Cider Week NYC

Cider Week NYC

Posted on November 2, 2015 by NYCBG

While mentioning seasonal autumn drinks to a beer drinker often conjures ideas of pumpkin, spices, and fresh hop beers, craft cider has made its way onto the beer world’s radar as a nuanced and intriguing beverage. With generous acidity, tannins and a balance of sweet-and-tart, cider is a complex drink with a character that represents the region from which it came, as well as its producers. Given that we are smack dab in the middle of apple picking season with many apple orchards within a stone’s throw of NYC, many of us have hard cider on the mind and in our glassware.

With the growing interest in craft and local cider, Cider Week NYC is a celebration of our region’s orchard-based ciders. The festival kicks off its fifth annual week of events on Friday, November 6 and runs through November 15. Cider Week NYC brings over 20 cider makers and their products for participants to enjoy at tastings, dinners, festivals and fetes. We’ve highlighted a few noteworthy events below, but a closer look at the full Cider Week NYC calendar of events is strongly recommended.

Cider Week NYC Events

All Week

  • Rare Cider Tap Takeover at Wassial
    We celebrate cider on a daily basis at Wassail, but we are going to pull out all the stops for Cider Week! We’ll be offering rare, exclusive and never before released ciders served on draught and by the glass. Stop in to taste some of the most exciting ciders being made in America and beyond!
  • Pop-Up Bottle Shop at Wassail
    Have you drank ciders at Wassail that were so good you wished you could take a bottle home? During Cider Week you can! From Friday, November 6 until Sunday, November 15, Wassail will be hosting a pop-up bottle shop every day from noon – 11pm offering a curated selection of ciders from all over the world to showcase the extraordinary range of this versatile fruit.

Friday, November 6

  • Rowan Imports Tasting at Vino Fine Wine & Spirits (Free)
  • Cider & Sliders Tasting Party at Chelsea Wine Vault (Free)
  • 4-Course Tasting Dinner with Cider Pairings at Delaware & Hudson ($56)
  • Blackduck Cider Cask at Jimmy’s No. 43 (Pay-As-You-Go)

Saturday, November 7

  • Gluten-Free Oktoberfest at PIE ($45)

Sunday, November 8

  • Lower East Cider Festival on Orchard Street (Free and Pay-As-You-Go)

Monday, November 9

  • Whole Pig Dinner at Delaware & Hudson ($58)

Wednesday, November 11

  • Harvest & Cider Feast at ICI ($50)
  • Applepalooza at Astor Center ($55)
  • Meet-the-Maker with Eden Ice Cider’s Eleanor Leger at Jimmy’s No. 43

Friday, November 13

  • Bobolink Dairy Cider and Cheese pairing at Jimmy’s No. 43 (Pay-As-You-Go)
  • Blackduck Cider Cask at Jimmy’s No. 43 (Pay-As-You-Go)

Saturday, November 14

  • Cider Salon at Jimmy’s No. 43 (Pay-As-You-Go)

Sunday, November 15

  • Lechon Pig Cider Brunch at Jimmy’s No. 43 (Pay-As-You-Go)

See a full list of Cider Week NYC events here.


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