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CraftCon, British Cider Week and some Big news!

CraftCon, British Cider Week and some Big news!

April has been a good month! Not only is it British Cider Week, the sun is shining, cider is flying out the door and at the beginning of the month we got to go to one of my favourite events of the year - CraftCon.   CraftCon is the only UK conference dedicated to...

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International Women’s Day 2023

International Women’s Day 2023

Happy International Women's Day 2023 Over the past few years we've seen a growing presence of cider women producers, growers and cider advocates. Cider Women is now a growing network which all started in 2019 when a group of cider makers got together at #CraftCon the...

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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 orchard 9 years ago, and in...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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SAVE OUR PLANET…PLANT A TREE

SAVE OUR PLANET…PLANT A TREE

Since 2014 Blue Barrel Cider has planted hundreds of fruit trees around Nottingham with the help of local residents and volunteers and the amazing support of Trees for Cities. Next week marks the start of National Tree Week and we will be celebrating this by planting...

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