Meet The Makers
Boy meets girl. Boy makes cider to woo girl. Now he's right beside her. Right Bee Cider.
Charlie Davis and Katie Morgan met in Chicago in 2011. After noticing Katie's affinity for hard cider, Charlie used his passion for fermentation and professional experience to make her a hard cider as a surprise for her birthday. His efforts to woo her were successful, and the rest is history.
Right Bee Cider officially launched in 2014, six months after their wedding, and after two years of planning and preparation.
In the beginning, with just two people in their company, they worked tirelessly to bring Chicagoans the best cider possible by creating, packaging, and distributing the cider themselves, as well as hand painting tap handles, loading their equipment, and everything in-between. Much has changed since the early days of the business, but one thing remains the same, Right Bee Cider is truly a labor of love.
We are passionate about the art of cider-making, made by hand with natural ingredients and sustainable practices. Our cider brought us together, and we hope it continues to bring others together as well.
Charlie has been making craft beverages for his entire career - starting in the beer industry and moving into cider. We love him for a lot of reasons but simply put - he makes the cider. He's obsessed with it, in fact, tweaking recipes and processes until the it's perfect. Stop in the cidery at any given time and he'll be hard at work making cider, cleaning so he can make more cider, or planning new ciders.
Katie first fell in love with cider while studying at Cambridge in the UK. And it wasn't until Charlie shared with her his cider that she found something that matched the crisp, dry ciders she'd come to love.
She's affectionally known as our "Queen Bee" because she runs everything, and keeps us moving in the right direction. Whether it's sales or customer relations, event planning or staff training, dealing with licensing, taxes, finances, or one of the other 100 tasks she has... she's busy keeping the cidery running.