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Interviewing cidermakers importers, orchardists, foodies, farmers and cider enthusiasts around the world. Let’s delve into the semantics of cider…or is it hard cider, cidre, sidra or fermented apple juice? The truth is out there in Ciderville and we are going to find it. We toast in celebration of cider; As a libation, a gift from the gods, a taste of terroir, and a hard pressed good time. Ready to quench your thirst? Grab a glass and join this chat! See you in Ciderville!
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Jul 13, 2016

Andreas Sundgren's Brännland Cider specialty is iscider (ice cider). He has won multiple awards and follows traditional techniques that are "true to the quality denomination of Quebec". He reached out to renown American ice cidermaker Eleanor Leger of Eden Cider of Newport Vermont, crediting her for helping him understand the makings of ice cider.

Based in Sweden, Andreas uses cryoconcentration - which is where the apple juice pre-fermentation is frozen to separate the water from the juice. The juice is then racked (siphon) out of the frozen mass of water and then fermented.

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Jul 6, 2016

Stem Cider was started by Eric Foster and Phil Kao, Michigan natives who founded their urban cidery in Denver Colorado. Since opening in 2014, they have already been awarded a bevy of cider medals at the Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP) see list below.

Stem brings apple and "single strength" juice in from Colorado's western Slope towns of Paonia,Hotchkiss, and as well as the state of  Michigan and the Pacific Northwest.

10 GLINTCAP Awards 2016 for Stem Ciders 
• Le Chene - Silver/Wood Aged Cider and Perry
• Whiskey Barrel Aged Apricot - Silver/Wood Aged Cider and Perry
• Banjo - Bronze/Wood Aged Cider and Perry
• Perry - Bronze/Wood Aged Cider and Perry
• Crabby Neighbor Bronze / New World Cider - Modern
• L’acier Bronze / New World Cider - Modern
• Winesap Bronze / New World Cider - Modern
• Branch & Bramble Bronze/Fruit
• Remedy Silver/ Hopped|Herbal Cider

Visit or contact Stem Ciders
• Website: www.stemciders.com/
• Address: 2811 Walnut St #150 | Denver, CO 80205
• Telephone: (720) 443-3007

Stem's Tap Room hours
• Mon–Thu: 4PM–10PM
Fri: 3PM–11PM
• Sat: Noon–11PM
Sun: Noon–8PM

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• @HVmidwinterfest Huon Vally Mid Winter Fest
• Subscribe to Carla Snyder's bog Cider Culture
• What is Monkey Poop coffee?

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