Acreage, the first culinary venture from Stem Ciders, is a collaboration by Stem and Kelly Whitaker’s Id Est. Hospitality Group. Born from an inspiring landscape and a dynamic team, Acreage brings the urban cider house experience found in Stem’s RiNo taproom to the countryside.
Stem Ciders was founded in 2013 by Eric Foster and Phil Kao, two passionate entrepreneurs with a deep appreciation for craft, and a strong commitment to reviving the cider tradition. Stem produces cider founded on three main principles: quality, style, and tradition. Stem has created a reputable and recognizable brand in the diverse category of craft cider, and as such, has received critical acclaim and awards at both the local and national level. To learn more about Stem Ciders, visit stemciders.com.
Id Est. Hospitality Group
Boulder-based Id Est Hospitality Group’s team owns and operates a variety of its own culinary concepts, and consults with restaurateurs throughout the country. The team, comprised of Executive Chef and Partner Kelly Whitaker, Partner and Events Director Erika Whitaker, Beverage Director and Partner Alan Henkin, and General Manager, Matt Husted, is behind Boulder’s acclaimed wood-fired eatery, BASTA, recently named on 5280’s list of top 25 restaurants in Colorado; and Æ (Ash), a mobile wood fired kitchen which caters events statewide, in addition to hosting unique pop-up experiences. Id Est’s non-profit, Noble Grain Alliance, is dedicated to educating farmers about – and encouraging them to grow – local grain, through a partnership with University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, while simultaneously creating a demand for the grain from chefs. The group’s newest concept, “The Wolf’s Tailor’ is debuting in the Sunnyside neighborhood in Denver early 2018.