How Jack’s Paved the Way for the Hard Cider Industry

Jack’s Hard Cider is located in Biglerville, PA, right in the heart of Adams County—often referred to as Cider Town, PA. We’ve been growing our apples here for a long time (over 50 years!) and made the leap to cider making in 2008. We’re pretty proud of our products and hope that we’ve helped to spur the cider revolution that is happening here in Central Pennsylvania and beyond. Here are some of the ways that we’ve paved the way:

  • We were the first craft cidery in Pennsylvania to grow or only buy local Adams County apples for our ciders. We grow the fruit, press it, ferment the juice, filter and package it all on location. We think that makes us pretty unique.
  • We make our crisp, clean juice through the use of advanced filtration techniques. There is nothing artificial in our cider—no preservatives and no concentrate. It’s just apples (or other fruit juices) and carbonation.

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  • We were the first in PA to make cider under a winery license (Hauser Estate) and distribute via a brewery license. This dual license allowed us to get our ciders into more consumers’ hands.
  • We were the first cidery to package exclusively in cans in the entire country. Cans are “greener” than bottles, lighter and easier to store and transport. Additionally, cans require much less energy to recycle. This allows us to reduce our carbon footprint.
  • Our cidery was built completely underground, beneath the fertile soils of our Adams County land, with a green rooftop. This helps the cidery’s energy efficiency and keeps it at a naturally cool 55 degrees year-round.
  • We were the first cider makers in Pennsylvania to sell our products in 12-packs, ensuring convenience for consumers. We all know that sometimes a case of 24 is too much and a 6-pack isn’t nearly enough for a gathering. We also sell our ciders in variety packaging, which this allows for greater choice as well as the ability to mix and match our ciders.

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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