Cider Summit has announced the final lineup of ciders and programming details for the area’s largest cider tasting festival, taking place on September 9-10.  The South Lake Union Discovery Center Lawn will be transformed into a cider lover’s paradise, with over 180 ciders available, and an expanded selection of meads and cider cocktails as well.

The folks over at Cider Riot! have announced the opening of their 7300 square foot production facility and 49 seat pub at 8th and NE Couch, just off lower East Burnside St Thursday August 11th. After three years producing cider in founder Abram Goldman-Armstrong’s detached garage in the North Tabor neighborhood, the acclaimed urban cidery has moved down Burnside in order to expand production and offer a tasting room and pub experience to its customers.

Portland Cider Company is coordinating the inaugural PDX Community Apple Drive, calling upon the Portland community for backyard apples to hand-press into a community cider to support a local charity. The apple drive is collecting bushels of unwanted fruit August 1 thru the end of October.
This full-scale community effort is about bringing people together to create handmade craft cider, using the apples from your own backyards in the Portland Metro area.

Bold Rock Hard Cider has announced plans to begin selling its award winning craft cider in Georgia on August 1. The award-winning regional craft cidery’s variety of hard cider styles can currently be found across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast from Pennsylvania through South Carolina, including Tennessee. The expansion into Georgia comes via Atlanta Beverage Company, Eagle Rock Distributing Company, and Leon Farmer & Company.
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The United States Association of Cider Makers has announced Michelle McGrath as their new Executive Director.
Michelle is the former Executive Director of Gorge Grown Food Network, a non-profit with a mission to build a thriving local food system for the two-state, five-county region known as the Columbia River Gorge.

Black Twig Cider House, the premiere cider house in the Southeast helmed by cider expert and co-owner Mattie Beason with co-owner/chef John Eisensmith, will host their inaugural TxotxFest September 10th, 2016 from noon to 4 pm. This event is the first of its kind in the Southeast to celebrate cider ­ the fastest growing segment in the beverage industry ­ by bringing regional and national cider producers and chefs together.

Cider’s popularity is on the rise, and shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Vancouver has seen huge increases in availability of both locally ­made and imported ciders, but the cider selection on most menus is rarely more than one or two craft products… until now.

Angry Orchard today announced the release of its new year-round specialty hard cider, Walden Hollow. This is the first cider from Angry Orchard to be made exclusively with apple varieties from New York State, including varieties from last year’s harvest at the Angry Orchard in New York’s Hudson Valley, and heirloom apples from other local orchards.

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