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The 2018 Festival Season has Begun.

The tasting season is off to a fast start. Here are the Festivals you find us pouring all flavors of our Yellow Belly cider:

January 20, 2018 – St. Cloud Beer Tour

January 20, 2018 – Beer and Bacon, Grand Forks, ND

February 8, 2018 – A Taste of Vasaloppet, Mora, MN

February 24, 2018 – Winter Beer Dabbler, Minnesota State Fair Grounds

See you at the Festivals.

Some Fancy Bling.

All three of our ciders are sporting some fancy bling from the prestigious 2017 Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP). GOLD medal – Yellow Belly Barrel Aged; SILVER medal – Yellow Belly Semi-sweet (original); BRONZE medal – Yellow Belly Ginger.

Yellow Belly 4-Packs Have Arrived.

We are pleased to announce that our Yellow Belly Hard Cider is now available in convenient 12 oz./4-packs. Enjoy a single-serve bottle on your deck, in your yard, boat, picnic basket, back pack, and especially in your favorite can cozy. But don’t forget your bottle opener!

Yellow Belly Wins GLINTCAP Gold, Silver, Bronze Medals.

Our Yellow Belly Hard Cider has added three more medals to our trophy case. We are delighted to announce that all three of our hard ciders earned a medal at the 2017 Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP) held in Michigan. This is the 12th year of this esteemed competition and there were over 1200 entries from all over the world. Here are the complete results of the competition; here are the results for the commercial division in which we competed, and here is a quick look at our own results.




Category: Wood Aged Cider

Yellow Belly Barrel Aged Cider





Category: Modern Cider – Sweet

Yellow Belly Semi-Sweet






Category: Spiced Cider

Yellow Belly Ginger


Minnesota Cider Guild

Minnesota cider makers have come together to form the Minnesota Cider Guild. We are still a very tiny guild, since there are currently only 16 cider makers in Minnesota. Our first order of business is to organize Minnesota Cider Week, a week-long celebration of cider at multiple venues throughout the Twin Cities. The grand finale is the Minnesota Cider Festival on Saturday June 10, 12pm – 4pm at Red River Kitchen at City House in St. Paul. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased via the Minnesota Cider Guild website. Hope to see you there!

Yellow Belly Wins 2017 People’s Choice Award.

For the consecutive second year, Yellow Belly has won the “People’s Choice” award for best cider at the 2017 St. Cloud Craft Beer Tour held at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud. Huge thanks to our friends Davey and Rachel Johnston who helped pour samples and enthusiastically told our story to the crowd of 3,500 who attended the event. It was a very fun day for all.

Yellow Belly Barrel Aged Wins Gold Medal, and Judges Choice Award.


We are thrilled to announce that Yellow Belly Barrel Aged hard cider won the gold medal in the category of “Wood Aged Cider” at the 2016 U.S. Open Cider Championship. In addition, the branding was recognized by the judges in a special Judges Choice award for one of the top ten most creative names.

The competition was held in October in Oxford, Ohio, with over 160 entries from across the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom. 15 categories of cider were judged. Complete details of all of the results can be foundĀ on the U.S. Open Cider Championship website.

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