Complete List of Regional Hard Ciders For You to Enjoy

All of your fall haters can click on through because this post is for diehard lovers of the spoopy–crisp leaves, apple picking, the PSL, and of course, hard cider. ‘Tis the season! Truthfully, you should be drinking hard ciders year-round. Cider producers across the country work hard to create tasty, seasonal thirst-quenching brews. But fall is for sure the time to empty your fridge of IPAs (enough, already) and fill it with these hard ciders from across the country.

Northwest

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Brownrigg Cider

Made with local apples, some of which they grow themselves, Brownrigg crafts innovative brews, including a whiskey-barrel aged cider perfect for fall.

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Meriwether Cider

If your heart only beats for IPAs, Meriwether has you covered. They make a dry-hopped cider that’ll remind you of cloudy suds. Good news for those of us not in the Northwest–they ship to 39 states.

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Portland Cider Co

Find the nexus of fall flavors in their pumpkin spice cider. Portland Cider Co. makes their ciders from the community’s unwanted fruit and donates 10% of profits to food banks.

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Runcible Cider

Runcible is not your co-ed’s cider. Their commitment to tradition begins with the bitter cider apples grown on their Oregon orchard and carries through the hand milling and pressing in a cider barn. The result is an authentic high tannin, high acid cider.

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Wildcraft Ciderworks

If you’re in on the natural wine craze, you’ll love this wild-grown, naturally fermented Oregon cider.

New England

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Artifact Cider Project

Artifact touts itself as the cidery for the “new Northeast.” They’re rooted in traditional methods but create ambitious, groundbreaking brews. With tasting notes like “brunch and beach” and “fight not flight,” sampling their offerings is sure to be an adventure.

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Bantam Cider

Bantam believes, “you can taste sincerity.” And with crave-worthy seasonal cider offerings like hibiscus-mint and double New England style hopped cider, sincerity sounds delicious.

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Far From the Tree Cider

Made with traditional methods and New England apples, Far From the Tree offers New Englanders a chance to taste old-school cider, the way the Europeans do it.

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Downeast

If you really can’t give up cloudy New England IPAs, try Downeast cider. It’s unfiltered (the way y’all love), and the cans come with directions to shake gently before opening.

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Shacksbury

Keep a constant eye on the Shacksbury offerings if you’re in the area–their finely tuned process generates complex, charming ciders year-round.

Midwest

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AEppel Treow Winery and Distillery

AEppel Treow is Olde English for “apple true,” and they work hard to do right by the local fruit they ferment and distill. Expect lighter ciders and delicate flavors from them.

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Blake’s Hard Cider

A combined apple orchard and cidery, Blake’s uses 100% Michigan-grown apples in some very cool year-round ciders. While it’s not on-season, snag their mango and habanero El Chavo cider for a treat.

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Island Orchard Cider

Who knew Wisconsin had a similar climate to Normandy, France? They brew Island Orchard Ciders on an actual island, from traditional cider apples grown on the property. Plus, they ship to 36 states.

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Prima Cider

Naturally fermented, Prima makes traditional farmhouse style ciders meant to be their-quenchable and crave-able.

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Uncle John’s Cider Mill

Hard cider is just a part of the entire Uncle John’s experience. If you live in the area, stop by for apple picking, fresh donuts, and grab a six-pack of semi-sweet cider.

Southwest

Common Cider Company

If you’re looking for big flavors from your cans of cider, Common has it. Check out their hibiscus Saison, blackberry sangria, or pomme rose.

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Desert Cider House

The oldest cidery in Arizona, Desert Cider House, naturally ferments its products and offers a pumpkin pie cider every fall. PSL lovers rejoice.

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Haykin Family Cider

Try a cider made by sparkling-wine lovers to experience the full range of what apples can do. Every bottle ranges from dry to medium and tells you the southwestern farm where they sourced.

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Wild Cider Company

Determined to stand out from the myriad of Colorado microbreweries, Wild Cider set about making unique flavor combinations for cider. For fall, they offer spiced apple pie and pumpkin.

Southeast

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Austin Eastciders

Founded by an Englishman from the heart of cider country in the UK, Austin Eastciders creates dry, complex ciders

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Backwater Cider

Mississippi’s first and only hard cidery, they’re already cranking out medal-winning hopped and dry ciders. The core products are worth keeping in your fridge but don’t miss the limited-release spiced cider for fall.


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Congaree and Penn

Congaree and Penn focuses on eating local and agritourism. The farmstead makes various products, like jelly, grains, and shrubs, and is open (normally) for gourmet dinners and cider tasting.

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McRitchie Ciderworks

A family-owned operation in North Carolina. You can make a reservation at the winery for tasting flights of both ciders and wines. A high-acid apple-cranberry cider is their seasonal fall/holiday offering.

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Red Clay Ciderworks

An urban small-batch artisanal cidery, they have a high-ABV semi-sweet chai spice apple cider in the fall that’s easy to find throughout both Carolinas.

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