This week on Beer Sessions Jimmy is talking cider with Brighid O'Keane, executive director of The Cider Institute of North America (CINA); Christine Walter, head cider maker and owner of Bauman’s Cider; Ryan Burk, head cider maker of Angry Orchards and board member of The Cider Institute of North America; and Kira Bassingthwaighte, head cider maker for Western Cider.
Brighid O'Keane introduces the Cider Institute of North America and its mission. Ryan talks about how the American cider scene has grown and where it might be heading. Christine walks through how her family farm as well as her scientific background has shaped her cider production. Kira talks about Montana's culture of grain as well as the unique diversity of apples.
The episode finishes with recommendations for in-person and virtual courses offered by the Cider Institute of North America for aspiring cider makers. Grab your favorite cider and give it a listen.
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