Best Cidery (2021)


The popularity of cider as a beer alternative has exploded in recent years. According to Statista, there were more than 800 cider makers in the United States as of 2018.

  • Milk & Honey Ciders

    Milk & Honey Ciders
    St. Joseph, Minnesota

    Milk & Honey Ciders makes their beverages from heirloom and traditional cider apple cultivars. The focus is on dry, aromatic and tannic ciders produced with minimal intervention to let the natural apple flavor shine through.
    Photo courtesy of Milk & Honey Ciders

  • Diskin Cider

    Diskin Cider

    Diskin Ciders are always made from fresh-pressed apple juice with no added sugars. The core lineup includes a traditional dry English-style cider and a semi-sweet variety, as well as a pineapple cider and a cider infused with Southern tea.
    Photo courtesy of Diskin Cider

  • Waldschänke Ciders + Coffee

    Waldschänke Ciders + Coffee

    This Swiss-inspired cidery in Denver offers a core lineup of six ciders that include flavors like fresh lemon and ginger, peach and habanero, cactus flower or hopped apricot. Cider drinkers can choose from more than 16 specialty ciders made in-house.
    Photo courtesy of Waldschänke Ciders + Coffee

  • One Tree Hard Cider

    One Tree Hard Cider
    Spokane, Washington

    The ingredients that go into One Tree Hard Cider are grown right in Washington State. The Cider House features 20 rotating taps, showing off the best ciders in the Pacific Northwest, including One Tree’s lineup of huckleberry, lemon basil, strawberry kiwi and Staycation (mango and pineapple) hard ciders.
    Photo courtesy of One Tree Hard Cider

  • Cider Corps

    Cider Corps
    Mesa, Arizona

    This cidery and taproom in historic downtown Mesa, Arizona was founded as Arizona’s first with a mission to honor our nation’s veterans. Cider Corps offers creative takes on cider, with flavors like apricot and black tea or blueberry with cassia bark.
    Photo courtesy of Cider Corps

  • UrbanTree Cidery

    UrbanTree Cidery

    Atlanta’s first cidery makes their ciders from scratch, harvesting and pressing apples by hand, fermenting with specially selected yeasts, filtering and aging. The apples used to make Urban Tree Hard Cider come from the Northeast Georgia mountains.
    Photo courtesy of UrbanTree Cidery

  • North Country Hard Cider

    North Country Hard Cider
    Rollinsford, New Hampshire

    The ciders from North Country Hard Cider are made with apples, yeast and other real ingredients, resulting in a slightly sweet, slightly tart, perfectly drinkable cider. The Original Press is made with heirloom, modern and antique apple varieties from New Hampshire and Maine.
    Photo courtesy of North Country Hard Cider

  • Citizen Cider

    Citizen Cider
    Burlington, Vermont

    Each cider from Citizen Ciders is made from real fruit sourced directly from local farmers in Vermont and New York. Everything is pressed, fermented and packaged in Burlington, Vermont. Cider lovers can choose from a series of six core ciders or sample something from the Origin Series, each inspired by a special place.
    Photo courtesy of Citizen Cider

  • Ploughman Cider

    Ploughman Cider
    Aspers, Pennsylvania

    Ploughman makes their ciders from apples grown in Adams County, Pennsylvania (Three Springs Fruit Farm, to be exact). The company makes and releases ciders according to seasonal conditions, so the lineup is always changing.
    Photo courtesy of Ploughman Cider

  • Threadbare Cider and Mead

    Threadbare Cider and Mead

    Threadbare Cider and Mead, inspired by the story of Johnny Appleseed, makes farmhouse, bottle-conditioned, wild-fermented, hopped and barrel-aged ciders. Try house and experimental ciders by the glass at their Pittsburgh cider house.
    Photo courtesy of Threadbare Cider and Mead

The top 10 winners in the category Best Cidery are as follows:

  1. Milk & Honey Ciders - St. Joseph, Minnesota
  2. Diskin Cider - Nashville
  3. Waldschänke Ciders + Coffee - Denver
  4. One Tree Hard Cider - Spokane, Washington
  5. Cider Corps - Mesa, Arizona
  6. UrbanTree Cidery - Atlanta
  7. North Country Hard Cider - Rollinsford, New Hampshire
  8. Citizen Cider - Burlington, Vermont
  9. Ploughman Cider - Aspers, Pennsylvania
  10. Threadbare Cider and Mead - Pittsburgh

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning cideries!

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