The Cider Different is hand-crafted in “The City Different.” Our small batch apple cider is different from mass-produced, commercial ciders. The Cider Different is semisweet with a fruit-forward apple aroma, and a complex, yet balanced taste. Be part of our “local” family; experience a refreshing change with our one-of-a-kind craft cider!
Crafted in the “Land of Enchantment”, our cherry cider is a perfect blend of distinct apples and tart cherries providing a lightly sparkling, wonderfully refreshing, anytime cider!
The near term plan is to start test batches on a third flavor. Be on the look out for our new cider.
Santa Fe Cider Works opened in 2012 as a smaller but very successful cidery in Santa Fe and it's surrounding areas. Producing just under 5000 gallons per year it remains a local favorite, particularly in the north central part of New Mexico.
Santa Fe Cider Works was purchased in November 2018 and while the goal is to increase our annual production to meet demand, we will continue to ensure each batch remains hand-crafted verses mass-production. Our goal is quality first as opposed to quantity. In January 2019, we plan to move the cidery to a larger facility at the south end of Santa Fe. This will give us substantially more space, allowing room to bring in additional tanks to increase production of our current ciders to meet the increased demand and to use our existing tanks to test the production of a third recipe. It will also allow us to produce test batches of various blends for potential future ciders.
Brian and Barry have been friends since 1987 when they first met in California while serving in the United States Air Force. They traveled with their families from one assignment to another throughout the country and finally landing them in beautiful Colorado in 1999. From there Barry was stationed in Alaska for a year and returning to Colorado Springs. Brian was accepted for a special duty assignment and worked in US Embassies throughout the world. Barry retired in 2003 after almost 21 years and has since worked in defense contracting. Brian retired in 2011 after 26 years and continued working in the US Embassy in London. Over the years Brian and Barry discussed numerous business ventures but could never quite find the right fit. In early 2018 they came across Santa Fe Cider Works. Looking for adventure and new opportunities in an industry filled with endless potential and growth, they jumped at the opportunity to become part of a competitive, but close knit, family of the hard cider industry. Santa Fe Cider Works was purchased on 13 November 2018.
Dave is a career pharmaceutical/biotech/medical device professional with over twenty years of experience. He is a native of New Mexico and has worked as an instructor/teacher at all grade levels as well as in hospital surgical departments. His interest in the craft brewing industry dates back to the mid-nineties. Around 2006, Dave began to seek an understanding of the myriad available craft brew styles. He has visited numerous breweries and tasting events throughout Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona, eventually acquiring a taste for different flavored ciders. In 2017, Dave decided to "retire" and change careers, enrolling in the Brewing Technology program at CNM in Albuquerque. Besides a love of craft brews/ciders, he will bring extensive experience in quality, production, and process development to Santa Fe Cider Works. He is looking forward to being a part of our growth process and our production of new ciders.