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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.

Open
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: CLOSED
Friday: 4pm-9pm
Saturday: 12pm-9pm
Sunday: 12pm-6pm

Why Cider?

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?

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Why Capitol Cider House?

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.

Locally sourced

Libations

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.

From the cidery

On Tap

We use a classic process to create unique, refreshing and amazingly delicious craft cider, mead, perry and more!

Sap Happy

Dry, lychee, citrus

Life's A Peach

Dry, crisp, peachy

Capitol Cuvée

Dry, juicy, stone fruit

New Pips on the Block

Dry, crisp, light bodied

Crab-Man-Hewe

Semi-dry, boozy, green apple peel

Unholy Trinity

Dry, confectionary, citrus

Apple Vine

Dry, crystallized honey, mild tannin

Hewe's Crab

Dry, fruit forward, rich tannin

Esopus Spitzenburg

Dry, floral, maple

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From the cidery

Our Pommeau

WHAT THE HECK IS POMMEAU?! Pommeau is a traditional French cordial made by blending raw, unfermented cider with an apple-based distillate (eau de vie) - think of it as the apple version of port wine. Best enjoyed as an aperitif or as an extremely versatile mixer, where pommeau can replace and elevate sweet vermouth in classic cocktails like the Manhattan and Negroni.

GoldRush

Sweet, honey, butterscotch

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Pink Lady

Sweet, sweet lemon, peach

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Reserve

Blend of nine different pommeau

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Join Our Cider Club!

OFF THE RECORD is our cider club devoted to the apples and its many interpretations. Check out these amazing perks! Space is limited so sign up today.

  • FREE 32oz growlette when you join
  • 2 complimentary house cider tastes per visit
  • 2 bottles every quarter
  • quarterly pick-up parties
  • an exclusive, club-only cider blended by club members for club members
  • en primeur barrel tastings
  • preferred access to small
 batch ciders
  • priority booking for special
 events
  • 10% off ALL purchases
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OUR PROCESS

How It’s Made

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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!

Press

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.

Ferment

We add yeast and other natural ingredients, like honey or local fruit, 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.

Package & Pour

Once the cider is ready, we package it up in kegs. It’s ready to enjoy now, or we can wait a few months to develop more flavor. Come have a glass with us and take home a crowler (or two)!

Our Location

Check out our new digs

We invite you to visit our production space and tasting room at 3930 Georgia Avenue. Chill out on our patio, play one of our many board games and enjoy some grub (we have food!!!) while sampling a flight of 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!

Events

Wed

07PM
to
09PM

Jan30

Cidermaking Workshop

Wed

07PM
to
10PM

Apr10

Apple Tree Grafting Workshop

Sat

07PM
to
09PM

Jul13

LIVE MUSIC: Off The Rails

Sat

11AM
to
12AM

Jul20

Cider House Birthday Bash!

Sun

11AM
to
09PM

Jul21

Cider House Birthday Bash!

Fri

07PM
to
09PM

Aug02

LIVE MUSIC: Emma G

Fri

07PM
to
09PM

Aug16

LIVE MUSIC: Red Sammy

Sat

11AM
to
03PM

Aug24

BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH - Cider & Short Eats

Sat

08PM
to
10PM

Aug31

LIVE MUSIC: Dave Zelonka Band (Duo)

Sun

10AM
to
1130AM

Sep22

KIDS SHOW - The Fiddle Diva

Fri

08PM
to
11PM

Sep27

DCDW Closing Party

Sun

10AM
to
1130AM

Oct20

KIDS SHOW: John Henry

Sun

10AM
to
1130AM

Nov03

FAMILY FUN: Tunes 4 Tots

Sat

12PM
to
04PM

Nov16

ROOTSTOCK: A Celebration of Mid-Atlantic Cider & Music

Sun

10AM
to
1130AM

Dec08

FAMILY FUN: Mr. Jon & Friends

Sat

11AM
to
01PM

Dec14

FAMILY FUN: Tiny Portrait Sessions

Tue

07PM
to
08PM

Dec17

GUIDED TASTING: Pommeau

Sat

12PM
to
02PM

Jan11

FOOD POP-UP: Eat 170

Wed

07PM
to
09PM

Jan15

COMEDY SHOW: The Comments Section

Sat

12PM
to
02PM

Jan18

FOOD POP-UP: The Kitchen Jerk

Sat

10AM
to
11AM

Jan25

Cider & Yoga?!

Sat

12PM
to
02PM

Jan25

FOOD POP-UP: MANA

Sat

12PM
to
02PM

Feb01

FOOD POP-UP: Sweet Mossie's

Sat

12PM
to
02PM

Feb08

FOOD POP-UP: Smoke & Ember

Sat

08PM
to
10PM

Feb08

LIVE MUSIC: The Treads

Tue

07PM
to
08PM

Feb11

GUIDED TASTING: Cider & Chocolate

Fri

08PM
to
10PM

Feb14

LIVE MUSIC: Serene Green

Sat

12PM
to
02PM

Feb15

FOOD POP-UP: Grub Rockstar

Sat

12PM
to
02PM

Feb22

FOOD POP-UP: Kalu's

Sun

10AM
to
12PM

Feb23

2020 Family Gras - SESSION 1

Sun

12PM
to
0230PM

Feb23

2020 Family Gras - SESSION 2

Wed

07PM
to
09PM

Feb26

COMEDY SHOW: The Comments Section

Sun

06PM
to
07PM

Mar01

PUB GAME: Boozy Bee

Wed

07PM
to
09PM

Mar04

COMEDY SHOW: The Comments Section

Thu

08PM
to
10PM

Mar05

PUB GAME: District Trivia

Sun

06PM
to
07PM

Mar08

PUB GAME: Boozy Bee

Wed

07PM
to
09PM

Mar11

COMEDY SHOW: The Comments Section

Thu

08PM
to
10PM

Mar12

PUB GAME: District Trivia

Sun

06PM
to
07PM

Mar15

PUB GAME: Boozy Bee

Sun

07PM
to
09PM

May03

VIRTUAL COMEDY SHOW: Comedy is Calling

Sun

07PM
to
09PM

May17

VIRTUAL COMEDY SHOW: Comedy is Calling

Thu

08PM
to
10PM

Jun11

VIRTUAL PUB GAME: Trivia

Fri

07PM
to
0830PM

Jun12

VIRTUAL COMEDY SHOW: Comedy is Calling

Sun

10AM
to
1130AM

Jun28

FAMILY FUN: Rocknoceros

Thu

08PM
to
10PM

Sep03

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Cider Cocktails

Fri

08PM
to
10PM

Oct02

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Cidermaking at Home
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3930 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011