Purity Brewing to supply Galipette Cidre range

Purity Brewing Company has signed a multi-year UK distribution agreement with Cider Supply Company, the owner of Galipette Cidre, effective from the start of this month. The agreement covers exclusive nationwide distribution and brand activation rights for the Galipette Cidre range, an award-winning pure juice French cider. Purity’s managing director, Paul Halsey, said: “We are […]

Stable to stock cider from smaller producers

  Stable Pizza will be able to source craft cider from some of the UK’s smallest cider producers, thanks to a new deal with EeBriaTrade. Stable focuses its food and drink offering on artisanal pizza, alongside a substantial craft cider menu, while EeBriaTrade currently lists more than 50 craft cider producers on its online marketplace. […]

Sheppy’s Cider introduced to drinkers in India

The owner of Sheppy’s Cider has travelled to the Deputy High Commissioner’s residence in Mumbai to introduce his premium craft cider brand to restaurateurs, bar managers and journalists from across the region. The growth in appetite for premium alcoholic beverages in the region, combined with the appeal of Sheppy’s strong cider-making provenance and British heritage, made […]

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 […]

Greater efficiency at Aston Manor

  Cider maker Aston Manor reported an increase in turnover to £127,332,881 in the year to December 31, 2017 — the year before the business was sold to French firm Agrial for almost £100m. In a report accompanying accounts deposited at Companies House, directors said: “2017 saw the third full fruit-pressing season at the Stourport site, in […]

Crowdfunding to save Community Cider Hub

An innovative community cider press, run by national charity The Orchard Project, is on target to rescue 20 tonnes of waste fruit and turn it into cider and juice by the end of the year. But it is taking to crowdfunding to continue its good work. The neglected, surplus fruit is donated and collected from London’s gardens, orchards and […]

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