President/Director of Production, Anxo Cider; President/Director of Operations, Anxo Hospitality, Washington, D.C.
Together with his sister, Rachel Topelius, Fitz is building an innovative cider-focused brand that is quickly becoming one of the most influential in the industry. He’s the brains behind the production and import side of the business, which cans a wide range of boundary-pushing ciders that source apples from established orchards across the world. The brand also imports iconic UK cider brands like Oliver’s.
With wholesale distribution in 20 states and the ability to ship direct-to-consumer in 40 states, the company is bringing grower-focused cider to the masses. A new production facility in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, opened earlier this year, and with that, Anxo is setting itself up to be one of the major players in the U.S. cider scene.
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