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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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.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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

City Fruit Celebrates: featuring Cider Taste & Harvest Party

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

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

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

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

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

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OSU Craft Cidery Startup Workshop
Nov
6
to Nov 10

OSU Craft Cidery Startup Workshop

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

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

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

Cornell University Cider & Perry Production Class

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

Please read the requirements below:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFO

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

OLYMPIC PENINSULA APPLE & CIDER FESTIVAL October 13-15!

WHAT:

Olympic Peninsula Apple & Cider Festival

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

WHERE:

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

COMPLETE WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Friday, October 13

The Firestarter, A Cider Feast

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

at Finistere, uptown Port Townsend

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

Saturday, October 14

Port Townsend Farmers Market

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

Hard Cider Tasting Festival

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

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

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and on

Sunday, October 15

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

Hours vary throughout the day

Seminars:

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

at Alpenfire Cidery

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

 

Live Music featuring Joy in Mudville

at Eaglemount Winery

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

 

Finnriver World Apple Day

at Finnriver Farm & Cidery

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

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

 

Participating Cideries in Saturday's Tasting Festival

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

Special Guest Producers

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

WHEN:

October 13-15, 2017

 

TICKETS:

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

Full access weekend pass: $145 per person

To purchase: AppleandCiderFest.com

 

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

Cider & Perry Production - A Foundation

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

The KEEN Cider Fest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please bring sensible shoes for an orchard tour.

Apple tasting, snacks and dinner to follow.

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

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Fall Fruit Festival
Oct
7
to Oct 8

Fall Fruit Festival

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

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

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Anacortes Bier on the Pier
Oct
6
to Oct 7

Anacortes Bier on the Pier

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

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

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

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

Tasting Cider PDX Book Release Party!

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

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

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4th Annual Cider Swig
Sep
30
11:30 AM11:30

4th Annual Cider Swig

THE CIDERS ARE COMING!

Join the fun at the Cider Swig, one of the largest cider-centered festivals in the Pacific Northwest.

The 4th annual Cider Swig returns to Gig Harbor with dozens of ciders to sip, live music on 2 stages, the 2nd annual Apple Pie Contest, apple launching, award winning "curbside cuisine" by area restaurants and food trucks, the Apple Carnivàle Kids Zone, and more!

Ciders presented for sampling will be for sale under the Cider Tent, so you can take your favorite ciders home to enjoy!

**Advance ticket purchase strongly encouraged - this popular regional event sells out each year!**

Ticket includes: 5 drink tokens, 6oz. festival glass, and access to all live music, food, and festival activities. Additional cider tokens are 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 enhanced Apple Carnivàle Kids 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.

Festival proceeds go to support environmental education, restoration and conservation efforts across our greater peninsulas. The Greater Gig Harbor Foundation is a qualified charitable 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization serving the greater Gig Harbor and Key peninsula region of Washington's South Puget Sound. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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First Annual Whidbey Island Cider Festival
Sep
30
11:00 AM11:00

First Annual Whidbey Island Cider Festival

Held at the Pacific Rim Institute of Environmental Stewardship near Coupeville, WA, USA this is the first cider festival held on Whidbey Island, WA, USA.

The charming island is 25 miles north of Seattle and is recognized as a first rate tourism destination, and is home to 70,000 islanders and a new agri-culinary movement Whidbey Island Grown. Guests will enjoy tasting cider as well as purchase local food pairings and participate in family friendly activities.

Participating cidermakers include: Alpenfire Cider (WA), Bull Run Cider (OR), Finnriver Farm & Cidery (WA), Locust Cider (WA), Montana CiderWorks (MT), Pear UP (WA), Reverend Nat's Hard Cider (OR), Seattle Cider Co. (WA), and Snowdrift Cider Co. (WA)

Guests are encouraged to bring their own heirloom apples for expert identification and to ask questions about how cider is made. Childrens activities including face painting by Painture Face. Indoor/Outdoor event. Please wear comfy shoes. Rain or shine. No refunds.

Tickets are $25 for the cider tasting, which includes eight pours and a commemorative glass. General admission is free.

For more info on Whidbey Island tourism, click here.

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Cider Fruit Selection: Understanding Variables that will Affect your Cider
Sep
20
to Sep 22

Cider Fruit Selection: Understanding Variables that will Affect your Cider

Put on by Central Washington University, this two and half day professional development workshop will provide students with
a better understanding of the complexity of apples for cider making. Taught at Tieton
Cider Works by their cider maker, Marcus Robert, Cider Fruit Selection is a unique
workshop and lecture program on the topics of apples, horticulture, testing for ripeness,
and fruit selection will give cider makers the detailed knowledge required to make a
delicious and unique cider.

Workshop Topics and Events include:

Apple Growing History
Basic Pome Horticulture
Orchard Architecture
Apple Variety Characteristics
Apple Chemistry
Cider Production
Harvest Conditions, Timing, & Techniques
Apple Disorders
Testing for Ripeness
Orchard Visit - Campbell Orchards
Washington Fruit and Produce Co Tour

To best provide an interactive and personal experience, the Cider Fruit Selection workshop will be limited to 30 participants. 

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Keeving Class in Seattle
Sep
8
8:45 AM08:45

Keeving Class in Seattle

Keeving is relatively unknown here in the US but many cidermakers in France and some in England have been keeving for years. This ancient method creates a flavor unlike any, finishing with a naturally sweet cider that holds the apple flavor and shows off your fruit's best qualities.

Come learn one more tool to add to your tool belt. 10 cidermakers from the NWCA were in Normandy, Brittany, and Somerset in May, learning the ins and outs of keeving and they want to share what they've learned just in time for you to play with this technique this season. This class is open to NWCA members (at a discount) and the general public.

Thanks to Renaissance Orchards, a company of Cider Supply, LLC, each attendee will receive a keeving kit!

Sponsored by the Washington State Department of Agriculture. Thanks to TeKu Tavern for providing a location.

 
 
 
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7th Annual Washington Cider Week
Sep
7
to Sep 17

7th Annual Washington Cider Week

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The Northwest Cider Association Announces It's Seventh Annual Washington Cider Week.

The Northwest Cider Association (NWCA) has announced the seventh annual Washington Cider Week, a 10-day craft cider celebration. Cider Week kicks off on September 7th.  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. Washington is one of seven states in the U.S. celebrating a Cider Week, joining California, Colorado, Michigan, New York, Oregon and Virginia. British Columbia has a Cider Week each spring. 

Cidermakers in Washington have plenty to celebrate and be proud of. Many of our region's cidermakers are gaining national recognition, not to mention receiving numerous national and international awards for their Northwest cider and perry.

Year after year cider continues to be the fastest-growing segment of the beverage market. Hard cider, crafted from apples with the same careful attention that wine is developed from grapes, is naturally gluten-free, and makes use of fruit varieties that date back hundreds of years. 

We expect over 100 separate activities and special menu items are planned throughout Washington state. Reservations are strongly encouraged for some events, such as the Seattle Cider Summit and cidermaker dinners.

Want to get involved?
Have an idea for a fantastic WACW cider event?

WACW is sponsored by:

 
 
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Total Solar ECLIPSE Celebration
Aug
21
11:00 AM11:00

Total Solar ECLIPSE Celebration

Celebrate the eclipse at 1859 Cider Co. with a night of music, $5 mimosa drink specials, and an exclusive cider made for this truly astronomical event!
We will get started after totality around 11 am.
Music will begin at 1pm with Garry Burford followed by;
3-5pm: Buddy Paprocks
6:30-8:30pm: Red Diesel
We will have to wait one hundred years till the next one, so come make memories to last.
21+
(Located in the in the alley between Court and Chemeketa Streets)

**Also, if you are interested in getting started early, 3 of a Kind will be playing the Sunday before starting at 6:30-8:30pm.**

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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.**

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

*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.

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Cider Riot! Celebrates 1st Pubiversary
Aug
5
12:00 PM12:00

Cider Riot! Celebrates 1st Pubiversary

Special limited edition ciders will be on tap: 1763 from 2015 and 2016, Lullaby of London Gin Barrel cider, Collaborations with EZ Orchards and Cascade Brewing.

We can't believe it's been a year since we opened our pub. To celebrate we're not only tapping a bunch of great ciders, there will also be cider slushies and live music from the Licklog Disputes and Mike Hellman. Festivities begin at noon and run all day.
Look for the latest release in our Black Bloc series: Slam Dance Barrel-Aged Peach Cider.

For More information contact Abram Goldman-Armstrong 503.730.5597, abram@ciderriot.com

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Sensory Analysis of Fruit Wine and Cider
Aug
5
8:30 AM08:30

Sensory Analysis of Fruit Wine and Cider

Learn strategies to critically evaluate ciders and fruit wines during a one-day course located at the WSU Mount Vernon NWREC! The course will showcase fruit wine and cider producers of the North Puget Sound to demonstrate the variety and complexity of these locally-sourced alcoholic beverages.

Students can expect to gain:
-An understanding of basic production principles of fruit wines and ciders
-An appreciation for distinctive styles of fruit wines and ciders
-Knowledge about sensory science and strategies to minimize bias during evaluation
-An understanding of the sources of different aromas
-A developed vocabulary for descriptive analysis of fruit wines and ciders

Registration includes several tastings, lunch, coffee/tea, and lecture materials.

Cost: $95/person
Date: Saturday August 5, 2017
Time: 8:30am 4:00pm
Location: WSU Mount Vernon NWREC, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon, WA, 98273

Must be 21 years of age or older to attend

For questions and more information, contact:
Bri Ewing
bri.ewing@wsu.edu
360.416.5208

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Orcas Island Cider and Mead Festival
Jul
22
11:00 AM11:00

Orcas Island Cider and Mead Festival

Come out & join us for our 7th annual festival in 2017!

From 11 AM-4 PM, the Eastsound Village Green on Orcas Island will be packed with people enjoying a multitude of ciders and meads to benefit Orcas Island Children's House.

The big white tent will be filled with a number of hard cider and mead producers, their fabulous products and lots of raving fans. Come taste and learn about some of the best ciders and meads from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. There will be live music on the stage, great food and our wonderful Farmers Market right next door. And definitely make sure you purchase some bottles to take with you for later enjoyment!

Book your lodging and ferry reservations early. This time of year is a very popular time to visit Orcas.

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TICKETS

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OSU Cider and Perry Production - A Foundation
Jul
17
to Jul 21

OSU Cider and Perry Production - A Foundation

  • Oregon State University - Wiegand Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

Students will gain:
• 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

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

Presented by Oregon State University - Professional and Continuing Education

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Cider Summit Portland
Jun
16
to Jun 17

Cider Summit Portland

  • The Fields Neighborhood Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Region's Largest Cider Festival Returns to the Pearl

The 7th annual Cider Summit Portland features over 150 ciders & cider cocktails including regional favorites and international classics.

When: Friday, June 16th 3pm - 8pm
(VIP Session at 2pm, last pour: 7:45),
& Saturday, June 17th Noon - 5pm (last pour: 4:45).

VIP tickets are available online only and include a souvenir tasting glass, exclusive entry from 2pm-3pm on Friday and 10 tasting tickets. $35* if purchased before June 1, 2017, $40* if purchased after.  Limited quantity available.

General admission tickets include a souvenir tasting glass and 6 tasting tickets.  $25* if purchased before June 1, 2017, $30* if purchased before June 16, 2017, $35 at the gate.

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER: @CiderSummit

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NWCA Member Meeting
Jun
16
9:00 AM09:00

NWCA Member Meeting

Come network with your colleagues, hear about the 5 year strategic plan for the association, learn about our recent keeving trip to France and England, and how you can maximize your membership benefits! This meeting will be held 2 miles from Cider Summit PDX. If you're pouring, setup is at noon so you'll have ample time to get there. Light refreshments will be provided.

This meeting is for current, dues-paying NWCA members. Please RSVP so we can be sure to provide enough room and food.

Many thanks to our meeting sponsors:

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2017 Portland International Cider Cup Awards Party
Jun
15
to Jun 16

2017 Portland International Cider Cup Awards Party

This party will celebrate not only the industry and NW cidermakers, but also the unveiling of the winners of the the 5th annual Portland International Cider Cup, which was held on Sunday, April 9.  Over 160 ciders were judged by 45 judges, and gold medals were awarded in 8 of the 14 categories. Come dressed to impress, as the trophy for best dressed will switch hands, along with the Cup which spent the last year in Darby, MT with 2016 winner, Montana Ciderworks. This is one of the only cider awards ceremonies in the nation, exclusive to only 200 invites, including industry, media and civic leaders.

More info on the awards categories can be found here.

The party will be held at Portland Cider Company's Clackamas location; tickets will be available to purchase in early May.

Sponsored by:

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6th Annual Oregon Cider Week
Jun
15
to Jun 25

6th Annual Oregon Cider Week

We are pleased to announce the 6th annual Oregon Cider Week!

If you are an NWCA member and would like to get involved, please get in touch!

Here's just a few ideas of what members throughout Oregon can do to get involved:

  • Meet the Cidermaker
  • Tap Takeovers
  • Cidery tours
  • Cider and Food Pairing
  • Cider and Cheese/Ice Cream/Dessert/whatever pairing
  • Cider Brunch
  • Cider and Yoga
  • Limited Release
  • Bike Rides
  • Collaboration cider release party
  • History and or science of cider

....Or get creative and come up with your own way to celebrate Oregon Cider Week!

 

NWCA would like to thank Davis Wright Tremaine LLP and Flextank USA for sponsoring OCW.

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 OSU Craft Cidery Startup Workshop
Jun
11
to Jun 15

OSU Craft Cidery Startup Workshop

Along with the rise of micro breweries and distilleries, cider is experiencing growing popularity and the cider industry is seeing increased demand for more flavors and styles of cider. Changing laws and regulations around the United States have made small cideries a feasible option and the cider market is ready for fresh and innovative home recipes.

If you are dreaming of opening your own cidery, join the Craft Cidery Startup Workshop to learn the logistics of starting your own craft cider business!

Taught by seasoned cider industry practitioners, the workshop will walk you through the basics of: business planning, understanding market feasibility, ingredient sourcing and equipment, local and national regulations, raising capital, distribution and marketing.

You’ll gain entrepreneurial insight from exclusive access to local cidery founders through presentations and field trips that would be possible nowhere other than Portland.

Presented by Oregon State University - Professional and Continuing Education

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¡Sidra! ¡Sidra! ¡Sidra!
May
27
4:00 PM16:00

¡Sidra! ¡Sidra! ¡Sidra!

  • Reverend Nat's Cidery and Public Taproom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sidra is the Spanish word for cider. And I love sidra! It's tart, sour, funky, deeply complex, and unlike any other ciders. Some call it "graduate-level" cider, and I don't disagree! I love it so much that I decided to make a cider inspired by my favorite Spanish ones, and I call it SIDRA BRAVO.

On May 27th, I'll be releasing this cider to the world, and in celebration, I've collected five US-made Spanish-inspired ciders and five Spanish-made (specifically Asturias) sidras for you to enjoy. American ciders are from me (Portland), Blackduck Cidery (Finger Lakes NY), Tilted Shed Ciderworks (Sebastopal CA), Finnriver (Olympic Peninsula WA), MillStone Cellars (Maryland). Compare these with five straight-from-Asturias Spanish ciders offered by Jim from Ciders of Spain for a tasty, educational event.

I've also partnered with World Foods to offer Spanish-inspired small bites (pintxos) to pair with all the ciders. Bring a friend! Spend all evening! See you soon!

$25 for a glass and seven tasting tokens. No advance purchase, just show up, but don't be late because I might run out of cider!

21+ only

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | Twitter: revnatscider

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3rd Annual BC Cider Week
Apr
28
to May 7

3rd Annual BC Cider Week

  • British Columbia Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Northwest Cider Association (NWCA) announces the third annual BC Cider Week, now taking place in the Spring. This ten day craft cider celebration will see many cider events, tastings and festivities anticipated throughout British Columbia.

Read the Press Release HERE

Watch for events posted on our BCCW Events Calendar and on Facebook.

When applicable, tickets and reservations are strongly encouraged, such as for the BC Cider Week Kick-off and Send-off events.

Thank you to our sponsor, Commercial Logistics, the transport division of Container World.

 

Want to host an event for BCCW? Enter the details through our Event Submission Form.

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Cider and Perry Production - A Foundation Course at Brock University
Apr
24
to Apr 28

Cider and Perry Production - A Foundation Course at Brock University

The Cider and Perry Production foundation course will cover all aspects including ingredient sourcing, quality control and the economics of cider making.  The hands-on program uses lectures, lab work, workshops and tastings to give learners a step-by-step guide to production.

Registration Deadline: Thursday April 13, 2017
Price: $1,500

Visit the website for full details and registration.

 

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