Saturday, November 15, 2014

Hudson Valley Cider Week!

It's Cider Week in New York!!! It started yesterday and there seems to be quite a bit happening; the Hudson Valley has become a veritable hub of cider-related shenanigans, and a good thing too, given all the apple orchards hereabouts. Hudson Valley Magazine offers an overview of some of the events happening for Cider Week, and their opinion of the three best local ciders. They mention Aaron Burr which is one of my faves; just cool people and great cider, period. (Photo from their display at Cider Days this year is now my main blog cover photo) But the magazine doesn't mention Nine Pin, which is near me in Albany and which happens to be having a huge event today, creating a new cider by pressing 80 different varieties of apples! Wow! Plus live music and food trucks. Sounds so fun! I have a busy day but I hope to stop by. Check out the Nine Pin Pressing Party's Facebook Page.
I attended Franklin County Cider Days at the beginning of the month and had a blast tasting heirloom apples, helping with the pouring during the home-brew workshop, and trying some delicious ciders from all over. New faves include West County Cider from Colrain, MA (right near the Cider Days locations), and Citizen Cider of Burlington, Vermont (him elf the craft beer revolution in the Northeast for a long time now).

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