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At Black Mountain Ciderworks + Meadery, we craft genuine cider and mead from local apples and honey. We embrace the terroir of our Southern apples, fermenting cider in small batches blended from heirloom apples throughout the harvest and pressed in house. Our cider is real cider, never filtered or pasteurized, and we never add sugars, concentrates, or manufactured flavors. With mead, we focus on hydromels, meads fermented with a higher water content to achieve a lower-gravity, more sessionable mead. We 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.Put Black Mountain Cider + Mead and other Black Mountain attractions into our Black Mountain vacation planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
Previously as homebrewers, we made beer, wine, and dry cider, which we preferred over too-sweet industrial brands. We began developing our cider concept in 2009 while visiting England. There we 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. Our 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.
Cheers, to your health and pleasure.
Black Mountain Cider + Mead reviews
Loved this small hidden meadery. So many options of ciders and meads. Friendly and small family business. Had a great flight of ciders and meads. Original interesting one and not the usual same 4... more »
Super friendly staff and a large selection of ciders and meads. The flights are served on a cut log. Would love to visit again. more »
I think people get turned off to cider sometimes because it can be overly sweet, but let me *just* say, good LORT, Black Mountain Cider + Mead is doing some super special stuff with the ingredients being used and the flavors they're creating. Marrying rhubarb with black pepper??? Stop. I only go there every so often because I can't actually handle the flavor explosion on a routine basis. Be sure to try them out, you won't regret it.
This is definitely a hidden gem in black mountain. David and his wife are so hospitable and the quality of the mead and cider here are unlike any other. Absolutely worth the stop.
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