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. 

Save the date for FARMING MAN FEST 2020 - July 18, 2020

AVAILABLE in 16oz cans: (L to R) , Trailer IPA, Indian Lager Farms, Dry Hard Cider, Chardonnay Barrel-Aged Cider, Golden Boy Cider, Seckel Solution Cider, and Bosbesboom Cider.  Not pictured, but still available in 750ml bottles: Naughty Farmer Blueberry Barrel-Aged Lambic   COMING SOON: Homie Haulers IPL, Tandem Haulers DIPL, and Lavender & Honey

AVAILABLE in 16oz cans: (L to R) , Trailer IPA, Indian Lager Farms, Dry Hard Cider, Chardonnay Barrel-Aged Cider, Golden Boy Cider, Seckel Solution Cider, and Bosbesboom Cider.

Not pictured, but still available in 750ml bottles: Naughty Farmer Blueberry Barrel-Aged Lambic

COMING SOON: Homie Haulers IPL, Tandem Haulers DIPL, and Lavender & Honey

SUMMER Hours & Events

Tasting Room Hours:

Wednesday 4-9pm 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.

8/21 OPEN 4-9pm

8/22 WEQX TRIVIA 7pm

8/23 ON-AIR TASTING at WEQX 6am-12pm LISTEN HERE

8/24 BIERGARTEN COOKOUT: PORCHETTA SANDWICH - Pork belly loin from Highland Hollow Farms, Schoharie, stuffed with locally grown garlic, lemon, and herbs from our own Indian Ladder Farms garden. Drizzled with farm-made garlic aioli on a toasted ciabatta. Served with farm-made pesto potato salad made with potatoes from Schoharie Valley Farm, Schoharie, $16. See the bartender to pair with Seckel Solution,  a dry, crisp cider blended with 10% fermented Seckel pear cider.

8/24 THE TRADITION DUO 2pm

8/25 VINYL SUNDAY 12-3pm JAZZ SUNDAY with DJ JNon aka JEFF NANIA

8/28 OPEN 4-9pm

8/29 WEQX TRIVIA 7pm

8/30 USELESS CANS 7pm

8/31 BIERGARTEN COOKOUT: TBA

8/31 RED HAIRED STRANGERS 2pm

9/1 VINYL SUNDAY 12-3pm

9/2 OPEN on LABOR DAY 12-6pm

9/14 FULL MOON HIKE Sign up to receive notification when registration opens for the Full Moon Hikes HERE.

10/5 & 10/6 HAWAIIAN OKTOBERFEST with THE SWINGIN’ PALMS Festivities begin at 11am, music 2-5pm on Saturday AND Sunday! More details coming soon…

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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, Hawaiian Oktoberfest, and Farming Man Fest. 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.

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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!