Exploring Commercial Craft Hard Cider & Perry Production: From orchard to glass
Dec
12
8:00 AM08:00

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

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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Cider & Perry Production - A Foundation
Mar
11
to Mar 15

Cider & Perry Production - A Foundation

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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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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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BC Cider Week 2019
Apr
26
to May 5

BC Cider Week 2019

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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Cider Riot's 2nd Annual Pressing Matters Festival
Nov
17
1:00 PM13:00

Cider Riot's 2nd Annual Pressing Matters Festival

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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WindFall Cider Fest and Bluegrass
Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

WindFall Cider Fest and Bluegrass

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
to Oct 14

2nd Annual Olympic Peninsula Apple and Cider Festival

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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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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Vashon CiderFest
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Vashon CiderFest

VASHON CIDERFEST 2018

Saturday October 6th, 2018

Join us on Saturday October 6th for Vashon’s CiderFest as the Vashon community celebrates of all things cider! The Fun Starts at 10AM

Cider has deep roots in American history. In colonial times, hard cider was by far the most popular alcoholic beverage, far more than whiskey, wine, or beer. Apple orchards were planted throughout the states, not for eating but for making cider. Many small farms grew cider apples and produced cider, sometimes supplementing farm worker wages with the fermented product.


Why cider lost popularity in the US is up for scholarly debate, but as more people look to eat local, support sustainable agriculture and help small farms grow artisan crafted local ciders are growing in popularity. Vashon is home to many small farms, specialty orchards and talented cider makers. Even the casual gardener has apple and pear trees growing in their yards and probably has a cider press in the garage.

The day will be filled with fun events, exhibits and treats for all ages.  Some of the planned activities are:

FRESH CIDER PRESSING! 10 AM to 4 PM
Vashon Village across from the Vashon Library in front of the Lodges on Vashon
17205 Vashon Hwy SW

The Vashon Island Fruit Club will be pressing Vashon grown apples and selling fresh cider and homemade apple crisps! Kids will get a chance to press apples with the Kid's Press. The Fruit Club will be recruiting members, selling jugs of fresh pressed juice, serving up Hot Apple Cider and home made Apple Crisps. Combine all that with live music from local musicians and you have a perfect way to start the fall season.

APPLE ID: Vashon Island Fruit Club experts Emily MacRae & Dr. Bob Norton will be on hand to help you identify your mystery apples. Bring 3 to 4 samples of each for identifying.

FRUIT TREE SALES: Also if you want to start growing your own fruit the Fruit Club will be taking orders for trees specially selected to grow well on Vashon Island. 

Saturday Farmer's Market 10 AM to 2 PM
Village Green 

SELF SERVE APPLRE PRESS BYOA! Bring your own Apples (not picked up from the ground) and use the VIGA Cider Press to make your own fresh Cider. VIGA will provide containers and experts on hand to show you what to do. Free, but donations are accepted. 

FIRE & RESCUE OPEN HOUSE! 10 AM to 2 PM
Fire Station 55 at 10020 SW Bank Rd.

Stop by Vashon Island Fire and Rescue will have their Annual Family Open House at Fire Station 55. Stop by to visit with local Fire & Rescue staff, enjoy, hot dogs, bouncy houses, fire trucks, an, air lift demonstration and other fun activities.


NASHI ORCHARDS TASTING ROOM & ORCHARD TOUR!
Tour at 10 AM, Tasting Room Open until 5PM
25407 Wax Orchard Road SW

Take a tour of Nashi Orchards to see what makes their Cider & Perry so special.


DRAGON'S HEAD TASTING ROOM & ORCHARD TOURS!
Tour at 11 AM, Tasting Room Open until 5PM
18201 107th Ave SW

Tour the orchards of Vashon's own Dragon's Head Cider

VASHON HERITAGE CIDER TASTING! 2 PM to 6  PM
The Lodges on Vashon Pavilion
17205 Vashon Hwy SW

Entrance is $15 and includes a CiderFest tasting glass, and 5 tickets for tasting the various ciders.  Must be over 21 years old.
The Vashon Island Growers Association will be hosting the Heritage Hard Cider tasting.  The tasting event will feature heritage cider producers that focus on selecting high quality apple varieties for their ciders.  Dragon’s Head Cider, Nashi Orchards, Alpenfire, Liberty Ciderworks and Whitewood Cider will all be pouring samples.  

FOOD BY ORCA EATS


Look for CIDERFEST SPECIALS at local restaurants, galleries and stores!

     

The day will be filled with fun events, exhibits and treats for all ages, visit www.vashonciderfest.com for more info.

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Wildcraft Cider Works - 4th Annual Harvest Party!
Oct
5
to Oct 6

Wildcraft Cider Works - 4th Annual Harvest Party!

Event Description: Announcing Wildcraft Cider Works’ 4th Annual Harvest Party, featuring: live music, live art, cider making olympics, apple pressing, apple carnival games, photo booth, face painting, non-profit education, exclusive street food, special fall cider releases and much, much more!

Harvest Party is a gathering of entrepreneurs, businesses and artists from Eugene and all around the globe. All share a common vision of exhibiting creative methods to utilize untapped resources and come together as a community in support of a more sustainable future. It is also a commemorative celebration in honor of the Community Apple Drive participants and their efforts to bring awareness to and help reduce the abundance of wasted resources in our locality. Harvest Party is our way of expressing love and gratitude for all of the hearts and hands that have gone into creating a high quality crafted product using locally sourced materials while continuing to beautify our land and our people in the process. 

Friday - 5pm-Midnight (minors allowed until 9pm)

Polyrythmics
Scarub of Living Legends
Ultimate Fantastic
Marv Ellis and We Tribe

Hosted by 80HD and Kingsley Strange

Saturday - 1pm -Midnight (minors allowed until 7pm)

Lyrics Born
Erica Dee and Aima the Dreamer
Sol Seed
Alcyon Massive
Kudana

Hosted by Erica Dee

Saturday Activities - 

Apple Carnival Games, Photo Booth, Apple Pressing, Cider Making Olympics, Face Painting by Fairytayle Faces

Food by: Black Wolf Supper Club, Marche, Krob Krua, Dominican Delights, Da Nang Vietnamese Eatery, Red Five Hot Dogs, and Fishermans Market  

Live Art by: Steven Lopez AKA Frustrate

Non-profit partners: Long Tom Watershed Council, Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah, School Garden Project and Mckenzie River Trust



TICKETING INFORMATION:

FRIDAY: https://bpt.me/3607329
TWO-DAY PASS: https://bpt.me/3607329
Advance tickets on-line are $12
Advance two day passes are $25
Day of show tickets on-line and at the door are $15
OR trade in 4 Apple Drive Vouchers!
Kids 12 and under get in FREE until 9pm

SATURDAY: https://bpt.me/3607427
Advance tickets on-line are $15
Day of show tickets on-line & at the door are $20
OR trade in 4 Apple Drive Vouchers!
Kids 12 and under get in FREE until 7pm

Wildcraft Cider Works was founded in 2013, by cider maker Sean Kelly. At Wildcraft Cider Works, we pride ourselves on developing innovative, artisanal dry ciders inspired by traditional and wild methodology. We insist on whole fruit and botanicals grown in Oregon to create pure ciders without artificial flavorings, sulfites or added sweeteners. Wildcraft Cider is uniquely dry, unpasteurized and bottle conditioned. We consider ourselves stewards of the outdoors and always act consciously to ensure that all ingredients are regionally and responsibly sourced.

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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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2018 Whidbey Island Cider Festival
Sep
29
to Sep 30

2018 Whidbey Island Cider Festival

Taste ciders from different NW cideries like Finnriver, Snowdrift, Montana CiderWorks, Shillings Hard Cider, Pear Up, Alpenfire, Locust Cider Chatter Creek, and Elemental. Come and enjoy delicious food from local vendors, learn about cider making and if you need your apple tree identified by an expert, bring an apple or two along. Children's activities including face painting by Painture Face, pressing apples, and much more.

Festival is FREE entry with an option to purchase cider tasting tickets. Must have ID with you to enter the hard cider tasting area.

Indoor/Outdoor event. Please wear comfy shoes.
Rain or shine. No refunds.

Please leave your furry friends at home.

General parking is in a grass field. Please wear appropriate footwear and walk carefully.
There are private residences on the property. Please respect their privacy by following the direction of all posted signs.

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  Portland Cider Co. Family Friendly Fall Apple Pressing Party
Sep
29
11:00 AM11:00

Portland Cider Co. Family Friendly Fall Apple Pressing Party

Portland Cider Company will hold its third annual Fall Apple Pressing Party on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 11am to 7pm at its Clackamas Taproom & Cidery, located at 8925 SE Jannsen Rd, Bldg. F. The family friendly event is free to attend.

The event will offer activities for all ages, including a bouncy house, an old school apple mill and press, hard cider ice cream stuffed donuts provided by Ice Cream Feens PDX, a special food menu, and live music from 3pm to 7pm. Those over 21 can enjoy cider slushies: one made with Portland Cider Co.’s Pumpkin Spice Cider, and the other a rotating fruit version.


The actual apple pressing will take place from 11am to 3pm, when guests can help press the apples collected from the cidery’s annual PDX Apple Recycling program. Portland Cider Co. has been accepting donations of edible quality fallen and unwanted summer apples from the community since August.

The apples pressed will be made into a cider called “Oregon Wild,” which will be released in December. Portland Cider Co. annually donates 100 percent of the net proceeds from its community cider to Oregon Wild, a nonprofit conservation organization that works to protect and restore Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife and waters. Edible quality apples will continue to be accepted daily from 9am to 9pm until October 31, with drop off at the company’s Clackamas Taproom & Cidery. 

About Portland Cider Company
Portland Cider Company was started in October 2012 by an Oregonian and a family of British expats with the mission of bringing cider, handcrafted in the English tradition, to the Northwest. It has two taproom locations: Portland Cider House at 3638 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214; and Portland Cider Co. Taproom & Cidery at 8925 SE Jannsen Rd, Bldg. F, Clackamas, OR 97015. For more information, visit www.PortlandCider.com and follow @PortlandCider on social media.

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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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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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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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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

  • North Willamette Research and Extension Center (map)
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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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