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About Us

Within the Oregon and Washington markets, NW Cider Brokers are the boots on the ground handling sales and marketing for 7 craft cider brands including Swift Cider, Wildcraft Cider Works, Bauman's Cider, Baird and Dewar's Farmhouse Cider, Carlton Cyderworks, Foggy Ridge Cider, and Doc's Draft Cider.

Our team are go to experts for all things cider. We host cider tasting events as well as cider educational events. We lead staff trainings for restaurants, bars, and bottle shops who wish to extend their cider knowledge, in order, to grow their own cider sales.

We love working with local accounts to help them find the right ciders for them and we take great pride in providing them with the tools necessary to create successful cider draft and bottle programs.

How We Got Started

Northwest Cider Brokers, LLC was formed by Sarah Williams and Kolin Leishman in the fall of 2013. Its purpose is to facilitate the growth of producers by helping them develop a foothold within the industry through the development and management of sales, marketing and supplier relations. Utilizing years of experience, Sarah and Kolin work first hand with producers to develop mutually beneficial relationships that translate to established brand names, strong inter-industry relationships and a good return on investment.

Our Ideal Customer

Restaurants, bars, bottle shops, chain accounts, event caterers, and anyone who wants to sell amazing cider.

Also, cider brands looking to grow and develop their presence in the market.

Our Team
Kolin Leishman from Northwest Cider Brokers, LLC
Kolin Leishman
Owner
Products & Services

Swift Cider

Swift is an urban craft cider company based in Portland, Oregon. Swift is dedicated to producing balanced ciders from wholesome, minimally processed ingredients. All of our apples, berries and hops are grown in Oregon and Washington and we never use added sugar, juice concentrate, or artificial...

Wildcraft Cider Works

At WildCraft Cider Works, we pride ourselves on developing innovative, artisanal dry ciders inspired by traditional and wild methodology. We insist on whole fruit and botanicals grown in Oregon to create pure ciders without artificial flavorings, sulfites or added sweeteners. WildCraft cider is...

Bauman's Cider

The blending of modern hard cider making with the best of traditional methods – perfected on the family farm spanning five generations. We strive to use as much fruit and ingredients from the farm as possible, and when we can’t we use only locally sourced Oregon products.

Baird and Dewar's Farmhouse Cider

We strive to produce dry, vintage, wild-fermented and barrel-aged ciders using the traditional methods of Europe and New England – from the rich and bountiful organically grown fruits of Oregon. Baird & Dewar Farmhouse Cider was started slowly and quietly in the fall of 2011 as an extension of...

Carlton Cyderworks

Family-owned small cidery. Since 2008, we have proudly crafted award winning cider and perry in the heart of Yamhill County. We warmly invite you to visit our tap house in McMinnville, featuring 36 taps of local craft beer, cider, and more.

Foggy Ridge Cider

Foggy Ridge Cider began in 1997 with a cider apple orchard in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains. Founder Diane Flynt “grows ingredients”—bitter and acidic apples like Hewe’s Crab, Harrison, Tremlett’s Bitter, Ashmead’s Kernel and Dabinett, all full of complex flavor. The Foggy Ridge crew crafts...

Doc's Draft Cider

One of the best cider makers in America today. Absolutely fabulous. From Doc's Draft Hard Apple Cider (great, semi-dry and effervescent refreshment) to the incredibly dry, delicate, and fragrant Doc's Draft Hard Pear Cider, to the tremendous Doc's Framboise, which is a dessert beverage that is on...
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