The earliest record of cider-making dates as far back as 64 BC. While wine was going mainstream and started trading internationally during the medieval ages, hard cider remained a local product with distinct regional cider cultures emerging throughout Europe. It was even popular with early American farmers storing up to 50 gallons of cider in their cellars. As our society shifted away from the farm and moved into the city, cider fell away with the transition. In 1991 there were ten cideries in the United States. There are over 2,500 cideries currently operating today.
Chapman Cider was founded in 2016 through the love and passion for creating unique drinks that delight and challenge your definition of what a cider is. Through the ups and downs, Chapman has survived in just the same way as our beloved apple has, adapting and overcoming any challenge. We are pushing the boundaries of flavor and invite you to join us on this journey.