CraftCon 2024 – Paul speaking about keg conditioned cider

CraftCon 2024 Paul Harrison Temple Cider

Paul is attending CraftCon on Friday April 5th – Saturday April 6th 2024 at the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester. He will be one of a panel of speakers discussing their experiences of producing live keg-conditioned cider.

‘Adding Sparkle to the Pubs! Keg Conditioning’ session at CraftCon will cover how each participant got started with keg conditioning, their experiences so far, plus tips and tricks for other cidermakers who might fancy giving keg conditioning a go themselves.

The session will be chaired by Little Pomona’s Susanna Forbes, and other participants are Sam Nightingale of Nightingale Cider, and Dave Kendall-Smith of Udders Orchard Cider.

Here at Temple Cider we have a range of live, pét nat ciders in kegs available and, although it has been difficult to persuade some customers of the joys and merits of kegged live cider, there has definitely been an upturn in interest recently. This is in no small part due to the time and effort put in to promoting keg conditioning, by Albert Johnson of Ross-on-Wye Cider & Perry Company.

We hope that the exposure and spotlight afforded by the discussion at CraftCon will accelerate the trade’s interest in the format. We are sure that live kegs are the future of real cider in pubs and bars. Bag in boxes of still cider will always have their place, of course, but the quality, freshness and natural sparkle of a live kegged cider puts the format in a league of its own.

If you’re attending CraftCon 2024, don’t miss out on the Adding Sparkle to the Pubs! session as it’s sure to be fun and informative. And you’ll also get to try four different keg conditioned ciders, including our own single variety Yarlington Mill.

We look forward to seeing you there!