Located in Naperville, 2 Fools Cider is creating craft cider with Michigan apples.
Photos by DTKindler Photography
2 Fools Cider opened in December 2016 in a small industrial complex on the north side of Naperville. Prior to opening, co-founder, Monte Summers, studied the science of cider-making at Oregon State University. He and partner, Jeremy Smith, traveled through Michigan to find the perfect apples for cider. They wanted to create recipes that don't taste like mass-produced hard cider. Look for subtle sweetness and crisp, balanced flavor.
The 2 Fools Cider tasting room is outfitted with barn wood from a millenial farm in Galveston, IN as a way to pay tribute to farmers and orchardists.
1665 Quincy Ave #155
Naperville, IL 60540
(entrance around back)
Hours - (NEW HOURS!!)
We are located in an industrial park and our entrance is at the back of the building. There is a large parking lot and our rolling door has our logo on it.
Traded in his suits for boots. President / Head Cider Maker.
Mum from England. Starts English cider company. End of story.
Loves her some regulars...
If James Dean had a sister who loved cider.
Spunky. Don’t piss her off!
Our fly girl...and resident fruity taster.
Smiles. All smiles all the time.
Hopped Hard Cider
Dry English style cider lightly hopped with a blend of Cascade and Amarillo hops.
Dry Hard Cider
This dry cider delivers as promised, recalling the great traditional ciders of England. The nose is fresh and bright with notes of green apple skin. Its lively effervescence accentuates a lovely floral finish.
Rosé Hard Cider
Fruit style cider made in the tradition of the English with a slight sweetness, well balanced with a hint of citrus, apple, and blueberry.
Tart Cherry Hard Cider
This unique cider combines a dry cider base with tart Michigan cherry juice. Pouring a lovely shade of red, this snappy cider features an unexpectedly creamy mouthfeel. A refreshing departure from sweeter fruited cider and a cider that fans of sour beer will love.
On Tap Now in Our Tasting Room
Head Cider Maker
2 Fools Cider needs YOU!
The 2 Fools production cidery in Naperville, IL is interested in expanding it's family by adding staff to its cider making team. As our rapid growth continues, we find ourselves in need of another excellent, experienced ciderist/winemaker/cellar employee.
Attention to detail and a spirit of uncompromising excellence is a hallmark of our culture. The Staff Ciderist/Winemaker/Cellar Operator will work on the cellar floor and also help with operations, so solid experience as a cider or wine maker is required. A minimum of 2 year experience is required...please. Join our team!
Staff Ciderist/Winemaker/Cellar Operator - Our Expectations:
**Everyone needs these to work successfully in a cidery!
Excellent attendance & timeliness.
Is reasonable and responsible.
Shows respect for self & others.
Clean driving record. Insurable driver
Must be able to lift 75 lbs.+ and perform strenuous work all day. Prolonged standing, climbing, bending, and kneeling is often required.
Mechanical aptitude. Respect of top quality equipment & tools.
Familiarity with material handling equipment (pallet jack, forklift, hand truck).
Understanding of what “Clean” means. No exceptions.
Can perform tasks with little or no supervision.
Can think and make sound and reasonable decisions. Critical thinker and a problem solver
Willingness to accomplish “What Is Required” on any given day.
Willingness to take direction.
Cider Making Specific Skills:
**It would be essentially great if you have these skills, and understand that we’ll re-train you anyway.
Love of tracking and paperwork.
Love of cleaning & sanitation !
Fermentation Management and daily tracking
Knowledge of cellar operations
Filter setup, operation, cleaning
Fermentor, bright-beer tank and serving tank cleaning/sanitation
Materials handling (empty cases, cleaned kegs, empty bottles, palletized cider, etc.)
Raw materials analysis
Minor laboratory and QA/QC skills
Experience with cleaning chemicals & MSDS sheets
Understanding of material utilization.
Love of the art & science of Cider Making.
Knowledge of sensory analysis
Other Niceties & Intangible Skills:
Shows good attitude and wants to work
Can follow directions well/takes notes if necessary.
Can keep an eye out for potential problems or maintenance issues and brings them to the attention of management and maintenance
Willingness to learn & learns quickly
Willingly accepts non-standard assignments
Can represent the company well when in public and at events
Listens to and observes supervisors without being distracted from task at hand
Asks pertinent questions
Learns from mistakes
Shows improving skills by regularly accomplishing more complex tasks and increasing speed and efficiency
Able to multi-task
Shows "sense of urgency" – hustles
Ability to share knowledge and mentor other cidery staff
Full time, year round, hourly/salaried position with potential for growth with the company.
Background Check and Drug testing (pre-employment and random testing) are required.
*Please accompany resume with a cover letter for the position. Please email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Marketing, PR, and Social Media Intern
About this Job
2 Fools Cider is looking to grow our brand and are in need of at least one intern to help us with our brand. This person will gain experience by using their education practices to actually implement a marketing and or public relations campaign and aid in the social media presence. We are willing to pay the right person for their work and this could lead to a full time position if everything goes well.
About 2 Fools Cider
2 Fools Cider opened in December 2016 in a small industrial complex on the north side of Naperville. Prior to opening, co-founder, Monte Summers, studied the science of cider-making at Oregon State University. He and partner, Jeremy Smith, traveled through Michigan to find the perfect apples for cider. They wanted to create recipes that don't taste like mass-produced hard cider. Look for subtle sweetness and crisp, balanced flavor. The 2 Fools Cider tasting room is outfitted with barn wood from a millenial farm in Galveston, IN as a way to pay tribute to farmers and orchardists.
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