No review this week, as I'm preparing to head out of town to judge cider! One of my favorite things to do is join other cider aficionados and give serious consideration to ciders whose makers are putting forth their work (and the apples' work) for competition. Its just the right blend of serious and fun: focus and pleasure.
This week, I'll be reviewing Pennsylvania ciders for the PA Farm Show in 2022. And I won't be announcing the winners; that pleasure has to wait until the event itself in January.
The PA Farm Show is what gave me the idea to do a super short little round up of some interesting cider events to which we can look forward.
PA Farm Show: Harrisburg, PA January 8-15, 2022
Read all about this amazing collection of agricultural feats here: https://www.farmshow.pa.gov/pafarmshow/about/Pages/default.aspx
Bath Cider Festival: Bath, England January 7-8, 2022
I've not had the pleasure of attending this cider event, but it looks to be a fun way to try many new and different ciders in the UK: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bath-cider-festival-2022-tickets-169957321925#:~:text=Bath%20Cider%20Festival%202022%20On,own%20award%20winning%20Lilley's%20Cider
Nine Pin Cider 26er Launch: January 27, 2022
This is just the start of a year long cider series, probably on appreciable by those within a stone's throw of Albany, but I wish I could join in and try a year's worth of cider experimentation by Nine Pin: https://www.ninepincider.com/26er
Cider Con: Richmond, VA Feburary 1-4, 2022
This is *the* cider event of the year for the American Cider Industry: https://ciderassociation.org/cidercon2022/
Cider Summit NW Holiday Kits: Your living room, Order by December 12, 2021
These are just a tiny snippet. More is out there. Feel free to let me know in the comments.
And if you aren't feeling up for events right now, that's totally okay. There are ways to bring the cider events home!
You can still order NW Holiday Kits from Cider Summit: https://www.cidersummitnw.com/nwholiday
And if someone wants to send me that pommeau kit...please go right ahead! ; )
I'll be back next week with a new review (or two)! Until then, enjoy your cider and dreams of fun ahead.