Hard Cider Week kicks off tonight in Astoria
Tonight, a brand new hard cider brewer will debut at The Queens Kickshaw in Astoria as part of Hard Cider Week.
Descendant Cider Company, based in Maspeth, will offer patrons sample pints of their fizzing, crisp cider at the Cider Week launch party from 9 to 11:30 p.m. tonight.
One of eight cideries operating under Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new “Farm Cidery Law,” which helps cideries that use apples grown in New York State, Descendant Cider Company operates out of a space at 52-05 Flushing Ave. and is run by husband and wife Jahil Maplestone and Alexandria Fisk.
The kickoff event for Astoria restaurant’s Cider Week is just the beginning. There will also be cider dinners — five course meals featuring dishes paired with American ciders — on Tuesday and Wednesday (10/28 and 10/29) also at the Queens Kickshaw for $65. You can purchase tickets here.
Next Friday, there will be a Halloween event featuring Spanish cider from Rowan Imports called sidra. Sidra is fermented naturally and bottled without filtration, so it’s pungent and strong and guaranteed to bring a good time. The stuff is also poured from high, which if you’re feeling coordinated, you can give a shot at risk of spilling on your self. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here.
So if you haven’t made Halloween plans yet, or you’ve been craving some crisp apple, fall-friendly alcohol, head over to the Queens Kickshaw at 40-17 Broadway to celebrate Cider Week.