Black Mountain Ciderworks
At Black Mountain Ciderworks + Meadery, they craft genuine cider and mead from local apples and honey. They embrace the terroir of our Southern apples, fermenting cider in small batches blended from heirloom apples throughout the harvest and pressed in house. Their cider is real cider, never filtered or pasteurized, and they never add sugars, concentrates, or manufactured flavors. With mead, Black Mountain Ciderworks + Meadery focuses on hydromels, meads fermented with a higher water content to achieve a lower-gravity, more sessionable mead. They find that hydromels are more approachable than traditional higher-gravity meads because they are more cider and beer-like (but still gluten free), and quite suitable for serving on draft.
Previously as homebrewers, the Black Mountain Ciderworks + Meadery crew made beer, wine, and dry cider, which they preferred over too-sweet industrial brands. They began developing their cider concept in 2009 while visiting England. There they attended a street fair in a town called Battle and slaked our thirst with real, Kentish country-style cider made from 100% apple juice (scrumpy). It 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. Their 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. Years later, this experience continues to inspire our own real North Carolina cider and mead.
Brews available to take home in growlers, bottles .
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 3-8pm