Miscellany

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Holiday Gift Ideas For The Aspiring Cider/Mead-Maker

28 November, 2014 | 0 Comments

Well, folks, it’s that time of year again: The Holidays. And besides being the perfect excuse to bust out the home-fermented beverages, the holidays are a time for something else: awkward, anxiety-laden gift-giving. Anxiety which requires consumption of home-fermented beverages to deal [...]

Cider Pressing 2014–Longmont, CO

24 October, 2014 | 0 Comments

This September, I had the good fortune to attend a cider pressing hosted by two brothers in Longmont, CO, who have assembled their own, rather ingenious, cider pressing operation. Complete with all the gear and organization needed to efficiently press hundreds of gallons of juice, this [...]

Seeking Your Feedback

19 July, 2014 | 3 Comments

Help A Blogger Out… Here’s your chance, folks, to help me make the site better and more targeted for you, the readers: take my online survey. I started cidersage.com with a fairly general approach: I wanted to highlight and document interesting aspects of cider and mead–how to [...]

Ingredient Feature: Currants

26 June, 2014 | 0 Comments

  I thought it might be interesting to periodically profile an ingredient often used in cider and/or mead and the incarnations it can take. Guess we’ll find out if that impulse is [...]

We’re In The News…

5 February, 2014 | 0 Comments

Boulder’s Daily Camera just ran How you like them apples? , which discusses the Rocky Mountain Cider Association, the up-and-coming Boulder County cider scene, and which features some decidedly…unerudite quotes by yours truly(I’m new to this whole talking to reporters thing). [...]
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