Dan Hasler, a cider maker originally from Cirencester, set to to star in Channel 4's River Cottage to the Core
A CIDER maker, originally from Cirencester, will have his face on the small screen next week when he appears on Channel 4’s River Cottage to the Core.
Dan Hasler, 32, who grew up in the Beeches area but now lives in Manchester, was asked to take part in the show, hosted by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, because of his love for inner-city cider production.
Speaking to Standard, Dan said: “It was just really great to be able to share my story with people.”
Dan caught the attention of the show with his Moss Cider initiative which is based out of a shipping container in the Moss Side area of Manchester.
He said: “The producers wanted something that showed the urban side of growing fruit and that’s what we’re all about.
“Unfortunately, I didn’t get to meet Hugh but I met a chap called John Wright. He was really lovely and he liked our cider, which is the most important thing for us.”
Dan began making urban cider in 2010 with the first batches spending the fermenting process on the top of his stairs.
Moss Cider has now produced over 3,000 litres and Dan hopes that one day he’ll be able to bring his brew back to Cirencester.
He said: “We’d like to be able to provide for some of the pubs in Cirencester. I’ve actually learnt a lot from the local cider makers around town. It’s really interesting to get knowledge from different cider makers.”
People interested in Dan’s story will need to tune in to River Cottage to the Core when it is shown on Wednesday, November 6 at 8pm on Channel 4.