The coming of Fall brings out the seasonal favorites around Minnesota as the temperature drops and the leaves change color. The cozy sweaters burst forth from the closet once more. Everything from mochas to pies come in the flavor of pumpkin. But when you’ve had your fifth pumpkin latte and need a change, there’s also the fall standard of apple cider for a little something hard and sweet. There’s no shortage of cideries near Minneapolis to get a superb drink. Here are a few cideries to pursue.
Minneapolis Cider Company
Nestled in northeast Minneapolis is the simply titled Minneapolis Cider Company bar. The spacious cidery boasts a bountiful harvest of savory hard ciders that ranges from the traditional Orchard Blend to the spicy Mango Habanero to the classic chestnut crabapple appeal of 1949. There are also plenty of other spirits on tap as well as food to munch on. Open seven days a week.
Urban Forage Winery and Cider House
For some fruity forage within the city, Urban Forage in Minneapolis is the place to be for all the things savory when it comes to cider. It’s not just apples that are on tap for their numerous drinks but pears, cherries and so much more. Their ciders usually on tap include a dry cider, a semisweet, and two rotating taps. The ingredients at this cidery are locally sourced and 100% gluten-free. Urban Forage also has plenty of wines and mead to choose from. Open Thursday through Sunday.
Number 12 Cider
Housed within a hip warehouse location is Number 12 Cider, a cozy cidery in Minneapolis for indulging your cider cravings. Whether the drink you seek is dry or sweet (or even semi-dry or semi-sweet), there are about 16 drinks on tap to taste. From the dry crispness of the Voyage to the warming sweetness of the Noleau, there’s a cider for just about any palette. Open seven days a week.
Sociable Cider Werks
A bit informal but still a keen spot for friendly cider vibes, Sociable Cider Werks prides itself on the cider that brings people together. There are various brews at this cider brewery that combine the sweet bite of fresh-pressed apples with a powerful mixture of grains, hops, & spices for the ultimate in cider tasting. Operating since 2013, their many blends are the perfect selection for any gathering. Open seven days a week.
Thor’s Hard Cider
For some powerful midwest cider, consider the might of Thor’s Hard Cider. Family-owned and operated by apple farmers, this cidery near Minneapolis specializes in Honeycrisp ciders that come in flavors of dry, semi-sweet, and ginger fizz. All apples are locally sourced out of an orchard in Stillwater for that authentic Minnesota-brewed taste. Open seven days a week.
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