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Bottle shop only for now and the near future

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Today we’re only opening for our bottle sales, and staying open only til 6:00 PM. The taproom will be closed by state order starting Friday night, but we’re closing up for on-site drink sales immediately.  Please continue to order from us and buy bottles on site.  We need those sales more than ever! The taproom […]


The 12 finalists have been chosen- now pick one.

By Jeff Zeitler on Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

The final survey to determine the name of our ghost pepper, lemongrass and grapefruit zest cider.  Take it here! https://survey.app.do/name-the-new-cider  


Time To Choose, America.

By Jeff Zeitler on Monday, November 16th, 2020

Awright folks- here’s a survey with all 59 (!!!) of the names you suggested for our ghost pepper, lemongrass and grapefruit zest cider. To narrow down our choices, we are asking you to pick one name from 10 groups of 5 or 6 names. This will create a list of 10 names for our final […]


Name this cider!

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, November 12th, 2020

Help us name this cider. If your name is chosen, you’ll receive a free bottle of it, plus fifteen minutes of fame on our FB page. Here’s what’s in it: Ghost peppers Lemongrass Grapefruit zest Freshly fermented cider So far four contestants have submitted 5 names: Whippersnapper Zinger Ghostang Gold Dragon Ghost of Citrus Past. […]


Half price bottles of mead, melomel and cyser this weekend

By Jeff Zeitler on Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

This weekend only! November 12-15 all bottles of honey-based wine are on sale. Sale includes dry mead, cyser, cherry melomel and even the wonderful new red velvet melomel.  All 50% off just this weekend!  Take it home and enjoy it and be healthy. See you at the taproom!


Closed Thursday November 5

By Jeff Zeitler on Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

Sorry!  While we await Covid-19 test results, we are staying closed this Thursday out of an abundance of caution. We hope to be open Friday November 6.


Six dollar growler fills this weekend!

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, October 29th, 2020

Yep!  The growler (you know, the big glass bottle) still costs $8, but it’s infinitely refillable, and the fills (yes, of anything on tap) will cost only $6 this weekend (October 29- November 1) That’s half the normal price of $12.  Fill a couple for watching the election returns next week.  I know I will!


Trivia returns! Harry Potter Oct 29th, Serial Killers Oct 30.

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, October 29th, 2020

Yes, Harry Potter and true crime fans, trivia returns this week!  With (I can’t believe it’s not) Butterbeer as well! You need tickets, and there are only 8 left as of this writing for the Harry Potter trivia, more for Serial Killers.  For tickets, please click the links below: Harry Potter, Thursday October 29, 7:00 […]


Trivia is back!

By Jeff Zeitler on Monday, October 19th, 2020

Finally!  Just in time for Halloween, trivia returns.  We kick it off on Thursday October 29 with Harry Potter, then follow with the always popular Serial Killer trivia on Friday the 30th. A big change: now you need a ticket to participate.  Each team member needs a ticket ($8.50 plus taxes and fees, so around […]


It’s good to be back

By Jeff Zeitler on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

The taproom has felt so empty these past few months, even with our brief attempt at reopening in July.  We’re looking forward to opening the doors again to the general public and getting the cider pouring again! If you haven’t yet heard we are opening Thursdays 4-9, Fridays 4-9, Saturdays 1-9 and Sundays 1-5 from the 24th […]


All bottles of cider are $9.25 plus tax today!

By Jeff Zeitler on Saturday, September 19th, 2020

Saturday September 19- we’re having a cider sale!  All bottles of cider are $9.25 which comes to $10 when you add in the sales taxes.  Stop in between 1 and 5 and check it out.


We host a virtual cider tour this Thursday!

By Jeff Zeitler on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

We aren’t hosting real tours at the moment, but you can go on a virtual tour and tasting this Thursday, hosted by Jeff of Urban Forage.  Several other cideries will host as the autumn unfolds, giving you an opportunity to see into a slew of Minnesota cideries even during this unending pandemic.  It should be […]


More stuff in stock at the online store

By Jeff Zeitler on Friday, August 21st, 2020

Hey!  It’s been a while, but we’ve finally bottled and labeled and gotten all of our wine varieties uploaded to the online store.  We now have Frontenac, Frontenac Gris and Edelweiss available. If you only try one- try the Frontenac Gris.  It’s the flavor of late summer in a bottle and even if you think […]


Taproom closing again, not sure when we will be able to reopen

By Jeff Zeitler on Saturday, August 1st, 2020

This week Mayor Frey announced that all bars in Minneapolis will have to close, and no reopen date has been given.  Our taproom falls under that order, so we are closing it up for now.  We are still taking orders online and doing free home delivery, so please keep that in mind when you’re in […]


Hey, we’ve (sort of) reopened

By Jeff Zeitler on Saturday, July 25th, 2020

We’re trying this for now.  Opening the taproom Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 1-8.  This weekend, bring your rhubarb in and get 10% off a bottle of rhubarb wine per pound. Stay and try out our new back patio too while you’re at it!


Memorial Day But Without All The Camping And Barbecuing Sale!

By Jeff Zeitler on Saturday, May 23rd, 2020

Hey!  There’s one more day to take advantage of our Memorial Day But Without All The Camping And Barbecuing Sale.  All bombers of cider are $9.99 and bottles of wine or mead are $19.99.  And delivery is free!  Check it out here at our online store. We’re working on a plan for reopening our taproom, […]


Too soggy for dandelion picking again today, May 17

By Jeff Zeitler on Sunday, May 17th, 2020

To all our dandelion picking volunteers: thank you for being willing to go out with us!  I wish we had better weather today, but as it is, it’ll be too dark for the flowers to open- making them difficutl to find- and too wet to sit on the grass and pick- at least for long.  […]


May 10th dandelion picking postponed til May 17

By Jeff Zeitler on Saturday, May 9th, 2020

I know that some people will be terribly disappointed, but it looks like it’ll be too cool and wet on Sunday the 10th for dandelion picking.   That, and the dandelions, after making a good start at the beginning of May have significantly slowed down flowering.  We’re still probably going to have a good crop of […]


Gita’s Nepali chia recipe

By Jeff Zeitler on Monday, May 4th, 2020

In our house, there are two beverages we’ll usually have each day.  Chia (also known as chai) in the morning and hard cider in the evening.  The hard cider is usually just me.  Gita’s main beverage is chia, which may as well be the national drink of Nepal.  I’m posting Gita’s recipe (first time ever […]


Bottle shop closed for now- but free delivery!

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Our bottle shop is closing for now- at least until April 10th.  We can’t risk getting sick, or getting you sick, so for now, it’s online ordering only. The upshot is- free delivery!  Yes, order and pay online and we’ll deliver it to your home for free within 24 hours.  If we don’t get it […]