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Fishback & Stephenson Welcome Celebration

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Please join us in welcoming Fishback & Stephenson, an incredible craft cidery out of Iowa, to the state of Illinois!

Meet Fishback & Stephenson: Boutique Midwestern Ciders Since 2013

Their Story...

Just like in an 80's movie, four friends spent their summer and fall nights walking through the streets and sneaking into backyards and driving down dirt roads searching out wild apple trees to make hard cider. 

They started with a juicer in the kitchen and then saved enough money to buy an antique apple press off craigslist for 40 bucks.

They experimented with woodchippers and washing machines and shop presses. They got a custom fabricated screw press through Alibaba that they ran until the hammers broke off.

These days their cidery sits on a hill overlooking their hometown. The four of them press, ferment, age, and bottle all onsite.

COME TASTE THESE HEAVENLY + DEVILICIOUS CIDERS FOR YOURSELF IN THE TAPROOM ON THURSDAY, MAY 10. (AND BRING YOUR FAVORITE MOM. SHE DESERVES IT.)

You will not only be able to meet the cidery folks and taste all of their delicious offerings for the first time in our taproom. You will also be here on a Thursday, which means drinks in the courtyard with our weekly Wood & Wire Collective: open jams with the best string players in the area featuring bluegrass, folk, funk and Americana music beginning at 6:30pm every Thursday.

Come celebrate amazing cider straight outta the Midwest and your favorite mothers to the tune of some amazing acoustic jams this Thursday, May 10, beginning at 5pm.

Cheers!