Category Archives: Production

New Ciders!

A glass of Cherry cider between crates

Matt’s been keeping busy getting ciders ready…we’ve release three this summer so far! The first is the return of a customer favorite from this past winter/early spring: Cherry! Made with Montmorency cherries and estate grown apples, it’s sweetness is well balanced with the natural tartness of the cherries. It sold out very quickly the first […]

Spring Arrivals, Summer Expectations and Fall Returns

Photo collage from Cleveland Museum of Natural History exhibit featuring Bent Ladder - now on our wall at the winery.

Arriving soon…two new cider varieties for your enjoyment – Ginger and Summer Gold! Matt is putting the finishing touches to Ginger and hopes to have it in kegs and on tap in the next couple weeks. This one is already my personal favorite – by far! Now, I love all our ciders, but the spicy ginger […]

Learning, Creating and Enjoying – Past and Future…

Bangles, Pendants and Earrings, Painting "Purple Joy"

What we’ve done… Saturday Tours & Tastings and Painting Class Matt’s cidery tours were sold out almost every Saturday evening in February and March. Some of you also came out this past Saturday to turn a blank canvas into a beautiful vase of flowers as Katie Harding instructed you in the use of color, blending and texture in painting. Thank you […]

The Fun Has Begun – Paintings and Tours!

Painting Class - Completed Paintings of Four Poppies

It’s been a while since my last update – that’s because it’s been a busy time here at Bent Ladder! One week ago, we hosted our first ever painting class led by Connie Kramer from Art Break. Connie provided step-by-step instructions to 15 budding artists as they sipped glasses of their favorite Bent Ladder cider, and enjoyed light […]

Crystal Clear Cider

A Tale of Two Glasses - Cloudy Unfiltered Cider on Left, and Crystal Clear Cider on Right

Making hard cider is hard work! The process that began in early March with the grinding and pressing of apples is, at last, reaching the final stages. During the past three months the pressed apple juice has undergone fermentation, several rackings (the process of transferring the juice from one tank to another while leaving behind all the solids that […]