Destinations

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Scrumpy’s Hard Cider Bar: Round Two

30 January, 2015 | 2 Comments

Some of you may remember the post about my first visit to Scrumpy’s Hard Cider Bar in Fort Collins, Colorado. That was in its early days, before they ramped up their own cidermaking operation, Summit Hard Cider and Perry. This time, there were numerous Summit ciders on hand and I managed to [...]

Stem Ciders: Grand Opening

18 January, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Friday the 10th, I had the opportunity to attend the grand opening of Stem Ciders, a new cidery in Denver near Coors Field. It was well worth the trip. Specializing in tart, dry ciders and oak aging–their lineup includes Bourbon barrel-aged and wine barrel-aged selections–Stem Ciders [...]

Cidersage Visits Colorado Cider Company

21 October, 2013 | 0 Comments

Today I made the trek through cold, drizzly weather to meet my friend and former coworker, Chris, at Colorado Cider Company in Denver, CO, on their 2nd anniversary celebration. Tucked into an industrial corner of Denver, Colorado Cider Company can be a difficult location to find, but if you make [...]
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