MadTree Brewing is introducing a new hard cider exclusively in their Oakley taproom using locally grown apple cider from Beiersdorfer Orchard in Southeast Indiana. This marks the first time the brewery has offered a hard cider and was driven by the desire to create a quality beverage for those with a gluten sensitivity or are looking for a beer alternative.
The hard cider is named 42 Mile, an homage to Beiersdorfer Orchard being located 42 miles east of the brewery. 42 Mile is a semi-sweet cider that strikes a balance of sweetness and dryness to create a crisp apple finish that all can appreciate. Additionally, it meets FDA guidelines to be declared gluten free which will provide a new option for taproom patrons with a gluten sensitivity.
“When we set out to make a hard cider, it was really important for us to know where the fruit came from and who the farmer was that grew it,” said Ryan Blevins, MadTree head brewer. “Once I visited the Beiersdorfer farm and talked with Jeremy, I knew his apple cider would be the right base to make a quality, delicious hard cider that we’d be proud of to represent MadTree.”
Beiersdorfer Orchard general manager, Jeremy Beiersdorfer, said, “Working with Ryan and the MadTree team has been great. They understand the passion and effort that goes into growing quality apples to produce great cider. I appreciate their desire to support local family farms and we’re proud to have our apples in their hard cider. Plus, I’ve always been a fan of MadTree’s beers!”
42 Mile goes on tap onFriday, December 14 in the MadTree Taproom at 3301 Madison Rd inOakley. There are no plans to distribute the cider outside of the taproom and state law does not permit patrons to fill growlers to take home.
About MadTree Brewing Company
Cincinnati’s MadTree Brewing made history when they opened in 2013 by becoming the first modern craft brewery to can its beer in Ohio. When it comes to brewing, they have carved their own path. They mix. They mash. They methodically bring quality beer to life, and have fun doing it. Demand from the growing community keeps MadTree motivated and moving. In return, they make nothing but the best beer. They are founded and continue to grow on the notion that beer builds community and community builds beer. MadTree distributes its beers throughout Ohio, Kentucky, and Middle and Eastern Tennessee.
About Beiersdorfer Orchards
Beiersdorfer Orchard is a family owned business operating in Southeastern Indiana. While specializing in apples and apple cider, we have wide selection of mouth-watering fruits such as peaches, pears, plums, etc. to fill your needs. We cater to everyone, from the casual individual shopper to commercial customers. We are located at 21874 KuebelRd., Guilford, Indiana 47022 and are open Monday through Saturday from 9 AM to 6 PM and Sunday from 1 PM to 6 PM.