The end of April is fast approaching, #ciderfriends, yet we just can’t seem to break this cold spell. I see lots of sun on the horizon, however, so have faith that the warm, relaxing days of spring are coming our way!
The arrival of Friday means 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. It’s been a great week in the #ciderworld, with festivals, charcuterie, and cookie dough (lots and lots of cookie dough)!
Check out some of our favorite ‘grams from April 14-20:
Spring has arrived, which means its time to prep your garden for the coming seasons. Stoic Cider was doing just that a few weeks ago, only on a much larger scale. Move over backyard garden, and say hello to a new heritage apple tree orchard! I bet a Rosemary Russett apple tree wasn’t on your list for the garden this year. It was for Stoic, though, along with other heritage varietals, that will make for some delicious cider in the coming seasons. In the meantime, enjoy its First Batch cider release, a small batch cider made from heritage apples. We wish Stoic Cider a bountiful season!
Not many cideries can claim that their company car is an antique, but Turquoise Barn Cider can! Not just any antique car — a 1951 Chevy Sedan Delivery! How cool is that? Turquoise’s company car had a night out to show off its beauty at the Ramona Cruise Night, supporting the Ramona Senior Center. Bystanders could ogle all of the classic cars, hot-rods and so much more! We just want to ogle their ciders, though, like the pineapple flavor, which has my name written all over it. Take a peak at its website to learn more about the company and where you can find a Turquoise cider near you.
Is that a bouquet of meat and cheese? For me?? Oh, you shouldn’t have! Tuesday night was a good night at Stem Ciders with the help of @culturemeatandcheese bringing the meaty delights to the cider party. The Denver-based cidery hosted a Charcuterie and Cider night, pairing four of Culture Meat and Cheese’s Old Major cured meats with four of Stem Cider’s delicious draft ciders. I can only imagine how amazing the salty, cured meats tasted with Stem’s crisp and clean Off-Dry Cider. Not feeling the dry cider? Then Stem’s Pear should do the trick- made with fresh Bartlett pears and with just a hint of tartness. Let’s be honest, though — just about any cider would taste great with a charcuterie board, am I right?
Sunday is shaping up to be a breezy, but beautiful day in Pennsylvania. It will be the perfect day to head to the 5th Annual Bucks Bacon and Beer Fest. This year features all of the bacon (can you say “pig roast”?), all of the beer and so much more to enjoy! The music will be jamming, the drinks will be flowing and there will be 20 vendors participating for your enjoyment. Stone & Key Cellars, making its festival debut, will be on location to provide you with some of the freshest cider in Pennsylvania. If you have not had the opportunity to try its ciders made from locally grown Pennsylvania apples, then you absolutely need to attend this festival! Tickets are available here and admission includes two pints of Triumph Beer, a commemorative glass, a tee shirt, and all of the delicious local food you can consume within four hours. I see a challenge brewing!
Look. At. That. And do you hear that? That is the faint sound of the cookie dough calling your name to come to Pivot Brewing this Friday, April 20th! @doughbug will be on the scene at 5 p.m. to start shelling out the dough (see what I did there?). Why not make a pit stop on the way home from work to enjoy a scoop of pre-baked cookie delight while you sip on your Pivot cider flight? That sounds like an excellent Friday to me. Dough Bug is known for its edible cookie dough, so it is completely safe to eat raw. Not like that has ever stopped you before, but now you can enjoy your Friday salmonella-free! Happy Friday!
Even horses enjoy a good sunny afternoon relaxing! @paige_smart_sj
Ummm … do you want the rest of that cider? Cute picture, @viccunningham90!
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.
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