The 2016 Big B’s Hard Cider Festival

4 November, 2016 | 2 Comments

Hello again… Hi folks–it’s been quite a while. My apologies for that, but it’s been for what I consider good reasons–besides my day job, I’ve been busy growing an apple orchard, starting a cidery with partners (St. Vrain Cidery–our doors are now open, with [...]

Cider Audio Roundup

22 February, 2016 | 4 Comments

Cider: Not Just for Reading About Or drinking, for that matter, though it’s definitely for that! No, what I’m talking about, dear reader, is audio. That’s right: sound waves, transmitted through the air to the machinery of your ears, then through some unimaginably complex [...]

Cider Review: Finnriver Cranberry Rosehip

3 January, 2016 | 0 Comments

While I’m on a roll with specialty, fruit-added ciders, I thought I’d share a few thoughts with you on Finnriver’s Cranberry Rosehip cider. The concept sounded intense, and this cider did not disappoint on that [...]

Cider Review: Ace SPACE Bloody Orange Craft Cider

1 January, 2016 | 0 Comments

I recently received a bottle of Ace’s new SPACE Bloody Orange Craft Cider–a cider fermented with blood orange puree. While the result is not what I’d call apple-centric, it makes for an interesting Mimosa of [...]

2015 Lakewood Cider Days

9 October, 2015 | 4 Comments

This year’s Lakewood Cider Days featured a hard cider tasting event by the cideries of the Rocky Mountain Cider Association. Over 50 ciders were featured–the largest ever selection at an event in Colorado. I tried many of them, and you get to hear about [...]

On Cyser and Ciderschool

4 October, 2015 | 1 Comment

Hello, friends! It’s been a while since you’ve last heard from me, but I have some news: I recently participated in a podcast with Allen and Tysen over at Meadmakr and Matt Williams of Winemaker’s Academy called The Serious Cyser [...]

The 2015 Colorado Cider And Beer Circus

7 September, 2015 | 6 Comments

I’m back… There’s been a lot going on in the Colorado Ciderverse since my last post–both with me personally and in general. In the latter category, I recently attended the first Colorado Cider Circus–a cider and beer festival complete with circus entertainers and a [...]

2015 Cascadian Cider Pilgrimage, Part 3

31 May, 2015 | 2 Comments

Gardens And Ciders Our last day in Portland consisted of visiting two gorgeous locations within Portland–the Portland Japanese Garden and the International Rose Test Garden–and one tasty one: Bushwhacker Cider [...]

2015 Cascadian Cider Pilgrimage, Part 1

18 May, 2015 | 4 Comments

Onward to Cascadia! As many of your know, I’m obsessed with cider–whether it’s seeking out and sampling ciders, making cider, learning about (and now, growing) cider apples, or visiting cideries and cider bars. Some of you may not know that I also have aspirations of getting [...]
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