Atlanta Hard Cider Co. & Distillery, a local family-owned cidery and taproom, is opening its doors with a weekend-long community event that will include tastings of the cidery’s all-natural and gluten-free craft cider, alongside live music, food vendors, games, and more.
The grand opening is scheduled for Saturday, October 23 from 12 to 8 p.m., and Sunday, October 24 from 12:30 to 6 p.m., at 1010 Roswell Street NE, Marietta, Georgia 30060. Tickets will be available for purchase via Atlanta Hard Cider’s social media.
Atlanta Hard Cider will have more than 12 ciders on tap, with a rotation of seasonal and “experimental” ciders which can be enjoyed on its pet-friendly patio, alongside live music, and food trucks on the weekend.
“We are excited to finally start producing our ciders here locally,” Co-Founder Mark Deno said in a prepared statement. “It’s been a long time in the making. We feel that our cidery will be a perfect place for our local community and cider lovers to come together.”
Atlanta Hard Cider Co. is a family-owned business that began when founders Mark and Liz Deno started making cider in their garage. “This passion was fueled by the challenge of creating a great-tasting cider that was both gluten-free and made with all-natural ingredients,” a spokesperson said. “Before they knew it, Atlanta Hard Cider was circulating through local retailers, bars, and restaurants.”
Atlanta Hard Cider’s cidery and taproom have been years in the making. At one point, it was going to open on the Westside but ultimately landed in Marietta (the land is now slated to be home to apartments). Its ciders can be found at Publix, Kroger, Target, and Sprouts stores as well as local package stores.