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Craft cider co. needs funds to turn our barn into a cidery. Our mission: to put all natural fresh from the mill flavor in every glass.
Craft cider co. needs funds to turn our barn into a cidery. Our mission: to put all natural fresh from the mill flavor in every glass.
75 backers pledged $25,006 to help bring this project to life.

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We're a brand new business, bringing a new recipe and all natural product to market first in Massachusetts and then in New York. Our mission is to produce unique and high quality hard cider that gives you the same great taste and feeling that you get when visiting your local cider mill every fall. 

Our future Cidery
Our future Cidery
Mel cleaning out our future fermentation room and our dog Rocky!
Mel cleaning out our future fermentation room and our dog Rocky!
Craig getting our future Cidery ready for the buildout. Our Cidery will be 40' x 40' once completed.
Craig getting our future Cidery ready for the buildout. Our Cidery will be 40' x 40' once completed.

We've been perfecting the recipe for years, right at home on the family farm in Western, NY. This year we decided to take a leap of faith and bring the cider to market. We produce the cider ourselves from start to finish. It starts with a unique blend of 5-7 types of New York State apples. 

Sorting our apples one by one to ensure only the finest apples make it into our cider.
Sorting our apples one by one to ensure only the finest apples make it into our cider.

We personally hand check every apple for quality before sending them down to the press at the cider mill. After days and days of personally pressing 70,000 pounds of apples this past fall, our juice is awaiting fermentation. 

With your help, we'll be producing both an every day drinking cider and a second product that will be a special brew and the only cider like it on the market. 

In an effort to keep the company small and family owned, we're turning to KickStarter to help us raise the remaining money needed to turn our juice into hard cider. 

Cheers from Cunningham Creek Distributors!
Cheers from Cunningham Creek Distributors!

Our goal is to raise $25,000 which will help us finish construction on on barn at our farm, which will become our cidery where we will produce, ferment, bottle and package our cider. This construction is critical to receiving our license.    

Being an all natural product is important to us so the addtional funds will pay for pasteurization equipment that will keep our unique blend sulfate free. 

Thank You So Much For Your Help Getting Our Cidery Off The Ground! We Salute you!
Thank You So Much For Your Help Getting Our Cidery Off The Ground! We Salute you!

Risks and challenges

When you are in the cider business you must be granted state and federal winery licenses. You must also pass an inspection from the Department of Agriculture.

We have a professional crew working on construction and have the upmost confidence that Cunningham Creek Hard Cider will pass the inspections and receive permits from the state and federal government.

Our facility is being constructed so that we can brew and produce cider any time of year. Even if we are denied permits due to inspection, we will be able to make improvements and pass secondary inspections so that we can still bring you our delicious, all natural, hard cider.

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    Carved In: Your name will be engraved on our Cidery Wall forever as a way to say Thank You for getting us off the ground.

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    Stick it, Don't Lick it: A limited edition decal sticker for Backers only + your name on our Cidery Wall.

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    Bottoms Up: Limited edition pint glass exclusively for Backers + Decal sticker + Your name on our Cidery Wall.

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    Wear It Proud: Custom "Creek Cider" T-Shirt designed specially for our Backers. All of our designs are hand drawn by a local Artist. + Decal Sticker,

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    Hang It Proud: Send us a piece of your Art and we will hang it in our tasting room for 1 year. We will show a picture of your artwork hanging in our tasting room on our website. + T-Shirt & Decal Sticker

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    Mad Brewer: Every dream of making your own Hard Cider? You will receive a 3 gallon glass carboy, bubbler, hydrometer, syphon hose, yeast, and instruction to make your very own hard cider. This is the way that I learned and we still make some of our specialty ciders in carboys to this day!

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    Name A Fermenter! Your name will remain on the fermenter for the life span of the brewery. If can be named after you, a loved one, or a charity. It's up to you! Plus package 4.

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    Spreading Your Seed: This is about giving back to the most elegant woman I know, Mother Nature. We will send you a special apple tree to plant that will grow in your climate. Plus package 4.

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    Tag Along: Come hang out with us for the day while we press cider and then take the juice to our Cidery to make into Hard Cider. We will show you the entire process from Apple to Hard Cider. You will also get a private ATV tour of our gorgeous farm in Upstate NY. You will also get a personalized mini oak barrel + package 4 & 6.

    Note: This will take place in Sept 201

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    Get Your "Creek" On! You and 5 of your closest friends will get VIP Access to our launch party. You and your guests will get a Founder's T-shirt, pint glass, decal sticker, & hard cider kit.

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    The Huntsman: Our Cidery is located on 2500 acres of some of the best hunting grounds in NY. You and your friend will have the chance to hunt some of the largest white tail bucks in the United States. We run a big game management program on our property where only 8pt mature bucks and above are allowed to be shot. Choose the season in which you would like to hunt and the method in which you would like to hunt by. The Choice is yours. Of course you and your friend will both receive a very special Founder's Camo T-Shirt, Pint Glass, Decal Sticker, & Hard Cider Kit.
    *Note, you must have or obtain a NY State Big Game Hunting license in order to legally hunt in NYS. In order to comply with the KickStarter rules & guidelines, Cunningham Creek Distributors will not provide you with any hunting gear, equipment or accessories. We are only providing you with the land, guidance, & accommodations for this experience.

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    For The Elite Few: Have you ever dreamed of having a brew named after you? You will get to name your own special release Hard Cider. We will hold a special release party for you and up to 10 of your luckiest friends. Each of you will receive a Founder's T-Shirt, Pint Glass, Decal Sticker, & Hard Cider Kit.

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