LA Cider Fest - 9.19.15

Saturday, September 19, 2015


Tasting Experience


The unique layout of this festival has been carefully crafted into three areas, each staffed with a team of Craft Concierges whose only goal is your best experience

Section one consists of the TASTING PAVILIONS and is organized by style, with a total of ten Tasting Pavilions there is quite a variety to enjoy; Some like the Raw Cider section are simply nude while others like the Full Bodied Beer & Cider Section are deeply complex.

The second section is MEET THE MAKERS CIDER & BEER ROW which is the core of the educational push and will play host to the proudest brew masters who have come to our festival specifically to show off their product and talk to our attendees! They simply cannot pass on an opportunity to speak with you about their favorite creation.

The third section is our CIDER & BEER GALLERIES which consist of the most incredible purveyors of fine culinary flavor we could find who have crafted superb menu’s specifically with the festival’s unique selections in mind.  All cider and beer selection will be represented in this section.

If you prefer to ease your way into the cider experience, try the lighter side of things. These subtle ciders will refresh just about any palate, from the experienced cider enthusiast right down to those who are trying cider for the first time. Craft Concierge: Ciera Licata, Cider Expert @ Half Pint Ciders  Tasting Notes: Easy drinking, Off-dry, Sparkling

If you prefer to ease your way into the cider experience, try the lighter side of things. These subtle ciders will refresh just about any palate, from the experienced cider enthusiast right down to those who are trying cider for the first time.

Craft Concierge: Ciera Licata, Cider Expert @ Half Pint Ciders 

Tasting Notes: Easy drinking, Off-dry, Sparkling

Like the Hollywood stars that surround us here in LA, these ciders are full of glitz and glamour! All dressed up and ready for the red carpet, these bombshells are sure to impress. High ABV, plenty of tannin, super complex and bursting with flavor. These are ciders with an attitude, be prepared for a slap in your tonsils! Craft Concierge: Natalie Korzon, Cider Expert @ Half Pint Ciders Tasting Notes: Rich and Complex, Dry to Sweet, Still and Sparkling

Like the Hollywood stars that surround us here in LA, these ciders are full of glitz and glamour! All dressed up and ready for the red carpet, these bombshells are sure to impress. High ABV, plenty of tannin, super complex and bursting with flavor. These are ciders with an attitude, be prepared for a slap in your tonsils!

Craft Concierge: Natalie Korzon, Cider Expert @ Half Pint Ciders

Tasting Notes: Rich and Complex, Dry to Sweet, Still and Sparkling

Sweet cider is not always bad! We have selected some of the best sweet ciders in the world, extremely well made and bright with fresh fruit character. These are dangerously addictive craft beverages featuring a variety of delicious fruits. Craft Concierge: Nichole Weirich, Cider Expert @ Half Pint Ciders Tasting Notes: High Residual Sugar, Fruity Character, Apple, Pear, Blackberry, Ginger, Cherry, Pomegranate, etc.

Sweet cider is not always bad! We have selected some of the best sweet ciders in the world, extremely well made and bright with fresh fruit character. These are dangerously addictive craft beverages featuring a variety of delicious fruits.

Craft Concierge: Nichole Weirich, Cider Expert @ Half Pint Ciders

Tasting Notes: High Residual Sugar, Fruity Character, Apple, Pear, Blackberry, Ginger, Cherry, Pomegranate, etc.

Like brother and sister, or sometimes evil twins! Our beertenders and cider slingers have put their heads together, and are ready to show you a whole new world of cider and beer harmony. Craft Concierge: John Baker, Cider Expert @ Half Pint Ciders Tasting Notes: Snakebite: Cider + Lager, Graff: Cider + Ale, Back Velvet: Cider + Stout

Like brother and sister, or sometimes evil twins! Our beertenders and cider slingers have put their heads together, and are ready to show you a whole new world of cider and beer harmony.

Craft Concierge: John Baker, Cider Expert @ Half Pint Ciders

Tasting Notes: Snakebite: Cider + Lager, Graff: Cider + Ale, Back Velvet: Cider + Stout

Hops are an essential ingredient in craft beer, and hops have now become hip in the craft cider world! Different from beer, hops are added to cider by way of “dry hopping”. This results in plenty of refreshing hop character without the bitter alpha acids. Taste the pronounced differences on your palate, hops are equally incredible within both craft beer and craft cider. Craft Concierge: Matt Newtson, Cider & Beer Expert @ Green Jug Tasting Notes: Dry Hopped vs Brewed, Various Hop Varieties,  Filtered vs. Unfiltered 

Hops are an essential ingredient in craft beer, and hops have now become hip in the craft cider world! Different from beer, hops are added to cider by way of “dry hopping”. This results in plenty of refreshing hop character without the bitter alpha acids. Taste the pronounced differences on your palate, hops are equally incredible within both craft beer and craft cider.

Craft Concierge: Matt Newtson, Cider & Beer Expert @ Green Jug

Tasting Notes: Dry Hopped vs Brewed, Various Hop Varieties,  Filtered vs. Unfiltered 

What happens to fresh cold pressed juice when you leave it in the hands of Mother Nature? She turns it into the healthiest alcoholic beverage on the planet, raw cider! Native yeasts travel into the cider house from the orchard, it is these hungry little warriors who kick off a wild fermentation and convert the fresh juice into a probiotic elixir that puts a serious smile on our face : ) Craft Concierge: Nate Depke, Cider Expert @ Half Pint Ciders Tasting Notes: 100% Raw, Probiotic, Wild Fermented

What happens to fresh cold pressed juice when you leave it in the hands of Mother Nature? She turns it into the healthiest alcoholic beverage on the planet, raw cider! Native yeasts travel into the cider house from the orchard, it is these hungry little warriors who kick off a wild fermentation and convert the fresh juice into a probiotic elixir that puts a serious smile on our face : )

Craft Concierge: Nate Depke, Cider Expert @ Half Pint Ciders

Tasting Notes: 100% Raw, Probiotic, Wild Fermented

Build it. Stir it. Shake it. Cider is a bartenders secret, perfect for the world of mixology. Discover the hidden versatility of the cider category as you taste through the many tantalizing concoctions that our experts have created for your enjoyment. Craft Concierge: Darlene Hayes, Cider Expert & author of “Cider Cocktails - Another Bite Of The Apple” Tasting notes: Sweet to Dry, Light Bodied to Full Bodied, Fruity, Herbal, Bitter

Build it. Stir it. Shake it. Cider is a bartenders secret, perfect for the world of mixology. Discover the hidden versatility of the cider category as you taste through the many tantalizing concoctions that our experts have created for your enjoyment.

Craft Concierge: Darlene Hayes, Cider Expert & author of “Cider Cocktails - Another Bite Of The Apple”

Tasting notes: Sweet to Dry, Light Bodied to Full Bodied, Fruity, Herbal, Bitter

Mead (honey wine) is regarded as the oldest alcoholic beverage in the world, and it’s making a big comeback. We have selected some of the best, even the gods themselves would appreciate these hand crafted gems. We also bring you Cyser, cider made with honey. And a rare decadence…..ice cider! These high alcohol nectars will have you buzzing all the way home! Craft Concierge:  Brian Trout, Cider/Beer/Mead Expert @ Half Pint Ciders Tasting Notes:  Honey Wine, Cyser, Ice Cider, Sweet & Dry, High ABV

Mead (honey wine) is regarded as the oldest alcoholic beverage in the world, and it’s making a big comeback. We have selected some of the best, even the gods themselves would appreciate these hand crafted gems. We also bring you Cyser, cider made with honey. And a rare decadence…..ice cider! These high alcohol nectars will have you buzzing all the way home!

Craft Concierge:  Brian Trout, Cider/Beer/Mead Expert @ Half Pint Ciders

Tasting Notes:  Honey Wine, Cyser, Ice Cider, Sweet & Dry, High ABV

Are you brave enough to walk the plank? There is no sweet surrender with these ciders, only the bone dry character that remains after a full fermentation using proper bittersweet and bittersharp cider apples. Craft Concierge: Peter Clausen, Cider Expert @ Half Pint Ciders Tasting Notes: Zero Residual Sugar, Fermented To Dry, Complex Character From Cider Apples

Are you brave enough to walk the plank? There is no sweet surrender with these ciders, only the bone dry character that remains after a full fermentation using proper bittersweet and bittersharp cider apples.

Craft Concierge: Peter Clausen, Cider Expert @ Half Pint Ciders

Tasting Notes: Zero Residual Sugar, Fermented To Dry, Complex Character From Cider Apples

Are you ready for the funk? Get down and dirty with your inner sour puss, pucker up and prepare for a punch in the taste buds! Think farmhouse, wild, super tart. These are acid bombs that will blow up your palate and leave you putting the pieces back together, if for some reason you even want to return to your boring old self! Craft Concierge: Brad Yarger, Cider & Beer Expert @ Half Pint Ciders Tasting Notes: Wild fermented, Tart, High Acidity, Farmhouse Funk

Are you ready for the funk? Get down and dirty with your inner sour puss, pucker up and prepare for a punch in the taste buds! Think farmhouse, wild, super tart. These are acid bombs that will blow up your palate and leave you putting the pieces back together, if for some reason you even want to return to your boring old self!

Craft Concierge: Brad Yarger, Cider & Beer Expert @ Half Pint Ciders

Tasting Notes: Wild fermented, Tart, High Acidity, Farmhouse Funk


 
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