Taste of Asturias Spitting Cask Challenge to be Part of Saturday’s Ciderfeast!

SidraSpittingCaskWe’ve already got an incredible line-up for Saturday’s Ciderfeast at the Seaport. Now we’re adding in some fun!

Next Saturday, October 25th, we will be celebrating the Fourth Annual Cider Week at Ciderfeast, where among the many outstanding regional ciders we are offering will be a special selection of Asturias Sidra from Spain! In the USA, the myth of Johnny Appleseed planting trees represents our traditional cider, but the culture of Asturias has so much more, such as specialty cider bars, “spitting” cider casks, and high pouring cider challenges.

During both Ciderfeast sessions (from 11:30AM-2:00PM and 3:30-6:00PM), we’ll be bringing our own Spanish fest-within-the-festival, with a “best of Asturias” food and drink tent that will include a giant barrel of Castanon Sidra being poured from a spitting cask!All ticket holders will be able to take part in our “high pour challenge” (while supplies last!): Attendees will pair off under the guidance of Rowan Imports Anthony Belliveau-Flores to “high pour” from the cask. A panel of judges will rank who has better accuracy and style, with the winner moving on (rather like a March Madness bracket). So come out and catch the cider with your tasting cup!

Ciderfeast takes place at the South Street Seaport along Fulton Street (at Front Street) with the following key features:

  • A “sophisticated cider event” with special guest cider luminaries, a commemorative souvenir tasting glass, and 2.5 hours of UNLIMITED samples from 30+ ciders
  • The best of east and west cideries, including Farnum Hill, Eden, Yankee Folly Cider, Titled Shed Ciderworks, Aaron Burr, Sovereign, Critz Farms (Harvest Moon), Foggy Ridge, Red Byrd, Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider, Orchard Hill and Wandering Aengus, West County Cider, Nine Pin Ciderworks, Doc’s Draft Hard Cider, Aspall, Original Sin, Wolffër Estate, Rekorderlig Cider, and more than 10 brands from Rowan Imports
  • Craft Beer will be provided by Rocky Point Artisan Brewers and Secret Engine
  • Live music performances from Mark EttingerGeorge Kliby Jr. and Road DogsDana Lacroix, and International Orange
  • A selection of regional food prepared by New York chefs (available for additional purchase), including Asturias for Foodies, plus grill stations and BBQ pits manned by Fleisher’s Meats and Jimmy’s No. 43

All offerings are subject to change. All sales final. Ciderfeast is a rain or shine event (as of today, the weather looks great: no rain, mid-60s… perfect for cider!). Be sure to get your unlimited cider pour tickets here.

We hope to see you next Saturday at Ciderfeast!

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