Biggest pressing yet for Big Bear Cider Mill

  The Big Bear Cider Mill pressed 30,000 kg of cider apples last month, resulting in 21,000 litres of juice — its biggest pressing to date. This juice is now fermenting nicely and will be the basis of cider for next year. Dessert apples are being pressed on a monthly basis and the juice from these will […]

Judging line-up for International Brewing and Cider Awards

Organisers of the International Brewing Awards and International Cider Awards have announced the judging line-up for the 2019 competition. This year’s line-up of 51 judges — 43 looking at beer and eight cider — come from as far and wide as Scandinavia in the north to New Zealand in the south. What differentiates this group from […]

Napton Cidery looks to boost production

  Warwickshire-based Napton Cidery has created a crowdfunding campaign to increase volumes of its popular drinks, and make more fruit ciders. In its pitch, the company says: “Fruit ciders now represent 27% of the UK cider market as a whole.” It adds: “We are planning to release several new products next year in Champagne-style bottles, […]

Mallets cider to be principal Glastonbury Festival brand

Glastonbury Festival creator, Michael Eavis   Mallets, a new brand from the Showerings Cider Mill, in Somerset, has announced an exclusive four-year partnership with the Glastonbury Festival. As the event’s principal cider brand, Mallets will be sold across 110 bars, from 2019. It will be available on draught and in 440ml cans. Mallets Original is a […]

Healeys’ Christmas markets off to flying start

Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm is celebrating after the first two weekends saw thousands of visitors to Cornwall’s only Christmas market set on a working farm. Until December 16, Healeys is hosting Christmas markets and tasting experiences which are set to attracts thousands. With free entry, the markets showcase stalls of Cornish art, crafts, jewellery and […]

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