COLD SPRING, N.Y. — Visitors and residents can discover why the Hudson Valley is cider country during the 9th annual Cider Week Hudson Valley. With events at orchards, cideries, and numerous bars, restaurants, shops and markets on both sides of the river, this 10-day festival showcases the region’s signature beverage by focusing on the high quality apples grown in the Hudson Valley, the farmers that grow them, and the cider makers that use them. The festival runs from Friday, June 7 through Sunday, June 16.
Cider Week Hudson Valley’s mission is to connect the region’s cider makers and apple growers to craft beverage and farm-to-table enthusiasts through a variety of coordinated, beverage-focused events and orchard-based interactions, including an orchard-focused bike tour, cider making demonstrations on the farm, and a Father’s Day pig roast.
Participating cider makers include: Angry Orchard Innovation Cider House (Walden), Brooklyn Cider House (New Paltz), Doc’s Draft Hard Cider (Warwick), Graft Cider (Newburgh), Hardscrabble Cider (North Salem), Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider (Stone Ridge), Kings Highway Fine Cider (Millbrook), Little Apple Cidery (Hillsdale), Merchants Daughter (Purdy’s), Metal House Cider (Esopus), Naked Flock Hard Cider (Warwick), Nine Pin Cider Works (Albany), Orchard Hill Cider Mill (New Hampton), Pennings Farm Cidery (Warwick), Slyboro Cider House (Granville), Standard Cider Co.(Washingtonville) and Treasury Cider (Hopewell Junction).
A full overview of the festival can be found on the new Cider Week Hudson Valley website, CiderWeekHV.com.
Destination Ciders of the Hudson Valley
Returning this year is the Destination Ciders of the Hudson Valley concept, representing the vanguard of Hudson Valley cider production and an expression of a collective vision for Ciders of the Hudson Valley.
Limited edition ciders made from 100% New York State apples will be available only from their makers and at a Cider Week Hudson Valley kickoff event on Saturday, June 8th at Angry Orchard’s Walden Cider House. These bottles and barrels celebrate creativity, apple versatility, and cider’s potential to be the signature beverage of the Hudson Valley.
Cider Happenings Throughout the Valley
Events take place at orchards, bars, restaurants and shops from the lower Hudson Valley, through the Capital Region, all the way up to Washington County, on the east and west sides of the Hudson River. For the most updated calendar of events visit the calendar on the Cider Week Hudson Valley website.
Highlighted events include:
Saturday, June 8, 6-9 PM
DESTINATION CIDERS SHOWCASE AND SPREE
Angry Orchard Innovation Ciderhouse (Walden)
Live music, food trucks and special-release ciders from over a dozen local cider makers available only here and at the cideries where they are made, in addition to barrel room tours and that famous treehouse.
Sunday, June 9, 1:30-4 PM
BICYCLE TOUR WITH THE CIDER MAKER
Little Apple Cidery (Hillsdale)
The third annual “Tour de Hillsdale” consists of self guided loops from the cidery and a free cider tastings; the planned routes are easy (6 miles), moderate (8 miles) and energetic (17 miles). Free.
Friday, June 14, 6:30 – 9:30 PM
GRAMERCY x GLYNWOOD FARM DINNER WITH CIDER
Glynwood (Cold Spring)
Cider Week founders Glynwood host a dinner on the lake, featuring fresh, local and regeneratively grown food prepared by cider enthusiast Chef Mike Anthony and his Gramercy Tavern team.
Saturday, June 15, 12 – 4 PM
HUDSON VALLEY CIDER TASTING
Boutique Wine, Spirits, and Cider (Fishkill)
Meet the makers at this free, in-store event at this best-in-class retail shop offering growlers of local and international cider from a one-of-a-kind cider “tree” with taps.
Sunday, June 16, 12 – 5 PM
TASTING PARTY, PIG ROAST & MARKET
Brooklyn Cider House at Twin Star Orchard, New Paltz, NY
Celebrate Father’s Day in the orchard while you treat yourself to suckling pig, wood-fired pizza, and cider from more than 10 Hudson Valley cideries at the third annual Cider Week Hudson Valley closeout blowout.
About Cider Week
Glynwood launched Cider Week in 2011 as a way to connect trade professionals to farm-based cider producers in the region, while also increasing public awareness and appreciation for hard cider. Now produced by the New York Cider Association, Cider Week has grown from a series of marketing events for producers and retailers occuring in New York City and the Hudson Valley, into a series of four regional festivals throughout the state. To learn more about Glynwood’s Cider Project, visit glynwood.org, and to discover other cider weeks, visit ciderweeknewyork.com.
About New York Cider
With more cideries than any other state (90 and counting!), a thriving apple industry, historic orchards, and a reputation for being the source of quality craft beverages, New York is the national cider industry frontrunner in terms of quality, scale, reach and economic impact. The New York Cider Association (NYCA, @newyorkcider) works to advance that leadership, with the twinned objectives of developing New York Cider’s market position and strengthening the viability of New York cider industry. To learn more visit newyorkciderassociation.com.
NYCA’s production of Cider Week Hudson Valley is possible thanks to the contributions of our sponsors.
Founding Sponsor: Glynwood
Core Sponsors: Minard Farms, Upstate Labels, Vance Metals
Seed Sponsor: Boutique Wine, Spirits and Cider
–New York Cider Association
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