New Barrel-Aged Craft Cidery to Include Restaurant and Hall
KNOXVILLE, TN – June 6, 2019 – Gypsy Circus Cider Company, Tennessee’s first craft cidery and the region’s most awarded, will open the Southeast’s first wild, barrel-aged manufacturing facility and taproom Fall 2019 in Knoxville.
The Barrelhouse by Gypsy Circus will be the largest cidery taproom in the Southeast and the first to feature on premise, barrel-aged wild yeast cider. It will host a production facility in its 4,000-square-foot taproom that will include 40 taps of Gypsy Circus’ products and local craft beer. Embracing wild yeast requires an exclusive facility for production to elevate distinct flavors and taste profiles, differentiating it from other forms of yeast used in modern ciders.
The facility will also feature The Bohemian, a restaurant serving a blend of international cuisines and menu offerings infused with its ciders. TAPestry, a 2,500-square-foot hall located on the property, will be available to rent for weddings and private or corporate events.
The cidery uses fresh pressed juice along with a more holistic, natural approach that differs from other brands. All Gypsy Circus’ employees are Certified Cider Professionals, by the U.S. Association of Cider Makers, which equips them with the knowledge on how to make award-winning products.
In 2018, Nielsen data revealed the cider category grew faster than beer, wine or spirits. In the same year, Gypsy Circus quadrupled production capacity, just two years after opening its doors. The Barrelhouse, Bohemian and TAPestry located at 621 Lamar Street in Knoxville will employ more than 30 people, adding to the economic impact of the already burgeoning distilling, brewing and fermenting community across the state of Tennessee.
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About Gypsy Circus Cider Company
Founded in 2016 by Aaron and Stephanie Carson, Gypsy Circus is Tennessee’s first modern craft cidery and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tenn. Gypsy Circus’s core offerings are “Raindancer” and “Queen of Swords,” and more than a dozen artisan and seasonal products. Its ciders are made with an overall natural approach, using fresh pressed local apple juice and organic nutrients to create wild yeast forward cider styles. Gypsy Circus is proud to be a “Made in Tennessee” product, supplied exclusively by five Tennessee-based orchards. The craft cidery has been named winner of the Tennessee Championship of Beers 2018 Tennessee Cider Producer of the Year and winner of 20 medals at the Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition. To learn more, visit Gypsy Circus at www.gypsycircuscider.com.
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