It’s that time of the week again, #cider friends, when we celebrate the one day we have been working all week to get to: It’s Friday! It has been a hot and humid week for many of us, but nothing is going to keep us from living it up #ciderstyle the rest of this grand weekend.
We are celebrating the end of the workweek with a brand-new version of The Double Tap List, our curated roundup of the most notable and like-worthy cider content that we’ve discovered on Instagram over the past seven days. Get ready for an amped-up weekend with lots of events, including jam festivals, benefits, and cider weeks!
Check out some of our favorite ‘grams from August 4-10:
We are in the midst of the inaugural Sonoma County Cider Week, and the week-long celebration started off with some great events. Horse & Plow, located in Sebastopol, California, kicked off the week with a collaboration cider. To commemorate, this year’s Gravenstein Apple Fair, Horse & Plow Winery joined forces with Tilted Shed Ciderworks to create their playfully named “Tilted Plow.” Only 25 cases were produced, so don’t waste time trying to get your hands on a bottle! The Gravenstein Apple Fair will be Sonoma County Cider Week’s grand finale, featuring a Cider Tent and an Artisan Tasting Lounge. Click here for more great events that the rest of this week has to offer.
Ohio’s TinCap Cider is bringing the flavor of South America to its taproom this weekend. La Pampa Mobile Grill will be 0n site Saturday, August 11th, serving up some of their delicious Argentinian fare. La Pampa sources all of their meat, produce and bread from local family-run farms and farmers markets to help support the local economy and offer fresh, quality food in their traditional style. Choose a bite to eat from the locally sourced seasonal menu as you sip on TinCap’s Jack’s Mad Mango, a cider that starts off sweet but really brings the heat at the end, thanks to the tasty infusion of chili peppers! Come on out this Saturday night, from 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., for some good old-fashioned fun.
It’s Friday, so what does that mean? It’s Doggie Day at Mad Moon Craft Cidery in Columbus, Ohio! Join in on the fun on Friday, August 10th, from 4:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., to help support the adorable and adoptable pups at Rescued Ohio. Mad Moon will donate $1 from each glass and $2 from each cider flight to the rescue. Adoptable pups from the rescue will also be at the event showing off their cuteness for the patrons, so get ready to fall in love! Mad Moon will also have a very special cider on tap, a blueberry, in memory of their dog, Jinx. Guests are welcome to bring their own puppies, as well! Who knows, maybe you’ll be going home with a second fuzzy bestie…?
It’s back! Stowe Cider in Stowe, Vermont is bringing back its JAM for the LAND, a bash for a cause. This Saturday, August 11, join other cider-lovers for great live music, local food, and plenty of cider. Guests will be in for a treat when Stowe Cider introduces its collaboration beverage with Burlington Beer Company at this event. This event benefits an amazing cause, The Stowe Land Trust, conserving the beautiful and permanently protected lands within Stowe, Vermont. $5 from each ticket purchased goes to this conservation effort, so bring your family and friends! All ages are welcome, and kids 12-and-under get in for free! All parties who purchase their tickets online will be entered to win a one-night stay and spa package for two at the Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa! (Yes, please!) Get your tickets for the benefit here.
This Friday night, August 10, Tacoma, Washington-area cider-lovers can celebrate a night all about cider during Tacoma’s Beer Week. Peaks and Pints is hosting the Pacific Northwest Cider Invitational to celebrate the bounty of cider that the region has to offer. From 5:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m., the Proctor District taproom and eatery will have 20 ciders on tap, representing the best-of-the-best in this prominent cider region. On tap will be notable cideries including Fierce County Cider, 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Portland Cider Company, and One Tree Hard Cider. Come down and join the party with fellow #cidergeeks, as you mingle about all things cider and garner a new appreciation for the bounty of the Pacific Northwest apple region.
Look at this floof! He’s starting early this Friday! @maifckntai
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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