A few years ago, I didn’t know a thing about craft cider. I was so focused on craft beer that I had virtually ignored the craft cider revolution that’s been gaining steam these past few years. I started taking more notice when one of my favorite local breweries: Two Beers Brewing Company, announced that they would be expanding and launching Seattle Cider Company – the first cidery in Seattle since the days of prohibition.
After tasting several different ciders (both at Seattle Cider Company and at various places around the Sound) and attending a few different cider events at Seattle Cider Company, including the 1st Annual Pacific Northwest Cider Awards and the recent 1st Anniversary celebration at Seattle Cider, I’m a bit more knowledgeable but still eager to keep trying new ciders and learning more.
With that in mind, I’m happy to be able to share the news that Schilling Cider will be opening the Schilling Cider House in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood next month.
Here is the full press release from Schilling Cider:
SEATTLE, WA – Friday, August 22, 2014 – Schilling Cider is pleased to announce the grand opening of Schilling Cider House in Seattle neighborhood Fremont on Saturday, September 6th.
Located at 708 N. 34th St., Schilling Cider House will offer 32 draft ciders — available as tasting flights, pints, or growlers — and 250 packaged ciders, to drink on site (no corkage fee) or take (unopened) to go.
“We will only be carrying ciders made without artificial flavors or other non-craft ingredients,” cofounder Colin Schilling said. “In addition to a great selection of craft ciders, all draft ciders will be tested to provide information drinkers won’t find elsewhere.”
This information, to include residual sugar, titratable acid, and pH, will be displayed on a menu board much like breweries display IBU information currently.
In conjunction with WA Cider Week, Schilling Cider House will host tastings and offer giveaways, including! free growlers for the first 1000 purchasers of growler fills.
Tasting Schedule for the week:
Sunday, September 7
11am-1pm Half Pint Spanish Cider Portfolio
2-4pm Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider
5-7pm Finnriver Farm & Cidery
Monday, September 8
5-7pm Eden Cider Tasting
Tuesday, September 9
5-7pm Dragon’s Head Tasting
About Schilling Cider:
Seattle-based Schilling Cider, whose tagline “your apple a day just got interesting” drives them to create ever-evolving cider flavors, is committed to sustainability through the use of highly-recyclable materials and local ingredients. Their ciders are distributed in British Columbia, CA, ID, MN, OR, VA, WA,
Washington, DC, WV. For more, follow at FB.com/schillingcider or check out SchillingCider.com.
With such a large selection, as noted above, Schilling will obviously be carrying more than just their own ciders (Original, Oak Aged, Ginger, Chai), so it should be a great place to explore the World of craft cider, and try several different ones/brands. I’m looking forward to checking them out.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.