Saro Cider Classic set for next weekend

The second annual Saro Cider Classic will take place on January 23.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Saro Cider is hosting its annual cider competition on Saturday, January 23.

The competition will feature several cider makers facing off to test their recipe skills for the public. Ten cider makers were randomly selected from submissions. Last year, the competition was modeled after festivals and tastings. Guests could meet the cider makers and visit different booths. This year will look different for the cider makers.

“We didn’t feel like that was going to be possible this year,” president of operations Eric Leyden said. “Everybody starts with the same juice and then they get to be creative on top of that. They can do anything they want, but they have to start with the same juice.”

Visitors will come in 45 minute time slots. Each time slot will allow only 12 guests in order to make sure social distancing is maintained. Everyone is required to wear a mask.

“Our production area is a much larger space,” Leyden said. “It’s all in the same building. We actually have a wall that we’re able to open up and create a much bigger space for people to sit and just be in.”

Awards will be given out to cider makers after the competition. The  business will make up to 100 gallons of the winning recipe. Leyden said the winner will also get the chance to taste last year’s champion.

For ticket information you can visit Saro Cider’s Eventbrite page.


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