Guide to Washington Cider Week

September 8 – 16 is Washington Cider Week. If you love hard cider, you’re in luck! There are lots of events celebrating local ciders and bites. Check out the website and their Facebook page for all the tastings happening around Puget Sound and elsewhere in WA this week. Here are some of our favorites.

Ice Cider Tasting Event
Wednesday, September 12
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Full Throttle Bottles
5909 Airport Way S
Seattle, WA 98108

Head to Georgetown for a 1oz sampling of Quebec’s best Ice Ciders, and samples of Tease Chocolates. Due to the high cost and rarity of these ciders, there are a limited number of bottles available to taste, so please come early, as when they are gone, they are GONE! No discounts or punch cards for this tasting. $10/person.

Oysters and a Pint of Cider
Thursday, September 13
4:00pm – 7:00pm
Taylor Shellfish Melrose Market
1521 Melrose Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Tieton Cider Works will be in the store! Come by for discounted cider and a small plate of oysters!

Cider Dinner
Thursday, September 13
7314 Greenwood Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103

Carmelita Vegetarian Restaurant is pairing with Finnriver Farm & Cidery to present an autumnal feast: 4 courses with an opening reception to start off the evening. This dinner is limited to 30 people so reserve NOW! It’s a great way to discover some amazing ciders and taste Chef Phil’s love of all things seasonal!

Organic Cider, Beer and Chocolate
Friday, September 14
6:30pm – 10:00pm
Theo Chocolates
3400 Phinney Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103

Theo Chocolates hosts Tilth Producers of Washington for a chocolate, beer and cider pairing. Pop in after work and celebrate! $25 for 6:30pm entry and an extra special hour to taste all the wares, or $20 for 7:30pm entry. Tickets available online HERE. Proceeds benefit Tilth Producers of Washington.

Cider Pie Baking Class
Saturday, September 15
9:00am – 1:00pm
Deluxe Foods
6412 Latona Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98115

Join Deluxe Foods’ Rebecca Staffel for a hands-on pie class! Learn the basics of a flaky butter crust and then cook up some Washington Cider Chess Pie. Participants will go home with a fresh pie and a lot of confidence! Please wear closed-toed shoes and bring an apron and a box to carry your pie home. Pie plates and all ingredients and tools will be provided. $60/person. Call or stop in to register.

Cider Flight and Cider Dinner
2253 N 56th Street
Seattle, WA 98103

A special Alpenfire Cider event, with cider flights and a special meal at this favorite tavern.

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