THE HYE CIDER STORY
Like any great story, this too started with great friends. While trying their hands at home brewing, two friends from Florida, ‘Captain’ Brian Came and Cherry Graham, ignited a passion for fermentation and began honing their skills. Years later, Captain and Cherry reunited in Texas, where the story of Hye Cider began.
Cherry and her husband Travis, career chefs and gifted musicians, concocted the first batch of Hye Cider in their Austin apartment. Receiving so much love from friends and neighbors, they were encouraged to perfect it. Soon after, falling in love with the Texas Hill Country, Cherry steadfastly insisted her, Travis, and Captain move to the country.
Hye Cider was formed and became a proud woman-owned enterprise, with Cherry as the original Cidermaker and driving force for it’s quirky and creative design. With Captain as the brains and force behind production, Travis as the relationship builder who also “knows a guy” for any situation, and their newfound partner Dom Ransay, a numbers guy who is never afraid to swing a hammer, Hye Cider opened its doors on April 20th 2018. These founding four grew Hye Cider into an unexpected, cool, and welcoming cidery.
Now, Hye Cider has grown, with more invaluable team members and added offerings, like shipping, distribution, and a cider club. Twisting the norm with innovative flavors and a unique and friendly venue, Hye Cider is winning medals along the way and expanding an adoring community of the best ciderheads.
Cherry & Travis Graham
An instigator with a passion for fermentation, Cherry is the creative director of Hye Cider. Alongside her long time friend Cap’n and her husband and collaborator, Travis. People Connector and Collaborator, Travis is a people connector and brings Hye Cider to the people! He brings joy and party. These two are full of grit, heart, and a creative rebel spirit for doing things differently.
Brian aka Cap’n
As Cidermaker, Cap’n keeps the cider flowing and the machine running. Cap’n knows his way around breweries and professional kitchens and he holds a lifetime passion for micro-brewing and great food. A true fixer, Cap’n can make an amplifier and guitar out of loose parts and good intentions!
Born in Martinique and raised on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Dom has been at home from the halls of the United Nations, to Wall Street, and now the Texas Hill Country. Dom leads the Hye Cider team as General Manager and keeps us all growing! He loves to volunteer, exercise, enjoy the outdoors, and he insists we mention his Cowboys pedigree!
From getting degrees to building companies, a martial artist and yogini, Lauren is a lady of varied passion and talent. At Hye Cider, Lauren directs sales, marketing, the Hye Cider Club (and whatever needs happening!), she loves challenges and creative solutions. A lover of music and a drink enthusiast, Hye is her lil’ slice of heaven!
Twist the Norm
Visit us at Hye Cider Company for a tasting of our amazing cyser. We are located in Hye, Texas, between Austin and San Antonio, near Fredericksburg, in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.