We are an Upstate NY craft ciderworks, operated by siblings Elise Barnard and Eric Smith. Our name pays homage to our father and his late uncle. Back in the day they hid their homemade hard cider from Aunt Bobby, in stumps. The phrase "let's go blow up some stumps" became code for backyard swilling because the cider was so strong it could blow up stumps. We make a variation of this cider in-house and think fond thoughts of Uncle Charlie everytime we talk about it. We utilize NY apples, as well as other local ingredients to ferment tasty libations for locals and cider enthusiasts alike. In our gift shop you will find goods that are printed by local companies and art made by talented people from the surrounding areas.
"Skates on a plane"
Elise has a background in Graphic Design, Pastry and Bartending. She has been bartending for over a decade and in the service industry since she was born. She has competed in regional and national cocktail competitions. She has served drinks from coast to coast and abroad. She's ready to serve you some cider.
Honey Cham you Dig it!
Everything crafty, baking, skateboarding, traveling, laughing.
She has 73 different pairs of prescription glasses and collects number 13 pool balls.
"Along for the ride"
Eric has a background in the culinary arts. He is a graduate of The Institute Of Culinary Education in NYC and studied at Taillevent in Paris, France. He has worked at a variety of restaurants in NYC and taught at New York Wine & Culinary Center in Canandaigua. His interest in craft brewing along with his refined palette lead him to his cider making passion. Come try what he has been busy fermenting.
Fo-Ti Ounces to Freedom
Wakeboarding & Lake Life
He's a "great lake" groundsman. He often has nightmares about having a printer full of tickets and all of them are for chicken french.
"Gone too Far"
Proff is our guy!
He has a degree is Analytical Chemistry and Instrumental Analysis from CCFL. He has been making fermented products since the early 80's.
Currantly Cider Thyme
Singing in a band, gardening, computer gaming.
He was born in Sitka Alaska. He is a self-taught computer geek and worked for ten years as a Systems Administrator for a company on the forefront of Virtual Reality and computer sound.
"Wasn't me it was the OSB"
"Slinging cider like a boss"
Kailee is a self proclaimed beer nerd turned cider slayer. With a degree in Tourism Management from FLCC and her career in New York State made libations, she has worked in the wine industry as well as obtaining her Cicerone Level One Certificate during her time in the beer world. She believes Cider is the wave of the future and is ready to educate you in the tasting room and beyond! She loves to mix flavors, so don’t be afraid to ask when you see her out and about or at the brewery!
Favorite Flavor: Old School Quince with a Diamond in the Back
An adrenaline seeker at heart, you can find her ripping up the slopes skiing in the winter and cruising around on her motorcycle in the summer.
Random Facts: She loves road trips and has driven cross country multiple times. Her goal is to travel the perimeter of the US on her motorcycle. She also has a rapidly growing collection of SnapBack hats she collects from her travels.