« swipe to view more »

  • le-chene_bottle_6-3-14
    Logo for Le Chêne

    Aged in red wine barrels

    While it prides itself on being well-rounded, classy and complex, Le Chene is a cider that knows how to have a good time.  A blend of fun-loving traditional cider apples are combined, fermented dry and then aged to perfection in oak wine barrels.  The end result is a mature cider that puts just the right amount of Civilized into your Debauchery.

    ABV%: 6.4
    Gluten Free
    Available In: 750mL bottle
  • stem-ciders-crabby-neighbor-252w
    Logo for Crabby Neighbor

    A dry cider made from granny smith apples and crabapples

    A puckery smile spreads across your face as you are introduced to our beloved Crabby Neighbor.  Granny Smith apples come together with carefully selected crabapples to create the complex, crisp and tannic mouthfeel of this crazy character.  There is something friendly and familiar to this CRABBY-NATURED cider that you can’t help but love!

    ABV%: 6.3% ABV
    Gluten Free
    Available In: 750mL.
  • label-full-malice2
    Logo for Malice

    Dry-fermented & stainless steel-aged

    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
    Available In: 750mL bottle
    Food Pairings:

    Chicken dishes, seafood

  • bottle-banjo-69
    Logo for Banjo

    Bourbon barrel-aged

    Crisp apple melodies and smoky undertones come together to create Banjo. CAREFULLY PICKED apples are fermented dry and aged in bourbon barrels to smooth perfection. Pour a glass, find a band and marinate the day away.

    ABV%: 6.9
    Gluten Free
    Available In: 750ml bottle
    Food Pairings:

    BBQ Pork, chicken, spicy asian food

  • remedy_bottle_11-12-14
    Logo for Remedy

    A Cascade and Citra-hopped hard cider.

    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
    Available In: 750mL bottle

Visit the Stem Ciders Tap Room

2811 Walnut Street, Suite 150
Denver, CO 80205

phone: 720.443.3007
email: [email protected]

Tue–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

Temptation Tuesdays  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.
  • Keep The Glass Night  Come in every second Tuesday and grab 2 ciders and the glass for $10.
  • Chocolate and Cider Pairing  Come in every third Tuesday for a little pick-me-up.  The Chocolate Crisis Center pairs 4 chocolates with 4 ciders for $20.
  • Pie and Cider Pairing  Don’t miss this delicious event every 4th Tuesday in the Tap Room.  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 night at the Stem Ciders Tap Room for live bluegrass and BBQ from Bubba Duke’s BBQ.

bluegrass_facebook-smFinal Friday Bluegrass Concert Series Join us in the Tap Room every Final Friday for this FREE event. This month we welcome Old Town Pickers to our stage at 8pm. Come down and see these guys rip!

Past Events

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.

10712670_824366670917320_6768036610074825925_oHarvest Party! October 18th we’re having a big harvest bash all day starting at 1PM! Our friends at Red Mountain Ranch in Cedaredge, CO are bringing some fresh farm-pressed cider and a selection of just-harvested Colorado grown apples. We’ll have apple presses so you can press your own cider too (you can bring your own apples or buy them here)! We’re going to have a mini farmer’s market and craft fair with Mountain Patchwork’s upcycled wool mittens and hats and wood carvings, Naked Goat Farm’s jams and body products, The Long I Pie’s delicious fresh pie, Cream City Market’s fresh cheese curds, Sugar Lips Mini Donuts‘ fresh donuts, Mile High Winery’s premium bottled wines and Happy Leaf Kombucha’s sodas and kombucha. We’ll have family-friendly things to do like pumpkin painting (we’ll have the pumpkins), face painting and the crowd-favorite donut on a string game. We’ll be running tricycle races all day, so challenge your friends! Kids’ and adults’ heats, so you adults don’t have to face the shame of losing spectacularly to the kids. There’s going to be a bluegrass pick starting at 3PM and pickers get 3 free drinks! There’s a homemade apple pie contest with The Long I Pie and other judges, so bring your best apple pie. We’ll have an art pumpkin raffle with pumpkins painted by local artists with the proceeds going to charity. When the sun goes down we’ll have live music from Modern Whiskey Market. We’re also releasing our Pumpkin Cider! Oh, and a pig roast from Bubba Duke’s BBQ!

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.

Back to back FREE #Live #Bluegrass shows in the taproom tonight & tomorrow. #BluegrassThursday is on! #Denver #Music

About 2 hours ago


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!

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.