It’s going to be a great weekend for cider lovers as a couple of very special guests come to town. First up, this evening (Friday, January 16th) we’ll have Farnum Hill’s Steve Wood in the house, pouring and chatting about some of his great ciders (pay-as-you-go and available by the glass). We expect Steve from about 6:30 PM on.
Then tomorrow evening (Saturday, January 16th, from 5-8 PM), we’ll have a new cider – in fact we’ll have three new ciders – from Ithaca cidery South Hill Cider. Come sample some amazing ciders with cider maker Steve Selin. Among the ciders Steve will be pouring are:
- *Soundpost – Soundpost Cider is made with a blend of American, English and French cider apples. Dabinet, Newtown Pippin, Ellis bitter, Brown Snout, Roxbury Russet. It was fermented to dryness then matured in aged barrels until June.
- *Old Time – Old Time Cider is a blend of apples from wild and abandoned orchard trees blended with a small amount of Bittersweets for a longer finish and other heirlooms such as Merton Russet, Golden Russet, Calville Blanc, and others. Barely off-dry with notes of kiwi and lychee and a soft finish.
- *Pommeau – South Hill Pommeau is a blend of Apple Spirits (Eau de Vie) with unfermented and unfiltered apple cider. It is aged for months, over which time it naturally clarifies itself. Then what is siphoned off is a a shining amber liquid of exquisite character.
It’s a great chance to kibitz with the cider makers and drink their latest batches of real, authentic hard ciders. (As usual, regular bar/restaurant service will be available.)