HOW OUR CIDER HEROES' QUEST BEGAN
THE SEED IS SOWN
In the midst of the 2015 "Annual Walk" (a tradition of four Peopleton mates catching-up and getting leathered, thinly veiled as a walking holiday) the conversation went something like this...
“What on earth do you two know about making cider?” said one of the Peopleton crew.
“Well, the company that makes this muck had to start somewhere!” Said the local, youth who rather incredibly was drunker than us, whilst clasping a pint of mass-produced cider! And so the seed was sown...
It was one of those endless summer days when the conversation flowed, ideas got batted around and general chit-chat centred upon cider making.
Why couldn’t we make some good stuff? Could there be a future in it? A great product? Produced locally?
Worcestershire the centre of the Ciderverse?
A decision was made we need to read and talk to as many people as possible and look into buying some kit.
WHAT A LEARNING CURVE
The first 'Big Press', now more commonly known as "The Big P" meant, mistakes, mistakes and more mistakes but what a learning curve. Parking the pick-up under a tree and shaking the tree by hand is not the most efficient way of harvesting apples, using a hand-mill is incredibly time-consuming and a little tedious after four days. Through sheer strength of will, a few long days, late nights and moments of desperation nature’s bounty had been converted into apple juice and in turn to a few hundred litres of cider. The result, not a bad cider but not the quality we required.
OUR FIRST PEOPLETON SHOW!
Our method is honed, the apples blended, efficiency is upped and low and behold a thousand litres of fine quality, balanced cider is produced. Tasting at the Peopleton Autumn Show goes down a storm!
Flushed with the success at the show, advance orders keep us busy delivering into the evening - thoughts turn to labelling and branding, after some less than perfect iterations we settle on our first design, we’re up and running.
WORK IS THE CURSE OF THE WORKING CLASSES
Keeping the show on the road is the order of the day, CO2 shortage prevents tasting at the Autumn show but we’re bottled in time for Christmas and a fine drop it was too.
FINE PRAISE INDEED
A cold snap results in a slow fermentation and more than a little worry to keep the 7000 litres on track for bottling. Our chief taster commenting “that it is a fine dessert fruit cider as good as you could make”.
WATCH OUR CIDERVENTURE!
From harvesting to bottling, watch a condensed making of Peopleton Press Craft Cider.
WAYS TO TASTE PEOPLETON PRESS CIDER
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