Colorado Cider Co.

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Colorado Cider Company is one of our favorites – we first came across it a few years ago while visiting Denver during GABF amidst lots of brewery tours. They were an early pioneer in cider in Colorado and produce a large line of cider choices, making this a great place to try the full range of what is possible with the humble apple. Most of their ciders are available in 22 ounce bottles, and some are on tap at quality bars and restaurants in Colorado.

The ever-growing production facility is also a tasting room that is open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays, so you can go try some of their great ciders (and pretzels) and see where they do their fermenting and pick up a few bombers to bring home!

The wide range of cider choices at Colorado Cider Company:

  • Glider Cider – Our flagship cider features a nose of sliced apples, a light sweetness, fresh apple flavors and a hint of tartness. It also finishes much dryer than mass-market ciders.
  • Glider Cider Dry – A dryer version of Glider has a whisper apples, a light tart note and a champagne-like flavor and finish. An elegant, understated gem with an extra-dry finale.
  • Grasshop-ah – Aromas of lemon zest and cut grass lead to flavors of light hops and a citrus kick of lemongrass. A gateway cider for beer lovers, a unique thrill for cider adventurers.
  • Ol’ Stumpy – Made with bittersweet apples, Ol’ Stumpy has a silky mouth feel, aromas of earth, and oak and a touch of tannins. Our modern take on an early American cider. Aged for a full year, including 4 months in oak Chardonnay barrels.
  • Mel (Pome Mel) – The first in our botanical series, it delivers notes of lavendar and rosemary over flavors of honey and tart apples. It finishes clean and dry with hints of its signature herbs.
  • Pearsnickety – Fresh pear aromas lead to barely sweet pear flavors and an earthy, long-lasting rain-washed finish. A seasonal treat made with Colorado grown bartlett pear.
  • UVANA – Made with a 50/50 blend of Colorado wine grapes and apples. In Spanish Uva = grape, Manzana = apple, we combined them for UVANA. Delicate fruit flavors, a snappy middle and a dry finish with very few bubbles.
  • Cherry – A rosé color and a distinctive cherry pucker. This cherry is a unique & dry apple cider enhanced with cherries, not over powered by them.
  • CCC Distraction – limited release!! – This is our “Pommeau” and we’ve only made about 45 cases of it. We took some distilled cider and added it to fresh juice in 2012 and it’s been aging in a rum barrel until now. Sort of like a Port version of cider. Available now in our tasting room.

 

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