Cider Town, PA: How Adams County Is Setting a Standard for Cider Makers

Jack’s Hard Cider has been growing apples in beautiful Biglerville, Pennsylvania, just eight miles west of Historic Gettysburg for over 50 years. We take apples right from our own orchards and press and ferment them on-site to produce our crisp and refreshing ciders that our fans have grown to love.

We couldn’t be more proud to be part of the cider culture that has been emerging out of Adams County. So how is Adams County setting the standard for cider makers across the nation? Check out all of the ways below:

  • Pennsylvania is fourth in the country for apple production, only behind Washington, New York and Michigan. Where do most of those Pennsylvania apples come from? You guessed it—70% of our state’s apples are grown in Adams County!

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  • Besides a wide variety of cider apples, Adams County orchards also grow various types of culinary and dessert apples. Really, we grow a lot of apples here!
  • If you visit Jack’s Tasting Room, we always have at least seven varieties of cider on tap at all times. There will always be something new to try, so come on by and sip some stellar ciders with us!
  • There are so many Adams County options for tasting local cider, too. Indulge in a cider maker dinner at various venues, including Beech Springs Farm. If you are in downtown Gettysburg, come see us at the Hauser Estate/Jack’s Tasting Room at 19 on the Square. Tommy’s Pizza always has cider stocked in bottles, and Battlefield Brew Works always has Good Intent on tap, too!

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  • The first weekend in May brings the annual Apple Blossom Festival to the South Mountain Fair Grounds and is hosted by the Adams County Fruit Growers Association. Meet the growers, take a guided tour through the 20,000 acres of orchards and hear the growers’ stories about their multi-generational family businesses.
  • Come to the very first PA Cider Festival on June 25, 2016, at Hauser Estate, home of Jack’s Hard Cider. This will be the largest-ever gathering of Pennsylvania cider makers and all of the participating cideries will be serving samples. Enjoy workshops and demonstrations at the festival as well as cider dinners and brunches all weekend long.

Looking for other options in Cider Town, PA? Check out this blog on Destination Gettysburg for more ideas!

Learn more about Jack’s Hard Cider and explore our cider lineup here.

Jack’s Hard Cider — Produced from Pennsylvania Apples. Pressed On-Site. Never from Concentrate.

Ronna Dewey