Gregory Hall – Founder Virtue Cider , Goose Island Beer Co.
Michelle Foik – Founder Eris Brewery and Cider House.
Brian Rutzen – Cider Director at The Northman.
Paul Vander Heide – Co-Founder Vander Mill.
Richard Bertsche – Prima Cider
Moderator: Josh Noel, Travel & Beverage Writer for the Chicago Tribune.
The focus for the night is obviously cider, and the many different aspects of bringing this delicious beverage to you. We’ll cover many topics, including:
-Apple Varieties. Purposes for using specific varieties.
-Different styles of cider.
-General process of making cider. How it’s different from other beverages (like beer).
-Barrel-Aging program and it’s impact on flavor.
-Other ingredients and their impact/purpose (fruits, nuts, etc).
-Market Growth/Expectations for Cider.
-And whatever else happens to come up.
This is a FREE event; pay as you go for food and drinks.
RSVP does NOT guarantee entry, so we recommend coming early. If you want to have dinner, we recommend coming even earlier so servers are not trying to talk over our distinguished panelists.