In large part, access to craft cider remains very regional. That means, you are most likely to be able to purchase craft cider at retail that is produced nearby you or a state or two away. However, some very fine cideries are beginning to distribute their product more widely. More importantly for the consumers, there are some retailers who have made a special effort to curate a good selection of ciders that they will then ship to you.
Below are a list of those retailers who have the better selections of craft cider and who will ship you these products.
K&L Wine Merchants
In my view, the best online source for craft cider.
Astor Wine & Spirits
They have carried a number of outstanding craft ciders, but sometimes they list what they do not have in stock. Definitely worth checking out.
Made In Oregon
Here you’ll find a relatively good selection of Oregon-only ciders. It’s not an extensive or comprehensive collection of ciders produced in Oregon, but you are unlikely to find many of these on your local shelves.
Though I’m not a fan of their website design, you will find a very interesting collection of ciders from across the country at Let’sPour.
West Lakeview Liquors
Again, not my favorite web design, but this Chicago-based retailer has a better than usual selection of domestic and imported ciders.
A smallish collection of ciders that, while including Angry Orchard, does also include some very fine ciders
Mr. Wright Fine Wine and Spirits
This New York retailer has a larger than average collection of ciders including Bordelet, Farnum, Dupont and Foggy Ridge.
Beltramo’s Wine & Spirits
Beltramo’s has stocked a somewhat eclectic selection of ciders and seems to attempt to offer as many ciders as possible from the producers it stocks.