Hurray for Friday! This week felt like it flew by, didn’t it? I’m not complaining, however, because it is finally the weekend!
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 busy, busy week in the #ciderworld friends, with the beginning of March Madness, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, James Beard Award nominations and Pi Day!
Check out some of our favorite ‘grams from March 10–16:
March Madness has arrived! The Cider Junction is participating in the festivities by hosting a friendly March Madness of Cider competition where 16 ciders will go up against one another in four categories: Ferocious Fruit, Glorious Apple, Anything Goes and Don’t Call Me Bud. Enter to pick your favorite in each category for a chance to win Cider Junction gift cards. It sounds like everyone wins with this competition!
Congratulations to Diane Flynt of Foggy Ridge Cider for her James Beard Award nomination for Outstanding Wine Spirits or Beer Professional! This is a well-deserved nomination for Diane and Foggy Ridge Cider, a cidery and cider apple orchard established in 1997, which grows its own apples, such as Hewe’s Crab, Harrison and Tremlett’s Bitter. With a variety of fine ciders including its Stayman Winesap Cider, a blend of Stayman Apples and heirloom varietals, or the Serious Cider, a blend of English cider apples with American cider apples, Foggy Ridge Cider has raised the bar on craft cider quality and flavor. We wish you luck, Diane!
I will attach a plow to my Jeep and help remove the snow if it means I get to come and say “hi” to Super Yellow! I hope everyone has as much enthusiasm as I do to head to Lookout Farms Brewing and Cider Co.! It looks like they were working hard this week to dig themselves out from the recent storm so you can get your beer and cider. The taproom hours this weekend will be: Friday from 3–10 p.m., Saturday from noon–10 p.m. and Sunday from noon–6 p.m. Fun fact: Lookout Farms was established in 1651!! How cool is that?! Learn more about Lookout Farms here!
St. Patrick’s Day is upon us, and while most of the celebration will be had on Saturday, March 17, some of you #ciderlovers out there are in luck. All week long, Fox Valley Winery is offering 10% off all of its own hard cider varieties, so you can celebrate the holiday with style. Fox Valley, located in Oswego, Illinois, produces fine ciders such as their Classic Dry, a blend of five English tannic apples with an American tart apple, and the Cyser Apple-Honey Wine, a mellow cider blended with local honey.
Question: Has anyone ever tried green cider? If not, you are in luck! Tin Cap Cider has its green cider ready for the big day! Located in Wilmington, Ohio, Tin Cap will have extended hours this Saturday, so don’t save up some drinking energy, my friends! Its tasting room will be open on Saturday from 2–11 p.m., serving up its very own Tin Cap, a semi-sweet, and Irish Twig, a blend of lemongrass and ginger flavors. I will take a glass of the latter, please! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Be safe and consume your cider responsibly.
Sasquatch has been spotted at @doubleshovelciderco!
Pi Day was this week, so you knew I would find another way to add another picture of a puppy! (Thanks, @reytherescuepup!)
Corgi butts and cider — enough said! I love your Instagram pictures, @cidernsploots!
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.