Five Maidens Cider Company formed through a desire to provide high quality craft beverages. Brian and Andrew began their journey back in 2009 with a basic homebrew starter kit and some predesigned recipes. As they journeyed through crafting beer the quality of their product and their practices evolved to earn them medals and recognition in homebrew competitions. Due to a family member’s dietary restrictions, their hobby led them towards other “homebrewed” beverages, specifically alcoholic cider and alcoholic seltzer water. Five Maidens began when Brian and Andrew felt that they reached the peak in their product’s quality and because family and friends encouraged the opening of a business to share their libations with the local community.
The name Five Maidens has multiple meanings. One definition of maiden is in reference to a fruit tree. In this case, a maiden is a fruit tree in its first year of growth. Because family is such a cornerstone of Brian and Andrew’s lives and because of their desire to provide a family friendly establishment, they took the definition of maiden a step further and applied their own families’ maidens: the three sons and two daughters between their two families. Maiden can also mean a first act or attempt, and so, as the Five Maidens Cider Company is just starting off, it is a first attempt to share Five Maidens’ craft beverages with the Five Maidens’ community.