BURLINGTON, Vermont — Citizen Cider, founded in 2010 on a hunch and some good old-fashioned hard work, has quickly become a leading player in the craft cider arena. Citizen Cider strives to look at the bigger picture and focuses on being involved in every aspect of their supply chain, sourcing all fruit directly from local farmers and pressing the juice to create a true craft cider. Never from concentrate.
In response to many years of continued growth and an increasingly limited amount of space, Citizen Cider has moved forward with plans to expand the company’s operation to include a state of the art fruit processing and storage facility on Flynn Avenue in Burlington.
“It has been our dream to integrate apple pressing into the operation since we founded Citizen Cider in 2011,” says co-founder Justin Heilenbach, “we are really excited to bring that plan to fruition! Many thanks to Stan and Mary at Happy Valley Orchard for working with us over these years, pressing the cider and solving many problems along the way, to allow Citizen Cider to grow enough to make the expansion a reality.”
“This new space will make it possible for us to accommodate growers year-round,” says Marketing Director, Cheray MacFarland, “It also keeps us close to our home base and allows us to further our commitment to the great city of Burlington.”
Citizen Cider will celebrate its grand opening on May 12th at the new space on Flynn Ave with a block party including local businesses, City Market and Switchback Brewing. Learn more about the event at: www.citizencider.com.
About Citizen Cider
Citizen Cider, even in the early days, has always had a forward momentum bigger than the guys. A big idea yes, but at the end of the day they remain present with a simple goal. Bring the cider to the people. Now available in 13 states. www.citizencider.com