If it seems like I've been writing about the local cider scene a lot, that's because I have. But with good reason! It's Hudson Valley Cider Week, and I love the opportunity to shine a light on some local businesses that are putting out excellent products.

So, that being said, I'm excited to share that Nine Pin Cider in Albany is going to be investing over $500,000 in expanding their business. From a press release from the governor's office:

Nine Pin Ciderworks will expand its operations by 7,000 square-feet at its leased facility in Albany’s warehouse district; investing $511,000 to upgrade its fermentation and aging processes to increase cider production by 20 percent. Through Governor Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Council initiative, Empire State Development is providing a $100,000 grant to support the purchase of new equipment and machinery and leasehold improvements as part of the company's expansion of operations. Nine Pin has made a commitment to retain six current employees and create seven new full-time jobs with the completion of this project.

Here are some videos of Josh from Nine Pin, a friend of the show, demonstrating how to use the ciders to make a couple of delicious cocktails here at the station:


Can't get enough delicious, delicious cider? Join us at the Hudson Valley Cider Festival at Barton Orchards in Poughquag on July 18.