Orcas Island Cider & Mead Festival
Jul
23
11:00 am11:00

Orcas Island Cider & Mead Festival

  • Village Green

Join us for the 6th annual Orcas Island Cider & Mead Festival benefiting our Farm to Cafeteria Program.

An awesome variety of hard cider and mead producers from California to Canada will be pouring samples and selling bottles to take home. There will be music and fermentation demos at the festival and food pairings at local restaurants and bars. 

Summer is a fantastic time to visit Orcas so plan your visit soon.

OrcasIslandCiderFest.org

Jul
25
Aug 28

PSU's Basic Business for Craft Beverages Course

(100% Online; 5-Weeks)

PSU's Business of Craft Brewing Certificate guides students through the process of writing an investor-ready business plan for either a brewery, cidery, or distillery, and this is the first required course in the program.

This non-credit course provides an overview of craft beverage businesses: breweries, cideries, meaderies, and distilleries. Throughout this five weeks of introductory content, students cover the various business models, players, and processes that go into making and selling craft beer, cider, mead, and distilled spirits. From growing grains, hops, and fruit to malting, brewing, distribution, and retail environments, participants learn about strategies, terminology, and costs. Students complete a basic business plan covering the Cost of Goods Sold and potential revenue from diverse distribution channels.

Content Highlights:
An overview of the craft beverage industry, competitive dynamics, trends, and opportunities
Transitioning from the field to the end consumer and the associated costs
Regulations in specific regions: taxes, licenses, and constraints on different business models
Strategies for differentiating product
How to create or improve a basic business plan for a new or existing business
Conducting financial analysis to support the plan

Prerequisites: None

Required Materials: All content is provided; No additional fees or books to purchase.

Technical Requirements:
Reliable internet
Microsoft Excel and a basic understanding of how to use it
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Ability to view YouTube and Vimeo videos

Cost: $699

Event Phone: (503) 719-7657

Website: www.pdx.edu/cepe/craft-beer-distribution

Jul
25
Aug 28

PSU Craft Beverage Distribution Course

PSU's fully online, 4-course Business of Craft Brewing Certificate guides students through the process of writing an investor-ready business plan for either a brewery, cidery, or distillery, and this elective course in the program covers distribution in the craft beverage industry.

In the North America and other parts of the world, distribution is highly regulated on both a national and state level. As the craft beverage industry grows, distribution has faced intense consolidation creating fewer and fewer wholesalers to choose from. In this class, the instructors cover content that helps each student understand the ins and outs of distribution as well as the dynamics of different systems so they can navigate various tiers of distribution (retail and wholesale) to get their products into consumers hands.

Event Phone: (503) 719-7657

Website: www.pdx.edu/cepe/craft-beer-distribution

Aug
1
Aug 5

Cider and Perry Academy - A Foundation at OSU

  • Oregon State University

Great cider requires art, science and even a little bit of history.

Taught by an OSU Fermentation Science expert, 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 pilot brewery in the heart of the Willamette Valley. The course will consist of lectures, hands-on work and sensory analysis.

Event Phone: (541) 737-4197

VISIT THE WEBSITE

Aug
6
12:00 pm12:00

6th Annual Summer Cider Day

  • Northwest Maritime Center

Join us for the 6th Annual NWCA Summer Cider Day held in Port Townsend, WA at the Northwest Maritime Center, a beautiful indoor venue over looking the sound. This is a large cider tasting event featuring a diverse array of craft local and regional hard ciders.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. You get 8 tasting tickets and a souvenir glass. Live music, food for purchase and cider store so you take home what you love. VIP hour from 11:00 a.m. to noon.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

Aug
20
3:00 pm15:00

Sausage and Cider Fest

  • Covington Community Park

If you love sausage and you love hard cider, then you must attend the 2nd Annual Sausage and Cider Fest! Attendees will get to sip ciders and snack on sausage while enjoying live music and participating in lawn games on the grounds of 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!

Cider-makers are invited to participate in the festival with no booth fees and we reimburse you for the wholesale cost of beverage poured. If you are interested, send an email to admin@sausageandciderfest for a form and details.

WEBSITE | Facebook

Sep
8
Sep 18

Washington Cider Week

 
 

Washington Cider Week is from September 8th through the 18th. Keep checking back with us for updates as we get closer to this exciting event!

 

Sep
9
Sep 10

Cider Summit Seattle

Cider Summit Seattle 2016 is September 9-10. Stay tuned for event details!

Sep
16
3:00 pm15:00

Craft Brew Smackdown

  • Historic Downtown Albany

The Greater Albany Rotary Club, Historic Carousel and the Albany Downtown Association invite you to join us for the Craft Brew Smackdown taking place on Septembeer 16th, 2016 from 3pm to 8pm. The Craft Brew Smackdown brings breweries, cider houses and distilleries into historic downtown Albany small business storefronts so that the public can "taste" beer and cider and visit with local business owners.

Tickets are $20 for a tasting glass and ten tasting tickets; you will be able to buy additional tickets along the beer route. You will be able to purchase advance tickets at the Albany Visitors Association at 110 E 3rd St two weeks before the event. On the day of the event, you will be able to purchase tickets and get your mug and map at the Albany Visitors Association at the corner of 3rd & Lyon. You will need to provide proof of age at time of purchase.

The Downtown Trolley will be traveling the route and you can catch it - for FREE! - to take to your next tasting destination. Towards the end of the evening, the Downtown Trolley will be taking participants - for FREE!!! - to Calapooia Brewing Company and Deluxe Brewing for the two Smackdown After Partys!

This event is presented by the Greater Albany Rotary Club as a fundraiser for The Greater Albany Rotary Club, The Albany Historic Carousel & Museum and the Albany Downtown Association.

WEBSITE

Oct
15
Oct 22

BC Cider Week

BC Cider Week 2016 is October 15-22. Keep checking back for events and details as fall approaches!

Nov
7
Dec 10

PSU's Craft Beverage Business Management Course

(100% Online; 5-Weeks)

PSU's Business of Craft Brewing Certificate guides students through the process of writing an investor-ready business plan for either a brewery, cidery, or distillery, and this second course in the program covers specific aspects of craft beverage businesses from an operations and supply-chain perspective.

From employee management, to the 3-tier distribution system, and sustainability implementation, students work to align their operations with their missions. Participants are introduced to brewery, cidery, meadery, and distillery production and operations, as well as the interface between production and tasting room or restaurant. All students create a three-year operating plan for their concept and further develop their business plans by adding capital investments to the variable costs previously covered to end up with a simplified Profit and Loss Statement.

Content Highlights:
Operations planning, inventory, and forecasting
Fixed and variable costs
Profit and Loss Statements
Appropriate capacity for their business
Determining ROI for improvement projects
How to implement a basic quality control program
Strategy for purchasing and storing materials and managing packaging
The interactions of pub, food, and direct sales

Prerequisites: BB401: Basic Business for Craft Beverages

Technical Requirements:
Reliable internet
Microsoft Excel and a basic understanding of how to use it
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Ability to view YouTube and Vimeo videos

Cost: $699

Event Phone: (503) 719-7657

Website: www.pdx.edu/cepe/craft-beverage-business-management


Jun
25
12:00 pm12:00

Pacific Northwest Cider Awards & Tasting Festival

  • The Woods

Pacific Northwest Cider Awards (PNWCA) is pleased to announce its third annual cider competition and all-day cider festival taking place June 25, 2016 in Seattle.

PNWCA is comprised of a one-day private judging, followed by an all-day festival to be held at The Woods tasting room in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood. With more 145 ciders from 38 cideries submitted for the competition in 2015, the number is expected to rise this year thanks to the remarkable growth of cideries seen throughout Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho and Canada.

The festival is open to the public and featuring an estimated 30+ ciders on tap throughout the day, this exciting new event gives Seattle-area cider lovers the chance to enjoy specialty and limited edition ciders from producers throughout Washington, Oregon, Montana and Canada.

For the festival, we have a great lineup of specialty ciders from over 25 different cider producers throughout the Pacific Northwest. 

On tap (with more to be confirmed):
Bauman's Cider Company - Logan Berry, Clyde's Dry Cider
Wandering Aengus – Bloom, Bittersweet
Ward's Hard Cider - Ward's Hard Cider
Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse - Prohibition, Bramble Bubbly, Wild English
Blackfin Hard Cider - Pacific Peach
Grizzly Ciderworks - Pomnivore
Carlton Cyderworks - Imperial Asian Pear Cider, Citizen
2 Towns Ciderhouse - Bad Apple, Made Marion
Ole Swede LLC - Blueberry Cider, Sour Cherry Perry
#6 Cider Co. - Pomegranate
NV Cider - Watermelon Pear, Hoppin’ Pear
Seattle Cider Company –Gravenstein Rosé
Locust Cider - Elder & Oak
Portland Cider – StrawPerry, Kinda Dry
Apple Outlaw - Thompson Creek- Heritage Barrel Aged , Black Berry Bounty
Tieton - Sparkling Perry, Cranberry
Spire Mountain Cider - Crisp and Dry, Dry Hopped Apple
Finnriver - Lavendar Black Current, PearWood
Hub Cider - Hub Hard Cider, CranPerry
Phillippi Ciderhouse and Distillery - Snow Dance Fortified Cider
Schilling Cider - Grapefruit and Chill, Ginger
Longdrop Cider Co. - Over Yonder
Ciderhead - Quice Ciderhead

The Woods will be open Saturday, June 25 from 12-7pm for the event, with food, including gluten-free options available from Bread & Circuses, located within their tasting room. Tickets are now available online through Brown Paper Tickets.

$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Admission includes a PNWCA tasting glass and 8 tasting tokens, each good for a 4-ounce pour, of any of the 30+ Northwest ciders on tap

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION

Cider Riot!'s Fruit Cider Invitational
Jun
24
Jun 25

Cider Riot!'s Fruit Cider Invitational

  • Cider Riot!

Join us for the inaugural event on the Cider Riot!® patio as we celebrate the bounty of trees, bushes and vines from Oregon and beyond. We’ve hand-picked some of our favorite ciders that go one step beyond the apple from our own cellar and from some of our favorite Oregon cidermakers,  The Fruit Cider Invitational is a two day event held June 24th and 25th at the new Cider Riot patio located at 807 NE Couch. The invitational is open to everyone 21 and up to attend and runs from 4:00-8:00 pm on Friday and 2:00-8:00 on Saturday.
 
“It’s true that all cider starts with apples, but we wanted to celebrate the diversity and creativity of ciders being crafted with other fruits,” said Cider Riot! owner Abram Goldman-Armstrong. “From lowly strawberries to lofty lemons, we’ll have it all.”
 
Kebabs and gyros from Ramy’s Lamb Shack, Cider Riot’s resident foodcart, will be available throughout the invitational. Live acoustic bluegrass will be provided on Saturday from Licklog Dispute.
 
From Cider Riot!:
Oregon Hardy Kiwi Cider
Fragraria Corundum (Saphir Hops and Strawberries)
Chaos de Tejas Blood Orange Amarillo Hopped Cider
Lemmy’s Summer Camp Meyer Lemon Cider
And several extremely limited cask conditioned ciders
 
Limited one-off ciders from our friends at:
Portland Cider, Reverend Nats, Baird and Dewar, ^5 Cider, Apple Outlaw, Anthem Cider, Swift Cider, Bushwhacker Cider, New West Cider, and 2Towns Ciderhouse.
 
Cider Riot! Is a small-scale cidery located in founder Abram Goldman-Armstrong’s North Tabor garage, dedicated to producing flavorful refreshing craft and artisan ciders. Cider Riot! Has risen to prominence in the NW cider scene and is currently in the process of building a production facility and tasting room at 8th and NE Couch, just off East Burnside. The tasting room is slated to open in August, and the Fruit Cider Invitational marks the first event in the patio at the cidery’s new home, and is easily accessible via bicycle, bus, and streetcar.


When: June 24th 4-8pm, June 25th 2-8pm
How much: Admission is free, $2 tasting tickets will be available for purchase, a 4oz taste is 1 ticket, a full glass is 3 tickets.

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | Twitter: ciderriot

Jun
22
7:00 pm19:00

OMSI After Dark Ciderfest

  • Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Shoot off water rockets, concoct chemical creations, and explore the wonders of OMSI with no kids in sight! Enjoy a glass of wine while learning about robots, tornados, or fossils. Talk to a brewer about the science behind beer, or taste how an extra 10% cacao can make a difference in chocolate.

All that and more with OMSI After Dark, a night at the museum for the 21-and-over crowd filled with food, drink, and science fun!

OMSI After Dark + Ciderfest admission: $30/non-members, $20/OMSI Members and $10/OMSI After Dark Members. Admission includes OMSI After Dark admission, souvenir juice glass and 8 tasting tokens.

OMSI After Dark Only admission: $15/non-members, $7.50/OMSI members, and FREE for OMSI After Dark Members. Admission includes OMSI After Dark only, tasting not included.

Grow your cider know-how at OMSI After Dark. Drink up at our 3rd annual Ciderfest as we toast the history, tradition and science that goes into crafting cider.  

FOR TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE

Jun
20
Jun 24

Cider & Perry Production – A Foundation

  • Columbia Gorge Community College

Do you want to gain a broad understanding of cider & perry and acquire the mail skills & knowledge necessary to make quality products? Then this is THE class to attend!

Introduction & Class Goals
Peter Mitchell (Cider & Perry Academy, UK), one of the world’s leading authorities in cider production, NABC aims to provide:
• A broad appreciation of the main styles of cider & perry, along with an understanding of the Cider Industry -  including its historical development, its current position in the alcoholic drinks market and its future development
• Knowledge & understanding of the main principles & processes of cider and perry production
• Training in the practical skills necessary for the production of quality cider & perry
Additional class instruction by Marcus Robert, GM Tieton CiderWorks will cover cidery business analysis, sales & marketing, as well as tax law

The five day class involves hands-on practical lab work, lectures & workshops & cider tasting:
• A detailed step-by-step guide to cider & perry production
• An essential grounding in the chemistry & microbiology of cider & perry
• Practical training in the key skills of cider production and in the main methods of laboratory analysis
• Sensory analysis of cider & perry
• Cidery business analysis, financials, sales & marketing, tax

Registration fee includes detailed reference manual & workshop notes, documented instructions for laboratory analysis, lunch and beverages.  Full payment due at time of registration. Sorry, we are unable to hold spots for payment at a later date. Class strictly limited to 26 attendees.

Contact Information:    Karen Mauden, NABC      Karen@agbizcenter.org   425-466-8722

In collaboration with:

 

Sponsored by:

This program is funded in part by the Washington State Department of Commerce.

NABC is an equal opportunity employer and service provider.

Jun
17
Jun 18

Cider Summit Portland

  • Fields Neighborhood Park

Region's Largest Cider Festival Returns to the Pearl

What: 6th annual Cider Summit Portland, featuring over 150 ciders including regional favorites and international classics.

When: Friday, June 17 & Saturday, June 18. Admission times vary on each day, so please VISIT THE WEBISTE for exact times.

Available tickets: Exclusive VIP admission from 2pm-3pm on Friday, session continues through 8pm. VIP tickets are sold exclusively online.  General admission starts at 3pm Friday and continues through 8pm.  Saturday admission is from 12pm-5pm.  Re-entry allowed next day & anytime during sessions with event glass and wristband (worn on wrist).  PLEASE NOTE: last pour is 10 minutes prior to the close of each session.

Ticket cost: $30-$45 (plus service charges where applicable) depending on type of ticket purchased and when ticket is purchased.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Jun
12
Jun 16

OSU Craft Cidery Startup Workshop

  • Oregon State University

OSU’s exclusive Craft Cidery Startup Workshop returns to Portland June 12-16! Join us and learn the business from the pros leading the craft cider boom, including industry leaders from Wandering Aengus and Seattle Cider Co. Learn the essentials needed to launch or grow your own amazing cider brand, including marketing, management, law, intellectual property, finance and production. This popular course tends to fill up quickly, so we encourage you to register as early as possible.

EVENT PHONE: (541) 737-4197

VISIT THE WEBSITE

May
21
5:00 pm17:00

Rambling Route Pear Release Party

  • Tieton Cider Works
 

Join us for the launch of our brand new product, Rambling Route Hard Pear Cider! We are bringing in blues rock band Shoot Jake, a local favorite. We are also bringing in Yakima's own Hop Town Pizza. Come in and taste our new craft product! Children are welcome to attend with parents. No Cover fee.

Event Phone: (509) 571-1430

Website: www.tietonciderworks.com

Twitter: tietoncider

Facebook Fanpage: www.facebook.com/events/1797764217113824/

Cider Summit San Francisco
Apr
23
11:00 am11:00

Cider Summit San Francisco

  • The Presidio

SBS Imports and the Seattle Beer Collective are pleased to announce the return of their successful Cider Summit festival to The Presidio in San Francisco at the Civil War Parade Ground, adjacent to the Main Post.  Cider Summit San Francisco is presented by Whole Foods Market and will benefit The Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research, Berkeley Humane, and the California Cider Association.

The owners and cidermakers will be on hand to inform and guide guests through the tastings, which will be available in 4-ounce portions.  Cider Summit will feature over 120 ciders including regional favorites and international classics.  The event will also feature specially selected food pairings from Whole Foods Market, a "Dog Lounge" hosted by Berkeley Humane, as well as an event store featuring Cider Summit t-shirts and other merchandise.

Stay up to date on additional details on Facebook and Twitter #CiderSummitSF. 

For details, visit the website: cidersummitnw.com/sfeventinfo

Cider Rite of Spring 2016
Mar
19
12:00 pm12:00

Cider Rite of Spring 2016

  • Tiffany Center

Named the best NW cider festival by SIP Northwest Magazine, The Northwest Cider Association presents Cider Rite of Spring, held at the Tiffany Center in Portland, Oregon on March 19th, 2016.

Northwest cideries confirmed to date include 2 Towns Cider House, Alter Ego Cider, Apple Outlaw, Atlas Cider Co., Bauman's Cider, Carlton Cyderworks, Cider Riot!, Dragon's Head Cider, E.Z. Orchards, Finnriver Farm & Cidery, Grizzly Cider, Hedgerow Cidery, Locust Cider, McMenamins Edgefield, Neigel Vintners Cider, New West Cider, Portland Cider Co., Red Tank Cider, Reverend Nat's Hard Cider, Rogue Cider, Schilling Cider, Snowdrift Cider Co., Spire Mountain Cider, Square Mile Cider, Swift Cider, Tieton Ciderworks, and Wandering Aengus Ciderworks.

Attendees must be 21 years old and will receive a glass and eight tasting tickets. Food will be available for purchase with live music throughout the event. A pop-up retail store will give attendees the chance to buy their favorite ciders from the event to take home.  Doors will open at 11 a.m. for sponsors, media and NWCA members. Cider Rite of Spring is sponsored by FruitSmart, Locust Cider, Portland Cider Company, Saxco International, Cascade Wine Services, Stoel Rives LLP, Tamiyasu Orchards, and Finnriver Farm and Cidery. Proceeds benefit the Northwest Cider Association.

Tickets are $30 at the door, $25 in advance and $20 for NWCA members.

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online.

Tickets are also for sale at Portland Cider Company's Cider House in Portland. Go grab a glass of cider and get your tickets!

Cider Rite of Spring 2016 is Sponsored By:

 
 
 
 
 

 TAMIYASU ORCHARDS

 

 

 

 

Feb
27
11:00 am11:00

Cider Summit Chicago

  • Navy Pier Grand Ballroom

SBS Imports and the Seattle Beer Collective are pleased to announce the return of their successful Cider Summit festival to Chicago, IL. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, February 27, 2016 in two sessions - 11am-3pm and 4pm-8pm in the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier. Cider Summit Chicago is presented by Binny’s Beverage Depot and will once again benefit The Great Lakes Cider & Perry Association and Heartland Alliance.

The owners and cidermakers will be on hand to inform and guide guests through the samplings which will be available in 4-ounce portions. Cider Summit will feature over 150 ciders including regional favorites and international classics from countries such as England, Scotland, France, and Spain. The event will also feature specially selected food pairings, regional and national cider association display booths, and an event store featuring Cider Summit t-shirts and other merchandise.

For tickets and event information, please visit cidersummitnw.com/chicagoeventinfo

Feb
5
8:00 pm20:00

Skimmity Hitchers Live at Cider Riot!

  • 807 Northeast Couch Street Portland, OR, 97232 United States

Cider Riot! Celebrates New Production Facility with Skimmity Hitchers Live from England

Special limited edition ciders from Cider Riot! and select local producers including EZ Orchards, Wandering Aengus, Reverend Nat’s, and Portland Cider. Montiel’s Cocina will be providing tamales and tacos.

Entry is $5 at the door, free with CiderCON badge, 21+

For more information:
read the press release | ciderriot.com | skimmityhitchers.com

Call or email Abram Goldman-Armstrong ciderriot@gmail.com 503-730-5597.

Enter the Dragon. NWCA's Pre CiderCon Cider Reception TRADE EVENT
Feb
2
6:00 pm18:00

Enter the Dragon. NWCA's Pre CiderCon Cider Reception TRADE EVENT

  • Green Dragon Bistro & Pub

The Northwest Cider Association welcomes cidermakers and cider professionals from around North America and around the world for CiderCon with a warm up event you won't forget. 24 NWCA members specially selected a terrific list of their own wares offering attendees access to a dreamy cider line up that will be hard to top at this conference. 

This is unfortunately strictly a Trade Event. ONLY CiderCon Attendees and NWCA Members may attend. Pick up an invite at Registration Tuesday or we can look up your name at the door.

Event priced 10oz cider tap and bottles pours. Taco Bar and Pork Sliders generously provided by Saalfeld Griggs PC & Global Stainless Systems 


Special cider selections from the following NWCA Members

2 Towns Cider (OR)
Alpenfire Cider (WA)
Alter Ego (OR)
Apple Outlaw (OR)
Cider Riot (OR)
Dragon's Head Cider (WA)
EZ Orchards (OR)
Finnriver Cider (WA)
Grizzly Ciderworks (WA)
Nashi Orchards (WA)
Neigel Vintner (WA)
New West Cider (OR)

Portland Cider (OR)
Red Tank Cider (OR)
Reverend Nat's Hard Cider (OR)
Rogue Cider (OR)
Schilling Cider (WA)
Seattle Cider (WA)
Snowdrift Cider Co. (WA)
Square Mile Cider (OR)
Swift Cider (OR)
Tieton Cider Works (WA)
Wandering Aengus (OR)
Whitewood Cider Co. (WA)

 

Dec
5
4:00 pm16:00

The EastBurn Presents: 2nd Annual Ciderfest

  • The Eastburn

This event promotes the amazing ciders being produced in the Pacific Northwest and benefits Toys For Tots.

Entry fee is $10, which gives you 5 tasting tokens. Patrons will also receive an Eastburn Ciderfest glass. Additional tokens will also be available for purchase at the door. Patron's who bring in donations will receive 5 EXTRA TOKENS per toy donated.

We will have live music upstairs in the dining room and a DJ in the Tap Room and a raffle.

www.theeastburn.com

Nov
13
Nov 14

McKenzie Cider and Craft Beer Festival

  • Willamalane Center

A two-day celebration of the season's finest ciders and craft beers, the McKenzie Cider and Craft Beer Festival will feature 150 different brews on Friday November 13- Saturday November 14. Cost is only $15 at the door and allows entrance for both days, a festival glass and two initial tasting tickets. Additional tickets are available for $1 each. Presale tickets are only $12 and include an extra token. Available at www.mccbf.com.

The McKenzie After 5 Rotary and Springfield Rotary, with the help of Courtyard by Marriott are presenting this 4th annual festival. Doors open at 5 pm on Friday. In addition to delicious beverages, there will be food for purchase and great music.

On Saturday doors open at noon and families and children are welcome until 5pm. While Mom and Dad taste their way around the festival there will be puppets, face painting, balloon animals and real animals to entertain the kids. Football fans can enjoy their beverage while watching one of 4 televisions set up for the games. Musical entertainment will again be offered in the evening. Closing at 11pm.

The event is a fundraiser for the local non-profit organizations "Bags of Love" and the "Willamalane Foundation" in addition to other projects sponsored by each of the sponsoring Rotary Clubs.

Are you a home cider or beer brewer? Participate in the 2nd Homebrew Contest. All information, rules, dropoffs, and entry form are available on our website, mccbf.com

Hope to see you there.

Website | Facebook

Nov
12
6:30 pm18:30

City Fruit 5th Annual Cider Taste

  • Pike Place Atrium

City Fruit’s 5th Annual Cider Taste fundraiser will be held on Thursday, November 12th between 6:30 and 9:00 PM at the Pike Place Atrium Kitchen (1433 First Avenue). Tickets are limited, and must be purchased online at the link above.

All tickets include one event passport, souvenir glass, tastes from ten Northwest cidermakers, and five small plates plus one amuse bouche from local chefs. Participating cideries include Alpenfire Organic Hard Cidery, Dragonhead Cider, Finnriver Farm & Cidery, Grizzly Ciderworks, Nashi Orchards, Seattle Cider Co., Schilling Cider, Snowdrift Cider, Tieton Cider Works, and Whitewood Cider Co.

For the first time, this year’s event will feature six outstanding chefs including Ethan Stowell, Jerry Traunfeld, Thierry Rautureau, Daisley Gordon, John Sundstrom, and Erik Jackson who will create original small plate pairings to accompany the ciders. The evening will also feature a live auction and the chance to bid on cider-themed prizes and unique local experiences.

All event proceeds will benefit the 2016 harvest, which brings fresh, local fruit to over 50 meal programs and food banks across the city.

Website | Facebook | Twitter: cityfruit

Nov
6
8:15 am08:15

Business of Making Hard Cider Work Shop

  • Skagit Farmers Supply (Main Office)

The Northwest Agriculture Business Center, WSU - Northwest Washington Research & Extension Center, and the Northwest Cider Association will present a one-day cider making business development workshop for new or existing operations. Industry professionals will provide information about production, economics, business plans, risk management and marketing that will provide assistance to both the veteran and the aspiring cider maker. The goal of this workshop is to help maximize cidery business performance. 

Classes will include:

• Cidery Investment and Operating Costs

• Buying Apples/Cider from the Producer

The class will be held in the Skagit Farmers Supply main office conference room.  Access is through the rear of the building.  Parking is available in the front or rear lots, or on the street.

Fee includes beverages and lunch.

NABC Network members receive a 10% discount on registration. Please contact the NABC office for the discount code.

NABC would like to thank our collaborators:

Oct
30
8:30 am08:30

Cider & Perry Orcharding

  • Quincy Fire Station

The Northwest Cider Association/NWCA offers a workshop tailor made for Cider & Perry Orchardists. Orchardists and their crews are encouraged to attend this workshop. This is a “first ever” for Eastern Washington!

Gary Moulton, Pomologist and experienced Cider & Perry Orchardist will present on critical issues of growing these specialty fruits.

This will be practical, hands on workshop with part of the day spent in the orchard.  Be certain to dress for the weather!

· Cider & Perry Varietals
· Soil Fertility & Amendments
· Planning, Planting & Orchard Layout
· Pest Control
· Grafting
· Pruning, Training & Fruit Thinning

Hours: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Fee: $95 – includes beverages & lunch
Paid online through registration link/NABC

Registration: www.agbizcenter.org

Questions/Contact: Karen Mauden
Karen@agbizcenter.org    425-466-8722

 

Oct
17
Oct 25

BC Cider Week

Cider is hot! This week kicks off with the first craft cider festival at Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse. Then sample a wide variety of great Northwest ciders throughout the region served up in a wide variety of cool and creative ways, Get out and explore tap takeovers, cider dinners, food and cider pairings, cider flights and cocktails featuring cider and spirits. Stay tuned for a detailed events calendar this summer!

www.bcciderweek.com

 

Oct
10
Oct 11

Cider Fest 2015 - A Harvest Celebration

  • Orondo Cider Works

A year’s worth of care and prayer now brings us to the harvest—a time of great excitement and joy as the crop is gathered. Truly a time for celebrating with friends and kin! Please join us for the fun. Live Music, Kids activities, Bin Train Orchard tours, Pumpkin Patch, BBQ, Cider Tasting, Apple Slingshot and more. Our cider tasting is presented by Orondo Community Scholarships. They use the funds raised to support local students in pursuit of college educations. You can help a good cause as you learn more about some of the wonderful ciders from our area.

www.orondociderworks.com
Event Phone: (509) 784-1029
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Contact:
Sharon Podlich
sfpodlich@gmail.com

 

Cider Swig - 2nd Annual Greater Peninsula Cider Festival
Sep
26
12:00 pm12:00

Cider Swig - 2nd Annual Greater Peninsula Cider Festival

  • Greater Gig Harbor Foundation

2ND ANNUAL CIDER SWIG TO FEATURE AMAZING REGIONAL CIDERS, LIVE MUSIC, GREAT FOOD & MORE!

Following on a tremendous inaugural event in 2014, the CIDER SWIG returns to Gig Harbor on National Public Lands Day 2015.

Last year, over 1,200 joined the CIDER SWIG for a fun-filled afternoon of cider sipping, noshing delectable eats, taking in live music, cider-centric arts, "apple launching", and great fun in the Kids Apple Zone!

Coming into our second year of the CIDER SWIG we have over 50 regional ciders lined up to date! Many are NWCA members - including Tieton Cider Works.

Again, select food pairings will be provided by local restaurants / food trucks and cideries will have presented ciders for sale, under the Cider Tent, to take home.

The Cider Swig Stage will be ALIVE - giving you a chance to "get your swig on" throughout the day!

TICKETS
$18 - VOLUNTEER
$28 - ONLINE (TO 9/15)
$32 - LATE ONLINE (THRU 9/25)
$35 - AT GATE (9/26 @ GATE - *LIMITED)
$10 - DESIGNATED DRIVER

*Ticket sales limited to 1,400. Advance ticket purchase encouraged.

Ticket price includes: 5 drink tokens, commemorative festival glass, and access to music, food, Cider Talk/Demonstration tent, 'Apple Launch Challenge', cider press demonstrations, and other activities. Additional tokens available at festival.

ID is required to enter the Cider Garden. Under 21 free entry (no Cider Garden access).


OTHER FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
This is an accessible and family-fun event. The Kids Apple Zone will have a variety of games and activities for those under 21, cider demonstrations/talks/tips and more by area experts, and a drop-off for children under 12. Accessible pathways will be present to ensure all can participate in this community event.

Proceeds go to support environmental conservation, education, and local initiatives that include maintaining and expanding area parks and trails, and protecting agricultural and natural lands, and our greater Gig Harbor and Key peninsula region watershed.

Cidery/Cidermaker Application available on line at: www.gigharborfoundation.org/cider-swig or send us an email @ ciderswig@gigharborfoundation.org.

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Introduction to Home Hard Cider Making at Finnriver Farm & Cidery
Sep
26
Sep 27

Introduction to Home Hard Cider Making at Finnriver Farm & Cidery

  • Finnriver Farm & Cidery

Join Finnriver Farm & Cidery for an Autumn day on the Olympic Peninsula to learn how to make your own hard cider! This workshop provides a history and overview of hard cider styles and production, and instruction in basic principles of apple selection, pressing, fermentation, aging and bottling.

Sep
19
4:00 pm16:00

Harvest Moon Festival: Cider, Brews & Blues

  • Skagit Riverwalk Park

A celebration of the harvest, featuring blues music and local craft beers and ciders. Enjoy an autumn evening on our beautiful new Riverwalk Park plaza, with the magic Skagit River as a backdrop for wonderful music, food, and libations! Put on by the Mount Vernon Downtown Association.

Event phone: (360) 336-3801

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