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Episode 56 – Original 13 Ciderworks – John Kowchak and Petra Manchina

This episode features John Kowchak and Petra Manchina of Original 13 Ciderworks. John’s Grandfather Charles Steckel worked in apple orchards and learned how to make hard cider.  John’s journey began as a home brewer of beer.  On a fateful day he had a conversation with his grandfather who shared with him that he made hard cider in his basement.  John pays tribute to has grandfather with the Sir Charles line.  John saw opening a cidery in Philadelphia as a continuation of his families entrepreneurial roots.  In 2013 Original 13 was born and at the time there were no cideries in Philadelphia.  In 2017 they opened the doors.  In this episode John and Petra share their take and vision on the cider and mead that they are creating.  The cocktail program, tasting room and restaurant.  They are producing some incredible and complex cider.  Full of flavor, character and some wonderful surprises.1526 N American St, Philadelphia, PA 19122 –

(215) 765-7000 – www.original-13.comFacebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Samson & Surrey

5:dirty Martinis

Magners Irish Cider

Atacama Dessert

Blueberry Capital of the World

PA Cider Guild

Punch Buggy Brewing Company

Capitol Cider

Clint Holmes

Hale & True Cider Co.

Basque Cider

Strongbow Apple Cider

Peter Mitchell

Cider & Perry Academy

Arsenal Cider House

Applejack

Episode #21 – Liquid Alchemy Revisited

It’s been a year since we visited with Jeffrey Cheskin and Terri Sorantino.  We thought that we would check in and see what they have been up to at THE LAB.  We discuss their ever growing and extensive barrel program, as well as, the creative ingredients that they have been using in their Meads and Ciders.

Liquid Alchemy 28 Brookside Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804

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Highlights from our discussion:

Painted Stave Distilling

First State Brew Tours

Arkansas Black Apple

Girl Scout Cookies

Soursop

Capitol Cider

Fifer Orchard

Cheers!!!

Getting Closer

The Podcast in Full Effect

It’s that moment when you realize, “This is real”. This is really going to be happening. Butterflies… Nausea… Dry Mouth. The car keeps moving forward and the moment is getting closer. I have taken this ride a dozen times to the LAB. I know the landmarks, the traffic lights and where to expect congestion on the road. January 2nd was a different experience. The first episode of the podcast was scheduled to be recorded. Would the computer work? Would the Microphone work? Did I forget anything?

I’m relieved to say that all worked. The 50+ minutes of recording was such an incredible experience. Now on to editing. That has been a whole different leaning process. Setting up the intro, fading in and out of music, and much time spent on YouTube. By next week the Podcast should be loaded onto Anchor, I Tunes and et al. Thanks to everyone that has been patient answering my questions. Let the Fermented Adventure continue. Cheers!

It’s Almost Ready

Fermented Adventure The Podcast

It’s been almost 3 years in the making. We have visited over 100+ Distilleries in 12 states. There were long drives, planes and rental cars. There were times that we got to the distillery to find they were closed for the day for a private party (Note: Yes, we have to call first). Rain, snow, thunderstorms and even skipping meals didn’t keep us from the opportunity to check out some amazing craft distilled spirits. We have met some of the nicest and most genuine down to earth people. Dedicated and inspired. Scientist and geniuses with a still.

It started with the idea for a Facebook site to document our “adventures”. Then came the Instagram page. A few months ago we decided that we wanted to share the stories of the people that we get to meet along the way. The first interview is tomorrow at Liquid Alchemy Beverages or the LAB. You will find the podcast up and running with a week on Anchor and I Tunes and wherever else we can put it. We hope that you enjoy the podcast and it becomes one of your favorites in 2019. Cheers!

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