Heritage Cider launching on Friday

Fans of authentic ciders can check out the taste of Southland summer at Invercargill and Dunedin on Friday November 11 with simultaneous launches of Invercargill Brewery’s Heritage Apple Cider.

Heritage Cider will be on tap the Invercargill Brewery Cellar Door at 72 Leet Street from midday, and The Inch Bar 8 Bank Street Dunedin from 8pm .

This genuine taste of Southland is different each year, made from donated windfall apples from around the district in the timeless rack and cloth method of Summerset, all by hand by a bunch of hardy Southlanders keen to keep tradition alive.

The brewery put out a call in April for surplus apples – and the liquid fruit of that labour is now ready to drink.
Champagne yeast was added to hand-pressed juice, which was left to ferment out before being set aside to age, allowing the flavours to mature for six months.

This year, as always, apples came from throughout Southland, from those keen to use not waste, and from others looking for a tangible taste of Southland. Fuji apples from Darlings Orchard in Central Otago were used to bulk up the volume.

Unfiltered with no added sugar, it pours an effervescent gold, the taste is pure apple with the rich warmth of the 2015-16 southern summer, a touch of acidity and extra tannins delivering full mouthfeel with a dry finish.

Apple donors and labour volunteers can collect a 1.25l sample rigger of the fruits of their labours from The Cellar Door at 72 Leet Street from Friday – we think it’s been well worth the wait.
Invercargill Brewery has been hand-making cider since 1999.

HERITAGE CIDER FACTS
Cider Makers: Steve Nally, Gina Kearney, Kelley Robertson, Mel Kurman
Apples: Fuji (from Darlings in Ettrick), Roxburgh Plums … and all over Southland,
Yeast: Champagne
ABV: 6.5%
Taste: Delicious

Ring the date – November 4

Massav Productions presents Left or Right for your listening pleasure on Friday November 4 2016 with special guest Lachie Hayes. Doors open from 5pm and, as always, tickets are limited.
On the night: This really is a party in a brewery so either dress warm or be prepared to dance hard. The house bar includes cider, non-alcoholic drinks and wine as well as our delicious range of craft beers so there is something for everyone – if you’re not sure what you like, you can always ask for a wee taste before committing to a glass. Sorry our license precludes BYO. We partner with some of Southland’s best food trucks for in-house catering so the cook can have a night off too. Cash and eftpos accepted on the night for everything except CDs from the performing artists, so have a couple of $20s on hand in case you decide you need to hear more.

Dunedin Double Act on August 26

Massav Productions presents double Dunedin acts for your listening pleasure on Friday August 26. Live at the Brewery features Iron Mammoth and The River Jesters. Doors open from 5pm and, as always, tickets are limited. Get yours now while you’re filling up a rigger at our Cellar Door in 72 Leet Street, Invercargill or click to buy online here
On the night: This really is a party in a brewery so either dress warm or be prepared to dance hard. The house bar includes cider, non-alcoholic drinks and wine as well as our delicious range of craft beers so there is something for everyone – if you’re not sure what you like, you can always ask for a wee taste before committing to a glass. Sorry our license precludes BYO. We partner with some of Southland’s best food trucks for in-house catering so the cook can have a night off too. Cash and eftpos accepted on the night for everything except CDs from the performing artists, so have a couple of $20s on hand in case you decide you need to hear more.

Celebrating Hauraki

We are pleased as punch to have been chosen to brew Radio Hauraki 50th birthday beers and ciders … a hush-hush project that we’ll be making a lot of noise about come Thursday when Matt Heath & Jeremy Wells will be broadcasting the Hauraki breakfast show live from Invercargill Brewery Cellar Door.
Doors open 6am, come join the party.