ABOUT HERB’S CIDER
Herb's Cider is a craft cider produced by world renowned drummer, Tim "Herb" Alexander and award-winning Cider Maker, Chris Weir. Herb's is located in the heart of Bellingham, Washington. We use only 100% ORGANIC Pacific Northwest fruit for our sophisticated, bright, effervescent and flavorful ciders. We are dedicated to the craft of fine cider making and use only traditional methods. We do not add sugars (back-sweeten) or anything to flavor our end products. Tim and his wife, Shama, fermented 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, John Bascom Horn, was an old Kentucky moonshiner. Through the 1930's, Horn was notorious for his high-end moonshine -- with buyers anywhere from politicians to doctors to lawyers... even judges. According to family lore, he was a wild man who loved to drink his own moonshine. We are told, Horn got drunk on his own moonshine, rode his horse through his house, gun in hand, shooting 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.
Later, Tom Jentz joined the fun, bringing with him 20+ years of business and IT expertise.
The Perfect Partnership.
Tom ~ Chris ~ Shama ~ Tim