Matthew Ostrander

Matthew Ostrander is on a mission to be a leading educator and advocate in the craft cider movement by doing his civic duty to taste test as many ciders from around the globe as humanly possible and share that information with the general public. A chemical engineer by trade, he is not only fascinated by the fermentation science behind cidermaking, but he also has a deep appreciation for the art and history behind US and international cider production. Since 2018, as Chief Cider Curator and founder of Ibantik Craft Beverages, Matthew has been diligently working to expand the craft cider selection available through the Utah state-controlled system. Ibantik Craft Beverages represents ciders from more than 25 different producers and is the only cider-focused brokerage in the state.