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Utah’s 4th Cidery Set to Release First Small Batches on Draft & To-Go in Cans

Cider at Scion

Today marks another milestone moment for the groundbreaking, award-winning cider bar in Salt Lake City’s Central 9th neighborhood. Scion Cider Bar, already earning local and national attention for the second-largest selection of imported craft and fine ciders in the country, is set to release its own house-made cider for the first time today. 

The long-awaited release of small batch ciders, made from locally grown apples and juice provided by Scion Cider co-owner and orchardist Jordan Riley, is the first foray into commercial cider production by Scion’s GM and head cider maker Rio Connelly since co-founding local craft beer houses by Proper Brewing Company and launching Epic Brewing in Utah prior. 

The products will be available on draft in 1-oz tasters, 5-oz glasses, 15-oz and 25-oz carafes; and will be available in 16oz cans for to-go package sales, while limited supplies last, starting at 4PM when Scion Cider Bar opens for regular business hours. Additional variations with creative and innovative flavor combinations made from the same base ciders will be released on draft in the coming weeks.

Product Lineup: 

SINGLE VARIETAL – VICE VERDE – 6.2% ABV, $5 /can. Granny Smith apples, Saison yeast. Dry, tart, fresh green, vibrant & bubbly.

FRUITED SERIES – ST. OLAFRICOT – 7.6% ABV, $6/can. Fuji, Honeycrisp, Granny Smith apples, apricot purée, English yeast. Balanced to semi-sweet, stone fruit, rich body.

IMPERIAL SERIES – WICKED STRONG, KED. – 10.7% ABV, $7.5/can. Fuji apples, Kveik yeast. Off-dry, strong, fresh apple, round.

  • WHAT: Scion Cider Bar Inaugural Cider Release
  • WHEN:Thursday, March 2, 2023 – Regular bar hours 4PM to 10PM. 
  • FREE Cider Education Class at 7PM to learn about the products and the process. Meet the GM & cidermaker, Rio Connelly. 
  • WHERE: 916 S Jefferson St W Salt Lake City, UT 84101