Fox Barrel Cider Company was founded by Sean Deorsey and Bruce Nissen in 2004. Both tired of the corporate life, in the accounting & sales arenas, Sean and Bruce decided to start their own business. Sean has been crafting ciders since his days at Santa Clara Universityand believes that "it's much better to crunch apples than to crunch numbers." Along with his wife and two young daughters, Sean resides in Auburn, California.
Bruce has worked in sales, marketing and business management roles over the past several years. He had been interested in developing an organization and had become smitten with cider since introduced to it several years ago. Along with his wife and their young son & daughter, Bruce resides in Colfax, California.
After looking throughout the Sierra Foothills, the pair chose a location in the historic railroad town of Colfax, California. The cidery originally sat in the historic Fruit Growers Exchange Association, a building that once was a storage and packing facility for the abundance Read more »