Nashville Welcomes Tennessee’s First Craft Cidery to Market
Gypsy Circus Cider Company mixes an eclectic approach with local ingredients.
Nashville, TN – Move over craft beer. There’s a new sheriff in town and its weapons of choice are apples.
Gypsy Circus Cider Company is expanding its production to the Nashville market this month.
Headquartered in Kingsport, with production in Knoxville and Kingsport, Gypsy Circus is the state’s first
craft cidery and has grown exponentially in the state since opening in April of 2016.
“We take pride in our quality product and our local unique blends. Nashville consumers have shown a
demand for a high quality craft cider and we are excited to fill that niche,” said owner Aaron Carson.
In its first year, Gypsy Circus received multiple awards, including being named Tennessee Cidery of the
Year by the New York International Beer Competition and medals from the International Women’s Wine
Competition, International East Meets West Wine Competition, and World Cider Championship.
Gypsy will be partnered with and distributed by Lipman Brothers that has a reputation for carrying
“Lipman is proud to be partnering with the first Tennessee craft cidery, Gypsy Circus. With the explosion
of craft products in the Nashville market we feel that Gypsy Circus will be very well received. Their mix
of marketing and multiple offerings will fill a void in the Cider category in Nashville that has never been
seen,” said Clark Calvert, the company’s director of sales.
Gypsy Circus has two flagship ciders, Raindancer, a semi-dry, and Queen of Swords, a semi-sweet. In
addition, they regularly release seasonal, unique blends. As Gypsy enters Nashville, they’ve partnered
with local coffee roaster, Frothy Monkey for the Whirling Dervish cider.
“We’re excited to partner with Gypsy Circus Cider Company, and know they share our goals of
supporting the local economy and maintaining the highest quality ingredients,” said Jeff Gibbs, owner of
“Gypsy Circus Cidery Company places an emphasis on using locally-sourced ingredients for their ciders,
cysers and meads. In addition, they have a unique cider-aging program, with cider aging in barrels for
over a year in Tennessee whiskey barrels, as well as a wild cider to be released in the first quarter of
2017,” Calvert continued.
Gypsy will be available at local taprooms, bars and breweries on draft as well as in cans and bombers.