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Hard Cider



Hard Cider
Tasting Class
Downtown, 07:30

Hard apple cider is an often under appreciated beverage undergoing a craft renaissance in the world today. Often considered as the original American alcohol with over 300 years of history, this unique form of fruit ‘wine’ was edged out of the market by beer, wine and spirits starting in the 19th century. Now, with inspiration from classic European traditions, American cider is again growing and recovering its lost heritage. The unique characteristics of cider make it perhaps better than even wine or beer to pair with artisan cheeses. Join us to explore the world of cider, from apple to bottle and learn what this overlooked beverage has to offer.

Class begins at 7:30pm MOUNTAIN TIME

Please note: All cancellations require 48 hours notice. Food and wine are purchased and prepared in advance and cannot be re-purposed.
Meet your instructor – Rio Connelly
Rio Connelly is a professional brewer with over a decade of experience in the Utah Craft Beer scene. Having originally discovered a passion for brewing during college in Washington state, Rio has been experimenting with new styles, creating menus and writing about craft beverages at SLUG Magazine since his return to Salt Lake City in 2008. Helping to open Epic Brewing in 2010 and then starting the Avenues Proper restaurant and pub in 2013 were foundational learning experiences. With his business partners, Rio oversaw the expansion of the Proper brand to four locations including three restaurants, two bars, and two breweries. He is a Cicerone Program Certified Beer Server, a Recognized BJCP judge, and has attended classes at the Siebel Institute of Tehcnology, America’s oldest brewing school. “Watching Utah’s craft beer scene expand and grow has been a real pleasure for me,” Rio says, “the last few years have seen beer in our state only get more diverse and interesting.” In 2019, Rio departed from Proper to start Faultline Beverage, a consulting firm focused on helping startups realize their vision, and working with with brewers and other producers passionate about their product.


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Hard Cider Class without Cider 11/15/23
$ 40.00
Hard Cider Class with Cider 11/15/23
$ 65.00