Wow, what a crazy couple years it's been trying to get this project off the ground. Construction delays, permit delays...so many delays I couldn't even list them if I wanted to. We were looking at opening for Memorial Day weekend and then the 4th of July, and it ended up being September.
We arranged to host a Hard Cider Run 5K on the 10th of September this year, thinking we'd have had plenty of time to get any kinks out by then. Instead, Saturday ended up being our race AND our first day open. So these last couple weeks have been major crunch time. Matt and Fran, especially, put in massive hours to get everything up and running. We had 500 people lined up for cider this past weekend. But the good news--it seemed to go REALLY well.
If you missed the race this time, don't worry. It's probably going to become an annual event for us. We're already looking to host again next year (which will be in the spring instead of the fall, so start working on your hill training now!).
But on to the important stuff.
We are now open on Saturdays from 12 - 9pm!!! We're still working on a ton of things behind the scenes, including kegging a whole lot more cider and pressing this year's grapes as they're picked, but we have enough done that we want to start sharing.
Right now, we have Bent Ladder Original as well as Heirloom on draft. We're intending to get a third style on draft for this weekend if we can...probably a Hopped Cider. And as we get things done over the next few weeks, we'll be making quite a few more ciders available and expanding our hours.
It's about time for me to get to work, but I'll try to answer a few of the most common questions we've been getting, so keep reading if you're interested. I'll talk to you again soon,