Brew News

December 2023

As 2023 comes to a close, we have some beautiful celebrations and ciders to share with you all! We deeply appreciate the support of our community, investors and dedicated supporters who routinely bring new people into the hive


Production Victory!

We are almost done with our production upgrade, which is a HUGE celebration. It has not been easy – we have hit some barriers along the way with the installation of the upgrades but we are overcoming! Here you can see pictures of the glycol installation and the tanks.

We deeply appreciate the support of our community, investors and dedicated supporters who routinely bring new people into the hive. It feels a little like lighting the great forge in the mountain while battling the dragon but we are claiming victory. We could not do it alone!


Fabulous Flavors

Black Currant Cider

Say hello to our Black Currant Cider, a rock star in our line up! It is absolutely gorgeous in the glass with a deep purple hue and ruby highlights. This cider starts with the crisp apple notes, followed by an explosion of blackcurrant tanginess that dances on your taste buds. However, it’s not just about the taste – blackcurrants bring more to the party. Packed with antioxidants they bring a healthy boost your cider. Cheers to the burst of purple joy in every sip, making life a little more vibrant, one cider at a time!

Blackcurrant cider is a versatile and flavorful beverage that pairs well with a variety of foods. Here are some delicious options to complement the bold and fruity profile of blackcurrant cider:

  1. Cheese Platter: Pair your blackcurrant cider with a selection of cheeses, such as aged cheddar, blue cheese, or brie. The richness of the cheese will balance the cider’s fruity acidity.
  2. Grilled Meats: The savory and charred flavors of grilled meats, such as pork chops, sausages, or barbecue, work harmoniously with the vibrant and tangy notes of blackcurrant cider.
  3. Spicy Cuisine: The sweetness of blackcurrant cider can provide a delightful contrast to spicy dishes. Try it with spicy barbecue, Mexican cuisine, or Indian curries for a tantalizing pairing.
  4. Fruit Desserts: Enhance the fruitiness by pairing blackcurrant cider with desserts like berry tarts, fruit pies, or even a classic apple crumble. The cider’s flavor will complement the sweetness of the desserts.
  5. Salads with Fruity Dressings: Opt for salads featuring fruits like strawberries, blueberries, or oranges with a light vinaigrette. The fruity elements in both the salad and cider will create a refreshing combination.
  6. Crispy Snacks: Enjoy blackcurrant cider with crispy snacks like kettle-cooked potato chips, sweet potato fries, or even fried calamari. The crispiness complements the effervescence of the cider.
  7. Creamy Desserts: Indulge in creamy desserts like vanilla ice cream, panna cotta, or cheesecake. The smooth textures will contrast with the cider’s effervescence and enhance the overall dining experience.
  8. Chocolate Treats: Dark chocolate, chocolate truffles, or chocolate fondue can be an exquisite match for blackcurrant cider, creating a delightful combination of sweet and tart flavors.

Personal taste preferences play a significant role in pairings, so feel free to experiment and find the combinations that tickle your taste buds just right!

Pomegranate Cider & Pomegranate Mead “Queen of the Underworld”

Now is that it is the time of year when pomegranates play so nicely because of the beautiful ruby color.

Bring in a fancy bottle or come get a growler to fill as a gift or to take to a holiday celebration!

Pear Habanero Cider

The long awaited return of our Pear Habanero Cider is thankfully over! A little heat and sweet to go with the winter weather. Refreshing with just a little bite. Just sweet enough to be perfectly balanced. You can sip it or crush it, whatever is your pleasure. Come get some!


Hello Sacramento!

We are continuing to expand into the greater Sacramento area and Placer county so we can supply tap houses with the highest quality cider on the market. We are a top seller in all the venues we are currently supplying and we want to share the love

We have our White Peach Mead on tap at Mindscape Fermentations in Rocklin!

We are also now supplying mead to Enchanted Forest in Placerville.

Our blackcurrant cider on is tap at River City Brewing in Sacramento.

Make sure to visit us and remember to bring in your growlers to take home our delicious mead and cider! They’re ideal for any festive gathering. You’ll bring the holiday cheer to the event, and it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser.