Our Crafty Beverages
Wyndridge Farm® is a historic American farm that produces some of the best craft beer and hard cider you will find, and we are passionate about bringing it to everyone. This is craft beverages on a grand production scale. Our facility is a craft lover’s site to see. We also provide educational tours of our facility, so please contact us at 717.244.9900 about a tour or visit.
Run by Head Brewer Pete Koelsch and Cider master Scott Topel our brewery is a 4,000 square foot, 30-barrel, 4-vessel, automated brewhouse with a 12,000 barrel a year fermentation capacity. We recently expanded to 4 additional 150-barrel tanks and another 1,000 square feet of space, which will double our capacity to approximately 28,000 barrels.
Our portfolio includes six-flagship beer & cider packaged products, two farm-crafted sodas and numerous seasonal draft only beers and ciders. In January 2015 we moved from self-distribution to wholesale and our crafty beverages are being sold in PA, MD, NJ, OH, VA, WV, NH, DC, AL and RI. More states to be launched in the next few months.
Head Brewer & Production Manager, Pete has a strong background in manufacturing and engineering which has allowed him to help build a fast-growing and scalable brewing facility. He has worked a variety of engineering and manufacturing management roles throughout his career. Previous roles include Production Engineering at one of DuPont’s largest chemical plants ($2 billion dollar investment, 3000 employees), followed by a Production Specialist management role at the same plant site. Pete joined the Wyndridge team as the Packaging Manager and soon took on production planning and scheduling, as well as inventory management responsibilities. He trained under two master brewers before transitioning into the role of Head Brewer.
Cider Master, Scott Topel has been making hard cider for over 18 years. Starting in upstate NY using all apples from local farms, he honed the craft on a small scale. While attending UC Santa Cruz where he completed a degree in Music with high honors, Scott founded and ran a craft cidery in Felton, CA, which is still in operation today.
After college, Scott studied commercial hard cider production amidst hundreds of miles of orchards in Northwest Washington at the University of Washington’s agricultural extension center. Later while attending graduate school in Milwaukee at UWM, Scott further explored cider making with Aeppeltreow Winery in Burlington, WI.
After moving back east in 2012, Scott began working as a hard cider consultant for various breweries and wineries helping to launch several very successful ventures. With Wyndridge from the beginning, Scott is Head Cider Maker at Wyndridge Farm and manages all cider production from pressing to packaging. With a focus on obtaining the best possible fruit from 100% PA farms, he’s looking to express the character of our local orchards with his hard cider while trying unconventional yeasts and fruit blends to create new flavor experiences. Onsite at the farm Scott usually has around 10 cider side projects including things like honey ciders, mojito ciders, fruit ciders and various barrel aged ciders from wine, brandy, tequila, whiskey and bourbon barrels. He’s looking forward to exploring new markets with Wyndridge and continuing to grow while staying true to a full juice cider, never fermented with concentrate.
Wyndridge Farm Brewing produces American, farm-brewed beer … Not many companies can claim that title. All of Wyndridge Farm Brewing’s beer is brewed here on-site, and we use the best ingredients we can find.
Crafty Hard Ciders
Wyndridge Farm Crafty Cider is York County’s first and largest hard cider company. Our Wyndridge Farm Crafty Ciders separate themselves from other hard ciders by utilizing the local bounty of high-quality apples found in Central Pennsylvania, and by keeping the ingredients simple. Wyndridge Farm does NOT add excessive amounts of extra sweeteners (extra sugars, extra frozen concentrates, etc.) to our Wyndridge Farm Crafty Ciders. The result is a Champagne-style cider – fresh, simple and tasty.
Wyndridge Farm non-alcoholic sodas are a nod to the old-fashioned fountain drinks of our past. Crisp, bubbly and full of flavor, Wyndridge’s sodas are a treat for the taste buds of all ages. Wyndridge uses all-natural ingredients and no refined sweeteners.
Want to Purchase our Wyndridge Crafty Beverages?
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