Tablott’s Cider Company offers three types of hard cider; in stores mid-October |

Tablott’s Cider Company offers three types of hard cider; in stores mid-October

Brittany Markert
Talbott's Cider Company will offer three hard ciders to start — IPC, Alpine Start and Scrappy Apple. A tasting is set for Saturday, Sept. 26, at Red Fox Cellars.
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WHAT: Talbott’s Cider Company tasting

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 26, 4-8 p.m.

WHERE: Red Fox Cellars, 695 36 Road, Palisade

COST: Free


It’s the mixture of two guys who enjoy home brewing and happen to be related to a mass-producing farm in Palisade that spawned an idea.

Christopher Leader and Charles Tablott have joined forces to make three new hard ciders for their new business Talbott’s Cider Company.

“We have to be successful at this project,” Tablott said.

The pair have worked continuous and tireless hours to produce more than 6,000 gallons of cider over the last month.

Hard ciders are fermented ciders, which creates an alcoholic beverage, which tastes similar to apple cider, but with a twist.

“Our motto is made like wine, but drinks like beer,” Talbott said.

Talbott’s will offer three types called IPC, Scrappy Apple and Alpine Start. All cider is bottled canned in house. Talbott added local wineries have contacted him to possibly use the canning device for wines as well.

IPC, which is Talbott’s personal favorite, is a mixture of five different hops with an inspiration of an Indian Pale Ale.

The Scrappy Apple is a dry, tart cider, which Talbott explained will be appealing to wine drinkers, and considered a traditional cider.

The Alpine Start is a semi-sweet cider, which is light and crisp.

Each cider is six percent alcohol content.

“We are the only cider producer in the Grand Valley where our core market is hard cider,” Talbott said. “Talbott’s is the only large-scale cider press between here and Oregon.”

Talbott’s is set to be in local liquor stores mid-October with a four-pack of 16 ounce cans, priced between $8-$10 depending on store.

A six- and 12-pack of 12 ounce cans will be available in the coming months as well.

For more information, visit or find them on Facebook under Talbott’s Cider Company.

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