– Denver’s Stem Ciders is opening a restaurant and retail shop in North Carolina

“Denver-based Stem Ciders is adding a third property to its portfolio. But if local fans hope to check out the brand’s newest concept, they’ll have a bit of a trek — about 1,600 miles.

The cider company, which operates a taproom in RiNo and the 1-year-old Acreage Ciderhouse & Eatery in Lafayette, last month acquired North Carolina-based Black Twig Cider House, located about one-half mile from Duke University in Durham.

Stem plans to reopen in Black Twig’s 2,200-square-foot space next month under a new name: The Northern Spy.”

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