Cider lovers across the globe will salute this unique fermented apple beverage on its international day of celebration.World Cider Day will be held on Saturday, June 3rd, with events and specials happening at venues across Australia.
“World Cider Day is an opportunity for consumers to learn more about the origins of cider and different styles and to feel part of something global”, said Mr Reid.
World Cider Day was initiated in the Northern Hemisphere where June marks the beginning of summer and apple cider season. While in Australia cider makers are starting to emerge from the busy harvest season.
“As vintage concludes it is the perfect time for the cider industry to slow down, take stock and enjoy the fruits of their labours”, Mr Reid said.
World Cider Day Events
Flying Brick Cider House
People of all ages are flocking to take advantage of the Early Bird tickets to Australia’s first ever World Cider Day Celebration. To be held at Wallington’s Flying Brick Cider House on Saturday, June 3. Online tickets are only $20 via www.cidercelebrations.com.au and grant access to a full day of entertainment in one of the biggest Tribute lineups the region has seen. Tickets on the day will be $25. Kids under 12 are free if accompanied by an adult.
The massive, undercover Winter celebration is all in the name of celebrating the humble apple, or more specifically its spin-off, cider – a drink that has taken the world by storm in the last few years. Five fabulous bands and a fantastic array of food, cider, beer, wine, kid’s activities, cider making demonstrations complete the picture for a top day out!
Kicking off at 11am, five of the most popular tribute bands in Australia will be performing throughout the day until 9pm –Including the ultimate Tribute line up with Athol Guy & the Seekers Story, TUSK, Ron Vincent and Ramble Tamble
Cider Making demonstrations will enable people to come behind the scenes on a rare adventure to explore, taste and learn about crafting boutique ciders from fresh fruit. Get amongst it at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm.
New release ciders will be on tasting and on the pour throughout the day as will a couple of cheeky cocktails the Flying Brick team have been busily devising! Hot mulled cider will also be on hand warm the soul.
Lots of food will be on offer – patrons will be able to choose from a huge range of food stations – paella, local lamb sliders, cuttlefish, pork rotisseries, BBQ chorizo, fish & chips, signature Flying Brick platters, apple pancakes and of course, apple fairy floss.
Kids will be happy too – not only do children under 12 get in free, the Kid’s ‘CORE’ner. Featuring a fab ROCK climbing wall, face painting and balloon artists set to get a smile on everyone’s dial.
To get your Early Bird tickets for $20, book online via www.cidercelebrations.com.au
Daylesford Cider will be offering free cider tastings of their newest release, plus you will receive a free pot of cider with every main course ordered.
Just be sure to mention this World Cider Day Event in order to redeem. More info here.
Willie Smith’s is continuing its support of World Cider Day this Saturday. Offering $5 schooners of its traditionally made organic cider at venues across Australia. Now in its second year, this day is an opportunity to celebrate the growth of cider in Australia and around the globe. Grab a $5 schooners at one of the following venues
- Willie Smith’s Apple Shed, Huon Valley
- The Whaler, Salamanca, Hobart
- Saint John Craft Beer, Launceston
- The Winston, North Hobart
- Flying Duck Hotel, Prahran
- The Local Taphouse, St Kilda
- Brunswick Street Cider House, Fitzroy
- Pure South Dining, South Bank
- The Terminus Hotel, North Fitzroy
- Forester’s Pub & Dining, Collingwood
- Fire Station Hotel, Newcastle
- Bitter Phew, Sydney
- Empire Hotel, Annandale
- The Duke of Edinburgh Hotel, Enmore
- The Durham Castle Arms, Kingston, ACT
- The Burrow, West End
- Bloodhound, Fortitude Valley
- Brewski, Caxton St, Brisbane
- The Mill on Constance, Fortitude Valley
If there is a World Cider Day Event in your area or you have some plans for some festivities let everyone know in the comments below. World Cider Day information and events see www.worldciderday.com