Another batch completed today, 6.5 gallons this time round. This one is a bit of a special one, combo of various sources of apples, including some cookers and also a few crab apples along with some pears. Oh yeah and we added some dark muscovado sugar to give it a little extra kick. Suggested name for this one is Mongrel!
Woodley Sider will once again be available at the Oxford Beer & Cider Festival taking place from Thursday 13th October to Saturday 15th October (see poster below).
You’ll be able to get a pint of ‘BRW Sider’ @ 6.6% so if you’re in the area jog on down and support real beer and cider at its best!
First batch of Sider pulped and pressed today, 7.5 gallons ready for some yeast in a couple of days.
For a third year Woodley Sider will be available at Sherfest, a community festival in Sherfield. Check out the flyer below, and if you’re not busy then pop down and support the local community event.
The following Siders will be available:
- Duck Fog 2 @ 8% (cider with added dark brown sugar)
- Grapple @ 6.8% (dry cider with grapes added during fermentation)
- PS Head @ 6.3%
Currently got 97 page likes on Facebook, only 3 to go before we hit the ‘magic’ 100!
As for Twitter we’re at 297 followers, so only 3 more for that to hit the ‘special’ 300!
Woodley Sider had a successful appearance at the Redshoot beer & cider festival down in the New Forest this weekend, with ‘Chilli Sider’ selling out pretty quick and ‘a,b&p Sider’ also selling well.
We’ll also be available at the Reading CAMRA beer & cider festival this week (this year marks our 4th year of supplying cider to the festival with an increase in order over the past 2 years) with the following being available:
- Barnyard Funk
- What a nice pear (perry)
- EarleyWood Sider
Tickets for the festival are available here.
New page added listing current bag-in-box stock for all your beer & cider festival needs, details of each cider should be available in the ‘Meet the Siders’ page.
110 litres of sider boxed yesterday (combination of 20ltr, 10ltr and 5 ltr bag-in-boxes) along with 66 330ml bottles filled with a little added sugar to hopefully give a bit of fizz! A little tasting took place as we bottled/boxed, with the perry batch tasting damn good! (need to try and get more pears this coming season)
Still more to go, 3 fermenting bins, numerous demi-johns and a 30ltr chestnut barrel.
Also added some chillis to a demi-john to make another batch of chilli shot sider, which turned out to be quite a popular choice – again in 5cl miniature bottles.
So the review I previously posted was awesome, and then this comes along…. Rikki Hammond (@) has published his top 10 of his latest reviews (from 151-250 so not a small number of ciders that we were up against) and Woodley Sider is in there, result! I won’t spoil it for you, but the following is worth a watch:
Check out the YouTube review from @ – didn’t start off the best (initial opening whiff test) but certainly improved and a 9.5 out of 10 score, which we can’t complain about!