Jan 25, 2021
As I mention in each introduction, Utah Beer News is here to share stories from brewers, breweries, and everyday imbibers. Well, this time on the podcast we get to chat with our first Chief Cider Curator.
Matthew Ostrander holds that title at Ibantik Craft Beverages. Ibantik is an organization whose mission is to grow the craft cider scene in Utah.
And it’s doing just that. As a Utah-licensed brokerage, Ibantik works with hard cider producers from coast to coast to get craft cider on liquor store shelves and to make them available for consumers to enjoy in Utah’s bars and restaurants.
Ostrander’s first sip of an alcoholic beverage took place in an English pub in the mid-90s. And, you guessed it, it was a cider. Since then, he’s sampled and enjoyed hundreds of hard ciders from all around the world. You can find his tasting notes for many of them on HardCiderReviews.com.
Recently, he visited with Utah Beer News to talk about cider and cider culture. In this episode, Ostrander shares insight on:
Plus, we chat about two places you have an opportunity to learn even more about craft cider:
Thank you to Matthew for taking the time to talk with Utah Beer News. And thank you for listening. If you enjoy this type of storytelling, I’d appreciate it if you could please leave a review on your podcast platform of choice.
And now, let’s jump in to learn more about Ibantik Craft Beverages and its Chief Cider Curator Matthew Ostrander.
For an accompanying article, please visit UtahBeerNews.com.
Enjoy the episode!
Episode 43 | January 25, 2021