Award Winning Brewer Joins Mountain West as Head Cider Maker

by | Jul 20, 2022

Marcio Buffolo, award winning brewer, joins the team at Mountain West as the Head Cider Maker

Salt Lake City, Utah: Award winning brewer, Marcio Buffolo, has accepted a position at Mountain West Cider as the Head Cider Maker! Formerly the Quality Control Manager and Brewmaster of Shades Brewing, Buffolo has earned three World Beer Cup medals and an additional three medals from the Great American Beer Festival.

As a beer & cider judge at international competitions and professor of the MBAA Malting & Brewing Science program, Buffolo possesses a high level of technical skill and a developed palette. “I love understanding the whole [brewing] process and even more the fermentation process and how small changes can become amazing products,” said Buffolo.

“Marcio’s knowledge and creativity positions Mountain West for differentiated growth and innovation in the hard cider space,” said Jennifer Hamilton, cofounder, “We are elated to have his level of expertise and thrilled to see what he puts forward.”

Mountain West Cider brews five year-round ciders, industry-partnered speciality ciders, and small-batch seasonal ciders that are released every one to two months. Recently, the company has expanded outside of Utah to the Wyoming and Idaho markets.

“Keep an eye on Mountain West Cider. We are growing like a weed, with expanded out of state distribution and the addition of our restaurant later this year. Marcio Buffolo has the experience and knowledge to support that growth and we’re excited to have him with us,” said Jeff Carleton, cofounder and owner.

About Mountain West Hard Cider: Mountain West Hard Cider sources only the finest local ingredients from the Mountain West region to craft every day, seasonal, and artisan hard apple ciders. Mountain West is owned and operated by Jennifer and Jeff Carleton, sharing a passion for the community, locally-owned business, and good times with friends. Mountain West Hard Cider is proud to call Utah home.

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