Hard Ciders Pour From The Apple Capital of the World
by Rhona Baron, Exec. Director/Events, Savor Central WA
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August 18, 2021
For Immediate Release:
EVENT DATE: OCTOBER 9, 2021
On October 9, 2021, virtually all of Central Washington’s hard cider makers will gather to pour at the third annual Big Chill Cider and HarvestFest, staged this year for the first time at Pybus Public Market. The event runs from 1-6pm on Saturday. Tickets start at $25 when purchased by the pair; VIP tickets include a curated charcuterie plate from Cured by Visconti.
Embrace the season with over 40 choices of cider from 14 local labels along with displays, games, music, snacks, and a free kid’s harvest play area for ticket holders. Discover the intricacies of cider and what to serve with it while visiting with the makers behind the flavors. The Big Chill also hosts the biggest, annual cider pop-up store in Eastern Washington, offering an astonishing variety of Central WA hard cider! Purchase from ChelanCraft, Archibald James, Union Hill, Bad Granny, Phillippi, Ole Swede, Snowdrift, Pear Up, Rootwood, Manchester Road, Steelhead, Barns Etc, Centre Ring, and new entry Watercore.
The cider story has been unfolding over the past decade in Central Washington. Early adaptors include Kevin Van Reenan, owner of Pear Up, located in East Wenatchee. Van Reenan’s “perrys” helped establish the category in America and are now in Asia and Europe. Rootwood Cider in Manson started grafting cider apples into their fourth generation family orchard around 9 years ago. Today, they’re pouring from a tasting room nestled on their property. All through the region, portions of family orchards are being repurposed to enable craft ciders to flow. Some labels, like Manchester Road, a consistent crowd favorite, are inspired by classic British beverages, others like Union Hill are innovating new territory. The awards and results speak for themselves.
From dry to sweet, from pear to apple, explore the newest and finest entries onto the beverage scene in the Apple Capital of the World. Experience The Big Chill Cider and Harvestfest with an emphasis on COVID safety precautions that include an outdoor setting, adherence to current masking guidelines, distancing and single servings for food and ciders. Learn more and get your Big Chill Cider and Harvestfest tickets at: https://savorcentralwa.com/events or purchase at the door.
About Savor Central Washington
Savor Central Washington (formerly Cascade Farmlands) is a non-profit association dedicated to fostering a sustainable future for wineries, cideries and related local enterprises. SCW magnifies and respects the connection between people, place and local bounty by offering outstanding events, marketing and education.