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WE KEEP THINGS AS LOCAL AS POSSIBLE TO FEATURE DELICIOUS FLAVORS FOUND RIGHT HERE IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST.

We source juice from Washington Sate’s best apples including trees from around the Tacoma area. If you have a tree that needs picking, drop us a line and we'll pick the apples and use it in one of our batches! Don't let those apples go to waste!

Our cider flavorings often come from our property - raspberries, rosemary, basil, rhubarb and more! The cider selection is often rotating--so keep checking back!

OUR STORY

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We craft small-batch, local ciders in Tacoma, Washington.

We’re a husband and wife team who couldn't fnd ciders we loved in Tacoma, so we decided to create our own. Driven by a love of local flavors and a passion to create and share, we present Grit City Ciderworks!

Come taste and enjoy the space we’ve created for our community.
All ages welcome.

David
David Horne, Owner
Kelsey
Kelsey Horne

ABOUT THE OWNERS

David and Kelsey Horne are proud residents of an urban farm in the Historic South Tacoma neighborhood. David grew up in Wenatchee, WA, the apple capital of the world and Kelsey is from Chugiak, AK. David is a member of the Tacoma Planning Commission and Kelsey is working on her Masters at the University of Washington, Tacoma.

They met while attending Pacific Lutheran University (GO LUTES!) and are excited to be part of the Tacoma small-business community.

Octo
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Meet Octoapple - Our mascot!

Octo is our mascot, logo, and source of inspiration! Octo was inspired by the giant octopus living under the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.

Octo encourages you to be safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic by wearing your mask and washing your hands frequently. 

THE TASTING ROOM

Our tasting room is a family-friendly and all ages are welcome.

There are--normally--old school arcade games, shuffleboard, a variety of seating choices, and plenty to drink, including non-alcoholic beverages!

Check out the On-Tap section for what's cold and tasty today!

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Contact and location

How To Reach Us

Address: 1016 M.L.K. Jr Way, Tacoma, WA 98405
Phone: 253-666-7859
Email: david@gritcityciderworks.com