Cider: A Taste of New York

For food and beverage enthusiasts, a trip to the Catskills can often be a journey exploring one particular food, crop, or product. We know this to be true about apple picking in the fall, and naturally it extends to a drink that has become synonymous with New York State’s rich agricultural tradition and booming industry of hard apple cider.

Cider is soaring in popularity all across the country, and producers in our region are exploring age-old techniques as well as new, exciting methods of creating complex, flavorful, and unique versions of this beloved drink. From wild, foraged varietals to almost champagne-like taste and feel, New York makers are establishing a truly spectacular cider culture.

Catskills cideries offer a wide range of experiences from cozy taprooms serving a variety of locally produced plates and beverages to full mill tours where you can see how the cider is produced and bottled. We’ve rounded up all the cideries in our region with a taproom so you can check out what local producers are pouring (and pairing) this season.

 

Scrumpy Ewe Cider
West Fulton, New York

 

Awestruck Cider
Sidney, New York

 

Wayside Cider
Andes, New York

 

Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard
Cooperstown, New York

 

Brooklyn Cider House
New Paltz, New York

 

Westwind Orchard
Accord, New York

 

Shrewd Fox Brewery
Edlred & Glen Spey, New York

 

Aaron Burr Cider
Wurtsburo, New York

 

 

Whether you’re a cider fan looking for their next favorite varietal, or are just on an adventure in need of a delightful pitstop, these cideries and tap rooms are ready for you to visit. With beautiful locations in pristine country settings, each has something unique to offer. Special hours are subject to change, so we always recommend calling or confirming before making the trip. Cheers to New York State cider!

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