Industry trade organization NW Cider is organizing a weekly virtual happy hour that will take place each Thursday at 4pm and kicks off today, Thurs. April 8th with Blossom Barn Cidery.
Social distancing is taking its toll on the Northwest cider community and so the industry is reaching out to connect with their community. What better way to connect than through a shared love of cider.
Every week will feature a different cidery from the Pacific Northwest and offer new opportunities to connect with cidermakers popping bottles from home, in their tasting rooms or walking through orchards. NW Cider encourages you to order cider from these companies in advance so that you can virtually taste along with the makers.
The happy hour series kicks off with Erin and Jeremy of Blossom Barn Cidery in Grants Pass, Oregon (register in advance for free here.) They will share their cider story and lead a guided tasting of their Rouge Valley Perry, Rosehip Perry and Front Porch Perry. Available for order online here.
Next week’s 4/16 Virtual Happy Hour is with Micah of Independent Cider of Dryden, Washington. Since the 1950s, their farm has been growing tree fruit and, as of 2018, it launched Independent Cider, a perry brand using their estate-grown culinary pears. Please register here in advance for this complimentary experience.
Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding.