The Tumalo Cider House was built from the ground up by it’s brewer, Kelly Roark, with the help of friends and family. Kelly has been brewing cider out of his home since 2007 creating a cider that is authentic, distinct and loved amongst the Bend, community. “I started years ago filling up trash cans with free apples I would find growing around town (Bend, Or.). I pressed them with friends and created home brew apple cider. At first I did this in my quest for a sustainable lifestyle but then I realized that it was also a creative outlet where I could use my love for science and cider while bringing the community together.” Kelly would like to try his hand at growing his own apples here in Central Oregon and using them in the cider but for now he sources apples solely from Oregon.
“I wanted to create a well balanced hard cider that has the richness of a beer with the complexities of a wine. A unique cider that has pleasant apple notes on the nose, yet is tart and spicy on the palate with only hints of sweet.”