Tennessee’s First Craft Cidery – Gypsy Circus Cider Company –

Recognized as Good Food Awards Finalist

Kingsport, TN – Gypsy Circus Cider Company is among 16 cideries nationwide named as finalists for the 2020 Good Food Awards. Tennessee’s first craft cidery, Gypsy’s Whiskey Vaudevillian and Vaudevillian both were named as finalists, making it one of only four cideries on the list with two ciders named.

The Good Food Foundation, celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2020, recognizes companies with a demonstrated commitment to environmental stewardship and growing their businesses with a better food system. Gypsy is already the southeast’s most awarded craft cidery, but founder Aaron Carson says even being named as a finalist is significant.

“From the beginning Gypsy has placed an emphasis on doing things “right”, and using as many fresh, natural and local ingredients as possible. It costs more sometimes, but we feel it’s important and it means a lot to be recognized for that,” he shared.

In total 17 food categories are listed in the finalist list released today, representing 307 food and drink crafters. They were judged in a blind tasting of almost 2,000 entries.

The winners will be announced on Friday, January 17, at a 1,000 person gala in San Francisco.

About Gypsy Circus Cider Company 

Founded in 2016 by Aaron and Stephanie Carson, Gypsy Circus is Tennessee’s first modern craft cidery and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tenn. Gypsy Circus’s core offerings are “Raindancer” and “Queen of Swords,” and more than a dozen artisan and seasonal products. Its ciders are made with an overall natural approach, using fresh pressed local apple juice and organic nutrients to create wild yeast forward cider styles. Gypsy Circus is proud to be a “Made in Tennessee” product, supplied exclusively by five Tennessee-based orchards. The craft cidery has been named winner of the Tennessee Championship of Beers 2018 Tennessee Cider Producer of the Year and winner of 20 medals at the Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition. To learn more, visit Gypsy Circus at gypsycircuscider.com.

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