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Currently In-Trade: 

HEIRLOOM  |  2016 Harvest

FAUNA  |  2016 Harvest

FLORA | 2016 Harvest

KINGSTON | 2015 Harvest (Taproom Only)

Parlour Cider | 2014 Harvest

DEEPCUTS: Cider Rose

 

At the cidery we have really cold winters and sandy loam soils. There is not a single piece of flat ground on the place. The land will soon produce cider apples which we'll blend with the absolutely outstanding supply we get from select growers.

Producing high-quality cider apples, many of which are uncommon or heirloom varieties with unruly growing habits, inconsistent yields and marginal hardiness, is very difficult. It is, however, where we believe good cider starts and ends.

 
 
 

The Good Old Days: 

DEEPCUTS: Rite of Spring

GRAND CRU  |  2015 Harvest

CIDER OF THE WOODS  |  2014 Harvest

KINGSTON CUVÉE  |  2015 Harvest

HEIRLOOM  |  2014 Harvest

HEIRLOOM  |  2013 Harvest

The TAPROOM

 

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Hours

Thursday 12-9

Friday 12-9

Saturday 12-9

Address

11738 County Road 51

St. Joseph, MN, 56374

Phone

320-271-3111

Email

taproom@milkandhoneyciders.com

 

We've spent our past days tucked away in the Stearns County wilderness, We'd tell people venturing to meet us, "If you think you're lost, you're probably going the right way." Our reclusive ways have come to an end, our new facility has room to stretch, white walls, and a place for visitors just north of St. Joseph, Minnesota. Our new home gives us what we need to be creative cider makers, but most importantly, being together with the community. Please stop by and see us. Watch for dogs and children underfoot.

We are open all year with each season bringing its unique qualities to the taproom. Winter is cozy, perfect for playing games and sipping cider.  As the ground begins to thaw this spring, come enjoy our 2 spacious patios while you watch our orchard take shape. During the summer when the days are hot, our cider is crisp and refreshing while our covered patio will keep you cool. 

 

About us

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Aaron Klocker

Aaron is the press hound and engineer of the group. Straight from the aviation world, he flies the hydraulic pumps and keeps us calm. Aaron has attended cider and perry making classes in Washington State, and holds a certificate from the National Association of Cider Makers (NACM) on the appreciation of cider and perry

Adam Theis

Adam is our beverage process and control specialist and resident craftsman. He graduated from the Siebel Institute of Technology & World Brewing Academy with loads of experience in the brewery world and meticulously cleans all of our stainless. And then re-cleans it.

Peter Gillitzer

Peter does the paperwork and business stuff and then unwinds on the grinder. He comes from the agricultural industry and manages the physical plant. Peter has also received training in the cider and perry world. He attended classes taught by the renowned Peter Mitchell and is well versed in all cider and perry making practices.  

 

A Special Thanks:

We all strive to be great, working as hard as we can with the expectation of creating something for ourselves, inevitably facing an uncertain future while hoping to realize a young and foolish dream. We've tried and failed, and tried with success. To say we've achieved our successes alone would not be humble.

We three would be nothing without the support from our wives, families, and friends who are the actual heart of Milk & Honey. The help and support we've experienced is beyond anything we ever thought possible. From pressing to grafting, the people we've encountered along the way have all been a part in the growth of our venture. To friends and loved ones, colleagues and teachers, here or lost, you know who you are. We hope one day a favor is returned worthy enough to compliment your support.

Contact Us:

For inquiries about products and sales, please contact our Account Manager - Kirstin Westby.

Email

sales@milkandhoneyciders.com

Phone

Kirstin - 952.215.1010

For taproom inquiries or to schedule an event, please contact our taproom manager - Stacey Titus.

Email

taproom@milkandhoneyciders.com

Phone

Taproom/Stacey - 320.271.3111

For any other inquiries please contact us morning, noon, or night; call, text, or email. 

Email 

info@milkandhoneyciders.com

Phone

Aaron - 320.492.1788

Adam - 320.309.2324

Peter - 320.774.8739