ABOUT HERB’S CIDER

Herb's Cider is a craft cider produced by world renowned drummer, Tim "Herb" Alexander. Tim and his wife Shama created their first batch of cider in their garage in the fall of 2016. It was a blend of Ambrosia / Gravenstein apples and Japanese Pears, leftover from their garden after a bumper crop. They couldn’t give enough apples away and didn't want the apples to rot. Instead, Tim went out and rented an apple press. The rest is history....

In fact, there's a bit of history that runs in Tim’s bloodline. His great granddaddy was an old Kentucky moonshiner. Through the 1930's, John Bascom Horn made moonshine for all the so-called "big wigs" in the county -- anyone from politicians, doctors, lawyers to even judges. According to family lore, he was a wild man who loved to drink his own moonshine. We are told, Horn like to ride his horse through his house, gun in hand and shoot out the windows. He was jailed for bootlegging during the Prohibition. In later years, his shiny copper still was put on display at the local courthouse. It seems Tim picked up a bit of Horn's old "bathtub gin" spirit and love for producing quality, handcrafted beverages…

Tim and Shama brought on Chris Weir, one of the finest cider makers in the region, as head cider maker. Chris is dedicated to his craft and uses only traditional cider making methods to create exceptionally flavorful, bright and balanced ciders.