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Colonel Ricketts Hard Cider

126 S 3rd St
PO Box 604
Benton, PA 17814

Business Hours

Thursday 3:00 pm 6:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm 6:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am 5:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm 4:00 pm

We started making hard cider in our basement about 35 years ago.

In 2006 we bought a press and began making our own sweet cider. Now we direct every step of the cider making process, from selecting the apples through bottling. The only thing we don't do is grow the apples.

We buy our apples from orchards here in Columbia and neighboring counties. We add only sugar, yeast and salicylic acid. These ingredients allow us to produce pure, very smooth hard ciders. We do not add raisins, fruit concentrates, sulfite compounds or other preservatives.

Each year we produce new flavors, depending on the types of apples available and growing conditions. Although we usually mix varieties, we sometimes produce distinctive single-apple ciders, such as Delicious Reds and Fuji Fanatic.