TREES ARE GOOD

TREES ARE GOOD

  We are excited to announce the **NEW RELEASE** and first ever cider from our Cambridgeshire orchard ‘TREES ARE GOOD’ ‘Trees Are Good’ is a late orchard blend using apples from our Oakington Orchard, Cambridgeshire. We planted up this...
Identity Crisis

Identity Crisis

Emma from Blue Barrel Cider finds herself pondering Blue Barrel’s identity and questions what is it that gives cider its identity.   Cider making differs across the board from large national commercial ciders through to smaller full juice craft cider producers,...
Changing Times

Changing Times

The Blue Barrel story (so far) – and our next chapter…   Nottingham has given us so much.   Over a decade ago, we began scrumping apples around Clifton, particularly at Summerwood Community Garden which always supported our cider-making journey. Soon, we were...
Podcasts and Daytime Drinking

Podcasts and Daytime Drinking

The other day I was stoked to be invited to join Debbie and Amy for the Women Who Create UK Podcast, named one of the top 5 podcasts in the UK for women in business! We spent the afternoon getting a bit giddy on life (and cider) as we realised it was the first face to...
Orchards & Community Collabs

Orchards & Community Collabs

This week Cider Review published a brilliant article which sums up why orchards are so important and wonderful in more ways than one. You can read this article here As James, the Cider Critic so beautifully articulates, orchards are not solely places to harvest fruit...
World Cider Day + Website launch

World Cider Day + Website launch

Happy World Cider Day! which incidentally happens to be the day we launch our fresh new website! We’ve been working on this for a while with our mate Joe, who’s done all the clever stuff, and we are so chuffed with our new look The website ties in with our super new...