In much the same way domestic cider traditions have been revitalized over the last decade or so, Great Britain has seen their cider traditions return as well. The mass produced pub ciders have always been present in the UK, but the old school artisan producers have been pushed to the background and exist more as regional curiosities. The farming region of England's 'West Country' is the most traditional of their cider regions, with dozens of producers still making a variety authentic ciders from a broad spectrum of apple varieties. Importer B. United, (Schneider Weisse, Alvinne Sours, Hanssens Gueuze, and many many others) has been importing kegs from both the Hecks and Sandford Orchard cider houses, but the packaged versions are new here, and in typical B. United fashion they are not the everyday versions. These both have unique local twists that make them utterly distinct, and it is exciting to compare them for the first time here with noted ciders from France and Virginia.
Starting at 4pm Friday we will have both the Hecks 'Tremletts Bitter' Single variety cider and the Sandford Orchards Chestnut Cask cider open to taste, along with a Normandy cider and two Virginia cider from our collection. Final tasting selection will be posted on our Facebook page. Hope to see you here!
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