There’s nothing like a glass of hot apple cider in the midst of autumn – especially if that cider is homemade right from the orchard. Even though Ronkonkoma is full of action, we’re lucky enough to also live by lots of rustic cideries and breweries making their very own cider.

If you’re looking for that perfect glass of cider – as well as some to take home and keep in your Alston fridge – check out these nearby destinations for a sip you’re sure to savor all season long.

Riverhead Ciderhouse, located at 2711 Sound Ave, Calverton which is 32 minutes from your Alston apartment, offers a wide variety of naturally harvested apple ciders and other apple products.

Through diligent planning over the last three years, the Cider House has been researching and developing ciders from top apple brands from New York State, delivering crisp, exceptional flavors to the palate. With deep previous experience in winemaking, Cider Master Will Loughlin is now producing ciders that uses New York-grown apples in three delicious flavors: Benjamin’s Best, Razmatazz and their Reserve cider.

Po’Boy Brewery, located at 200 Wilson St Unit E3, Port Jefferson Station which is 18 minutes from your Alston apartment, uses 100% natural ingredients to create a wide array of beers and hard ciders.

Po’Boy Brewery is owned by Bob Rodriguez, a passionate brewer who began homebrewing more than 10 years ago and finally decided to take his hobby to the next level by opening his own cidery and brewery. Besides offering beers and ciders for tasting, they also offer brewing classes and private events.


Riverhead Ciderhouse

2711 Sound Ave, Calverton, NY 11933

(631) 591-0217


Po’Boy Brewery

200 Wilson St Unit E3, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

(631) 828-1131