NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - Nashville is known for its craft breweries and distilleries and this weekend this city will welcome its first craft cidery.
Diskin Cider is the newest business in the growing Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood.
Located on Martin Street in an old tractor-trailer garage, the fully-working cidery does everything from fermenting the apple juice to canning the finished product, right in front of your eyes.
It's a company that's been six years in the making.
The owners tell News 2 one of the biggest misconceptions about craft cider is that people automatically assume it will be too sweet.
"It's amazing to see especially beer drinkers when we go out to do tastings at festivals or what-have-you, and they try a true craft cider, as Diskin is, and they step back for a moment. They're a bit shocked that that's really what we've created," said co-owner Todd Evans.
Full disclosure is important to the cidery.
"We didn't hide our tanks, we didn't hide our processes. Everything we do is fresh-pressed juice, all-natural. So we want people to come and really be a part of the experience. Our tasting room is supposed to feel like you're in that barn under the stars," added Evans.
Diskin plans to have eight to 12 different ciders on tap at any given time.
They will also host tours and have farm-to-table food options.
The grand opening is Saturday, May 19 from noon till 11 p.m. and there will be food and live bands.
After the grand opening, Diskin Cider plans to be open Thursday through Sunday.