For Episode 6, Alex & Mischa welcome Vietnam's first Cider Maker, Hannah Jefferys of Saigon Cider! They discuss a range of topics, including the difference between Craft Beer and Craft Cider, as well as her unlikely path to starting her own company on the back of following her passion. Please enjoy this sneak peek at the next episode of Beer Stories. Cheers!
Welcome to Beer Stories, the podcast where we talk about beers. We tell stories. Our producer is Niall Mackay of Seven Million Bikes podcast. Our theme song was composed and performed by Lewis Wright. My name is Misha Smith, My cohost to my left, as always is Alex Violet. Hello everyone. And our guest this week is the founder of Saigon Cider. Hannah Jeffries. Hi. Hi Hannah. Welcome to the show. Thanks for having me.Hannah Jeffreys:
Vietnam has a rich beer culture and has done for decades, but CI is. being the first is a challenge, but it's also an opportunity. when craft beer have events, we we're often included. and so are other cider brands, but it also means. The local markets sometimes think we're a type of craft beer and, don't have that extra reason to, try it because they're not aware that it's a, a completely different product. I didn't really mean to start side a company. It was more of a hobby in the beginning. And we had a page and we had a name, but it, it wasn't really intended initially to be a business. it was more experimenting, making cider, because I love ci so cider was kind of associated in the UK and still is as a summer drink. I found it unbelievable that I came. A country that is, or a city that's summer all year round, and there was no cider. It was unthinkable. they're using the yeast from the, the skins of the apples, but, it does come up with a really unique taste, and that's what gives it the, the funk as well.Alex Violette:
You know, whenever you have, flavors like that, you have to describe using a word like horse blanket, that was like one that just got to me.Hannah Jeffreys:
our name was kind of by accident as well. We started as Peace, love, and apples, which is our. Slogan. And the description was, well, what do I call it? Cider? Apple cider. No, I don't wanna just stick to apple. So, Saigon cider and then people just called it that. But I mean, that is a bit of a mouthful to order. Can I have a piece, love and Apples please?Mischa Smith:
our guest this week is the founder of Saigon Cider. Hannah Jeffries.