Craft hard ciders available at The Old Goat Cidery at the Apple Shed in Newark NY

The Old Goat Cidery Is open at The Apple Shed for the season! Check this page for news, updates and schedules, or Contact Us for more details.

Types of craft hard cider available at the Old Goat Cidery:

Sweet Mama Goat:

7% ABV – On the sweeter side, this cider is made with NYS apple blossom honey.

Berry Old Goat:

7% ABV – NYS apples blended with New England cranberries provide the perfect blend of sweet and tart.

Bearded Old Goat:

7.5% ABV – An off-dry cider made with NY cascade hops. A perfect cider for the beer drinker looking to try hard cider. Gluten free.

Old Goat Heritage:

7% ABV – Made from NYS heirloom apples, a dry cider with a strong apple flavor.

Old Goat’s In-Law:

7.5% ABV – Limited run, available only on tap. A semi-sweet made with Apple Shed sweet cider.

Tasting Room at the Old Goat Cidery:

Old Goat Cidery’s tasting room is currently located inside of The Apple Shed and is open 11am-6pm Tuesday – Saturday and 12pm-6pm on Sunday. Our sample flight includes tastes of 4 flavors and costs $4.00.

All Old Goat ciders are available on tap and can be purchased in our one liter growlers or in a pint glass for on-site consumption. All but Old Goat’s In-law are also available in 750ml bottles.

We welcome groups to come for tastings as well as for lunch. If you have a group of 10 or more, please call ahead so we can make sure to be staffed properly. We have indoor and outdoor seating, a gift shop, public restrooms and lots of parking. If you are interested in booking a tour that includes other stops along the Lake Ontario Wine Trail, please contact Crush Beer & Wine Tours (

About the Old Goat Cidery:

Since 1907, our family has been growing the finest quality fruit and vegetables on the land surrounding The Apple Shed. Third-generation owners, Gary & Barb Wells, opened The Apple Shed in 1973 as a fruit stand and cider mill. The fourth generation, Matt Wells and his wife, Jessica, joined the business as co-owners in 2015 and the fifth generation is now learning to farm. Old Goat Cidery, and idea that came about in 2016 and took more than a year to come to fruition, seemed like a natural fit since we already grow apples and make sweet cider. Why Old Goat? We wanted something fun and quirky to represent a great beverage, not to mention we’ve had goats on the farm for a coons’ age and unbeknownst to many, we affectionately refer to our patriarch as the “Old Goat.” Yep, he’s fun and quirky too.