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 [...]

Compass Cider House Soft Opening

16 February, 2014 | 0 Comments

Compass Cider House, a new cidery and restaurant in Fort Collins, CO, recently held a soft opening which I attended with my wife, Amy. It was an excellent experience on both the cider and food fronts, featuring oaked ciders from both the Compass and Blossomwood cider lines, various dishes [...]

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 [...]

Mead Review: Medovina Summer Solstice

3 November, 2013 | 0 Comments

Summer Solstice is that rarest of animals in the commercial mead world: a relatively dry mead from a small producer who tends his own beehives. Medovina is the creation of Mark Beran of Niwot, Colorado, who has been keeping bees since the 90’s and who–as I’ve been reminded of a [...]

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 [...]

Cidersage Visits Scrumpy’s Hard Cider Bar

8 October, 2013 | 2 Comments

  Main Scrumpy’s tap line–there are several more handles not pictured. I recently made a trip to visit Scrumpy’s, a hard cider bar and restaurant on the North end of College Avenue in Fort Collins, Colorado, and I can’t tell you how happy I am that I did. Ok, actually [...]

Hard Cider Review: Blossomwood Cidery’s Frosty Snout Oak Aged Cider

6 October, 2013 | 0 Comments

Overview: Today, I’m happy to share with you a rarity in American hard cider—at least in Colorado—a hard cider from a small-batch, artisanal cidery in Cedaredge, Colorado, which distributes only locally, through farmers markets, and to four different liquor stores on the Colorado front [...]

Cidersage Visits Redstone Meadery

8 September, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tour: Redstone Meadery This is my first real post on Cidersage. Wow. No pressure. Breathe… Recently, I made the brutally long, 12.4-mile drive from my home in All-America City-winning Longmont, Colorado, to Boulder to visit Redstone Meadery. That’s right: the first post on this cider [...]

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