Beers from Climb Cider currently at the Mayor:Peach Cider
The Johnny Appleseed of Northern Colorado
Thanks to Johnny Appleseed, Americans have been enjoying pomaceous fruit and fruit juices for many years. Folklore paints a picture of Johnny, traveling by foot, with sacks full of seeds, planting orchards and educating folks on the apple tree and all the wonderful products that that can be made from its’ fruit. The apple industry grew quickly and early Americans embraced hard cider, for example, prior to prohibition, Americans consumed more hard cider per capita than any other alcoholic drink.
The post prohibition era was not so good for apple cider. Orchards and cider making facilities were abandoned or displaced. A whole generation of hard cider drinkers was lost.
We want to reintroduce hard cider and educate people about hard cider as Johnny did back in the day. Our goal is to teach people about the different styles and varieties of hard ciders as well as providing those who are health conscious and gluten intolerant, an alternative to beer.
Our journey began not quite as long ago as Johnny’s, but some time has passed since our first encounter with fermented juices. While living in Europe, Peter, our cider maker, frequently visited local drinking establishments, and took a liking to the wide variety of hard cider and enjoyed how Europeans mixed their cider with beer. Peter began brewing his own beer and fermenting cider once he returned to America.