Yonder Cider To Open Yonder East Taproom in Cashmere, Washington

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After launching nearly four years ago in Wenatchee, Washington, Yonder Cider will open its second taproom in early August 2024. The new taproom named Yonder East will open in Cashmere, Washington at The Side Street, a few towns over from Yonder’s production facility. Yonder East is set to open on Saturday, August 3, a few weeks before Yonder’s four year anniversary.

The opening Yonder East will join the cidery’s other taproom that it shares in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood with Bale Breaker Brewing. Yonder East will also complete the cidery’s longtime goal of bringing Yonder’s full lineup of flavorful ciders, a selection of Washington-brewed beers and more to the Wenatchee Valley. This will give both locals and those who travel to the area an opportunity to sample the local beverages.

Yonder Cider launched in August 2020 and has been producing approachable ciders, composed of a beautiful blend of flavorful cider fruit and juicy culinary apples, all pressed at its rapidly expanding production facility located in the “Apple Capital of the World“. Since its launch, Yonder Cider has seen rapid growth, including 53% growth this past year with an additional 50% growth in 2024. Yonder is projected to to produce just over 225,000 gallons of cider in 2024.

“We opened our first taprooms in Seattle out of necessity, due to the pandemic, but all along have been trying to find the perfect space ‘over yonder’ near our home of Wenatchee,” said Yonder Cider Founder and CEO Caitlin Braam. “We’re thrilled to have found a location that embraces our values, eclectic vibe and allows us to show a different side of our brand, all while pouring cider made from apples grown in the valley we call home.” 

Located at 111 Railroad Avenue in Cashmere, Washington, Yonder East will showcase the cidery’s vast range of ciders – from its flagship Dry and cocktail inspired seasonals to its limited edition releases and single varietals – right in the heart of apple country. Featuring 15 ciders, three Washington-made beers and a selection of non-alcoholic options, the 3,900 square foot space will include ample indoor seating, a stage for musical performances, merchandise and product to-go, plus an additional 2,500 square foot outdoor space with firepits, food trucks and beautiful views of the valley’s vast mountainscape. 

A contrast to its modern Seattle taproom, Yonder’s Cashmere location comes with all the charm and wonder of a small town, wrapped into one of the oldest business buildings in Cashmere. Housed within The Side Street – an arts and music focused place for the Wenatchee Valley to gather – the building was originally constructed in 1890 and expanded over the years.  The now re-imagined space is an evolving block that will become home to more than 20 new businesses, creating a unique neighborhood hub of retail, art, music, food and beverage, with a passion for neighbors supporting neighbors and keeping the small town community alive.  After more than two years of renovation, the space features timbers from the original Cashmere Mill, exposed brick and remnants of the building’s past from when it was a fruit packing warehouse and home to Wenatchee Produce, now accentuated by custom design and collected decor, all punctuated by the sound of passing trains on the nearby railroad tracks. 

“Things aren’t slowing down for us, and the growing interest in Yonder, our ciders and our culture has us beyond excited to open this taproom and create a space unlike any other in the valley,” added Braam. 

The opening of the Cashmere taproom will make for Yonder’s third taproom in its almost four years in business. The first taproom – now closed – was the famous Yonder Bar, located in Braam’s Seattle garage. Opened during the pandemic, Yonder Bar was the original home of Yonder Cider, opened as a to-go only walk-up retail space in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood. Yonder Bar put Yonder Cider on the map through its spearheading of Seattle City Council’s Bringing Business Home Bill and innovative concept. Its  second taproom – equally as rule defining – is its now popular Seattle taproom, located in Ballard’s popular Brewing District, shared with Bale Breaker Brewing Company and the first taproom of its kind in Seattle. The BBYC Taproom has become one of area’s most popular beverage destinations, boasting 34 taps in their spacious shared taproom, more than 6,000 square feet of outdoor space, rotating food trucks, outdoor fire pits and more.

In addition to its own cider, Yonder Cider LLC produces an additional 170,000 gallons of cider and juice via its sister company The Source Cider, specializing in the production of premium juice and cider for cideries, wineries and breweries across the country. Pressing more than 3.5 million pounds of apples in 2023 and growing, Yonder Cider acquired an additional 10,000 square feet of production space at the beginning of the year to aid in its growth and expansion, including a new press, expanded fermentation, the launch of the California market, additional clients and more. 

Yonder Cider is a woman-owned cidery, now available throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho in 16-ounce cans and on draft, as well as online at yondercider.com. For more information, follow Yonder Cider on Instagram and Facebook (@yondercider) or our Cashmere taproom at @yondereast

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