BLACK MOUNTAIN CIDER + MEAD crafts dry ciders and sessionable meads from local apples and honey in an old furniture factory nestled among the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western NC. Our ciders and meads harmonize fresh flavors with traditional wisdom. We ferment cider in small batches blended from heirloom apples harvested throughout the season to make cider that is real, never filtered, pasteurized, or tainted with added sugars, concentrates, or manufactured flavors.
With mead, we focus on lower-gravity sessionable meads (also called hydromels), which are often less sweet and more approachable than traditional, higher-gravity meads. Our approach to this oldest of beverages is steeped in tradition but guided by modern sensibilities, inspiring us to combine the choicest local honey with flavors like coffee, almond, pistachio, sweet potato, and beet to produce craft beverages that stand alone in a crowding market.
Slake your thirst with our ciders and meads to discover something that is at once old and new.