Shannon Edgar’s new cidery in the historical Cider town of Sherborn Massachusetts is already winning awards! In spring of 2016, at Michigan’s Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP) Stormalong Hard Cider took home 5 medals! Look at the bottom of the page for the listing.
This chat begins with Shannon and Benjamin Roberts-Sano who works with Shannon creating their delicious ciders by discussing Sherborn’s cider history and the Holbrook Cider Mill (1890). The mill exported Holbrook’s Champagne Cider to Great Britain, Denmark, Germany and Belgium and in the US as far as Texas and Nebraska. It was advertised as “The World’s Largest Cider Mill” producing 1.25 million gallons of cider per year.
The mill also invented and patented the Steam-Powered Cider Press (1871) and used sand to filter the cider to remove “impurities”. The mill was the largest employer in the town.
We then discuss the folklore hero A. B. Stormalong, who throw back barrels of cider like you and I drink pints. This sea faring storybook character felt like the right fit for Shannon to use in the branding of his cider.
Stormalong Hard Ciders
The Grand Banks 9.5%
And Stormalong has a Rare Apple Series too!
GLINTCAP 2016 awards for Stormalong Hard Cider
Category: New World- Modern
- Bronze: Stormalong Cider – Boston Heirloom
- Bronze: Stormalong Cider – Legendary Dry
- Silver: Stormalong Cider – Kingston Black
- Silver: Stormalong Cider – Dry Hop
Wood Aged Cider and Perry
- Bronze: Stormalong Cider – The Grand Banks – Whiskey
Contact info for Stormalong:
Tasting Room for Stormalong?
Visit Heritage of Sherborn which features flights of Stormalong
More on Alfred Bulltop Stormalong – watch a fun tale via YouTube
Patrons of Cider Chat can listen to the full conversation with Shannon and Ben discussing cidermaking techniques with barrels, bottle conditioning or not, and cider analysis.