2015 Lakewood Cider Days

9 October, 2015 | 1 Comment

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 | 5 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 [...]
Attendees of the 2015 Mazer Cup's Mead Mixer get down to the business of tasting...

The 2015 Mazer Cup

22 March, 2015 | 12 Comments

To my knowledge, The Mazer Cup International is the largest annual, mead-only competition in existence. It features both home and commercial competitions with hundreds of entries each in which meadmakers vie for the coveted Mazer Cup trophies. The event also includes the ‘Mead [...]

Cider Tasting Videos by Schilling Cider House

6 March, 2015 | 0 Comments

I recently stumbled upon some videos by the folks at Schilling Cider House of Seattle, WA, which detail some basic aspects of cider tasting, including: types of cider aroma acidity sweetness (brix) tannins mouthfeel Check them out; I think they’re well worth the few minutes each that they [...]

Cider Reviews: Two Rivers Blood Orange and Huckleberry

2 March, 2015 | 0 Comments

I recently had the opportunity to sample two ciders from Two Rivers Cider of Sacramento, CA. Each features a bright, refreshing apple base and an added fruit–in one case, Blood Orange and in the other, Huckleberry. How were they? Well, I’ll tell you. Read [...]

Help Save a Community Cider Tradition

13 February, 2015 | 1 Comment

Some of you may remember my post about a non-commercial community cider operation that I visited last year. If you don’t, check it out–it was an amazing experience for me and a great opportunity to see people coming together to do something they love. That’s why I’m so sad [...]
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