Montgomery County is Home to Some of Pennsylvania’s Best Cider

Stone and Key cider tastings
Image via Steven M. Falk, The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Stone & Key Cellars Ambler Tasting room manager Kevin Krop waits on customers trying cider.

Pennsylvania is home to some of the finest hard cider in the nation, with one of the best ones made right here in Montgomery County, writes Nick Vadala for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

This Fall, cross this item off your bucket list and go cider-tasting. Cider is different from beer or wine, and many are made with apples from local orchards. Sure, it’s fermented apple juice…but so much better.

The fourth-largest apple-producing state in the country is Pennsylvania, according to a 2020 report from the Center for Rural Pennsylvania.

Stone & Key Cellars

Stone & Key makes a mighty range of ciders, primarily made from Solebury Orchards apples, that can appeal to a variety of tastes.

One like the Cherry Pie (made with tart cherries, and a juicy taste) and Pineapple X-Press (infused with pineapple) have got a fun, crisp taste.

Seasoned cider lovers may want to try the dry, white wine barrel-aged Golden Russet varietal.

Check out their new tasting room in Ambler, which opened earlier this year.

Stone & Key Cellars has two locations in Montgomery County:

57 E. Butler Ave., Ambler
435 Doylestown Rd., Montgomeryville

Read more about great local cider across the collar counties and in Gettysburg and in Philadelphia in The Philadelphia Inquirer.