Botanist & Barrel releases south's first natural cider in cans

Botanist & Barrel’s co-founder Lyndon Smith with a can of Farmhouse Cider Seriously Dry

Botanist & Barrel’s co-founder Lyndon Smith with a can of Farmhouse Cider Seriously Dry

Cider season is here!

And Botanist & Barrel is just in time with the release of the first natural cider cans in the South.

Farmhouse Cider Seriously Dry will arrive in stores and restaurants the second week of October. This cider is an unfiltered, unpasteurized cider – which means it is additive free with no sulfites and zero sugar.

Seriously Dry, just like all of Botanist & Barrel’s ciders are made using apples from North Carolina and Virginia.

 “We really want to show the raw terrior of the south with Appalachia and Piedmont apples,” says Amie Fields, a founding partner at Botanist & Barrel.

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 The new cider will be released in 2 different parts of the state, starting on Oct. 11. In Asheville, Appalachian Vintner will release the cans in its bottle shop and bar. And in Durham, NC Beer Study will host a can release with portions of the sales going to Baggingit4kids (a nonprofit organization that helps feed children in the area).

 ”We have been longtime fans of Botanist & Barrel at Beer Study and we have been eagerly awaiting their first can release,” says general manager of Beer Study Durham, Kerri Hoffman.