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Sep 2, 2012

'Back To Our Roots' WA CIDER WEEK Events & Tour

Finnriver Cider will celebrate the state's third annual WA Cider Week with a heap of events around the region!  Our 'Back To Our Roots' tour presents the roots fusion ensemble New Forge alongside Finnriver Cider at six renowned taprooms across Western Washington.  Founded at Finnriver Farm on the Olympic Peninsula, New Forge is an innovative acoustic/electric group, melding forms of new and roots music with mandolin, guitar, bass and drums to create infectious dance sets.  The cider-sipping, foot-stomping 'Back to Our Roots' tour celebrates the PNW cider revival and the pursuit of honest agriculture, fruitful community and deep roots.  Along with the musical tour, Finnriver will offer special release kegs and bottles of our limited Fire Barrel cider at a handful of bottlshops and pubs around the region.  An additional Cider Week highlight includes a pre-fixe five-course cider-paired meal at Carmelita restaurant in Seattle. The sumptuous menu is presented below ($75/per person):

  • Artisan Sparkling Cider (reception) with gougere with goat cheese mousse & spicy tomato consomme
  • Black Currant Cider with salad of farro, feta, thumbelina carrots, turnips and radish with black currant vinaigrette
  • Farmstead Cider with marinated chantrelle & leek tart, gruyere, and herb pistou
  • Blueberry Brandywine (Intermezzo) with lemon verbena sorbet
  • Dry Hopped Cider with punjabi cauliflower cabbage bundle, fried green tomato, carrot slaw, cilantro yogurt
  • Pear Brandywine with roasted seckle pear, caramel ice cream, black pepper tuile

The schedule of Finnriver's WA CIDER WEEK Events is listed below:
Tuesday, 9/4 Wine World cider tasting
Friday, 9/7 New Forge with Finnriver at the Conor Byrne, Ballard
Friday, 9/7 WF RSQ cider tasting
Friday, 9/7 Malt & Vine Cider tasting, 5pm
Saturday, 9/8 Cider Summit Seattle
Saturday, 9/8 Proctor Farmers Market
SAturday, 9/8 New Forge with Finnriver at the Conway Muse, Skagit
Sunday, 9/9 Ballard Farmers Market
Sunday, 9/9 Pike Place Market
Sunday, 9/9  11:00-3:00 Taste of the Home Port wine & cider venue at Wooden Boat Festival in PT
Monday, 9/10 Noble Fir's Finnriver cider night, Ballard
Tuesday, 9/11 Bravehorse cider night with Matt Sircely on Mandolin
Wednesday, 9/12 Pike Brewing De-Cider event
Thursday, 9/13 Carmelita cider-paired dinner
Thursday 9/13 Naked City's Finnriver cider night
Friday 9/14: Theo's Chocolate's wine & cider event
Friday 914: New Forge with Finnriver at Olympia's Eastside Club
Saturday 9/15 Magnolia Farmers Market
Saturday 9/15 New Forge with Finnriver at Bellingham's GreenFrog
Sunday 9/16 BLEND Bubble Lounge
Sunday 9/16 Ballard Farmer's Market
Sunday 9/16 Jefferson County Farm Tour

Washington Cider Week kicks off in Seattle with the Northwest Cider Summit.  The third annual Seattle event will be on Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 11am- 7pm at the South Lake Union Discovery Center Lawn (near Westlake & Denny) in Downtown Seattle.  More information can be found at:  http://www.nwcider.com/washington-cider-week/