Archive for June, 2014

June 2014 Cider Events

TBC June – The Great Dorset Cider Festival – The Castle Inn, Main Rd, West Lulworth, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5RN

30th May-1st June – Crawley Beer & Cider Festival – Three Bridges Football Club, Jubilee Field, Jubilee Walk, Three Bridges, Crawley, Sussex, RH10 1LQ

3rd-7th June – Thurrock CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival – Thurrock Civic Hall, Blackshots Lane, Grays, Essex, RM16 2JU

7th June – Three Valleys Beer & Cider Festival – Across Several Venues Linked By A Free Bus Service From Dronfield Railway Station (Derbyshire)

12th-14th June – Hitchin CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival – Hitchin Rugby Football Club, Old Hale Way, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1XL

12th-14th June – 39th Wolverhampton CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival – Wulfrun Hall, Mitre Fold, Wolverhampton, WV1 1RQ

12th-14th June – 10th Braintree CAMRA Real Ale & Cider Festival – The Bocking Arts Theatre, Bocking End, Braintree, Essex, CM7 9AA

13th-14th June – 8th Stratford-upon-Avon CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival – Stratford Racecourse, Luddington Road, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 9SE

13th-14th June – 31st Rugby CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival – Thornfield Bowling Club, Hillmorton Rd, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22 5LJ

13th-14th June – Kent & East Sussex Rail CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival – KESR Tenterden Station, Station Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6HE

20th-21st June – 18th South Downs CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival – Lewes Town Hall, Fisher Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2QS

20th-22nd June – Somerset Cider, Cheese & Music Festival – Stowey Court Farm, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA5 1LL

21st June – The Cider Box presents: Summer Solstice/The Glastonbury warm up – Yurt Lush, Creative Common, Bristol, BS1 6DG

23rd-27th June – Cider & Perry Production Course: Principles & Practice (Course) – The Orchard Centre, Blackwell’s End, Hartpury, GL19 3DB (2011 Review)

26th-28th June – 12th Bromsgrove CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival – Bromsgrove Rugby Football Club, Finstall Park, Finstall, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 3DH

27th-28th June – 4th Greater Manchester CAMRA Cider & Perry Festival – Palace Hotel, Oxford St, Manchester, Lancashire, M60 7HA

27th-29th June – 5th Billericay Beer & Cider Festival – Billericay Town Football Club, New Lodge, Blunts Wall Road, Billericay, Essex, CM12 9SA

28th June – Axminster Annual Beer, Music & Cider Festival – The Show Ground, Trafalgar Way, Axminster, Devon, EX13 7RA

30th June-6th July – Merchant’s Cider Festival – The Merchants Inn, 5 Little Church Street, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 3AN

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21st June – The Cider Box presents: Summer Solstice/The Glastonbury warm up 2014 (Bristol) Preview

Address: Yurt Lush, Creative Common, Bristol, BS1 6DG (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Sat 21st June: 11am-11pm (Free)

Tickets: N/A

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El Gaitero Pomarina Sidra Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: El Gaitero
Cider Name: Pomarina
Region: Asturias, Spain
ABV: 7%
Taste: Medium/Dry
Served: Lightly chilled 750ml bottle
Smell: Fresh apples
Colour: Straw/Golden
Clarity: Clear
Carbonation: Sparkling

Review/Tasting Notes:

Purchased From: III INTERNATIONAL HALL OF GALA CIDER FAYRE, Asturias
Date: 10/06/14

My trip to Asturias felt like a lifetime ago (nearly 8 months now!), but after hearing a friend of mine was having an Asturian cider tonight I thought I’d join in too and try and rekindle my time in Asturias. Ah so many good memories of the region and their passion for everything sidra! Up for the tasting tonight is the Pomarina (Brut) sidra.

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