INDIAN LADDER FARMSTEAD CIDERY AND BREWERY

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INDIAN LADDER FARMSTEAD CIDERY AND BREWERY produces hard cider and craft beer with ingredients grown on the farm, and is dedicated to the farm-to-table movement, or in this case, farm-to-glass. The farm is located beneath the dramatic limestone cliffs of the Helderberg Escarpment, home to the scenic John Boyd Thacher State Park.

Indian-ladder-biergarden-webCelebrating its centennial in 2016, Indian Ladder Farms is operated by the fourth generation of the Ten Eyck family, and features a retail farm market, café, bakery, and pick-your-own. It also offers educational programs and other special events, including weddings. Originally a dairy farm, Indian Ladder Farms raised beef cattle after the dairy barn burned in the 1940s. It was eventually converted to an apple orchard, now famous for its high-quality fruit, fresh-pressed apple cider, and cider doughnuts.

With access to more than 40 apple varieties, Indian Ladder Farmstead’s hard ciders are dry, complex, and refreshing. The apples are hand-picked, then pressed on the premises. The public can watch the process through a viewing window. Seasonal fruits, herbs, and hops, also grown on the farm, are used to create unique flavor combinations that celebrate New York State agriculture.

The Essentials

Name

INDIAN LADDER FARMSTEAD CIDERY AND BREWERY

Address

342 Altamont Rd.
Altamont, NY 12009

Phone

518-655-0108

Website

Open

April–November: Wed–Thurs, 4–9pm
Fri, 4–10pm
Sat, 11am–9pm,
Sun, 11am–7pm

December–March: Thurs, 4–9pm
Fri, 4–10pm
Sat, 11am–9pm
Sun, 11am–7pm

Closed

Thanksgiving, Christmas

Tasting Fee

$10.00 tasting flight

Tours

Available, call to schedule

Farm Acreage

300

Production

1,500 cases

Owners

Dietrich Gehring and Stuart Morris

Cider Makers

Dietrich Gehring and Stuart Morris

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