Mattie Beason

Mattie Beason, a prominent food and beverage innovator and cider expert, owns Black Twig Cider House – home to the largest variety of cider in the Southeast and the only “txotx” – as well as Mattie B’s Public House in Durham, NC. Beason is the founder of the wildly successful TxakoliFest and TxotxFest. The New York Times recognized Beason as one of the forbearers of Durham’s local culinary scene, and since opening Black Twig, Bon Appétit, Imbibe, GQ and The Local Palate have praised his cider obsession.

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