Cider Calendar: A Selection Of Upcoming US Cider Events: March 2013 – September 2013

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Cider Calendar: Upcoming US Cider Events March 2013 – September 2013.  A selection of upcoming cider related events:

MARCH 2013

2013 Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition GLINTCAP. Grand Rapids, Michigan. March 23-24, 2013.

2013 Taste Washington  Seattle, Washington. March 23-24, 2013. Northwest ciders will be pouring.

APRIL 2013

MAY 2013

2013 3rd Annual Orcas Island Cider and Mead Festival – Orcas Island, Washington, May 11, 2013

JUNE 2013

2013 2nd Annual Portland Cider Summit  – Portland, Oregon. June 21st-22nd, 2013.

JULY 2013

2013 Port Townsend Summer Cider Day – Port Townsend, Washington. This years date and details TBD

AUGUST 2013

2013 Gravenstein Apple Fair – Sonoma County, California. August 10-11, 2013. California ciders will be pouring.

SEPTEMBER 2013

2013 3rd Annual Seattle Cider Summit – Seattle, Washington. September 6th-7th 2013.

2013  1st Annual  Pour the Core:  A Hard Cider Festival Saturday – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. September 28, 2013 30

2013 Washington Cider Week – Washington. September 2013. Dates and Events TBD

2013 Cider Week FLX – Finger Lakes, New York. September. Dates and Events TBD

OCTOBER 2013 through DECEMBER 2013 calendar of cider events will be covered in upcoming posts.

Fall 2013 will see a host of cider related activity and events across the USA.

Know of other upcoming US cider related events?  Please leave a comment.

Cider52: West County, Harvest Moon, Farnum Hill, Foggy Ridge

Cider52: A Cider A Week. The plan: 52 weeks, 52 cider tastings, pairings, reviews, and postings.

More American craft ciders in February 2013:

Farnum Hill Dooryard Batch 1206

Farnum Hill Dooryard Batch 1202A

Farnum Hill Semi Dry

Harvest Moon Cidery Overton

Harvest Moon Cidery Heritage Hops Hard Cider

West County Redfield

West County Reine de Pomme

and more Foggy Ridge First Fruit 

Tasting notes and pairings to follow.

Cider52: Northwest Cider: Tieton Cider Works, and more American Cider Reviews.

It’s week 8 of 2013 The Year of Cider, and our plan – Cider52: A Cider A Week, is on schedule. 8 cider reviews posted, and more on the way.

Considering today is Washington’s Birthday/Presidents’ Day, and knowing some of our Founding Gardeners, were avid cider makers and cider drinkers:

We vow this Presidents’ Day to Drink More American Craft Cider.

First up, ciders from Tieton Cider Works in the Yakima Valley of Washington state.

From the Tieton website: “The orchard is perched above the confluence of the Tieton and Naches rivers at an elevation of 2000 feet, considered high for a growing region in Washington State, giving us the advantage of growing our fruit at slightly cooler temperatures. The long sunny days, cool nights and fertile soils craft exceptionally great tasting apples, pears, cherries and apricots”

Read more about Tieton and Harmony Orchards cider apples. Harmony Orchards is profiled in Rowan Jacobsen’s book, American Terroir.

Tieton Cider Works produce 10 ciders, and we will be tasting and reviewing nine, (Precipice Perry Pear Cider is currently not available).

American Cider Drinkers Take Note: Tieton Cider Works now ships to 40 US States.

And they have a great tag line: Re:think the Apple – Drink Cider

Tasting notes to follow.

Alexander Hamilton on Taxes and Cider,1827

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“The moralizing tendency and salubrious nature of fermented liquors – beer, ale, porter, and cider – recommend them to a serious consideration and particularly in our country.”

 attributed* to Alexander Hamilton, 1827

*secondary source of quote: Liquor laws of the United States, their spirit and effect (1885) references “The Digest of Manufactures” Hamilton as originator, unverified.

Cider52: Breezy Hill, Farnum Hill, Foggy Ridge, West County, and Duche de Longueville Muscadet de Dieppe Cidre Bouche

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Cider52: A Cider A Week. The plan: 52 weeks, 52 cider tastings, pairings and postings.

For a current list of ciders reviewed so far, and links to reviews see: List of Cider Reviews 2013: Cider 52

February 2013 ciders to be reviewed:

Breezy Hill Orchard’s Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider

Farnum Hill Kingston Black Cider Reserve

Foggy Ridge Cider Serious Cider

Foggy Ridge Cider First Fruit

West County Cider Reine De Pomme

Duché de Longueville, Cidre Bouche de Cru, Muscadet de Dieppe, Normandie

Tasting notes and pairings to follow.

Cider52: Slyboro Cider House, Castañón Sidra Natural, Harvest Moon Cidery, and EM Emilio Martinez Signature Cider

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Cider52: A Cider A Week. The plan: 52 weeks, 52 cider tastings, pairings and postings.

More January 2013 ciders:

Slyboro Cider House Hidden Star Cider

Slyboro Cider House Old Sin Cider

EM Emilio Martinez Signature Cider 2011

Castañón Sidra Natural 2011

Harvest Moon Cidery Four Screw Cider with Maple Syrup

Tasting notes and pairings to follow.

Cider52: Shinn Estate Vinyards, Españar Sidra de Asturias, Etienne Dupont Cidre Bouché, Angry Orchard, Valverán 20 Manzanas

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Cider52: A Cider A Week. The plan: 52 weeks, 52 cider tastings, pairings and postings.

More January 2013 ciders:

Shinn Estate Vineyards Wickham’s Pear Cider 2011

Españar Sidra De Asturias

Etienne Dupont Cidre Bouché Brut de Normandie 2011

Angry Orchard Crisp Apple, draft in a growler

Valverán 20 Manzanas Frost Cider

Tasting notes and pairings to follow.