Crispin Announces Partnership With Cochon Culinary Tour

COLFAX, CA — The Crispin Cider Company announces a uniquely fulfilling and mouth-watering partnership between the American hard cider company and the Cochon Heritage Breed Pig Culinary Tour. Crispin will be the Official Hard Cider of the Cochon US Tour.

“Farm To Table. Orchard To Bottle. We believe that Crispin and the Cochon US Tour both illustrate authentic American flavors,” says Joe Heron, Crispin CEO & President. “We like to think we make American ciders with character, personality and a sense of adventure — naturally fermented fresh-pressed unpasteurized American apple-juice, using fruit picked on American farms. The combination of pork and cider is an age-old tradition. Combining Crispin with the expert grilling of rare heritage breed pigs, farmed on American family farms, is a unique, beautiful culinary adventure”.

Now in its fifth year, Cochon 555 has made a huge name for itself in the national culinary scene. In events across the US, five chefs make amazing dishes using five heritage breed pigs, snout to tail. It is an exemplary demonstration of culinary skill.

“The Cochon US Tour is a journey that food lovers want to join, a simple approach

to preserving our American heritage, real flavor, honest traditions with real tangible support for responsible American family farmers,” says Brady Lowe, Founder of Cochon US Tour. “Our epicurean guests at every Cochon event enjoy a direct link to the sources, a chance to learn from food experts including top chefs, cider-makers, distillers, brewers, wine-makers, farmers, and culinary thought-leaders.”

Tail To Snout. Coast To Coast (And Hawaii) — 2013 Tour Dates And Locations

COCHON555 NEW YORK FEBRUARY 10 CHELSEA PIERS

COCHON555 ATLANTA FEBRUARY 17 SHERATON ATLANTA DT

COCHON555 VAIL MARCH 10 FOUR SEASONS

COCHON555 SEATTLE MARCH 17 THE CEDARBROOK

COCHON555 BOSTON MARCH 24 THE REVERE

COCHON555 WASHINGTON DC APRIL 7 tba

COCHON555 SAN FRANCISCO APRIL 14 FOUR SEASONS

COCHON555 MIAMI APRIL 21 FOUR SEASONS

COCHON555 CHICAGO APRIL 28 FOUR SEASONS

COCHON555 LOS ANGELES MAY 5 HOUSE OF BLUES

GRAND COCHON ASPEN JUNE 16 HOTEL JEROME

EPIC COCHON PHILADELPHIA JULY 28 tba

HERITAGE FIRE NAPA VALLEY AUGUST 11 RIVER TERRACE INN

HERITAGE BBQ MEMPHIS AUGUST 31 PEABODY HOTEL

COCHON ISLAND HAWAII SEPTEMBER 21 MAUNA KAE BEACH HOTEL

ALL-STAR COCHON LAS VEGAS OCTOBER 18 DOWNTOWN VEGAS

About the Crispin Cider Company

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 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.

Recent additions to the portfolio are Crispin Bare Naked, and Fox Barrel Pear Naked, USDA certified organic ciders featuring a unique double fermentation process.

The company is based in Chicago, IL & Colfax, CA.

www.FoxBarrel.com & www.CrispinCider.com

About Cochon

Created by Brady Lowe in 2009 to help educate consumers about heritage breed pigs, Cochon is a national event series that takes place in 16 major markets. Since inception, the tour and its programs like Chef’s Course have supported responsible family farming across the country. As a result, thousands have feasted on heritage breed pigs and reinforced thousands of conversations surrounding responsible agriculture each year. Before 2013, the tour will have donated more than $270,000 to charities and directly paid over $400,000 to great farmers across the country. For more details about the events, visit www.cochon555.com or follow @cochon555 on Twitter.

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