Our Cider Journey

CiderJourney_TapHandlesStem Ciders is an urban cidery located in the heart of Denver’s RiNo District. Founded in 2013 by Eric Foster and Phil Kao, two passionate entrepreneurs with a deep appreciation for craft, and a strong commitment to reviving the cider tradition, Stem produces cider founded on three main principles: quality, style, and tradition.

We opened our RiNo cider house doors in January of 2014 with three ciders on tap and a mission to share with you the cider traditions we grew up with, and that we know and love. From the first batch of cider produced in 2011 – now known as Real Dry Apple Cider, to our seasonal ciders and monthly Firkin experiments, we’re committed to producing the highest quality cider that brings those traditions to the forefront.

 

2017

January
Off-Dry Apple Cider OFF-DRY SERIES
Coffee Cider Collaboration with Novo Coffee (Batch 3)
Colorado Heritage Blend CELLAR SERIES

2016

October
Spiced Black Currant CELLAR SERIES
July
Lavender SPECIAL RELEASE
Blood Orange Cyser CELLAR SERIES
June
Coffee Cider Collaboration with Novo Coffee (Batch 2)
April
Whiskey Barrel-Aged Apricot CELLAR SERIES
March
Coffee Cider Collaboration with Novo Coffee (Batch 1)
January
Perry CELLAR SERIES

 

2015

December
Pommeau
November
Winesap CELLAR SERIES
October
Hatch Chili SPECIAL RELEASE
Pepo the Picker a collaboration sour ale with Odd 13 Brewing
June
Branch & Bramble
March
Green Fairy SPECIAL RELEASE absinthe botanical infused cider

 

2014

October
Lavender Cider SPECIAL RELEASE
Hatch Chili SPECIAL RELEASE
Spooky Pumpkin Cider SPECIAL RELEASE
May
L’Acier
March
Crabby Neighbor
Remedy
January
Our RiNo Cider House Opens
Grand Opening Special Release: GOSR the first and only still cider
Malice
Banjo SPECIAL RELEASE
Le Chêne

2013

DECEMBER
PRELUDE – What would soon become Malice, released at launch party at Denver Beer Company