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cidery + taproom

Great Music, Friendly People, Tasty Ciders

 

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.

 
 
 

 

Phone

(630) 995-9973
 

Location

1665 Quincy Ave #155
Naperville, IL 60540
(entrance around back)
 

Hours - (NEW HOURS!!)

M-Th 3p–10p
F-Sa 12p–11p
Su 12p–8p

 
 

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.

Our Team

 
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monte summers

Traded in his suits for boots. President / Head Cider Maker.

jeremy smith

Mum from England. Starts English cider company. End of story.

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Amy

Loves her some regulars... 

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Madeline

If James Dean had a sister who loved cider. 

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Sam

Spunky. Don’t piss her off!

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Sarah

Our fly girl...and resident fruity taster.

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Rachel

Smiles. All smiles all the time.

Our Ciders

 Our core four!

Our core four!

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Hopped Hard Cider

Dry English style cider lightly hopped with a blend of Cascade and Amarillo hops.

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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.

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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.

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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:

General Necessities:

**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.

  • Mental flexibility.

  • 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.

  • Open Mind.

  • Love of tracking and paperwork.

  • Love of cleaning & sanitation !

  • Fermentation Management and daily tracking

  • Knowledge of cellar operations

  • Keg washing

  • Yeast management

  • Keg racking

  • Filter setup, operation, cleaning

  • Fining practices

  • 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  info@2foolscider.com


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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