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Peek Inside Supreme Core, D.C.’s New Cidery Opening This Spring

The Ivy City operation is working to open this April

The 5,000-square-foot production facility for Supreme Core features a central bar to taste its ciders.
Will Sullivan/Supreme Core Cider
Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

Ambitious local producer Supreme Core Cider’s 5,000-square-foot production facility and taproom is nearing completion near the National Arboretum, bringing D.C. another brick-and-mortar location to taste hard ciders this spring.

Consultants-turned-entrepreneurs Will Sullivan and Kyle Crosby are wrapping up the build out at 2400 T Street NE, going for an industrial look with modern accents as the backdrop for making their West Coast-style brews.

Three 10-barrel tanks are en route and expected to arrive in the next month, and once inspections pass, production will get under way. Tables and chairs are also part of the equation; food is not.

Supreme Core plucks its product from family-owned orchards, and its production plan is to churn out at least six ciders, including some experimental sours and infusions. Its first release, dubbed Micawber, came out last fall. Brews are being canned at Baltimore’s Charm City Meadworks until its Ivy City home is fully operational.

For now, find Supreme Core’s brews at 50 locations throughout the city, including local chain Glen’s Garden Market as well as bars and restaurants such as Convivial, 801 Restaurant and Bar, and Hawthorne.

Scroll down to see how Supreme Core’s future production facility is shaping up:

Tech 24 is the same general contractor behind D.C.’s One Eight Distilling and Atlas Brew Works. Supreme Core’s primary entrance will be in this left corner.
Will Sullivan/Supreme Core Cider
Supreme Core’s spring seasonal Cherry Bloom cider will be released in two weeks. Tanks are expected to be placed in this back corner.
Will Sullivan/Supreme Core Cider
A rendering of Supreme Core’s exterior signage.
Will Sullivan/Supreme Core Cider