Barrel to Bottle, Ep. 21|Move over beer, cider is here (it’s always been here, just ask Johnny Appleseed)

Apples collected by Britain’s oldest cider-maker Frank Naish, 87, are seen in his orchard on October 14, 2011 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

This week on Barrel to Bottle, Kristen Ellis and Jeff Carlin look at all things cider. Cider Director / Floor Manager for The Northman in Chicago, Brian Rutzen aka “CiderBrian” dives into the ever-growing world of cider to explain cider’s historical roots, common misconceptions about cider, and to taste some unique styles. Roger Adamson(Beer Buzz) also joins the conversation with a look at how modern cider production mimics the American beer scene. Want to discover cider for yourself? Check out the 6th annual Cider Summit Chicago.


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