Pin It

Citizen Cider's Tasting Room Opens in the South End This Weekend 

click to enlarge sidedishes1-1.jpg

Corin Hirsch

The newly acid-etched floors of Suite 114 at 316 Pine Street are covered with a deep, swirling red that's both mesmerizing and slightly alarming. "Yeah, it looks like we sacrificed something in here," jokes Kris Nelson, one of Citizen Cider's three owners.

Later this week, Queen City residents will be able to check out the floors for themselves — as well as quaff cider — when the company unveils its rustic, airy new tasting room in Burlington's South End.

The doors will open for a series of soft openings this week and next. Of the 15 taps behind Citizen Cider's bar, nine will be devoted to cider — including experimental and small batches such as the newly released Wit'sUP, made with Belgian beer yeast. (The five remaining taps will be hooked up to beers from local craft breweries.)

Guests can tackle their ciders at the 14-seat bar or at one of three long, reclaimed-wood tables that dominate the space. Pendant lamps made from apple-press racks (and fabricated by Conant Metal & Light), huge garage doors and exposed vents complete the industrial ambiance. In the back, cider production and bottling are already in full throttle — and the smell of fermenting apples fills the air.

Later this year, Citizen Cider will roll out a menu of small plates, such as charcuterie boards, sausages and other cider-friendly noshes, Nelson says, "plus a few specialties."

The tasting room will be open Tuesday through Saturday in the late afternoons and evenings.

The original print version of this article was headlined "Apple of Our Eye"

Related Locations

Got something to say? Send a letter to the editor and we'll publish your feedback in print!

Pin It

More by Corin Hirsch

About The Author

Corin Hirsch

Corin Hirsch

Food writer Corin Hirsch joined the Seven Days staff in 2011. She is the author of Forgotten Drinks of Colonial New England, published by History Press in 2014.

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

Seven Days moderates comments in order to ensure a civil environment. Please treat the comments section as you would a town meeting, dinner party or classroom discussion. In other words, keep commenting classy! Read our guidelines...

Note: Comments are limited to 300 words.

Readers also liked…

foodie poll

What alcoholic beverage do you drink during Thanksgiving?

  • Beer — craft brews pair so well with all the fixings.
  • Wine: it's classic AND classy...
  • Cider. It's a natural pick for fall!
  • Cocktails or hard alcohol (neat), so as not to fill up on liquids.
  • All of the above! Why limit yourself?

View Results

Latest in Food News

Recent Comments

Social Club

Like Seven Days contests and events? Join the club!

See an example of this newsletter...

Keep up with us Seven Days a week!

Sign up for our fun and informative

All content © 2015 Da Capo Publishing, Inc. 255 So Champlain St Ste 5, Burlington, VT 05401
Website powered by Foundation