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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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May 31, 2017

Kurant Cider is back on Cider Chat discussing the opening of a Tasting Room in the area of Philidelphia called Fishtown. Cider will be available to go in can and growlers at the 436 E. Girard Ave location.

The production facility will remain in Perkasie, PA

Kurant Cider is co owned by Joe Getz and Michael Meyers.

Joe is the head cidermaker at Kurant and the Vice President of the Pennsylvania Cider Guild, the commonwealth's organizing body for cider producers and apple growers in PA.

In this chat, Joe tells us about lessons learned over the past two years in regards to what is a cidery startup needs to pay attention to, news on the PA Guild work on having cider recognized as a "zone commodity" and where to find Kurant Cider this summer.

Kurant has moved around a bit finding a home from one brewery to another.

Kurant sources local juice and is able to make cider year-round.

Kurant Ciders, currently being offered on draft at many great bars in Philadelphia

  • Daily 5.5%
  • Earth 5.5%
  • Bees 5.5%
  • Tropic 5.5%
  • Farm 5.5%
  • Cafe' 3.5%
  • Spice 5.5%
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Contact Kurant Cider by going to http://www.kurantcider.com/contact/

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Looking for Pennsylvania Cider?

PA Craft Cider Fest

  • June 24th
  • 12-4pm

Pour the Core

  • October 21
  • 12-4pm

Mentions in this Chat

  • Enter the Giveaway for 2 tickets to Cider Circus August 26, 2017 at Copper Mountain Ski Resort in Colorado http://cidercircus.com/  Enter by subscribing to eCiderNews and be automatically entered or become a Patron of Cider Chat and be entered automatically to all Cider Chat contests and giveaways.
  • Featured music in this episode by the Screaming J's from Asheville, North Carolina. Song title is Don't Pull Out from the Got Boogie album

Ask for the following 7 #CiderGoingUP Campaign cider supporters - By supporting these cider makers, you in turn help Ciderville.

  1. Kurant Cider - Pennsylvania : listen to Joe Getz on episode 14 and his update on episode 82
  2. Big Apple Hard Cider - NYC : listen to Danielle von Scheiner on episode 35
  3. Oliver’s Cider and Perry - Herefordshire/UK ; listen to Tom Oliver on episode 29
  4. Santa Cruz Cider Company - California : listen to Nicole Todd on episode 60
  5. The Cider Project aka EthicCider- California
  6. Albermale CiderWorks : listen to Chuck Shelton on episode 56
  7. Cider Summit : listen to Alan Shapiro founder of this cider fest on episode 75.

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May 24, 2017

Gypsy Circus Cider Company founders and makers, Stephanie & Aaron Carson, are helping to put cider on the map in Tennessee. They have two facilities with one dedicated to barrel aging ciders and the main production site which is also the location for their Gypsy Circus Taproom.

The cidery opened for business in April of 2016 and has produced over 16 ciders each with whimsical names that connect to the backdrop of their gypsy lifestyle (the couple like to travel) and to the circus life.

Names like;

Whilring Deverish - a coffee cider make with Nashville based Frothy Monkey coffee took home a gold from GLINTCAP in 2017

Shadow Puppet - a barrel aged wild cider garnered a silver medal at GLINTCAP

The Carson's pay attention to detail not only with their ciders, but also their branding. Take a look at a can of their dry cider Raindancer and listen to Aaron talk about the hidden graphics that they put on the label.

Part of the couple's success is that they are keenly aware of how the beverage market works. Aaron Carson is the author of East Tennessee Beer, the executive director for Superfly Fabulous Events, founder of Tri-Cities Craft Beer Week and Tennessee Championship of Beers. Aaron co-founded the Brewly Noted Beer Trail and started the Tri-Cities Pro Brewers Guild.

Don't forget to enter the Giveaway for 2 tickets to Cider Circus August 26, 2017 at Copper Mountain Ski Resort in Colorado http://cidercircus.com/  Enter by subscribing to eCiderNews and be automatically entered or become a Patron of Cider Chat and be entered automatically to all Cider Chat contests and giveaways.

Contact Gypsy Circus Cider Company

Website: http://gypsycircuscider.com/home/

The OutCider Taproom (behind the building)

2645 Fort Henry Drive

Kingsport, TN 37664

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/GypsyCircusCider/

Twitter: @GypsyCircusTN

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/gypsycircuscider

Mentions in this chat

Ask for the following 7 #CiderGoingUP Campaign cider supporters - By supporting these cider makers, you in turn help Ciderville.

  1. Kurant Cider - Pennsylvania : listen to Joe Getz on episode 14
  2. Big Apple Hard Cider - NYC : listen to Danielle von Scheiner on episode 35
  3. Oliver’s Cider and Perry - Herefordshire/UK ; listen to Tom Oliver on episode 29
  4. Santa Cruz Cider Company - California : listen to Nicole Todd on episode 60
  5. The Cider Project aka EthicCider- California
  6. Albermale CiderWorks : listen to Chuck Shelton on episode 56
  7. Cider Summit : listen to Alan Shapiro founder of this cider fest on episode 75.

Please Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving!

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May 17, 2017

Tin Hat cidermaker Teddy Weber is stewarding a 25 year old orchard in Waitsfield Vermont. This musician by trade got his taste for cider in the UK during his music gigs while there. He teamed up with Sue and Gib Geiger who own the orchard that Teddy has been stewarding and where this chat takes place. 

In this chat, Teddy and I walkabout in the orchard in Waitsfield and discuss the beginnings of Tin Hat, apple varieties, working with culinary apples for cider and culinary pears, cultured yeast vs wild yeast. His enthusiasm for apples is contagious.

Apples in this Chat

  • Northwestern Greening
  • Kerr Crabapple
  • Atlas
  • Barry Red
  • Honey Gold
  • Scott Winter
  • Golden Russet
  • Dolgo Crab
  • Lodi
  • Yellow Transparent
  • Red Astrican
  • Duchess of Oldenberg
  • Northern Spy

Pears

  • Nava
  • Luscious

Cidermaking techniques used

  • cyro-extraction - getting the juice directly from a frozen apple
  • cyroconcentration - the apple is pressed and then you freeze the juice

Tin Hat Ciders (currently)

Ole Pome

Traditional still cider, unfiltered, wild fermented, dry. 0% Residual Sugar. Aged in old neutral french oak barrels. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in summer 2016.

Fipenny Bit

Effervescent, dry heritage cider from old heirloom apples. bottle conditioned. wild and cultured yeasts, blended from barrel and tank. Partial pétulant natural.

Farmhouse

Effervescent dry cider. bottle conditioned. Wild and cultured yeasts, secondary fermentation in bottle on champagne yeast.

Contact for Tin Hat

Cidermaker: Teddy Weber

Website: http://www.tinhatcider.com/

Telephone: 802-485-3993

Address:

PO Box 103

Roxbury, Vermont 05669

emailteddytweber@gmail.com

Mentions in this Chat

Win a pair of Tickets to Cider Circus August 25th & 26th 

Episode 028: John Bunker | Apple Identification

Eden Specialty Ciders in Vermont makers of fine ice cider

Ask for the following 7 #CiderGoingUP Campaign cider supporters - By supporting these cider makers, you in turn help Ciderville.

  1. Kurant Cider - Pennsylvania : listen to Joe Getz on episode 14
  2. Big Apple Hard Cider - NYC : listen to Danielle von Scheiner on episode 35
  3. Oliver’s Cider and Perry - Herefordshire/UK ; listen to Tom Oliver on episode 29
  4. Santa Cruz Cider Company - California : listen to Nicole Todd on episode 60
  5. The Cider Project aka EthicCider- California
  6. Albermale CiderWorks : listen to Chuck Shelton on episode 56
  7. Cider Summit : listen to Alan Shapiro founder of this cider fest on episode 75.

Please Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving!

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May 10, 2017

Tandem Ciders is the result of two hearts coming together in one spot of Ciderville (the east coast) and finding their way to Michigan. In the late 1990's Dan Young who was the co-owner and brewer at The People's Pint in Greenfield was full on with the craft beer scene. It was at The Pint where he met his future wife Nikki Rothwell while she was working towards her Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts. With Nikki's roots in Michigan(she now works at Michigan State University's Extension specializing in Agriculture and Fruits) a trip to the UK during the courtship and the abundance of Michigan apples it was only a matter of time before Dan set his sights on cider.

Tandem Ciders buys most of their juice for their cider making locally, but they also press apples using an Oesco rack and cloth press.

Ciders:

Handcrafted Sodas

  • Ginger Ale - I've had Dan's Ginger Ale that he made when at The Pint and it was fantastic!
  • Sparkling Apple

Dan is a newly elected Board Member of the United States Association of Cider Makers

Contact: Tandem Ciders

2055 N. Setterbo Road

Suttons Bay, MI 49682

Tasting Room Hours
Monday – Saturday: Noon until 6 p.m.
Sunday: Noon until 5 p.m.

Closed Tuesday & Wednesday from January through May.
Telephone: 231.271.0050

email: tandemciders@hotmail.com

Website: http://www.tandemciders.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Tandem-Ciders-291896271061/

de Gulderling cidery in Netherlands http://www.degulderling.nl/

http://elegastdistillery.com/

instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elegastdistillery/

https://www.mrplume.lv/

http://jksfarmhouseciders.com/ciders/

Ask for the following 7 #CiderGoingUP Campaign cider supporters - By supporting these cider makers, you in turn help Ciderville.

  1. Kurant Cider - Pennsylvania : listen to Joe Getz on episode 14
  2. Big Apple Hard Cider - NYC : listen to Danielle von Scheiner on episode 35
  3. Oliver’s Cider and Perry - Herefordshire/UK ; listen to Tom Oliver on episode 29
  4. Santa Cruz Cider Company - California : listen to Nicole Todd on episode 60
  5. The Cider Project aka EthicCider- California
  6. Albermale CiderWorks : listen to Chuck Shelton on episode 56
  7. Cider Summit : listen to Alan Shapiro founder of this cider fest on episode 75.

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May 3, 2017

The Mayador cider brand came about from a lot hard work and ingenuity. Manuel Busto Amandi born in 1906 founded his cider business originally as M.Busto in 1939. Between that time and 1966, Manuel's ingenuity kept the business growing. He had a number of innovation that were ground breaking for the cider industry.

From the Mayador History Book:

- He was the first to engrave the brand (M. BUSTO - 1959, certified by the Patent and Trademark Office in June 1946) on his cider bottles, produced in the old glass factory in Gijón. He was forty years ahead of a measure that would eventually become compulsory in the sector.

-He also promoted using 10-bottle boxes, while all other presses preferred the customary 12-bottle box; and he was a pioneer in trading cider vinegar in Spain, which up to then had only been of

domestic use.

-He was also the first to produce sterile apple juice in 1971.

But that is not all: he invented a machine to pour cider and registered it on December 4, 1964, under Patent No. 280.757.

In the early sixties the climate for cider was waning with new trendy drinks taking the stage, so he began to marketed Sparkling Cider. In 1966, his nephew Raúl García Busto, launched El Mayador as the new label.

Cider Vocabulary:

Mayar - crushing apples

Mayar season - time for crushing apples

Mayador - the person who crushes apples with a long wooden paddle

Today Mayador exports to 65 countries around the world, including the US, Japan, the UK and South America. In the US, Mayador is imported by Wine Seller LTD.

Contact Mayador

website: http://mayador.com/en/

http://mayadorapp.com/en/

More info on Mayador

La Sidra, the magazine :

http://www.lasidra.as/en/11262-mayador-got-gold-medal-in-the-international-cider-awards

The main news paper in Asturias

http://www.lne.es/centro/2017/04/07/mayador-recibe-mayor-reconocimiento-mundial/2086163.html

Ask for the following 6 #CiderGoingUP Campaign cider supporters - By supporting these cider makers, you in turn help Ciderville.

  1. Kurant Cider - Pennsylvania : listen to Joe Getz on episode 14
  2. Big Apple Hard Cider - NYC : listen to Danielle von Scheiner on episode 35
  3. Oliver’s Cider and Perry - Herefordshire/UK ; listen to Tom Oliver on episode 29
  4. Santa Cruz Cider Company - California : listen to Nicole Todd on episode 60
  5. The Cider Project aka EthicCider- California
  6. Albermale CiderWorks : listen to Chuck Shelton on episode 56

Please Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving!

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