29th March 2014
Yurt Lush @ Creative Common, Temple Quay BS1 6DG
It is time for a grand old celebration of Somerset, and to show our support for the county’s finest export: Real Cider. For one day only, The Cider Box takes over a Mongolian yurt in the centre of Bristol to showcase the very best Somerset cidermakers to a backdrop of music from DJs and live bands.
Come and support your Somerset traditional cidermakers, many of whom have had no business trade since before Christmas due to the floods, and get to sample a variety of small batch, artisanal ciders direct from the farm! There will be over 30 real ciders to try, including those that are newly pressed for 2014, single varieties, perrys, cider cocktails and perhaps even a splash of cider brandy. The full list of ciders will be published soon. You’ll enjoy a full day lineup of DJs and bands for cider festival vibes, a plethora of cidermakers on hand to chinwag with and even sample a tasting of their cider or 3. There will be an especially curated food menu to follow too!
The Cider Box is on a crusade against the so-called ‘ciders’ which have flooded the market in recent years, with their added artificial sweeteners, carbonated water, low apple percentage and other odd additions. The team are working with artisan and farmhouse producers of real cider across the UK, to achieve the goal of educating landlords and drinkers around the country, armed with stories and secrets of this beautiful creation.
What started as a simple wholesale business has organically grown into an operation which includes hosting cider showcases across the country, cider tasting sessions and private bookings for the infamous Hot Spiced Cider Tent.
More details about the event on March 29 can be found on Facebook, by clicking here.