Cider Corps to open Nov. 11 in downtown Mesa for Veterans Day open house

BY Jess Harter Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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Cider Corps, the cidery and taproom under construction in downtown Mesa, will host an open house from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Veteran’s Day – Saturday, Nov. 11.

Located on Robson just south of Main, brothers Jason and Josh Duren’s new business is just two blocks from the finish of the Veterans Day parade in Mesa.

From 10-11 a.m. that day, Cider Corps will be selling mulled cider (non-alcoholic) and hot coffee to go so people can stay warm while watching the parade.

A variety of their signature ciders will available for growler or 32-ounce crowler fills ($12-$20). There also will be special “pie ciders,” such as mixed berry and pumpkin, as well as a cold-brewed coffee cider.

Opening on Veteran’s Day has special meaning for the Durens, who started making cider as a hobby after Jason suffered traumatic brain injuries from IED blasts in Afghanistan.

“To open the taproom this way is the embodiment of Cider Corps’ mission: Drink great ciders, honor great sacrifice,” Josh says. “We want it to be a place for veterans to be honored through times of awareness.”

Although the cidery’s opening still is a month away, the brothers’ ciders already are available at more than 30 restaurants and bars in Arizona.

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