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Cider Press Day at Bitter & Esters

It’s fall and that means it’s time for us to make cider! Bitter & Esters is proud to announce Community Apple Press Day for City Cider Maker, with cider-makers from Aaron Burr & Proper Cider as part of New York City Cider Week.

On Sunday, October 26th from 10 am to 6pm, our friends Joy and Jeremy from Proper Cider will be at Bitter & Esters grinding and pressing their apple harvest to make into delicious cider. This is your chance to see how cider is made from scratch. This will be Jeremy & Joy’s 10th year making cider in Brooklyn and they will be available all day to answer questions about cider making, fermentation and show you how they do it.

Plus, if you would like to craft your own juice blend to ferment into cider, you can run your apples through Proper Cider’s equipment. This is an awesome opportunity to make your cider the proper way. On top of all that, Proper Cider and Andy from Aaron Burr cider will have some apples they use for cider and some finished ciders to sample during the day.

This is a free event and Bitter & Esters will have Cider fermentation equipment for sale so when you grind and press your apples you can get your fresh cider home and start fermenting!

The minimum amount you can have ground and pressed is one bushel, which is around 42 pounds of apples. This will yield between three and four gallons of juice. The maximum is 2 to 3 bushels which will yield around 9 gallons. Team up with some friends and split a larger batch! Sign up for pressing times here.

After grinding and pressing all day come on down to The Pines for a Cider and Food pairing dinner with Aaron Burr Cider.


Earlier Event: October 23
Barcade Brooklyn 10th Anniversary
Later Event: October 29
Charlie Papazian visits Bitter & Esters