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

  • Tue
    13
    Jan
    2015
    Penn State Fruit Research & Extension Center
    Local soils and climatic conditions favor the production of apples with the highest fruit quality, which has been a competitive advantage for the Mid-Atlantic fruit industry over the years. There is a growing interest among consumers for hard cider, and producers exploring alternative markets for apples will learn how to establish a hard cider orchard and also important considerations for cider production.
    Guest speakers from Cornell and Virginia Tech will address traditional American and European apple varieties for cider fermentation, cider apple budget tools, cider market potential and long-term prospects for hard ciders in the U.S. Penn State Enology Extension Associate, Denise Gardner, will discuss fermentation, sanitation and stabilization. The program fee includes tasting of hard ciders of various flavors, a catered lunch and take-home resource materials.
  • Tue
    03
    Feb
    2015
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    06
    Feb
    2015
    Chicago, IL

    CiderCON offers a mix of educational and networking opportunities for commercial cider producers.

    CiderCON 2015 will be held in Chicago at the beautiful downtown Swissotel

    http://ciderconference.com

  • Sat
    07
    Feb
    2015
    Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

    n_csc_apple-1Region’s Largest Cider Tasting Expands to Grand Ballroom

    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 7, 2015 in two sessions - 11am-3pm and 4pm-8pm in the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier. Cider Summit Chicago is presented by Binny’s Beverage Depotand will once again benefit The Great Lakes Cider & Perry Association and Heartland Alliance.

    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 over 150 ciders including regional favorites and international classics from countries such as England, Scotland, France, and Spain. The event will also feature specially selected food pairings, regional and national cider association display booths, and an event store featuring Cider Summit t-shirts and other merchandise.

    Tickets are $30 and will be sold online only via CiderSummit.com. Admission includes 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. A separate ticket is required for each session. The event is 21 and over only. A sell-out is expected, so please purchase in advance.

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

  • Fri
    20
    Feb
    2015
    6pm-9pmSaratoga, NY

    America On Tap Beer Festivals and Saratoga Beer Week are proud to announce the first ever Hard Cider sampling event to hit Saratoga Springs as part of Upstate New York’s largest celebration of craft beer, Saratoga Beer Week.

    On Friday February 20th the Saratoga Springs City Center will play host to an evening of cider sampling, live music from the WonderBeards and delicious food all overlooking Broadway in Downtown Historic Saratoga Springs.

    After guests have enjoyed 3 hours of cider sampling they can step right out of the venue and into beautiful Downtown Saratoga Springs where they will find endless options for dining, shopping and nightlife.

    When: Friday February 20th

    Where: Saratoga Springs City Center

    Time: 6pm-9pm

    Cost: $30 for 3 hours of sampling

    http://saratogabeerweek.com/cider-night/

  • Sat
    28
    Feb
    2015
    11am - 9pmAlbany, NY

    Nine Pin anniversary

    Nine Pin Cider Works in Albany, NY will host a party to celebrate its first anniversary from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28, with  other cideries from around NY on hand to offer samples of their ciders. The event will commemorate the anniversary of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signing of the Farm Cidery Law, which permitted farm cideries to operate in New York. Nine Pin, with its production facility in Albany's warehouse district, was the first cidery to open under the law.

    Also on hand will be Blackduck Cidery from Ovid, Fishkill Farms from Hopewell Junction, Bad Seed Cider Co. from Highland, Kaneb Orchards from Massena, Sundog Cider from Chatham, Cunningham Creek from Canisteo and Maplestone's Cider from Maspeth. The Slidin' Dirty food truck from Troy will be on site for a-la-carte food. Remarks from politicians, state officials and others will be made at noon. Admission is $10 in advance at Nine Pin (929 Broadway), $15 at the door.

    http://www.ninepincider.com

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    Mar
    2015
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    21
    Mar
    2015

    Meet the hottest cidermakers in the Northwest and taste what's new! Live music and food, plus cider store so you may take your favorites home. $30 at the door, $25 in advance NWCA members $20 in advance Fee includes keepsake tasting glass and 10 tasting tickets

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  • Sat
    04
    Apr
    2015
    2PM - 7 PMOregon HopHouse

    Get your cider fix at Hophouse!  Save the date for Cider Fest 2015, an outdoor cider festival!  Saturday, April 4th, 23 cideries will feature more than 50 ciders at our Hawthorne location!

    Tickets will be on sale this week for the event. Tickets are available online for $20, or $25 the day-of the event.  Admission will provide entry to the event, a commemorative glass, and 10 drink tokens. BBQ food will be served outside for the festival, and a children’s play area will be accessible for families.  Click here to buy tickets online.

    We are proud to highlight predominantly Northwest cideries and apples!  Our vendors are: 2 Towns, Alter Ego, Anthem, Apple Outlaw, Atlas, Bull Run, Ciderriot, Crispin’, Finn River, High Wheel Wine and Mead, McMenamin’s Edgefield, Nectar Creek Honeywine, Portland Cider, Red Tank, Reverand Nat’s, Rogue, Schilling, Snowdrift, Spire, Square Mile, Swift, Wandering Aengus, and Woodchuck.

    Also, check back in with us after Ciderfest for an entire Cider Month of April!  We will be hosting tastings for cideries all month, and have 8 taps dedicated to the hard apple staple, with flights of 8 cider tasters for $10 all April!

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  • Mon
    06
    Apr
    2015
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    11
    Apr
    2015
    Grand Rapids, MI

    The newly formed Michigan Cider Association and Michigan State University Extension are pleased to announce one of Michigan’s first cider weeks to be held in Grand Rapids from April 6-12.

    more information on the Michigan Cider Association facebook page 

  • Fri
    10
    Apr
    2015
    Sun
    12
    Apr
    2015
    Grand Rapids, MI

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    The 10th Annual Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP)

    The Great Lakes Cider and Perry Association is pleased to announce that the 10th Annual Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition will be held April 10-12, 2015 at the Downtown Courtyard by Marriott in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

    The Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP) has established itself as the largest and most respected cider judging in North America. With cider experiencing a renaissance in the United States and across the globe, this year’s event is destined to become the world’s largest cider competition.

    Featured judges for 2015 include:

    • Andrew Lea – English cider expert, retired chemist and food scientist, author of Craft Cider Making, major contributor to the Cider Workshop.
    • Ben Watson – American cider expert, curator of the Cider Salon at Franklin County CiderDays, author of Cider, Hard and Sweet: History, Traditions, and Making Your Own, editor of many books on food and drink including The New Cider Maker’s Handbook.
    • Dick Dunn – President of the Rocky Mountain Cider Association, moderator of the Cider Digest, primary author of the BJCP Style Guidelines for cider and perry.
    • Gary Awdey – President of the Great Lakes Cider and Perry Association, esteemed judge at the Australian Cider Awards and other major competitions, respected presenter of cider sensory analysis workshops, frequent medalist at cider competitions in North America and beyond.

    Entry registration will open on Monday, March 16 and will close on Monday, March 30. Once entries have been registered, they must arrive at our shipping point by Friday, April 3. GLINTCAP accepts entries from all countries and is open to both commercial producers and amateur cidermakers. Full entry details and style guidelines are now available.

    Visit glintcap.org for more information on this year’s event and a complete listing of past results. If you’re interested in volunteering at the competition as a judge or steward, visit glintcap.org/volunteer and complete the questionnaire. For other inquiries, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact GLINTCAP Director Eric West (eric@ciderguide.com) or GLCPA President Gary Awdey (gawdey@comcast.net).

  • Sat
    11
    Apr
    2015
    Noon - 6PMHood River, OR

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    With nine cideries and counting, Hood River Valley’s hard cider scene is exploding. These craft cidermakers source the apples, pears and other fruits from the 440+ local orchardists, creating make ciders that truly give you a taste of Hood River, and place the region at the forefront of the new national hard cider movement. Now in its second year, the Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest gives seasoned and novice cider drinkers alike the chance to sample cider from Hood River County’s very own cider makers, as well as a variety of additional Northwest cideries. More than 20 cideries will be participating, with more than 30 ciders on tap. The daylong event also features local food vendors, produce and arts vendors, a kid’s area and a line-up of local music, from bluegrass to classic rock – guaranteeing a great time for the whole family.

    http://hoodriver.org/hard-pressed-cider-fest

  • Sat
    18
    Apr
    2015
    12 pm - 10 pm

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    Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider is pleased to announce the return of the Hopped Cider Festival to their Cidery & Public Taproom in northeast Portland. The second annual event will take place Saturday, April 18 2015 from 12 PM to 10 PM, the day immediately following the Craft Brewer’s Conference in Portland. New this year is an expansion of the festival into the street adjoining the public taproom.

    This is the second Hopped Cider Fest put on by Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider, having launched the concept last year very nearly on a whim. Public response was overwhelming last year with nearly 800 attendees crammed into the cidery for eight solid hours. This year’s event will include a street closure and even more ciders including hopped ciders produced around the world.

    Many cidermakers will be on hand to inform attendees through the samplings which will be available in 4-ounce tasting portions in a souvenir festival glass. In addition to the superb range of ciders, the event will feature food from El Taco Yucateca and the returning favorites Bro-Dogs + Burgers. And in a repeat of last year’s festivities, every hour on the hour attendees will be treated to free tastes of ciders unavailable for purchase in Oregon including ciders from all over the USA and overseas.

    “This is surely the largest collection of hopped ciders in the history of the universe,” says Reverend Nat West. “Last year we organized the event in a couple weeks and were blown away by the public response. We learned our lessons and decided to expand into the street but we are doubling-down by adding even more hopped ciders and upping the tasting pour size.”

    Tickets are available for $20 at the door (cash or credit). Admission includes a tasting glass and 6 tasting tokens. Additional tasting tokens will be available for sale onsite for $2 each. Re-admission will be allowed at any time with event wristband and tasting glass. THE EVENT IS 21 & OVER ONLY. No dogs or other pets.

    http://reverendnatshardcider.com/news/reverend-nats-presents-2nd-annual-hopped-cider-fest/

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  • Tue
    21
    Apr
    2015
    Richmond, VA

    Join us for a special night of history, cider, and discussion on April 21 at Blue Bee Cider. The event will feature the first taste of Blue Bee’s “Compleat Cyder,” based on a cider recipe from the 1742 edition of The Compleat Housewife from the VHS’s rare book collection. The evening will also include presentations about cider and cider-making in colonial Virginia, featuring Dr. Sarah Meacham from Virginia Commonwealth University and Courtney Mailey from Blue Bee Cider. Dr. Paul Levengood, President and CEO of the Virginia Historical Society, will also speak about the importance of the society’s collections. The ticket price includes a glass of the “Compleat Cyder,” a 32-ounce souvenir squealer, and light hors d’ourves. We hope you can join us for this opportunity to learn about cider-making in the Old Dominion and to support the Virginia Historical Society.

    http://www.vahistorical.org/attend-event/programs-and-activities/social-events/history-tap-compleat-cyder?start=2015-04-21T18:00

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  • Wed
    22
    Apr
    2015
    12-6pmParkton, MD

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    2nd Annual Apple Blossom Festival

    MILLSTONE’S 2nd ANNUAL APPLE BLOSSOM FESTIVAL

    MAY 16th 2015 from 12-6PM
    1717 Rayville Rd, Parkton, MD 21120

    Adult tickets are $20 and include a Millstone glass and your first cider

    Designated Driver tickets are $5

    Children and Dogs are free, and welcomed!

    Tickets can be purchased here:

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apple-blossom-festival-tickets-16435788887

  • Sat
    25
    Apr
    2015
    12 pm - 6 pmThe Presidio, San Francisco, CA

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    Cider Summit SF Expands to The Presidio for Second Annual Event; Announces Featured Artisanal Ciders from Around the World

    Leading Cider Festival Partners with San Francisco Landmark

    San Francisco, Calif. - SBS Imports and the Seattle Beer Collective are pleased to announce the expansion of their successful Cider Summit festival to The Presidio in San Francisco, CA.  The second annual Bay Area event will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Civil War Parade Ground in the Presidio, adjacent to the Main Post.  Cider Summit San Francisco is presented by Whole Foods Market and will benefit The Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research, Berkeley Humane, and the California Cider Association.

    "We are very excited to bring Cider Summit to The Presidio," noted event co-founder Alan Shapiro of SBS Imports.  "Consumer interest in artisanal cider is growing at a phenomenal rate and we look forward to providing the region's largest-ever tasting opportunity for both cider lovers and the cider curious."

    The owners and cidermakers will be on hand to inform and guide guests through the tastings, which will be available in 4-ounce portions.  Cider Summit will feature over 120 ciders including regional favorites and international classics.  The event will also feature specially selected food pairings from Whole Foods Market, a "Dog Lounge" hosted by Berkeley Humane, as well as an event store featuring Cider Summit t-shirts and other merchandise.

    Tickets will go on sale February 16 and are $35 in advance and $40 (cash only, if tickets remain) at the door and include a souvenir tasting glass and 10 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.  Accompanied minors will be admitted at no charge.

    Stay up to date on additional details on Facebook and Twitter #CiderSummitSF.

  • Sat
    02
    May
    2015
    6:30 pm - 9:30pmSnohomish, WA

     

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    Snohomish Hard Cider Festival

    Saturday May 2, 2015
    6:30-9:30pm
    Craven Farm
    13817 Short School Road
    Snohomish, WA

    The Snohomish Cider Festival features cider makers from around the Pacific NW. Come meet the makers and taste the wonderful ciders they are creating.

    Tickets are $25/person and include 5 tastings and a food truck voucher.

    http://snohomishciderfest.com

     

  • Sat
    09
    May
    2015
    10:00 amDoc's Draft Hard Ciders

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    Participants will enjoy a scenic course covering the grounds of Warwick Valley Winery. Dash down orchard rows, meander through the woods, and see first hand where the hard cider comes from.

    http://www.thehardciderrun.com/cities/warwick-valley-ny/

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  • Sat
    23
    May
    2015
    10:00 amAlbemarle Ciderworks

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    Participants will enjoy a scenic course covering the grounds of Vintage Virginia Apples. Dash down orchard rows, meander through the woods, and see first hand where the hard cider comes from.

    https://www.albemarleciderworks.com

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  • Thu
    28
    May
    2015
    9:30 pm - 1 amWassail, NYC

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    Thursday, May 28 // 9:30pm-1am

    Every spring, Basque cidermakers celebrate the release of the new vintage with a night of food, cider, music, and merriment. This evening, Vermont-based cidery Shacksbury brings a taste of this to Wassail.

    Traditional Basque sagardoas, or cider houses, serve cider streaming from a tiny spout in enormous chestnut barrels. Shacksbury has engineered a system to bring the same tradition to NYC. Drinkers can "catch" cider the stream of cider in their glass, a method that aerates the cider and releases its flavors and aromas.

    Cidermakers Colin, David, and Katie will be there and look forward to connecting with everyone and sharing a wonderful evening.

    All are welcome (21+); this is a pay-as-you-go event.

  • Sat
    30
    May
    2015
    10:00 amUncle John's Cider Mill

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    Participants will enjoy a scenic course covering the grounds of Uncle John’s Cider Mill. Dash down orchard rows, meander through the woods, and see first hand where the hard cider comes from.

    http://www.ujcidermill.com

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  • Sun
    31
    May
    2015
    2pm - 6pmPhiladelphia, PA

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    Several PA Cider Guild members are hosting an event this Sunday (5/30) at U-Bahn for Philly Beer Week... come out and enjoy 15 lines of cider pouring from 2-6pm!

  • Mon
    01
    Jun
    2015
    7 pm - MidnightWassail - NYC

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    This self-proclaimed die-hard craft beer revolutionary is known for his experimental ciders bearing traces of beer yeasts, wild fermentations, Belgian ale spices, aromatic West Coast hops and local fruit juices. Not currently available elsewhere in NYC, Nat from Reverend Nat's Hard Cider will be paying us a special visit this evening to offer tastes of the following ciders:

    Revival Hard Apple (blend of Washington-grown apples and piloncillo - dark brown evaporated cane juice)

    Hallelujah Hopricot (Belgian wit-style cider steeped with coriander, bitter orange peel and paradise grains, fermented with a Belgian saison ale yeast, finished with apricot juice, and Cascade and Amarillo hops)

    Deliverance Ginger Tonic (cider with ginger juice, lemongrass stalks, juice and zest limes, finished with quinine)

    Tepache (made with pineapples with piloncillo and a furtive selection of spices. This ain't no cider at all!)

    All (21+) are welcome to this free event.

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  • Tue
    02
    Jun
    2015
    7pm - 9pmWassail - NYC

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    Join us for our Cidermaker Dinner Series, wherein notable cidermakers showcase their ciders in an intimate setting, while Wassail chefs Joseph Buenconsejo and Rebecca Eichenbaum highlight the extraordinary pairing potential of their ciders with a four course seasonal menu.

    Next up is Kevin Zielinski from E.Z. Orchards based in Willamette Valley, Oregon. His family has been orcharding since 1929, and they make some of the most celebrated ciders in America.

    Made from French, English, and Early American apple varieties, their juice is fermented in the traditional French method requiring diligent care of the fruit prior to harvest. Their process of fermentation, pétillant naturel, results in fine bubbles and well-developed aromatics. Among the first in the US to try his hand at natural fermentation and the mysterious French process of keeving, Kevin’s ciders are unique, robust, and makes one excitedly wonder - "how did an apple do that?"

    In addition to pouring Kevin's flagship ciders this evening, we will also be serving his small batch pommeau.

    Four-course menu with cider pairing: $75 per person which includes tax but not gratuity
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  • Thu
    04
    Jun
    2015
    7pm - 9pmDeering Grange, Portland, Maine

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    Celebrate Maine’s Hard Cider Revival! Come taste the fruits of the burgeoning cider scene at the historic Deering Grange Hall in Portland. Tasters can sample ciders from five up-and-coming cidermakers from across the state: Urban Farm Fermentory(Portland), Norumbega Cider (New Gloucester), Whaleback Cider (Lincolnville), Portersfield Cider (Pownal), Oyster River Winegrowers (Warren), and Kennebec Cider (Winthrop).

    Grow your knowledge about Maine’s cider culture, with a short talk by two of Maine’s apple experts. David Buchanan, heirloom fruit expert, cidermaker, and author of Taste, Memory, and Todd Little-Siebold, a cider enthusiast and professor at College of the Atlantic will share their expertise about Maine apples, past, present, and future.

    Tasty local snacks by Rosemont Market and Bakery, and fine cider-sipping tunes from the Celtic/Bluegrass-inspired Harper Burke & Friends.

    Must be 21+ to purchase tickets. IDs will be checked at the door.

     

  • Sat
    13
    Jun
    2015
    1:30pm - 6:00 pmGreenpoint, Brooklyn, NY

    Pour the CoreBrooklyn Expo Center
    72 Noble Street
    Greenpoint, Brooklyn

    VIP: 1:30PM - 2:30PM
    GA: 2:30PM - 6:00PM

    Love apples? Then, drink apples! Gather with fellow apple enthusiasts, hard cider aficionados, fermentation zealots, and craft beverage fanatics at Brooklyn's first hard cider festival, Pour The Core: Brooklyn.

    At Pour The Core: Brooklyn, you and your friends will gather in Brooklyn's trendy and crafty Greenpoint neighborhood and be showcased to the finest locally-produced and internationally-sourced ciders – more than 75 in all! The event will feature local favorites like Big Apple Hard Cider and Original Sin; best-selling US brands like Woodchuck Hard Cider and Angry Orchard; and a variety of imported ciders and perries from Spain, England and elsewhere.

    So get your sunglasses ready and kick off Summer with cider and local grub from the city's favorite food trucks! The event will take place rain or shine (no refunds).

    There will be special seminars about cider, the making of cider, and the enjoyment of cider. The event will also help raise funds for KiDS NEED MoRE. Visit the charity page to find out more about this great organization.

    A sell-out is expected so buy your tickets early! Once the event sells out, no additional tickets will be available. VIP admission tickets are $55 +tax/fees. VIP ticketholders will get into the event an hour earlier (at 1:30pm) and have the chance to sample special ciders only available for the VIP hour. General admission (GA) tickets are $40 +tax/fees. VIP/GA ticketholders will receive a 5-ounce tasting glass with a 2-ounce pour line, made available by the tasting glass sponsor, Woodchuck Hard Cider. Designated driver (DD) tickets are also available for $10 +tax/fees but DD ticketholders are not permitted to drink any alcohol. DD ticketholders will receive a bottle of water and access to festival seminars. If tickets are still available at the door VIP tickets will be $75 and GA tickets will be $65.

    No one under the age of 21 will be allowed into the event. This includes designated drivers who must also be 21 years or older in age. No children, toddlers, infants, strollers, or pets are permitted. No one will be admitted without valid photo ID (no exceptions)! Proper identification is the responsibility of the attendee. Failure to present proper, valid photo identification (license or passport) will result in denial of entry with no refund offered.

  • Thu
    18
    Jun
    2015
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    25
    Jun
    2015
    Oregon

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    Join us for the Fourth Annual Oregon Cider Week! Celebrate the Northwest’s most exciting craft beverage revolution with tastings, tap take-overs, cider dinners, and more. Dozens of separate activities and special menu items are planned throughout the state of Oregon. Sponsored by the Northwest Cider Association and SIP Northwest/Cidercraft Magazine

     

  • Fri
    19
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    2015
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    Jun
    2015
    Portland, WA

     

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    Cider Summit Portland Celebrates 5th Anniversary!
    Region's Largest Cider Festival Returns to the Pearl

    SBS Imports and the Seattle Beer Collective are pleased to announce the return of Cider Summit NW Festival to Portland, OR.  The fifth annual event will take place Friday, June 19 from 2p-8p and Saturday, June 20 from 12n-6p.  Cider Summit will be returning to its new home in the Pearl District - The Fields Neighborhood Park at NW 10th/Overton.  The event is presented by World Foods & Bushwhacker Cider.

    This will be the 15th Cider Summit produced by SBS & Seattle Beer Collective, having launched the concept in Seattle in September 2010 and expanding to Portland, Chicago, and most recently San Francisco.  This year's event will feature over 150 ciders from producers around the country and around the world including regional favorites and international classics.  The owners and cidermakers will be on hand to inform and guide guests through the samplings which will be available in 4-ounce tasting portions in a special 5th anniversary souvenir festival glass.

    A brand new feature at the 2015 event will be the Fruit Cider Challenge sponsored by Oregon Fruit Products.  Several of our participating cideries will brew pilot batches specifically for the event.  Consumers will vote for their favorite during the festival with the winner of the first annual Fruit Cider Challenge announced on Monday, June 22.

    In addition to the superb range of ciders, the event will feature the DoveLewis/Unleashed by Petco Dog Lounge, expanded food selections from  World Foods, Road Dog Sausage and others.  The Jim Miller festival stage will once again feature some of Portland's most legendary performers produced in conjunction with event beneficiary, Cascade Blues Association.  For those seeking public transportation the Portland Streetcar stops within one block of the event.

    "We believe we've created a unique event," noted Ian Roberts of SBC.  "Interest in artisanal cider is exploding right now, and this event is the premier sampling opportunity for both the cider enthusiast and cider curious."

    "We are thrilled with our move to The Pearl," added event co-founder Alan Shapiro of SBS Imports.  "We are grateful for the area's cider community ongoing support as we work together to make this the region's signature cider event."

    Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 (cash only) at the door and are available online via Stranger ticketsWorld FoodsBushwhacker Cider,Umpqua Bank Pearl District branch, and at many of the area's leading bottle shops.  Admission includes a 5th anniversary souvenir tasting glass, 8 tasting tickets, and a $1 donation to the event beneficiary pool.  Additional tasting tickets will be available for sale onsite at $2 per ticket.

    A special VIP ticket is available for $40.  This ticket includes 4 additional tasting tickets and exclusive early admission on Friday from 2p-3p.  Only 200 of these tickets are available - exclusively online via the event website.

    Re-admission will be allowed at any time with event wristband and tasting glass.  THE EVENT IS 21 & OVER ONLY.  Dogs of all ages will be allowed on event grounds.  For more information including a list of participating ciders please visit producers page.

    Cider Summit Portland benefits Northwest Cider Association, The Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer ResearchDoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, and the Cascade Blues Association.

    Cider Summit NW is presented by World Foods & Bushwhacker Cider with supporting sponsors, Oregon Fruit Products, The Portland Westin Hotel,Umpqua BankKNRK 94/7 Alternative PortlandPortland MercuryMaletis Beverage, and Portland Streetcar.

    For more information contact:
    Alan Shapiro - SBS Imports
    206.527.4191
    alanmshapiro@sbs-imports.com

    Music Lineup!

    Friday - 6/19
    - Kevin Selfe & Allen Markel
    - Lloyd Jones
    - Atomic Gumbo with Steve Kerin & David Lipkind

    Saturday - 6/20
    - Terry Robb
    - Norman Sylvester Trio
    - Kimberly Hall Trio

    http://www.cidersummitnw.com

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    20
    Jun
    2015
    12:00pm 4:00pmNew Paltz, NY

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    As a part of both New York State’s Path Through History Weekend and Hudson Valley Cider Week, Historic Huguenot Street will host a local cider market and tasting on Saturday, June 20.

    The market will feature several Hudson Valley cider makers, including: Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider (produced at Breezy Hill Orchard and Stone Ridge Orchard), Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery (maker of Doc’s® Draft Ciders, Warwick), Glorie Farm Winery (Marlboro), The Standard Cider Company (owned by Brotherhood Winery, Washingtonville), Aaron Burr Cidery (Wurtsboro), Orchard Hill Cider Mill (located at Soons Orchard, New Hampton), Kettleborough Cider House (New Paltz), Yankee Folly Cidery (New Paltz), Awestruck Ciders (produced by Gravity Ciders, Walton), Nine Pin Ciderworks (Albany), and Angry Orchard (opening a new facility in Walden).

    As part of the market, Historic Huguenot Street and Kettleborough Cider House will be introducing a historic crab apple hard cider, brewed by Kettleborough in collaboration with HHS. The cider’s use of crab apples is true to how the early founders of New Paltz would have brewed their own cider, which was a popular colonial drink.

    Glynwood, the agricultural non-profit that created Cider Week, will be present at the market with information about their programs, including their Farm Business Incubator located on 323 acres near New Paltz. Cider Week, now in its fifth year, has been successful in driving market demand for regional craft cider and has helped to noticeably increase sales and profitability for apple and cider producers.

    The market will take place on the Deyo House lawn across from the DuBois Fort (81 Huguenot Street) and will be open from 12 – 4 pm. Vendors will be selling ciders and other products from their farms, as well as offering tastings of their various hard ciders. Admission is $5 and grants access for the duration of the market. Guests tasting cider must be 21+ with ID.

  • Sat
    27
    Jun
    2015
    Eastsound, WA

    The Fifth Annual Orcas Island Cider & Mead Festival fundraiser benefiting the Orcas Island Farm-to-Cafeteria Program is set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 27 at the Eastsound Village Green alongside the Saturday farmers market. Hard cider and mead producers from California to Canada will be pouring samples as well as selling product for take-home.

    Festivities include live music all day. Admission to tasting tent plus cider and mead samples starting at just $7. Adults 21+ only.

    http://www.orcasislandciderfest.org/

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  • Sat
    08
    Aug
    2015
    Atlantic City, NJ

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    Hold onto your apple carts, folks, THE ATLANTIC CITY CIDER SOCIAL is headed your way! On August 8, attendees will pour into the waterfront property adjacent Gardner’s Basin to celebrate the summer and the shore’s newest libation innovations; ciders, meads and other fruit based brews. How about them apples?

    The event producers at Good Time Tricycle Productions are anything but new to the festival game in Atlantic City, producing events such as The Atlantic City Seafood Festival, The Atlantic City Tattoo Expo and the annual “apple” of South Jersey’s eye- The Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival. Producers are confident that the apple won’t fall far from the tree and The 2015 Atlantic City Cider Social will meet and exceed all expectations with 30 cider/mead brewers, 5 local food exhibitors, cooking demos, live music, cider seminars and amusements.

    A few years ago, ciders were a super-sweet, rare find sitting at the edge of the alcoholic beverage world. In its current state, cider is becoming more diverse and appeals to both beer and wine drinkers. It is no secret that cider is rising through the ranks of beverage popularity among all demographics. The goal of The Atlantic City Cider Social is to promote and educate attendees on ciders and meads as well as the brewers that create them. This event is the perfect opportunity for cider aficionados, cider lovers and the casual cider drinker to speak to the company representatives and brewers responsible for some of their favorite ciders.

    The Atlantic City Cider Social aims to be a true downhome American experience. We encourage attendees to put on their best denim, bob for apples, dance to live folk music acts, take a break at red and white checked picnic tables, and enjoy a mouth-watering caramel apple or slice of pie paired with your cider. There will be two sessions on Saturday, August 8: Noon-4pm & 7pm-11pm. Tickets are $45 and include a tasting cup, entertainment and cider tastings.

    The festival offers a “Designated Driver” ticket price of $15, available at the door, to further encourage attendee responsibility. Attendees are also encouraged to utilize the many transportation options in the Atlantic City area, such as jitneys and cabs.

    Tickets for the 2015 Atlantic City Cider Social go on sale Friday, May 1. Tickets are $45 in advance (fees apply) online at www.cidersocial.com or through Ticketmaster.com and $50 at the door (if available). All attendees are urged to taste responsibly. Please know your limits and book your hotel rooms now. No one under the age of 21 will be admitted into the show. Valid photo identification must be presented.

  • Sat
    08
    Aug
    2015
    12-5pmNorthwest Maritime Center, Port Townsend, WA

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    Meet the best of the Northwest at the fifth annual cider festival!

    There will be live music and food, plus a cider store so you may take your favorites home.

    $30 at the door, $25 in advance
    NWCA members $20 in advance

    Fee includes keepsake NWCA tasting glass and 10 tasting tickets.

    This is a Family Friendly event!

    For Tickets Click Here

  • Sat
    29
    Aug
    2015
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    30
    Aug
    2015
    Metro Detroit, MI

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    Metro Detroit's premier cider, beer, food & live music festival at Blake's Hard Cider Co. on Saturday August 29th from 12p-9p and August 30th from 12p-5p.

    The event will be featring over 20 michigan cideries, breweries and wineries! Entertainment includes live music, home brew classes, barrel racing, apple bobbing and more!

    $35 1 day pass - $55 2 day pass

    http://cider-dayze.ticketleap.com/cider-dayze/

     

  • Sat
    29
    Aug
    2015
    10:00 amSietsema's

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    Participants will enjoy a scenic course covering the grounds of Sietsema Orchards. Dash down orchard rows, meander through the woods, and see first hand where the hard cider comes from.

    http://www.sietsemaorchards.com

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  • Sat
    12
    Sep
    2015
    Killington, VT

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  • Sat
    12
    Sep
    2015
    Boston, MA

    Pour the Core

    Love apples? Then, drink apples! Gather with fellow apple enthusiasts, hard cider aficionados, fermentation zealots, craft beverage fanatics and hard cider revolutionaries at the home of the American revolution at Boston's first hard cider festival, Pour The Core: Boston.

    At Pour The Core: Boston, you and your friends will gather in Boston's Theatre District and be showcased to the finest locally-produced and internationally-sourced ciders – more than 75 in all! The event will feature local favorites like Downeast Cider & Harpoon Brewing Co.; best-selling US brands like Woodchuck Hard Cider and Angry Orchard, and a variety of imported ciders and perries from Spain, England and elsewhere.

    There will be special seminars about cider, the making of cider, and the enjoyment of cider. The event will also help raise funds for the United States Association of Cider Makers. Visit the charity page to find out more about this great organization.

    A sell-out is expected so buy your tickets early! Once the event sells out, no additional tickets will be available. General admission (GA) tickets are $50 +tax/fees. Ticketholders will receive a 5-ounce tasting glass with a 2-ounce pour line. Designated driver (DD) tickets are also available for $10 +tax/fees but DD ticketholders are not permitted to drink any alcohol. DD ticketholders will receive water and access to festival seminars. If tickets are still available at the door they will be sold for $65.

    No one under the age of 21 will be allowed into the event. This includes designated drivers who must also be 21 years or older in age. No children, toddlers, infants, strollers, or pets are permitted. No one will be admitted without valid photo ID (no exceptions)! Proper identification is the responsibility of the attendee. Failure to present proper, valid photo identification (license or passport) will result in denial of entry with no refund offered. - See more at: http://www.pourthecore.com/boston/

  • Sat
    03
    Oct
    2015
    1pm - 5pmLong Island, NY
    Pour the CoreLove apples? Then, drink apples! Gather with fellow apple enthusiasts, hard cider aficionados, fermentation zealots, and craft beverage fanatics at the fourth annual Pour The Core: Long Island.
    
    At Pour The Core: Long Island, you and your friends will be surrounded by the picturesque fall backdrop of the North Fork and be showcased to the finest locally-produced and internationally-sourced ciders – more than 75 in all! The event will feature local favorites like the Rumor Mill Hard Cider and Woodside Orchards; best-selling US brands like Angry Orchard and Woodchuck Hard Cider; and a variety of imported ciders and perries from Spain, England and elsewhere.
    
    So get your blanket ready to stake your spot by the live music… carry your sunglasses and hat for protection from the sun... check the weather for what to wear and get your tickets. The event will take place rain or shine (no refunds). Don’t forget to bring a belly ready for delicious foods available to purchase from local food vendors. 
    
    There will be special seminars about cider, the making of cider, and the enjoyment of cider. The event will also help raise funds for Beer for Brains and the Alzheimer's Association. Visit the charity page to find out more about these great organizations.
    
    Plenty of parking is available and free!
    
    A sell-out is expected so buy your tickets early. Once the event sells out, no additional tickets will be available. General admission (GA) tickets are $40 +tax/fees. GA ticketholders will receive a 5-ounce tasting glass with a 2-ounce pour line, made available by the tasting glass sponsor. Designated driver (DD) tickets are also available for $10 +tax/fees but DD ticketholders are not permitted to drink any alcohol. DD ticketholders will receive a bottle of water and access to special seminars. If GA tickets are available at the door, they will be $65.
    
    Doors open at 1PM for ticketing and processing.
    
    No one under the age of 21 will be allowed into the event. This includes designated drivers who must also be 21 years or older in age. No children, toddlers, infants, strollers, or pets are permitted. No one will be admitted without valid photo ID (no exceptions)! Proper identification is the responsibility of the attendee. Failure to present proper, valid photo identification (license or passport) will result in denial of entry with no refund offered.
  • Sat
    10
    Oct
    2015
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    11
    Oct
    2015
    NW Ciderfest

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    Mark your calendar for October 10th & 11th, a two day event this year. Come out to Pioneer Square and join us in tasting some of the finest hard ciders the Western United States has to offer. the NW Ciderfest, benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and local cideries of the pacific northwest.


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  • Sat
    17
    Oct
    2015
    1pm - 5 pmPhiladelphia, PA

    Pour the CorePhiladelphia Navy Yard
    4747 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19112

    Love apples? Then, drink apples! Gather with fellow apple enthusiasts, hard cider aficionados, fermentation zealots, and craft beverage fanatics at the Philadelphia Navy Yard for the third annual Pour The Core: Philly.

    At Pour The Core: Philly, you and your friends will be surrounded by the picturesque fall backdrop of the Marine Parade Grounds and be showcased to the finest locally-produced and internationally-sourced ciders – more than 75 in all! The event will feature local favorites like the artfully crafted, Frecon’s Cidery Crabby Granny, Sir Charles Hard Cider, Good Intent Adam's Apple, and so many other PA favorites! Best-selling US brands like Woodchuck Hard Cider, Angry Orchard, Original Sin and Doc's Draft Hard Cider will also be featured. And, a variety of imported ciders and perries from Spain, England and elsewhere will round out the varieties offered.

    So get your blanket or lawn chair ready to stake your spot by the live music. Carry your sunglasses and hat for protection from the sun... check the weather for what to wear and get your tickets. The event will take place rain or shine (no refunds). Don’t forget to bring a belly ready for delicious foods available to purchase from local Philly Food Trucks.

    There will be special seminars about cider, the making of cider, and the enjoyment of cider. The event will also help raise funds for the Committee to Benefit the Children (CBC). Visit the charity page to find out more about this great organization.

    Parking is limited. Complimentary shuttle bus service will be provided for festival attendees from the Broad & Pattison SEPTA Station to the event. The Philly Navy Yard is located about 100 yards off exits from I-95 or I-76.

    A sell-out is expected so buy your tickets early. Once the event sells out, no additional tickets will be available. General admission (GA) tickets are $40 +fees. GA ticketholders will receive a 5-ounce tasting glass with a 2-ounce pour line, made available by the tasting glass sponsor. Designated driver (DD) tickets are also available for $10 +fees but DD ticketholders are not permitted to drink any alcohol. DD ticketholders will receive a bottle of water and access to special seminars. If GA tickets are available at the door, they will be $65.

    Doors open at 1PM for ticketing and processing.

    No one under the age of 21 will be allowed into the event. This includes designated drivers who must also be 21 years or older in age. No children, toddlers, infants, strollers, or pets are permitted. No one will be admitted without valid photo ID (no exceptions)! Proper identification is the responsibility of the attendee. Failure to present proper, valid photo identification (license or passport) will result in denial of entry with no refund offered.

  • Sat
    17
    Oct
    2015
    9:30 amCharlottesville, VA

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    Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 9:30am to 11:30am
    This annual event, truly a unique opportunity to explore the essence of the apple, has been among our most popular programs. Supermarkets today provide only a limited sample of the thousands of apple varieties once available to 19th-century fruit lovers. Tom Burford (aka 'Professor Apple'), and Gabriele Rausse, Monticello's Director of Gardens and Grounds, will provide numerous apple varieties, each introduced with a discussion of their history and culture. Participants will taste, savor, and, most importantly, rate each apple in this two-and-a-half-hour program.
    https://www.monticello.org/site/visit/events/apple-tasting
  • Sat
    31
    Oct
    2015
    Cincinnati, OH

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    On October 31st, Drink the District is bringing its popular Rock the Core Cider & Beer tasting to Cincinnati. With tickets starting at just $35, attendees can enjoy tastings of cider & beer, a live DJ, backyard games, and access to food trucks at our cider-centric outdoor event.

    With 30+ ciders available, come explore our flavorful variety of tastings and indulge in full pours of your favorites. Tickets include tastings throughout the duration of the event. We’ll also have over 20 beers at the festival.

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  • Sat
    31
    Oct
    2015
    12-7pmOxford, CT

     

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    OEC Brewing & B. United International in Oxford, CT present "Honey, I Fermented The Apples 2" - a celebration of cider and mead. Featuring The Green Grunion for all your food needs. Of course previous OEC/B. United festival tickets will be honored.

    The Domain Dupont Cidre de Givre 2007 oak barrel will be back too (with an added bonus)!

    -THE LIST-

    Cidre/Cider:

    Baladin Sidro
    Christian Drouin Cidre Comte de Lauriston
    Christian Drouin Pays d'Auge
    Christian Drouin Poire
    Hecks 2013 Vintage Dry Barrel Aged Cider
    Domaine Dupont Aigre Doux (Vinegar)
    Domaine Dupont Cidre Bouche Brut
    Domaine Dupont Cidre de Givre (2007 Calvados Barrel, served directly from the barrel)
    Domaine Dupont Cidre Reserve
    Domaine Dupont Cuvee Colette
    Domaine Dupont Pommeau
    Domaine Dupont Tripel
    Sandford Orchards Chestnut Cidre

    Mead:

    Dansk Mjod GI Dansk
    Dansk Mjod Ribe Mead
    Dansk Mjod Viking Blod
    Die Hochland Chestnut
    Die Hochland Lime Tree
    Die Hochland Speckbirne Cyser
    Die Hochland Winter Mead
    Dr. Pescia Nettare di Bacco
    Makana iQhilika African Coffee Mead
    Makana iQhilika Cape White Fig Mead
    Makana iQhilika Dry Mead
    Makana iQhilika Herbal Blossom Mead
    Zymatore Makana iQhilika Sweet Mead

    Hybrids/Beer/etc:

    Birrificio Grado Plato Cantus Caeli
    Dansk Mjod Old Danish Beer
    Wild Beer Co. Iduna Cru
    OEC Brewing Albus
    OEC Brewing Artista Zynergia: Gosatequin (Blend #2)
    OEC Brewing Artista Zynergia: Solaris - LAST KEG
    OEC Brewing Brunneis (Blend #2)
    OEC Brewing Nepenthes
    OEC Brewing Salsus Singularis #1 (Syrah Barrel)
    OEC Brewing Tempus (Blend #5)

    And sure, dress up if you feel so inclined! It is Halloween!

  • Fri
    06
    Nov
    2015
    Sun
    15
    Nov
    2015
    NYC

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    FOR CIDER MAKERS

    Cider Week connects cider makers from New York State—and select pioneering “guest cideries” outside the state–to buyers from top restaurants, bars, and retail shops across New York City. Through growing awareness of craft cider, Cider Week helps to bring profitability to local orchards while reviving heirloom apple varieties.

    FOR THE TRADE

    Cider Week provides educational resources for trade, including staff education, tastings, and connections with top regional cider makers, and helps to promote public events, tastings, and pairings that build appreciation and demand for regional ciders.

    FOR CONSUMERS

    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 November 6 through November 15, 2015.

    http://ciderweeknyc.com

  • Sat
    07
    Nov
    2015
    Asheville, NC

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    North Carolina’s premier hard cider tasting event. CiderFest NC began in 2013 as a fall fundraiser with locally produced apples, cheeses, hard cider and plans to serve only about 60 people. We exceeded those expectations by a wide margin by selling out that first year at 400 attendees! Almost overnight we became recognized as the very first hard cider tasting festival in North Carolina. CiderFest NC is back for its 3rd year and will feature over twenty hard cider makers from all over the region, as well as special guest from out of state, and imported Spanish ciders, local mead makers, food pairings, local arts & crafts, live music, and an interactive children’s area!

    This year’s event is packed with new opportunities to taste and experience Cider. Twenty plus Cider makers will be serving up their tasty varieties of hard cider along with a new addition of two local mead makers Bee & Bramble & Fox Hill Meadery! To compliment your cider we have added a new Chef’s Station where apples and hard cider will be the featured ingredients for small plates. And back again by popular demand is the WNC Cheese Trail offering samples from local creameries.

    On the music front, we have opted to switch it up, instead of the large stage with one band the festival will feature local bands and buskers from the Asheville area sprinkled throughout the festival, unplugged, allowing attendees to enjoy live music as they are in line for a sample of cider or mead! You will enjoy music by Goldie & The Screamers, Shifty Drifters (Abby the Spoon Lady), and many more great bands.

    True to its roots, this year’s event will also feature something for the home cider makers. A Home Cider Making Booth sponsored by Asheville Brewers Supply will offer cider making kits, educational demonstrations, and a casual area for home cider makers to share their cider as well as lessons they have learned.

    The family friendly event has had great fun painting pumpkins and doing fall crafts in previous years but this year will offer an Interactive Children’s Area focused on green living. This area will have hands on fun educational activities and demo’s for both the children and adults to learn.

    Providing more opportunities to learn about hard cider, all attendees will receive a take home Tasting & Event Guide to highlight differences in cider, ingredients, and origins and to take notes about the ciders sampled. Don’t miss out, purchase tickets early, the event is expected to sell out. This event is RAIN OR SHINE.

  • Sat
    07
    Nov
    2015
    Los Angeles, CA

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    Tour Details:

    Join us as we tour California with some of the World’s Top Hard Cider Makers. The Hard Core Cider Tour: Los Angeles takes place on November 7th, 2015 at Brookside Park (next to the Rose Bowl) from 12pm to 4pm.

    If imbibing from craft artisanal and ciders has not convinced you, perhaps mouth watering food from some of L.A. best Food Trucks (food sold separately), Live Music, and Jumbo Lawn Games will do the trick!

    The Hard Core Cider Tour is about much more than great ciders, live music, and having a blast. At every Tour Stop, we give back to a local charity that benefits from a portion of the proceeds of every ticket sold. This year, we are raising funds for Enrich LA.

    This is strictly a 21 and over event.

    Date & Time:

    Saturday, November 07, 2015

    12:00PM to 4:00PM (PDT)

  • Sat
    07
    Nov
    2015
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    08
    Nov
    2015
    Franklin County, MA

    November 7th - 8th, 2015

    We are excited to present the 21st annual CiderDays on the first full weekend of November — check out the 2015 Highlights below for the latest information for this year's event.

    Ticket sales are NOW OPEN

    What is CiderDays?

    CiderDays is a annual community celebration of all things apple in beautiful Franklin County, Massachusetts. 2015 marks our 21st year with tours, cidermaking and tastings, workshops and much more in orchards and venues county-wide from Ashfield, Deerfield, Charlemont and Colrain to New Salem and the towns in between. For all who love apples, fresh or hard cider, apple cuisine, apple orchards or just being in New England in the fall, CiderDays is not to be missed!

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  • Fri
    13
    Nov
    2015
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    22
    Nov
    2015
    Virginia

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    Virginia Cider Week 2015 will showcase locally fermented ciders from across the Commonwealth. From Nov. 13-22, a bevy of tastings, workshops and other events invites cider lovers to experience this historic craft firsthand while fostering economic growth and tourism.  In 2012, Gov. McDonnell made a Virginia Cider Week Proclamation making Virginia the first state to have an officially proclaimed “Cider Week.”

    http://ciderweekva.com

  • Sat
    14
    Nov
    2015
    1pm - 5pmSanta Paula, CA

    2257801The Core Pour an inaugural hard cider tasting competition will take place in beautiful Santa Paula, CA Saturday November 14, 2015.  Santa Paula provides the perfect setting of relaxing autumn country side while walking to over 20 hard tasting stations and non-alcoholic cider for the kids.  Along with delicious ciders you will be able to enjoy great food pairings from local eateries. Plus there will be live entertainment to keep you dancing. Buy your tasting tickets here for 21+
    Your ticket sale proceeds benefits America in Bloom Santa Paula.

    http://www.thecorepour.com

  • Tue
    02
    Feb
    2016
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    06
    Feb
    2016
    Portland, OR

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    CiderCON 2016 Schedule Overview
    (subject to change)
    All events will be held in the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower,
    unless otherwise noted.

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016
    8:00 AM to 6:00 PM – Bus Tours (include lunch) $65
    1) Willamette Valley
    2) Portland
    3) Hood River (full day with optional addition of overnight stay)
    Evening left open for networking or fun seeking

    Wednesday, February 3, 2016
    8:00 AM to 12:00 PM – TTB & FDA Compliance Training Workshops (RSVP required)
    8:00 AM to 1:00 PM – Advanced Cider Orchard Production Workshop  (RSVP required & Additional Cost, includes lunch) 
    12:15 to 1:30 PM – Networking Lunch (RSVP required & Additional Cost)
    1:00 to 5:00 PM – TTB Assistance/Q&A Booth Open
    1:00 to 6:00 PM – Vendor Move-in for Trade Show
    2:00 to 3:30 PM – USACM Business Meeting
    4:00 to 5:30 PM – Sensory Analysis Training (RSVP required)
    5:45 to 6:00 PM – First Timers Orientation
    6:00 to 8:00 PM – CiderCON Welcome Reception with Networking Salon/Cider Share

    Thursday, February 4, 2016
    7:30 AM to 8:20 AM – Optional Networking Breakfast – Pre-purchased Ticket Required (additional fee)
    8:30 AM to 10:00 AM Opening General Session – Cider Market Review & Outlook & Clicker Survey
    10:00 AM to 6:00 PM – Trade Show Open (AM/PM breaks in show area)
    10:30 AM to 11:50 AM – In-Depth session block
    12:00 to 1:20 PM – Lunch, 2015 US Apple Crop Update & 2016 Outlook
    1:30 PM to 6:00 PM – Concurrent Sessions
    Evening left open for networking or fun seeking

    Friday, February 5, 2016
    7:30 AM to 8:20 AM –  Breakfast Session- Pre-purchased Ticket Required (additional fee)
    9 AM to 2:30 PM – Trade Show Open
    9:00 AM to 11:50 AM – Concurrent Sessions
    12:00 to 1:20 PM – Group Lunch with Guest Speakers
    1:30 to 4:50 PM – Concurrent Sessions
    5:00 PM – CiderCON Commencement/Toast
    Evening left open for networking or fun seeking

    Saturday, February 6, 2016
    The Cider Certification Program


    Sessions Planned but not currently in specific time slots:
    >Tastings and Mixology sessions

    Registration Desk/Badge Pickup Hours 
    Monday, February 1, 2016 – 5 PM to 7 PM
    Tuesday, February 2, 2016 – 7 AM to 6 PM
    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 – 7 AM to 6 PM
    Thursday, February 4, 2016 – 7 AM to 6 PM
    Friday, February 5, 2016 – 7:30 AM to 3 PM

    Questions/comments:  info [at] ciderassociation.org

  • Fri
    11
    Mar
    2016
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    12
    Mar
    2016
    Boston, MA

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    If you’re in the know, you realize that beer and cheese go together in ways most people wouldn’t believe…if you DON’T think that beer and cheese are a magical pairing, then the Boston Beer & Cheese Fest 2016 will be a wake-up call that you can’t miss! Last year sold out over a month in advance, so we're going BIGGER and BETTER this year!

    25 craft beer and cider makers from New England; 10 New England creameries. 25 beer/cider & cheese pairings. Yep. Get on this!

    Find out why Drink Craft Beer was awarded Boston magazine's Best of Boston® 2014 - Best Booze Fest!

    Ciders at this event will include:

    Artifact Cider Project (MA)
    VIP - Oak Experiment 2 (?%)
    New World - Dry cider from heirloom apples (6.0%)
    Roxbury - Semi-sweet, single varietal cider (6.8%)
    Wild Thing - Off-dry, tart, wild fermented cider (6.1%)

    Bantam Cider (MA)
    VIP - Dane Street Special -
    Rojo - Cider with sour cherries and black peppercorns (5.4%)
    Wunderkind - Cider with flower blossom honey (6.1%)

    Citizen Cider (VT)
    VIP - Cidre Bourgeois - Delicate, floral organic cider (6.2%)
    Northeast Cascade - Cider dry-hopped with Cascade hops (6.2%)
    Unified Press - Off-dry, refreshing cider (6.8%)

    Far From the Tree Cider (MA)
    VIP - Envy - Blueberry, strawberry, and carrot cider with fresh jalapenios and fragrant herbs (6.5%)
    Apple of My Chai - Cider with chai spices and black tea (6.5%)
    Nova - Hopped Cider (8.0%)
    Patch - Cider with strawberries and basil (8.0%)

    Shacksbury Cider (VT)
    VIP - Basque Cider Catching - Dry, funky cider spewing straight out of the barrel! (6.2%)
    Arlo - Aromatic, grapefruity, dry cider (6.2%)
    Classic - Full bodied, earthy cider (6.0%)
    Farmhouse - Light, floral and dry cider (6.5%)

    Urban Farm Fermentory (ME)
    VIP - Amalgam - Cask conditioned cider/kombucha blend (?%)
    Dry Cidah - Wild fermented cider (6.8%)
    Baby Jimmy - Cider aged in Jim Beam barrels (6.8%)
    DrinkCraftBeer.com

  • Sat
    07
    May
    2016
    5-8:30pmAtascadero Pavillion on the Lake

     

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    20+ Small Craft Cider Producers

    EATS
    Enjoy a traditional English pig roast dinner created by Chef Jeff Scott of Vineyard Events, included in the price of your ticket.

    BEATS
    Sip your cider to live music. Band to be announced.

    SWAG
    Souvenir pint glass included with the price of your ticket.

     

    Atascadero Pavilion on the Lake 
    9315 Pismo Ave, Atascadero, CA 93422

     

  • Sat
    11
    Jun
    2016
    8:30 pmBrooklyn, NY

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    Love apples? Then, drink apples! Gather with fellow apple enthusiasts, hard cider aficionados, fermentation zealots, and craft beverage fanatics at Brooklyn's premier hard cider festival, Pour The Core: Brooklyn.

    At Pour The Core: Brooklyn, you and your friends will gather in Brooklyn's trendy and crafty Greenpoint neighborhood and be showcased to the finest locally-produced and internationally-sourced ciders – more than 75 styles produced by over 40 different cider makers! The event will feature local favorites like Big Apple Hard Cider and Original Sin; best-selling US brands like Woodchuck Hard Cider and Angry Orchard; and a variety of imported ciders and perries from Spain, England and elsewhere.

    So get your sunglasses ready and kick off summer with cider and local grub from the city's favorite food trucks! The event will take place rain or shine (no refunds).

    There will be free seminars for ticketholders about cider, the making of cider, and the enjoyment of cider. The event will also help raise funds for KiDS NEED MoRE. Visit the charity page to find out more about this great organization.

    http://www.pourthecore.com/brooklyn/

     

  • Sat
    16
    Jul
    2016
    1-6 PMPoughquag, NY 12570

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    America on Tap Presents: The Hudson Valley Cider Festival, Saturday, July 16th at the Barton Orchards in Poughquaq, NY! This premium event will showcase over 50 delicious ciders from some of the best Cideries across the country! Sample the best hard ciders that are available from local favorites to special national brands to exclusive rare options.. you can sample them all! The VIP session is from 1pm-2pm and General Admission begins at 2pm and runs until 6pm. The event will also feature delicious food options from culinary experts and live entertainment all day!

    Read More: America On Tap Craft Beer Festival - Hudson Valley, NY

  • Sun
    17
    Jul
    2016
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Festival of Hard Apple Ciders, Meads, music and food. Details to be announced!

    https://www.facebook.com/events/345473212290112/

     

  • Sat
    23
    Jul
    2016
    4-8pmBurlington, VT

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    The second annual Vermont Cider Classic is here! Vermont’s Cider Makers are coming together again on July 23rd for a night of tasting, eating, and competing. Each local cidery will be bringing their favorite pours and new innovation. With live music and local fare, we look forward to seeing you there!

  • Fri
    26
    Aug
    2016
    6:00 pmCopper Mountain Resort, Colorado

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    BIG TOP CHEESE PAIRING

    Big Top Cheese Pairing Friday night, August 26th, join us at Copper Mountain with our friends at the Cheese Shop of Breckenridge, Stem Ciders, Colorado Cider Company, Gumption Cider, and Anthem Cider for a cider and food pairing. You’ll sample five artisan food items (including cheese, cured meat and chocolate) expertly paired with craft cider.

    CIRCUS SUNSET 5K

    $25
    • Starting at $25

    • Chip-timed 5k at Copper Mountain Resort

    • Includes T-shirt

     

    http://cidercircus.com

     

  • Sat
    27
    Aug
    2016
    Copper Mountain Resort, Frisco, CO

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    Think you don’t like cider? Think again! This event is for tried and true cider-lovers, and we’ll have some great craft beer for those of you who think cider is not for you, though we’re betting you’ll leave with a cider favorite, or two, or three…

    http://cidercircus.com

    TICKETS ON SALE MAY 2016
  • Sat
    03
    Sep
    2016
    1-5pmIndianapolis, IN

    Taste a Curious Collection of Mead & Hard Cider from Far and Wide!

    New Day Craft's Meadful Things and Outciders Festival is Indiana's first alcohol event specializing in Craft Mead and Hard Cider.

    When: Saturday, September 3, 2016, 1 PM - 5 PM

    Where: Circle City Industrial Complex, 1125 Brookside Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 *Free Parking!*

    The Details:

    • Unlimited Sampling from over 30 Mead and Cider Makers

     

    Commemorative Glass

     

    Live Music: Bashiri Asad & Shelby County Sinners

     

    Food Vendors: Caveman Truck, Gomez BBQ, Cosmic Chrome Cafe, & Bee Coffee

     

    Adoptable PUPPIES & KITTIES for Snuggling (Thanks FACE!)

     

    Photobooth to capture all your best moments

     

    All Attendees MUST BE 21 or Older - NO Children or Pets Please

     

    Valid Photo ID to Confirm Age is Required for Entry

     

    All Tickets Must Be Purchased in Advance, NO DAY-OF SALES

  • Sat
    10
    Sep
    2016
    2-7pmSt. Johns, MI

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    Join us for a fun day of food, Michigan cider tasting music & more.  Producers from some of Michigan’s premier Cideries will be on site to visit with and enjoy their ciders. We will be spinning vinyl with the Record Lounge & more!

    http://www.ujcidermill.com/event/cider-perry-fest/

  • Sat
    01
    Oct
    2016
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    09
    Oct
    2016
    Finger Lakes, NY

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    Finger Lakes Cider Week is a celebration of the hard cider revival in New York apple country.  There are public events every day and over 50 participating locations.  You are invited!

     

    http://www.ciderweekflx.com

     

  • Sat
    01
    Oct
    2016
    1-4:30pmSchlitz Park, Milwaukee, WI

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    Enjoy unlimited 3 oz. samples of some of the best craft brews and ciders from Milwaukee! Our Cider & Nano Beer Fest offers the perfect environment to explore new styles and find your next favorite cider or small-batch craft beer. Enjoy unlimited sampling, over 40 ciders and brews, live entertainment, a commemorative tasting glass and much more!

    The Fest is located on the beautiful 43 acre corporate campus of Schlitz Park.  Schlitz Park is the former Milwaukee headquarters of Schlitz Brewery.  Today over 35 companies and 4300 people come to work every day at Schlitz Park.

    http://milwaukeeciderfest.com

  • Sat
    01
    Oct
    2016
    4-10pmSpring Lake, MI

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    Location:
    Vander Mill Spring Lake

    Vander Mill Presents Vander Fest 2016

    Live music from DJ Nick awesome and the social Bones and over 50 beers and ciders on tap & local food trucks

    Tickets $35 advanced purchase, $40 at the door. Includes 8 beverage sample tickets & souvenir glass.

    VIP tickets $85 and includes 8 beverage sample tickets, souvenir glass, reserved table, designated server and food by vander mill.

    Designated driver tickets, VIP tables and sponsorship available.
    for more details & to purchase tickets click here

    Proceeds benefit Michigan Cider Association (www.michigancider.com).

  • Sat
    08
    Oct
    2016
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    09
    Oct
    2016
    Gervais, Ore.

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    Bauman Harvest Festival launches new Cider event! 

    Come To The Farm On October 8th & 9th For A Cider Festival And Competition 

    Gervais, Ore. – Move over wine because Oregon will soon be known for producing exceptional ciders as well! The Bauman Family is starting a new annual Cider Festival to coincide with their popular Harvest Festival. “We want this to be an opportunity to showcase to Oregon and our visitors from around the Northwest that there are some amazing Cideries producing some of the best Hard Ciders that you can find anywhere,” stated Brian Bauman, owner and operator of Bauman’s Harvest Festival.

    The Bauman’s will be hosting 10 local cider producers onsite at the farm on October 8thand 9th. On Friday evening prior to the opening of the festival, local cider experts will be on hand to award medals to the top ciders. In addition, every festival attendee will be asked to vote for their favorite cider.

    Not to be outdone, the Bauman Family, spearheaded by Christine (Bauman) Walter, launched their own cider back in March of this year! A total of four Bauman’s ciders will be on tap for sampling, including one for families and kids that is non-alcoholic. Bauman’s Cider has in a short time become extremely popular locally, and is now served in over 50 establishments. “My Great-Grandpa Stephen began making hard cider on the farm over 100 years ago and we are thrilled to see the Willamette Valley blossom into such a vibrant community of orchardists, cider makers and cider drinkers!” said Christine, Owner and Head Cider Maker at Bauman’s Century Farm Cider.

    Tasting Fee 

    • There is a $5 initial tasting fee that includes a commemorative glass and 4 tasting tickets. Additional tickets will be $1 each or 25 for $20.
    • Note: The tasting fee does not include the $5 admission into the Harvest Festival.

      Participating Cideries 

      Bull Run Cider; 1895; Wandering Aengus; The Oregon/Washington Cider Collective; Woodbox Cider; Wildcraft; Bauman’s Cider; Baird & Dewar Farmhouse Cider; Roshambo Art Farm; Swift Cider; Two Towns Cider

      Location:
      12989 Howell Prairie Rd NE Gervais, OR 97026

  • Sun
    09
    Oct
    2016
    12-5PMKinderhook, NY

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    One of the most exciting events of last fall returns this October!

    On Sunday October 9th, meet us at Samascott Orchards for a pick your own apple experience with a POP-UP hard cider bar! Come down to Kinderhook and have some fall fun in Samascott's incredible orchard with over 20 apple varieties to choose from! While picking your apples, enjoy a cider or two from a POP-UP Nine Pin cider bar in the middle of the orchard.

    Food trucks will be on site and this is not an event to miss!

    Event is from 12-5pm. No tickets are required, cider and food is available for purchase. Pick'm and Drink'm!

  • Sat
    15
    Oct
    2016
    1-5pmPhiladelphia, PA

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    Love apples? Then, drink apples! Gather with fellow apple enthusiasts, hard cider aficionados, fermentation zealots, and craft beverage fanatics at the Philadelphia Navy Yard for the third annual Pour The Core: Philly.

    At Pour The Core: Philly, you and your friends will be surrounded by the picturesque fall backdrop of the Marine Parade Grounds and be showcased to the finest locally-produced and internationally-sourced ciders – more than 75 in all! The event will feature local favorites like the artfully crafted, Frecon’s Cidery Crabby Granny, Sir Charles Hard Cider, Good Intent Adam's Apple, and so many other PA favorites! Best-selling US brands like Woodchuck Hard Cider, Angry Orchard, Original Sin and Doc's Draft Hard Cider will also be featured. And, a variety of imported ciders and perries from Spain, England and elsewhere will round out the varieties offered.

    So get your blanket or lawn chair ready to stake your spot by the live music. Carry your sunglasses and hat for protection from the sun... check the weather for what to wear and get your tickets. The event will take place rain or shine (no refunds). Don’t forget to bring a belly ready for delicious foods available to purchase from local Philly Food Trucks.

    There will be special seminars about cider, the making of cider, and the enjoyment of cider. The event will also help raise funds for the Committee to Benefit the Children (CBC). Visit the charity page to find out more about this great organization. - See more at:

    http://www.pourthecore.com/philly/

  • Sat
    15
    Oct
    2016
    1-5pmAsheville, NC

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    North Carolina’s premier hard cider tasting event. CiderFest NC began in 2013 as a fall fundraiser with locally produced apples, cheeses, hard cider and plans to serve only about 60 people. We exceeded those expectations by a wide margin by selling out that first year at 400 attendees! Almost overnight we became recognized as the very first hard cider tasting festival in North Carolina. CiderFest NC is back for its 3rd year and will feature over twenty hard cider makers from all over the region, as well as special guest from out of state, and imported Spanish ciders, local mead makers, food pairings, local arts & crafts, live music, and an interactive children’s area!

    This year’s event is packed with new opportunities to taste and experience Cider. Twenty plus Cider makers will be serving up their tasty varieties of hard cider along with a new addition of two local mead makers Bee & Bramble & Fox Hill Meadery! To complement your cider we have added a new Chef’s Station where apples and hard cider will be the featured ingredients for small plates. And back again by popular demand is the WNC Cheese Trail offering samples from local creameries.

    On the music front, we have opted to switch it up, instead of the large stage with one band the festival will feature local bands and buskers from the Asheville area sprinkled throughout the festival, unplugged, allowing attendees to enjoy live music as they are in line for a sample of cider or mead! You will enjoy music by Goldie & The Screamers, Shifty Drifters (Abby the Spoon Lady), and many more great bands.

    Salvage Station
    468 Riverside Drive
    Asheville, NC 28801

    http://ciderfest.wncgbc.org

     

     

  • Fri
    21
    Oct
    2016
    Sun
    30
    Oct
    2016
    New York City

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  • Sat
    22
    Oct
    2016
    Boston, MA
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    October 22, 2016
    Session 1: 12:00PM - 3:30PM
    Session 2: 5:00PM - 8:30PM

    Love apples? Then, drink apples! Gather with fellow apple enthusiasts, hard cider aficionados, fermentation zealots, craft beverage fanatics and hard cider revolutionaries at the home of the American revolution at Boston's first hard cider festival, Pour The Core: Boston.

    At Pour The Core: Boston, you and your friends will gather in Boston's Theatre District and be showcased to the finest locally-produced and internationally-sourced ciders – more than 40 brands! The event will feature local favorites like Downeast Cider & Far From the Tree; best-selling US brands like Woodchuck Hard Cider and Angry Orchard, and a variety of imported ciders and perries from Spain, England and elsewhere.

    The event will also help raise funds for The Barton Center for Diabetes Education. Visit the charity page to find out more about this great organization.

    A sell-out is expected so buy your tickets early! Once the event sells out, no additional tickets will be available. General admission (GA) tickets are $45 +tax/fees. If tickets are still available at the door, they will be sold for $65. Ticketholders will receive a 5-ounce tasting cup with a 2-ounce pour line. Designated driver (DD) tickets are also available for $12 +tax/fees but DD ticketholders are not permitted to drink any alcohol. DD ticketholders will receive a bottle of water and access to festival seminars.

    http://www.pourthecore.com/boston

     

     

  • Sat
    22
    Oct
    2016
    12-4pmNYC

    Welcome the annual Cider Week NYC with a kick-off party perfectly suited for October and the fall harvest! Porktoberfest will feature outdoor grilling and 10+ chef stations, 20+ of the region's best ciders, craft beer and entertainment along with a sausage fest co-hosted by Blue Smoke's Chef Dan Jacobilis! All taking place on the Manhattan waterfront.

    Features to include:

    • 10+ chefs including, Jimmy's No. 43, Fleishers Craft Butchery, Blue Smoke, Flying Pigs Farm, Starwurst, Jake's Handcrafted with more to be announced
    • 20+ ciders, including "World of Cider" station and special guest Greg Hall of Virtue Ciders
    • Craft beer, including Sixpoint
    • Live entertainment TBD
    • Plenty of fall's best veggie sides: Mexican corn, squashes, etc.

    Join us in celebration of NYC's cider scene and enjoy cookout style foods of fall! Check back for details.

    WHEN

    WHERE
    SolarOne - 24-20 Fdr Drive Service Road East, New York, NY 10010

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/porktoberfest-tickets-27551464171

     

  • Fri
    04
    Nov
    2016
    Sun
    06
    Nov
    2016
    Franklin County, Ma

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    CiderDays is an annual community celebration of all things apple in beautiful Franklin County, Massachusetts. 2016 marks our 22nd year with tours, cidermaking and tastings, workshops and much more in orchards and venues county-wide from Ashfield, Deerfield, Charlemont and Colrain to New Salem and the towns in between. Whether you are a cider aficianado (hard or sweet), love apples, make your own cider, are an orchardist, or just enjoy soaking up all the goodness autumn in New England has to offer, CiderDays is not to be missed!

    There is a charge for some of the events but many of the workshops and activities at the Shelburne Buckland Community Center and at local orchards are completely FREE.

  • Thu
    02
    Feb
    2017
    6:30pm-9:30pmWassail, NYC

    1485372080308The small state of Vermont is constantly pushing the cider limits from rare foraged bottlings to incredibly drinkable thirst-quenchers. In anticipation of Vermont Cider Week (Feb 24th - March 5th), Wassail is hosting a walk-around tasting (in three sessions) that features several Vermont cidermakers

    SESSIONS:
    Session 1 - 6:30-7:15pm
    Session 2 - 7:30-8:15pm
    Session 3 - 8:30-9:15pm

    CIDERMAKERS:
    Citizen Cider, Burlington
    Eden Ice Cider, Newport
    Fable Farm Fermentory, Barnard
    Shacksbury, Vergennes
    Stowe Cider, Stowe
    Windfall Orchard Ice Cider, Cornwall
    Woodchuck Cider, Middlebury

    These producers offer a small window in the incredible range of ciders coming out of the Green Mountain state.

    Get a preview at Wassail and begin planning your Vermont cider trip now.

    * $25 includes tastes of 14 different ciders. Ticket price at the door is $30.

     

  • Fri
    03
    Feb
    2017
    Sat
    11
    Feb
    2017
    Chicago, IL

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    A week of events celebrating Cider in Chicago, full calendar on website

  • Tue
    07
    Feb
    2017
    Fri
    10
    Feb
    2017
    Hilton Chicago

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    CiderCon was created to affect positive changes in cidermaking, cider fruit production, the cider market and cider regulations. It's an opportunity for the cider community to gather, share ideas, collaborate and learn. CiderCon allows cider producers to meet their industry colleagues to exchange ideas on best practices, innovations and trends. The discussions that take place at CiderCon provide a foundation of strength and diversity for the industry.

  • Wed
    08
    Feb
    2017
    7pm-8pmWassail, NYC

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    LA GARAGISTA CIDER RELEASE & CHAT WITH DEIRDRE HEEKIN

    On top of Mount Hunger just outside of Barnard, Vermont lives a couple of remarkable winemakers. Since their first vintage in 2010, Deirdre Heekin and Caleb Barber of La Garagista have been redefining viticulture in New England. As a result, their acclaimed wines are found in several states as far as California.

    While their wines were finding a thristy audience around the country, Deirdre was making traditional cider with a combination of estate and wild apples, seeking to create a unique Vermont style. She says:

    "We began this cider in 2010 by putting the first vintage to work in an old bourbon barrel. We learned about cider from an old dairy farmer named Kermit. He was the grandfather of a good friend of ours. We had tasted our friend’s cider, his father’s and his grandfather’s on occasion, and we thought - ‘this is the cider we dream of making.' Kermit taught us that old farmhouse cider in Vermont doesn’t get interesting until its third year in barrel, and doesn’t get good until six years. He taught us to add each new vintage to a portion of the last, essentially creating a mother that tells the story not only of each vintage, but of the long lineage created from year to year. This cider is an assemblage of 2010-2015, seasons marked by both rain and drought, including a hurricane. For a second fermentation in bottle, the base was naturally inoculated with juice from our 2015 vintage, using the sugars and yeasts from our fruit, landscape, and cellar.”

    We are offering two ciders from La Garagista for pre-order & pick-up at the event. Ticket price waived with the purchase of a bottle -

    BOULEVERSER means bowled over, bubbled over, exuberant, gobsmacked. It's a blend of 17 varieties of apples of mostly American heirloom varieties.
    $40

    STOLEN ROSES is an homage to an ancestral style of cider once made in northern alpine Italy called vin ëd pom. This style is fermented on the lees and skins of Marquette, a red grape grown along Lake Champlain.
    $45

    These two high elevation biodynamic ciders are the next frontier for one of Vermont's leading fermentation advocates. Learn about these Italian inspired ciders, and the rich cider culture that existed there before Mussolini deemed apples un-Italian. Chat, drink some cider and explore the possibilities.

  • Sat
    11
    Feb
    2017
    11am-8pmChicago, IL

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    Region's Largest Cider Festival Returns to Navy Pier for 5th Anniversary Event

    What: 5th annual Cider Summit Chicago, featuring over 150 ciders including regional favorites and international classics.

    Where: Navy Pier Aon Grand Ballroom- 600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

    When: Saturday, February 11th 11am-3pm & 4pm-8pm

    Available tickets:

    VIP tickets include a souvenir tasting glass, express entry and 10 tasting tickets. $40* if purchased before January 15, 2017, $45* if purchased after.

    General admission tickets include a souvenir tasting glass and 8 tasting tickets. $30* if purchased before January 15, 2017, $35* if purchased after.

    * Service charges are added to all tickets purchased online

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

     

  • Sat
    18
    Feb
    2017
    12-7pmAlbany, NY

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    Join Nine Pin Cider on their production floor with farm cideries from all corners of the state for a tasting and market experience that only New York State can offer. Enjoy free samples of unique batches of ciders all made from New York apples with the ability to purchase limited and exclusive ciders by the growler or bottles to go!

  • Wed
    29
    Mar
    2017
    7pm - MidnightNYC

    Celebrate the second anniversary of Wassail in New York City at this pay-as-you-go event.

    http://www.wassailnyc.com

  • Sat
    08
    Apr
    2017
    Portland, Or

    Get ready for the Fourth Annual Hopped Cider Fest! I am currently gathering the finest hopped ciders from across the country for the greatest showcase of hoppiness ever assembled in the known universe. Keep your eyes glued to this webpage for more details as they are unveiled.

    The Date: Saturday, April 8th, 2017
    The Time: 12pm-9pm
    The Place: Rev Nat's Hard Cider
    The Cost: $25 for commemorative tasting glass and 7 tokens each worth a 4 oz pour. Additional tokens are $2.
    The Rules: 21+ only, no dogs

    http://reverendnatshardcider.com/news/4th-annual-hopped-cider-fest/

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