People gathering at bar at Seek No Further Cidery in Granville (photo courtesy of Seek No Futher Cidery)
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Seek-No-Further Cidery, Granville

This cider-making operation offers a core lineup of flavorful cider varieties as well as a cozy and inviting place to hang out.

Much like the founders of Granville, Garrett Huber made his way to Licking County with apples in mind. Early settlers brought uprooted Seek-No-Further apple trees from Massachusetts, and a cidery of the same name located in the center of town is what drew Huber there to be the cidermaker in 2021.

Seek-No-Further Cidery’s two-story garage is tucked among historic homes and locally owned restaurants on Elm Street, just one block over from the village of Granville’s bustling Broadway and the towering hill of Denison University.

Huber and Trent Beers, the cidery’s owner, have made the space into a cozy spot with a garden for live music and a loft space with a wood-burning stove and board games.

“[Beers] was thinking ‘rustic cider barn’ and just a nice place for people to hang out,” Huber says of the space he and the cidery’s owner brought to life with soft lighting and an outdoor fire pit.

Exterior of Granville’s Seek-No-Futher Cidery at dusk (photo courtesy of Seek-No-Futher Cidery)

Seek-No-Further’s core cider menu spans six different varieties (three year-round and three seasonal) ranging from dry to sweet and all made on-site. The Farmhouse has lemon and caramel notes, while the semi-sweet Cherry Pickin’ uses cherries and Ohio-grown apples to achieve a lighter, fruitier taste. Huber prefers the award-winning off-dry After the Goldrush with its hints of peach, lemon and pear.

The ciders are accompanied by Ohio-made beer, hot toddies and a small cocktail menu. While there is no kitchen on-site, patrons can order a small cheese tray and are welcome to bring in food.

“We focus a bit more on our fruit sourcing and fruit quality, which comes through in our ciders,” Huber says. “We’re going for high-flavor varieties instead of flavoring afterwards, so working with local orchards — orchards growing the things that we want and have a lot of flavor — is our game.”  

126 E. Elm St., Granville 43023,