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Fermented or just crushed, still or sparkling, grab a fall favorite made with New York State’s official fruit

As New York’s official fruit, apples here are more than just something we’re proud of. In so many ways, apples are part of our Upstate culture. Since hard cider has become more popular and cideries have been popping up around the state, finding great non-alc options has become more interesting.

Of course there are apple ciders produced all over, but there are a few intended to more appropriately compare to a hard cider experience. Rather than list every cider available in the state, the intention of this page is to connect you to ciders that are more inline with the alcoholic counterpart.

Since it will likely be something you’re thinking as you run through this list, the task of dividing up New York into regions is nearly as complicated as guessing an apple variety just by looking at it! Almost no one (even official state entities) has an agreed upon, official standard for separating the regions of the state. You will likely disagree with where some of the borders are drawn here. Try to remember the most important thing on this page is getting you connected with a fantastic cider produced in your area.

ADIRONDACK REGION Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Herkimer, Hamilton, Lewis, Warren and Washington County

Nothing has been discovered in this region yet. 

CAPITAL REGION Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady County

Nothing has been discovered in this region yet. 

CATSKILLS REGION Delaware, Greene, Sullivan and Ulster County

Nothing has been discovered in this region yet. 

CENTRAL NEW YORK REGION Broome, Chenango, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego and Schoharie County

Beak And Skiff

Since their founding in 1911, Beak and Skiff in Lafayette has become an icon of Central New York. Their hard cider line has become as popular as their location with live concerts, overnight accommodations, a distillery, a kids’ play area, and tours.
They make a number of impressive non-alc ciders qualifying them for this list. Their sparkling fresh ciders are available in bottles both onsite and in stores like Tops. They can apple cider in a real nice thin can available in four packs in markets like Wegmans. For a different type of presentation, their 750ml bottles of sparkling Honeycrisp is a nice option for parties!
Beak And Skiff Ciders Nonalcoholic Options

CHAUTAUQUA-ALLEGANY REGION Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany County

Nothing has been discovered in this region yet. 

FINGER LAKES REGION Cayuga, Chemung, Cortland, Livingston, Monroe, Onondaga, Ontario, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Yates and Wayne County

Nothing has been discovered in this region yet. 

HUDSON VALLY REGION Columbia, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester County

Original Sin Cider

These folks have been growing apples in their orchards in the Hudson Valley and creating a long line of alcoholic ciders since 1996. Their White Widow is a nonalcoholic cider option using apple cider vinegar and a sparkling blackberry beverage. The result is a low-cal probiotic with only 35 calories and a ton of great flavor.

NIAGARA FRONTIER REGION Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming County

Nothing has been discovered in this region yet. 

THOUSAND ISLANDS SEAWAY REGION Jefferson, Oswego and St. Lawrence County

Nothing has been discovered in this region yet.