Kegs & Legs Cidery of the Week: Apple Outlaw Cider Company

As a frequent sampler of local beers and ciders (275+ different crafters and growing!), I have been watching and waiting on Apple Outlaw Cider Company, based out of Jacksonville, OR to open their taproom. It has been a long wait but it is finally official! Apple Outlaw now has new labels and a new taproom opening up TOMORROW at Fiasco Vineyards. Read on for more info!

Brewery: Apple Outlaw Cider Company

  • Friday-Sunday
    • 11am-5pm all summer


  • Apple Outlaw’s Tap Room at Fiasco Winery
    • 8035 Highway 238, Jacksonville, Oregon

Flagship / Most Popular Ciders:

  • Apple Outlaw Original
  • Rabid Dry
  • Ginger Bite
  • Cranberry Jewel
  • Hoppin’ Holdup
  • Tangerine Twist

How they got started:

We both grew up in California but after many years of living in the suburbs, fighting traffic and working in the corporate environment we yearned for a connection with the land.  Moving our family to Oregon was a natural choice.  We found the most beautiful apple orchard in the Applegate and absolutely fell in love with it.  Knowing nothing about orcharding we had our work cut out for us.  We had to learn quickly and made plenty of mistakes along the way.

Five years later we brought a cider press and all the related equipment to the orchard and began producing our own sweet (non-alcoholic) cider.  We’re now taking things to the next level and launching our “Apple Outlaw” line of hard ciders.

We strive to be good stewards of the land.  We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to care for the small piece of our earth where our trees live and we take this responsibility seriously.  We farm organically,  irrigate conservatively, and encourage biodiversity.

Our community is important to us and we try to help when we can.  It can be tough for a small business, but each year we donate at least a thousand pounds of apples to the Josephine County Food bank, and boxes of apples and cider to various local causes.

Follow them on Facebook and consider checking them out the next time you are running or travelling in Southern Oregon! Also, check out their retailer tab for info on where bottles can be purchased.

About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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