Good Things Come in Small Batches with Austin Eastciders


The recently opened Austin Eastciders is going old school with their ways of making this tasty libation, and Ed Gibson spoke with us about making cider. Austin Eastciders scours the country looking for sources of super-rare American cider apples like Hewes & Harrison and uniquely Southern cider varieties like Winesap & Arkansas Black. Austin Eastciders blend ‘Small Batch’ ciders. Their ‘Gold Top’ cider is made with more than 40 different bittersweet and bittersharp varieties sourced from old English cider orchards. ‘Gold Top’ is medium dry, full flavored and tangy. ‘Eastciders Original’ is a blend of American dessert apples and European bittersweets, It’s dry and light, fresh and fruity, the perfect summer cider. For more information, visit them online at provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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