The Durham Castle Arms, Green Square, Kingston and Plonk bottle shop in the heart of the Fyshwick markets are proud to bring to Canberra what is quite possibly Australia’s largest ever cider festival.
The festival is aimed at increasing the profile of cider in the ACT and introducing Canberran’s to a range of ciders never before seen in the capital.
On Thursday, March the 6th, the cider tap takeover will kick off at the Durham Castle Arms, with 10 of the 12 taps converting to a host of different ciders. These include the award winning ‘The Hill’s Pear Cider’, Willie Smiths and Frank’s Cider from Tasmania, the crisp, dry Jolly Miller Cider as well as Bilpin, Hillbilly Cider and many more.
As well as 10 ciders on tap, The Durham will also have up to 20 different ciders in bottles for people to try, including Lobo cider from the Adelaide Hills, the renowned small acres cider and the imported Stassen Cider. There will be plenty of chances for complimentary tastings of the different ciders from 5pm.
To go with the cider, the Durham will also have a range of canapés and tapas to help compliment the wide range of ciders available. Also on Thursday, people will have the chance to talk to the cider makers about cider and the future of the Australian cider industry, who will all be present at the Durham on the night
On Friday, a similar event and tasting will be held at Plonk bottle shop from 12:30pm, with up to 30 different ciders available, and cider makers on hand at the shop.
The cider events for both venues will be held concurrently all weekend.
Admission to either venue is completely free.