Stem Ciders is a craft cidery headquartered in Lafayette, Colorado. Founded in 2013 by Eric Foster and Phil Kao, two passionate entrepreneurs with a deep appreciation for craft, and a strong commitment to reviving the cider tradition, Stem produces cider founded on three main principles: quality, style, and tradition. From the first batch of cider produced in 2011 – now known as Real Dry Apple Cider, to our seasonal ciders and monthly Firkin experiments, we’re committed to producing the highest quality cider that brings those traditions to the forefront.
We opened our RiNo cider house doors in January of 2014 with three ciders on tap and a mission to share with you the cider traditions we grew up with, and that we know and love. In 2018, Acreage, our first culinary venture and a collaboration by Stem, Chef Daniel Asher, and Kelly Whitaker’s Id Est. Hospitality Group opened in Lafayette, Colorado. Born from an inspiring landscape and a dynamic team, Acreage brings the urban cider house experience found in the RiNo taproom to the countryside.