The News & Observer: Durham’s Black Twig Cider House bought by Colorado cider maker

“Pioneering cider bar Black Twig Cider House has a new owner and soon will have a new name.

Local restaurateur Mattie Beason announced Tuesday he has sold the Durham establishment to Colorado cider maker Stem Ciders.”

Drew Jackson, The News & Observer

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Brewbound: Colorado’s Stem Ciders Acquires North Carolina Cider House

“Colorado’s Stem Ciders is heading east.

The Denver-based cider company has acquired Durham, North Carolina-based Black Twig Cider House from owner Matthew Beason.”

Justin Kendall, Brewbound

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The Denver Post: A dry-hopped salted cucumber cider? the reinvention of cider arrives in Colorado

“Colorado’s cider makers are applying techniques common in craft beer to debunk old stereotypes of cider.”

John Frank, The Denver Post

(image credit Jeremy Papasso, The Boulder Daily Camera)

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5280 Magazine: Colorado Makers Represent at The Good Food Awards

“Coloradans know that our beautiful state is home to plenty of good food (and booze)—and now we have the hardware to prove it.”

Daliah Singer, 5280 Magazine

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Cider Culture: Praise Hands! Stem Ciders is Coming to California

“This Colorado-based company has been doing its crafty thing since 2013, which, in modern cider time, is ages ago. Between now and back then, they’ve been super busy growing sales and distribution (a.k.a. winning over cider-lover’s hearts), creating the need for a new production facility, cider house and eatery, Acreage.”

Emily Kovach – Cider Culture

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CompanyWeek: Stem Ciders

“Co-founder and CEO Eric Foster oversees a booming cider business, with a state-of-the-art production facility opening in early 2018.”

Gregory Daurer – CompanyWeek

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Eater Denver: Two Big Boulder Chefs Sign Onto Lafayette Cider House Project

“Daniel Asher and Kelly Whitaker will help turn Acreage into a Basque-inspired Colorado eatery”

Josie Sexton – Eater Denver

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Westword: Two Top Colorado Chefs Help Launch Stem Ciders’ New Farmhouse Restaurant

“Last year, Foster and Kao purchased several acres of land in Lafayette and broke ground on Acreage this past January. What Google Maps doesn’t show is that the new facility is nearly complete; Stem expects to open in January with a taproom and wood-fired restaurant conceptualized by two of Boulder and Denver’s top chefs”…

Mark Antonation – Westword

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BizWest: Stem Ciders restaurant and cider house brings on 2 top chefs

“Stem Ciders’ upcoming cider house and restaurant in Lafayette has brought on two renowned area chefs.”

Jensen Werley – BizWest

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Westword: Cider and Bluegrass Come Together at the Quickly Growing Stem

“Stem Ciders’ passion for the craft and skill is evident; the ciders are more nuanced in taste and bouquet than the national brands you’ll find on most liquor-store shelves.”

Krista Kafer – Westword

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