Member Spotlight - Snow Capped Cider

It’s September and we’re excited to announce this month’s member spotlight is Snow Capped Cider. We checked in with Kari Williams.

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Where is your Cidery located?

Snow Capped Cider is located in Cedaredge on Colorado’s Western Slope—near our family’s century-old orchards and at 6,130 feet!

Tell us about your Business.

Our family has been in the fruit growing and packing business in Colorado for five generations—108 years this year, actually! My husband Ty and I love cider, and started Snow Capped Cider in 2014 as a fun way to use the surplus from our family’s orchards. This has been an exciting year for us—earlier this summer, we launched our products in cans; we introduced our newest collaboration with Molly’s Spirits, Rockies Rosé; and we have some fun new single varietal releases this year in the 500ml and 750ml format coming out this fall.

Tell us about the Cider!

We are passionate about making cider with fresh Colorado ingredients and authentic orchard-based English and French styles and combining that style with modern trends and flavor profiles. The orchard is producing more high quality cider-specific fruit than ever before, and we’re focused on blending those unique apples into everything we make. We are really proud to use only Estate Colorado-grown fruit in all of ciders. Come see us at Cedaredge Apple Fest this October.

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Snow Capped Cider - 250 South Grand Mesa Road, Cedaredge, CO 81413

Member Spotlight - Boxing Brothers Ciderhouse

Four our August Member Spotlight, Colorado Cider Guild checked in with Matthew Bonno, of Boxing Brothers Ciderhouse.

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Where is your cidery located? We are located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 4655 Town Center Dr
#130 Colorado Springs, Co 80916

Tell us about your business. We were the first cidery in the city of Colorado Springs. We originally opened as Colorado Common Hard Cider back in 2015 and have since rebranded to Boxing Brothers Ciderhouse to bring our personal story to our brand. We focus on apple and pear ciders with regular seasonals throughout the year. We are a small company of 5 employees that mostly distributes in Colorado Springs.

Tell us about your ciders! We currently offer three flagships. Our "Bulldog" is a traditional English pub style dry cider that took three years to develop. Our "American Apple" is a semi-sweet American style cider and our "Ginger & Elderflower" is a semi-dry cider aged with real ginger and organic elder flower. Some of our regular seasonal ciders include: Blackberry Sage, Pumpkin, Holiday Spice, and Whiskey Barrel Mint.

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Boxing Brothers Ciderhouse 4655 Town Center Dr. #130 Colorado Springs, Co 80916

Member Spotlight - Haykin Family Cider

Colorado Cider Guild recently checked in with Talia Haykin, Owner of Haykin Family Cider.

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Where is your Cidery located? We are located in Aurora near the Stanley Marketplace at 33rd and Peoria, in Aurora Colorado.

Tell us about your Business. Our business happened completely by accident. We've been making cider as a hobby since 2013 and our friends and family encouraged us to send our bottles to competitions. Much to our surprise, we won best in class at the Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition, (GLINTCAP) which helped convince us to go commercial. Our tasting room has been open for a year and a half. The 2019 harvest will be our third production season as a company.

Tell us about the Cider! We make our cider with two ingredients: apples and yeast. The apples come from small farmers who we know personally, and most of them are in Colorado. With tiny bubbles, our ciders are like sparkling wine. We strive to elevate the apple just like wineries treat grapes, highlighting the flavor and complexity of interesting and unique varieties.
We don't use any adjuncts (sugar, flavorings, or other additives), we focus on letting the unique flavors of the apple shine. The majority of the ciders are single varietals (made mainly from one apple variety) with a few cuvees or blends showing up on the menu from time to time. All of our ciders are certified kosher with the Scroll K.

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Haykin Family Cider ~ 12001 E 33rd Ave, Unit D, Aurora, CO 80010

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Member Spotlight - Colorado Cider Company

Colorado Cider Guild checked in with Brad Page, Owner of Colorado Cider Company.

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Where is your Cidery located? 
Colorado Cider Company is located at 2650 West 2nd Avenue in Denver. The tasting room is open Friday from 4 - 8pm, Saturday from 3 - 8pm and Sunday 1 - 5pm.
Tell us about your business.
Colorado Cider Company is the oldest operating cidery in the State. Owners Brad and Kathe Page have also been planting cider and heirloom variety apples and pears at their property in Hotchkiss since 2012.
Tell us about the cider! 
Having introduced Glider, Dry Glider and Ol' Stumpy in 2011 we're also known for our unique lemon grass/dry hopped Grasshop-ah as well as other botanical favorites such as Pome Mel (Cyser with rosemary and Lavender) and our session cider Radl'ah.

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Colorado Cider Company - 2650 West 2nd Avenue #10 Denver, CO 80219
303-759-3560

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