Stem Ciders Attempts World’s Longest Cider Pour

Come one come all, come big, come small! This is not a drill, the folks at Stem Ciders have acquired a decommissioned fire truck. No need to sound the alarm, as the newest addition in the Stem Ciders fleet will only be used to set world records and hose down thirsty cider enthusiasts with a full year of free cider and more prizes.

Stem Ciders is excited to share that it will attempt to set the record for the world’s longest cider pour from atop an extended firetruck ladder stretching 100 feet high on Friday, October 29 at 5pm at their Acreage Cider House in Lafayette, CO. Inspired by the siderias or Spanish cider houses, pouring sidra from bottle to glass is often done from a distance of a few feet by the talented escanciador.

“There are a number of reasons for the “long pour” of cider but generally, it adds a sort of natural carbonation and makes the cider taste more lively and fresh,” said Matt Hoskins, Vice President of Operations at Stem Ciders. “In celebration of all things cider, we want to see just how ‘long’ we could go with our cider pour, successfully or otherwise.”

But the fun doesn’t stop there, Stem Ciders is inviting contestants with a steady hand to come donning rain gear, protective snorkel goggles, and whatever outlandish costumes they fancy as they take turns vying to capture as much cider as possible poured from atop the fire truck ladder into a standard pint glass. The participant with the most cider captured in their glass by the end of the night will win a free case of Stem Cider each month for a year. Contestants must be 21 years of age to participate and can sign up via the event’s Google form.

Never ones to throw a dull party, the Stem team is excited to welcome cider friends and family from across the Front Range to celebrate the arrival of fall’s apple harvest season with an evening of festivities. The event will showcase Acreage’s new seasonal fall dishes, new seasonal ciders, the return of Stem’s non-alcoholic warm apple cider (which can be made a little more boozy with a Pommeau topper) and gluten-free apple cider donuts, as well as trick or treat candy for the kiddos. And as an added bonus, Stem Ciders will be donating a portion of proceeds from cider sales that evening to the Colorado Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

The fire truck itself was a bit of an impulse buy for Hoskins, but now brings a bit of whimsy to the Stem family, “Who hasn’t looked back on life and lamented not having ever been able to ride in a fire truck, much less drive one, go up on the ladder and make the siren wail?”

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