Baltimore Speaks Cider recaps this podcaster’s travel to CiderCon, while at CiderCon and the trip home from CiderCon.
I left on Sunday (Day 1) traveling as far as Bethlehem PA. The next day Monday (Day 2) I was set to meet with Joe Getz of Kurant Cider at the Free Will Brewing Company in Perkasie PA. Joe and I sipped on cider and visited the barrel room.
Here is a 3:50 minute video of my trip to and from CiderCon2018
From Kurant Cider, I headed straight to Frederick Maryland. That evening I was pulled over by Officer Kind. A fun little story – that I will save for you to listen to in the podcast.
After lunch I headed into Baltimore for CiderCon and got ready for that night’s dinner recording with Phillip Kelm of Gitche Gumee CiderWorks in Michigan. We went to a BYOB restaurant called Ebenezer’s Ethiopian Restaurant. Great food and kind people.
That evening I met up with Kirk Billingsley for a chat on his cidery Big Fish Cider Company in Virginia.
Day 4 – Thursday was the opening day at CiderCon- Danny Brager of Nielsen did an overview of the cider market. You can go to this YouTube link to listen to last year’s presentation on this topic. Then it was time to record with Paul Vander Heide of Vander Mill a cidery in Michigan.
After lunch I recorded and videotaped John Edwards presentation on Chemical Fingerprints of Cider. Very fascinating.
I next ran to Rebbeka deKramer of Scott Lab’s presentation on Off Odors in Cider. Again this will be posted on the Cider Chat’s YouTube channel.
Friday evening I went to Pour the Core- Baltimore to record mini chats with cider fans – all of which are posted in this episode
Saturday it was time to head home, but as I was traveling with the Talking Pommes we had to make a stop along the way at Perryville Maryland. Perry Pear was both emotional and ecstatic. You can hear the Talking Pommes recap at the end of this podcast.
I had mini chats with the following cideries and their makers while at CiderCon
Heartwood Farm and Cidery in Canada
Tod Creek Craft Cider in British Columbia
Bryant Cider, Virginia
Liquid Alchemy Beverages, Deleware
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- Kurant Cider – Pennsylvania : listen to Joe Getz on episode 14
- Big Apple Hard Cider – NYC : listen to Danielle von Scheiner on episode 35
- Oliver’s Cider and Perry – Herefordshire/UK ; listen to Tom Oliver on episode 29
- Santa Cruz Cider Company – California : listen to Nicole Todd on episode 60
- The Cider Project aka EthicCider– California
- Albermale CiderWorks : listen to Chuck Shelton on episode 56
- Cider Summit : listen to Alan Shapiro founder of this cider fest on episode 75.
- Ramborn Cider Co. Luxembourg.
- Big Fish Cider Co. Virginia
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