Two releases in one weekend!
Thanks to Kitty and Milissa, this year’s ‘pomage’ of our traditional English-ish draft cider is available. It’s the partner to our English-ish dry, tannic Orchard Oriole Perry, which is also ready for sale now.
The Kinglet is not as short supply as the Oriole – but I don’t expect it to last the Summer. So stop in to the ÆppelTreow Tasting Room some weekend soon.
This year’s draft perry, from estate-grown traditional English perry cultivars, is bottled, and will be released this weekend, May 25-26th.
Due to the poor crop following the Horrid Torrid March of Twenty Twelve, this batch of Orchard Oriole Perry is very limited – just 17 cases. You’ll have to come to the Tasting Room to get some – but we will reserve some for you by phone or email.
I will admit that I had some during bottling last night – and it’s pretty tasty.
The 2011 pomage of Pommeaux is gone from the Tasting Room.
We are on track to release the 2012 Orchard Oriole Perry and Kinglet Bitter Draft Cider next weekend. These will be Tasting Room exclusives this year.
We also have all the glass on hand to bottle up more dessert wines. You should come out and see how stuffed the winery is right now.
Low Inventory :
Pommeaux Apple Dessert wine. More will be ready in early summer. Call if you’d like some of the current batch set aside.
Poirissimo! Pear Dessert Wine
WI Immature Brandy.
As of today, 5/4/13, our Tasting Room is resuming regular weekend hours.
We are often there earlier, but if you need us to before 11 or after 4, it’s best to call ahead.
The orchard is running behind this year. The current guestimate is 2 week to Bloom.
Welcome back to Spring and AeppelTreow Cidery and Distillery!
Barn Swallow has returned to the Tasting Room! Hurray! 750mL bottles are back on sale.
And if you are interested in sixth barrels for your home bar/kegerators, this is the time to pre-order.
Milissa and I had a great trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan last weekend. Setting up for the Cider Sensory Seminar that I teach, along with Gary Awdey and Dick Dunn, was intense, but I think it was worry well spent. The seminar just keeps getting better.
Oh, and the competition results? ÆppelTreow took three medals for three entries. 100% medal rate!!
(Okay, they were all bronzes – but no traditional perry, like Orchard Oriole, got better than a bronze this year. And no brandies took a gold. Tough judges this year. We must have taught them too well
Charles and Milissa will be in Michigan this weekend to train cider judges, and steward and judge one of the worlds biggest cider-exclusive competitions.
Which means there will not be any appointments available this weekend.
But we’ll be back next week.
We’ll open today from about 10-4. It’s Muduary on the farm, so be forewarned – the driveways are a bit sloppy.
Last weekend, we had a great Saturday on Navy Pier at Cider Summit Chicago. That’s right, we dragged our butts down to Illinois to see our fans, rather than vice versa.
It was a long day, with attendance about double expected. That made for lots and lots of pouring Barn Swallow on tap and Appely Doux and Perry from bottle. It was tiring, but great fun. We love to pour for lots of smiling people – and it was a terrific crowd. Special thanks to Cidery Friend and Bottling Corp member Aleta Hagman, who fetched us lunch.
I only managed to get one picture of my own, but I have a couple more sent by a long time fan from the Great Lakes Brewfest in Racine.
Can’t wait for next year.