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Core Hero Hard Cider
Refreshing Hard Cider Starts with
Freshly Pressed Local Apples
Hard ciders from Core Hero feature apples grown on Lopez Island. Apple cranberry and apple cinnamon hard ciders are available at Blossom Grocery and several mainland locations.

I'm a one-person business handcrafting ciders the traditional way and in small batches. I use a blend of apples including varieties originally developed in England that I'm now growing in my expanded Shark Reef orchard.

To preserve the Lopez heritage apple trees, I'm grafting rootstock to scionwood from old orchards to keep them alive for another generation.
Core Hero handcrafts three kinds of hard cider: apple cranberry, extra dry and apple cinnamon.
The extra dry hard cider is becoming Core Hero's most popular choice. Almost as dry as Death Valley National Park, no sugar is added.