Upcoming Events

  • Thu
    30
    Jan
    2014
    7:00 amNYC

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    CIDER TASTING AND MITTEN DRIVE WITH GREGORY HALL AT TOP HOPS IN NYC.

    Join us in welcoming the fabulous Greg Hall, founder and owner of Virtue Cider,  to Orchard Street.     If you haven’t tasted Greg’s latest creation, this is your opportunity.   Mitten, the perfect Winter cider, will be featured along side Redstreak, and Sidra available in bottles.    

    The event is also serving as clothing drive for the needy.  If you have any warm clothes for donation, please bring along:  mittens,  hats, scarves, gloves,  jackets, shirts, etc.   

    94 Orchard St, New York, NY, United States

  • Wed
    05
    Feb
    2014
    Fri
    07
    Feb
    2014
    Chicago, IL

    Cider Conference 2014 offers a mix of education and networking opportunities for commercial cider producers.

  • Sat
    08
    Feb
    2014
    Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

    SBS Imports and the Seattle Beer Collective are pleased to announce the return of their successful Cider Summit festival to Chicago, IL. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, February 8, 2014 in two sessions – 11am-3pm and 4pm-8pm in the Lakeview Terrace Room at Navy Pier. Cider Summit Chicago is presented by Binny’s Beverage Depot and will once again benefit The Great Lakes Cider & Perry Association and Heartland Alliance.

  • Fri
    21
    Feb
    2014
    6:00 pmJefferds Tavern. York, Maine

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    YORK — The Museum of Old York will continue its popular tasting series in Jefferds Tavern with a hard cider tasting at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in historic Jefferds Tavern. Eli Cayer of Urban Farm Fermentory will be on hand to discuss the cider -making process and the differences between some of his products; "Dry Cidah," "Sour Cidah" and "Hopped Cidah."

    Guests will sample the ciders as well as hearth-cooked flatbreads made by guest chef Jason Miller of York's n
    ew flatbread restaurant, York 54. Many know Jason from St. Joe's Coffee and from previous visits to the tavern to hearth cook for museum visitors.

    The price for this event will be $25. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 207-363-4974 or e-mail programs@oldyork.org.

     

  • Tue
    25
    Feb
    2014
    6:45 pmNYC

    jimmys_home_logo Anthony Belliveau-Flores of Rowan Imports returns for a $20 Tuesday Tasting with food pairings. Ciders TBA. Regular Bar and Restaurant service is available. We start promptly at 6:45 and latecomers may not receive all pairings.

     

    Jimmy's no. 43 
    43 East 7th St. btwn 2nd and 3rd Ave.
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  • Thu
    27
    Feb
    2014
    8:00 pmOnline

    cider workshop

    Join instructor Aaron Brodniak for a 30-minute information session on what the course will include and how you can benefit from enrolling in the Craft Cider Startup Workshop. The last ten minutes will be reserved for questions and answers. 

    Course Details:
    Hybrid delivery format, online April 28 - May 9, Onsite in Portland, Ore., May 12 - 16

    - Recognize craft hard cider making opportunities in your community
    - Work on a sustainable business plan
    - Learn best practices for growing and marketing your craft cidery

  • Sat
    15
    Mar
    2014
    6pm-9pmJimmy's No. 43, NYC

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    Drop by and meet cider makers from SteamPunk and get samples of several of their amazing ciders. More details to follow. Regular bar and restaurant service is available during this event.

    43 East 7th St. btwn 2nd and 3rd Ave.
    212 – 982 – 3006 
    jimmypotsandpans@gmail.com

  • Sat
    29
    Mar
    2014
    1:30 pmNYC

    classes_cheese_wine_2_62This Cider House Rules. Sweets, tarts, bittersweets and all, we're just bananas for real apple cider! Nothing provides a better foil for the rich complexity of cheese like the beverage of choice of our colonial forebears. Join us as we explore the world of lovingly fermented and undeniably delicious hard ciders and pair them with our favorite cheeses, ranging from buttery creaminess to earthy intensity to meaty richness. This season, cider’s the thing—you won’t want to miss this special pairing event!

    Murray's Cheese
    254 BLEECKER ST.
    NEW YORK, NY 10014
    (212)243.3289

  • Sun
    30
    Mar
    2014
    3:00 pmBellwether Hard Cider, Trumansburg, NY

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    Cider Makers (Almost) Annual Get Together at
    Bellwether Hard Cider. Join us on Sunday, March 30th, 3PM-??? for our tasting and potluck dinner. This is a great opportunity to taste a wide variety of ciders and to get feedback on your creations. This is an informal event for all cider makers, commercial or home, plus cider enthusiasts and the cider curious. If you have ciders, please bring them. Bring food!
     
    Come and enjoy time spent with a wide variety of folks obsessed with cider! 

    Bellwether Hard Cider
    9070 Rt. 89
    Trumansburg, NY 14886. 
    607-387-9464
    www.cidery.com

  • Sat
    12
    Apr
    2014
    Hood River, OR

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    Artisan ciders will be the main attraction at the Hood River Chamber of Commerce’s 1st annual Hard-Pressed Cider Fest on Saturday, April 12, 2014. As the local cider industry has grown in the valley so have the demands of hard cider drinkers.  This event is an opportunity for seasoned and novice cider drinkers alike to sample cider from Hood River County’s very own cider makers as well as a variety of additional Northwest Cideries. A menu of local cuisines, produce and arts vendors, a kid’s area, and a local line-up of music from bluegrass to classic rock, guarantees a great time for the whole family.  Sorry no dogs or pets.

  • Fri
    18
    Apr
    2014
    Chicago, IL

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    Ciders have become one of the fastest-growing categories of alcoholic beverages, and Siebel Institute of Technology is proud to offer our first course dealing in commercial cider production.

    The Practical Craft Cider Production course will give students a thorough understanding of cider making from fruit on the tree to finished product. Greg Hall, former Goose Island Brewery brewmaster and owner of Virtue Cider, is designing the course with content that covers every important aspect of creating world-class cider from apples, pears and other fruits. The course will provide instruction in areas like fermentation, yeast selection, quality control, filtration, packaging and analysis of finished products, and will include a field trip to Virtue Cider to see the workings of a commercial cider producer. Instruction will be provided by a team of experts in the cider field including Mr. Hall, making for a fun, fast-paced and educational experience.

     

  • Sat
    26
    Apr
    2014
    Civic Center Park, Berkeley, CA


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    Cider Summit Expands to Berkeley
    Leading Cider Festival Adds Bay Area to Growing List 
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    (Seattle, WA) SBS Imports and the Seattle Beer Collective are pleased to announce the expansion of their successful Cider Summit festival to Berkeley, CA.  The inaugural event will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 12n – 6pm at Civic Center Park on Martin Luther King Way in Downtown Berkeley.  Cider Summit Berkeley is presented by Whole Foods Market and will benefitBerkeley Ecology Center and the Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research.

    The owners and cidermakers will be on hand to inform and guide guests through the samplings which will be available in 4-ounce portions.  Cider Summit will feature approximately 90 ciders from throughout the U.S., England, Scotland, France, Spain, and perhaps others.  The event will also feature specially selected food pairings from Whole Foods, a “Dog Lounge” hosted by the Berkeley Humaneand an event store featuring Cider Summit t-shirts and other merchandise.

    Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 (cash only, if tickets remain) at the door and are available online at cidersummit.com.  Tickets include a souvenir tasting glass and 8 tasting tickets.  Additional tasting tickets will be available for sale onsite at $2 per ticket.    Designated driver tickets are available for $5, and include a bottle of water.  The event is 21 and over only.

     “Consumer interest in artisanal cider is growing at a phenomenal rate” noted event co-founder Alan Shapiro of SBS Imports.  “We look forward to creating the region’s largest-ever sampling opportunity for both cider lovers and the cider curious.”

    For those seeking to utilize public transportation, Civic Center Park is located only two blocks from the BART Downtwon Berkeley stop.  There are also several parking garages within a few blocks of the park.

    Cider Summit is presented by Whole Foods Market, along with supporting sponsors Upcider GastropubHotel Shattuck Plaza, , andBay Area Beverage.  Media support is provided by 96.5 koit Radioand East Bay Express. 

    For more information contact:
    Alan Shapiro
    SBS Imports / Cider Summit
    alanmshapiro@sbs-imports.com

     http://www.cidersummitnw.com/berkeleyeventinfo.html

     

  • Sat
    26
    Apr
    2014
    12:00pm-5:00pmPortland, OR

    Details to come ..

    at: tiffany center
    1410 Sw Morrison St Ste 600
    portland, or

    VIP Hour from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm!

  • Mon
    28
    Apr
    2014
    Online & Oregon

    cider workshop

    Along with the rise of micro breweries and micro distilleries, the hard cider brewing industry is seeing increased demand for more flavors and styles of craft hard cider. Changing laws and regulations around the United States have made small cideries a feasible option and the craft beverage market is ready for fresh and innovative homebrew recipes. If you are dreaming of opening your own cidery, join the Craft Cidery Startup Workshop in Portland, Ore. to learn the logistics of opening your own craft cidery.

    Taught by seasoned cider industry practitioners, the hybrid online and onsite workshop will walk you through the basics of creating a craft cider business plan, understanding market feasibility, ingredient sourcing and brewing equipment, local and national regulations, distribution and marketing. You’ll gain entrepreneurial insight from exclusive access to local cidery founders through presentations and field trips that would be possible nowhere other than Portland, Ore.

    Online: April 28 - May 9, 2014
    Onsite: May 12 - 16, 2014

    Hybrid: online and onsite
    $1,175 plus a $50 non-refundable registration fee

    • Recognize craft hard cider making opportunities in your community
    • Work on a sustainable brewing industry business plan
    • Learn best practices for growing and marketing your craft hard cidery
    • Develop capital and infrastructure including how to source ingredients and brewing equipment
    • Gain entrepreneurial insight from local cidery owners
    • Understand current trends in the cider industry
    • Discover elements of a successful craft hard cider company and management culture
  • Sat
    03
    May
    2014
    Frecon's Orchard, Boyertown, PA

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    Join us for the 1st Annual
    Frecon’s Cidery’s Wassail
    live in Frecon’s Orchard!

    Saturday, May 3, 2014
    12pm - 5pm 
    Hard Cider | Food | Live Music

    Join us for the timeless European custom of ‘wassailing’ where people gather at an orchard and recite or sing carols to promote a good cider apple harvest to come. People in the act of ‘wassailing’ will sing an drink to awaken the cider apple trees, scare away evil spirits in the orchard and toast the health of the trees to ensure a plentiful harvest of fruit in the fall.

    Here’s to thee, old apple tree,
    That blooms well, bears well.
    Hats full, caps full,
    Three bushel bags full,
    An’ all under one tree.
    Hurrah! Hurrah!

     

  • Sun
    04
    May
    2014
    4-7pmBar Vivant, Portland OR

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    Cider House Dinner
    May 4, 2014
    4-7 p.m. | $55
    Tickets: pixpatisserie.myshopify.com

    Bar Vivant
    2225 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
    (971) 271-7166

    http://pdxpipeline.com/monthly-event-list/pix-patisserie-cider-house-dinner/

  • Tue
    06
    May
    2014
    Eli Cannon's

    ACE Cider Tap Takeover at Eli Cannons in Middletown, CT

    http://www.elicannons.com

    Eli Cannon's
    695 Main St • Middletown, CT
    860-347-ELIS
     
  • Sat
    10
    May
    2014
    Orcas Island, WA

    Gather together in the tasting tent to enjoy local Northwest ciders and mead! Enjoy cider pairings and entrees prepared by Island restaurants! Boogie down to some live music!

    Come have a great day outside at this vibrant island festival.

    Eastsound Village Green • Orcas Island, WA

    http://www.orcasislandciderfest.org

  • Sat
    10
    May
    2014
    6-9 pmSnohomish, WA
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    The Snohomish Cider Festival features cider makers from around the Pacific NW. Come meet the makers and taste the wonderful ciders they are creating.
     
    The Snohomish Cider Festival features cider makers from around the Pacific NW. Come meet the makers and taste the wonderful ciders they are creating. The 2014 Festival will be held on May 10th at Craven Farm.
     
    Tickets will go on sale in early January. All proceeds from the Festival support the Snohomish Kiwanis.
     

    https://www.facebook.com/SnohomishCiderFest

  • Sat
    31
    May
    2014
    Philadelphia, PA

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    What?  Fruit Beer & Cider Festival
    When?  Saturday, May 31st, 11-8
    Where?  The Institute Bar, 12th & Green St.

    Check out the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/656192731116804/

    Visit the 5th annual Fruit Beer & Cider Festival. This year they are partnering with Philabundance and Greensgrow to create this event. Bring a can good or PB&J food donation for $2.00 off a draft beer. Also, visit the Greensgrow CSA mobile produce truck to sample local farm foods and learn more about CSA subscription. The tap list will consist of more than 20 different fruit beers & ciders as well as a special fruit brunch for the day.

    Come, enjoy a great day of good food, beer and music!

  • Mon
    02
    Jun
    2014
    Sat
    07
    Jun
    2014
    Ontario

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    Cider in Ontario has historically been something of an overlooked category when it comes to adult beverages, which is strange given that it was likely one of the first alcoholic beverages consumed in North America--and also strange given that Ontario's climate makes for perfect apples for making damn tasty ciders.

    Luckily, there are some great cideries popping up in the province as of late, they've been widely embraced by the craft beer community (among others), and, since 2012, they've been associated under the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs as the Ontario Craft Cider Association (OCCA).

    So it's high time the great ciders of Ontario got some of the praise they deserve. Enter Ontario Craft Cider Week.

    Taking place from June 2nd to 7th, the inaugural edition of Ontario Craft Cider Week will feature six events over six days and will see over 40 different kinds of locally made cider being poured.

    The schedule for the week is as follows:

    Monday 6pm
    "Meet the Cider Maker" at The Loose Moose. 16 taps dedicated to Ontario ciders and, presumably, a chance to meet the people who made them.

    Tuesday 6pm-10pm
    "Scrumpy Night" at Tequila Bookworm. 12 taps dedicated to alternative and funky Ontario ciders paired with appropriately "funky" food.

    Wednesday 6pm until the cider runs dry
    "Flight Night" at WVRST. 16 taps dedicated to Ontario ciders with a choose on your own flight option that will include a sausage (price TBD).

    Thursday 6pm-10pm
    "Buck a shuck oysters, charcuterie and cider" at Bar Hop. The name pretty much says it all. 12 taps dedicated to Ontario cider, charcuterie will be provided by Hogtown Charcuterie.

    Friday 6pm-9pm
    "Pig toast and tasting seminar" at The Only Cafe. Pork and cider on the patio.

    Saturday All day
    "Tap takeover" at barVolo. On Saturday, all 32 taps at barVolo will be pouring Ontario ciders. Much like other events at Volo, the event will be ticketed and there will be two sessions. There will be a 12-4 pm session and a 5-9 pm session. Ticket includes a commemorative glass and individual drink tickets will be sold separately. There will be food from a handful of as-yet-unnamed restaurants in the city and a limit of just 100 tickets per session will be sold. Pricing information will be available closer to the event date.

    Incredibly, each event in the week will see a different selection of ciders being poured so you can imagine the events go a long way to promoting and educating people about craft cider in the city; which is, as co-founder Nick Sutcliffe admits, kind of the idea.

    "We're [OCCA] scattered all over the province a bit, and not too many of our members are in urban settings," he says, "so we're trying to put ourselves on the map in Toronto a bit by coming down to where the bars and patios are."

    As you might expect, Sutcliffe says the cider producers have found some easy allies in the craft beer scene. "I think they see us as brothers in arms," he says. "They're further down the path than we are. They've been [organized] for maybe seven or eight years and we're behind them a bit, but we've got common adversaries. We're fighting the imports," he tells me, explaining that even though cider is currently the fastest growing segment of alcohol sales in Ontario, the biggest selling cideries in the LCBO are from outside the province.

    With events like the Ontario Craft Cider Week and support from the province's bars, Sutcliffee and the OCCA are hoping to change that, one tap at a time. "We've had a lot of support in bars in Toronto from the get-go," he says, "but next year I imagine most bars will have at least a few Ontario ciders on tap."

    Further details about the week will be available shortly at ontariocraftcider.com. As for some beverages to watch out for, keep your eyes peeled during the week for Hammer Bent Red cider from Twin Pines Orchards & Cider House, which recently took home Best in Class at the Great Lakes International Cider and Perry (GLINTCAP) competition.

    Also look out for "West-WVRST" a top secret collaboration between West Avenue Cider and WVSRT that's rumoured to be nitrogen-charged (yes, creamy cider). Also, West Avenue's Chris Haworth says he's got a sour cherry cider coming that will appeal to fans of gueuze beers.

    more information will be available on http://ontariocraftcider.com

  • Fri
    20
    Jun
    2014
    Sat
    21
    Jun
    2014
    Portland, Or

    SBS Imports and the Seattle Beer Collective are pleased to announce the return of Cider Summit NW Festival to Portland, OR. The third annual event expands to two days – Friday, June 21 from 3p-8p and Saturday, June 22 from 12n-6p. Cider Summit will once again be at Elizabeth Caruthers Park in the emerging South Waterfront neighborhood near the Portland Aerial Tram. The event is presented by Barbur World Foods & Bushwhacker Cider.

  • Fri
    20
    Jun
    2014
    Mon
    23
    Jun
    2014
    Jimmy's no. 43, NYC

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    Get a mini-cider week just as the 2013 vintages are coming on the market and take advantage of this special online only offer for your all-inclusive ciderWICK Pass (details below)!

    From Friday, June 20, through Monday, June 23, we’ll be hosting some of the northeast’s best cideries, with special guests from Aaron Burr (Andy Brennan will be doing a guided tasting on Saturday), Redbyrd, Hudson Valley Ciders, Crest Farm from Harvest Moon, Eden (with their latest ice cider), Grape & Greens, and Enlightenment Wine (Raphael is bringing us a cask of mead!).

    We’ll have a full slate of pay-as-you-go specialty ciders and guided tastings, or you can get an all-inclusive ciderWICK Pass, which includes 10 ciders and access to all programming from Friday, June 20th, through Sunday, June 22nd (Monday’s dinner available for additional purchase). The ciderWICK Pass is only $65 (a $150 value if purchased pay-as-you-go). Drink all 10 ciders yourself or share with a friend! Plus join in the following:

    • A cider homebrew panel led by Aaron Burr’s Andy Brennan (a $20 ticket or included in the Ciderwick Pass) on Saturday, June 21st, at 6 p.m.
    • Guided tastings from 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday with various cider makers, importers and reps: Eleanor Leger (Eden Ice Cider), Anthony Belliveau-Flores (Rowan Cider Imports/Slyboro), Redbyrd Orchard Cider, and Whetstone Ciderworks, among others.
    • Traditional folk music during evenings (in the backroom).

    Purchase your ciderWICK Pass here (they will not be available at the door!).

    We’ll have more details closer to the event weekend, but mark your calendars now for what’s sure to be the best cider event until this fall’s return of Cider Week!

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    2014
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  • Thu
    21
    Aug
    2014
    7:30 am16 Bit Bar-Columbus, OH

    Original Sin Pin-Up Contest ..

    Thursday – August 21st

    16-BIT BAR

    254 S. 4th Street

    Columbus, OH 43215

    Starts at 7:30 p.m. – Contest at 9:30pm

    http://www.origsin.com/pinup2014/

  • Sat
    23
    Aug
    2014
    Middlebury, VT

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    The new Woodchuck Cidery is being built less than a mile up the road from our current location. The Cidery will have a full tour center, tasting room, and a gift shop. Our fans will be able to come and enjoy the handcrafted ciders they have been enjoying for over 23 years, as well as some of the new innovative batches that the Cider Makers are always dreaming up! Are you getting excited?

    The Woodchuck Cidery grand opening won’t be just a ribbon cutting and corks popping from bottles of cider. Oh, no… it’s going to be much bigger than that! This will be a Ciderbration of epic proportions celebrated with fun, music, and… what the heck… we’ll throw in some fireworks too! You’ll be able to rub elbows with the awesome people who make Woodchuck and other fans who will be traveling in from all over the country.

    We are ready to rock and we’re pulling out all the stops headlining this daylong festival with music from our special guests, indie rockers, Dr. Dog and the reggae/hip-hop vibes of Dirty Heads! With some help from Jamie Lee Thurston and Caroline Rose, this party is going to go all day!

    http://www.woodchuck.com/blog/announcing-the-woodchuck-grand-opening-ciderbration/

     

  • Sun
    24
    Aug
    2014
    Niagra, NY

    Local cider lovers, rejoice: BlackBird Cider Works is pleased to announce the return of the Summer Cider Festival. The fourth annual event will be Sunday, Aug. 24, from noon to 6 p.m. at BlackBird Cider Works, 8503 Lower Lake Road, Barker. Featuring a fantastic lineup of chilled draft cider and local food from Dispenza's Meat Market, the Summer Cider Festival will be a prime event in the Niagara region to wrap up the season.

    In addition to cider sampling, attendees will have the opportunity to experience a guided tour through BlackBird Cider Works estate orchards, where tourgoers will learn about the apples used to craft the hard cider. These events also are open to the public, not only ticketholders.

    Attendees will also be able to purchase cider, growler fills and additional hard cider tastings at the rustic tasting room, as well as food from Dispenza's Meat Market and assorted snacks from Bavarian Nut Co.

    "We've been very pleased with the growth of this event in the Niagara region," said Chris Budde, marketing support and logistics specialist at BlackBird Cider Works. "Interest in artisanal cider is exploding right now, and we believe we have added some nice features and unique cider selections that will help us reach an even wider audience of cider enthusiasts."

    The event will feature all craft beer and spirits from New York, including the following vendors: Community Beer Works, Woodcock Brothers Brewery, Rohrback Brewing Co., Climbing Bines, Black Button, Apple County Spirits and Finger Lakes Distilling.

    This is a 21-and-older event, and IDs will be checked at the door. Tickets are available for hard cider tastings, distilled spirits tastings and craft beer tastings for $15 each. Tickets for each tasting event are sold separately or you can buy all three tasting discussions for a discounted price of $35.Tickets can be purchased at eventbrite.com/e/blackbird-cider-works-summer-cider-festival-2014-tickets-12494450237

    For additional information, contact BlackBird Cider Works at 716-795-3580 or visit www.blackbirdciders.com.

  • Tue
    26
    Aug
    2014
    6:30 amSheffields, Chicago

    Tuesday – August 26th

    SHEFFIELD’S

    3258 N. Sheffield Avenue

    Chicago, IL 60657

    Starts at 6:30p.m – Contest at 8pm

    http://www.origsin.com/pinup2014/

  • Tue
    02
    Sep
    2014
    7:30 amRock & Rock Hotel, Washington DC

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    Tuesday – September 2nd

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    1353 H. Street N.E.

    Washington, D.C. 20002

    Started at 7:30p.m – Contest at 9pm

    http://www.origsin.com/pinup2014/

  • Thu
    04
    Sep
    2014
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    14
    Sep
    2014
    Seattle, Washington area

     

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    The Northwest Cider Association (NWCA) has announced the third annual Washington Cider Week, a 10-day craft cider celebration. Cider Week Washington kicks off on September 4th, and on the 5th the Northwest Cider Summit kicks the party into gear at South Lake Union in Seattle.  Followed by a week long of tasting events. Washington is one of six states in the U.S. celebrating a Cider Week this year, joining California, Michigan, New York, Oregon and Virginia. Fourteen cideries from Washington are participating in this year’s events. 

    more info: http://www.nwcider.com/washington-cider-week/

  • Fri
    05
    Sep
    2014
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    06
    Sep
    2014
    Seattle, WA

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    SBS Imports and the Seattle Beer Collective are pleased to announce the return of Cider Summit NW Festival to Seattle, WA. The fourth annual event expands to two days – Friday, September 6from 3p-8p and Saturday, September 7 from 12n-6p. Cider Summit will once again be at The South Lake Union Discovery Center near Westlake & Denny in downtown Seattle. The event is presented by Whole Foods Market.

  • Sat
    06
    Sep
    2014
    St. Johns, MI

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    Craft cider is more popular now than ever before and to celebrate this growing Midwest passion, the 7th Annual Great Lakes Cider & Perry Festival returns to Uncle John’s Cider Mill at 8614 N US 127, St. Johns – just north of Lansing.

    More than one hundred different ciders and perries from dozens of producers from throughout the region will be available for sampling on Saturday, September 6 at this annual gathering, presented by the Great Lakes Cider & Perry Association.

    General festival admission runs from 1-7pm. At $15 per person, regular admission includes a commemorative glass and 10 sample pours. Group tickets are also available for general admission ($25 for 2 tickets | $40 for 4 tickets | $75 for 10 tickets). All profit proceeds from the festival benefit the Great Lake Cider & Perry Association (est. 2008).

    http://www.greatlakescider.com/ciderfest.html

  • Tue
    09
    Sep
    2014
    9:00 pmBeauty Bar - NYC

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    Tuesday – September 9th

    BEAUTY BAR

    231 East 14th Street

    NY, NY 10003

    Starts at 9p.m. – Contest at 10:30 p.m.

    http://www.origsin.com/pinup2014/

  • Sat
    13
    Sep
    2014
    Killington, VT

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    We are pleased to announce the launch of The Vermont Cider Festival in Killington this September!  This event was created to celebrate the art of New England cider-making, an old world tradition that is experiencing a very contemporary resurgence, throughout the U.S. as well as right here in Vermont!

    The one-day inaugural event, scheduled for Saturday, September 13th.

    Festival-goers will explore a selection of New England crafted ciders as well as a sampling of Meads and Ice Wines. Locally harvested apples, and award-winning artisan cheeses from every corner of Vermont will also be set up for tasting.  Festival hours will be from 11:30am to 5pm.

    We hope you will join us for this exciting addition to Vermont’s harvest season!

    more info: http://www.vermontciderfestival.com

  • Tue
    16
    Sep
    2014
    7:30 amWhip-In, Austin

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    Tuesday – September 16th

    WHIP-IN

    1950 S I H 35

    Austin, TX 78704

    Starts at 7:30pm – Contest at 9pm

    http://www.origsin.com/pinup2014/

  • Fri
    19
    Sep
    2014
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    21
    Sep
    2014
    Shoreham, VT

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    Through grant funding from the US Department of Labor the Institute for Applied Agriculture and Food Systems was able to lower the cost for this course to reflect a new price for students.

    Please note: This course can be taken for credit for an additional $100.00.This is a one credit course.

    Learn the science of making quality craft cider at the commercial scale and receive an overview of the industry economics. During the course, students will visit orchards around Vermont and hear lectures from guest speakers in the field. Each student will make a batch of his or her own hard cider to take home. 

    Course Dates are: September 19th - 21st and October 4th.

    https://cewd-events.vtc.edu/register.html?id=344

  • Sat
    27
    Sep
    2014
    Philadelphia, PA

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    With the renewed interest in eating and drinking local, it is no wonder that ciders are following in the wildly popular footprints of craft beer, and often compared to wine.  Today we see that hard ciders and perries (cider made from pears) are enjoying quite a renaissance here in the United States.

    This event will showcase the finest locally-produced and internationally-sourced ciders – more than 40 in all – being sampled on the picturesque grounds of the Parade Grounds of the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

  • Sat
    27
    Sep
    2014
    Gig Harbor, WA

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    THE CIDERS ARE COMING!

    INAUGURAL 'CIDER SWIG' TO FEATURE REGIONAL CIDERS, LIVE MUSIC & GREAT FOOD!
    Nearly 50 cider varieties by regional cideries, including Finnriver CideryWhitewood Cider Co., Dragon's Head CiderSchilling CiderSeattle Cider Co., Snowdrift Cider Co., Alpenfire Cider, Tieton Cider WorksReverend Nat's Hard CiderNashi OrchardsThe Methow Valley Ciderhouse (confirmed to date) will launch the inaugural CIDER SWIG.

     Select food pairings provided by local restaurants and food trucks range from Southern BBQ, to Northwest specialties, Lumpia, South of the Boarder, and more ($5 food tokens available at festival). Cideries will also have available ciders for sale, under the Cider Tent, to take home.

    The stage will be live all day with performances by Spare Thyme, Lobo Del Mar, Budapest West, The Early Birds, and Billy Farmer will give you a chance to "get your swig on" throughout the day!

     Presented by the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation's Parks & Environment CAB, the festival will follow on the heels of National Public Lands Day activities in area parks (9am - noon). Volunteers will receive an event T-shirt and reduced entry fee to the CIDER SWIG.  Call (253) 514-6338 or email ciderswig@gigharborfoundation.org for more information on volunteer opportunities.

    https://www.facebook.com/ciderswig

  • Fri
    03
    Oct
    2014
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    12
    Oct
    2014
    Finger Lakes, NY

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    Finger Lakes Craft Cider Week celebrates one of our country’s oldest alcoholic beverages, hard cider. The Finger Lakes Cider Alliance, a collaboration of local hard cider makers and orchardists, is thrilled to host the 3rd annual Finger Lakes Craft Cider Week! Craft Cider Week will run from October 3rd through October 12th, bringing together the widest variety of local ciders from the Finger Lakes.

    more info: http://ciderweekflx.com

  • Sat
    04
    Oct
    2014
    Long Island, NY

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    With the renewed interest in eating and drinking local, it is no wonder that ciders are following in the wildly popular footprints of craft beer, and often compared to wine.  Today we see that hard ciders and perries (cider made from pears) are enjoying quite a renaissance here in the United States.

    This event will showcase the finest locally-produced and internationally-sourced ciders – more than 30 in all – being sampled on the picturesque grounds of the Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue, Long Island, New York.

  • Fri
    10
    Oct
    2014
    5PM-10PMCharlestown, MA

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    Without the crisp fall weather we wouldn't have apples, so we're celebrating our favorite time of the year the only way we know how: music, food, borderline over-the-top shenanigans, and of course, fresh hard cider!

    You, and a few hundred of your new best friends, are invited to celebrate the changing season with all of us at Downeast Cider House on October 10th, 5-10pm, and/or October 11th, 2-8pm.*

    We can't have two parties without a little competition - therefore, (after a good amount of recovering), we will crown one party the winner! Social media posts with #PartyDowneast tags will help us remember which party earned this highly coveted title**, so tagging party photos is highly encouraged.

    As with previous events, you will get a drink at the door and a Downeast glass upon exit, only this time around, you earn them by donating one or more non perishable food items upon arrival. Canned goods will be donated to food banks just in time for the holiday season.

    Now stop reading and go register for the party!
  • Sat
    11
    Oct
    2014
    2PM-8PMCharlestown, MA

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    Without the crisp fall weather we wouldn't have apples, so we're celebrating our favorite time of the year the only way we know how: music, food, borderline over-the-top shenanigans, and of course, fresh hard cider!

    You, and a few hundred of your new best friends, are invited to celebrate the changing season with all of us at Downeast Cider House on October 10th, 5-10pm, and/or October 11th, 2-8pm.*

    We can't have two parties without a little competition - therefore, (after a good amount of recovering), we will crown one party the winner! Social media posts with #PartyDowneast tags will help us remember which party earned this highly coveted title**, so tagging party photos is highly encouraged.

    As with previous events, you will get a drink at the door and a Downeast glass upon exit, only this time around, you earn them by donating one or more non perishable food items upon arrival. Canned goods will be donated to food banks just in time for the holiday season.

    Now stop reading and go register for the party!

    *if you are attending both shindigs, camping over night is not advisable, but very impressive.
    **along with free deposits on growler fills for 30 days (with proof of attendance).

    more info: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/downeast-fall-party-saturday-tickets-12625801111?aff=eorg

  • Fri
    24
    Oct
    2014
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    02
    Nov
    2014
    NYC

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    Cider Week NYC celebrates craft cider by increasing its presence in top restaurants, bars, and retail shops across New York City. CiderWeekNYC.com serves as a central hub for the cider-centric tastings, dinners, classes and more taking place during Cider Week, from October 24 through November 2.

    More details: http://ciderweeknyc.com

  • Fri
    31
    Oct
    2014
    Sun
    02
    Nov
    2014
    Franklin County, MA

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    CiderDays is a community event celebrating all things apples in Franklin County, Massachusetts. 2014 marks the 20th year of this event and there will be three days (Friday night October 31st and two full days on November 1st and 2nd) of orchard tours, cidermaking and tastings, workshops and much more. This year, to celebrate twenty years of CiderDays, we're adding a special VIP tasting event of Western Massachuetts hard ciders on Friday night.

    CiderDays is for all who love apples, fresh or hard cider, apple cuisine, apple orchards or just being in New England in the fall. There is a charge for some of the activities but there is no admission for many of the activities at local orchards or for the workshops or Marketplace at the Shelburne Buckland Community Center in Shelburne Falls (from 10 AM - 4 PM on Saturday).

    http://www.ciderdays.org

  • Sun
    02
    Nov
    2014
    1PM - 5PMWNC FARMERS MARKET

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    CiderFest NC, an annual event hosted by and benefiting the Western North Carolina Green Building Council. CiderFest NC began in 2013 as a fall fundraiser with locally produced apples, cheeses, hard cider and plans to serve only about 60 people. No one imagined that we would have exceeded those expectations, but we did and by a wide margin. Almost overnight we became recognized as the very first hard cider tasting festival in North Carolina, boasting of a sold out event with over 400 attendees!

    This year's festival builds on that success, offering a larger fun-filled yet relaxing atmosphere to enjoy the distinctive hand-crafted hard ciders from many regions throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, as well as an opportunity to learn about this rapidly growing industry in Western North Carolina. Come and let your taste buds discover how our refreshing (and naturally gluten-free) hard ciders pair especially well with local cheeses and artisan hand-crafted breads and crackers. Non-alcoholic organic cider and apple samples will also be served by our local apple growers.

    And it gets even better. Local musicians will be performing familiar tunes and original works at this year's fall festival, making it a fun event for the entire family! Among the new activities will be cider & cheese tastings; apple press demonstrations; cider evaluation & awards by French Broad Vignerons; a Hard Cider 101 panel; and free pumpkin painting and activities for the kids and the young at heart! Reserve your space today this event gets underway RAIN OR SHINE.

    WNC Farmers Market
    570 Brevard Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
    Conveniently located near downtown Asheville, N. C., and between Interstate Highway 40 & 240.

    http://ciderfestnc.com

     

     

  • Thu
    06
    Nov
    2014
    5-9 PMSeattle, WA

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    4th ANNUAL CITY FRUIT HARD CIDER TASTE FUNDRAISER NOVEMBER 6, 2014

    City Fruit invites you to its 4th Annual Hard Cider Taste fundraiser Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 5 – 9 PM at the Palace Ballroom downtown (2100 5th Ave at Lenora St). Tickets are $40 for City Fruit members and are available now on our website (cityfruit.org/cidertaste). General public tickets went on sale October 1. Tickets are limited and must be purchased online.

    Money raised at this event will support City Fruit's 2015 harvest from the city’s orchards and backyard trees, which is distributed to more than 50 local food access organizations. Your donation has a direct positive impact in our community, helping City Fruit reduce food waste and provide nutritious fruit to the hungry. Learn about City Fruit's other initiatives, including the Seattle Parks master fruit tree stewards program, at www.cityfruit.org.

    Each ticket is good for six 3-ounce pours from any of our participating cideries: Alpenfire Organic Hard Cider, Dragonhead Cider, Finnriver Farm & Cidery, Grizzly Ciderworks, Nashi Orchards, Schilling Cider, Seattle Cider Co., Snowdrift Cider, Tieton Cider Works, and Whitewood Cider Co. Tom Douglas Restaurants has designed a menu of small bites that pair perfectly with hard and soft ciders alike. Don’t drink but still want to support the cause? Make a $25 donation and come enjoy the party with fresh apple cider, soft drinks, and food.

    The evening will also feature a local marketplace starring glassybaby, Stumbling Goat jam, cookbooks, and other local treats, as well as raffle prizes throughout the night.

    There is ample street parking on 5th Avenue and surrounding streets. Come for happy hour or stop by after dinner to help City Fruit continue to provide fresh, local fruit for our neighbors in need. 

  • Fri
    14
    Nov
    2014
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    23
    Nov
    2014
    Hudson Valley, NY

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    more Cider Week HV info: http://ciderweekhv.com

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