COLFAX, CA – The Crispin Cider Company, which launched on St. Crispin’s Day (Oct. 25) in 2008, is celebrating its anniversary and the Feast Of St. Crispinian across the country throughout October. The company has honored St. Crispin, the patron saint of cobblers, each year since its founding by collecting shoes and boots for those in need.
Tied to a Cause
Crispin and its partners honor the spirit of St. Crispin by collecting gently used shoes and boots for those in need throughout the month of October. For collection details, including partnering retailers, restaurants, bars and festivities, visit www.SaintCrispinsDay.com.
Crispin is proud to support charities that help those in need, including Soles4Souls, St. Vincent De Paul, Gold Country Lioness Club and The United Way.
St. Crispin’s Day Background — We Band of Brothers
Twin brothers Crispin and Crispinian, are the patron saints of cobblers, tanners and leather workers. While travelling to London to seek apprenticeships, the brothers came across a shoemaker’s workshop in Faversham, Kent and decided to travel no further and remain and learn their trade. The brothers did good deeds by day and made shoes at night.
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In addition to their sainthood, they are commemorated in the name of the nearby ancient pub, The Crispin and Crispianus in London Road, Strood, Kent, where Charles Dickens would stop during journeys to and from his home in Gad’s Hill Place, Higham. The pub is featured in his essay The Uncommercial Traveller.
St Crispin’s Day is renowned for the battles that have been fought on its anniversary: Battle of Leyte Gulf, Pacific 1944, the Battle of Balaklava (Charge of the Light Brigade), Crimea 1854. And most famously, the Battle of Agincourt, on Oct. 25, 1415, where English forces with their longbows and outnumbered 3-to-1, defeated the French with their crossbows. This famous victory was immortalized by William Shakespeare in Henry V, the St. Crispin’s Day “Band of Brothers” speech.
The Greatest Cider Adventures
The Crispin Cider Company produces natural hard apple craft ciders using fermented American unpasteurized fresh-pressed apple-juice in Original, Light and Brut varietals, and additional unfiltered Artisanal Reserves – Honey Crisp, Lansdowne, The Saint and Cho-tokkyu. The company also imports a classic English Dry Cider, Crispin Browns Lane.
The Fox Barrel Cider Company is dedicated to the production of superior pure pear ciders, using American fermented fresh-pressed pear-juice. Available in Pacific Pear, Blackberry Pear and Apricot Pear varietals and additional unfiltered Cidery Reserves — Ginger & Blackcurrant and Rhubarb & Elderberry. Fox Barrel also imports a classic English Perry.
Crispin and Fox Barrel ciders are all Gluten Free for the gluten intolerant.
The company is based in Chicago and Colfax, Calif.