Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is the birthplace of commercial oil production, thanks to Colonel Edwin L. Drake. Specifically looking for oil, Drake drilled the first commercially productive oil well in Titusville, PA in 1859, launching a global industry upon which most of our modern lives depend. Pennsylvannia is also home to Ben Franklin, one of the most famous cider drinkers in colonial America, and to over 120 registered apple orchards today. Making Pennsylvania a great state for taking the cider trail to discover excellent local hard ciders with its 15 cider and apple wine producers. 

"Give me yesterday's Bread, this Day's Flesh, and last Year's Cyder.”    
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) ‘Poor Richard's Almanac’





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Allegheny Cellars Winery


http://alleghenycellars.com/winery/
Allegheny Cellars Winery- our winery, with its nature and wildlife theme, opened its doors in November 2007 and the response has been overwhelming. The winery is nestled in the beautiful mountains of the Allegheny National Forest in Warren County and located directly off Route 6, one mile east of the traffic light in Sheffield, PA. Our tasting room and gift shop provide a comfortable “woodsy” atmosphere where visitors are encouraged to sample from a wide selection of wines from dry to sweet.
4772 Route 6
Sheffield, Pennsylvania
16347

(814) 968-5812

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   THE CIDER: Mountain Apple, Semi-Dry, Light and crisp with a “Granny Smith ” apple flavor.

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www.arsenalciderhouse.com/ 
Arsenal Cider House is a Civil War Thematic Winery located in Lawrenceville, PA. We specialize in small batch, hand crafted, Hard Apple Cider, "Cider Style" Fruit/Grape Wines and Mead. We are located across from the historic Allegheny Arsenal.  Arsenal produces their own hard ciders or fruit wines from local orchards. They are served as tastings at their store but due to licensing requirements only sold in refillable growlers, or available on tap at certain local pubs.
300 39th Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
15201

(412) 260-6968

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   THE CIDERS:

Picket Bone Dry- This cider is completely fermented to dryness with no back sweetening. Picket is a Civil War Portman. Picket duty constituted the most hazardous work of infantrymen in the field. Being the first to feel any major enemy movement, they were also the first liable to be killed, wounded, or captured and most likely targets of snipers.
Grierson's Ginger Apple- Named after a Pittsburgh native who led Grierson’s Raid as part of the Vicksburg campaign.
Archibald's Amber Apple- Our basic semi-sweet cider. It's sweetened with brown sugar after fermenting. Archibald Rowand was a spy for the union in the Civil War. He won the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Fighting Elleck- This is our off-dry cider. Named after Alexander Hayes, the fightin' Elleck, who is buried locally at Allegheny Cemetery.
ZuZu Dry- bone dry cider. Hop Cider IPC Hallertau- Apple cider infused with Hallertau hops.

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http://colonelrickettshardciderwinery.com/

Benton Ciderworks & Hard Cider Winery- In 2006 we bought a press and began making our own sweet cider. Now we direct every step of the cider making process, from selecting the apples through bottling. The only thing we don't do is grow the apples. We buy our apples from orchards here in Columbia and neighboring counties. We add only sugar, yeast and salicylic acid, and occasionally fresh fruits, such as strawberries. We add no raisins, fruit concentrates, sulfur compounds or other preservatives. These ingredients allow us to produce pure, very smooth hard ciders. Our ciderworks and hard cider winery were the former drying kiln for the Little Lumber Company, which operated in Benton from 1941–2001. Its well insulated walls allow us to control the temperature and humidity for aging cider. The building houses our entire operation, including the pressing and aging rooms and retail store.

Colonel Ricketts- Robert B. Ricketts (1839 – 1918), a local historical figure, is the namesake of our hard cider. Born and raised in nearby Orangeville, PA, Ricketts was an officer in the Union Army, leading an artillery battery during the Battle of Gettysburg.

Benton Ciderworks & Hard Cider Winery
126 S. Third Street
Benton, PA
17814

(570) 854-1948

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   THE CIDERS:

The Original- The classic, old–fashioned hard cider. A mix of several varieties of apples. Aged up to one year in the barrel for a rich oak flavor. Beautiful Blend- A mix of Apple Sip and The Original. Light apple flavor with an extra smoothness from a touch of Galas and Fujis aged in glass. Apple Sip- Smoother and a bit sweeter than The Original, with slightly stronger apple flavor. Drawn from the barrel soon after maturing.
Satin Gold- Like The Original, but lighter gold in color. A mix of Galas, Fujis, and Granny Smiths. Delicious Reds- The distinctive single apple flavor of the Red Delicious.










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Traditional Dry


http://www.commonwealthciders.com/

Philadelphia Brewing Company and Commonwealth Ciders- Our brewery was originally built in 1885 by the Weisbrod & Hess Oriental Brewing Company. Weisbrod & Hess operated on the site until 1939. Brewing of beer ceased at the facility until we purchased the property in 2001. Years of extensive renovations has resulted in a beautifully restored 19th century brewing facility. Our traditionally fermented hard apple ciders defy the trends of modern cider making. Commonwealth Ciders are fermented dry.  In our process we convert the natural apple sugars to alcohol. We do not add any additional sweeteners, artificial flavors, preservatives or colors. Our ciders are all natural, gluten-free and delicious!

Philadelphia Brewing Co. - Philadelphia, PA         
2440 Frankford Avenue 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
19125 

(215) 427-2739
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   THE CIDERS:  

Traditional Dry Cider - is a very dry, crisp, easy drinking and delicately balanced cider.  It is wonderfully tart and effervescent with a light apple fragrance.
Razzberet Tart- (an homage to the Philly accent) is the smash hit, a vivid pink brew steeped with Lehigh Valley fruit that adds a lovely sour finish infused with the brightness of a berry patch.
Gregarious Ginger- dry sparkling apple cider flavored with fresh ginger and lemongrass.

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http://dailyscocktails.com/

Dailys Cocktails- In 1960, Daily’s began as a company that delivered fresh orange juice door to door in the Pittsburgh suburb of Verona, Pennsylvania. Imagine that – daily deliveries of fresh juice! So, the original name of our company was simply, Daily Orange Juice Company. As other fruit juice flavors were added, the company name was changed to Daily Juice Products and we became experts on the fresh taste of real juice. An expertise that is still true today in our wide selection of fruity, delicious Daily’s pre-mixed Cocktails and non-alcoholic Mixers.

American Beverage Corporation
One Daily Way
Verona, Pennsylvania
15147

(412) 828-9020

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   THE CIDERS: Seasonal Pouches- Hard Cider, Bundle up and be ready for fall with Daily’s New Hard Cider Original Pouch Cocktail. Enjoy this seasonal delight, warm, chilled or frozen – whatever the occasion calls for. Be ready for anything, including convenient, cozy comfort.
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Desiato Hard Cider and Distilled Spirits - Pipersville, PA

https://www.facebook.com/desiatociderandspirits
Desiato Hard Cider and Distilled Spirits- An Organic Blend of 5 deliciously sweet apples. Cold fermented in a charred American oak Apple Jack Casks. Handmade, handkegged, and handled with care. Cool and crisp with hints of oak and vanilla on the nose, a little spritzy with a long dry finish.................
6637 Easton Road
Pipersville, Pennsylvania
18947

(267) 918-7295

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   THE CIDER: Desiato Double Barrel Hard Cider- all organic, barrel aged, hard cider

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http://freconfarms.com/
Frecon Cidery- is a family & friend owned estate cidery located in Berks County, Pennsylvania. We make traditional cider using classic techniques & use apples from our family orchard, which as been growing quality tree fruits since 1944. Using a blend of dessert, cider & aromatic apples, both heirloom & modern, our cider makers select the best balances to ferment into the final product. We're proud to continue an American tradition of fine ciders that feature great aroma & flavor, recently recognized with a bronze medal by the Great Lakes Cider & Perry Association.
501 South Reading Ave.
Boyertown, Pennsylvania
19512

(888) 367-6200
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   THE CIDERS:

The Crabby Granny- Strong bottle conditioned dry cyser flavored with Granny Smith and crab apples. Wildflower and clover honey blend with a mix of Frecon cider apples to provide a pleasant tartness and smooth finish. The Early Man- Early maturing heirloom apples like McIntosh & Gravenstein twist up this strong, bottle conditioned sparkling New England style cider. This baby proudly preserves the last notes of summer. Light, yet full bodied enough for another round! The Hogshead- Our strongest bottle conditioned sparkling New England style cider flavored with full blushed red Stayman Winesap & classic cider apples. Fortified with brown sugar and raisins, matured in oak.
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http://goodintentcider.com/
           
Good Intent Cider- Good Intent Cider is a pleasantly sparkling and mildly sweet alcoholic cider made in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, from a blend of Adams County apples. As a "full-juice" cider, it has no added water and it is fermented in small batches and bottled by hand.
776 Good Intent Rd
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania  
17325-8141

(717) 778-8171                 

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THE CIDERS:

Adam's Apple-  With all the aromas of an orchard in a bottle, Adam’s Apple is our flagship semi-dry cider made with freshly-pressed juice and no added water.  Serve chilled with friends!! (8% abv)
North Meets South-  In remembrance of the Battle of Gettysburg, we have crafted our own version of “North Meets South,” a bourbon barrel-aged cider.  From where once there was the clashing of cannons you will find the harmonious melding of Pennsylvanian apples and Virginian bourbon.  Made with freshly-pressed juice and no added water, we hope you enjoy this unique cider.  Cheers!!! (10% abv)

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http://jackshardcider.com/

Hauser Estate Winery and  Jack's Hard Cider- Our cider is produced from apples native to our home, Adams County Pennsylvania. The completely under-ground, naturally cool (55 degree) winery & cidery, churns out thousands of gallons of Jack’s Hard Cider per year. Each batch starts as apples skillfully grown and tended to by our farm manager Lee Wagner. Their juice is then carefully crafted by our Cider-maker and is filtered slowly to maintain flavor and a high level of smoothness for which our product has been noted. Jack’s Hard Cider awaits maturity in state of the art stainless steel tanks, is bottled on-site and rests for a short period to allow for “bottle shock” to wear away. Whether you’re searching for a traditional dry-English style cider or a sweet refreshing summer-like mouthfeel, one of our cider varieties is sure to please your pallet. Because each batch of our cider and apple wines is hand-crafted to perfection, we cannot always offer each of our varieties year-round. To find out what is available now, simply check our cider-shop at www.hauserestate.com. 

Hauser Estate Winery
410 Cashtown Road
Biglerville, Pennsylvania
17307

(717) 334-4888

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   THE CIDERS:

Original (Dry)- A crisp, dry cider with a fair amount of fizz. The predominance of Granny Smith apples lends this blend a note of tart green apple, pineapple and tangerine. Perfect for a hot summer day or anytime you need a little pick-me-up.
Helen's Blend (Semi-Sweet)- A colorful, lively cider with a bit of sparkle and a lot of character. Name for Helen Hauser, the matriarch of our establishment, this cider appropriately intermingles Pennsylvania varieties: Nittany and York with Fuji and just a bit of Rome imparting flavors of pears, peaches and melons with hints of orange zest and ginger. Helen’s Blend is a perfect balance of delicacy and complexity with a flourish of sweetness, just like Helen herself.
Abe's Apple Wine-  Adams County Apples, honest, Abe! Sipping this sweet wine is like a ripe, juicy bite of fresh fruit. Our newest wine, Abe's Apple is approachable and smooth. Besides pairing with your ham dinner, it would be a nice accompaniment to any fall dessert as well as vanilla ice cream with caramel sauce. 

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http://www.keewaydincidermill.com/
Keewaydin Cider is produced on Kunes' Family Farm in Keewaydin, Pennsylvania (Keewaydin is the Chippewa name meaning north wind) We have produced apples and apple products through four generations. We use only the finest apples from our orchard to create a crisp, natural tasting draught cider. Like the north-winds Keewaydin is named for, our cider is refreshing and aromatic.
917 Keewaydin Road
Frenchville, Pennsylvania 
16836

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   THE CIDERS:  

Keewaydin Cider Semi-Dry-   Keewaydin Cider Semi-Sweet-  

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Rebellion Ciderworks - Slippery Rock, PA


http://rebellionciderworks.com/ciderhome.html
Rebellion Ciderworks- is located in a renovated barn in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. Rebellion makes artesian hard cider on site using the traditional rack and cloth method in our 1921 cider press. We use a mixture of heirloom European and American cider apples, common dessert apples, and wild cider apples which bring a unique flavor of Slippery Rock to our cider. We use 100% juice in our products which creates a pure and powerful taste. 
We are committed to quality at Rebellion and passionate about maintaining the tradition of cider making. Our personal orchard of European, American, and local cider apples is growing and expanding and will be ready to produce in the near future. Our goal is to see the apple from start to finish: to grow and nurture the apple, wash, grind, press the apple, and use the pomace to nourish.

499 Grove City Road
Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
16057

(724) 967-1609

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   THE CIDERS:

Bittersweet Liberty- is a dry cider blended from early bittersweet apples such as Major and Somerset Redstreak, and Liberty, a New York sharp apple.   Wagon Wheel- is a still dry cider made from pure early bittersweet apples.  
Haymaker- is a light, semi-sweet effervescent cider made from late season dessert apples. Mackenna’s Première- is a single varietal cider made from Macintosh apples.  

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 http://www.reidsorchardwinery.com/  
Reid’s Orchard & Winery-  farms with the knowledge that we are stewards of the land. The land that we farm today is land that has been farmed by the generations that came before us. The land that we farm today is ours to cultivate and nurture for the time we are here. The land that we farm today will be farmed by those generations who choose to follow us as farmers and vintners. As responsible stewards, we make choices in land and crop management based not only on the needs of this year’s crop but also considering the long-term effects of our decisions on the land and on the environment.  Reid's ciders and fruit ciders are made from estate grown fruit. These wines are 100% fruit with no floorings, concentrates or essence. Their goal is to make wine from the fruit of the tree and earth just as they make wine from the fruit of the vine.
2135 Buchanan Valley Road
Orrtanna, Pennsylvania
17353

(717) 677-7047

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   THE CIDERS: 

Farmhouse Cider- Made with  100% Pennsylvania estate grown heirloom apples, slightly sweet, traditionally prepared hard cider.  Cripp's Pink Hard Cider-  Made with  100% Pennsylvania estate grown Pink Lady apples, light and sweet from start to finish, very clean and smooth, traditionally prepared cider.
Abe's Army Apple Wine-  Made with  100% Pennsylvania estate grown apples, light and sweet from start to finish, very clean and smooth. Apple Cherry Wine-  Made with 100% Pennsylvania estate grown sour cherries and apples.  Clean, light, sweet fruity flavor.

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http://www.6milecellars.com/index.html


http://oldsnappercider.com/
6 Mile Cellars- is Harborcreek, Pennsylvania's first winery that opened in May of 2012. Located on the corner of Clark and Firman Roads, the winery is just yards from 6 Mile Creek- the inspiration for our name. The location is also the furthest west in the Chautauqua Lake Erie Wine Country region, just over 6 miles from State Street in downtown Erie.Our winery is unique with its fusion of an old country setting and modern accents. Our tasting room is part of an authentic, well preserved 100+ year old barn that has been used for both the mainstay of horses as well as vineyard management for the Niagara grapes that grow on the property. 
5727 Firman Road
Erie, Pennsylvania
16510

(814) 580-8375

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   THE CIDER: Old Snapper Hard Cider- This is our first post on the fruition of 6 Mile Cellar’s first sparkling hard cider known as “Old Snapper”.  Snapper is produced from a blend of 6 Pennsylvania grown apples and leans towards the drier end of a semi-sweet scale.  The cider is back sweetened with unfermented juice in order to maintain a very natural taste! 
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Volant Mill Winery - Volant, PA


http://www.volantmillwinery.com/index.html 
Volant Mill Winery-  we are proud to offer you a wide variety of delicious wines crafted from the fruits of Western Pennsylvania orchards and vineyards. Many of our varietals are grown in our own local vineyards and are hand-harvested by Amish workers. We believe that the ecologically and economically conscious trend toward preferentially selecting produce from local farms also applies to the libations we consume and we encourage you to visit one of our three convenient locations to sample our wine. From our dry and peppery Maréchal Foch to our lusciously sweet Blackberry, we are confident that we have something to suit any palate.
1229 Main Street
Volant, Pennsylvania
15156

(724) 533-2500
 

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THE CIDERS:

George's Cider- traditional hard cider made from a centuries-old recipe.  Crisp, with a distinct bite, our George’s Cider is history in a bottle.  11% alcohol by volume.
Apple- A perfect, golden autumn day captured in a bottle, this wine is sweet and refreshing… just like that first bite! 
Pear- Sweet, yet light with a silk finish.  Loaded with aroma with flavor.

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Wyndridge Farm - Dallastown, Pennsylvania


http://www.wyndridge.com/
Wyndridge Farm Crafty Cider is York County's first and only hard cider company. Because hard cider is naturally gluten free with a refreshing taste, it’s one of the fastest-growing segments in the alcoholic beverage market. In the wind-swept hills of Pennsylvania you'll find historic farms that contain picturesque views of fields and orchards. Wyndridge Farm is a shining example of the natural beauty of these farms. Rustic but elegant, our farm has the heart of a historic Pennsylvania farm... with a soul that celebrates life. The iconic mark is a scarf-wearing fox. The fox is known as an elegant, sly and crafty animal that visits our farm frequently for a little “fun.” This essence captures the spirit that is Wyndridge Farm.
885 South Pleasant Ave.
Dallastown, Pennsylvannia 
17313
 
(717) 244-9900


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THE CIDER: Wyndridge Farm Crafty Cider separates itself from other hard ciders by utilizing the local bounty of high-quality apples found in Central Pennsylvania and by keeping the ingredients simple. Wyndridge Farm does NOT add erroneous amounts of extra sweeteners (extra sugars, extra frozen concentrates, etc.) to our Wyndridge Farm Crafty Cider. Adding too many sweeteners makes some ciders taste more like candy instead of a traditional clean-crisp hard apple cider. The result is a champagne-style apple cider – fresh, simple and tasty. Enjoy!


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