10 Blissful Ciders to Fill Your Cup this Spring

As the days continue to get longer, and the sun is shining a bit more, spring is definitely here. It’s such a special time of year as new life begins…


Golden Russet: An Apple of Many Names

Apple Tales with Darlene Hayes My first deep dive into apple history came in 2017. I’d been asked to be part of an evening focused on the Golden Russet, which…


Cidermakers Set on Crafting Delicious Cider, Without the Alcohol

Making alcohol without alcohol sounds like the beginning of a Saturday Night Live skit. And until recently, that’s how it was treated by cidermakers, brewers, winemakers and distillers. But times…


InCider Insights with Lee Reeve, Volume 8

I have heard on more than one occasion cidermakers speak of two different kinds of cider: those that pay the bills and those that they love to make. It seems…


The Innovative (and Sometimes Radical) Ways Producers and Scientists are Tackling Climate Change in the Orchard

Cidermakers are beginning to feel the effects of climate change, but it seems the worst repercussions for apple growers (and cider drinkers) are just over the horizon. A case study…


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Hood River Hard Pressed Cider Fest

April 30 @ 11:00 am

The 7th Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest gives seasoned and novice cider drinkers alike the chance to sample cider from Oregon and Washington’s very own cider makers.  With twenty cideries participating, there…

Cider Smash – Northwest Cider Festival

June 10 @ 4:00 pm

Introducing CIDER SMASH – Northwest Cider Festival, June 10-12 Chump Change Events is proud to announce the exciting new tasting event, Cider Smash – Northwest Cider Festival in Kirkland, Washington, June…

Cider Summit Portland 2022

June 10 @ 3:00 pm

We’re back! After a 2-year Covid absence, Cider Summit Portland returns to Fields Neighborhood Park in the Pearl on Friday/Saturday, June 10-11 for our 10th festival! Join us for the…

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Celebrate spring and World Cocktail Day with a tasty cider-focused sip. Find this recipe from Herbs & Prosper, as well as three more, in our latest Cidercraft issue! Grab your full, digital copy here: www.cidercraftmag.com/product/digital-edition-volume-18/🥕🍯Bunnies & BeesFresh and not too sweet, this cocktail lets all the flavors and aromas shine through.With soft lavender and honey notes shining through Wyndridge Cider Co.’s Honey Lavender Cider, this cocktail is the perfect mix of apples, earthiness and juniper-forward gins. Fragrant herbs like lavender and fennel start their season late in spring and are an ideal match with sweet honey and crisp spring carrots. Wyndridge Cider Co. uses honey from raspberry apiaries, fresh lavender, and three delicious apple varieties: Jonagold, Stayman and Gold Rush. Their Honey Lavender Cider is a winter seasonal, so you may want to stock up for a fresh take on those soon-to-follow springtime mixers. Makes 1 cocktail Ingredients1 ounce classic style gin1 ounce cold-pressed carrot juice¾ ounce lemon juice1 ounce honey fennel syrup (recipe follows)3 ounces Wyndridge Cider Co. Honey Lavender Cider GarnishCarrot curl and fennel pollen In a shaker tin, combine all ingredients except the cider. Fill ¾ full with ice, then cap and shake vigorously to combine. Strain into a large rocks or Collins glass filled with crushed ice, then top with cider. Add a little more crushed ice if needed, then sprinkle with fennel pollen and garnish with a carrot curl. Serve immediately. Honey Fennel SyrupMakes about 1 ¾ cup Ingredients1 cup premium honey1 cup water1 tablespoon edible lavender flowers½ teaspoon fennel pollen Bring all ingredients just to a boil, stirring to dissolve the honey. Remove from heat and let steep until room temperature, about 15 minutes. Strain out any solids and store in the fridge for up to a month. ... See MoreSee Less
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The all-new Cidercraft issue is here! 🍎 We have packed a lot of juice in this issue, with the 5th annual Cidercraft awards and plenty of industry-focused articles. The issue features industry insight from cider pros, a deep dive on cider clarity and an educational piece on how wildfire smoke affects cider. There’s delicious cider cocktail recipes and a look at how cidermakers Andy Brennan and Nika Carlson are breaking the cider house rules. Not to mention, a helpful beginner’s guide on America’s cider regions. The new issue is in inboxes now for subscribers. If you’re not a subscriber just yet, head to the link below to grab your copy. Cheers!👉https://cidercraftmag.com/product/digital-edition-volume-18/Cover photo by Angela Prosper Photography ... See MoreSee Less
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