Fine Cider + Mead crafted in Black Mountain, NC
Black Mountain Cider + Mead crafts dry(ish) ciders and session(able) meads from local apples and honey in an old furniture factory nestled among the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western NC. Our ciders and meads harmonize fresh flavors with traditional wisdom. We ferment cider in small batches blended from heirloom apples harvested throughout the season to make cider that is real, never filtered, pasteurized, or tainted with added sugars, concentrates, or manufactured flavors. With mead, we focus on lower-gravity sessionable meads (also called hydromels), which are often less sweet and more approachable than traditional, higher-gravity meads.
Our cider journey began almost a decade ago when we visited England and tasted some dry, real country-style cider (scrumpy) at a local county fair. As homebrewers of all beverages, we had dabbled in cider and preferred it drier than what was available in stores. This country-style cider was dry and still, standing in contrast to the syrupy-sweet industrial brands sold in the English pubs and much of the U.S. Market. Our notion was whetted into conviction: cider needn’t taste like artificially-flavored apple candy, and when made with 100% juice—and without concentrates, corn syrups, or other undesirables—real cider is a pure, yet complex and palatable delight.
As students of English Literature, we grew curious about the mead mentioned in numerous antiquated poems and songs. Our approach to this oldest of beverages is steeped in tradition but guided by modern sensibilities, inspiring us to combine the choicest local honey with flavors like coffee, almond, pistachio, sweet potato, and beet to produce craft beverages that stand alone in a crowding market. Slake your thirst with our ciders and meads to discover something that is at once old and new.
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104 Eastside Drive, Unit 307, Black Mountain, NC 28711