Andy Brennan

Aaron Burr Cider

Chelsea Green Publishing


Andy Brennan is a homestead farmer and cider maker. His book, Uncultivated, highlights his 25 years of experience foraging apples and his 13 years of experience as the founder of Aaron Burr Cider in Wurtsboro, New York.

Andy will be speaking at the Oregon Fairs


Check It Out!

Making Cider

Andy Brennan dives into the specifics of making cider, including a brief history of the beverage, the process of making it, stylistic variations, and theories regarding the yeast fermentation. Tying back to wild apples, Brennan details how apple selection steers (or should steer) the final product.
Modern Homesteading Real Foods

Available In:

Oregon, Sunday 2:00-3:00 p.m., Real Food Stage

Apple Diversity for Cider

Learn about the connection between wild apples and good cider apples (and why conventionally farmed apples make a poor substitute). Recounting his experience foraging apples for cider from a multitude of locations, Andy Brennan also highlights the advantages of an integrated apple culture for cider (integrated in communities, wild landscapes, diversified farms, and so on). This talk parallels Brennan's book Uncultivated: Wild Apples, Real Cider, and the Complicated Art of Making a Living, and he answers questions on it as well as his presentation.
Real Foods Nature and Community

Available In:

Oregon, Saturday 11:30-12:30 p.m., Heirloom Gardener Stage
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