INDY Week: With The Northern Spy, a Denver Cider Empire Makes Its First Move Into the Southeast

“We don’t try to follow the trends,” says Ivana Muszkiewicz, general manager of The Northern Spy, a new Durham restaurant and bottle shop from the Denver-based Stem Ciders

The cider empire came South earlier this year, launching distribution about two months before The Northern Spy’s opening in April, after Stem Ciders co-founders (and Michigan natives) Eric Foster and Phil Kao acquired, shuttered, and repurposed Black Twig Cider House. Though Stem Ciders is known throughout the West and Midwest for its dry, freshly pressed, not-too-sweet style, The Northern Spy—named after an apple common to Michigan—is the cidery’s first bar outside of Colorado and its first bottle shop in the Southeast” 

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