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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 …

5th Annual Cider Summit Chicago – Part 1: Northwest Pavilion

Note: This is only a small sampling of many of the excellent ciders we had an opportunity to taste. Because of a vast number of producers present we will be highlighting Cider Summit Chicago over several posts.  Last weekend was the 5th Annual Cider Summit Chicago put on by SBS Imports and the Seattle Beer Collective. This year there were 170+ selections …

CiderCon 2017 – Tasting: French Perry

A late start to the day began with a French Perry tasting. The attendees in the packed room had the opportunity to taste perrys (poire in France) from two producers- Ghislaine Davy from Cidererie Daufresne (which we previously reviewed here) and Guillaume Drouin from  Christian Drouin Estate in Normandy In the mid-1900s, Normandy, France had ~500k pear trees, but by 1999 only …