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Mead & Cider Making at the 2018 Winemaker Magazine Conference

Interested in taking your mead and cider game to the next level? Come to the Winemaker Magazine Annual Conference next May in San Diego!

Jason will be leading two hands-on boot camps before and after the conference. One focused on cidermaking and the other meadmaking.

During the conference itself Jason will host a seminar on meadmaking in the General Winemaking track. Attend all of these great sessions to get tips on recipe construction, small batch processes, hints on how to make award winners as well as the chance to socialize with other mead and cider makers.

Interested Jason’s credentials? Check out the conference speakers list.

See you in San Diego!

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Demolition and Renovations Start at Ancient Fire

Last week the demolition and renovation work at Ancient Fire kicked off. Tradespeople from Paxor Construction, LLC of Merrimack, NH started removing walls, re-orienting doors and repairing drywall at the home of Ancient Fire.

This is standing near the inside end of the tap room looking towards the retail area, bathrooms and entrance to the manufacturing area (right). The remaining wall framing will be removed soon. In the completed design the bar will be the significant feature in this view, with tables and chairs around the are where the shot was taken. Across the way, to the left of the front door (which is obscured in this photo) will be our retail area where you will find swag, glassware, bottles to go, cocktail recipe cards, books, gifts and locally made foods for purchase.

This is a shot from the manufacturing area through what will be windowed double doors toward the front door. The prior photo would have been taken from inside the space to the left after the threshold for the door.

Jason is excited to be part of the construction team working on cleaning the concrete floors, painting and getting our sinks and fixtures on site and ready to go.

We are crowdfunding now to complete and decorate the tap room and retail areas. Check out The Mead Must Flow at Indiegogo.

Updates will be posted as additional progress is made.

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Featured in the Hippo Press about Cider

Just hitting newsstands locally today!

The Hippo Press, the weekly Manchester area Arts & Culture magazine, is a great resource for what is happening in Manchester and beyond.

A few weeks ago Jason visited the Hippo offices and met Matt Ingersoll, the Food & Drink writer, and Matt asked about whether we could help him with an article on cider in New Hampshire. Of course we could! Contributing both via an interview, including a plug for Ancient Fire, as well as recommendations of other cider processionals to talk to in the state, the resulting article is a fantastic piece on the cider game here in New Hampshire. Take a look at Serious Cider.

Find a copy and take a read, better yet enjoy it over a pint of cider!

A basic process for making cider and tips for pairing cider with food were also provided by Ancient Fire. We are passionate about cider and we hope this article will spur more consumers to seek out what the ciders our region have to offer. When we open in 2018 you’ll be able to come and enjoy our unique expressions of cider as well!

Cheers!

Margot & Jason

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Ancient Fire Hits Yankee Brew News

With¬†another from the “Coming Soon” bin, Ancient Fire made the What’s Brewing in New Hampshire section (p. 21) of the most recent edition of Yankee Brew News.

Find your copy at a local bottle shop or craft beer bar throughout New England, or peruse the digital edition at Yankee Brew News.

Remember, you’ll have known us when.

Cheers!

Margot & Jason

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More Local Media Coverage

Since launching our crowdfunding campaign, two of our local news providers shared the details of our project!

Thank you Londonderry News

http://www.londonderrynh.net/2017/10/manchester-mead-and-cider-producers-launch-successful-crowdfunding-campaign/90991

and Manchester Ink Link!

https://manchesterinklink.com/manchester-mead-cider-producers-launch-successful-crowdfunding-campaign/

Thank you to everyone who has helped get us get our crowd-sourced funding off to a great start! The Taproom is going to be a fun place to hang out!

Margot & Jason