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Brewvine: Crafting and Canning at Townline Ciderworks

With a great harvest and some extra time to work on recipes, is having a great winter.

Whitney Amann and photojournalist Jeremy Erickson show us what Townline has been up to and how you can get in on the winter fun in this week’s Brewvine.

“This is the time when we do a lot of our fermentation, thinking about the products that we’re going to have ready for the busy season in the summer and right now thinking a lot about what we’re going to be canning and packaging for the near future,” said cider maker Sean Niemisto.

Townline Ciderworks is taking full advantage of the calmer, colder months to craft, can and prepare for the busy summer season.

After last year’s incredible harvest, they have plenty of produce to keep them busy.

In addition to their staple cider apples, their new varieties will lend themselves to some new cider flavors and some top secret side projects.

“We have plans right now to hopefully produce a black currant cider, probably going to be canned out in the next couple of weeks,” said Sean. “I’ve got big plans with some heritage blends that we have available that’ll probably be in the early spring into the summer and hopefully available year round in our new cans.”

You can take your cider home with a growler or four pack, or spend a frosty winter afternoon listening to live music and exploring the grounds at the cidery.