Thursdays 4pm PT, Northwest Cider Association (NWCA) is virtually visiting cidermakers around the Pacific Northwest.
While social distancing, we are keeping connected, inviting a growing audience to taste and meet with different PNW cideries. Each week, we are going behind the scenes, getting up close with the people, place and passion that makes Northwest Cider special. We’ll take a trip to Vancouver Island, meet baby goats in Oregon and learn more about a family that adventures together and crafts cider together in Idaho.
We are sharing the story of how cidermakers in our region are pivoting, getting creative and supporting each other in this unprecedented time. We invite you to join us! We would love to connect you with more details for timely, feel good content.
For media inquires please contact: Emily Ritchie, NWCA Executive Director
Sea Cider 4/23
Need a little get away? This week, our virtual happy hour will visit beautiful British Columbia. Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse, located minutes from Victoria on Vancouver Island is award-winning, crafting artisanal ciders from organic orchards with over 50 varieties of heritage apples.
Kristen, Sea Cider’s founder, a sixth-generation farmer will share their cider story, including the five years of work she did before selling her first bottle. She will lead a guided tasting of their Pippins, Bramble Bubbly and Rumrunner (Canada)/Prohibition (USA). Please register here for this complimentary experience. Order bottles online (in Canada) or use the “where to buy” feature and taste along!
Bauman’s Cider 4/30Bauman’s is a Century Farm in Gervais, Oregon first homesteaded in 1859. 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 5/7The 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!
If you missed us connecting with Micah from Independent Cider on 4/16 you can watch here. Located in Dryden, WA, Independent knows perries. They lead a delightful guided tasting showcasing their Original Sno Gem Dry, Semi Dry Bartlett and Lavender Perry. Available for order here.