Just a quick post while I'm still going through my notes and photos from CiderCon. (Don't worry, those posts are coming.)
These are some of the awesome cider events coming up on my calendar!
Cider and Beer Together At Last in Ithaca, NY
February 26th 5-9pm Free Entrace (but cider and food cost $)
Hosted by Ithaca Beer Company (http://ithacabeer.com)
South Hill Cider
Nine Pin Anniversary Party and Gathering of Farm Cideries in Albany, NY
February 28th 11am-4pm Tickets are $10 ahead of time and $15 at the door
Hosted by Nine Pin Cider Works (http://www.ninepincider.com)
Sundog Cider, Chatham
Blackduck Cidery, Ovid
Cider Creek Hard Cider, Canisteo
Fishkill Farms, Hopewell Junction
Bad Seed Cider Company, Highland
Kaneb Orchards, Massena
Descendant Cider Co., New York City
Maplestone’s Cider, Maspeth
(and possibly more!)
In addition to cider, there will be music, speakers, and food available from a beloved local food truck.
And a little bit later, but perhaps the most exciting of all, is the 10th Annual Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition. This is one of the two largest cider competitions in the world. And I'll be attending as a judge for my second year in a row!
The event takes place April 10-12, 2015 in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Interested folks should read more about the organization and the upcoming competition here. It is not too late to volunteer as a judge, steward, or to find out about submitting your own ciders to the competition.
Here's the site with the info: http://greatlakescider.com/index.html
As I find out more, I'll be sure to post it here.
Basically though, I'd love to see friendly faces at all of these events. Come on out if you can and if you do, say hi!