ARISTOCRATS OF APPLEDOM
Missouri grafted, grown, harvested, crushed, pressed, and produced.
GET TO KNOW US
With passions for growing fruit, the art of making cider, and honoring Missouri’s rich apple history, Black Bear Cider Co. was established in 2016 to bring authentic craft cider to the "Show Me State." As a small batch cidery, from graft to craft, we pay attention to every detail, having a hand in each step of the cidermaking process.
Many cideries choose to rehydrate apple juice concentrate of unknown origin, which affects both quality and authenticity. Black Bear Cider Co. trades scions with other orchardists and grafts antique apple trees, which enables us to incorporate heirloom cider varieties and native Missouri apples into our ciders. Adopting the black bear as our totem of good vigor, we source local ingredients, from the hand-picked apples we press to the Missouri oak staves in our barrels.
Black Bear Cider Co. follows a traditional winery model, planting in the Spring, harvesting in the Fall, fermenting through the Winter, and aging throughout the year. This enables us to use local terroir to our advantage, respect the character of the apple and create a wonderfully unique experience for our customers. Some of our ciders include annual orchard blends, single varietals, and specialty and barrel-aged ciders.
"DRY CIDER" (Annual orchard blend, fermented to dryness, and aged on Missouri Oak)
WHERE TO FIND US
Beer Outside! What more could you ask for? Beer Outside is a 20 tap trailer stocked with locally brewed delicious craft beer, sometimes offering a unique selection from out of town. We specialize in pop-up beer gardens in local parks and area venues but can be booked for private events. Take a look around and see what we're all about! We're sure you'll like what you see and take an adventure to come find us near you! Cheers! Come have a Beer Outside!