Review of Hye Cider Company by TexasRealFood
Hye Cider Company was started by best friends Brian “Captain” Came and Cassandra “Cherry”. Graham started brewing beer at a time when they couldn’t yet purchase beer. Both from Florida, they lived for a while in San Francisco and developed their brewing skills. While working as a chef in Austin, Cherry married Travis Graham, and convinced Captain to relocate to Austin. Together, the three soon sensed an opportunity to join the growing number of breweries, distilleries, and wineries along Highway 290 in Texas Hill Country. Instead of beer, spirits, or wines, however, they chose cider for their niche. With the confluence of passion, knowledge, and opportunity, the trio opened Hye Cider Company in 2016. With apples from Washington State and local honey, fans describe their product as “a cross between cider and mead”. Other ingredients come from local sources including “rainwater, herbs from (their) greenhouse, and ‘copious amounts’ of (Stonewall) honey”.