Northwest Cider Events

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Jun 20 10:00 AM

Oregon Cider Week 2019

Thu, Jun 20, 2019, 10:00 AM — Sun, Jun 30, 2019, 11:00 PM Oregon (map) Google CalendarICS

June 20-30, 2019 this year!

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Sep 5 10:00 AM

Washington Cider Week 2019

Thu, Sep 5, 2019, 10:00 AM — Sun, Sep 15, 2019, 11:00 PM Washington (map) Google CalendarICS

Announcing 2019 dates for Sept 5-15th this year, kicking off with the Seattle Cider Summit, followed by fun from Seattle to Spokane. Stay tuned for more details as the year progresses.

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Sep 14 10:00 AM

Montana Cider Week 2019

Sat, Sep 14, 2019, 10:00 AM — Sun, Sep 22, 2019, 11:00 PM Montana (map) Google CalendarICS

Explore Montana ciders across the state. Events will include festivals, tap takeovers, cider pairing meals at our fav local restaurants, and much more. Stay tuned.

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Oct 4 12:00 PM

Newport Cider Festival

Fri, Oct 4, 2019, 12:00 PM — Sat, Oct 5, 2019, 9:00 PM Newport Armory (map) Google CalendarICS

Celebrating the beauty and the bounty of the Pacific Northwest, the Cider Festival is a great way to welcome the arrival of fall. Enjoy the work of local artisans, Oregon craft brews,  Pacific Northwest ciders and wine.

Adults: $12.00

Kids 3-12: $8.00

Live Music

Food Trucks

Family Friendly

www.facebook.com/newportciderfest

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Oct 21 8:00 AM

Cider & Perry Production – A Foundation

Mon, Oct 21, 2019, 8:00 AM — Fri, Oct 25, 2019, 4:00 PM WSU Mount Vernon NW Rec (map) Google CalendarICS

This five-day course provides students with expert knowledge of cider and perry principles and practices. The curriculum is taught by WSU 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 is located at WSU Mount Vernon NWREC.

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
– CINA Certification Exam – Required for advanced modules coming in 2019

To sign up go to https://cideroctober19.brownpapertickets.com/

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Jun 15 12:00 PM

Lost Giants Cider 1st Anniversary Celebration!

Sat, Jun 15, 2019
12:00 PM — 9:00 PM
Lost Giants Cider (map) Google CalendarICS

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Apr 26 12:00 PM

BC Cider Week 2019

Fri, Apr 26, 2019, 12:00 PM — Sun, May 5, 2019, 11:00 PM Google CalendarICS

The Northwest Cider Association invites you to celebrate it’s 5th annual British Columbia Cider Week. This week long series of events will take place around the province from Victoria to Kelowna with 5 major festivals where you can meet the makers and sip from the 30 makers across the province!

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Apr 6 12:00 PM

Cider Rite of Spring 2019

Sat, Apr 6, 2019
12:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Leftbank Annex (map) Google CalendarICS

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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Mar 18 8:00 AM

Cider and Perry Production – A Foundation at Oregon State University

Mon, Mar 18, 2019, 8:00 AM — Fri, Mar 22, 2019, 4:00 PM Oregon State University (map) Google CalendarICS

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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Mar 11 8:00 AM

Cider & Perry Production – A Foundation

Mon, Mar 11, 2019, 8:00 AM — Fri, Mar 15, 2019, 4:00 PM Washington State University Mt. Vernon (map) Google CalendarICS

This five-day course provides students with expert knowledge of cider and perry principles and practices. The curriculum is taught by WSU 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.

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Feb 9 5:00 PM

Wassail at Western Cider

Sat, Feb 9, 2019
5:00 PM — 11:00 PM
Western Cider (map) Google CalendarICS

On February 9th, Western Cider hosts the seasonal rite of Wassail. The ancient ritual of wassailing apple trees is well known in the cider regions of England. Western Cider is in their second year of bringing their version of Wassail to Montana. Humorous and strange rituals are performed to ward off bad spirits from the orchard and encourage the good spirits to provide a bountiful crop for the following year.

In some traditions, the men of a village went out to the orchards carrying the “wassail bowl” filled with warm cider, to serenade and ridicule the apple trees into producing fruit.

The festivities will include costumed pageantry, singing, theater, and music in their outdoor cider garden. Ken Grinde will produce and direct a small play for this year’s event. Ken has assembled a group of local actors, a choir, and the River City Players to entertain. The first cider from Western’s orchard harvest will be released the night of Wassail. They are also serving a special, hot drink made from a New England style cider they call The Colonial.

Western Cider is encouraging everyone to attend the festivities in “Old World” costumes. They will be hosting several workshops in their tasting room to help prepare you for the festivities including mask, crown, and costume making – in partnership with Zootown Arts Community Center, Farm Hand Farm, and Earth Within Flowers. The Clay Studio of Missoula previously hosted a clay cup making class to equip attendees with an old-style cup to drink out of during the celebration.

You can follow Western Cider’s stories on Instagram and Facebook as they familiarize the community with this ancient celebration. “Since last year, our goal with Wassail has been to bring the community together during a bleak time of year in the hope of a good harvest. We want to partner with artists, performers, and anyone excited to add to Wassail’s participatory nature. It’s a holiday we know Missoula will have fun with once they understand its heritage and concept. It’s the best party in Missoula!” says Matthew LaRubbio, co-owner at Western Cider.

Western Cider is asking that people dress warm and arrive around 5pm on Saturday, February 9th. A suggested entry of $5 is being asked to support the performers. See facebook.com/westerncider/events

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Dec 12 8:00 AM

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

Wed, Dec 12, 2018
8:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Mountain View Grange (map) Google CalendarICS

Join WSU and OSU Extension for an all-day, exploratory workshop for those interested in orchard-to-glass commercial craft cider and perry production in the Mid- Columbia Gorge region. The event will bring together speakers from OSU and WSU’s cider teams, along with panels of tree fruit growers and cidermakers.

https://wsu-osu-mid-columbia-craft-cider-prod-12-12-18.brownpapertickets.com/

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Nov 17 1:00 PM

Cider Riot’s 2nd Annual Pressing Matters Festival

Sat, Nov 17, 2018
1:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Cider Riot! (map) Google CalendarICS

Pressing Matters, the first Proper Cider and Real Ale Festival in North America returns to Cider Riot!® Saturday, November 17th. Showcasing two-dozen ciders made from traditional bittersweet and bittersharp cider apples and five cask-conditioned ales, Pressing Matters tips its cap to the fermentation traditions of England and France and celebrates the innovation of American cidermakers and brewers.

“One of my favorite quotes about cidermaking is that ‘making cider from eating apples is like trying to make Pinot Noir from Concord grapes,’” says Cider Riot! instigator and cidermaker Abram Goldman-Armstrong. “We’re hosting Pressing Matters to show people how amazing ciders made from bittersweet and bittersharp cider apples such as Kingston Black, Yarlington Mill, or Marie Maynard can be.”

The festival runs from one to 8pm Saturday, November 17th, at Cider Riot!’s Pub and Production Facility at 807 NE Couch St, in Portland. The casks of ale will be tapped in the traditional manner with taps driven in with mallet at the festival opening. In addition to the spectacular ciders and ales, there will be a dance performance by the Bridgetown Morris Men at 2pm, and cider apple tasting at 3pm.

All-vinyl DJs follows the festival at 8pm, so bring your dancing shoes.

Children are welcome at the event, and food will be available from No Q’ No Taqueria, Cider Riot!’s resident foodcart. Admission is free, tasting tickets are $3 each. A glass and five tickets is $20, a glass and 12 tickets is $40 day of, $35 in advance, with Early Bird packages for $30 available until October 17th.

Tickets: https://www.merctickets.com/events/59667820/pressing-matters-proper-cider-and-real-ale-festival

Ciders Available:
Cider Riot!: Porter’s Perfection single varietal, Shaken Tree Yarlington Mill single varietal, Kingston Black single varietal, a French-meets English collaboration with E.Z. Orchards, 1763 Revolutionary West Country Cider vintages 2015 and 2016 and 2017on draught, 2013, 2014 available in the bottle. Cider Riot! will also be offering two vintages of perry made from traditional perry pears from the famed White Oak Cider Farm in the Ribbon Ridge AVA of Yamhill County.

Guest Ciders from:
Dragon’s Head, Portland Cider Company, Alpenfire Cider, Bull Run Cider,
Carlton Cyderworks,Wandering Aengus Ciderworks, E.Z. Orchards Cidre, Finnriver Farm & Cidery, Stone Circle Cider, Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider with more to come.

Cask Ales from:
Machine House, Gigantic, Brewers Union Local 180, Burnside, and Baerlic Brewing

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Oct 13 1:00 PM

WindFall Cider Fest and Bluegrass

Sat, Oct 13, 2018
1:00 PM — 9:00 PM
Kittitas Valley Event Center (map) Google CalendarICS

Twelve regional cideries plus four live bands gather in Ellensburg on October 13 for a celebration of the season’s bounty and bright colors. There has never been such a grand collection of tunes and taps in central Washington. Each ciderhouse will bring two or three flavors, providing enough variety to make the most experienced taster swoon. Local craft beer, wine, soft drinks and food will be available.

Before the taps open, Bre Ewing (WSU) will be teaching a two hour class on history, theory, practice and tasting cider. Cider School starts at 1:00, space is limited.
Taps open at 3:00, the first band, The W Lovers begins at 3:30, followed by Dodgy Mountain Men, Bootleg Sunshine, and finally, Old Salt Union. The public WindFall closes at 9:00, and is followed by the Golden Apple After Party for VIPs, Sponsors, Volunteers, Ciderhouse staffers and a few special guests. WindFall Cider Fest and Bluegrass is a benefit for Kittitas Environmental Education Network (KEEN) a 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit. Please go to www.windfallciderfest.org for tickets.

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Oct 12 12:00 PM

2nd Annual Olympic Peninsula Apple and Cider Festival

Fri, Oct 12, 2018, 12:00 PM — Sun, Oct 14, 2018, 6:00 PM Olympic Peninsula, WA (map) Google CalendarICS

WHAT:

Olympic Peninsula Apple & Cider Festival

Fall abundance is celebrated with the second annual Olympic Peninsula Apple & Cider Festival, October 12 – 14, 2018. Appreciate 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 join for one, two, or all three days of feasting, tasting and celebration. Events take place on the North Eastern tip of the Olympic Peninsula in East-Jefferson County – single ticket event or full weekend access tickets may be purchased now at AppleandCiderFest.com.

WHERE:

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

WHEN:

October 12-14, 2018

TICKETS:

Single event pricing range: $15-$30 – ON SALE NOW

Full access weekend pass: $65 per person

To purchase: AppleandCiderFest.com

SOCIAL:

AppleandCiderFest.com

Facebook – appleandciderfest

#OlyCiderFest

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Oct 8 8:30 AM

Cider & Perry Production – A Foundation

Mon, Oct 8, 2018, 8:30 AM — Fri, Oct 12, 2018, 3:30 PM Washington State University (map) Google CalendarICS

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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