As you already know, Cider is on the rise here in Western North Carolina. And not only here, but all across the United States. Bold Rock Hard Cider has been on the scene for several years and has recently opened up a new distribution facility and taproom in Mills River NC, about 20 minutes from Downtown Asheville. We headed out there to see what was going and growing on since this area is kinda centralized between Hendersonville, Brevard and Asheville; three of our key target markets.
They have a fine looking taproom designed by an Architect friend of ours, lots of hard cider on tap, and a wonderful staff always on deck! My favorite ciders are the Pear, which you can also find around town at local grocery stores; and also their new IPA Cider that I am too selfish to share once I get my hands on some. They have bottles, cases and growlers available, as well as a bunch of Bold Rock bling you can purchase.
Bold Rock Hard Cider recently hosted “Industry Night” where they invited a bunch of local folks including Brewers from the local beer and cider scene. Plus, Wally Capps was there catering his famed barbecue. Plus A Social Function was the band playing and boy can they play! Musical guests Jeff Sipe, and also Nicky Sanders of The Steep Canyon Rangers joined in. A great time for everyone! Stop by their place sometime soon and check it out. And don’t drink all of my IPA Cider. Please.