Event Preview: New Day Craft’s Meadful Things and Outciders Festival 2017

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In a year’s time of cider seeking and tasting some fine fermented fruits, we’ve fallen upon some good times in great places. We’ve even explored cities we, otherwise, would have overlooked. While Indianapolis is not a small city or unknown, we certainly had never been there for anything outside of the Indianapolis 500.  But, like many cities, there are great cultures, food, drinks, and experiences hidden in plain sight.  I have to say that our weekend trip last year was my favorite trip of the year!

And there is good news for those that attended last year include us. The event hasn’t changed in any dramatic fashion, retaining its general aesthetic & focus on cider and mead! And they really do pack a punch if you are looking for new ciders to taste? How many, you ask?

Well, we can provide a list of cideries/meaderies in attendance. Here you are, my friends:

Ace Premium Craft Cider (CA)
AEppelTreow (WI)
Angry Orchard (OH)
Anthem (OR)
Apple Knocker Hard Cider (IL)
Argus Cidery (TX)
Ash and Elm Cider Company (IN)
Aspall Cyder (International: UK)
B Nektar Meadery (MI)
Baladin (International: Italy)
Blake’s Hard Cider (MI)
Brothers Drake Meadery (OH)
Celestial Meads (AK)
Ciderboys Hard Cider (WI)
Cider House of Wisconsin (WI)
Crafted Artisan Meadery (OH)
Crispin Cider (CA)
Dansk Mjod (International: Denmark)
Daufresne (International: France)
Domaine de la Minotiere (International: France)
E. Dupont (International: France)
Four Fires Meadery (OH)
Frecon Orchards (PA)
Gnarly Grove (IN)
Gurutzeta Sagaroda (International: Spain)
JK’s Farmhouse Ciders (MI)
Le Brun (International: France)
Les Vergers de la Colline (International: Canada)
Maeloc Hard Cider (International: Spain)
Magners (International: UK)
Makana Meadery (International: South Africa)
Mallow Run Winery (IN)
Manoir de Grandouet (International: France)
Mayador Sidra (International: Spain)
McClure’s Orchard & Winery (IN)
Misbeehavin’ Meads (IN)
Mijodhammen (International: Sweden)
Moonlight Meadery (NH)
New Day Craft (IN)
Oddball Fermentables (IN)
Oliver Winery (IN)
Oliver’s (International: UK)
Original Sin Hard Cider (NY)
Peckham’s (International: New Zealand)
Rekorderlig (International: Sweden)
Redstone Meadery (CO)
Rhinegeist (OH)
Ribela (International: Spain)
Rivertown (OH)
Samuel Smith (International: UK)
St. Ambrose (MI)
Starcut Ciders (MI)
Strongbow (International: UK)
Vander Mill (MI)
West County Ciders – (MA)
Woodchuck (VT)
Zeffer (International: New Zealand)

That list was so long it looked like an ancient scroll of wisdom. But, we had to present this in depth to reveal how amazing this event is for the industry, especially in the midwest strip of the United States.  With the increase in vendors there will be some very exclusive varieties for those VIP ticket holders with samples of: Erraticus 11 from Starcut Ciders (Shorts Brewery), Imperial Barrel Aged Bananas Foster from Crafted Artisan, Organic Sparkling Cider from Maeloc, and Tequila Aged Sunshine Nectar from Redstone, just to name a few.

When: Saturday, September 2, 2017, 2 PM – 6 PM (VIP) & 3 PM – 6 PM (General Admission)

Where: Circle City Industrial Complex, 1125 Brookside Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203

Details: There will be free parking, but make sure to buy tickets in advance. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD THE DAY OF!

The Extra Fun Details:

-Unlimited Sampling of over 150 cider/mead options
-Commemorative Glass
-Live music
-Multiple food vendors including La Margarita, Bee Coffee, Black Metal BBQ, and Citizen Hash
-Animals for adoption
-Photobooth/Experience Vendors (Yes, an inappropriate animal balloonist)

Click here to buy clicks and view below to see how much fun we had last year!


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