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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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WE WON CAMRA GOLD!

WE WON CAMRA GOLD!

We bagged Gold for our Perry in the East Midlands CAMRA competition! Massive Big up to all the other real cider making champions last night Torkard Cider @knivetoncider @monkeybridgecider... Whoop! You can pick up the batch of Colwick Perry now, just get in contact or...

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LEO DID A HANDSTAND ON A THING (CIDER SAUNTER 2019)

LEO DID A HANDSTAND ON A THING (CIDER SAUNTER 2019)

Welcome to episode 1,278 of the cider breakdance chronicles! Seriously though, orders been flying in the past couple of weeks what with Cider Saunter nearly upon us. Yes that's right, only 2 days till the #nottinghamcidersaunter begins. We'll keep you updated with...

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