August 2018 Box – Argus Cidery – 2013 Perennial and AEppelTreow Winery – Appely Doux

Argus Cidery

2013 Perennial

Argus & Appely-8The first cidery of it’s state, Argus Cidery was founded in 2010 in Austin, Texas. Their goal was to create ciders that would make one rethink how an American hard cider should taste. The 2013 Perennial is part of their Orchard Lot ciders. These ciders are very traditional and are often aged one to two years and released upon maturity specific to the fruit composition. Argus Cidery continues to push the industry forward with their Argus Fermentables line, featuring sweeter, and even more complex ciders that appeal to the masses.

About the Cider Maker

Argus OwnerAfter graduating college in Arkansas, Wes Mickel attended culinary school at Napa’s Culinary Institute of America. He moved out to San Francisco and worked under some of the nation’s most renowned chefs. After experimenting with small batch wine and cider making, Wes knew he was onto something. At 27 years old, Wes moved to Austin, Texas and analyzed the Texas cider scene. He noticed that the apple supply in the south was so limited that nobody even attempted to produce hard cider. To him, this sounded like a challenge. As Argus Cidery was growing, Wes and his team captured the entire Austin, Texas cider market, and established a strong foot hold in the American cider industry to grow and prosper as one of the greats.


  • ABV: 6.8%
  • Tasting Notes: Aged in French and American oak, this cider is sparkling and dry, with farmhouse style resemblance and a tart, yet refreshing finish.

Learn More!

  • Website:
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  • FB/Instagram/Twitter: @arguscidery
  • Tasting Room: 12345 Pauls Valley Road, Austin, Texas

AEppelTreow Winery

Appely Doux

Argus & Appely-10

Pronounced “Apple True”, this family owned and operated cidery was formed way back in 2001, years before the rapid growth and establishment of the current American cider industry. AEppelTreow still resides in an old cow barn on the property of Brightenwoods Orchard. Located in Southeast Wisconsin, they take full advantage of the deep glacial soil and moderated continental climate which produces amazing cider apples. Since 2001 they have been leaders in the cider industry producing new and exciting cider varieties. As their motto states, AEppelTreow is most definitely True to the Apple.


About The Cider Makers

AEppelTreow OwnersCharles and Melissa McGonegal founded AEppelTreow with aspirations to produce high quality French and English style ciders. Charles began experimenting in fermented beverages back in 1991 when he was a biochemistry student making mead in his dorm room. This quickly led into a growing passion for small-batch cider making for family and friends. Around the same time, he met Melissa who was studying Chemical Engineering at the same college. After crunching the numbers, they realized that their skills in cider making could become a lucrative business with the help of a local orchard. As a cidery, and also a nano-distillery, The McGonegal’s continue to win national awards with their highly refined ciders, perry’s and spirits.


  • ABV: 7.5%
  • Tasting Notes:  Inspired by French Country ciders, this cider is complex yet refined, semi-sweet and bubbly.

Learn More!

  • Website:
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  • Facebook: @aeppeltreow.ciders
  • Tasting Room: 1072 288th Ave. Burlington, WI 53105

You can find both of these great ciders on our website RIGHT NOW! Visit our online Cider Shop!

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