311: Saving Bears by Making Cider

Ian McGregor who cofounded Farmstead Cider with Orion Bellorado holds the title of being both the first commercial cidery in the state of Wyoming and as of this episode published in 2022 remain the sole cidery in the state. These enterprising makers source their apples from residential in the area which have an abundance of crab apples that were planted for homeowners. They are currently planting an orchard, but most of the apples today are sourced from homeowners.

Saving Bears by Making Cider

Ian McGregor enjoying a cider post harvest

311: Saving Bears by Making Cider

Saving Nuisance Bears by Making Cider

A grant helped to fund their task of removing apples from as many local properties, as possible. The homeowners were happily to have the apples harvested which helped to reduce the number of bear/human conflicts in the area. Farmstead Cider ferments these high-altitude crab apples in a lovely assortment of cider, which by the way are fermented with the wild/ambient yeast.

Farmstead Apples

The apples are tart, tannic, sweet, and delicious, and they help our ciders stand out. We can credit the bears for their individuality. We now pick apples all over Jackson Hole, assisting in the conservation of animals and apple trees while producing small-batch hard ciders that represent our unique surroundings!

Bear 399

Local Bear 399 is a favored grizzly who most recently had 4 cubs and is one of the key bears who specifically encouraged the community to work with Farmstead Cider. What bear loving person wouldn’t want to save Bear 399!

Saving Bears by Making Cider

Grizzly “Bear 399” & her cubs pulling off the choice crab apples

Wild Ferments with no Sulfites

Farmstead ferments all the ciders with only the wild yeast. They found that even with the temps go way down the cider continues to bubble along.

  • Expect low acidity and high brix
  • Made with primarily bittersweet crab
  • The tannins are pronounced and well balanced

Saving Bears by Making Cider

Unique Apples Names and Terroir

Because most of the apple trees are unidentified the trees and their fruit are given unique names such as Highschool Purple, Rafter Jay or Red Canyon Nan. Since the trees are named after a specific tree in a specific area everyone knows where the harvest will be that day and it designs a specific terroir for that site.

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A Mic-Drop Moment Years in the Making

Ghost Energy Swedish Fish

We’re barely into 2022 and the squad over at Ghost Lifestyle is coming in hot with a “mic drop” moment for the brand. Ghost Energy, one of their flagship energy drink products, has just released a new flavor: SWEDISH FISH!

This is a journey that started back in 2016. Dan, Ryan, and the rest of the team at Ghost, put in countless hours and performed scores of taste tests perfecting the Swedish Fish flavor. Working on this collaboration for nearly three years under the guise, Project Xthe official licensing-agreement announcement with Swedish Fish finally arrived in 2018 with the delivery of Ghost BCAAs.

Swedish Fish Ghost Energy is here! But first, a 2018 flashback:

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Receiving an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response and subsequent a spike in sales served as a pivotal opportunity for the brand and resulted in additional Swedish fish flavored supplements released to the public. Alas, it was a “welcome to the big leagues” moment for the company.

Swedish Fish is a beloved flavor. In addition to Ghost BCAA and Ghost Energy, it can also be found in Ghost Legend (pre workout) and Ghost Gamer (energy-based gaming supplement with less caffeine). With so many great formulas and a relentless team working to bring even more exciting new products to market, be sure to sign up for Ghost alerts on PricePlow to keep up with all the latest and greatest news from the brand and coupon alerts from us!

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Swedish Fish’s biggest fan: Ghost founder Dan Lourenco

This partnership runs personal for Ghost Lifestyle as anyone who’s ever gotten to know Dan (co-owner of Ghost) is aware of his passion for the gummy treat. He’s known for stashing hoards of the candy around the Ghost Lifestyle offices, his home, car, and the red fish even adorn some of his clothing!

Need proof? Watch this insane clip from S7:E9 starting at the 11:56 mark:

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It’s fair to say that when it comes to fulfilling the integrity of this collaboration, Dan’s authorization comes in high prestige.

Ghost Energy Ingredients and Nutrition Facts

Ghost Energy presents a diverse mixture of ingredients that, together, boosts mental clarity, focus, and physical energy. You’ll want to visit our main article for a comprehensive analysis of each ingredient, “Ghost Energy Drink: The Formula Keeps Getting Better”. Below is a brief overview of what you can expect from each can.

Swedish Fish Ghost Energy

The flavor is superb – and the carbonation adds a very interesting dimension to it.

  • Calories: 5
  • Carbohydrates: 1 gram (0g of sugar)
  • Total Fat: 0 grams
  • Protein: 0 grams

Active ingredients:

Here’s where Ghost separates themselves from the rest of the pack of energy drinks stations you’ll find at gas and grocery stores:

  • Carnipure L-Carnitine L-Tartrate – 1000mg

  • Taurine – 1000mg

  • Natural Caffeine (from Coffee Bean) – 200mg

  • Alpha-GPC 50% – 150mg

  • NeuroFactor Coffee Fruit Extract – 1000mg

  • AstraGin – 25mg

Ghost Energy was developed to be a delicious taste, low-calorie energy drink. With 0 grams of sugar, there are no concerns of blood sugar levels spiking or sharp, anxiety-inducing drops in energy levels. Again, please read our recent Ghost Energy Drink blog post for a more thorough review of this well-calculated formula.

All Ghost Energy Flavors

Ghost Energy Swedish Fish

Is Swedish Fish the new GOAT? Yeah, probably

With an expansive flavor selection, you’ll find more exciting collaborations such as WARHEADS and SOURPATCH KIDS, as well as classics like Tropical Mango and Orange Cream.

Whether you’re in the mood for something adventurous or low-key, Ghost Energy’s assortment of flavors has got you covered.

See Ghost’s Swedish Fish Energy Launch

On February 3, 2022, the cans were officially launched on Ghost’s Building The Brand YouTube SeriesSeason 8 Episode 16:

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But remember, they’d been working on this for a long time – you can see testing from January of 2021 in Season 7 Episode 2:

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And now it’s finally here.

A Perfect Way to Start the Year

Ghost Energy Orange Cream

Ghost closed 2021 down properly with Orange Cream Energy

The new launch is a great accomplishment and provides another signal that Ghost Energy is a force to be reckoned with in the energy drink category. The brand’s well-researched and clinically-studied ingredients, transparent labels, and unique flavors are cause for an exciting disruption in an otherwise monotonous, repetitious, and — quite frankly, trashy — energy drink industry.

As we’re just dipping our toes into 2022, and this is a team that always goes bigger and better as the year goes on, we can’t wait to see what Ghost has in-store for the future. Sign up for alerts below and we’ll notify you when the next major Ghost flavor drops:

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