Allow me to welcome you to the most amazing moment this week: The arrival of Friday! You have worked so hard to get to this day, and now, it is time to celebrate!
We are celebrating the end of the workweek the only way we know how — with a brand-new version of The Double Tap List, our curated roundup of the most notable and like-worthy cider content that we discovered on Instagram over the past seven days. This busy week on Instagram brought lots of news from the cider world, including job openings, farm tours, and Hurricane Lane.
Check out some of our favorite ‘grams from August 18–24:
I love finding quaint places to visit on the weekend, and I think I may have found a new one! Heartwood Farm & Cidery looks like it is the epitome of country life. Nestled in Southern Ontario, Heart Wood brings you back to the humbleness of country living: a charming 42-acre farm, with farm animals and orchards of fruit and nut trees to help you reconnect to the nature that surrounds you. Heartwood offers farm tours during its store hours, for those of you who are fascinated with how a farm system functions and how every aspect of this life is connected to the next. Best of all, though, Heartwood is known for its delicious small-batch ciders! Using ingredients grown right on the farm — from the apples in the orchard to the sticky maple syrup drawn straight from its own trees — sipping Heartwood’s ciders is like taking in a sip of some true country living. Take some time out of your Saturday and head on over to the Heartwood Farm to see and experience this Canadian hidden gem.
The spirit of the people of Hawaii is strong, and even the news of a rare impending hurricane isn’t enough to make them flinch. For those prepping for Hurricane Lane, Paradise Ciders had an ingenious use for all of those cider growlers you have started to collect: Fill them with fresh water, so you have water to get you through the storm and the aftermath to follow. Great idea, Paradise Ciders! As we write and publish this, the Red Cross is also making preparations for Hurricane Lane, mobilizing volunteers, equipment and supplies in the wake of what has developed into a dangerous storm. Please visit the Red Cross’s website to see how you can help the effort with Hurricane Lane relief, because every donation, no matter how small, will be able to help someone in need.
I love great wall art, don’t you? Especially in craft cideries, like the mural I saw inside Portland Cider’s Clackamas location last fall. Well, I found a new mural that I love at a cidery you might not know about: Ridge Cider Co. is a Michigan craft cidery on the rise. It has plenty of new ciders rotating on the taps at its tasting room, like Summer Squeeze, with its fresh peach nose and citrus notes. Take a moment out of your weekend to enjoy a sip of pure Michigan apple bliss! Can’t make it to the taproom? Don’t worry! You can find every location where Ridge Cider is sold here.
Job Alert! 1859 Cider Co. is hiring and it wants to make sure everyone knows about this great opportunity! 1859 is currently looking to fill the position of a Full-Time Distribution Delivery Driver. The ideal candidate will be a person of many hats, someone who provides exceptional customer service, offers amazing time-management skills and, most of all, be a great representative of the 1859 Cider Co. brand! The job will entail keg delivery and tracking, order fulfillment, production assistance, and some maintenance in and around the cidery, if necessary. Do you think you have what it takes to be a part of the 1859 Cider Co. family? Then head on over to 1859’s website for more information on this great opportunity and apply today!
I found a cider fest for all of you Canadian cider lovers! Scenic Road Cider Co. is bringing “Appleooza Cider Festival 2018” to British Columbia. The cider will be pouring all afternoon in Kelowna, B.C. on Saturday, September 22, from 1—4 p.m., so mark your calendars now! Live music will keep the party lively as you walk among the much-anticipated cideries that will be in attendance, including Sea Cider, Howling Moon Cider House and Twisted Hills Craft Cider. Food trucks will be on site, too, to ensure all of the hungry patrons are well-fed to continue their cider sampling! Tickets provide each attendee with a glass and five tastings from each of the fine craft cider vendors. Will you be attending this event as a designated driver? Great news, all D.D.’s will be able to attend this event for free! What a great way to reward all of the people making sure their friends get home safely! Find your tickets to this upcoming event here.
Just a friendly (and so cute!) reminder from our friends at @boldrockhardcider: Stay hydrated this weekend! Take a peek at Cider Culture’s Dog-Friendly Cideries: Southern U.S. Edition to find other puppy-friendly cideries just like Bold Rock Mills River.
What are your favorite #cider IG accounts to follow? Let us know in the comments, and don’t forget to follow Cider Culture on Instagram, too! Check back with us each Friday to see more of our favorite cider-related Instagram posts. In the meantime, have a great week!
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