Eric Gasser

Eric started his career in fermentation by working as a lab technician and cellar hand in the Paso Robles wine region of California. After a cross-country move to Massachusetts, he and his wife discovered their love for cider for the first time, inspiring the naming of their canine companion, Cider. That passion followed them to Northern Virginia, where Eric joined the cellar team at Lost Boy Cidery, allowing him to share his enthusiasm for apples with customers. He later joined ANXO Cidery, eventually becoming their Assistant Cidermaker, and developing his excitement for the dry, wild, and acid-forward style of Natural Cider. Motivated to learn more about the beverage’s influence within the Basque community, he visited San Sebastián, Spain, and is now actively planning his own Basque-inspired cidery in the Sierra foothills of California. There, Eric looks forward to discovering a terroir of wild apple trees, ready for foraging, and cultivating their journey toward a wonderfully intricate and complex cider. Eric chose to become a Certified Pommelier to better understand the history and spectrum of cider culture. He looks forward to furthering his education and sharing his expertise with customers keen to learn more! You can follow him on Instagram at @cidermakeric.