Cider & Perry Month
May & October are Cider & Perry Month
CAMRA promotes Cider & Perry in May & October.
Unlike real ale production, which can happen at any time of the year, real cider & perry can only be made when the fruit is ripe and is tied to a natural cycle of the apple and pear trees found in orchards around the country.
October is a very active time for cider makers, especially for those who make only a small amount of cider. Harvest time for cider fruit is roughly from September to November and by October production is in full flow.
May on the other hand is when the orchards bloom and begin producing the fruit which will be harvested in October. It is also when cider and perry produced in the previous year reaches maturity and can start being enjoyed.
CAMRA promotes real cider and perry all year round but May & October, given their relationship to the traditional production cycle are focal points.
Cider & Perry Articles
Learn more about what goes on during our Cider Months with our collection of articles.
Is there a good cider pub near you?
CAMRA has a Real Cider Sold Here window sticker scheme to promote pubs serving real cider and/or perry.
Order Promotional Material
Why not order some of our 'Real Cider & Perry Grows on Trees' promotional material?