Local hard cider producers from around the state officially established the Minnesota Cider Guild on April 3rd.
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“The Minnesota cider industry is very young, with the majority of cider makers launching their businesses within the last four years,” says guild president Gretchen Perbix of Sweetland Orchard. “We have tremendous support among our local consumer audiences, so by bringing together our collective ideas and talents, we will be able to continue to build interest, momentum, and consumption of our local ciders.”
Their first order of business is proclaiming Minnesota Cider Week for June 5–10, 2017, culminating with the Minnesota Craft Cider Festival, a cider-tasting with up to 50 different ciders from around the world, at Red River Kitchen at City House in St. Paul. Tickets are $30 and available on the Guild’s website.