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Introduction to Home Hard Cider Making at Finnriver Farm & Cidery

  • Finnriver Farm & Cidery 142 Barn Swallow Rd Chimacum, WA, 98325 United States (map)

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. Aside from getting a "behind the scenes" glimpse into Finnriver Farm's cider making facility, students will press apples and take home a 1 gallon jug of fermenting hard cider at the end of the day.  Students are welcome to bring their own apples (15 pounds minimum) or purchase from Finnriver. Students must be 21 years and older to participate.

The class is taught by Finnriver's cidermaker and 'duke of tanks' Andrew Byers.  Andrew brings great knowledge of and passion for the science and art of fermentation, and seasons of experience crafting a wide range of award-winning traditional and innovative ciders.  This is a unique opportunity to spend the day with a professional and poetic cidermaker learning about the possibilities of the fermented apple!

September 26th :: Chimacum, Wa.
9-4pm Saturday and Sunday
Cost $85 + $15 material fee
Instructor Andrew Byers

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