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BCC is a cidery in the Bishop Arts District of Dallas, Texas making hard cider. Visit us at BishopCider.com or Facebook.com/BishopCider
BCC is a cidery in the Bishop Arts District of Dallas, Texas making hard cider. Visit us at BishopCider.com or Facebook.com/BishopCider
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Thanks for coming by.  If you missed Bishop Cider Co. on Kickstarter, then visit us at BishopCider.com or Facebook.com/BishopCider. -Joel Malone and the BCC Team

We are the Bishop Cider Company.

We plan to manufacture and sell craft hard cider.  Our cidery is in the Bishop Arts District, which is a cultural hotspot in Dallas, TX. The culture of Bishop is based on an appreciation for both the traditional arts and the culinary arts.  Bishop Cider will be infused with the same.  In comparison to other cideries, we are very different in our approach. With our utilization of unexpected ingredients, we are able to make some very unique craft cider.

Many Americans aren't aware of the existence of hard cider.  We have been in countless restaurants where we see the most confused look on the face of servers when asked, "Do you have any hard cider?"  Even more interesting is the common response, "No... but we have hot tea." 

Hard cider is an alcoholic drink that results from the fermentation of cider or fruit juice.  The most prominent of which are made with apples or pears.  If made with Apples, it is generally referred to as Hard Apple Cider in the US and simply Cider in Europe.  When it is made with Pear juice, it is called Perry.

A quote from the year 1840 about President Harrison, "Harrison would probably be just as happy with a jug of hard cider to sip in front of his log cabin than he would serving as president."

The US hard cider market consists of cider that varies very little in both ingredients and flavor.  We have been making hard cider for quite a while now and realize the diversity and flavor potential. 

People have been getting really creative with brewing beer. They have been using ingredients that push the boundaries and are often downright shocking.  Current cider is lacking the same creativity.  Together, we can change that.

Join us in educating others that hard cider is the good stuff.

Backer Rewards

For those of you that want to join us, we have put together some really cool merch packages.

Merch Descriptions:

Sticker - does this one really need a description?

Founder Recognition - In our tap room, we will have a wall of our founders and your name will be listed there forever. (Sandlot voice)

Bottle Opener - None other that the original Beer Stick!  This thing is solid.

Pint Glass - It is 16 ounces (hence the pint) with the BCC logo emblazoned on the side.

T-Shirt - Gray shirt that screams BCC.  This is the first time a shirt has been printed for BCC.  Get the first of many.  Not to mention it is supa soft thanks to American Apparel.

Mini Barrel - this 3 Liter oak barrel is made of white oak and manufactured in TX.  They can be used decoratively or put to better use.  You can age your beverage of choice in the barrel to smooth, enhance, or mellow the flavor in just a few weeks because of the increased surface area touching the liquid.  The BCC logo is laser-engraved on the face.  We'll provide full instructions on how to use the barrel to make sure you don't waste a drop.

Apple Tree - Nope.  This isn't a joke AND they are 5 feet tall.  We will ship you a tree that produces a rare variety of apple.  These ship anywhere in the contiguous 48 states and we'll be sure to send you one that grows well in your agricultural zone.  There are over 7500 apple varieties known and yet only about 100 are commercially available.  Many of these apples are disappearing because it is easier for large producers to focus on a few varieties.  Fight against the apple extinction and save the apples!  The tree that we send you will provide apples that are good for both eating and cider making.

Current Status of the Cidery:

We acquired a space in June of 2012, however, we are just now completing the permitting process.  I know. 

We plan to open our tap room to the public and distribute the first kegs to restaurants in late April/Early May.

Raising money on Kickstarter will allow us to set up national distribution through online ordering.  Shipping alcohol is a logistical nightmare and the funds will help smooth the process.

We will keep you updated with all progress made at the cidery and hope to ship you a cold one soon.

Thanks for stopping by.

Joel Malone - Brewmaster and one of the first founders (Hopefully you will be the next)

BishopCider.comFacebook.com/BishopCiderTwitter.com/BishopCider

Risks and challenges

We have fulfilled the most difficult licensing and permitting hurdles, so most of the risks are already mitigated.

If for some reason we do not open the cidery, the rewards will still be provided to our backers.

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    Package 1) A crazy-sticky Bishop Cider Co. Sticker + Founder Recognition. Your name will be displayed in our tap room forever as a way to say Thanks for getting us off the ground. Feel free to use The Sandlot voice when ready this.

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    Package 5) Save the Apples! For those of you that just want to join the battle against apple extinction. You will receive an apple tree of hard-to-find variety. We will make sure to send one that grows well in your climate. (Contiguous 48 states only)

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    Package 6) This is for you giving folks. You will get two of Package 4, but only one is for you. The other is for your friend. We will ship one to you and one to your friend.

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    Package 8) Sticker + Founder + Bottle Opener + Pint Glass + T Shirt + Mini Barrel + An Apple Tree that is a rare variety. We will be sure to send one that grows well in your climate. (Contiguous 48 states only) The tree will be delivered in Jan of 2014, but everything else will arrive in June 2013.

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    Artist Package:
    Your art will be showcased in the cidery for a couple weeks and we will invite our fanbase to the opening night. + You will get package 7

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    Leave Your Mark:
    You can name one of our fermenters + You will get package 7.

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    Party @ The Cidery:
    Have a private event for 10 people in the Bishop Cider tasting room. Catering, cider, and + everyone gets Package 4 (add $75 per person for additional people).

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