The Double Tap List: The Best of #Cider on Instagram (Dec. 16–22)

It is Friday, #ciderlovers, meaning it’s time for a new version of The Double Tap List, our roundup of the most notable and like-worthy cider content on Instagram. The #ciderworld has been full of activity this week with warm holiday wishes, charitable donations and the arrival of Festivus! All of us here at Cider Culture would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!

Check out some of our favorites from December 16–22:

Grand Illusion Hard Cider

We are feeling the spirit of apples! There will be a new cidery on the block in February 2018. Its name is Grand Illusion Hard Cider and it will be located in Carlisle, Pa. Interested in working with the team at Grand Illusion? They are hiring! Check out its website for more information. We wish Grand Illusion the best, and welcome everyone there to our cider community!

The Northman

The Northman hosted a toy drive for Toys for Tots this past Thursday at its Chicago-based cider pub and bistro. Every guest who donated an unwrapped toy received one free pint of cider on the house! Guests were in for a treat because there were some seriously tasty winter ciders on tap for the evening, including 2 Towns Ciderhouse’s Nice & Naughty, JK’s Farmhouse Cider’s Winterruption and Seattle Cider Co.’s Oaked Maple. Delicious!

Golden State Cider

The season of giving takes on a whole new meaning when destruction hits close to home: we’re honored and humbled to donate $15,000 to North Bay Fire victims that will be split between the Sonoma County Resilience fund and @redwoodcreditunion Fire Relief Fund as part of our dollar per case fund drive and employee donation matching program. We are extremely grateful to be part of a wonderful, loving community and hope this donation can help brighten the holidays of those who lost everything. Thank YOU for taking part and helping those in need🙏🏽. We love you, North Bay! – – – #sonomacountyresiliencefund #communityfirst #Firerelief #seasonofgiving #ciderforgood #cider #sonomapride #sonomacounty #californialove #sonomastrong #sebastopol #CAWinestrong #sonomaproud #gratitude #napacounty #norcalfires

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‘Tis the season of giving and, needless to say, the cider community really stood up and delivered this holiday. Golden State Cider donated $15,000 to the North Bay Fire victims from its “Dollar Per Case” fund drive and the Employee Donation Matching Program. All proceeds were split between the Sonoma County Resilience Fund and the Red Wood Credit Union’s Fire Relief Fund. What an amazing accomplishment, Golden State!

Aftermath Cidery & Winery

On the 11th Day of Cidermas, Aftermath Cidery & Winery gave to thee … Vortex! We love this festive countdown that Aftermath has been running over the past two weeks. Every day since December 12, it’s been posting seasonal selections on discount as part of a “Cidermas” celebration. Today’s pick (Dec. 22), Vortex, is a pitch-perfect spiced cider! Nothing says the holidays are here like warm inviting flavors that you can enjoy with your family and friends. Curious to see more? Check out Aftermath’s seasonal selections, and be sure to wish all your friends a “Merry Cidermas”!

OSB Ciderworks

Festivus is almost here! OSB Ciderworks will be celebrating this Saturday (Dec. 23), so if you’re in the Finger Lakes region of New York, be sure to stop by to participate in the Airing of Grievances and the Feats of Strength.  While we can’t actually condone striking anyone or challenging them to a wrestling match, we do urge you to check out what OSB has on tap. Prepare yourself for the Festivus Miracle!

Bonus!!

Forget cookies for Santa — this year, replace them with cider donuts. (Great snap, @vistaofmainewine!)

Fill in the blanks: Who or what will you be trying to escape from this holiday?! (We are just kidding!) Merry Christmas! (Shout out to @pourtaproomdurham)

What are your favorite #cider IG accounts to follow? Let us know in the comments, and don’t forget to follow Cider Culture, too! Check back with us each Friday to see more of our favorite cider-related Instagram posts.

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