About Minneapolis Cider Company
Jason Dayton and David O'Neill founded Minneapolis Cider Company in 2015 as part of Entrepreneurship in Action, a two-semester Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship undergraduate capstone course. In 2019 the company opened its 30,000 square-foot cidery in Northeast Minneapolis, featuring handcrafted food, cider, cocktails, four indoor pickleball courts, and a 7,000 square-foot private events venue.
In 2022, the company launched Minnesota's first THC-Infused beverage brand, Trail Magic.
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Jason studied entrepreneurship and political science at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, in addition to studying abroad in London during his junior year. During that time abroad, he fell in love with the cider culture of the United of the Kingdom. Upon returning to Minnesota he co-founded Minneapolis Cider Company as part of Entrepreneurship in Action. In 2019 Minneapolis Cider Company opened it's 30,000 square-foot cidery in Northeast Minneapolis. Prior to the opening of the taproom, Jason also worked in the local food and beverage industry at General Mills and Target.