Lost Boy Cider joined Alexandria over 3 years ago because of a dream our Founder and Owner, Tristan Wright, wanted to develop. After developing a severe gluten allergy, Tristan wanted to do something simple; create an American-made, modern style, handcrafted cider here at home. After coming from 18 years in business baking, this wasn’t going to be easy.
Two years of research and armed with certificates from Cornell viticulture center and Oregon State University’s cider production school, Tristan made his very first batch of Comeback Kid in his basement.
All of Lost Boy ciders are made from apples grown and pressed at Glaize Orchard in Winchester, Virginia. Our original cider, Comeback Kid, is a blend of seven apple varieties and serves as the base cider for all of our creations unless otherwise noted. We work with our grower to ensure that each juice shipment we receive has a consistent flavor and composition.
All of our ingredients are real! We never use artificial colors or flavors, and avoid extracts, concentrates, and essences as much as possible.
We also use other whole fruits and vegetables as well as juices and purees, and both fresh and dried herbs, spices, flowers, and teas.
All our ciders are apple-first, then the additional flavors–we strive for balance. All our ciders are gluten-free and vegan!