The National Cider Conference Comes To Portland Next Week


I’m a beer guy.  I’ve always been a beer guy.  Sure, I enjoy the occasional glass of wine and I love a good Bourbon, Whiskey or Tequila, but my first love when it comes to adult beverages has been, and I think always will be, a great craft beer.  Now, that doesn’t mean I don’t still make an effort to broaden my horizons, and the incredible rise in popularity of craft cider (see the press release below) is making that much easier.

I’ve got to give much of the credit for my increased interest in cider to both Seattle Cider Company and The Beer Junction in West Seattle.  Both are places I usually visit when I’m in the mood for a beer but, since they both have a great selection of ciders on tap as well, I often find myself switching things up a bit and ordering a cider instead of a beer.

I also haven’t been to many cider festivals or conventions yet, and unfortunately I don’t think I’ll be able to make this one either but perhaps you can.  Coming up next week, starting February 2nd and running through February 6th is CiderCON 2016, presented by the Northwest Cider Association.

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Washington Cider Week Starts Next Thursday


Yep; it’s Fall.  It may not quite be official yet by the calendar, but that chill is back in the air and our days have grown noticeably shorter with fewer hours of sunshine to enjoy.  Summer may be fading away, but we still have plenty of things to look forward to.  One of those things is Washington Cider Week, brought to you by the Northwest Cider Association.

Kicking off one week from today, on September 10th, Washington Cider Week brings cider tasting events, paired dinners and more in a 10-day celebration of Northwest craft cider.

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