Capitol Cider House is located at 3930 Georgia Avenue NW, steps from the metro in the heart of DC’s Petworth neighborhood. We focus on creating and curating craft hard cider with modern flavors.
It’s making a comeback. Cider is the original American beverage of choice, but it fell out of favor during Prohibition. We’re joining the national movement to reclaim cider for the States, and what better place to make our mark on Americana culture than in good ole Washington, DC?
At Capitol Cider House, we do cider right. No added chemicals or preservatives. Only showcasing producers within 200 miles of the Capitol building. Always gluten free. Not too sweet. More like a fine wine than a popsicle.
All our goods are sourced from within 200 miles of the US Capitol Building. We have a few of our own concoctions and many ciders from Mid-Atlantic producers that are otherwise hard to find in DC. Our menu is always changing, but we’re always keeping it local.
Our home grown ciders start in local orchards. We choose cider apples known for complex flavors. Every production run is different. We grab what’s growing well and will taste great in your cup!
Next, we grind our apples into small bits in a process called milling. Then we’re ready to press! One bushel yields about 2.5 gallons of delicious juice.
We add yeast and other natural ingredients, like honey or fruit juice, to our fresh apple juice. Then it’s time to sit back and let nature take her course. The yeast gets to work, turning those natural sugars into alcohol and CO2.
Once the cider is ready, we package it up in bottles and kegs. It’s ready to enjoy now, or we can wait a few months to develop more flavor. Come have a glass with us!
We invite you to visit our brand new production space and tasting room at 3930 Georgia Avenue. Chill out on our patio, play a round of shuffleboard and enjoy a snack while sampling a flight of regional ciders. Kids are welcome, and friendly dogs can hang out in our outside space. Our peppy space is also available for private and semi-private events. Email us at [email protected] for more info!