Things Are Gonna’ Look A Bit Different Around Here
Since opening our doors in 2015, we have become part of the best community that we could have imagined. We have forged bonds in the past several years that have made a monumental impact on our ability to do what we do- make good cider. Ruby was our go-to-girl and the red-labeled amber bottles began to pop up everywhere we looked (what a sight that was). In 2018 we brought the 16oz cans on the scene, and now in 2021 we are pleased to announce that we will be transitioning ALL of our year-round lines to cans.
There is a laundry list of reasons why we chose to do this, but it truly comes down to these few things.
- Recyclability: While we understand that it is possible to recycle glass, we see the overall inaccessibility of glass recycling as something that we must seriously consider in our production. In our own community, it is not always a sustainable option to commit to glass recycling and for that reason, many people choose to forego it altogether. Offering our primary lines of cider in the can means that there might be fewer pieces of glass headed to our local landfills.
- Accessibility: We want our ciders to be available to as many people as possible, whether they’re shared around a campfire with friends; or ordered online through our distribution partner. Lightweight materials such as aluminum, are easier and less costly to transport. In the same way that we are trying to think more critically about the waste that is produced by our products, we are looking at the waste created in the process of creating our ciders too. Ordering more cans less frequently is a small step to being better for the environment that we depend on.
- Our Carbon Footprint: In considering all of the things that we have mentioned tie into the bigger conversation that we are having about the ways that we impact our community. Not simply our customers, or partners; rather what we can be doing to contribute positively in every aspect of our operation.
This year we are focused on streamlining our efforts to make the best tasting hard cider, that is better for the environment.
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