Event Details

Join second generation Cornellian-owned Ironbound Farm and fellow Cornell Alumni for a guided tasting of Ironbound Farm’s locally sourced and sustainably brewed drinks. 

This guided tasting led by Ironbound founder and fearless leader Charles Rosen will take you through Ironbound’s offering of hard ciders, hard seltzers, and fortified ciders. Charles will discuss the troubled history of American cider, before and after Prohibition. You will also learn more about Ironbound’s regenerative mission, and how community-based businesses provide an alternative to traditional business models. All of Ironbound’s libations pull from the different immigrant communities that make New Jersey one of the most diverse states in the Nation, speaking to our history as a melting pot state. 

Ironbound is a New Jersey farm and orchard that fully embraces the beauty, abundance, and diversity of the Garden State. They work to fulfill an obligation to lift up the most underserved members of the community – especially the chronically underemployed. They commit themselves to environmental repair through their regenerative farming practices. These elements combine to make a unique business model that focuses on community service at every level, through fostering resiliency for their local network of growers and customers. 

Each participant will receive a package (delivered directly to their home by Ironbound) that will include a box of Ironbound’s classic and innovative drinks. You will sample ciders that are the direct descendants of Newark’s history as the finest maker of American hard cider and try Ironbound’s hard seltzers, a local alternative to the fake flavorings and artificial sugars in big brands’ seltzers. Finally, each participant will learn how to mix cocktails like a professional, with the package’s fortified ciders that pay homage to Ironbound’s namesake Portuguese community’s traditional method of making Port. 

Each box will also include a cocktail recipe booklet, cocktail shaker, and aromatic herbs from Ironbound’s farm, so you’ll have everything you need to make cocktails to be enjoyed by two or more people. Home delivery will be free for Cornell Club members who live within thirty miles of Asbury, New Jersey. (Near exit 17 off Route 78.) There will be an additional $10 delivery fee for those participants who live beyond this radius in Northern New Jersey. Each box will be delivered a few days before the virtual guided tasting. 

Discussion, Virtual Tasting, Cocktail lesson, & Ironbound Libation Box, for two or more people: $75
Discussion only: No charge

Each box contains: 

Hard Cider: 
One – four pack 16oz cans of Original
One – four pack 16oz cans of Pinelands Rosé
One – four pack 16oz cans of Black Tea & Lemon
Hard Seltzer
One – four pack 16oz cans of Lemon Ginger

Fortified Cider: 
One – 375 mL bottle of Lemon Beebrush
One – 375 mL bottle of Citrus
One – 375 mL bottle of Spiced Cherry Burdock
Cocktail shaker & booklet
Fresh, dried herbs from Ironbound’s farm for garnish

Event Details:
Date: Thursday, August 6, 2020
Time: 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom link to be provided after registration
Cost: $75 for those < 30 miles away, $85 for those > 30 miles away, Discussion only is free