Sausage and Cider Fest
Aug
19
3:00 PM15:00

Sausage and Cider Fest

 If you love sausage and you love hard cider, then this is the event for you! 

Attendees will get to sip ciders and sample sausage while enjoying live music and participating in lawn games on the grounds of Covington's newest park - Covington Community Park (17649 SE 240th St, Covington).

Not a cider-lover? Don't worry! If you are tagging along, some beer and wine will be available, too. We encourage drinking responsibly and coming with a designated driver, as this event is 21 and over. DDs can enjoy the festival with a discounted ticket price of $15 (available for purchase at the door for DDs accompanying a general admission or VIP ticket holder) and still enjoy the food, music, and games with you!

**We are currently accepting cider vendors! Visit our website for an application - space is free and we reimburse at the wholesale cost.

Tickets:
General Admission - $35 ($40 at the door)
- Includes souvenir tasting cup, access from 4-7 p.m., 10 cider tastes, and sausage samples. (Souvenir cups and sausage samples are while supplies last for those who purchase tickets at the door.)

VIP Admission - $50 (not available at the door)
- Includes souvenir tasting cup, access from 3-7 p.m., 20 cider tastes, sausage samples, VIP goodie bag (while supplies last) and more!

Designated Driver - $15 (available at the door only)
- Access anytime from 3-7 p.m., access to free non-alcoholic beverages and sausage samples (while supplies last). **These tickets will be available at the door for designated drivers (ages 21+) accompanying a paid general admission or VIP ticket holder.**

*Additional cider tastes may be purchased for 3 for $5 during the event.
*Sausage samples are included with your ticket. 
*Other sausage-related food items are available for purchase from on-site vendors.
*The souvenir version of the tasting cups and sausage samples are while supplies last for those who purchase tickets at the door. 

Sausage and Cider Fest is organized by the Covington Kiwanis Club and sponsored by the City of Covington. Proceeds support the service projects and charities supported by the Covington Kiwanis including The Eliminate Project, Children's Cancer Project, Covington Youth Athletics, Community Events, and more. 

Get more details at www.sausageandciderfest.com

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Washington Cider Week 2018
Sep
6
to Sep 16

Washington Cider Week 2018

The Northwest Cider Association (NWCA) has announced the eighth annual Washington Cider Week, a 10-day craft cider celebration. Cider Week kicks off on September 6th, 2018. Get ready for this 10 day bevy of beverages from the simple to the significant; from dinner pairing menus to tap take overs, and much more.

 

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Montana Cider Week 2018
Sep
28
to Oct 7

Montana Cider Week 2018

Montana Cider Week is collection of 35+ events held across the state to celebrate cider from Montana. 

Event highlights include:
- The Big Fork Cider Festival on September 29th
- Lockhord Orchard Party in Bozeman on September 30th
- Meet the Cider Makers at the Dram shop in Missoula on October 2nd
- Liquid Apple Night in Hamilton on October 6th

As well as week long events including:
-Tap Takeovers across the state
- Category discounts at The Good Food Store in Missoula

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2018 Cider Swig: Greater Peninsula Cider Festival
Sep
29
12:00 PM12:00

2018 Cider Swig: Greater Peninsula Cider Festival

The Cider Swig returns to Gig Harbor on National Public Lands Day 2018.

Two dozen regional cidermakers will present a range of 90+ hard ciders to the growing community of cider lovers and the cider-curious alike traveling from near and far to join in a day of sampling the best ciders west of the Mississippi! Also live music, great food and family fun!

More information at http://www.gigharborfoundation.org/cider-swig

 

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Cider & Perry Production - A Foundation
Oct
8
to Oct 12

Cider & Perry Production - A Foundation

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This five-day course located in Washington's Skagit Valley provides students with expert knowledge of cider and perry principles and practices. The curriculum, originally developed by Peter Mitchell, is taught by fermentation specialist, Bri Ewing, and includes information regarding cider culture, production, science, and business. Students of this course will participate in hands-on sensory demonstrations, laboratory exercises, and blending trials.

The course involves hands-on practical lab work, lectures, workshops, and cider tastings that include:
- A detailed step-by-step guide to cider and perry production
- An understanding of the chemistry and microbiology behind cider and perry
- Practical training in the key skills of cider production and methods of laboratory analysis
- Introduction to sensory analysis of cider and perry

More information available at http://tober18.bpt.me

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 Cider and Perry Production - A Foundation
Nov
5
to Nov 9

Cider and Perry Production - A Foundation

Taught by OSU Fermentation Science experts, this course will introduce you to the fundamentals of cider making, as well as the various styles of cider and the history and traditions behind the modern cider industry. Spend five days learning the fundamental techniques of cider making in Oregon State University’s fermentation labs in the heart of the Willamette Valley.

The course involves hands-on, practical lab work, lectures and cider tasting, covering:
* A detailed step-by-step guide to cider and perry production
* An essential grounding in the chemistry and microbiology of cider and perry and its alcohol content
* Practical training in the key skills of cider production and in the main methods of laboratory analysis
* Sensory analysis of hard cider and perry

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Cider Rite of Spring 2019
Apr
6
12:00 PM12:00

Cider Rite of Spring 2019

Cider Rite of Spring is a celebration of the blossoming Northwest Cider industry— an annual cider tasting event welcoming the return of spring, featuring over 100 unique ciders served by over 30 different cidermakers and cidery representatives in beautifully renovated historic event space, the Leftbank Annex in NE Portland.

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Cider Riot Pub 2nd Birthday Celebration
Aug
5
12:00 PM12:00

Cider Riot Pub 2nd Birthday Celebration

Cider Riot!'s pub turns two on August 5th with a rare taplist and Morris dancing

Join us for our 2nd Pubiversary on August 5th, 12-9pm

The Cider Riot! pub turns two years old on the 5th August, and to celebrate the pub is offering up an exceptional lineup of barrel-aged, reserve, and medal winning ciders from their cellar.
“It’s been great to see the community grow around our pub, from punk rockers to Morris Dancers, union organizers to rugby players,” says Cider Riot! Instigator Abram Goldman-Armstrong, who started Cider Riot! in his North Tabor garage in 2013. “We’ve hosted music from bluegrass to ska, Oi! to classical, and had events from comedy and improv to powerlifting and axe throwing, and benefits for a variety of worthy causes. To thank our loyal customers we’ve put together a lineup some of the best ciders we’ve ever made for the Pubiversary.”
Featured on taps will be 2015 1763 Revolutionary West Country Cider (Bronze medal Royal Bath and West Show 2017), 2016 1763 (Silver medal GLINTCAP 2018), 2017 Wild Fermented 1763, Shaken Tree Yarlington Mill cider (Gold Medal Portland International Cider Cup 2018). Four barrel aged ciders will be tapped as well, the newly released La Luna Barrel-Aged English Cider and Road’s Closed Imperial cider, our 8.5% salute to ODOT, Lullaby of London our gin barrel aged cider made last year for Belmont Station’s 20th anniversary, and the very last of Slam Dance our tequila barrel aged peach cider.
In addition to the special offerings on tap we’ll have a fine array of entertainment, with DJ Buttercup Joe spinning the finest cider drinking tunes, from the earliest roots of Scrumpy and Western to present day from 2-3pmfollowed by the Bridgetown Morris Men dancing and singing in the cidery from 3-4pm. Morris dancing, a form of traditional English folk dancing has long been associated with cider, and the Bridgetown Morris Men hold a pub sing at the Cider Riot pub every Wednesday night, singing traditional English, Irish, and Welsh drinking songs and sea shanties.
 

Cider Riot! was founded in 2013 in Abram Goldman-Armstrong's North Tabor garage and is dedicated to producing refreshing ciders. In 2016 Cider Riot! moved operations to a former film studio at 8th and NE Couch St in Portland's burgeoning Central Eastside Industrial area, just across the river from downtown. Cider Riot!'s ciders are sold throughout Oregon, Washington, California, Japan and Norway. The Cider Riot! pub offers 8 house made ciders and two guest beers on tap with additional packaged options and is open M-F 4-11pm, Saturday 12-11pm, and Sunday 12-9pm.
For more information about Cider Riot! please contact Abram Goldman-Armstrong: abram@ciderriot.com or phone 503-662-8275

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Cider and Perry Production - A Foundation at Oregon State University
Jul
23
to Jul 27

Cider and Perry Production - A Foundation at Oregon State University

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 Learn the fundamental techniques of cider making in Oregon State University’s fermentation labs in the heart of the Willamette Valley. Developed by Peter Mitchell and taught by Dr. Elizabeth Tomasino, Assistant Professor of Enology at Oregon State University, this course involves hands-on, practical lab work, lectures and cider tasting. 


In the five-day workshop, you will receive:

* A detailed step-by-step guide to cider and perry production
* An essential grounding in the chemistry and microbiology of cider and perry and its alcohol content
* Practical training in the key skills of cider production and in the main methods of laboratory analysis
* Sensory analysis of hard cider and perry

To learn more and secure your seat, go to https://pace.oregonstate.edu/cider-making

 

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World Cider Styles & Food Pairings
Jul
21
4:00 PM16:00

World Cider Styles & Food Pairings

Cider, known in the U.S. as "hard cider", is a very diverse product. Though many varieties of cider exist, we may only have access to a small portion of the available products, limiting our view of the entire beverage category.

In this workshop, we will first learn the basics of cider and sensory evaluation. We will then go into detail about traditional English, French, and Spanish ciders and present a Washington-based interpretation of each of these styles. Each style will be presented with a light food pairing.

Tickets must be reserved in advance. Must be 21+ to attend.

Tickets available  http://ciderandfood.brownpapertickets.com/

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Cider Summit PDX
Jun
29
to Jun 30

Cider Summit PDX

  • 1099 Northwest Overton Street Portland, OR, 97209 United States (map)
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Cider Summit PDX announces cider and music lineup
Region’s largest cider tasting festival takes place June 29 and June 30 at The Fields Park

PORTLAND, Ore – Cider Summit PDX has released its lineup for this month’s 8th annual hard cider festival, taking place Friday, June 29 from 3pm to 8pm and Saturday, June 30 from 12pm to 5pm, at The Fields Park, 1099 NW Overton St. in Portland’s Pearl District. The event will feature 209 hard ciders from 62 producers, including more than 100 ciders from Oregon, and 75 percent from the Northwest; half of the ciders have never been poured at the festival. The ciders hail from five states––California, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon and Washington––and five countries, including Canada, England, France, Spain, and the United States. The complete list of ciders can be viewed at https://www.cidersummitnw.com/producers.

Eighteen of the ciders are part of the 4th annual Oregon Fruit Products Fruit Cider Challenge, which features pilot batch fruit ciders using Oregon Fruit Products puree, with the optional use of Enartis oak chips. Attendees vote for their favorite Fruit Cider Challenge entry via text, and the winners are announced at the conclusion of the event on Saturday.

The festival presents live music, produced in conjunction with the Cascade Blues Assn., that features several of Portland's legendary artists. On Friday, attendees can hear the sounds of Robbie Laws and Ed Neumann; the Ty Curtis Duo; and Lloyd Jones. On Saturday, the event will open with Norman Sylvester, continue with the Ellen Whyte Trio, and finish up with the Lisa Mann Band. The schedule is available at https://www.cidersummitnw.com/portland-1.

Cider Summit PDX also features a variety of food offerings from Green Zebra Grocery, Dano's Dogs, Full Moon Crepes, Blue Star Donuts, Cypress Grove Cheese, and more; a Dog Lounge hosted by DoveLewis and Portland Pet Food Company; and an on-site store featuring festival merchandise and select bottles to go from participating cidermakers.


General admission tickets include a souvenir tasting glass and 12 tasting tickets and cost $30 if purchased by 11pm on June 28; or $35 at the gate. VIP tickets include a souvenir tasting glass, 16 tasting tickets, and one hour early admission on opening day and cost $40 if purchased by 11pm on June 28; VIP quantities are limited and are not available at the gate. Event tickets may be purchased at http://www.cidersummit.com. All tickets allow re-entry on Friday and Saturday with an attached wristband and the current year’s tasting glass.

Designated driver tickets are available for $5 and include a bottle of water; DD tickets are only available at the gate. Minors are not allowed at the festival.

Cider Summit Portland is presented by Cider Bite Cider House and Green Zebra Grocery. Supporting sponsors include Oregon Fruit Products, Enartis, Hood River Juice, Heathman Hotel, Portland Streetcar, Maletis Beverage, and Portland Pet Food Co. Media partners include 94/7 Alternative Portland, Portland Mercury, and CIDERCRAFT Magazine. The event is a benefit for Cascade Blues Association, Northwest Cider Assn., DoveLewis Emergency Pet Hospital, and The Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research.

For more information, visit CiderSummit.com and follow @CiderSummit on social media, hashtag #CiderSummitPDX.

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 Marché & Wildcraft Cidermaker's Dinner
Jun
28
5:00 PM17:00

Marché & Wildcraft Cidermaker's Dinner

We’re collaborating with the crew at Eugene’s premier cidery as we celebrate Oregon Cider Week with an evening of specially paired dishes and amazing local cider. The proprietors will be on hand to talk production methods, flavor profiles and all things Wildcraft alongside an a la carte menu designed by our own Trevor Rivera.

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Pisgah Heritage Festival with Wildcraft Cider Works
Jun
23
4:00 PM16:00

Pisgah Heritage Festival with Wildcraft Cider Works

  • 34639 Frank Parrish Road Eugene, OR, 97405 United States (map)
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We are looking forward to a warm summer evening in the park with wonderful music, great food, fabulous local beverages, interesting talks and tours, creative and inspiring vendors and community groups, and lots of fun for kids and families. 

This event is presented by Wildcraft Cider Works, who will be featuring tastings of Pisgah Heritage Farmhouse Cider and the People's Plum Cider, as well as non-alcohol sparking apple juice. What a great way to celebrate Oregon Cider Week! Agrarian Ales will be supporting the event as well, featuring an IPA made with Seavey Heritage Hops. And we'll also be offering a selection of wines from Territorial Vineyard.

Food will be provided by B Heavenly Food Cart, and delicious desserts have been donated by Coconut Bliss and 100 Mile Bakery. 

Music will be provided by 3 local acts: Edson Oliveira (brazilian guitar music), Side of Beets (a Sugar Beets Quartet), and Tyler Morin (singer-songwriter).

We'll have fun activities for the whole family! Brad's World Reptiles will have a live animal exhibit, featuring native and invasive species. Fairytale Faces will offer delightful facepainting for kids of all ages. And we'll have archery in the meadow along with lots of room to run and play. Bubbles, balls and hoops will be available for kids to play with in the meadow. This area will have some structured play and lots of free-play, so parents should plan to play along and supervise their kids.

We'll have talks and tours to teach about the cultural, and agricultural, and native history of the area. We'll have a talk about the Native People of the area with Kalapuya descendent David Lewis, a pollinator walk with August Jackson, a butterfly walk with Jim Mitchell, a Seavey family and barn heritage tour with Greg Hyde, and a tour of our Native Plant Nursery with our Nursery Manager Craig Wilson. And as well, Craig and our other knowledgable staff and volunteers will be on hand to help you pick out the perfect plants for your yard or garden at our Native Plant Sale in our Nursery!

Come and explore the historic North Bottomlands of Buford Park, nestled between the Coast Fork and the Middle Fork of the Willamette River. Join us for this new event and learn about the rich history and evolving landscape of the North end of the park! 

Cost: $5 suggested donation for adults, free for kids under 12 and Friends Members.

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BC Cider Week 2018
Apr
27
to May 6

BC Cider Week 2018

The Northwest Cider Association’s (NWCA) fourth annual BC Cider Week will be April 27-May 6, 2018.  This ten-day craft cider celebration offers a wide array of craft cider events and festivities throughout British Columbia.

BC Cider Week celebrates the art of craft cider and welcomes spring with events spanning the province. Throughout the 10 day event, many festivals, tap take overs, craft cider pairing meals, and much more will take place from Kelowna to Vancouver Island and points in between.

Several popular events are already confirmed with more to come:

 

·       April 27th: Bacon & Cider Festival – Laurel Packinghouse, Kelowna

·       April 28th : Okanagan Cider Festival – Wards Cider, Kelowna

·       April 28th:  An Afternoon of Snakebites – Tod Creek Cider, Victoria

·       May 5th: Sea Cider’s Cider Social – Sea Cider, Vancouver Island

·       May 6th: Vancouver Cider Festival – Pipe Shop, North Vancouver

 

Watch for many more events posted soon on the NWCA website and facebook page

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Exploring Commercial Craft Hard Cider & Perry Production: From orchard to glass.
Mar
23
3:00 PM15:00

Exploring Commercial Craft Hard Cider & Perry Production: From orchard to glass.

WSU Clark County Extension is offering an introductory workshop for individuals interested in starting a commercial "field-to-glass" hard cider production business on Friday, March 23rd from 3-6:30 at the WSU-Vancouver campus. The workshop covers the fundamentals of commercial cider tree fruit production and fermentation, and considerations for setting up and running a successful cider business. 

The event will feature three speakers, WSU Horticulturalist Carol Miles and Fermentation Specialist Bri Ewing from the Extension Cider Program at Mt. Vernon, along with Nick Gunn of BenchGraft Cider Consulting and the Northwest Cider Association. The workshop will also offer participants opportunities to network and connect with pertinent resources to help them begin their process of initiating a cider business. 

More workshop information can be found online at: http://extension.wsu.edu/clark/event/commercial-cider-and-perry-production-workshop/

Online registration can be directly accessed at: https://2018craftciderprodwsuclark.brownpapertickets.com

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The Home Orchard Society's Fruit Propagation Fair
Mar
18
10:00 AM10:00

The Home Orchard Society's Fruit Propagation Fair

The Propagation Fair offers attendees hundreds of varieties of free scions and cuttings. If you graft this is paradise. Or you can choose custom grafting by experts for only $5. Come join the fun of growing good fruit at home!

Free with admission are hundreds of varieties of apple, pear, cherry, plum and persimmon scions. There will also be cuttings of grapes, kiwis and figs to root. Arrive early for the best selection.

HOS experts will be available to answer your fruit growing questions. Mason bee supplies are available for sale, as well as fruit-growing publications.

Admission is $7 per person or $12 per family (members pay $5 each or $10 for families). People who join the orchard society at the door will be admitted free.

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OSU Heirloom apple orcharding workshop for hard cider
Mar
17
8:30 AM08:30

OSU Heirloom apple orcharding workshop for hard cider

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Heirloom apple orcharding workshop for hard cider

March 17th 8:30 am to 4 pm

North Willamette Research and Extension Center 15210 NE Miley Rd
Aurora, OR 97002

Cost: $20 (includes lunch)

This workshop will cover the planning and implementation of an heirloom hard cider orchard. Topics covered will include:

• market for heirloom, cider specific apples
• variety and rootstock selection considerations
• the benefits/disadvantages of grafting your own trees
• pruning system selection (e.g., slender spindle vs. central leader)
• orchard system selection (trellis vs. freestanding trees)
• irrigation, fertility, and pest management
• tree fruit physiology (understanding plant growth and development in relation to tree fruit

production)
• labor and mechanical harvest

Speakers include Clive Kaiser (OSU tree fruit physiologist), Kevin Zelinski (orchardist and master cidermaker for EZ Orchards), and Nick Gunn (president of the Northwest Cider Association and industry consultant).

The afternoon session will be conducted outside at EZ Orchards in Salem followed by cider tasting.

To register online please visit the OSU North Willamette Research and Extension Center’s Orchard Crops webpage or go to: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/NWREC/upcoming-workshops

For additional information, please contact Aaron Heinrich at Aaron.Heinrich@oregonstate.edu or call (541) 740-5750

 

 

 

 

 

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WSU Cider and Perry Production- A Foundation Course
Mar
12
to Mar 16

WSU Cider and Perry Production- A Foundation Course

This five-day course located in Washington's Skagit Valley provides students with expert knowledge of cider and perry principles and practices. The curriculum is taught by fermentation specialist, Bri Ewing, and includes information regarding cider culture, production, science, and business. Students of this course will participate in hands-on sensory demonstrations, laboratory exercises, and blending trials.

The course involves hands-on practical lab work, lectures, workshops, and cider tastings that include:
- A detailed step-by-step guide to cider and perry production
- An understanding of the chemistry and microbiology behind cider and perry
- Practical training in the key skills of cider production and methods of laboratory analysis
- Introduction to sensory analysis of cider and perry
- Experienced guest lecturers

Optional Certification
For an additional $300, students may choose to register for the CINA Foundation Certificate in Cider & Perry Production. Registration for the certification is separate from the Cider and Perry Production workshop.The exam will be given the morning of Friday March 16th.
Registration for the certification is available at www.exammarch18.brownpapertickets.com.

Certification includes:
- Passing a 90-minute exam that includes 20 multiple choice questions and 15 short-answer questions
- A portfolio of 6 organoleptic (sensory) tasting evaluations to demonstrate a broad knowledge of cider and perry styles and characteristics (this portfolio will be prepared throughout the course)

This course may be eligible for IFT Certified Food Scientist Credit Hours or WSU Continuing Education Units. Please inquire for more information.


Dates: March 12th - March 16th, 2018
Times: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Location: 
WSU Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center
16650 State Route 536
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Registration Fee: $1550  includes official manual, workshop notes, cider and perry tastings, laboratory instructions/supplies, lunch, coffee/tea. Registration is non-refundable after 12 hours of purchase. Cancellations may receive a credit for a course at a later date. 

For more information or questions, contact Bri Ewing at bri.ewing@wsu.edu or visit cider.wsu.edu. 

Note: Efforts will be made to send the course manual ahead of time. Registration less than 4 weeks in advance may instead result in receiving the manual on the first day of instruction.

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Yoga & Cider Celebration of Spring at The Woods
Mar
10
11:15 AM11:15

Yoga & Cider Celebration of Spring at The Woods

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 As winter winds recede and spring buds emerge, it is time to move our bodies, stretch, spring clean, breathe some fresh air. Cider Tours by Holly, CarolineFit, and Seattle Cider Co. are pleased to offer a seasonal yoga & cider event at The Woods Tasting Room. Registration includes one cider and yoga taught by the beloved Caroline Wagner.

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Cider and Yoga with Woodbox Cider at Wildhearts Wellness
Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

Cider and Yoga with Woodbox Cider at Wildhearts Wellness

 We all need a little balance in our lives. Get yours with husband and wife duo, Michael Thierfelder, Woodbox Cider owner and Aylee McFadden, L.Ac., RYT. at our awesome yoga and cider event! We’ll begin the evening with a light-hearted, hour-long, all-levels vinyasa flow class to get our bodies moving. After class we’ll have cider tastings and the choice of a 12 oz pour of Woodbox’s signature dry cider. For more information on Woodbox Cider, go here: www.woodboxcider.com

More information available at 

http://www.ayleemcfadden.com/event/yoga-cider-event/

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WildCraft Ciderworks Mountain Rose Herbs Tap Takeover
Dec
15
5:30 PM17:30

WildCraft Ciderworks Mountain Rose Herbs Tap Takeover

In honor of the 1 year Anniversary of the Mountain Rose Herbs Mercantile, Wildcraft Cider Works is opening it's doors of the new tasting room for 1 night only!

Come taste a selection of single batch ciders inspired and created from quality herbs, botanicals and spices sustainably sourced by Mountain Rose Herbs.

Join us at 5:30pm for a tour of the new production facility, and stay for drinks, music, and food cart bites while we highlight the many flavors botanical ciders have to offer. We are excited to share the new space with you in the spirit of education, inspiration and creativity.

Non-alcoholic creations available, and all ages until 10pm

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CINA's Cider & Perry Production - Science & Practice
Nov
27
to Dec 1

CINA's Cider & Perry Production - Science & Practice

Tutored by Peter Mitchell, this 'master class’ for the Cider Institute of North America (CINA), builds on the ”Foundation” program and aims to cover, in depth, the following key aspects of cider & perry production:

• Meeting consumer requirements.
• Management of cider & perry production as biotechnology – its microbiology & biochemistry.
• Selection, application & management of production processes & technologies.
• The flavor of cider & perry and sensory evaluation of the products concerned.
• Quality Assurance and Quality Control of cider & perry production.

Class Content
• Production & Planning Control
• Biotechnology of Cider Production
• Fermentation & Maturation
• Production Processes & Technologies
• Sensory Analysis for Cider & Perry Production
• Alternative Techniques & Adding Value
• Practical Work: A practical project is include in the class, involving production planning, product development & blending, laboratory analysis, cost analysis and the application of sensory evaluation techniques

Participants will receive
• Expert tuition, training, practical methods and a wide ranging advice & guidance
• A detailed reference manual & workshop notes
• Documented instructions for laboratory analysis
• A comprehensive electronic Technical Manual, which includes proforma documents and spreadsheets for use in cider & perry production.

Prerequisites for attendance
• Basic knowledge & understanding about cider & methods of its production
• An understanding of the principles of microbiology, chemistry & biochemistry
• Previous training in and/or experience of basic laboratory techniques (e.g. titrations)

If you have not already attended an introductory cider production class such as the CINA Foundation program or Cider & Perry Production - Principles & Practice, then a letter of recommendation from an established cider maker or other suitable person should be included in support of your registration.


Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation by November 5: $215.00.

Cancellation Nov 6 or thereafter - if we cannot find someone to fill the vacant position in the class, then the fee is nonrefundable in full. If a replacement registrant can be found, the cancellation fee will remain $215.00.

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 Cider Riot! Hosts Pressing Matters Proper Cider and Real Ale Festival November 18th
Nov
18
12:00 PM12:00

Cider Riot! Hosts Pressing Matters Proper Cider and Real Ale Festival November 18th

A celebration of traditional cider apples and cask-conditioned ales, the Pressing Matters Proper Cider and Real Ale Festival will be held at the Cider Riot! Pub and Production Facility on 807 NE Couch St in Portland, November 18th from noon to 7pm.
Just as fine wine is pressed from specific wine grape varieties, the best cider is pressed from specific varieties of apples. Sometimes referred to as “spitters” these bittersweet and bittersharp cider apples pack a flavorful punch. In England more cider apples are grown than eating apples. Here in North America only a small amount of cider apples are being grown, but more and more are planted each year as cider continues to grow in popularity.
“At Cider Riot! we’re lucky enough to make cider from bittersweet and bittersharp cider apples grown at two established orchards in Yamhill County and we love the results,” says Cider Riot! founder and cidermaker Abram Goldman-Armstrong.
“We’ve invited some of the best cidermakers from around the continent to showcase their finest ciders made with true cider apples at the Pressing Matter Festival. We want people to experience the depth and diversity of flavors that fermenting these traditional cider apples provide.”  
In addition to cider there will be traditional cask-conditioned ales from some of the region’s finest brewers, Morris Dancing, cider apple tasting and cheese pairings.
Advance tickets are $25 and include a logoed tasting glass and 10 tasting tickets, $30 at the door. Single tickets and disposable cups are also available. Additional tasting tickets are $2 each, and 4 oz tastes of ciders cost 1-2 tickets each depending on price and rarity of the ciders.
Cider Riot! ciders on tap: Shaken Tree Yarlington Mill Cider, Burncider Dry Draft Cider, 1763 Revolutionary West Country Cider 2015 and 2016 vintages, EZ Orchards Collaboration, 2016 Kingston Black, Porter's Perfection.
Cideries: Alpenfire Cider, Bull Run Cider, Stone Circle Cider, Foggy Ridge Cider, 2Towns Ciderhouse, Reverend Nat's Hard Cider, Carlton Cyderworks, Wildcraft Cider, Baird and Dewar Farmhosue Cider, Runcible Cider
Breweries: Gigantic Brewing, Machine House Brewery, Brewers Union Local 180, Falling Sky Brewing
What: Pressing Matters Proper Cider and Real Ale Festival
When: Nov 18th 12-7pm
Where: Cider Riot! 807 NE Couch St, Portland, OR 97232
Why: To celebrate traditional cider apples and cask-conditioned beer
Who: The event is all-ages, minors must be accompanied by an adult, valid ID required
How: Advance tickets available through Eventbrite, $25, $30 at the door, Single tasting tickets available on site for $2 each. Contact Cider Riot! 503-662-8275
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pressing-matters-proper-cider-and-real-ale-festival-tickets-38778928820
FB Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/events/157727184821727/
About Cider Riot! Founded in 2013 in a North Tabor neighborhood garage, Cider Riot! is dedicated to producing flavorful refreshing dry ciders from Cascadian grown apples. Cider Riot! ciders have won awards in numerous local and international cider competitions including the prestigious Bath and West Show in Somerset, England. In 2016 Cider Riot! opened its pub and production facility at 807 NE Couch St, just off East Burnside. The pub is open 4-11pm weekdays, and Noon-11pm weekends, shut Tuesdays.

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City Fruit Celebrates: featuring Cider Taste & Harvest Party
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

City Fruit Celebrates: featuring Cider Taste & Harvest Party

Tickets are now on sale for City Fruit's 7th annual fundraising event -- City Fruit Celebrates, featuring a Cider Taste & Harvest Party. Join us on November 9th at Metropolist in SoDo, for:

SIPS
Served by 10 local cideries: Alpenfire * Dragon’s Head * Finnriver * Locust * Nashi * Schilling * Seattle Cider * Snowdrift * Tieton * Woodinville Ciderworks

BITES
Plates featuring the fruit we harvest, communities we work in, and traditions we celebrate, by:
Edouardo Jordan, Salare & JuneBaby
Tarik Abdullah, In the Kitchen
Tom Douglas’ Hot Stove Society
Appetizers by Capitol Cider Restaurant
Sweets by Dahlia Bakery & Full Tilt Ice Cream

FUN
Cider Pressing, Lawn Games, and Live Music by Nathaniel Talbot

All funds from the event from the event will support City Fruit's work to protect Seattle's urban fruit tree canopy, and build community through sharing fruit. Hurry and get your tickets now -- Early Bird pricing ends October 6th!

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | Twitter: cityfruit

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OSU Craft Cidery Startup Workshop
Nov
6
to Nov 10

OSU Craft Cidery Startup Workshop

Oregon State University has played a central role in advancing the field of fermentation sciences, as well as helping entrepreneurs learn how to start breweries and cideries and find their own unique place in the craft beverage business with their own distinctive brands. And since 2014, participants in our accelerated Craft Cidery Startup Workshop have become some of the most inspired (and well-prepared) industry startups.

Our Craft Cidery Startup Workshop offers an enriching and accelerated path to help ensure your own business is a success. Taught by seasoned cider industry professionals, this course walks participants through the basics of:
- Hard cider business plan
- Understanding market feasibility
- Ingredient sourcing and equipment
- Local and national regulations
- Distribution and marketing

WEBSITE

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Cornell University Cider & Perry Production Class
Nov
6
to Nov 10

Cornell University Cider & Perry Production Class

Registration is now open, for the November 6 -10, 2017
Cider & Perry Production - Science & Practice

Please read the requirements below:

This ‘master’ class, tutored by Peter Mitchell, builds on Cider & Perry Production - A Foundation and aims to cover, in depth, the following key aspects of cider & perry production:

• Meeting consumer requirements
• Management of cider & perry production as biotechnology – its microbiology & chemistry
• Selection, application & management of production processes & technologies
• The flavor of cider & perry and sensory evaluation of the products concerned
• Quality Assurance and Quality Control of cider & perry production

Class Content
• Production & Planning Control
• Biotechnology of Cider Production
• Fermentation & Maturation
• Production Processes & Technologies
• Sensory Analysis for Cider & Perry Production
• Alternative Techniques & Adding Value
• Practical Work: A practical project is include in the class, involving production planning, product development & blending,
laboratory analysis, cost analysis and the application of sensory evaluation techniques

Participants will receive
• Expert tuition, training, practical methods and a wide ranging advice & guidance
• A detailed reference manual & workshop notes
• Documented instructions for laboratory analysis
• A comprehensive electronic Technical Manual, which includes proforma documents and spreadsheets for use in cider & perry production.

Course fee includes technical manual, lab supplies, meals & beverages.

Prerequisites for attendance
• Basic knowledge & understanding about cider & methods of its production
• Understanding of the principles of microbiology, chemistry & biochemistry
• Previous training in and/or experience of basic laboratory techniques (e.g. titrations)
• Letter of recommendation from established cidermaker

The fee for this course is $2,000.00This includes instruction, all course materials, and lunches.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFO

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OLYMPIC PENINSULA APPLE & CIDER FESTIVAL October 13-15!
Oct
13
to Oct 15

OLYMPIC PENINSULA APPLE & CIDER FESTIVAL October 13-15!

WHAT:

Olympic Peninsula Apple & Cider Festival

This fall, celebrate the apple season on the scenic, lush Olympic Peninsula. Apples and cider have played an important role in Northwest culture since the earliest settlers arrived to the region, with orchards dating back to the late 1800s. At the first annual Olympic Peninsula Apple and Cider Festival, celebrate and delight in the traditions and culture of growing apples and brewing cider with a truly authentic Pacific Northwest, tree-to-glass weekend experience. Attendees are welcome to one, two, or all three days of feasting and tasting.

WHERE:

All events will take place on the North Eastern tip of the Olympic Peninsula in East-Jefferson County

COMPLETE WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Friday, October 13

The Firestarter, A Cider Feast

A 5-course dinner with seasonal foods and delicious ciders. 

at Finistere, uptown Port Townsend

6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 14

Port Townsend Farmers Market

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Hard Cider Tasting Festival

Featuring 40+ varieties of cider, cider pressing, music, food, and fun.

at The Palindrome, Eaglemount Wine and Cidery (After Party at Propolis Brewing with food trucks, fire show, and dance party)

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and on

Sunday, October 15

Open houses at participating cideries, distilleries, and tap-rooms

Hours vary throughout the day

Seminars:

  • Home Cidermaking Q&A: bring your cider and talk to a panel of experienced cidermakers.
  • Orchard and Cider House Tour: learn about orchard management (organic) and equipment for cider production.
  • Apple Pressing Demonstration: led by Ryall Schallenberger of NW Mobile Juicing 

at Alpenfire Cidery

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 

Live Music featuring Joy in Mudville

at Eaglemount Winery

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

Finnriver World Apple Day

at Finnriver Farm & Cidery

2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

A community celebration, live music, pizza, dancers, bagpiper, apple experts, and cotton candy!

 

Participating Cideries in Saturday's Tasting Festival

  • Alpenfire Cider (Port Townsend)
  • Finnriver Cider (Chimacum)
  • Eaglemount Wine and Cider (Port Townsend)
  • Dragon's Head (Vashon Island)
  • Pear UP Cider (East Wenatchee)
  • Schilling Hard Cider (Auburn)
  • Nashi Orchards (Vashon Island)
  • Liberty Ciderworks (Spokane)
  • Locust Cider (Woodinville)

Special Guest Producers

  • Propolis Brewing (Port Townsend)
  • Admiralty Distillers (Port Townsend)

WHEN:

October 13-15, 2017

 

TICKETS:

Single event pricing range: $25-$125 - ON SALE NOW

Full access weekend pass: $145 per person

To purchase: AppleandCiderFest.com

 

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 Cider & Perry Production - A Foundation
Oct
9
to Oct 13

Cider & Perry Production - A Foundation

 

This five-day course located in Washington's Skagit Valley provides students with expert knowledge of cider and perry principles and practices. The curriculum includes information regarding cider culture, production, and business. Students of this course will participate in hands-on sensory demonstrations, laboratory exercises, and blending trials.

The course involves hands-on practical lab work, lectures, workshops, and cider tastings that include:
- A detailed step-by-step guide to cider and perry production
- An understanding of the chemistry and microbiology behind cider and perry
- Practical training in the key skills of cider production and methods of laboratory analysis
- Introduction to sensory analysis of cider and perry
- Experienced guest lecturers

Optional Certification
For an additional $300, students may choose to register for the CINA Foundation Certificate in Cider & Perry Production. Registration for the certification is separate from the Cider and Perry Production workshop.The exam will be given the morning of Friday October 13th

Certification includes:
- Passing a 90-minute exam that includes 20 multiple choice questions and 15 short-answer questions
- A portfolio of 6 organoleptic (sensory) tasting evaluations to demonstrate a broad knowledge of cider and perry styles and characteristics (this portfolio will be prepared throughout the course)
- Registration for the exam can be found here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2948680
 

Registration Fee: $1550 includes official manual, workshop notes, cider and perry tastings, laboratory instructions/supplies, lunch, coffee/tea. Registration is non-refundable after 12 hours of purchase. Cancellations may receive a credit for a course at a later date.

For more information or questions, contact Bri Ewing at bri.ewing@wsu.edu or visit cider.wsu.edu.

 

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The KEEN Cider Fest
Oct
7
5:00 PM17:00

The KEEN Cider Fest

Join us on Saturday, October 7 for the first annual KEEN Cider Fest fundraiser featuring ample tastings of hard apple cider, perry and cherry cider too, along with tasty food, amazing live music, and more! Tickets are $30 (early bird) and $35 after October 1st. Designated driver tickets are only $15. Camping is available onsite for $35 (hookup) and $20 (dry camp).

As the largest annual fundraiser for the nonprofit Kittitas Environmental Education Network, this fun new event will be held during the peak of fall colors and the height of the harvest in Central Washington on Saturday, Oct. 7 in the Gold Buckle Room at the Kittitas Valley Event Center at 901 East 7th Avenue, just outside of downtown Ellensburg, WA.

The first annual KEEN Cider Fest is expected to draw a sell-out crowd to sample sips from a large mix of local pourers. In addition to tasting cider, guests can enjoy bites of artisanal food including local cheeses, baked goods, and other treats.

A limited number of VIT (Very Important Taster) tickets will be sold. VIT's gain early access to the event and will have the opportunity to speak to our cideries and learn all about their business and their craft.

The first 100 event attendees will receive a complimentary KEEN Cider Fest tasting glass.

Proceeds from the KEEN Cider Fest directly support our work to engage learners of all ages with our environment. Funds will specifically support our summer nature camp for pre-school to 8th graders, and our project to construct the Yakima Canyon Interpretive Center.

We anticipate that the event will sell out early! Space is limited and people are encouraged to buy tickets early.

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | Twitter: canyoncenter

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A dinner in the Apple House at Mount Hood Organic Farm to celebrate the first release of Floréal Cider
Oct
7
4:00 PM16:00

A dinner in the Apple House at Mount Hood Organic Farm to celebrate the first release of Floréal Cider

Please join Mount Organic Farms for their first release of Floréal Cider and fall wines from Hiyu Wine Farm.

A four course menu will be prepared by renown chefs Ginger Powers and Jason Barwickowski to accompany ciders and fall releases from Hiyu Wine Farm. The cider is made from biodynamically grown heirloom and cider varietals.

Please bring sensible shoes for an orchard tour.

Apple tasting, snacks and dinner to follow.

Tickets are $150 per person. These and more information  available at www.smockshopband.com

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Fall Fruit Festival
Oct
7
to Oct 8

Fall Fruit Festival

  • Cloud Mountain Farm Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us in celebrating the fall season! Come experience the farm firsthand with your family and friends and savor the bounty of our region. This family-friendly event features tastings of over 200 varieties of fruits all grown here on the farm. Several cider apple varieties are included in the tasting. Enjoy live music, u-pick pumpkin patch, kids activities, and local food. We will be having our annual fruit tree sale: Buy 2 fruit trees, get the 3rd tree free! Cider apple varieties that we carry in several rootstocks include: Brown Snout, Campfield, Chisel Jersey, Mettais, Somerset Redstreak, Porter's Perfection, and many more! Check out our website for more varieties.

WEBSITE

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Anacortes Bier on the Pier
Oct
6
to Oct 7

Anacortes Bier on the Pier

  • Port of Anacortes Event Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The cries of cheers once again herald the arrival of Anacortes Bier on the Pier! A two-day extravaganza of beer, ciders, food and music! Bring your thirst, and leave room to enjoy the smorgasbord of all the tasty foods on the pier. Come spend the weekend in beautiful Anacortes – 2017 will offer guests the opportunity to enter the event beginning Friday evening from 5pm-9pm, and return on Saturday 12pm-6pm to finish the tour they embarked upon the night before.

The event will be held at the Historic Port Warehouse located at 1st & Commercial, in downtown Anacortes allowing for spectacular views overlooking the Guemes Channel and Mount Baker. Set amidst the funky warehouse charm of Anacortes’ historic port building will be no fewer than 30 Washington State breweries, sharing their finest as well as 10 cideries as guests work their way through the six tasting tickets that come with each day’s pass.

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Tasting Cider PDX Book Release Party!
Sep
30
4:00 PM16:00

Tasting Cider PDX Book Release Party!

Celebrate the release of Tasting Cider at Reverend Nat's Taproom with delicious eats from Pidgin Hole and ciders from Reverend Nat's, Wandering Aengus/Anthem, E.Z. Orchard, Wildcraft, 2 Towns and Finnriver! Cider and book sales will be running including signings and giveaways with author Erin James and the CIDERCRAFT crew!

$6 gets tasters tokens for two ciders at each of the six producers. A steal of a deal! Come join us! 

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