Thursdays 5 pm PT connect virtually with NW Cidermakers!
We are making cider connections happen! Each Thursday at 5pm PT we meet with a different cidermaker around the Pacific Northwest to talk shop and taste some of their favorite ciders.
How does it work? Simple. Order your cider 5-7 days in advance (shipped to your door!), register for free then tune in via zoom. Enjoy a complimentary guided tasting with the maker. Hear their unique cider stories first hand and get your questions answered in real time. We are happy to be able to offer this programing at no cost to either cidermakers or cider lovers to help support our makers during this challenging time.
Join us as we travel to East Wenatchee, WA where an orchardist and beer fanatic delved into cidermaking, to Vashon Island where Wes and Laura Cherry planted and now harvest their cidery dreams and to rural Yamhill County, Oregon where natural cider, perry and wine producers weave in their passion for art.
We look forward to raising a glass together from the comfort of our own homes. Literally, from our home to yours. Visit nwcider.com for full details!
The story of Union Hill Cider in Wentachee, WA began in 2012, when orchardist and beer fanatic roommates got curious about fermenting cider. Fifty acres of cider apples and 8 years later, tune in to taste the fruits of their labor. We’ll travel along their cidermaking journey and learn how combining their skills and love of apples enabled them to make the best cider. We’ll enjoy their Pinkheart and Hopped & Hazy Ciders. Order your ciders online or purchase locally in WA. Please register in advanceand join us!
Wes and Laura Cherry moved to Vashon Island in 2010 with the dream of planting an orchard and starting a cidery. Today, their orchard is full of cider apple and perry pear trees. Their award winning ciders tell the story that apples alone can tell through cider. Dragon’s Head Cider in Vashon, Washington takes a traditional approach to cider making. Their focus is on the apple varieties and the quality of the fruit. We’ll taste their Sparkling Perry, Heritage, and Wild Pet Nat. Available through select retailers, curbside pick up and available for order online. Register for free and join us!
Art + Science, Cider & Wine is an original family run operation. Kim Hamblin is ‘artistic director’ and/or ‘head apple picker,’ Dan Rinke is the ‘science’ of Art+Science, in charge of the magical fermentation processes and their son Cash is perhaps reluctantly, ‘in training.’ They are natural cider, perry, and wine producers using primarily foraged fruit & fermenting with indigenous yeast in rural Yamhill County, Oregon. Here’s what we will taste: Bird Brain Perry, Mutualism and Humble Perry, available through select retailers and for order online look for the “NWCA Happy Hour Perry Pack.” Register for free today and join us!
5/28 – Annelise took us on a lovely tour of Creek & Gully Cider in British Columbia. Their happy hour tasting line-up featured 2018 Orchard Blend, Sparkle, and Pet-Nat. All three are available online for local pick-up, and at a variety of Liquor Stores. They are offering free shipping in Canada on 3 or more bottles & a 10% discount to all pickup orders – no code required.