Happy Friday, dear #ciderfans! What a week it has been, amirite?! The East Coast experienced its first snowstorm of the season: Winter Storm Avery. California is battling some of the most devastating and deadly wildfires in history. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the residents of Paradise, Camp and all of the areas currently affected by the destruction. As always, we encourage our readers to lend a helping hand during these sad times and reach out to the Red Cross to see what you can do for those in need.
We end this week 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. So much is happening in our cider community this weekend, including a flannel party, cider making, and the ongoing relief efforts with the Camp Fire in California.
Check out some of our favorite ‘grams from November 10–16:
Tilted Shed Ciderworks in Sonoma County is doing its part to help the relief effort for those impacted by the Camp Fire in California. Join Tilted Shed and other cider lovers this Saturday, November 17, from noon to 5 p.m. for an afternoon of charity and cider. If you go, please bring necessities for fire survivors, such as towels, toiletries, sleeping bags, and animal collars and leashes. Each guest that that comes with a donation will receive a complimentary tasting, courtesy of the kind staff at Tilted Shed. While you are there, be sure to sample the newly released 2017 New England Style barrel-aged cider! Check out Tilted Shed’s Instagram post for the complete list of items that they will be collecting this Saturday.
D.C.’s own Dacha Beer Garden is hosting its annual Cider Week, and there are some tasty treats in store for its faithful patrons. Cider Week started this past Wednesday, November 14, with three local cideries on tap, including Virginia’s very own Potters Craft Cider’s Farmhouse Dry and D.C.’s Supreme Core Cider’s Ginger Beard Man. But the star of the show is the much-anticipated limited release of Dacha’s first-ever collaboration! Joining forces with ANXO Cider, a special Cuvee cider was born from the collaboration and is on tap for your enjoyment. So, scrap whatever happy hours you have planned this Friday evening and head to the Garden!
The crisp chill of the fall wind means it’s time to unleash the winter garb you have been so itching to wear. If, like me, you are the proud owner of an abundance of flannel shirts that would make Al Borland proud, then Tin Cap Cider has the party for you! It’s hosting its 2nd Annual Flannel Party on Friday, November 16, at its tasting room in Wilmington, Ohio. From 5 ’til 10 p.m., come join the party in your favorite flannel and take part in the frivolity of a brisk fall night by filling up a mug with some delicious mulled cider!
Bryants Cider is hosting a day-long event this weekend that will be hard to pass up! On Saturday, November 17, the Fall Festival kicks off at Bryants’ Roseland taproom to celebrate the end of Cider Week Virginia. From noon to 8 p.m., bring the family down (including your pups!) for an afternoon full of non-stop music, cider, and food. 151 BBQ will be on location to help stave off your hunger, and guests will also get to see the latest upgrades at Bryants, including a 30-foot cider bar and a fire pit! Best of all, Bryants will be hosting a hands-on cider-making workshop. Starting at 3 p.m., the $50 workshop will include everything you need to make your very first batch of cider! For more details on the cider-making workshop, see here.
Who doesn’t enjoy a delicious cider pairing dinner? They have become all the rage in our community, and here is a new one to put on your calendar: On Tuesday, November 20, The Regional in Fort Collins, Colorado will be hosting its own five-course dinner to celebrate this season’s apple harvest. Prepared with apples curated from across the country, The Regional will be cultivating mouth-watering, apple-based dishes, meticulously paired with various ciders, beers and apple cocktails! Menu selections will include a first course of butter-poached Washington golden apples with lemon, marjoram and horseradish. This will be followed by a course of scallops with chilled guava cider redux, Empire apples, country ham and cabbage. There will also be two additional bonus courses, so come hungry! Get your tickets here!
Why would you go outside to play in this East Coast snowstorm when you could stay inside with these two cuties? @osbciderworks
What are your favorite #cider IG accounts to follow? Please 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. Until next time, have a great week!
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