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What is Cider?

Cider refers to the juice from apples. We source our cider from local farmers, set some aside as-is, and ferment most of it into hard cider (AKA alcoholic cider). 

How do you make hard cider?

To make hard cider, the most necessary ingredients are sweet apple cider and yeast. We receive a blend of apple varietals in our sweet cider from a local farmer to get the best balance of flavor. Similar to wine making, the type of apples chosen greatly determines the flavors we get at the end. The yeast we add to our dry cider is also commonly used in producing white wine  

The yeast does a lot of the work for us! It feeds on the sugar and nutrients in the cider and produces CO2, alcohol, and esters. When it’s done, we filter out the yeast and add more CO2 to get  a clear, bubbly cider. 

There are a lot of small details that go into making our products. Stop by our store and our head cider-maker will gladly talk your ear off about it!

I don't drink alcohol.  What are my options?

We offer a variety of non-alcoholic options including: sparkling water, hot drip coffee, sweet cider, and all-natural flavored syrups and shrubs. 

I have a dietary restriction, can I drink your stuff?

We aim to make beverages that everyone can enjoy! All of our beverages are gluten free. We offer many non-alcoholic and vegan options as well.  We mark everything  on our labels and menus, but please contact us at william@greenhousecoop.com if you have any other questions or concerns.

Our lineup of ciders, meads, shrubs, and other beverages will be released soon and will change often. Stay tuned!