Indian Ladder Farms Cidery & Brewery (ILFCB) is operated by Dietrich Gehring and his partner Stuart Morris. ILFCB is located on Indian Ladder Farms, a popular apple orchard and farm market located in Altamont, New York. ILFCB produces hard cider and beer using crops such as apples, pears, berries and pumpkins as well as hops and malting barley grown on Indian Ladder and other local farms.  ILFCB’s on-farm tasting room is open to the public for beer and hard cider by the glass as well as growler-fills, crowlers, and 4-packs. 

Come visit Maeve, the world’s smallest cow! (At least in our opinion).

Come visit Maeve, the world’s smallest cow! (At least in our opinion).

Looking for Indian Ladder Farms?

CLICK HERE FOR INFO ABOUT THE FARM, PICK-YOUR-OWN, MARKET, CAFE, & CAMPS.

SUMMER Hours & Events

Tasting Room Hours:

Thursday 4-9pm Friday** 4-9pm

Saturday 11-9pm Sunday 11-7pm

**open until 10pm for music or karaoke

Food service ends 1/2 hour before close.

7/11 SCIENCE PUB: Spotlight on the Spotted Lanternfly Come learn about the Spotted Lanternfly, how this invasive insect pest affects agriculture and our forests, and what we can do to fight it - all while enjoying food and beverages at ILfCB. You’ll even have the chance to win some cool Thacher Nature Center swag! Event is free and food and drinks are available for purchase. 5:30pm

7/11 WEQX TRIVIA 7pm Winning team will receive a pair of tickets to Silversun Pickups at Upstate Concert Hall this weekend!

7/12 ON-AIR TASTING at WEQX 8am LISTEN HERE

7/12 CHRIS DUKES BAND 7pm

7/13 BIERGARTEN COOKOUT: LAMB BURGER - Locally sourced lamb from Highland Hollow Farms, Schoharie, topped with tzatziki made with yogurt from Argyle Cheese Farmer, Argyle, and garlic aioli. Served on a brioche roll with roasted potatoes from Schoharie Farms, $15. See the bartender to pair with Straight Home, No Strangers, Estate sour IPA made with Crystal, Centennial, Brewer’s Gold and Mosaic hops.

7/13 OFF THE RECORD 2pm

7/13 GIRLS PINT OUT Ladies, come enjoy a berry picking party followed by beer and cider tasting 12-3pm

7/14 VINYL SUNDAY 12pm

7/16 FULL MOON HIKE 7pm Sign up to receive notification when the registration link is live for the next Full Moon Hike HERE.

7/20 FARMING MAN FEST 2019 2pm Don’t miss our annual gathering of craft beverage producers, music, food, and plenty of beautiful “outside!” Gates open at 2pm. Presale tickets $25, $30 at the gate. Car camping $20/car.

7/21 VINYL SUNDAY with DJ JEFF MORAD of WEQX 12pm Recover from Farming Man with breakfast sandwiches and bacon marys in the biergarten while Jeff spins his favorite vinyl tracks.

Available in 16oz cans: (L to R) Bosbesboom, Dry Hard Cider, Indian Lager Farms  Not pictured, but still available: Golden Boy  In 750ml bottles: Naughty Farmer Blueberry Barrel-Aged Lambic   Homie Haulers, Seckel Solution, and Lavender & Honey will be back soon!    Coming soon… Chardonnay Barrel-Aged Cider

Available in 16oz cans: (L to R) Bosbesboom, Dry Hard Cider, Indian Lager Farms

Not pictured, but still available: Golden Boy

In 750ml bottles: Naughty Farmer Blueberry Barrel-Aged Lambic

Homie Haulers, Seckel Solution, and Lavender & Honey will be back soon!

Coming soon… Chardonnay Barrel-Aged Cider


Local food, drinks, and music

Come enjoy the talents of musicians from all over the Capital Region and beyond. We host music on select Friday nights at 7pm and Saturdays 2-5pm, plus special events throughout the year including Karaoke Night. Check our Facebook Events page for updates and details. No cover charge, unless indicated.


Biergarten Cookouts

Join us on Saturdays for cookouts featuring local foods, music, and craft beverages. Tasting Room opens at 11am, food service begins at 11am, music 2-5pm.

Click the image for weekly event details.


So you want to grow hops...

Available in the tasting room and online at Chelsea Green Publishing, The Hop Grower's Handbook is an excellent resource for hop growers and beer enthusiasts. Authored by Laura Ten Eyck and Dietrich Gehring.


Relax, sip, repeat

There's nothing quite like enjoying a cold beer around a warm fire. Come check out the burn barrels in our biergarten!