A visit to Nine Pin Cider Works: Photos

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A few days ago I stopped by Nine Pin Cider Works and spoke with Alejandro and his mother Sonya. Ever since I first heard about a cidery opening in Albany, I was very interested in learning who was behind it. I’m not into beer so having something made down the street from me that I would enjoy sounds awesome.

Sonya told me a bit about the inception of Nine Pin, when Alejandro was in school and didn’t have much to say about his schoolwork, but had a ton to share about his exciting job working at a new cidery in Vermont, Citizen Cider. Like many people I know, you get the bug and it’s not long before you get the grand idea of doing it all yourself, your own way. Fast forwarding quite a bit, there was a long process finding an apt space for the cidery. The list of criteria prevented them from seeing many places, let alone any they liked. Sonya said they had looked over in Troy and other surrounding areas, but the space most suited for their use, was an old marble countertop warehouse next to the Thatcher St Pub.

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