional way. We chop and press local apples into the juice that becomes our cider, fermenting in small batches (rather than procure already-pressed juice from another source). This allows us to have complete creative dominance over all of our beverages; we know every single apple in our cider. On a trip to England a few years ago, we visited a town called Battle, enticed by the historical 1066 Battle of Hastings and William the Conqueror. There we attended a street fair where we drank real, country-style cider made from 100% apple juice. It was dry, still, and stood in contrast to the syrupy-sweet commercial brands sold in the English pubs and in much of the American market. We realized then that cider doesn't have to taste like artificially-flavored apple candy; when made with 100% juice and without concentrates, “natural” flavors, high fructose corn syrup, or other undesirables, cider is a pure yet complex, palatable delight. This experience inspires us as we craft our own North Carolina ciders.
163 Boone Creek Dr
Boone, North Carolina
172 US Highway 1
Cameron, North Carolina
2161 Hawkins St
Charlotte, North Carolina
|Rose' Cider- A rose' style cider.||Wild Blossom Cider-||Brut Cider-|
|Wild Blossom Strawberry Basil Cider-||Wild Blossom Tropical Cider-||Tropical Kush Cider-|
|North Carolina Hard Ciders Semi-sweet- The first hard ciders produced from North Carolina heritage apples. Our sparkling ciders are a blend of hand-selected heirloom cider apples. ||North Carolina Hard Ciders Dry- The apples were picked at the peak of freshness from the orchard in the Brushy Mountains of Wilkes County. ||North Carolina Apple Cranberry- Our special edition holiday cider. Produced from North Carolina mountain grown apples blended with tart New England cranberries.|
North Carolina The Cyder Market hard cider information for cider makers and drinkers in North Carolina.
Botanist & Barrel- is an experimental wine & cider fermentarium. As farmers we grow & forage the best fruits & flavors on earth. It is our intention to brew, to ferment, to play, with delicious, picked at the peak of ripeness, fruits and herbs to create an enjoyable experience for those that walk through our doors. We hope to surprise you, to guide you to discover something new, something you’ll want to share, something that you’ll want to drink. Cheers!
Flat Rock Ciderworks- Naked Apple Hard Ciders- are made with the finest apples produced in Henderson County, North Carolina. Ready for a taste experience? Try our ciders straight. They are so delicious! Or…mix equal parts (half & half) Wicked Peel and Bud Light. We call it “The Snake Bite” Our company is vertically integrated, and we use a blend of several varieties including Gala, Golden Delicious, Fuji, Jonathan, Granny Smith, Crispin and Winesap to produce premium, well-balanced hard ciders. We also plan to produce seasonal selections at various times of the year.
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Appalachian Mountain Brewery and Hard Mountain Cider- focuses on building relationships with our community, sustainable business practices and supporting local non-profits. We also really enjoy brewing great tasting award winning beers and ciders. Our brewery and tasting room are located at 163 Boone Creek Drive, bordering Boone Creek and Hodges Creek near the Boone Mall. The tasting room features plenty of outdoor seating, a 120 foot long outdoor bar bordering Boone Creek and a covered heated porch perfect for enjoying one of our beers. We brew all of our beer at the tasting room on our 10 barrel (310 gallon) JV Northwest All-American made system. Our brew system features a mix of 10-barrel and 20-barrel high-grade glycol chilled stainless steel jacked fermenters and several bright tanks.
Fishing Creek Dry And Sparkling Hard Cider- Unlike Most Ciders Ours Is Naturally Carbonated With A Bit Of Last-Minute Sugar Added To Create Those Sparkling Bubbles. This Natural Process Results In Some Sediment At The Bottom Of The Bottle- Pour Carefully For Clear Cider Or Jump Right In. Catch A Batch.
The Cyder Market hard cider information for cider makers and drinkers in North Carolina.
Emperor’s Select- This is the flagship cider for The Naughty Penguin. We make it with our Pink Lady apple blend and an English Yeast. The end result is an English-style cider that is crisp, dry, and goes down easy.
The Naughty Penguin Hard Cider- is a fresh new hard cider that is springing into the Triangle area. We are a small batch nano ciderworks who embrace the natural character of the apple, thus allowing for some variation between batches. Rather than trying to change it, the Naughty Penguin likes to let the apples sing. We are strong believers in supporting local businesses and use locally sourced apples to craft our hard cider.
|2016 Wallace Hard Cider- This is our original Normandy style cider which is produced from a well-kept secret cider recipe from the Barnwell family. 100% local Henderson County apples.||2016 Wallace Hard Cider #2- This is our dry Normandy style cider which is produced from a well-kept secret cider recipe from the Barnwell family. 100% local Henderson County apples.|
|2016 Wallace Hard Cider #3- This is our sweeter of the Normandy style ciders that are produced from a well-kept secret cider recipe from the Barnwell family. 100% local Henderson County apples. ||2016 Wallace Hard Cider #4 Ginger- This is our original Normandy style cider which is produced from a well-kept secret cider recipe from the Barnwell family. 100% local Henderson County apples with added Ginger.|
Appalachian Ridge Artisan Ciders- the 1940s-era barn that sits just above the nursery, planning to open it this weekend as the Appalachian Ridge Artisan Ciders tasting room. It will feature an indoor tasting room upstairs, storage downstairs and a back porch tasting area that looks out across a creek and over the fledgling French cider apple trees and the other acreage that’s been cleared for future trees. The bars are made from reclaimed apple crates and barn wood, and on the back porch, the wood used on the bar top still sports old stenciling of local apple growers. Appalachian Ridge will serve its artisan Normandy-style cider this weekend, starting on Friday, with its other products, including brandy and Calvados coming online later.
|Queen City Common-Traditional American Semi-Dry Cider.||Hoppin' Good Thyme- Semi-Dry Cider with dry hops and herbs. ||South End Sweet- Back-sweetened with natural juice- never sugar –this medium-bodied cider if for those who prefer a touch of lusciousness to their libations. |
|Cherry Bobbin Trolls- Michigan tart cherry cider||Boot Leggin' Bourbon Barrel-Semi-Sweet Apple Cider aged in American Bourbon Barrels.||Nor’Easter- this semi-dry cider is the result of blending our Flagship Common with pure cranberry juice from the north east.|
Chatham Cider Works- We make small-batch hard cider from North Carolina apples. Our cider is dry and unfiltered, with a balance of tannins and acids. We work with apple growers in the mountains to source the apples that give us the flavor profile we’re looking for. The cider is available on keg and in bottles.
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards welcomes you to Henderson County's new destination vineyard and tasting room. Come out and try our wine, enjoy our space, and tour our vineyards. We'd be glad to have you! Located on Chestnut Gap Road in the heart of Hendersonville NC apple country, the tasting room includes a walnut bar and a spacious area for indoor seating. The tasting bar itself includes stools for comfort during your wine tasting experience. Along with the vineyard outside of the tasting room, another 10 acres of grapes are cultivated in Edneyville at Point Lookout by Alan Ward and another grower named Michael Jackson. While this vineyard also grows several different grape varieties, the land primarily grows Chardonnay and Riesling grapes. Free-range sheep help maintain the property by grazing.
|Bearwallow Cider-||Sparkling Chesnt Cider-||Bald Top Cider-|
|Cliffield Cider-||St Paul Mountain-||Mount Pisgah-|
Daidala Ciders- is a small-batch cider company based in Asheville, North Carolina. Our company is nomadic, which means we collaborate with producers all over the country to create rare and unconventional ciders. We design (and indulge in!) experimental and traditional styles of cider while constantly seeking influence from other industries and cultures. Our name stems from Daedalus, a craftsman and artist from Greek mythology. In ancient Greece, the word "daidala" referred to an object of fine design. With every batch of our cider, we strive to meet this standard of quality and creativity.
|Blue Byway 2.0- While our initial blueberry cider was well received, some of you asked us to bump up the amount of blueberry --- being artisan cider makers we figured, why not? This version of our Blue Byway has 20% more blueberry and shines with a deep Rosé hue. An increased fruitiness of fresh blueberries dances on the tongue. The taste is like that of a blueberry cobbler being washed down with cider -- but without all the added sugar.||Newtown Pippin Semi-dry- Next in our line of single varietal ciders is this semi-dry made solely from Newtown Pippin apples. Lightly filtered, it has peach, floral and supporting apple aromas and flavors. A slight minerality blends with an upfront fruitiness that lingers into a semi-dry finish.||New England Heritage- is a nod to both our founder's upbringing in Vermont and the true heritage (heirloom) apples grown in New Hampshire that comprise this cider. Our house yeast allows the bittersweet apples named Dabinett, Ellis Bitter, Rhode Island Greening and Yarlington Mills to shine through. This cider is apple forward, full of fruity tannins and underlying tropical notes. This is True Cider. Done Right.|
|Newtown Pippin- Single varietal cider made from Newtown Pippin apples. Aromas and flavors include pineapple, tangerine, citrus and some spice.||Waymaker- Merriam-Webster defines a 'waymaker' as one that makes a road. This is a cider infused with freshly grated ginger and is a tribute to Brian's wife. She allowed him to embark on the journey of starting a cidery as long as there was a ginger cider at the end of the road. Cheers to her for all of her support through this crazy & fun ride.||Foldweg- A scrumpy-style English cider — scrumpy is a generic term for dry, farmhouse cider. These ciders are known for full bodied character, more tannins than typical ciders and often are cloudy in appearance. Foldweg is made with four English Bittersweet apples (low acid and higher tannin levels) from Poverty Lane Orchards in New Hampshire — Dabinett, Yarlington Mill, Ellis Bitter (all with English heritage) and Rhode Island Greening. An English cider yeast was used to complement the apples and to provide medium-full body, minerality and earthiness. The apple characteristics become more prominent as the cider warms. |
|OFF MAIN- Not another mainstream cider. Off Main hard cider is the perfect blend of local apples, gluten-free yeast and amazing! A refreshingly crisp, easy drinking cider… NO BULL! ||SWEET CAROLINA- How sweet it is! Sweet Carolina hard cider is infused with local honey for a taste of the South. You can attract more flies with honey, but this bull prefers honey cider.||STEEP SOUTH- Think sweet tea cider. Steep South hard cider is cold steeped for hours with black tea and honey. It’s easy sipping on the front porch, because this bull is a distinguished Southern gentleman. |
|SMOOTH HOPERATOR- It’s smoooooth. Smooth Hoperator hard cider is dry hopped with Cascade, Citra and Galaxy for amazing floral aroma, tropical notes and mild bitterness. This cider’s no one trick pony… Here comes the bull! ||RHIZ UP!- Take a stand against the ordinary! Rhiz Up is spiced with generous amounts of fresh ginger rhizomes for a refreshing hard cider that gets you moving. The cider revolution is at hand, so this bull is taking to the streets! ||CARDINAL CIN- You've been naughty this year. Cardinal Cin is a semi-sweet cinnamon infused cider with amazing cherry and cinnamon aroma. The bull is delivering one penance you can enjoy with gluttony!|
P.O. Box 701
Flat Rock, North Carolina
210 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, North Carolina
|Mountain Maelstrom- A blend of late-season fruit from small orchards in Ashe and Wautauga counties in North Carolina. Golden Delicious, Virginia Beauty, Rome Beauty, Limberwigs, and wild crab apples predominate this blend of over thirty apple varieties, creating a straw colored cider with a good balance of sweetness, refreshing acidity and slight astringency from tannins. Fresh apple and pear flavors predominate, with hints of citrus and minerality. This cider is hazy due to naturally occurring pectins that create a luscious mouthfeel, like a Belgian ale. ||Big Horse Creek- Thirty-nine varieties of heritage American and European apples, including difficult-to-find, tannin-rich varieties, make a semi-dry, amber cider with astringence balanced by candy apple and tropical fruit flavors. It's a cider that can stand up to the funkiest charcuterie, stinkiest cheese, and heartiest winter feast. Much of its fruit comes from Big Horse Creek Farm in Ashe County, NC, an orchard dedicated to preserving apple varieties that would otherwise be casualties of Prohibition and modern factory farming.||Bent Apple Cider- This semi-dry cider takes its name from our sister farm — Bent Apple Farm — where much of the fruit was grown. It is a blend of Appalachian heirlooms such as Virginia Beauty, Double Red Delicious, Hewe’s Crab and Limbertwigs and European bittersweets such as Nehou and Tremlett’s Bitter. Bourbon barrel aging contributes subtle notes of oak and caramel. Bent Apple cider is just on the sweet side of dry, aromatic and refreshingly tart with drying tannins—an awesome cider to pair with food. |
|School House Blend- Named for the Old Lansing School where our cidery is located, this semi-sweet cider blends early and mid-season apples from small orchards in Ashe and Watauga Counties. Varieties include Hewe's Crab, Nehou, Tremlett's Bitter, Golden Delicious, and Winesap. Because the cider is unfiltered, it's shimmering gold color has a slight haze, and its mouthfeel is rich and creamy. School House balances distinct tropical fruit and butterscotch flavors with refreshing acidity and soft tannins.||Old Orchard Creek - Blueberry Cider- This cider is a blend of blueberries from Old Orchard Creek Farm in Ashe County and long-aged apple cider. To extract the blueberries' flavor and color, we fermented the crushed berries and pressed after fermentation, as you would a red wine. The result is a bubbly, semi-sweet yet tart cider with prominent blueberry aroma and flavor and a warm, herbaceous finish. Delicious alone or with cheeses, spicy foods or desserts. An excellent mixer for your next craft cocktail creation.||Porch Swing- We made this cider for warm weather sipping. It’s blended from late-season dessert apples, traditional cider varieties, and some wild crab apples that grow up on the hill behind our farm. We get citrus peel and mineral on the nose. The predominant flavor is of fresh apples with just a little sweetness that should appeal to folks on either side of the dry versus sweet cider debate. Some people describe the finish as funky … and they’re smiling about it.|
THE CIDERS- 12 cider styles, to include:
|Stargazer Cider Mighty Hunter- Medium-bodied, semi-dry cider with balanced acidity. Crafted from Stayman-Winesap and other mid-season apple varieties.||Stargazer Cider Prowling Peach- Fresh-pressed peach juice lends an authentic sweet summery note to the clean tannins of this cider crafted from a blend of heirloom and modern apples.||Stargazer Cider Big Dipper- Fruity and fresh, this is a light-bodied, balanced cider with a clean finish.|
|Stargazer Cider Sevens Sisters Blackberry- Tart and refreshing, this cider is blended with the juice of blackberries and black raspberries.||James Creek Russets and Twigs- Semi-Dry||James Creek Summer Gold Semi-sweet- Fruit-forward cider crafted from heirloom apples such as Hewe's Crab, Grimes Golden, and King David.|
|Appalachian Belle Cider- This apple based cider has just enough peach infused to keep you smiling on hot summer days. ||Daniel's Son Cider- This apple based cider has been carefully dry hopped to give it a dry finish and a surprisingly sweet aroma. A dry hop karate chop. Daniel Son... show me, tip the cup! ||Caramel Latte Cider- Apple Cider infused with caramel for a delicious finish.|
|Mystic Dragon Cider- This apple based cider is infused with green tea, rhubarb, and strawberries to give it a mysterious sweetness while drying it out slightly. Its a perfect compliment to spicy foods. ||High Country Cider- Our hard cider, it's made of local apples and tastes delicious. ||Dry-Hopped Cider Mimosa- Perfect for a Sunday brunch, our take on a classic Mimosa is our Dry-Hopped Apple Cider with a splash of Orange Juice!|
125 East Granville Street
Windsor, North Carolina
Molly Chomper Hard Cider- New Year’s Day was a big one for us. We began bottling our first cider blend, Mountain Maelstrom. We pressed these apples back in early November and matured the cider for six weeks before building the final blend about two weeks ago. It has been enjoying a chilly couple of weeks slowly -- very slowly -- taking on bubbles in the "brite tank." Just after Christmas, everything looked good for carbonation, with very small delicate bubbles that create just a little bit of head on pouring. We made a very limited quantity of cider this year. It's our first attempt making cider on larger, though very much still micro-, scale, and we're intentionally wading in slowly. So, get it while you can.
North Carolina is home to three American Viticultural Areas, or designated wine-grape growing regions. The Yadkin Valley, Swan Creek and Haw River Valley are areas recognized by the federal government for a distinctive combination of soil, climate, elevation and identifiable regional wine character. North Carolina also lists over 90 apple and other fruit orchards. Like all the original America colonies hard apple cider was a significant beverage for all types and classes of citizens. Today there are 22 cider makers in the state of with many relatively recent start-ups.
|Wicked Peel Hard Cider- is refreshing, crisp and delicious. It has a hint of sweet but not too much making it the PERFECT cider for a hot summer day. Picnic in the park, anyone? We only use Apples from Henderson County, North Carolina.||Blackberry Gold- has just a hint of our very own mountain grown blackberries woven into this Golden Delicious Cider. It’s tart and tasty and leaves the palate wanting more! This is a hands-down favorite amongst hard core cider drinkers because it’s quite pleasantly a bit different from a traditional cider.|
Urban Orchard Cider Company- is a local, family-owned hard cider production company and tasting room located in West Asheville, North Carolina. One of only a handful of “True Cider Bars” in the nation, our taproom and bar provides house made, delicious, craft hard apple cider, guest bottles of hard cider, local beer, wine, and gluten-free/dairy-free snacks. Guests can expect to find at least three varieties of our own, naturally gluten-free hard apple cider on tap year-round with a rotating selection of seasonal and experimental batches.
104 Eastside Drive #307
Black Mountain, North Carolina