The Bar at Blue Dogwood focuses on carrying local ciders from small cideries that work with local farmers to ferment the best cider around.
Chatham Cider Works in Pittsboro, NC
We make small-batch hard cider in Pittsboro from North Carolina apples. We work with local apple growers to source the apples that give us the complex, satisfying flavor of a traditional hard cider.
Stargazer Cider from James Creek Ciderhouse in Cameron, NC
James Creek Ciderhouse makes premium craft ciders from Southern heirloom and cider apple varieties grown in our orchards in Moore County, North Carolina and other NC family farms within 125 miles of our ciderhouse. We planted about 50 vintage apple trees in the winter of 2009 and now have about 7 acres with over 65 varieties of apples, including such Southern favorites as Kinnaird’s Choice, American Golden Russett, Red Limbertwig, Hewe’s Crab, Blacktwig, Stayman and Yates.
Each harvest yields a distinctive blend of apples, characterized by the spring rains, summer suns, and cool autumn evenings in the orchards that year. We crush the apples, press out the juice, and ferment it in small batches. Then we blend these batches to create our New World Modern blends for the Stargazer Cider label. Stargazer Ciders are sessionable and often feature cider in combination with other fruits.