From Across The Pond In England

How did Ed Gibson, an Englishman and former cider bar owner in the heart of England's cider country, wind up in Austin, Texas? Who knows, really? All that matters is he brought with him an encyclopedic knowledge of cider, a great recipe, and an eye for branding.
From Across The Pond In England To The East Side of Austin, Texas

To The East Side of Austin, Texas

Ed quickly found Mark King, a man who understood the business side of beer and liquor better than anyone around. In 2012, Ed and Mark produced their first cider, Gold Top. With each new release, they brought more newly-minted cider drinkers into the fold. To keep up with demand, they built a brand new, state-of-the-art facility in Southeast Austin, where most of Austin Eastciders is made today.
From Across The Pond In England To The East Side of Austin, Texas

Our Process

Cider Texas Style

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The process begins with cider apple juice concentrate from Europe. Because the juice is pressed at the source, the flavors from the bittersweet apples are well-preserved until they are ready to become cider.

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We use white wine yeast to bring out the sparkly and effervescent qualities our ciders have become known for. It's why our ciders make such great bases for cocktails and are more like a sparkling white wine than sugary apple juice.

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Good cider requires good ingredients. We use real Texas honey, real hop flowers, and real pineapple and blood orange juice. We have never used artificial flavorings and never will.

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Finally, every can or keg of Austin Eastciders is filled at our cidery in Southeast Austin and shipped off ready to be cracked open and enjoyed at a barbeque, on the river or at your local bar.

Did You Know

Before Prohibition, cider was the #1 beverage in America. When people here began making cider again in the 90s, culinary apples were the only ones available. That's why American ciders today tend to be overly sweet & syrupy.

Cider Isn't Supposed To Be Sweet

  • It's All About The Apples
    Influenced by tradition, we use real cider apples sourced from Europe. Unlike culinary apples, cider apples are full of tannins that create astringency and a more complex flavor profile. We then marry them with apples from the Pacific Northwest for a perfectly-balanced cider.
  • Only The Best Ingredients
    Some cideries feel the need to hide the fact their juice comes from concentrate. Not us. Importing juice lets us use the best apples, reduces our footprint, and keeps unnecessary preservatives out of our process.
  • Cider Got Sessionable
    We believe enjoying a great cider means being able to enjoy more than one in a row. That’s why our ciders are crafted to be incredibly sessionable. Unlike overly sweet drinks, Eastciders won’t put you on the floor after knocking back a few.

AMERICA’S ORIGINAL DRINK

Before Prohibition, cider was the #1 beverage in America. When people here began making cider again in the 90s, culinary apples were the only ones available. That's why American ciders today tend to be overly sweet & syrupy.

The Best Cider Comes From Texas

The Best Cider Comes From Texas
The Best Cider Comes From Texas

Texas, Really?? Yes, Texas!

Austin is the "new" Texas that fuels our soul. Beyond the vibrant music, food, outdoor and creative communities, it's where progressive views are embraced by all. Where there are no judgements. And where open minds have always been the first to open our cans.

Everyone Can Enjoy Cider

We’re helping move the mainstream toward cider that’s lower in sugar and features more complex flavor profiles. And with a range of styles, we believe we have truly created ciders that appeal to beer, wine and cider drinkers alike. Not to mention, our ciders are both gluten-free and certified kosher.

Every Occasion Is A Cider Occasion

Get Out and Play

Enjoy a summer day at your favorite swimming hole and cool off from the heat with a refreshing Eastcider

Bring-Your-Own-Cider

Whether it’s your fave BBQ joint or your own backyard, our cider makes good times with friends even better

Straight Up or Whatever

On their own, mixed in a cocktail, or with a shot of whiskey, there's no wrong way to enjoy Austin Eastciders

Cider Crafted Lighter

Did you know our cider contains roughly two-thirds less sugar than our largest competitors? That means less time spent at the gym, more time enjoying a cider you can feel good about.

Making America Fall In Love With Cider All Over Again, One Drink At A Time