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A Self-Proclaimed Mad Scientist Ripe With Ideas

Cider maker Kevin Collins proves just how incredible cider can be if you have the patience required for greatness. “Everything is done naturally, using old world methods, but with a new world flare,” he says, meaning he puts a twist on his ciders by using many different types of yeast strains and through innovative collaborations with regional breweries and wineries. The process takes longer, but allows for more robust flavor profiles. With over six miles of Finger Lakes Trail on the 2,500-acre family farm, Kevin and his wife, Melanie, are creating more than exceptional ciders at Cider Creek. They’re creating a destination where people “can come drink our award-wining hard ciders, sit outside and listen to nature, have a picnic, listen to live music which we offer every Saturday and Sunday, go for a hike, or camp.”

Learn more about Cider Creek Hard Cider and our other craft beverage producers at FingerLakesBeerCountry.com.