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Yuletide Celebration + Holly King Release

Please join us in our celebration of Yuletide and the Winter Solstice! We’ll release The Holly King, our winter blend made with crab apples, black currant mead, honey, and vanilla.

According to folklore, during the solstice the Holly King seizes control from his fair-weather counterpart, the Oak King, who will in turn regain control during the Summer Solstice. As the Holly King is victorious with his reign of long nights and bitter cold, we celebrate not because of his victory, but despite it; our harvest was bountiful and we continue to eat, drink and revel--regardless of the cold--until the Oak King comes again to bring us warmth and fecundity, leading to another plentiful harvest. We will honor the Yuletide with the usual merrymaking, cider, wassail, mulled cider (non-alcoholic and traditional), cider-based food samples, and an evening fire-pit with s’mores.  Admission is free and children/pets are welcome. 

Earlier Event: November 28
Rabelasian Feast + Blue Christmas Release
Later Event: February 13
Valentine's Weekend Cider + Chili