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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 developed publicly at Logan Square barroom Analogue. Schneider’s work under the Moon Bros. moniker is time-out-of-mind cooing […]

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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 Northman and Charlie Davis and Katie Morgan from the upcoming cidery Right Bee to talk […]

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Tasting @ Artisanal Wilmette Sat. Mar. 8th

Join us Wed. March 8th @ Artinsal Wilmette on Saturday March 8th for a cider tasting. 3-5PM. 414 LINDEN AVENUE, WILMETTE, IL http://www.artisanalwilmette.com/

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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 www.cidersummit.com    

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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 http://bangersandlacechicago.com/

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Can Chicago sustain a Cider Bar?

Courtesy of time out chicago: http://www.timeoutchicago.com/restaurants-bars/16532336/can-chicago-sustain-a-cider-bar 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 House/Jury’s (4337 N Lincoln Ave). The project, from the team behind Fountainhead and Bar on Buena, will feature Cleetus Friedman (Fountainhead) in the kitchen […]

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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 reserved by calling Trenchermen directly at (773) 661-1540 - Feature […]

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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 Sängerbung in Chicago. It was selling for 50 cents. Looks like he was certainly ahead of his time when it comes to real cider, wouldn’t you […]

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The Wine Buzz – Cider House Jewels

Check out the latest Sept edition of The Wine Buzz at www.thewinebuzz.com. There are some good craft cider options out there in the Great Lakes.

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Prima Germany!

© Wetterauer Zeitung 2013 – www.wetterauer-zeitung.de 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 auf den Weg in die Staaten, um sich in Sachen »Apple Cider« schlau zu machen. Von ihrer […]

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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 Chicago event will take place on Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 11am-7pm in […]

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Craft Beer Craze Opens Doors for Cider

August 23, 2012 By Kari SkaflenSource: www.midwestwinepress.com   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 beer industry grew by more than ten percent last year, continuing nearly a decade of strong expansion.  […]

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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 later, the same drink slowly experiences a renaissance. Recognized […]

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Prima Cider on Hogsalt

As published on www.hogsalt.com 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 even larger part of family life—  Patriarch, Richard Bertsche; and his […]

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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 Bertsche’s Long Grove basement is a fully licensed and bonded cidery whose […]

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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 Photographs provided by Prima Cider Just north of Chicago in Long Grove, Illinois, four men of […]

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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 best friend when working the fields. Specialty hard […]

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