Texas Keeper Cider- was started in 2013 by three long-time friends born and raised in Austin. We literally hand built the cidery and had a good time doing it. Our name comes from the Hicks’ Texas Keeper, an apple variety first cultivated in Lamar County, Texas around the 1880s. Before modern refrigeration, “keepers” were apples that stored well, improved with age, and were therefore available for longer periods of time. Unfortunately, the Texas Keeper apple has joined the ranks of many old Texas cultivars that have disappeared from production and are now believed extinct. The Cidery is on an old friend’s 20-acre ranch down in deep South Austin on the confluence of Bear and Onion creeks. It’s a beautiful spot full of old oak, pecan, and cypress trees. We’ll be opening the cidery up for tastings and picnics in the near future.
Texas has the most farms and the highest acreage in the United States. Texas leads the nation in livestock production. Cattle is the state's most valuable agricultural product, and the state leads nationally in production of sheep and goat products. Texas leads the nation in production of cotton. The state grows significant amounts of cereal crops and produce. Texas has a large commercial fishing industry. And, while the Lonestar State that may be better known for its cowboys and longneck beer it now has 8 new cideries that will challenge and expand that tradition.
Outlaw Cider Company- prides itself on producing only the best hand-crafted artisan hard ciders just for you! All of our ciders are fresh-pressed using only unpasteurized Washington apples and pears. Our Master Cidermaker carefully matches yeast profiles not only to the apple and pear varietals used in the cider recipe, but to the brix level during primary fermentation. This yields a smooth, easy to drink, repeatable authentic flavor only found in our ciders. Our high production standards ensure quality cider in every bottle. In addition to our regular line, each season we introduce a new limited edition selection. Explore our tasty products by checking out our inventory or better yet - schedule a cider tasting tour! Naturally Gluten Free! Enjoy Often & Responsibly!
Austin Wine & Cider- AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 20TH CENTURY, CIDER WAS THE #1 BEVERAGE IN AMERICA. Then came Prohibition, which resulted in America’s cider apple orchards being destroyed. When people here began making cider again in the 90s, culinary apples were the only ones widely available. That’s why American ciders today are known for being overly sweet, syrupy and guaranteed to give you a hangover if you drink more than one. For comparison, it would be like trying to make a fine wine using only store-bought grapes. We make Austin Eastciders the traditional way, using white wine yeast and real cider apples that we source from Europe. Unlike culinary apples, cider apples are full of tannins that create astringency and a much more complex flavor profile. We then marry them with apples from Washington State for a perfectly-balanced cider that’s dry, clean, crisp, refreshing and tastes almost too good going down.
|Smashed Lime Cider- Crisp Hard Cider with a touch of Texas Lime. ||She’ll be Apples- An Apple Cider, Easy to Drink, not too dry and not too sweet.|
|Puckering Pomelo Cider- A Ruby Red Grapefruit/Apple Hard Cider. ||Hefe Apfel Cider- An Unfiltered German Style Apple/Orange Hard Cider. |
|Leprechaun Golden Cider- Our "American Sweet" Golden Cider is deep golden, intensely aromatic, and lightly sweet. The champagne yeast, and added fresh crushed apple, give a light effervescence with a tart base, and an apple sweet finish. ||Pomegranite- A base of our crisp, effervescent Dry Cider blended with the subtle sweetness of pomegranate juice. Featuring a balanced blend of flavors and a purple blush of fresh pomegranate juice gives our Pomegranate Cider its rich rosé color, and sweet, tart notes of pomegranate and cranberry. It's bright and crisp, the perfect balance of apple and fruit. 6.9% abv (due to its artisan nature it varies slightly with each batch). Our use of seasonal fruit is evident in every glass, as seen in the color variety from batch to batch.||Dry- A bright, drier "English style" cider. Light straw in color, it's lightly effervescent, yet full-bodied, and balanced citrus notes with hints of green grape skin, and tart elements of the orchard.|
12521 Twin Creeks Road
Texas The Cyder Market hard cider information for cider makers and drinkers in Texas.
4007 Commercial Center Dr. , Ste 700
Leprechaun Cider- We are a company based in Texas dedicated to bringing our markets the finest American hard cider. Our apples are grown in the Pacific Northwest, and our cider is blended for the sophisticated drinker’s palate – a classic blend of dry, yet subtly sweet apple flavors. We use only the freshest apples harvested at their peak, and hand-craft each batch of Leprechaun Cider in specially made stainless steel tanks. In a nation that has become saturated with beer over the last century, the time is upon us for the original American drink to be treasured once again. It brings us pride and pleasure to bring you Leprechaun Cider. May we be a part of many of your great stories to come.
112 E. Texas St.
411 East Saint Elmo Rd,
DUO Winery and Cider Company- When a dream became a reality that’s when DUO Winery & Cider Co. was born. Duo means two, a partnership, in a marriage, in a business, and a lifestyle. Two hearts that grew together a passion for wine over the years. A desire to share with friends and family over a great meal, telling stories or relaxing with the sound of great music. We are a family owned winery located in south Texas and an extension of our family’s winery & vineyard located in Michigan. Decades of research have enabled our family to cultivate vineyards that are planted to traditional European wine varieties selected for their ability to thrive in a cool northern climate. Our ciders combine premium fruit and modern techniques to deliver a flavorful rendition of an ancient beverage. Today, cider is enjoying renewed popularity as people discover the pleasure of consuming this flavorful and refreshing beverage. Our family has been making fermented beverages since the early 1970’s, including many natural fruit wines. We began making hard ciders in 2005, primarily for breweries interested in an alternative to beer for their patrons. Over the years we have perfected the blend of fruit and the process, allowing us to deliver a crisp and fresh tasting cider that is loaded with fruit flavor.
Austin Eastciders- Old style cider made from bittersweet & bittersharp cider apples was the most popular drink in America until Prohibition. Dry, complex and highly refreshing, this delicious drink has been lost for generations. Austin Eastciders begin production of natural cider in East Austin from 2012 using ancient bittersweet and bittersharp cider apple varieties. For us, making cider is about following the traditions that made cider the Original Drink of America, the most popular drink in the land until Temperance broke up the party. We use antique cider apple varieties, high in tannins and acids, to produce flavors that have not been widely experienced in America since Prohibition. So, how do you like THEM apples?
|Crackberry - Where cranberry meets the blackberry. The tartness of the cran and sweetness of the black make for a well balanced cider with amazing color. ||Nectar- It was good enough for the gods and it’s good enough for you. Nectar is a filtered, semi-sweet apple cider made from different varietals of Pacific Northwest Apples and a touch of Texas honey to usher in divine intervention — making a cider that’s good as gold.||Suicider - Little a this, little a that—little bit of everything we could get our hands on, actually: the Suicider is an ode to our childhood experiments at the soda fountain. A mad-scientist’s concoction of cinnamon, allspice and clove. A tasty mess. ABV 8.0|
|High and Dry- The only thing dryer than British humor is British cider, and we’ve brought it back across the pond. High & Dry is an English-style dry cider that says “cheerio!” to sweetness of any kind. Don’t knock it till you dry it.||Legendberry- Strawberry cider may seem stranger than fiction – but let us assure you, this is no tall tale. Our semi-sweet and tart Legendberry cider is bloody red, bloody good and 100% real.|
2150-A Dickinson Ave.
|Ciderweizen- We build Ciderweizen with witbiers and hefeweizens in mind. our goal was to marry the underlying citrus and green apple notes of the Goldrush and Crispin apples with the lightly hopped and spiced character of old world wheat beers. We used select yeast strains to accentuate the right fruit characters and dry hopped and dry spiced the cider to finish. ||Gold Rush- This 2013 crop of Gold Rush tasted like lemons and limes coming through the press. Usually you lose those early characteristics in fermentation, but this batch mellowed into grapefruit and Meyer lemon with a hint of watermelon on the finish. We’ve kept the residual sugar slightly higher to balance the fruit’s natural acidity. It’s our citrus sketch, perfect for pairing with a variety of cheeses and desserts. ||Cider Noir- is made from 100% Northern Spy apples double fermented with extra dark belgian candi, pecans and orange peel. Belgian candi, made from beet and date sugar, is a classic component of Dubbel and Trippel Ales. Dark fruit and toasted bread notes from the candi combine with ripe pear from the Spy. A hint of pecan and orange round out this stout cider.|
|Texas Keeper No. 1- is a blend of five apples fermented individually and blended to craft a well-balanced, highly drinkable dry cider with notes of peach, pear, tropical fruit, light green apple, and a crisp lingering acidity. 780 Cases Produced Unfiltered Off-Dry: Residual Sugar 12.5 g/L 6.8% Alc./Vol. Serving Temperature: ~45ºF ||Grafter Rose Cider- is the first cider in our Grafter Series—ciders made from heirloom apples and vintage wine grapes. This release is predominately made with Rome Beauty apples, which pressed out a pale orange. We blended the finished cider with a small amount of red wine. The result is a beautifully rounded cider with notes of strawberries and cream, a hint of green apple, and a silky finish. Enjoy this ‘grafted’ cider on a summer afternoon.||Heirloom- is a cider blended from three classic American heirloom apples. Rhode Island Greening is the second oldest apple grown in the U.S., dating from around 1650, and lends notes of grapefruit and white pepper. Rome Beauty (~1817), contributes notes of strawberries and light floral aromas. Ben Davis (~1800), once called the ‘mortgage lifter’ for its reliable production has almost disappeared from commercial production, brings a hint of candied cherry, clove and ripe pear. A portion of Heirloom was aged in lightly toasted french oak contributing structure to this exceptional cider.|
Bishop Cider Co.- is a new cidery in Dallas, Texas. We are similar to a brewery, except we are making craft hard cider. Our cidery is in the Bishop Arts District which is a cultural hotspot in Dallas, TX.The culture of Bishop is based on an appreciation for both the traditional arts and the culinary arts. Bishop Cider will be infused we the same. In comparison to other cideries, we are very different in our approach. With our utilization of unexpected ingredients, we are able to make some very unique craft cider.
|Original Dry Cider- A crisp, smooth, and dry craft cider made with European bittersweet apples and American dessert apples.||Texas Honey Cider- A semi-sweet cider made with Texas honey, heirloom bittersweet apples, and American dessert apples.||Pineapple Cider- For an exotic twist, we have blended heirloom bittersweet and culinary apples with a taste of the tropics. Golden, ripe and delicious pineapples have been married into our dry cider to give you a refreshing pineapple experience. Enjoy!|
|Hopped Cider- A crisp, dry cider made with Pacific Northwest hops and heirloom bittersweet apples.||Blood Orange Cider- Zesty and citrus-y cider crafted with bright red Sicilian blood oranges.|
|Rodeo Star Cider- is a medium-dry traditional hard apple cider with a crisp and refreshing finish. ||Rodeo Star Cherry- are medium-dry blends of apple and cherry or blueberry ciders that have a distinctive fruit character.|
Argus Cidery- was founded in 2010 in Austin, Texas, simply because the dry, effervescent ciders we liked to drink weren't available to us. We set out to create ciders that would [hopefully] make one rethink how an American hard cider should taste. Our roots began working only with Texas apples, utilizing a medium that was often overlooked and never before used in cider available for public consumption within our great state. Those small release, large format-only days afforded us the time to figure out how to work with fruit we love and yield ciders and other fruit fermentables that are distinctly dry, bright, and, at the end of the day, excite us.
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509 N Bishop Ave #C
|Pineapple Crush- Semi-Sweet Cider with Awesome Real Pineapple! Made with Wildflower Honey. ABV 5.2%.||Blackberry- Semi-Dry & Sweet Cider with a Smooth Finish! Made with real Blackberries. ABV 5.2%.||Outlaw Apple Cider- Semi-Sweet Cider with Great Apple Taste! Made with Wildflower Honey. ABV 5.2%|
|Tea-Rex Hard Cider- Semi-Dry Cider with Gunpowder Green Tea! Made with Wildflower Honey. ABV 5.2%||Cherry Bomb- Smooth-Dry Semi-Tart Cider with the Perfect Balance of Cherry and Apple. ABV 5.2%.||Freaky Peach Mint- Smooth Cider with Peaches and Mint! Just the right amount of Sweetness. ABV 5.2%.|
12627 Trail Hollow Dr
12345 Pauls Valley Road
|Perennial 2014- is “a combination of Jonathan, Spygold, Melrose, Red and Golden Delicious apples” that deliver “a straighforward apple palate, with a finish of our natural Hill Country yeast characteristics and the residual flavors from aging in French and American oak cider barrels.”||Stellar- This single varietal release highlights a green apple known for its pear like qualities. Lightly sparkling, this fruit forward cider has been aged in a combination of French oak casks over the last year.||Vinho Pearde- A lagared Perry with green apple notes and a tart, citrus finish. This is a Perry designed for summer time.|
|Bandera Brut- A blend of five different apples hailing from Hill Country orchards and aged on a combination of French and American oak, resulting in a crisp, dry bubbly suitable for any occasion.||Cameo- This vintage is comprised of 100% Cameo apples hailing from North Texas. Aged on new American Oak, this sparkling bubbly finishes with notes of toast, butter and a lovely, crisp apple bouquet. ||Lady Goldsmith- Aged on lees and a thorough MLF secondary. Our richest cider yet with full body and a deep golden hue. Bouquet of stone fruit and spice with a bready finish. More of a Crémant style for aromatic retention and mouthfeel.|