Cider clubs allow those of us who miss in-person cider tastings to experience our favorite cidery without ever leaving the house. Support your favorite local cidery by joining the club!
Two K Farms
Taste authentic Michigan cider made from apples grown on the strikingly beautiful Leelanau Peninsula. Members get to sample these family-made products crafted using cider-specific apples when they choose between two club levels. Silver is for the cider novice or explorer, while Gold is targeted at the purists whom wish to fully immerse in an in-depth cider experience. Members also enjoy discounts on cider, wine and drinkware, as well as complimentary tastings and first access to new releases and events. | twokfarms.com
Portland Cider Co.
$35/local, $55/extended delivery Monthly
Club members of this Oregon company get all the bragging rights that come with being the first to crack open new canned cider releases before they even hit the cidery’s pub in Portland. Each month, members receive a six-pack of award-winning, Northwest-grown cider in jumbo 19.2-ounce cans. A few of the benefits include food and cider pairings, recipes and a Growler Fill Punch Card. | portlandcider.com
$55/3 bottles Quarterly
$100/6 bottles Quarterly
Savor the nostalgic flavors of the forgotten apple varieties of Vermont’s early cider traditions with this membership. The cider allotments come from the Lost Apple Project — the cidery’s program that harvests fruit from old trees that once flourished in rural Vermont. Shackbury has made it their mission to highlight the natural nutmeg, nutty and mango-like flavors of these “lost” apples in their cider. Shipping not included. | shacksbury.com
Toast to the Midwest’s rich cider history with Threadbare Cider House’s traditional, made-from-scratch ciders. Named for the clothing often worn by John “Appleseed” Chapman, Threadbare delivers four 750-milliliter bottles of handpicked ciders to club members each quarter. Delight in a mix of new releases and year round ciders. Added benefits include invitations to master classes on cider-and mead-making, and adult and family tours at the cider house. Shipping not included. | threadbarecider.com
WildCraft Cider Works
$195/6 bottles Quarterly
$390/12 bottles Quarterly
Your taste buds will thank you each time WildCraft’s distinctive, complex ciders are delivered to your door from Eugene, Oregon. Members of the Foragers Cider Club can experience the Willamette Valley’s natural bounty in dry ciders, perries and fortified sips, without ever having to leave their home. Choose to receive either six or 12 bottles from the Flagship, Seasonal, Cellar Reserve and Higher Arcana categories and score other perks like discounts and Wildcraft merchandise.
Northwest Cider Association
Deadline for 1st shipment, Nov 22
To support its local cideries, this local association has launched the first regional cider club — and you’re hearing it here first! While details are still coming togther, the club will be led by experts and cidery members of the association alike to provide a regional cider tour. A curated selection of limited release offerings and unique blends will be put together to arrive at your door. Allotments will be in six- and 12-pack options to bring the best of the Northwest directly to you. | nwciderclub.com
Featured in Volume 15 of Cidercraft Magazine, to view the full issue click here.
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