Local producer Anxo helped put hard cider on the map in D.C., and now a new cider crew is setting up shop in Ivy City. The Washington Post reports that Supreme Core Cider is planning to open a 5,000-square-foot production facility and taproom this fall near the National Arboretum.
Consultants-turned-entrepreneurs Will Sullivan and Kyle Crosby are currently building out the site at 2400 T Street NE, but the public can get a taste of the West Coast-style brews sooner than its projected November opening date.
The first release, dubbed Micawber, will be canned at Baltimore's Charm City Meadworks until Supreme Core’s own space is ready for occupancy. The plan is to churn out at least six ciders, including some experimental sours and infusions, the owners tell the Post.
Per Supreme Core, a release party for Micawber is scheduled to take place at both locations of Glen’s Garden Market — from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Dupont Circle, and from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Shaw — on Sunday, September 10. Described as an “unfiltered, unpasteurized dry cider,” the debut cider features “a dry, tannic finish, and a slight sweetness from English ale yeast.” Micawber is projected to cost $10.99-$11.99 for a four-pack of 12-ounce cans.