"That old saying about the apple not falling far from the tree seems especially appropriate for my sons Joe and Tom, the founders of Mill A Cider. When they were growing up I cooked for them, but the only thing I tried to teach them about food was that they should stick to the good stuff. Like any parent, I was never sure if they were listening, but every time I drink their cider it makes me proud."
– Jim Dixon, WSM Founder
A never ending quest for the perfect portable "anytime" beverage led lifelong drinks enthusiast Joe Dixon to launch Mill A Cider in 2019. Named after his brother's family farm in Skamania County, Washington, and now run by Joe, his brother Tom, and fellow cider heads Nicole Sakai and Noah Cable, Mill A crafts contemporary West Coast-style cider for the modern age. Eschewing gimmicky flavors, the Mill A team works with multi-generational apple farmers in the heart of Washington's Yakima Valley, and their flagship release, Sunsetter, celebrates the complex character of America's favorite fruit. A touch funky, a little fruity, and refreshingly dry, Sunsetter is our ideal cider: it quenches the thirst after long hikes, goes down easy on the beach blanket, is great with food, and makes a stellar spritz foundation.
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