Wild Terra Cider and Brewing will have room for about 100 patrons at a time to enjoy house-brewed drinks, as well as snacks, light brunches and other producers’ wines, meads and ciders.
“We just want people to get excited about cider,” Breezee Hennings said.
It’s going into the Stable Building, 6 12th St. N., that was built in the early 1900s as a construction company’s stable for horses. It hasn’t been fully used in decades.
Kilbourne Group purchased the property in 2015 when it bought the former Mathison’s building, 1213 NP Ave., just to the west where Prairie Roots Food Co-op will open this summer.New opportunity
The business got its start when Ethan Hennings began brewing beer and cider at home.
There are several well-established beer breweries here, but no cideries, and Breezee Hennings knew it could be an appealing addition based on their experiences enjoying the local cider scene in the Pacific Northwest.
“We just fell in love with what cider can be,” she said.
The couple got married when they were 18 and spent several years living in Olympia, Wash. She was born and raised in Fargo and he grew up in Mandan, N.D., and when they had kids, they decided to come back to Fargo.
While hard cider is booming in other areas, Ethan Hennings said there are some unique obstacles here. The climate is good for growing apples, but there aren’t any commercial orchards in North Dakota.
Wild Terra will use apples from Michigan and the Pacific Northwest to overcome that, but it could…
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