The Autumn Cider Festival
September & October 2015
Celebrate the harvest with delicious fall ciders featured at select restaurants. From Classic English dry to local ciders infused with seasonal flavors, the Autumn Cider Festival has a little something for everyone—except those under 21. These are hard ciders, after all.
Participating restaurants will host seasonal cider offerings and special food pairings through the end of October.
Restaurants Hosting the Autumn Cider Festival
Ciders Featured in the Autumn Cider Festival
The Hive Stinger
The Hive Winery in Layton, Utah, sources cider apples from across the
state. The signature 'Stinger' cider has golden apple freshness with a
slightly off-dry richness on the palate, leaving a pleasant,
long-lasting finish. The Stinger will be served at Oasis Cafe.
The Hive Mint Stinger
The 'Mint Stinger' is infused with fresh mint leaves, leaving a cool,
refreshing, and clean spearmint flavor. The Mint Stinger will be served
at Under Current Bar and Current Fish & Oyster.
Stella Artois Cidre
Stella Artois Cidre is blended with a balance of 50% handpicked apples,
showing red apple and finishing with a stone fruit peach-apricot-like
richness. It will be served at Kyoto, Oasis Cafe, Caffe Niche, and Cafe
Angry Orchard Apple Ginger
Angry Orchard's 'Apple Ginger' Cider shows an apple and ginger nose with
a nice bite of ginger on the palate, finishing with sweeter apple
flavors. It will be served at Kyoto and Cafe Trio.
Samuel Smith Organic Cider
Samuel Smith's Organic Cider has a bouquet of fresh apples with a soft
floral note, a light body, a crisp clean flavor, and a dry finish.
Anthem Hops Cider
Anthem 'Hops' Cider uses dry-hopped Oregon Cascade hops for a lager-like
cider with citrus and floral aromas and a slight bitterness on the
finish. It will be served at Under Current Bar.
Tieton Apricot Cider
Tieton 'Apricot' Cider sources fruit from Yakima Vally and across
Washington, infusing the tartness of apricot to play off the apple
Wandering Aengus Bloom Cider
Wandering Aengus 'Bloom' Cider emphasizes all heirloom cider apples for a
complex flavor. It's an authentic medium-sweet cider that offers an
aromatic apple nose and bright clean finish. You can try it at Current
Fish & Oyster, Cafe Trio, Fresco, or Caffe Niche.
Whether you're a well-versed cider lover or you have no idea what noses and notes have to do with cider, this festival will open you up to the wonderful world of fermented fruit. Stop by any of the participating restaurants throughout the month of October for a delicious pairing.
You can read more about additional ciders featured in the Autumn Cider Festival at Gastronomic SLC.