Second Annual Chicago Cider Week: Recap

A few weeks ago was the Second Annual Chicago Cider Week. This amazing event celebrated all things cider throughout Chicago. There were way too many events to recap/attend, so here are some of our highlights. Monday         The Northman kicked off the event with Cider School featuring Angry Orchard (check out our summary here.) Tuesday The following day we attended the Cider Education …

4th Annual Stone Fence Cocktail Competition & Mitten Drive

On January 14, Virtue Cider is hosting their 4th Annual Stone Fence Competition & Mitten Drive at The Violet Hour. The Stone Fence Cocktail Competition brings together 10 of Chicago’s top bartenders to compete with their take on a traditional American cider-based cocktail, the Stone Fence – which is traditionally a blend of bourbon or rum and hard cider. Last year we had a great time sampling …

Sparkling Ciders for The Holidays: 2017 Edition

For those looking for variety during the holiday season, cider is a unique and amazing choice. While almost all ciders have some slight carbonation, a few cider makers are producing ciders using the charmat or méthode champenoise processes used for wine. For 2017 we rounded up some interesting sparkling ciders from around the country, so hopefully, you can find a bottle (or two) to …