Often, the question comes up, “Where can I find The Cider Farm products?”
We are just rolling out our “Classic Dry” Ciders in select restaurants and Whole Foods Markets in Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago that have tap lines and that feature local, organically grown, finely crafted foods and beverages. In Fall 2016 through Winter 2017, we will be releasing our “Classic Dry” cider as well as four other dry ciders and one cyser. All of these are served on tap and have “cider refreshment with wine complexity!”
In Madison, enjoy our “Classic Dry” currently on tap at Lucille’s (just off the Square on the corner of King St.) where they make superb oven-fired pizza with local ingredients, including crust made from wheat fermented in local beer.
In Middleton, enjoy the “Classic Dry” now on tap at The Craftsman Table and Tap, where they enthusiastically ordered two kegs to start with. Watch for it at the Freehouse Pub and at World of Beers.
Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market in Madison will be adding our “Classic Dry” cider to their tap lines as soon as one opens. Yes, Whole Foods in Madison has tap lines – six of them!
Whole Foods Market in Chicago has 16 stores with tap lines that will all be carrying our ciders this fall, too.
In Milwaukee, visit Lost Valley Cider, Wisconsin’s first cider bar to enjoy our Classic Dry. Visit with Stuart and Chandra for a line-up of many great ciders on tap and in bottles unlike anywhere in the Midwest!
Other Midwest Locations
- Look for us currently on tap at 8th Street Ale House in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
- Find our cider at The Northman, Chicago’s first cider pub and bistro featuring the most extensive menu of ciders anywhere in the Midwest!
- You’ll also find our “Classic Dry” Cider available in September in Madison at The Malt House on East Washington and at Jac’s Tap House on Monroe St., Madison.
About Our Cider
Our “Classic Dry” Cider is a blend of five English cider apples, all known for their tannin profiles. These tannic apples give the cider complexity and mouthfeel unlike any table apple. These apples are Major, Kingston Black, Somerset Redstreak, Chisel Jersey and Dabinett. The base apple is Liberty, a tart apple developed by Cornell University, that gives the cider the acids and sugars needed to blend with the tannins.All apples in our five ciders are certified organic.
All apples in our five ciders are certified organic.The other ciders being released are Tremlett’s, a blend of Tremlett’s Bitter (English cider apple that lives up to its name!) with the tart and aromatic Priscilla apple, all organically grown.
The other ciders being released are Tremlett’s, a blend of Tremlett’s Bitter (English cider apple that lives up to its name!) with the tart and aromatic Priscilla apple, all organically grown.
Our Oak-Aged Cider was aged for 2 months in a medium-toast American oak and untoasted French oak, with 20% of the cider aged in our Apple Brandy brandy from our 2015 Brandy release.
Equinox is our hopped cider, named for the Equinox hops we chose to give this cider herbaceous and lightly citrus aromas, that push the cider in the direction of a Sauvignon Blanc.
Haralson Dry is named after the Haralson apple, a 100-year old Minnesota apple, organically grown by our friends Harry and Jackie Hoch just over the river in La Crescent, Minnesota. The Haralson apple is joined by Honey Gold and Regent apples.
Ask For It!
Please feel free when you are in restaurants to ask if they carry ciders from The Cider Farm.
The Cider Farm Brandy
While we do have a few bottles of our 2015 Apple Brandy available, people are reserving out 2016 Apple Brandy. Mark your calendar for our October 20th release of not only our 2-year aged brandy and but for the first time our 3-year aged brandy at Yahara Bay Distillery in Madison. All are welcome!
-Deirdre and John
The Cider Farm