At The Cider Farm we decided in 2003 to graft and organically grow true cider apples to produce the best quality ciders and apple brandy. True cider apples have tannins or acids, if not both, like a wine grape has. Clearly, buying or growing table apples would have been a quicker, simpler path to producing our products, but we are seeking the best ingredients. We make our ciders worth the time invested in them! We offer “cider refreshment with wine complexity!” Read about each of our ciders and where to find them.
Where Can I Find The Cider Farm Cider?
You can now enjoy our ciders in 500 ml bottles and on tap in more and more locations in Wisconsin and the Chicago area. Join us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, BeerMenus, Untappd and join our mailing list to learn where and when to find them as well as in-store tastings and festival samplings.
In Madison, find our ciders on rotation at restaurants such as Brasserie V, Estréllon, Heritage Tavern, Fuegos, Forequarter, Graze, Lucille, The Old Fashioned, RED (Sushi) HopCat, Natt Spil and Harvest.
North of Eau Claire, find our Oak-Aged on tap at Farm Table Restaurant in Amery, WI.
Milwaukee and Nearby
In Milwaukee, find our ciders on tap at Braise local food restaurant, Lost Valley Cider Company, Wisconsin’s first and only cider bar, as well as My Sugar Maple, and on rotation at Palm’s Bistro and Bar,and the Palomino, They are on rotation at Cleveland Pub & Grill in New Berlin, and in Sheboygan at 8th Street Ale House.
Our bottles are at Discount Liquor, Whole Foods Market-Wauwatosa, Whole Foods Market Milwaukee, Aman’s Beer+Wine in Wind Lake, Total Wine & More in Brookfield, and at Woodman’s in Waukesha. In West Bend, look for our bottled ciders at Jeff’s Spirits On Main. In Kenosha, stop for our ciders at Mars Cheese Castle.
Our ciders are available in bottles and on rotation at Joe’s Wine Cellar, Lula Cafe, Webster’s Wine Bar, SmallBar, The Northman, (Chicago’s first cider pub and bistro), Pub Royale and several Whole Foods Markets such as South Loop, Lincoln Park, West Loop and Willowbrook.
If you visit Farmhouse Taverns in Chicago or Evanston, and Farm Bar in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood (West Wellington Ave.), and ask for the Farmhouse Ciders and Cyser, you are drinking ciders we make with and for them exclusively.
About Our Ciders
All apples in our five ciders are certified organic.
- Our Classic Dry Cider includes 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. 6.3% Alcohol by Volume (ABV)
- Tremlett’s is a blend of Tremlett’s Bitter– an English cider apple that lives up to its name!– with the tart and aromatic Priscilla apple. Cider connoisseurs immediately recognize that this is special. It is also our most limited release. 6% ABV
- Our Oak-Aged Cider was aged for 2 months in medium-toast American oak and untoasted French oak, with 20% of the cider aged in our Apple Brandy barrel from our 2015 Brandy release. 5.4% ABV
- 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. Indeed, cider refreshment with wine complexity! 5.9% ABV
- 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 and added tannins. 5.4% ABV
- Cyser – We fermented tart table apple juice with locally sourced, Wisconsin honey. Honey requires almost a year of aging to mellow the naturally bitter flavors resulting from its fermentation, which is why it is a much later release. Our cyser is off-dry and is 8.75% ABV (keg) and 9.3% ABV in bottle.
Ask For It!
Please ask for The Cider Farm ciders when you are in restaurants and fine taverns. They listen!