Drawing: Nine Pin Pressing Party 2018

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Drawing's closed! Winner's been emailed!

Nine Pin Cider's annual Pressing Party is this Saturday, November 10. And we have a pair of tickets to give away. Maybe to you.

To enter the drawing, please answer this question in the comments:

What's something local you're looking forward to doing as the winter gets colder?

It could be sipping warm drinks by a fire. It could ice skating at the ESP. It could be all out hygge. It could be whatever. We'll draw one winner a random.

Pressing Party blurbage:

Join the Nine Pin crew as we once again press over 100 varieties of Samascott Orchards, Lindsey's Idyllwood Orchard, and wild foraged apples LIVE into one "MONSTER" cider blend and celebrate all things pressed. This year's party will also feature the release of the 2017 batch of The Cider Monster!
Nine Pin's PRESSING PARTY will include hand pressed burgers from Burger 21, french pressed coffee from Electric City Roasters, body presses through massages from Albany Massage, T-Shirt pressing from Compas Life, an apple jug bench press competition sponsored by North Albany's CrossFit Beyond, pressed quesadillas from Muddaddy Flats, tastings from Albany Distilling Company, pressed donut ice cream sliders from The Dutch Udder Craft Ice Cream, free temporary Nine Pin tattoo presses, pressed candle stacks with Collar City Candle, a pie eating contest where you can press your face into a delicious apple pie, fresh pressed mimosa bar, and more! Winner of the bench press competition (both men and women) will receive a Nine Pin gift basket and a 1 month free membership to Cross Fit Beyond. Winner of the pie eating contest will win an amazing cider gift basket as well.

The party is Saturday from 11 am-6 pm at the cidery in the Warehouse District (929 Broadway). Tickets are available online -- they're $15 (includes a pour of cider) / $30 (includes a pour of cider and 2017 bottle of Cider Monster) / $5 designated driver.

Important: All comments must be submitted by noon on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 to be entered in the drawing. You must answer the question to be part of the drawing. (Normal commenting guidelines apply.) One entry per person, please. You must enter a valid email address (that you check regularly) with your comment. The winner will be notified via email by 5 pm on Wednesday and must respond by noon on Thursday.

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I'm looking forward to drinking dark beers at the Ruck and shopping at holiday markets this winter season.

The Victorian Stroll in Troy and ice skating at the Plaza.

Cold weather means Hot Toddies at home, your local bar or restaurant. Warms you up for those Capital Region winter evenings.

Fireplace chats!!!

I always look forward to picking up local squash, root vegetables, and applejack at the Troy Market. The Nine Pin pressing party is another highlight.

Trying to ski for the first time.

I pretty much hibernate during the winter, but I've decided this is the year I'll get myself some snowshoes and learn to embrace the cold!

Fingers crossed for good XC skiing followed by some spiked cider.

The Albany Food and Wine Festival in January.

And fires in my fireplace

We're looking forward to cross-country skiing this winter.

Albany has so much great cross country skiing! I am really hoping to get out and do some this winter. It's especially fun to go skiing or snowshoeing at Capital Hills (bonus, it's free!).

Can't wait to go sledding and skiing!

I'm looking forward to snowshoeing in Moreau State Park, hopefully we get some snow!

Drinking Tiki cocktails at Rain while the snow falls outside the windows.

The annual Mayor’s Cup hockey game at the TU Center.


Winter hiking in the ADKs

I'm helping out a friend this season at the TWFM - I can't wait to help community members pick out gifts for friends and family! No better satisfaction than shopping local and finding something they'll love!

I'm looking forward to skating at Swinburne Park

Sledding at Capital Hills!

I am looking forward to walking my dog on the golf course at Frear Park.

Tons of cooking and baking -- way more fun when it's cold out and it's nice to be in a hot kitchen -- and maybe taking a nice weekend trip to a cozy local BnB!

Definitely baking. Lots and lots of baking!

I'm looking forward to going to one of the ice bars this year like at the Sagamore or The Mill.


It's been a few years since we drove through the Lights in the Park, but I am looking forward to do that again this year.

Lighting a fire, putting on some music, and reading while the storms of winter rage outside.

Skating at the Capitol


Speakeasy 518

Alllll of the hot chocolate! Maybe with some peppermint schnapps on special nights.

I’m looking forward to the days where snow shuts everything in the city down and I get to adventure out into feet of fresh snow to burrow my way through the Plaza and the streets to bunker down at my favorite bar and share warm smiles and great drinks with my favorite familiar faces. THOSE are my favorite winter days.

Chowderfest in Saratoga!

Skiing at Gore Mountain!

As the weather gets colder, I'm looking forward to . . . finding and buying my first home in the cap region, preferably one with a fireplace, so we can while away the winter with good books, Netflix binges, and rib-sticking dinners eaten on the couch in pajamas.

warm cocktails.

I look forward to ice skating at the plaza with my son; it's such nice free fun!

I'm looking forward to the annual "St. Rocco's Zhivago Slog and Open Mic on Themes of Woe" and hope that it will be cold and there will be snow. (In 2017, it was cold, but no snow. In 2018, there was tons of snow, all melting.)

Looking forward to Troy Flea's Babes in Troyland weekend at the Takk House.

Hibernating (with Nine Pin).

Attending all of the local winter festivals. It's a winter wonderland in our beautiful area of New York.

Looking forward to snowshoeing. I think I've finally made it past the stepping on my own shoes and falling stage!

looking forward to the holidays and spending time with family and friends enjoying the beauty of winter and warming up with some spirits.

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