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Every Thursday at 4pm PT Northwest Cider Association is hosting a virtual happy hour. Each week we taste with a different cidery around the Pacific Northwest. Meet baby goats in Oregon, learn about a family that explores and crafts cider together in Idaho and take a trip to where apples grow in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley. We look forward to sharing a glass together from the comfort of our own homes. Literally, from our home to yours.
We’d love to share more details, pictures, etc. For media inquiries please contact Northwest Cider Association’s Executive Director, Emily Ritchie.
Bauman’s Cider 4/30
Bauman’s is a Century Farm in Gervais, Oregon first homesteaded in 1895. Today, the family farm is home to the orchards that inspired Bauman’s Cider, a beloved local pumpkin patch, farm store and petting zoo.
Christine will share the family farm’s rich history, Bauman’s innovative cider styles and introduce us to irresistible baby goats. The tasting line up includes Strawberry Mojito, Farmer’s Old Fashioned and Peach Bellini. Online ordering is available with free shipping through 5/1 (use the code: NWHappyHour) or via free direct delivery in Portland and Salem area. Look for the Happy Hour pack that includes 2 bottles each of the three featured selections.
This happy hour is offered complimentary. Please register in advance here.
Meriwether Cider 5/7
The story of Meriwether Cider in Boise, Idaho is the story of a family of four– firefighters, nomads and adventurers who found themselves at a crossroads at the same time. Join us in learning how the Leadbetter Family is distantly related to Meriwether Lewis of the famous Lewis and Clark Expedition (inspiring their cidery name!) and dive into their passion for cider. The tasting line up for their virtual happy hour includes Meriwether Foothills Semi-Dry, Hop Shot, Grapefruit Rosemary. Their ciders are available here for to-go pick up from both of their locations, local home delivery, curbside or available for shipping online. Please register to join us for free!
Western Cider 5/14
A cider dream was seeded in 2012, when Western Cider‘s co-founder Michael Billingsley planted 2,500 cider apple trees in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley – just south of Missoula. Now home to 5,000 trees and a tasting room that knows how to host a good party, Western crafts “easy-going and traditional” ciders. Raise a glass with us on a virtual visit to big sky country. We’ll taste their Wickson Single Variety, Great Bear Community Cider and McIntosh Single Variety Ciders. Available for direct shipping and local delivery for Missoula, Montana residents. Please register in advance and join us.
4/16 we visited North Central where Micah took us on a tour of the fifth generation perry orchard that bears fruit for Independent Cider. We tasted their Original Sno Gem Dry, Semi-Dry Bartlett, and Lavender Perry, available online. Catch up here.
4/23 we visited Vancouver Island in British Columbia to connect with Kristen at Sea Cider. We learned about her cider journey as a sixth-generation farmer and enjoyed a guided tasting of their Pippins, Bramble Bubbly and Rumrunner (Canada)/Prohibition (USA) available online.