Our Cider Journey

Stem Ciders is a craft cidery based in Lafayette, Colorado. Founded in 2013 by Eric Foster and Phil Kao, two 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.

The RiNo cider house doors opened in January of 2014 with three ciders on tap and a mission to share with you the cider traditions that our founders know and love. With the addition of a primary production facility and restaurant, Acreage, in Lafayette, Colorado, as well as restaurant and bottle shop, The Northern Spy in Durham, North Carolina, Stem Ciders continues to grow nationally with wholesale and retail focus. From the first batch of cider produced in 2011 – now known as Real Dry Apple Cider, to the seasonal ciders and monthly Firkin experiments, Stem is committed to producing the highest quality cider that brings those traditions to the forefront.

 

2019

august
Three Day Pass Collaboration with Planet Bluegrass
july
Winesap CELLAR SERIES
june
Piggy Bank Collaboration with Piggy Bank Organization
May
Rosé OFF-DRY SERIES
april
New Hampshire Heritage CELLAR SERIES
January
Sour Tart Cherry CELLAR SERIES

2018

October
Spiced Black Currant CELLAR SERIES
Chile Guava
September
That Dream collaboration with The Motet
August
Rosidae CELLAR SERIES
May
Hibiscus Session Apple Cider OFF-DRY SERIES
april
Farmhouse Cider CELLAR SERIES
March
A Salted Cucumber Collaboration with The Real DillSPECIAL RELEASE
January
Cranberry CyserCELLAR SERIES

2017

October
The PippinsCELLAR SERIES
August
Coffee Apple Cider Collaboration with Method Roasters
July
Grapefruit Citra HoppedCELLAR SERIES
June
Almond Cider Collaboration with The Pure Brewing ProjectSPECIAL RELEASE
May
Banjo Collaboration with Laws Whiskey HouseSPECIAL RELEASE
April
Pear Apple CiderOFF-DRY SERIES
PerryCELLAR SERIES
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 Real Dry Apple Cider, released at launch party at Denver Beer Company