Tour De Cider Event Aug.

Tour de Cider is a brand-new festival from Lou Dog Events. This huge festival of hard ciders will feature more than 80 craft ciders from all over the world, live music, and Chicago’s favorite food trucks. Join us as we celebrate the diversity of flavors, origins and...

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Harvest 2018

Latest 2018 harvest was a huge success. This will be the second year that we were able to harvest the trees we planted over 5 years ago now. Some of this years harvest included harrison, Beldebosc, spitzenberg, porters perfection, old town pippen, blensheim orange,...

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Cider Summit Chicago comes to Navy Pier Saturday

Prima Cider from Long Grove, that's their Prima Harvest pictured, will be among the 48 makers at Cider Summit on Saturday. (Keri Wiginton / Chicago Tribune) Josh NoelChicago Tribune The first Cider Summit was held in Seattle in 2010. It drew fewer than 500 people. Six...

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Third Annual Cider Summit Chicago Returns to Navy Pier

Region’s Largest Cider Tasting Expands to Grand Ballroom SBS Imports and the Seattle Beer Collective are pleased to announce the return of their successful Cider Summit festival to Chicago, IL. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, February 7, 2015 in two...

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Moon Bros. in 4-week residency at Chicago’s Analogue

International Anthem Presents Moon Bros.—four travelled/travailed Chicago free players in residence on Tuesdays, November 11, 18, 25 and December 2. Formed and led by guitarist Matt Schneider, the foursome has been conspiring of late on a compositional project...

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Taste Talks Chicago

Via Melissa McEwen from the Chicagoist: "For In Cider Spirit, Kate Bernot gathered some of the Midwest cider community’s sages including Greg Hall of Virtue Cider, Richard Bertsche of Prima Cider, Brian Rutzen, the beverage director of forthcoming cider bar The...

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Cider Summit Chicago Feb. 8th

Come join us on Feb 8th at the Lakeview Terrace Room at Navy Pier. We will be pouring our latest vintage Prima Most and Still. There will be two sessions 11AM-3PM & 4PM-8PM. Tickets on Sale at    

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Prima Still now Available!

Limited quantities of Prima Still are now pouring at Bangers and Lace Chicago! Let us know what you think of the latest vintage! Bangers & Lace

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Can Chicago sustain a Cider Bar?

Courtesy of time out chicago: Prima Cider Photo: Brendan Lekan We were really excited yesterday when we heard about Northman, a cider pub opening in the former location of Copper...

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Cider pairing dinner @Trenchermen

Date: Wednesday Nov. 6th Time: 7PM Location: Trenchermen (2039 W North Ave  Chicago, IL 60647). -Join us for the opportunity to come and taste through the entire range of Prima's offerings, and meet the folks behind Prima. - Tickets are $45 per person and can be...

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Prima Most 1983

So I'm hard at work and my Dad drops off this absolutely classic picture on my desk. Dated Halloween 1983, he donated a keg of "Most" to the Schäbischer Sängerbund in Chicago. It was selling for 50 cents. Looks like he was certainly ahead of his time when it comes to...

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Prima Germany!

© Wetterauer Zeitung 2013 - Hessen ist nicht der Apfelweinnabel der Welt Friedberg-Ockstadt (ihm). Dass es in den USA Apfelwein gibt, war Norman Groh und Eduardo Vazquez-Coto zunächst nicht bewusst. Als sie davon erfuhren, machten sie sich...

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Cider Sumit Expands To Chicago

CIDER SUMMIT EXPANDS TO CHICAGO Region's Largest Cider Tasting Comes to Navy Pier (Seattle, WA) January 18, 2012 SBS Imports and the Seattle Beer Collective are pleased to announce the expansion of their successful Cider Summit festival to Chicago, IL. The inaugural...

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Craft Beer Craze Opens Doors for Cider

August 23, 2012 By Kari SkaflenSource:   The growing U.S. appetite for regional craft beers is having a positive, knock-on effect for the makers of local cider, sparkling and still wine.  According to the Brewers Association, the craft...

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Prima Cider Rides the Wave

Prima Cider Rides the Hard Cider Wave June 6, 2012 By Kari Skaflen Imagine a fermented beverage that was once popular and jovial, then ravaged by prohibition, finally driven to the brink of extinction, only to be kept alive by farmers and locavores for decades.  Years...

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Prima Cider on Hogsalt

As published on Prima Cider April 4th, 2012 by Kari Skaflen For the Bertsches, cider is a long family tradition that began three generations previous with a grandfather who had a propensity for good German cider. In recent years cider has become an...

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The hard-cider sell

Richard Bertsche of Prima Cider Photo: Brendan Lekan 03/19/2012 The hard-cider sell A Long Grove family brings its German tradition to the Chicago market. By Julia Kramer as published in Time out Chicago 03/22/2012 A few feet past the foosball table in Richard...

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Q&A with HardCider International

With roots in German farmhouse cider, Prima Cider, located in upstate Illinois, is working hard to provide—and educate—its local market with the richness of old world cider. Written by Tess Jewell-Larsen and published in Hard Cider International on 01/20/2012...

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Old meet New

Cider making has been in our family going back almost 100 years to the tip of Southern Germany, where Switzerland and France meet, the town of Rottweil. It was simply called “Most”. It was easy to drink, affordable, quenched a working man’s thirst and was a farmer’s...

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