Cider for Summer
There will be plenty to party about during this year’s Cider Week Hudson Valley, a 10-day celebration that kicks off Friday, June 7 and runs through Sunday, June 16. New York, which already leads the nation in cider production, is in the midst of a boom in craft cider, and more people are discovering and enjoying the beverage, especially in the Hudson Valley.
Cider Week Hudson Valley connects the region’s cider makers and apple growers to craft beverage enthusiasts through a variety of coordinated, beverage-focused events and orchard-based interactions.
Returning this year will be Destination Ciders of the Hudson Valley. The top cider makers in the region will produce limited edition ciders available only at the cideries and at the Cider Week kickoff event, Saturday, June 8, at Angry Orchard’s Walden Cider House (admission $5). The bottles and barrels of these special ciders celebrate the versatility of apples and cider, the creativity of the cider makers and cider’s rapid rise to potentially become the signature beverage of the Hudson Valley.
The 10-day cider festival wraps ups Sunday, June 16, with a party and pay-as-you-go feast of suckling pig, wood-fired pizza, and cider from more than 10 Hudson Valley cideries at Twin Star Orchard, New Paltz.
Fifteen Hudson Valley cideries are participating in Hudson Valley Cider Week 2019. Public events are free and visitors are invited to cool down with a crisp and refreshing cider and cider-friendly food available for purchase. 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)
- Kettleborough Cider House (New Paltz)
- Kings Highway Fine Cider (Millbrook)
- Little Apple Cidery (Hillsdale)
- 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)
- South Bridge Cider (Hudson)
- Treasury Cider (Hopewell Junction)
- Wayside Cider (Andes)
- Westwind Orchard (Accord)
Launched by Glynwood in 2010, Cider Week is produced by the New York Cider Association to celebrate New York’s orchard-based ciders and highlight their diversity and exceptional quality. For more information, updated schedule of events and a full overview of the festivities, go to ciderweekhv.com.