When we talk about cider in the U.S., people often imagine pulpy, unfiltered apple juice. But hard cider has a lengthy history in America. The industry took shape when the first English settlers came to the U.S. However, Prohibition would smash its pulp and promise. And the industry never fully recuperated. Meanwhile, many European countries have been sipping alcoholic cider for millenia.
Owners of the new local cider company, Farmstead Cider, say they have considered this notion, how they are helping to revive the hard cider industry. It has also given them a window into Wyoming’s history. Farmstead founders Orion Bellorado and Ian McGregor tell KHOL more.