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“All About Cider”, a panel discussion Thurs. Mar. 24th @ Jerry’s

As part of our ongoing educational series, Jerry’s is excited to bring you “All About Cider”, a panel discussion with the best and most knowledgeable people to discuss cider we know. Our panel includes: Gregory Hall – Founder Virtue Cider, Goose Island Beer Co. Michelle Foik – Founder Eris Brewery & Cider House Brian Rutzen […]

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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 years later, the cider festival has also sprung up […]

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Fourth Annual Cider Summit Chicago Set for February 27

Fourth Annual Cider Summit Chicago Set for February 27 Region’s Largest Cider Tasting Returns to Navy Pier Grand Ballroom http://www.cidersummitnw.com/chicagoproducers.html  

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Nov. 18th Prima Cider Dinner at the Portage

Prima Cider Dinner at the Portage on Nov. 18th. $45/guest: 4 Course menu from Chef Joey Beato and Prima Cider pairings. Seatings at 6pm and 8pm. For reservations please call 773-853-0779

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Join us for the Chicago Small Craft Beer Cruise on Sun. July 26th

          Chicago Small Craft Beer Cruise Entertainment Crusies/BrewFest Partners Sunday, July 26, 2015 from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM (CDT) Chicago, IL   http://www.eventbrite.com/e/chicago-small-craft-beer-cruise-tickets-15479208730

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Prima will be @ Brews on Fox Festival

The inaugural Brews on the Fox festival will be held on Sat September 19th, in beautiful St Charles IL. More info https://www.facebook.com/brewsonthefox/info?tab=overview

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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 sessions – 11am-3pm and 4pm-8pm in the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier. […]

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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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