For our military members during these past 20 years

Sep 10, 2021 – Sep 12, 2021

The National Defense Service Ribbon recognizes those who have honorably served the military during times of conflict since 1953 including the war on terror these past 20 years. We would be happy to offer a free drink to you at our tasting room this weekend.

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Buried Barrel Reopening Weekend

Aug 27, 2021 – Oct 22, 2021

Buried Barrel is restocked and ready to operate through Fall. Come see us on the weekend!

Cans for Sale Saturday at Perry Farmer's Market

Jul 24, 2021 – Jul 24, 2021

Buried Barrel will be sampling and selling our cans of hard cider at the Perry Farmers Market this Saturday morning 7/24/21

Summer Tasting Room Closure. Will Reopen August 28th for Fall Season!!
Cans available for Sale during posted hours or call ahead for other pick ups.


Jul 3, 2021 – Jul 5, 2021

In honor of America's Birthday we will be serving RED (eldeberry) WHITE (House apple) and BLUE (wild blueberry) flavored ciders this weekend at the tasting room, available while supplies last

See our expanded Schedule for Memorial Day Weekend. Relax, Reflect and Remember those who have gone ahead of us and served us well.

Mothers Day Special. Mom's keep the 5 oz glass.

May 9, 2021 – May 9, 2021

All Mom's purchasing a filled 5 oz. glass of cider, keep the logo'd glass for free. (A $2 Value)

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Our 2021 Opening Day was a big success. Looking through the glass, I see a bright future!


2 months ago
As local as you can get, this is a superb cider and great staff. I look forward to seeing how they grow over time because their base cider is an amazing balance of medium sweet cider. The blends go very well and the pear is very distinctive.
- Dave S
4 months ago
Buried barrel cider is the best tasting cider around, its not overwhelmingly sweet or bitter. The apples are locally sourced for a fresh taste that can't be beat. I will definitely be back for more soon!
- Nicholas N
2 months ago
Great new start up. I look forward to seeing what they come up with in the fall. Came away with a growler of pear cider and a growler of the boysenberry. Yoummy deliciousness.

About us

The Story of Buried Barrel Hard Cider   

A few short generations ago, most of the American population lived on the farm.  Farms from those times were diverse and self-sufficient.  People worked hard every day and every season from sunup to sundown.  Food was raised on the farm from the livestock, vegetable gardens and fruit trees.   

With all of that hard work, there were also special times for celebrations with family, friends and neighbors.  Special meals required drawing on reserved stored foods and drinks.  Most farms had abundant apple trees.  Apples from harvest were preserved and made into apple sauce and canned for later use.   Some apples also made their way into cider and this is the inspiration for the Buried Barrel Brand.  

Hard work required a hard drink for special celebrations.  Hard Cider was the homemade drink.  In late fall, apples were crushed and placed into a barrel with yeast and added sugar and flavorings.  These barrels were sealed and buried in the ground to ferment and age.  The science was not exact.  Farmers learned by doing and experience.  They didn’t go to the internet for clues or the state authorities for permits.  They put themselves and faith into the process and got out what they put in. 

Buried Barrel Hard Cider comes exclusively from apples on the Pankow Farm in Castile, NY.  For many generations this dairy farm has run a U-Pick orchard along Glen Iris Rd at the entrance to Letchworth State Park.  They have buried and unburied many barrels of hard cider for family celebrations.  Today’s cider is a toast to their heritage and a way to keep this special land and orchard in production for future generations. 


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6517 Denton Corners Rd
Castile, NY 14427
United States

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Sat:12:00 – 4:00 PM
Sun:12:00 – 4:00 PM
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