Friday has arrived, #ciderlovers! The temperatures are rising and the crocuses are blooming. It’s been a beautiful week!
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 another happening week in the #ciderworld, friends, with updates on March Madness, orchard reopenings and the arrival of Easter weekend.
Check out some of our favorite ‘grams from March 24–30:
Twilight Cider Works
The first day on the job is always the hardest – making sure you are on time, acting like you have some clue about what is going on, and also making sure you look super fuzzy and cute. Luna looks quite at ease after her first day on the job at Twilight Cider Works. She knows a key technique with working in retail – convincing the customer that they need the product by batting the puppy eyes! Twilight Cider, located in Mead, WA, was born from a love of family and of creating a quality artisan hard cider freshly bottled every spring. Twilight’s Hoppercot, a blend of craft apple cider and apricots with Simcoe hops, sounds like it will help awaken the spring vibes, just in time for the arrival of warm weather. Head in to meet Luna and her Twilight Cider crew. Learn more about Twilight Cider’s story here.
The Cider Junction
March Madness of Cider: Final Eight – Bracket #2 (Sun, 3/25) . The final battle in the “Ferocious Fruit” Division: @2townscider Pacific Pineapple Is challenging @Schillingcider Emerald City . Each taster (only 1 counts per flight board) and full glass count as 1 unit each. At the end of the night orders are tallied up to determine the bracket winner. . . . . . . . #willowglen #sanjose #hardcider #craftcider #bayarea #ciderflight #ciderlove #bayareaeats #sfbayarea #treatyoself #cider #craftbeer #glutenfree #glutenintolerant #southbay #ciderfans #siliconvalley #drinklocal #flightnight #drinkcider #drinkyourfruit #ciderlovers #ciderbattle #marchmadness #fruitycider
March Madness is heating up, as the Final Four will kick off this weekend. The Cider Junction’s brackets are equally as heated, with the Ferocious Fruit division in a neck-and-neck battle! Who will come out reigning supreme?? 2 Towns Ciderhouse’s Pacific Pineapple is up against Schilling Hard Cider’s Emerald City. Juicy and tropical vs. full-bodied and berry-licious. Head to Cider Junction to help your favorite win this epic battle! Which cider would you vote for? Let us know in the comments section below.
Twin Star Orchards
It’s that time of year again! Spring has sprung, flowers are blooming and the orchards we were so sad to see close for the winter are reopening! Twin Star Orchards, in New Paltz, NY, will be reopening for the 2018 season this Sunday, April 1st! From 11 a.m.-7 p.m., guests at the orchard can visit the farmstand, shop for fresh produce and local products, all while sampling cider from Brooklyn Cider House’s new tasting room. If a burger is what you are craving, then head over to the orchard’s pavilion, where wood-fired pizzas, burgers and other snacks are available this Sunday from 12 p.m.-7 p.m. For more on the orchard and their hours of operation, see here.
Pivot Brewing Company
Envision a lemon. It’s beautiful, pure and bright with a vibrant yellow hue. The enlightening smell of fresh citrus aroma takes over your body as you slice into the zesty, hard rind. The mental images of the lemon definitely elicit feelings of relaxation. The scent of lemon cleanses our senses, leaving us feeling purified and calm. Aromatherapy is a fantastic way to purge your body, both mentally and physically. For those interested in learning more about the benefits of essential oils, Pivot Brewing Company hosted an event Thursday, March 29th, where guests met with a representative from Young Living essential oils. If your idea of purifying the body includes a delicious cider, then try Pivot’s Kentucky Sunrise, a mouthful of cherry, pear and apple flavors that will refresh you and your palate.
Hard Scrabble Cider
Moms and Pops, are you being dragged here this weekend and/or next weekend to partake in the Easter egg hunt? We feel for you – we really do. HOWEVER, with that being said, the Hardscrabble Cider tasting room will indeed be open to help ease your pain. We’ll have cider available by the bottle and flight, and NY state beer on tap. While your kid is going gladiator with his peers over the golden egg, come wheeze some juice with us. ___________________________________________________ #cider #orchard #cidery #hardcider #drinkcider #drinkny #drinklocal #pickcider #easter #easteregghunt #wheezethejuice #egghunt #northsalem #ny #newyork #westchester #hudsonvalley
Endless amounts of screaming kids… Battles over who found the egg first… Enough chocolate eggs and jelly beans to keep a child’s adrenaline pumping for days… Yep, it’s that time of year again! Time for the annual Easter egg hunt, where you are caught up in the chaos. Hopefully, if you are one of the lucky few, you will be heading to Hard Scrabble Cider’s egg hunt. Yes, I’m sure the day will be filled with more mayhem than an Allstate commercial. But, there will also be cider! So, head on over to Hard Scrabble’s North Salem taproom and enjoy your own Easter treat. I hear Hardscrabble’s Dry cider really takes the edge off an afternoon of disarray. Or feel free to dive into a pint of four different New York craft beers on constant rotation on Hardscrabble’s taps, too. Happy Easter and enjoy!
This just takes the holiday and makes it a little creepy, don’t you think?! Good news, though! Black Mountain Ciderworks will be open on Easter Sunday, if you need to get away from the egg hunt for a bit. Great picture, @blackmtnciderworks!
A tired puppy in the new orchard. Digging in the dirt is hard work. @rdegrenade . . . #puppy #muddypaws #muddypuppy #tiredpuppy #whitedogsofinstagram #whitedogproblems #neworchard #orchard #appleorchard #appleorchards #anappleaday #grafting #graft #growfood #gardening #futureappletrees #ciderapples #cidery #hardcider #drinkcider #prescott #prescottaz #arizona #pickcider #stoic #stoicism #stoiccider #arizonacider #madeinarizona
Puppies in orchards! Someone looks like they are going to need a bath… @stoiccider.
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