Hale & True is Hosting a Series of Winter Cider Making Courses
Ever wanted to make your own cider stash? Well now you can. Hale & True is hosting a series of winter cider making courses.
Learn to make cider at Hale & True (613 S. 7th St.) this winter throughout their 3 sessions over 5 weeks and learn the cider making process from start to finish. The course will be guided by owner and cider maker, Kerry McKenzie. Guests will provided everything they need to make, bottle, and take home one gallon of cider – six 22oz bottles to enjoy.
In each session at the taproom, we will walk through the steps of the cider making process, then follow up with some cider education and tasting, of course. This will be a small group class with a limited number of spots available.
Winter Cider Making Course Dates:
Session 1: Tuesday, January 21, 6:30-8:00pm
Session 2: Tuesday, February 4, 6:30-8:00pm
Session 3: Tuesday, February 18, 6:30-8:00pm
Session 1: Getting Fresh Pressed Juice & Pitching Yeast
You’ll picking up juice from our favorite local orchard for everyone to use as the base of your cider. There will be a discussion about the different varieties of local apples available, their characteristics, and history of cider making apples. Together, we will measure the sugar density of the fresh juice, then everyone will rehydrate and add yeast to their own gallon of fresh juice to begin the fermentation process. In addition learn about the science behind turning sugar into alcohol while enjoying a glass of Hale & True and sampling different styles of cider.