Hard Cider is taking Western North Carolina over by storm. Beer City USA has cider on their mind. Whether you are in Asheville or Hendersonville, Cider Taprooms are opening up on just about every end of town. As a matter of fact, according to INC Magazine, cider is one of the 5 fastest growing industries in the US. That is huge! The 3rd Annual North Carolina Cider Fest was recently hosted in Asheville as well.
Black Mountain Ciderworks was on the forefront of this cidery revolution. Then Urban Orchard opened up on Asheville’s Sweet Slope on the westside of town. Now Noble Cider has just opened up on Leicester Highway in west Asheville and already hosting a Noble New Year’s Eve Party. In addition to that, Bold Rock has just expanded their operations to the Mills River area of Henderson County, and Flat Rock Cider Works is opening up a craft cider lounge in downtown Hendersonville NC. The Cider City USA title is not too far away for us! Stay tuned to the new AskAsheville Cider Page that is set to launch soon, featuring everything from cider makers to taprooms to tours.