Rain Barrel Ciderworks was first conceived of in 2012 to produce craft ciders with sustainably-grown, locally-sourced ingredients and hand-selected yeast strains. Our ciders are made using time-honored techniques that showcase the varietal flavors of fresh, sharp apples with depth and body for a drink that is as refreshing as pure rainwater.
Rain Barrel Ciderworks is nestled between the Elkhorn and Wallowa Mountain ranges in beautiful Baker City, Oregon. Our production facility is located at 2995 Baker St where we ferment and package all the ciders and perries.
We are fully licensed and will begin production in late May/early June of 2019.
Mark Crowder is the principle cidermaker and advocate for Rain Barrel Ciderworks. He started homebrewing in the early 90s, and has been making cider and perry since 2009. Mark acts as general manager and chief cidermaker for Rain Barrel Ciderworks. His background in science and almost 30 years of home fermentation experience–including beer brewing, mead, and cider making–is instrumental in developing and maintaining quality products year after year.