Delegate Profile

Kyle Sherrer


Kyle Sherrer went to the University of Baltimore and graduated with a degree in finance but he spent all of his adulthood in the craft cider industry. He originally got into cider production when his father and him started Millstone Cellars in Maryland. At Millstone Cellars, Kyle focused on wild yeast fermented oak barrel aged ciders and made cider in the traditional European way inspired by the local terroir and sourcing all of the ingredients within 150 miles of the cidery.

While at Millstone, Kyle noticed the cider industry missing the opportunity to embrace crafting ciders that would entice the growing movement of sour beer consumers. Kyle then decided to open Graft Cider and craft ciders using traditional European cider making methods like fermenting with native yeast and bacteria living on the skins of apples for complex yeast and bacteria driven beverages that are dry, funky, and have an acidic bite. Further, Kyle employs techniques from craft beer like adding fruits, hops, spices and flowers to his ciders.

Conference Sessions

  • Catching the Wave – the US Cider Revolution

    02 Jul 2018, 15:30 - 16:15, The Beer & Cider Hub

    Cider has the power to appeal to the craft beer lover as well as the cider and wine aficionado, says Kyle Sherrer, co-founder with his sister, Sara, of one of t...

    • Language: English

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