Cider School!

Published by Dave Putman

Cider School has expanded!

Our winter hours have given us more space to grow. We can now fill the house with information-packed and cider-soaked classes.

Tickets include a flight of 4 ciders, light snacks, and course instructor (we always finish with a special bottle opening, as well!). Class space is limited, so we recommend purchasing tickets ahead of time.

March 5th: Spanish Sidra

Explore the oldest, and some would argue, longest cider drinking culture in the world. We will cover cider pouring techniques, and the culture surrounding cider from both Basque and and Asturias. Our Cider Director traveled throughout the region last Fall, bringing plenty of stories back, as well as a few goodies to share.

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March 12: The Eve’s of Today

In celebration of International Woman’s Day, this class will explore the power that is women in cider. We will taste cider from women cider makers, woman orchardists, and woman owned businesses. We may even get around to discussing the history of the forbidden fruit that Eve gifted to Adam.

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March 19th: Perry

Perry is a unique cousin of cider made from 100% pears, and nothing tastes quite like it. This class will explore all of the wonderful aromas and different flavors found in perry. We will explore pear beverages from Spain, England, France and the good ole’ US of A!


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March 26th: Spring Cocktails

Spring is finally here! Even if our Chicago weather can pull some tricks, flowers and green grass is on it’s way. In this class we will focus on simple cider cocktails to enjoy as our beautiful city starts to become alive. We will learn the basics of how to make cocktails for different tastes and group sizes with a focus on seasonality.

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