Making Of A Cider Fountain

Photo: Batlow Apples

Photo: Batlow Apples

Crisp apple cider, served via an Arqua Fountain, equals good nights ahead at the International Festival of Landscape Architecture.

Street Furniture Australia’s production team have been working on the Batlow Cider Fountain to tour to Canberra this October.

Production Manager Christopher Morgan took time from his busy schedule for the serious task of fountain testing, with a keg supplied by Batlow Cider.

“It is safe to say our cider has never been served through drinking fountains before,” says Batlow’s Rich Coombes.

“We are excited to partner with Street Furniture Australia to bring good times and great cider to the festival.”

At our Regents Park factory, Morgan and his team are challenged with delivering the bubbly liquid in a steady, controlled stream, while preserving the dignity of waiters and esteemed guests. (No sudden spurts.)

“After experimenting with several valves that connect the keg to the fountain, we are pleased to say it is up and running,” he says.

“The prototype is ready and the cider is flowing.

“Our next challenge is to explore the options for keeping the kegs cool. Dry ice could work a treat, and add to the theatre of it all.”

 

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See the Batlow Cider Fountain in action at:

With drinks to be decanted by RSA-qualified responsible staff.

“We are looking forward to seeing the Batlow Cider Fountain up and running at the profession’s night of nights, the 2016 Landscape Architecture Awards at the National Arboretum as well as the Festival Party at the Garden of Australian Dreams,” says AILA’s Caroline Odgers.

“The International Festival of Landscape Architecture: Not In My Backyard will look to shake up traditional approaches to landscape architecture; it’s great to see Street Furniture Australia getting on board with this cheeky contribution to the celebrations.

“Already booked out, this year’s event promises to be the biggest gathering of landscape architects in Australia.”

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Download the Arqua Fountain brochure.

 

 

 

* Cider refill station and dog bubbler attachment not available at festival.

National Aboretum

The Batlow Cider Fountain will flow with the National Arboretum as it’s backdrop

The Festival Opening party is held at The Garden of Australian Dreams, National Museum of Australia

Cider will flow again on the following night at the Garden of Australian Dreams, National Museum of Australia


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