Cheers to the Work of Hudson North Cider Co.
Kyle and Sara Sherrer, the sibling duo creators of Graft Cider, launched Hudson North Cider Co., a mission-driven cidery, in March 2020. In just a year’s time, the Sherrer pair and their crew have met their brand’s initial two goals:
- Bring a high-quality, full-bodied, hazy dry cider to the Hudson Valley (with 2/3 less sugar than their competitors, nonetheless)
- Preserve and maintain trails and waterways in the region
Hudson North Cider raised and donated $4,116 to the Trail Conference in 2020. By partnering with their distributors, they collectively donated 10 cents per gallon of cider sold. Through their Taps for Trails initiative, $1 was donated for every pint sold. Additionally, Hudson North donated 20% of all their merchandise sales! Once they can safely do so, Hudson North plans to host new Taps for Trails events, trail clean-ups, and more—so stay tuned.
Plus: Not only does Hudson North talk the talk, but they also hike the hike as trail maintainers of the Millbrook Mountain Trail in Minnewaska! During our 2020 Trail-A-Thon challenge and fundraiser, the Hudson North crew were absolute trail champions by raising $1,840 in celebration of the Trail Conference's centennial.
As they continue to grow within the local market, Hudson North plans to grow its mission as more cider and trail lovers sip and support the outdoors and their initiative.