The sixth annual Washington Cider Week kicks off this Thursday, September 8, 2016. The 10-day craft cider celebration puts the spotlight on the fastest growing segment of the beverage market and how apples are expanding the beverage industry.
Ten days of tickling your taste buds includes dinner pairing menus, tap take-overs, cornhole tournaments, new snakebite recipes (cider and beer combos), recipes and much more.
Capitol Cider, the largest independent cider bar in the country, will host several tasty and exciting events throughout the week.
Thursday 9/8: One Offs and Spin Offs
Kick off Washington Cider Week with exclusive, limited and specialty ciders from Washington cideries including Snowdrift Cider, Honey Moon Mead & Cider, Greenwood Cider Co., Whitewood Cider, Finnriver Cider, Liberty Ciderworks, and others. Cider and Beer Manager Jonathan Chambers carefully collects these hard-to-find offerings all year long. 4 p.m. at Capitol Cider.
Starting Monday, 9/12: Cider-centric Happy Hours
Choose from five mini chef’s plates, each incorporating a different cider, for $5 and pair it with a can of cider for $3. At Friday’s Bivalves and Booze Happy Hour, enjoy $2 oysters with a cider mignonette and $5 Cider 75 cocktails. 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. at Capitol Cider.
Can’t make happy hour? Capitol Cider is also serving up a prix fixe dinner option including dishes like ginger cider glazed chicken with corn pudding and a locally-sourced berry cobbler with iced cider whipped cream!
Thursday 9/15: Graf’fest
Are you a beer fan cautiously dipping your big toe into cider? Try the latest beer-cider hybrids at Graf’fest. Taste graff collaborations from Seapine Brewing Co., Seattle Cider Co., Alpenfire Organic Hard Cider, Whitewood Cider, Three Magnets and more. 4 p.m. at Capitol Cider.
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Lesley is the founder and editor of What’s Up NW. Prior to creating WhatsUpNW.com, she was the Seattle city editor for AskMissA.com. For both publications, Lesley has covered fashion shows, openings, and local charity events. She has written numerous articles shining the light on local businesses, encouraging readers to always shop local.