2016 Production- Update!

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! 

Oxford Beer & Cider Festival

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!

Oxford Beer Festival 2016

Woodley Sider @ Sherfest 2016

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.

Sherfest 2016

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%

Beer festival(s) update

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.

2015 Production – Bottling/Boxing Update

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.