How did Ed Gibson, an Englishman and former cider bar owner in the heart of England’s cider country, wind up in Austin, Texas? Who knows, really? All that matters is he brought with him an encyclopedic knowledge of cider, a great recipe, and an eye for branding.
TO THE EAST SIDE OF AUSTIN, TEXAS
Ed quickly found Mark King, a man who understood the business side of beer and liquor better than anyone around. In 2012, Ed and Mark produced their first cider, Gold Top. With each new release, they brought more newly-minted cider drinkers into the fold. To keep up with demand, they built a brand new, state-of-the-art facility in Southeast Austin, where most of Austin Eastciders is made today.