3rd Annual Orcas Island Cider and Mead Festival Saturday, May 11, 2013 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.


May 11, 2013 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
On the Eastsound Village Green  in Eastsound Washington,  Orcas Island

Northwest hard cider and mead producers including Finnriver, Wescott Bay, Edgemount, Sky River, Alpenfire, Methow Valley Ciderhouse, Lopez Vineyards, Hidden Legend, Chaucers Mead, 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Mountain Meadows Mead, Snowdrift, Honey Run and Tieton Cider Works will be gathering together under the tasting tent at the Eastsound Village Green on Orcas Island celebrating the third annual Cider and Mead Festival alongside the Farmer’s Market on the Eastsound Village Green.

Find out more at http://www.orcasislandciderfest.org/


Orcharding in Western Washington at WSU Thurston County Extension. Saturday, April 6, 2013

Saturday, April 6, 2013
9:00am until 5:00pm

WSU Thurston County Extension
5033 Harrison Ave. NW Olympia, WA 98502

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Western Washington's wet weather has always gotten a bad rap when it comes to growing healthy tree fruit like apples, pears, peaches, and cherries. Lucky for those of us on the "wetside," many years of WSU Extension research into variety and growing technique improvements are coming to fruition. New, disease resistant cultivars combined with updated methods of pruning, pest, and fertility management are helping Westside growers establish healthy orchards.

WSU Thurston County Extension, Thurston Conservation District, and the South Sound Fruit Society are pleased to present a workshop on orchard establishment and care with renowned Washington fruit expert Gary Moulton. Topics covered will include: selecting your rootstock and cultivar, laying out your orchard, the basics of soil fertility management and integrated pest management, setting up an orchard irrigation system, thinning and pruning techniques, and harvest methods. Gary will also take workshop participants through a tasting of cider varietals to demonstrate how a cider apple variety can impact flavor, mouth-feel, and other characteristics.

Instructor Gary Moulton started in 1980 with the Fruit Horticulture department at the WSU Research Station in Mt. Vernon. In 1991, he took over management, direction, and leadership of the program. When the Western Washington tree fruit program was eliminated due to budget cuts, Gary continued his work as a private consultant and workshop speaker. He holds a Master's degree from WSU in Plant Pathology specializing in fruit diseases, and a Bachelor's degree in Pomology/Fruit Science from Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo. He has authored several WSU Extension publications, taught several workshops at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture, and has been a guest expert on "Gardening with Ed Hume."

Class size for the workshop is limited to ensure a quality experience. Registration and prepayment is required to hold your spot; Gary's workshops often sell out. Cost for the workshop is $70 per person and includes morning refreshments and a catered lunch.


Northwest Cidermakers @ Taste Washington!

Join the Northwest Cider Association at Taste Washington! The nation's largest single-region wine and food event.

Tickets are selling fast for the Taste Washington seminar to learn about cider and cheese pairings from Jill at Edible Seattle and Jamie Michelle Peha, Tieton Cider Works and Finnriver Farm & Cidery.


Taste WA Cider Seminar

Join the Cider Revolution

Sunday, March 24 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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The Northwest is quickly becoming a cider powerhouse, with new cidermakers popping up weekly, crafting their range of obscure to familiar apples into delicious fine ciders. Why? Join us to learn what all the excitement is about. In this seminar you’ll hear the history of U.S. cider, taste some Northwest innovations, and enjoy artisan cider and cheese pairings from a panel of Washington cidermakers and Jill Lightner, Editor of Edible Seattle. Find out why hard cider is the fastest growing segment in the U.S. beverage industry and what role the Pacific Northwest will play in its growth.


Jamie Peha, Peha Promotions


Sharon Campbell, Tieton Cider Works
Crystie Kisler, Finnriver Farm and Cidery


First Set:
Tieton Cider Works
Finnriver Farm & Cidery
Mt. Townsend

Second Set:
Tieton Cider Works Wild Washington Apple
Finnriver Farm & Cidery Farmstead
Cheese pairing: Glendale Shepherd Island Brebis

Third Set:
Finnriver Farm & Cidery Cranberry Rosehip
Tieton Cider Works Apricot
Cheese pairing: Tieton Farm & Creamery Bianca

Precipice Perry Artisan Méthôde Champenoise Cheese pairing: Seastack

Fourth Set:
Finnriver Farm & Cidery Spirited Apple Wine
Tieton Cider Works Frost
Cheese pairing: Tieton Farm & Creamery Venus

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Ivar's Salmon House Fall Cider Celebration Dinner in Seattle

Thursday November 8, 6PM at Ivar's Salmon House

Ivar's Salmon House is celebrating Northwest artisan ciders again with a special 5-course prix fixe menu and hard cider tasting. Ivar's Executive Chef Jason Bray selected eight distinct regional artisan ciders to pair with a gluten-free menu that complements the unique apple characters and tastings notes.

Learn more about the cidery, their methods and why they are the best in class.

Join us for a prix fixe, 5-course dinner paired with Northwest hard ciders from award-winning producers.

Click on image to RSVP or go to www.brownpapertickets.com/event/287585

To be added to RSVP list, you must pre-order. Sorry, no walk-ins evening of event.

Ivar's Fall Cider Celebration Dinner

Menu/cider pairings:

--1st Course--

Fresh shucked Fanny Bay oysters, apple mignonette

*Paired with Finnriver Artisan Sparkling Cider*

--2nd Course--

House cured Lox, fresh apple, frisée

*Paired with Blue Mountain Dry Creek Hard Cider*

--3rd Course (Family Style)--

Juniper Braised Niman Ranch Pork Shoulder over creamy polenta, caraway and cider braised cabbage

Alder grilled Coho Salmon over Cider braised pork belly, roasted pears, spinach, wild mushrooms, shaved Grana Padano

*Paired with both Finnriver Forest Fir Cider and Snowdrift Cider Makers Reserve*

--4th Course--

Dueling Cheeses - Creamy goats milk and Pecorino Toscano, apple gastrique, candied walnuts, gluten free crackers.

*Paired with: Finnriver Sparkling Black Currant, Blue Mountain Cherry Hard Apple Cider and Eaglemount Raspberry Cider* 

--5th Course--

Whisky poached pear, vanilla bean rice pudding

*Paired with Tieton Cider Works Blossom Nectar*

FRESH CIDER FOR SALE (Juice) in Portland Area

We have fresh APPLE cider for sale from our front porch self-serve cooler at $5 a half gallon- 4149 SE Johnson Creek Blvd, Milwaukie, OR 97222- stop by anytime and help yourself.

We will have Anjou PEAR juice for sale as well starting October 29th. Also $5 for half gallon jug.

For home brewers, we give a 10% discount when you provide a carboy. Please call or email if you would like larger quantities of PEAR or APPLE.

Our next APPLE pressing is scheduled for Sunday November 4th - rain or shine- please feel free to join us from 10-2.

Please email us if you would like to be on our email notification list for future pressings.

Thank you,
Renee & Paul
(503) 908-0226

Address: 4149 SE Johnson Creek Blvd. Milwaukie, OR 97222
Location: Front Porch
Contact: Paul Sylvester
Start Time: 10:00:00 am
End Time: 3:00:00 pm
Email: rpms@mindspring.com

CIDER STOMP A Night of Bluegrass, Bites & Northwest Craft Cider

Ecotrust & Edible Portland Present:

Friday, November 2, 2012 7PM – 9PM


Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center (Ecotrust)
721 NW 9th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 (map)

Tickets: $15 (21 years & older)

Join us to explore the next wave of Northwest craft beverage to the thumping tunes of Portland bluegrass favorites Wayward Vessel. Portland's best caterers team up to showcase autumn nibbles perfectly paired with local ciders. Forget any preconceived notions of syrupy hard ciders, these artisanal ciders are nuanced and food-friendly. Producers will be on-site to chat about fermentation, apple varietals, and craftsmanship.


Reverend Nat's Hard Cider | Simpatica

Wandering Aengus Ciderworks | Culinary Artistry

Bull Run Cider | Crave

2 Towns Ciderhouse | Food In Bloom

E.Z. Orchard Willamette Valley Cidre | phresh organic catering

Space is limited, so grab your tickets early!
The entrance fee includes samples of cider and autumn bites.

For more information about the event, please contact:
Jeanne Kubal | Event Sales & Marketing Manager | Ecotrust

2 Towns Ciderhouse   Bull Run Cider Logo        E.Z. Willamette Valley Cidre

Reverend Nat's Hard Cider     Wandering Aengus Ciderworks logo


City Fruit's 2nd Annual Hard Cider Tasting Fundraiser

Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Olson Kundig Architects
406 Occidental Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

Join us for City Fruit's 2nd Annual Hard Cider Tasting event in Pioneer Square during the neighborhood's First Thursday Art Walk night.

We are excited to have Alpenfire Organic Hard Cider, Finnriver Farm & Cidery, Snowdrift Cider and Tieton Cider Works pouring their fine locally crafted ciders.

Tickets are $25 for five pours (3 ounces each) and may be purchased at cityfruit.brownpapertickets.com or at the door. Funds raised at this event will be used to support our 2013 harvest.

City Fruit organizes the harvest of backyard fruit trees, donating the local, nutritious food to people who most need it in our community. This year so far, we've collected 17,000 pounds of fruit from South Seattle, West Seattle and Phinney back yards. Your support will help us harvest and donate even more next year.

Learn more about our other important initiatives, including the Seattle Parks fruit tree stewards program and our educational offerings at cityfruit.org.