Part of NC Cider Week:
This marks the third in-depth sensory analysis by Urban Orchard Cider Co. In this edition we will taste and analyze our one of a kind "Fire Ciders". These ciders were crafted in the spirit of Halloween and in honor of our Anniversary with a variety of hot peppers. Spice levels will range from deseeded Jalapeño to Scorpion Pepper, with an innovative variety of other ingredients thrown into the mix. Event will include a private tour of the new cider making facility in the South Slope and an Urban Orchard branded glass for you to take home.
Urban Orchard Cider Co. has been recognized by the likes of: Food and Wine (Best Place to Drink Cider in America), Bon Appétit, Food Republic, United States Association of Cidermakers (Best Cider Establishment in the South), Lonely Planet, and by all of you from Mountain Xpress as Best Local Cidery every year it has been a category and now in the Hall of Fame, and more.
The evening of sensory analysis will introduce the sensory techniques used for wine, beer and cider. How to discern between different aroma and flavor compounds, how they are produced by yeast, how they change due to differing circumstances and how infusions play a part in the overall sensory profiles of our ciders. You will also be given an in-depth tour of the cider production facility so that you can understand how the cider flavors you taste later are affected by our unique production process.
All materials will be provided, tasting sheets, pens, etc.
About the Instructor, Gregory Hill (Urban Orchard Cider Co. Head Cidermaker):
-Degree in Brewing, Fermentation and Distillation from AB-Tech
-MBAA (Master Brewer’s Association of America) Certified ------Associate Beer Steward
-Introductory Sommelier Certification
-Institute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD) Yeast and Beer Certification
-Past Brewing Degree Program Director at South College
-Adjunct Instructor for AB-Tech’s Craft Beverage Institute of the Southeast
-(In process) Master’s in Education for adult training at NC State University
Purchase your tickets here on the Eventbrite link. The event is limited to 30 guests, $25 per person.