Cider fans rejoice. 

Black Apple Crossing, the only cidery in Arkansas, is expanding distribution to Little
Rock and North Little Rock beginning July 1. A weeklong series of events is planned to celebrate the company’s launch in more than 30 restaurants and bars in central Arkansas.

“We are thrilled to bring Black Apple to new parts of the state,” said Leo Orpin, Black Apple founder. “Little Rock has a unique culture and culinary appreciation that we are proud to join.”

Black Apple was founded in 2014 by Arkansas natives to bring a traditional, European-style cider to the South. Its rotating lineup of ciders is gluten-free with no added sulfites or preservatives.

Its central Arkansas lineup will premiere with the Black Apple flagship Hibiscus Cider, the year-round, semi-sweet cider, and two summer seasonal ciders: grapefruit and pineapple.

Metro Little Rock launch events include:

  • Vino's Brewpub: July 1, 7-10 p.m. 
  • Lost Forty Brewing: July 2, 4-9 p.m.
  • Petit & Keet: July 3, 4-9 p.m.
  • Dickey-Stephens Park: July 4, 5:30 p.m.
  • Stickyz: July 4, 9 p.m.
  • Flying Saucer: July 5, 7-10 p.m.
  • Bar Louie in the McCain Mall: July 5, 7 p.m.-2 a.m.
  • Lucky Lou's: July 6, 3-6 p.m.
  • Whole Foods: July 6, 1-5 p.m.
  • Midtown Billiards: July 6, 10 p.m.-midnight 
  • Loca Luna: July 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

For more info, head to Black Apple's website or follow along on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

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