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Backpack Brands

Backpack Brands is a craft cidery located in Newburgh, New York. Each of our product lines is made with simple, all-natural ingredients that feel good and taste even better. We’ve worked hard to can an innovative, crisp flavor and unrivaled quality into everything we make.

The adventurous spirit of our brands is inspired by the passionate teams behind them —and driven by their need to discover and forge new paths away from the craft herd. Each season we strive to push the boundaries of what makes a great tasting drink.

Graft Cider

Graft Cider pushes the boundaries of traditional cider. Graft Cider is anything but run-of-the-mill cider made from New York apples, natural ingredients, and wild yeast. Sour and tart, yet approachable and innovative.

Graft’s concept was two-fold: paying respect to old-world style of cider making while simultaneously experimenting with modern brewing techniques. All of Graft’s ciders employ century-old European traditions of using wild yeast and bacteria to ferment to dryness. They then harness the flavor profiles created from this style of natural cider and develop unique and innovative styles which take a nod from some of the best craft beer producers in the world.

Hudson North Cider Co.

Hudson North Cider Co’s mission is simple; to create a hazy dry cider with New York apples grown in the Hudson Valley.

Full flavored and with two-thirds the sugar of their largest competitors, this cider is as rugged as the northern land it’s produced in.

Hudson North Cider Co is a hazy dry cider mission-driven company that works to protect and preserve the trails, waterways, and beyond. 10 cents of every gallon sold is donated to our trail partners who work to maintain, preserve and educate people about the beautiful lands around us.




Newburgh, NY

 We are a craft-distribution and importing company built on the passion for the product we sell.  Inspired by the liquid in the bottle, we have scoured the US and beyond to find, what we believe, to be the best beer, cider and mead available in the world.  We go to great lengths to then get these liquids to the customer in the best possible condition.  Our suppliers work hard to make a world class product and we’re dedicated to treating them with the respect they deserve.

We do not carry multinational macro-lagers or “utility” beers

We do not carry beer brewed with adjuncts used to reduce flavor and body.

We are not in the business of “moving boxes”