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After spending over 10 years working in corporate finance, Chris Collins needed a change. He taught himself how to make cider and it turned out to be pretty damn good. In early 2017, Chris opened North Shore Cider Company on Howard Street in Evanston. True to its midwest roots, the cidery uses Michigan apples and pears to make juice, which is fermented on site. In the NSC tap room, guests can sit and enjoy our core cider classics along with regularly rotating limited-edition batches with unique and experimental flavors. Purchase bottles and growlers to bring home, or visit one of our restaurant and retail partners throughout Evanston and Chicago.

Part of opening a new business is working out the kinks. Here at North Shore Cider Company, feedback, suggestions, or even the funkiest of flavor ideas are always welcome. Please use our Contact Us page to tell us what we’re doing right or what we can do better.

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