The happenings, the whisperings, the events too good to miss - here's what's going on in Tasmanian Cider.


Are you the apple of your Mum’s eye?

April 11, 2014

Can’t decide what to do for Mum this Mother’s Day?

Get in the good books early and take her out to the Spreyton Cider Co. cidery for some great tunes from Neil Gibson and, of course, great cider. We will have a sausage sizzle and other Tasmanian beer and wine available. Cheap drinks in Happy Hour (5pm – 6pm). Come along and support local talent at a local business! Where: Spreyton Cider Co When: Friday May 9th 5pm to 10pm

A chilled out success.

March 24, 2014

We’re calling it: Farm Gate Market’s first Chilled Out Cider Sunday was a 100% success.

Nine of Tasmania’s cider producers were on-hand to help showcase just why Tasmania is leading the nation for pure and fresh cider.

Read the full story now at The Mercury.

To market, to market…

March 21, 2014

Taste some of the state’s best ciders this Sunday.

If you’re looking for a little Sunday morning indulgence, head to the Hobart Farm Gate Market for its special cider showcase. You’ll be able to rub shoulders with nine of the state’s most talented cider producers and makers, as well as sample their world-class wares.

There’ll also be laidback music and plenty of edible treats.

If this sounds like your idea of a cruisey Sunday morning, you’ll find the market at the corner of Elizabeth and Melville streets from 9 a.m.

Find more details at the Farm Gate Market website.

The Simple Word: simply delicious.

February 26, 2014

Tasmanian cider isn’t just delicious on its own – bartender Niall Maurici is using the drink to make his mark on the Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition.

Niall’s cocktail, The Simple Word, has been chosen as one of Tasmania’s top three cocktails in the competition. He’s now set to show off the drink at the Australian national finals – and if he wins that, he’ll represent Australia in the world finals, which take place in Russia. Named after Niall’s favourite Ernest Hemingway quote, the Simple Word is a delicious cocktail blend of two islands, combining the rum of Cuba with the apple cider of Tasmania. The idea was to make something uniquely Tasmanian that could appeal to any palate. Other local bars have taken notice, and Niall’s even looking at getting bars in other states to start making the cocktail. While it works best with the French farmhouse style of Willie Smiths, you can also use Lost Pippin Heritage of Spreyton Dark Cider to whip up a Simple Word with a difference. Head to Niall’s Facebook to page get the details or, if you’re in Hobart, head into the IXL Long Bar at the Henry Jones Hotel and try the Simple Word for yourself.

Dickens Cider – coming soon to Salamanca.

February 5, 2014

Rejoice, cider-lovers of Hobart.

Dickens Cider has picked Salamanca as the perfect place to open its latest Ciderhouse. Naturally, the good people at Dickens will be holding an opening celebration from midday on 22 February at the new locale – 22 Montpellier Retreat.

Its second Tasmanian Ciderhouse, and the first to open in the state’s south, the Salamanca Ciderhouse will be serving a range of Tasmanian ciders, craft beers, whiskies, meads and wines.

Whether you’re planning a trip on the cider trail, or you’re a local looking for a new post-work watering hole, Dickens Ciderhouse in Salamanca is an essential port of call for those who appreciate a good cider.

Head to the Dickens Cider Facebook page to get the details.

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