30th April – Somerset Cider & Cheese Fayre 2017 (Compton Martin, Bristol) Preview

Address: Ring O Bells, Compton Martin, Bristol, BS40 6JE (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Sun 30th April: 12pm onwards (£3 daytime session/£22.50 evening session before 1st March or £25 thereafter)

Tickets: Daytime session is pay on the door. Evening session tickets have now SOLD OUT

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Hogan’s Killer Sharp Sour Cider Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Hogan’s
Cider Name: Killer Sharp Sour Cider
Region: Warwickshire
ABV: 5.8%
Taste: Medium
Served: 500ml bottle at room temperature
Smell: Sour apples
Colour: Golden
Clarity: Clear
Carbonation: Lightly sparkling

Review/Tasting Notes:

From: Hogan’s
Date: 22/02/17

It’s been a while folks, but thankfully I have got a little time on my hands to get down to reviewing some cider again. In the past few weeks I received a pleasant surprise in the post of 2 brand spanking new ciders from Hogan’s. These were the Killer Sharp cider and a keeved cider called French Revelation. Up first today is the Killer Sharp cider.

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23rd-25th March – Bristol CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival 2017 Preview

Address: Brunel’s Old Station, Clock Tower Yard, Temple Meads, Bristol, BS1 6QH (Website)

Entry Price/Session Times:

Thu 23rd March: 6:30pm-11pm (£10*)
Fri 24th March: 11:30am-4pm (£10*) & 6:30pm-11pm (£10*)
Sat 25th March: 11:30am-4pm (£10*) & 6:30pm-11pm (£9*)

* = Includes £4 of drink tokens

Tickets: Available to buy from 5th Feb. Click here for full ticket details and current availability.

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16th February – Cider vs Cheese 2017 (London) Preview

Address: Knowles of Norwood, 294-296 Norwood Road, London, SE27 9AF (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Thu 16th February: 7:30pm-9:30pm (£20 general admission + booking fee)

Tickets: Available online by clicking here.

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Ramborn Farmhouse Cider Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Ramborn
Cider Name: Farmhouse
Region: Luxembourg
ABV: 7%
Taste: Dry
Served: 500ml bottle at room temperature
Smell: Fresh Apples
Colour: Golden
Clarity: Clear
Carbonation: Lightly sparkling

Review/Tasting Notes:

From: Ramborn
Date: 04/10/16

Hello again all. Remember me? Oh go on, you must do surely? I know, I know, it’s been too long since the last review and I did promise to be a bit more regular with them previously. Unfortunately work and a social life has got in the way keeping this blog up to date, but I’m back again now. Up today is something I never expected to be saying on the blog and that is I have a cider or 3 to try from a small producer in Luxembourg.

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5th-7th May – 3rd Charnwood Cider Festival 2016 (Loughborough, Leicestershire) Preview

Address: The Organ Grinder, 4 Woodgate, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 2TY (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Thu 5th May: 12pm-11pm (Free)
Fri 6th May: 12pm-11pm (Free)
Sat 7th May: 12pm-11pm (Free)

Tickets: N/A

Glass deposit: £2.50

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7th-9th April – Isle of Man CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival 2016 (Douglas, Isle Of Man) Preview

Address: Villa Marina, St Andrews House, Finch Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 2PX (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Thu 7th April: 2pm-5pm (Invited guests + CAMRA members only) & 5pm-11pm (£5)
Fri 8th April: 12pm-11pm (£5)
Sat 9th April: 12pm-11pm (£5)

Concessions: CAMRA Members will receive a discount in the form of free entry to the Festival on the Thursday afternoon or get a £5 drink token upon entry at other times (on production of their membership card).

Tickets: Available on the door or online here

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