Taproom Now Open!

Our beautiful taproom is now open every Saturday, 11-7pm. Family-friendly! Snacks available! Please keep all pets leashed while visiting!

Taproom Contruction

Our ciders, past and present

Our ciders are available throughout Austin at these bars, restaurants, and shops, as well as for on and off-site consumption at our taproom.  Contact us at for information about wholesales and purchasing for private events.


Terroir usually refers to the place where the fruit is grown – to the climate, soil, and orientation of the orchard or vineyard.  We seek out good fruit because it’s the heart of quality cider.  But we also think that the terroir of the workshop is equally important – the shape, size, and composition of the facility drive production decisions.  By hand-crafting our cidery and our equipment, we’ve ensured that our method of production dovetails with our concept of good cider, keeping things small-scale, focused, and creative.


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Jam and Biscuit Pop-up at the Cidery!
Jam and Biscuit Pop-up at the Cidery!
Come enjoy biscuits from I Knead That Bakery and jam from local jam and jelly artisans Confituras!  Wash it down with a glass of cider and you’ll be pretty much winning your Saturday.

Saturday, May 14, 11 am until sellout

Come out to the Cidery for a picnic to celebrate the second release of our Grafter Rosé – a happy little cider made from Rome Beauty apples and Tempranillo wine grapes from Pedernales Cellars.  We’ll have picnic lunches of homemade New York style Pastrami, naturally fermented sauerkraut, whole grain mustard, and potato salad and cold bottles of fizzy pink yumminess.  Tickets here

Helloooooo Summer!

Tortas Ahogadas Texas Every 4th Weekend!
Tortas Ahogadas Texas Every 4th Weekend!
Every 4th Friday Armando and Katy of Tortas Ahogadas Texas will be bringing y’all authentic Guadalajaran fare out at the Taproom.  Homemade salsas and corn tortillas, secret family recipes, and a style of bread for these tortas so specific Armando had to just make it himself!
Cider glass

About Us

Texas Keeper Cider was started in 2013 by 3 longtime friends born and raised in Austin, Texas. We literally hand-built the Cidery and most recently the Taproom, and had a good time doing it. Our name comes from the Hicks' Texas Keeper, an apple variety first cultivated in Lamar County, Texas around the 1880s. Before modern refrigeration, "keepers" were apples that stored well, improved with age, and were therefore available for longer periods of time. Unfortunately, the Texas Keeper apple has joined the ranks of many old American cultivars that have disappeared from production and are now believed extinct.


Nick Doughty, Co-owner

Nick’s interest in orchards and cider started as a young kid being taken out to little hole-in-the-wall cideries by his father in Somerset, England.  Nick worked in orchards and vineyards in New Zealand before studying winemaking at Lincoln University near Christchurch.  He’s worked in small wineries in New Zealand, Northern California, and Oregon, but the goal has always been to get back to Austin.  Nick is a winemaker turned cidermaker, and stoked about the complexity and approachability of craft cider.


Brandon Wilde, Co-Owner
Assistant Cidermaker, Sales

Brandon’s been an avid homebrewer for over a decade, but his brewing practices have evolved to eschew recipes in favor of following his taste buds.  He has a passion for cooking and brewing and the pairing of the two, and has a knack for whipping up cleverly tasty meals from whatever’s in his fridge.  You’ll always see him with a big grin on his face.


Lindsey Peebles, Co-Owner
Legal, Marketing, Events, Garden

Lindsey considers Fermentation, in all its forms, to be just about the greatest human discovery of all time.  So if you’re not careful she might make you take a jar of sauerkraut home with you when you see her (but you have to bring back the jar!).



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