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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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