Charlotte – The New Destination for Great Cider
May 30, 2018 – Charlotte, NC: Charlotte’s two craft cideries, GoodRoad CiderWorks and Red Clay Ciderworks won 13 medals between them at the Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP) held in Grand Rapids, MI on May 17 – 18. GLINTCAP is the world’s largest cider competition and this year had over 1,400 entries.
Red Clay won 2 Silver medals for their Pommeau style apple dessert wine and Cherry Bobbin’ Trolls (tart cherry cider), and 5 bronze medals for ciders: Bramblin’ Blackberry, HollaPina (jalapeno pineapple), In the Buff (dry, unfiltered), Queen City Common (semi-dry modern) and The South End (semi-sweet modern).
GoodRoad won a Gold Medal for their Newtown Pippin Single Varietal Dry cider; 2 Silver medals for Ty’s Blend dry cider and Blue Byway (blueberry); and 3 bronze medals for New England Heritage dry, Waymaker (ginger) and Going Down…..Under (dry-hopped).
Founder and Head Cider Maker at GoodRoad, Brian Beauchemin said, “Although we make a mix of both traditional and modern ciders, I’m a traditionalist at heart which makes me so proud that our Newtown Pippin and New England Heritage ciders won medals. With that said, I’m thrilled that a wide variety of our ciders scored well in the competition. The craft cider market continues to grow in Charlotte and we’re excited to be a part of it!”
Founder and Head Cider Maker at Red Clay, Jay Bradish added “Craft cider is quickly changing consumer perception about what cider once was—showing them how different cider can be. We’re proud to have won awards for such a range of styles, from completely dry and complex to slightly sweeter with creative flavor combinations. Our hope is to provide styles to fit any palate and broaden the range of consumers who currently enjoy craft cider.”
GoodRoad and Red Clay are proud to represent the city of Charlotte and the craft cider world. GoodRoad is located at 117 Southside Dr. and Red Clay is located at 245 Clanton Rd. – both in the lower South End (LoSo) area of the city. Both cideries have a tap room where customers can sit and enjoy a wide selection of cider. More information can be found on both cideries at www.goodroadciderworks.com and www.redclayciderworks.com.