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    Alluringly clean and unassuming, Malice is a temptation you shouldn’t resist. This crisp and fruit-forward cider is crafted from Colorado apples, fermented dry, and aged in stainless steel. Just one sip and you’ll never be the same again – that’s one bad apple.

    ABV%: 6.8
    Gluten Free
    Availability: Year Round
    Available In: 750mL Bottle, Half-Barrel Keg, Sixtel Keg
    Distribution: Colorado Front Range
    Food Pairings:

    Tart, dry and clean, allowing the apples to speak for themselves. Sessionable.

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    Floral aroma dominates your nose while bright apple flavors smooth the rough edges from your day. Fermented dry and then lightly dry-hopped, Remedy’s crisp apple flavor is light-hearted and never bitter. Remedy–for whatever ales you!

    ABV%: 6.7%
    Gluten Free
    Availability: Year Round
    Available In: 750mL Bottle, Half-Barrel Keg, Sixtel Keg
    Distribution: Colorado Front Range
    Food Pairings:

    Dry hopped with Cascade and Citra hops. Floral and citrus fruit intermingle with apple on the nose giving way to a tart apple zing without any bitterness.

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    Logo for Branch and Bramble

    Intense raspberry aromas jump out of the glass while it shows off its ruby hues. Tartness from the raspberries and apples meld in this slightly off-dry, refreshing cider. A light tannin structure from the raspberries lingers on the palate.

    ABV%: 6.7%
    Gluten Free
    Availability: Year Round
    Available In: 750mL Bottle, Half-Barrel Keg, Sixtel Keg
    Distribution: Colorado Front Range
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    Logo for Crabby Neighbor

    Made from crab apples and Granny Smith, fermented slow and aged to soften up just a bit. Heady nose, floral and fruity. Very tart. Just enough crab apple tannin to linger on the palate.

    ABV%: 6.3% ABV
    Gluten Free
    Availability: Year Round
    Available In: 750mL Bottle, Half-Barrel Keg, Sixtel Keg
    Distribution: Colorado Front Range
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    Logo for Le Chêne

    Red Zinfandel barrel aged. Smoke, caramel and vanilla on the nose, smooth, velvet mouth feel and slight oak tannin astringency on the finish. (Pronunciation: luh shen)

    ABV%: 6.4
    Gluten Free
    Availability: Year Round
    Available In: 750mL Bottle, Half-Barrel Keg, Sixtel Keg
    Distribution: Denver Metro
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    Logo for L’Acier

    Le Chene’s younger sister. Made from the same apple blend as Le Chene, but aged in stainless. Clean fruit on the nose. Dry to appreciate the fruit tannins. (Pronunciation: la c a)

    ABV%: 6.4%
    Gluten Free
    Availability: Year Round
    Available In: Half-Barrel Keg, Sixtel Keg
    Distribution: Denver Metro
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Visit the Stem Ciders Tap Room

2811 Walnut Street, Suite 150
Denver, CO 80205

phone: 720.443.3007
email: [email protected]

Mon–Thu: 4PM–10PM
Fri: 3PM–11PM

Sat: Noon–11PM
Sun: Noon–8PM

The Stem Ciders Cidery & Tap Room is located in back of the brick building at 2811 Walnut Street behind Mile High Winery (see photo below taken from Walnut Street). To find the Tap Room, enter the parking lot just north of the 28th and Walnut intersection and proceed to the back of the building. Just hard enough to find and worth the hunt!

Upcoming Events

Cider & Sides  The following events rotate on Tuesdays throughout the month.  All start at 6pm, no reservations necessary:

  • Cheese Pairing  Every first Tuesday of the month we team up with St. Kilian’s Cheese Shop to offer a unique cheese and cider pairing.  $20 for a pairing of 4 cheeses and 4 ciders.
  • Chocolate Pairing  Join us on second Tuesdays for a chocolate pairing with Dead Dog Chocolate.  $20 for a pairing of 4 chocolates and 4 ciders.
  • Macaron Pairing  Come in every third Tuesday for a little pick-me-up.  Little Peaks Bakeshop pairs 4 Macarons with 4 ciders for $20.
  • Pie Pairing  Don’t miss this delicious event every 4th Tuesday in the Taproom.  We team up with Long I Pie and pair 4 ciders with 4 pies for $20.  Yeah…this is happening!

Wednesday Night Trivia Win fabulous prizes and drinks with Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz every Wednesday night!

Thursday Night Bluegrass  Join us every Thursday from 7-9:30pm in the Taproom for live bluegrass and BBQ from Bubba Duke’s BBQ.  No cover!

Final Friday  Join us every final Friday for live music in the Taproom.  This month we’ll have Modern Whiskey Market playing from  8-11pm and The Pikine Grill will be serving up some grub outside.  No cover for this event.  See you on the 29th!

Past Events

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2nd Anniversary Party  Come help us celebrate our second birthday on January 9th.  Helping us sing our birthday song and a bunch of their own awesome tunes will be our good friends and 2015 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition Runner Up, The Lonesome Days.  We’ll also be releasing our Taproom winter seasonal so come early to grab a spot.  Music starts at 8pm.

2015 Harvest Party Saturday, October 10th 2015
Click here for details about the Harvest Party

Anniversary Party.  Come celebrate our one year anniversary on January 10th.  We’ll be launching our next seasonal cider, a single varietal cider made from Winesap apples.  Helping us get in the spirit is Modern Whiskey Market, who takes the stage at 8pm.

New Year’s Eve Party Because Final Friday falls right in the middle of the Christmas holiday, we decided to move it to New Year’s Eve this month. Join us for some great bluegrass from 8-1am. We’ll have Ragged Union and Willie Bean Bluegrass helping us ring in the New Year.

Bottle Release Party.  We are happy to announce the release of our cider in bottles.  Come help us celebrate in the Tap Room on Black Friday, November 28th.

June 13th-15th, 2014: Golden Music Festival. We had a great time sponsoring this benefit for the Golden History Museum.

January 10, 2014: Grand Opening Party! Special thanks to everyone who came out for our Grand Opening weekend. Check out the photos, courtesy Shelly Coar Photography and on our Facebook photo stream.

About Stem Ciders

At Stem Ciders, we are committed to creating ciders of the highest quality that honor the purity and complexity that is inherent to the apple. We can’t wait to introduce you to your perfect cider match. We are dedicated to reviving the cider tradition, which goes far beyond what you enjoy in your glass. We hold our growers in the highest regard, and by fostering relationships with them we reward their hard work and promote the regrowth of heirloom apple cultivation. We love our home-base in Denver, and embrace the Colorado lifestyle that makes us lug a bottle to share up a mountain to enjoy a drink with a view. Most importantly, we love nothing more than seeing that smile on your face when you have your first sip of one of our crisp, refreshing ciders.

phil-and-eric-shortPhil Kao and Eric Foster

Eric Foster, Co-Founder

Hailing from Michigan, Eric’s love of cider began while working at the local cider mill in his hometown. There he learned about apple selection, pressing operations and the basic principles of cidermaking. Eric moved to Colorado in 2000 and has been working in marketing and business development, volunteering as a ski patroller and fly fishing every chance he gets. In addition to cidermaking, Eric has been an avid homebrewer for the last ten years. He is passionate about Stem Ciders as it combines his love of cider, interests in fermentation and his professional accomplishments.

Phil Kao, Co-Founder

Having grown up a few miles down the road from the oldest cider mill in Michigan, Phil moved to Denver in 2005 and received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Colorado in 2011. When he isn’t skiing or road biking, he has worked in biological and mechanical testing laboratories where he is known for his attention to detail and his skills in devising and refining experimental methods. An avid home cook, he enjoys the fruits of a well-crafted dish. His engineering background brings process control and experimental design aspects to cidermaking and he enjoys applying his creative palate and his analyticity at Stem Ciders.

Distribution

Interested in carrying Stem Ciders in your bar or restaurant? Tell us via this form and we will hook you up!

We’re distributing to on- and off-premise locations in kegs and bottles in the Denver metropolitan area. If you’re outside the area, let us know!

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Find Stem Ciders

Aggie Liquors
429 Canyon Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80521
970.482.1968
Amendment 21
2548 15th St.
Denver, CO 80211
303.477.5646
Applejack Wine & Spirits
3320 Youngfield St.
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
303.233.3331
Argonaut Wine & Liquor
760 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
303.831.7788
Bergen Park Liquors
1348 Co Rd 65
Evergreen, CO 80439
(303) 674-6989
Bogey’s Beer & Wine Inc
3911 Fox Street
Denver, CO 80216
303-433-4020
Bonnie Brae Wine & Liquors
785 S. University Blvd
Denver, CO 80209
303.895.8550
Boulder Wine & Spirits
3325 28th St., Unit 3
Boulder, CO 80301
303.442.9800
Bouzy Wine & Spirits
5910 S. University Blvd.
Greenwood Village, CO 80121
303.798.4357
Cask and Craft
3744 Tejon Street
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 224-3627
Champa Fine Wines & Liquor
1600 Champa St. Unit 1
Denver, CO 80202
303.571.5547
Corks Wine Store
1620 Platte Street, Unit B
Denver, CO 80202
303.477.5799
Cornerstar Wine & Liquor
15405 E. Briarwood Cir.
Aurora, CO 80016
303.360.9463
Craft Beer Cellar
122 S. Mason St.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.482.0665
DaveCo Liquors
16434 N. Washington St.
Thornton, CO 80023
303.951.3820
Divino
1240 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80210
303.778.1800
Fairfax Wine & Spirits
5100 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80220
303.243.3355
Grape Expectations
2270 Kearney St.
Denver, CO 80207
303.320.7783
Grove Liquor Store
14344 Lincoln St.
Thornton, CO 80023
303.255.5553
Gunbarrel Liquors
6566 Lookout Rd.
Boulder, CO 80301
303.818.4169
Hazel’s Beverage World
1955 28th St.
Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 447-1955
Highlands Wine & Liquor
4650 W. 38th Ave #100
Denver, CO 80212
303.327.4975
Hugo’s Colorado Beer & Spirits
1205 East 13th Ave.
Denver, CO 80218
303.955.4643
Jerri’s Tobacco & Fine Wines
500 16th St. #128
Denver, CO 80202
303.825.3522
Jordan Wine & Spirits
17021 Lincoln Avenue
Parker, CO 80134
720-851-2951
Joy Wine & Spirits
1302 East 6th Ave.
Denver, CO 80218
303.744.6219
Liquor Max
1497 E. Eisenhower Blvd.
Loveland, CO 80537
970.461.5885
Little’s Fine Wines
2390 S. Downing St.
Denver, CO 80210
303.774.3457
Logan Liqours
100 S. Logan St.
Denver, CO 80209
303.744.0730
Mile High Wine & Spirits
435 S. Vance St.
Lakewood, CO 80226
303.936.0272
Molly’s Spirits
5809 W 44th Ave
Lakeside, CO 80212
303.955.5174
Mondo Vino
3601 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 458-3858
Mr B’s Wine & Spirits
2101 Market St., Unit 112
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 295-6727
Mulberry Max
460 S. College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.484.8795
North Boulder Liquor
3990 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80304
303.442.0894
Park Avenue Wine and Spirits
3460 Park Ave West, Ste A-C
Denver, CO 80216
303.477.5700
PJ’s Wine and Spirits
665 Frontage Rd
Longmont, CO 80501
303-485-8600
Proof Wine & Spirits
3360 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80205
720.425.2959
R+D Wine Shop
1080 South Gaylord Street
Denver, CO 80209
303.722.2129
Skye Liqour
2907 Inca St.
Denver, CO 80203
303.297.7750
Small Batch Liqours
4340 Tennyson St.
Denver, CO 80212
303.993.8600
Superior Liquor
100 Superior Plaza Way
Superior, CO 80027
303.499.6600
Supermarket Liquors
1300 E. Mulberry St.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.221.2428
Toast Wine & Spirits
3828 West 23rd Ave.
Denver, CO 80211
303.455.0431
Total Beverage – Thornton
900 East 104th Ave.
Thornton, CO 80233
303.280.3800
Total Beverage – Westminster
9359 Sheridan Blvd
Westminster, CO 80031
303.426.4800
Twin Peaks Liquor
999 S. Hover St
Longmont, CO 80501
303-684-9165
Walnut Liquor
3729 Walnut Street
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 295-0722
Wilbur’s Total Beverage
2201 S. College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80525
970.226.8662