It all started with Sycamore's head brewer, Brad Bergman, who went to Appalachian State University and studied chemistry with an emphasis in Brewing Science.
According to Sycamore's website, "His love for cider began during his time at Angry Orchard, Boston Beer Company/Sam Adams. He took his love to Michigan, where he worked as head Brewer at Petoskey Brewing and he began to brew his own ciders, using local produce and juices from a local farm called Kings Orchard near Central Lake Michigan." Brad joined the Sycamore team in March, and he brought his his brewing expertise and cider wizardry along with him.
Which brings us to our Drink of the Week, "Island Freeze." Find out more about this frozen, cider-and-wine-based beverage, where it was made, and more.
The Drink: "Island Freeze"
The Cidery: Wild Blossom Cider
The Rosé Cider, made with Pacific Northwest apples, is beautifully pink with a delicate sweetness from the additions of cranberries and peaches. The Brut Cider, on the other hand, has a flavor profile that is dry, crisp, and refreshing. Both ciders are all natural, gluten-free and crafted with the finest ingredients in the Carolinas.
Even more exciting: every Tuesday, you can get wine, cider, and frosé at half price at Sycamore Brewing! You now know all of the cider and frosé options available, but you can also choose from Sycamore's wine selection, which includes: Canella Prosecco (Italy), Rotari Brut (Italy), La Galope Rose (France), Underwood Rosé Cans (Oregon), Acrobat Pinot Noir (Oregon), and Acrobat Pinot Gris (Oregon).
The Fitness Activities: Yoga, Run Club & Dog Walks
Prefer to bend for your beer? Sycamore Brewing Yoga is back for the warm-weather months on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM in the grassy area behind the beer garden. Class is $10 for a drop-in (or lower with an NC Yoga Bar passport), and yogis get 25% off their first beer after class. Instructors vary each week, but this is always an all-levels class suitable for both beginners and seasoned yogis alike.
If you're looking for a low-key fitness activity that will get your pup's energy out, come on out to the Skip For Your Beer dog walk at Sycamore Brewing the first Wednesday of the month at 6 PM. This free, 1.5-mile guided, group dog walk is led by Skipper. Anyone who participates will get a 25% off coupon to use at Sycamore after the walk!
Win a YETI Cooler From Sycamore Brewing
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