Ash and Elm Cider Company near downtown Indy

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4 Things You Need to Know about Ash & Elm Cider Company 

  • In the near eastside neighborhood, about a mile from downtown Indianapolis (2104 E Washington Street)
  • 12-ounce cider costs $5
  • A couple of ciders can do you in! Alcohol content per cider is between 6.5-7%
  • Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays to start

Click here to check out Ash & Elm Cider Company on Yelp Indy.

Grand Opening party is Saturday, June 25th. Click here to RSVP to the Yelp Indy event for FREE.

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It was a small dream that turned into a big reality for a husband and wife team.  Aaron and Andrea Homoya have been making ciders in their basement for years. This week, the Homoyas launch Indiana's Very Own first hard cidery, Ash & Elm Cider Company. 

"We hope to teach people about cider!" says Andrea.

Ash & Elm Cider Company will open Saturday, June 25 on East Washington Street.  Not many storefronts call this neighborhood home, but the Homoyas think Ash & Elm can help turn this neighborhood around.

"We would love to be a tenant that starts redevelopment here," says Homoya.

Cider is a craft product, naturally made with just apple juice and yeast. Ash & Elm makes their product with apples from Michigan and Indiana orchards.

"We get smaller batches from Indiana. Those will make our heirloom series."

Ash & Elm is launching four flagship ciders: the semi-sweet, dry, hopped and cherry. Since there's no gluten involved in the process, cider is gluten-free.

"It is really refreshing! We are finishing it similar to a brewery. We are carbonating it and kegging it and it can be distributed to bars and restaurants and come out of the tap and be fizzy."

Our friend Brittany Smith from Yelp Indy says Yelpers are always looking to explore new neighborhoods. One of the things that stands out about Ash & Elm ciders from past Yelp events is the focus on local ingredients.

"They are bringing apples from regional orchards and sticking to true ingredients," says Smith.

Ash & Elm Cider Company will be the first hard cidery in Indiana. Ash & Elm will also serve a small menu of snacks and sandwiches in their tasting room.

Don't miss out on these other local businesses nearby in the near eastside neighborhood:

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