It’s official, #ciderlovers: Friday is finally here! School’s out and the sun is shining bright! What could be better?
As always, to celebrate the end of the week, we’ve got a brand-new version of The Double Tap List for you, our weekly roundup of the most notable and like-worthy cider content on Instagram. A lot is happening this week, with Oregon’s Cider Week, cider fests and the beginning of the World Cup!
Check out some of our favorite ‘grams from June 9–15:
NEW LIMITED RELEASE EMBARK CIDERS!!! ———- Strawberry Rhubarb: "We ferment our farmhouse blend of apples and then age it on whole sweet juicy strawberries and tart rhubarb that we grow right on our farm. This cider is truly the first tastes of summer in a glass." 5.3% ABV ———- Dreamcicle – The Tropics: "Apples fermented with milk sugar and blended with mango, pineapple, and pink guava and then dry hopped with Mosaic and Citra hops! Hazy and Juicy!" 5.0% ABV . . . . . #craftcider #hardcider #unfiltered #healthyalcohol #cider #funky #ciderscene #booze #cidertime #apples #101cider #drinkup #craftalcohol #craftbeer #sourcider #foragedfood #souristhenewsweet #troycider #stokedcider #ciderdistributor #lovecider #craft #craftindustry #glutenfree #glutenintolerant #nogluten
We love how Half Pint Ciders, a cider centric distribution in SoCal is working so hard to get quality craft ciders into the hands of cider lovers! In this IG post, they give a big shout out to Embark Craft Ciderworks, a New York-based cidery that’s producing some innovative ciders with really unique flavor profiles. If you want a refreshing taste of summer, the limited release Strawberry Rhubarb cider is the answer: a blend of their farm-grown apples aged with rhubarb and juicy strawberries grown by Embark. The dreamy Dreamsicle cider could become a replacement for that cup of ice cream you have been craving, with mango, pineapples and guava blended perfectly with milk sugar and apples.
Heads up, Ohio-based cider fans: Mad Moon Hard Cider is hosting its very own cider fest! On Saturday, June 16, from 1–10 p.m., Mad Moon will be releasing three new ciders for the event, with Aloha Streatery Food Truck on the scene prepping delightfully refreshing Hawaiian food for the hungry crowd. If you have not experienced the flavors of Mad Moon, dabble with some of its Treacherous, a blend of apples and cranberries that is semi-sweet and bursting with flavor. Or, enjoy a pour of the Bad Blood Orange, semi-dry with a perfect finish of citrus orange that will pair perfectly with the plate of Hawaiian food you are chowing down on!
It begins! The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off Thursday, June 14, for a month of high energy football! If you are looking for a place to watch the games other than your living room, head on over to Brooklyn Cider House in Bushwick for its World Cup Weekends. Dive into some ice cold cider while watching the tournament live on its 120″ screen and lounging on the outdoor deck. Here is one of the highlights: For just $1, you can order up a half dozen of Brooklyn Cider’s Korean Chicken Wings! Have you ever tried their double-fried Korean Chicken Wings doused in chili, ginger, soy and deliciousness? No? Then what are you waiting for?? (I think I just convinced myself to make a trip to New York!)
Oh the fun we will have! @bluestardonuts making a @finnriver black currant cider donut all week, @powellsbooks is hosting two different cider writers, run a 5k with @portlandcider , sip cider from 10 local makers at a fest on a century old farm- @baumanscider , and 50 more events! Link in our bio to @portlandmercury official event calendar that is growing daily! . . #nwcider #pnw #hardcider #cider #craftcider #orciderweek #oregon @travelportland @traveloregon #pickcider
June 21 marks the start of the 7th Annual Oregon Cider Week! Come out for the 11-day celebration where you can enjoy all things Oregon cider from June 21 through July 1. The list of anticipated events includes multiple cider happy hours, tap takeovers and even featured menus! The pinnacle of Oregon Cider Week is Cider Summit PDX on June 29 and 30 which will provide guests with samples of more than 150 selections from around the world. Get your tickets here! For those interested, there is also a cider bike tour, which takes you to cideries around Portland. Having personally ventured around Portland, I found that biking is the best way to see all of the amazing parts of the city!
What do you need most on a sunny afternoon out on the boat? If you said suntan lotion, then you are correct and very health-conscious … but I was going for something a bit more drinkable. Cider in any form is perfect for your day lounging on the lake! So why not grab a can of Adirondack Brewing‘s Lake George Cider Project? Produced from a blend of 100% New York apples, Lake George Cider Project has a delightful mixture of McIntosh, Empire, Gala, and Spygold blended together to create a refreshing cider. See here for where you can purchase some this weekend.
I dare you not to smile! So adorable, @shots.of.jameo
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. Have a great week!
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