Our Story

Who We Are

Our Story

City Roots is the creation of a small group of cider-loving employee-owners at Boston’s Harpoon Brewery. Born from the belief that apples deserve just as much love as malt and hops, we stand by the fact that cider is best when fresh and natural.


Our Partnerships

With our harbor-side home in Boston’s seaport, we have a front row seat to both the good and the bad of urban development. While we love our ever-growing neighborhood and the rest of our bustling city, we recognize the environmental cost that can come with both city life and growth. That’s why we partnered with 1% for the Planet, because as our cities continue to develop, we want to make sure it’s toward a sustainable end. We have an immense amount of gratitude for our city roots and we hope future generations can have the same. 1% of revenue from all City Roots sales- whether draft or package- will be donated to nonprofit organizations that focus directly on creating greener, healthier, and more sustainable cities.


All-Natural Cider | Taste the Difference

Low Sugar

Our ciders are characteristically dry to semi-dry with no added sweeteners. Sugar ≠ flavor.

No Added Preservatives

We don’t cut corners. Our ciders are filtered bright and brilliant so there’s no need for added preservatives (like sulfites).

Real Ingredients

We don’t use “flavorings” or “essences” and don’t “infuse” or ciders with anything. We use fresh-pressed apples (never from concentrate) and real ingredients, that’s it.

Environmentally Conscious

Our apples are sourced predominantly from local growers and 1% of all City Roots sales are donated to environmental non-profits.