Every Thursday we host a complimentary virtual happy hour! Each week taste with a different cidery around the Pacific Northwest. Take a trip to where cider apples grow in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley, go behind the scenes on Washington’s wild and rural Olympic Peninsula and head north to a modern family farm with deep roots in British Columbia.
We look forward to sharing a beautiful glass together from the comfort of our own homes. Literally, from our home to yours. Visit nwcider.com for full details! Please note our time change to 5pm PT, beginning 5/21.
If you would like additional information/for media inquires please contact NWCA Executive Director, Emily Ritchie
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 Portland International Cider Competition Gold Medal and Best in Show winner, McIntosh Single Varietal Cider. Available for direct shipping and local delivery for Missoula, Montana residents. Please register in advance and join us.
Finnriver Farm & Cidery‘s home is 80 organic acres on Washington’s wild and rural Olympic Peninsula. At the forefront of the cider revival, Finnriver is mission driven by and rooted in agriculture. The Finnriver Cider Garden is a well loved destination, overlooking weeder geese wandering picturesque orchards. We’ll meet with knowledgeable and passionate Cidermaker and Duke of Tanks, Andrew Byers to taste their Farmstead, Autumn’s Blush and Golden Russet Ciders. Available for direct shipping online, local pick up curbside or find Finnriver ciders available for purchase in 12+ states. Check out their Happy Hour pack below! Please register in advance and tune in to taste with us!
Over time the smallest creek carves out a gully, forever changing the landscape. Visit Creek & Gully Cider with us and learn how this modern family farm uses fruit from their organic orchard (tended by the family for five generations) to craft wild, alive and unfiltered ciders in beautiful British Columbia. Their happy hour tasting line-up will feature 2018 Orchard Blend (house blend), 2019 Century (Pet-Nat), and 2019 Aurora (Gamay Golden Blend). All three will be available online for local pick-up, and at a variety of Liquor Stores. Please register in advanceand tune in to taste with us!
Catch Up on What You Missed!
Did you know NWCA has a YouTube Channel? Visit us there to find all of these past happy hours and more!
4/30 – We visited baby goats in Gervais, Oregon at Bauman’s Cider. We met with Christine and imbibed three cocktail themed ciders: Peach Bellini, Strawberry Mojito and Farmer’s Old Fashion. Available online or for local delivery. We also had a special cheese monger guest, Nikki from Cheese Bar. Watch it here!
5/7 – Louisa guided us through a tasting in Boise Idaho. The line up included Meriwether Foothills Semi-Dry, Hop Shot, Grapefruit Rosemary available here for to-go pick up from both of their locations, local home delivery, curbside or available for shipping online.