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You can now buy an Iowa-made hard cider at your local store.
Jefferson County Ciderworks is expanding into retail sales with the launch of its new canned cider line.
The four-packs of 16-ounce cans are now available for sale throughout Iowa. Previously, the cider was only available at bars and restaurants — and to-go growlers were sold at its Fairfield taproom.
The debut flavors include:
- OG Original Apple — semi-sweet, bright and refreshing
- Oaked Sour Cherry — semi-dry, crisp, tart and smooth
- Hibiscus Rose — semi-dry, floral and earthy tannins
Made from fresh-pressed whole apples, the ciders will be available year-round. They contain no added sugar or artificial flavors and are gluten-free.
“Having a cider at the bar is great, but there’s nothing better than being able to crack one open wherever,” said Katie Greenfield, co-owner. “Whether you’re out on a trail, having a picnic, or sitting at home by the fire, you’ll be able to have our cider right there with you.”
Starting in the spring, Ciderworks will add to this initial core line of ciders with the release of its first suite of seasonal flavors.
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In addition to regular seasonal offerings, there will also be the occasional limited-edition can release.
“We’re always coming up with new flavors through using different fermenting methods, added natural flavorings, and aging techniques,” said Jesse Narducci, the head cider maker. “If we land on something great, there’s nothing stopping us now from throwing it into some cans and sharing it with everyone.”
In 2013, native Iowans Jesse Narducci and Katie Greenfield moved back to their hometown to make cider from the apples Jesse planted on the family farm.
The 800-tree orchard, which is planted with many heirloom cider apple varieties that were nearly lost during Prohibition, is now the backbone of Ciderworks’ New American Ciders.
The cidery is located about two hours southeast of Des Moines and includes a restaurant and taproom.
Greenfield said fans of Ciderworks are encouraged to share photos on social media of the far-flung places they drink the new cans with the hashtag #jeffcotogo.
Jefferson County Ciderworks
Location: 1839 200th St., Fairfield
Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 5 to 11 p.m.