Producers, Ulster County

HUDSON VALLEY FARMHOUSE CIDER was founded in 1996 by award-winning farmer, cider master, and “Grand Dame of Hudson Valley Cider” Elizabeth Ryan at her original orchard, Breezy Hill, near Rhinebeck, NY. In 2014, Ryan saved the beloved, 200-year-old Stone Ridge…

Pomme-Perfect Cocktails

Food and Drink

Apple flavors make a great foundation for building drinks. They play well in a shaker with a wide variety of herbs and spices, citrus flavors, and other craft spirits, so it’s no wonder beverage directors and mixologists are embracing the…

Varietal ciders

The Curious Character of Varietal Ciders

Producers, Production

Cider makers often blend inedible bitter-sharp and bittersweet apple varieties with crossover apples to create their signature house styles. But some, like Doc’s Draft, Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider, and Angry Orchard are experimenting with single varietals, using just one type…