TreeRock Social Cider & Mead Bar and Shop began with a vision of a taproom in Asheville focused on cider but not tied to a specific brand. That vision quickly grew to incorporate mead as well. We strive to bring you a few local gluten-free selections along with a variety of ciders and meads from further away in the U.S. and interesting offerings from around the world as they become available. Our goal is to expand the cider and mead experience, opening your mind to new possibilities. We usually stock 30 or more meads to serve and for off-premise sale. We are the country’s first and largest Mead Bar.
Kristy Stinnett is the primary owner and operator of the business. Originally from Ventura County (Camarillo), CA she spent 15 years as a wildland firefighter for a federal land management agency in the western states leading crews as well as planning and executing prescribed fires. She and her husband Steve moved to Asheville in 2006 and never plan on leaving this amazing part of the country. Kristy loves craft beverages of all types and became interested in craft ciders eight years ago as more interesting and drier products became available in Western NC.
Five other women are investors in the business.