IT’S THE KIND OF IDEA you get after a few drinks at the local pub. “Hey, let’s start a cider company!” Then it’s forgotten the next day. But Albert Wilklow and Devin Britton, two guys in Highland, NY, actually followed through with it.

It didn’t hurt that Albert was a sixth generation apple farmer, and Devin enjoyed brewing and fermenting anything that sounded like it had promise to make a tasty beverage. But ever since the summer of 2011, when these two childhood friends banded together with meager savings and a love of cider, they have been crafting, selling, and talking everything cider. It’s their pastime, their passion, their life.

Since the beginning, they have always had a single-minded goal to bring hand- crafted, truly dry cider to the world.

The Bad Seed tap room has a unique atmosphere, and the unique bar menu offers up tempting small bites that pair brilliantly with its unique ciders. It spans two floors, and offers a wide selection of ciders, all geared towards one goal – to advance the craft cider industry by combining both old and new cider techniques and craft beer influences. It’s not uncommon at Bad Seed to taste a cider fermented with an American Ale yeast and dry-hopped, next to a traditional dry French-style cider, or a raspberry cider made with raspberries grown right on the farm.

Bad Seed ciders are made from 100% fresh pressed apples grown on this sixth generation family farm. There’s no alchemy involved – after all this is cider, not science. You won’t find the endless list of chemicals, artificial sweeteners, and excuses on a Bad Seed label, because they aren’t used.

The Essentials




43 Baileys Gap Rd.
Highland, NY 12528

Bad Seed Farm Bar (seasonally):
341 Pancake Hollow Rd.
Highland, NY 12528





Year round
  Sat: 12–7pm
  Sun: 12–6pm



New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving,

Tasting Fee

Tasting paddle – $12.99

Farm Acreage

200+ acres


15,000 cases


Devin Britton, Albert Wilklow
Bram Kincheloe (Sales & Marketing)

Cider Maker

Devin Britton

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