Channel Marker Cider to open new Ballard taproom this weekend

There’s a new cidery in town: Channel Marker Cider is about to open the doors at their new Ballard taproom.

Channel Marker Cider, set to open at 5201 15th Ave NW on Friday, June 28, is the cidery’s first taproom. It will also be the production facility for the company, which co-founder Nicole Medina says started in a one-car garage in Greenwood in 2016 with co-founders Chris Irish and Zachary Lough.

“Sparked by our passion for handcrafting premium, small-batch ciders, we embarked on a journey to share our unique and delicious ciders with people across the Pacific Northwest,” Medina said in an email.

Medina says the cidery is inspired by the “maritime spirit of Seattle”. It will be an all-ages taproom.

They’ll have old favorites such as Honey Badger and Habanero Lime and newer varieties such as Lavender Bergamot and Surf Session on tap as well as in cans.

The taproom will open to the public at 4 p.m. on June 28.

Photos: Nicole Medina