At Armageddon Brewing, they are dedicated to creating the purest ciders and meads that they can possibly make. They use real fruit, no concentrate, and no artificial flavors. Their mission is to put an end to mass-produced & overly sweetened ciders. How did they get started? What made the Armageddon Brewing team choose ciders & mead over beer? What can you expect when you visit? Find out now.
The Origins of Armageddon Brewing
Armageddon Brewing began as four avid homebrewers determined to expand the road of beer alternatives. When one of their founding members, Christian, was misdiagnosed with Celiac disease, it meant the immediate exclusion of beer from his life. Christian turned to ciders and mead to satisfy the craving, but was unsatisfied with what was already on the shelves. Most of the more mainstream ciders are often overly sweetened or have an artificial taste. For both a brewer and beer nerd, that’s unacceptable.
The Armageddon Brewing crew took to brewing and drinking their own ciders. They fine-tuned their craft to produce a wide range of ciders, from incredibly dry to sweet and juicy. They took to creating a diverse array of meads as well, pure, flavored, barrel-aged, and beyond.
But sharing their new drinks with the state of New Jersey was going to be an uphill battle. The state requirements for them to produce cider professionally were outlandish at the time, including the need to own at least 3 acres of land to grow ingredients, those ingredients needed to make up 51% of the cider, and much more. So from 2014 to 2017, their work was less about brewing and more about lawmaking. The Armageddon Brewing founders met with legislatures, drafted the bill, made concessions, and worked with the unshakeable support of the local community & local government to make a change. On May 11th of 2017, the bill was signed into a law, making the production and distribution of hard cider and mead in New Jersey legal.
They did away with their legal hats and came back to what it was all about: brewing unforgettable meads & ciders.
Visit Armageddon Brewing
Now they encourage you to visit them in Somerdale, New Jersey. Sit outside and enjoy the evening sun or grab a seat at the bar for a good conversation. When you stop by, be sure to try Exile, one of their flagship ciders. A semi-dry traditional hard apple cider, Exile hits home with a strong but sweet apple taste and a crisp finish.
The Armageddon team has an “experimental pilot orchard” where they’re always growing a variety of apples in various conditions to see what grows best when. So trying their seasonal ciders & meads is a must. With their constantly evolving fruits & methodologies, tasting their seasonal drinks is a one-of-a-kind opportunity. They employ completely organic and holistic farming techniques and methods to ensure the purest, best-tasting fruit and juice possible.
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