This week on Beer Sessions Radio, Jimmy welcomes the legends of the cider world — James Asbel from Ciders of Spain, Peter Mitchell (not British) of Headwater Cider Company and Ronald Sansone from Spoke + Spy Ciderworks, who just so happens to also be the president of the Cider Institute of North America. The gang will discuss Spanish cider and its making methods, before traveling through space and time to investigate the historical and geographical developments of ciders.
The episode kicks off with a vivid introduction into Peter’s 2000 trees orchard and his motto of “grow what you press, press what you grow,” James’ discovery of Spanish ciders, along with Ron’s love for dry still cider. The group also talks about cider making in different regions from Spain, to the Pacific Northwest, to Franklin County and the overall New England area.
Last but not least, Ron leads us down the history of cider in the United States — how it started out as “the bad boy” in prohibition and became the outcast when people were rewriting the law of alcohol. James also digs deeper into Spanish cider making, the ubiquity of ciders in Spain and how he chooses his products, before Jimmy declares his running for office with the slogan, “chickens in every pot, ciders on every corner.” Catch us right now and vote for Jimmy 2024!
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