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CiderFest features homebrew competition, brat bar, and more

Nov 3rd, 2015 | Category: Food

WHATCOM – DIYers and those curious about craft cider will want to head out to BelleWood Acres for CiderFest 2015, which runs from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7. In addition to spirits tasting, cider tasting, and a brat bar, the event will feature a home cider brewing competition from 1-2 p.m., with entries at $10 each. The winner takes the pot. A workshop in cider-making basics by North Corner Brewing Supply will follow the homebrew competition, offered for $15 per participant.

A workshop in cider-making basics by North Corner Brewing Supply is offered for $15 per participant, and will will follow the homebrew competition.

A workshop in cider-making basics by North Corner Brewing Supply is offered for $15 per participant, and will will follow the homebrew competition.

The folks at Honey Moon have been busy adding to their award-winning line of hard ciders, and they’re looking forward to showing off the “fermented fruits” of their efforts. Beginning at 5 p.m., guests will receive complimentary samples of new CiderHead varieties, including Semi-Sweet, Cranberry and Mom’s Apple Pie. During the event, Honey Moon will release the Bellingham Extra CiderHead, a semi-sweet hard cider made from the “extra” apples from dozens of apple trees in the backyards of the Bellingham area. In addition, Honey Moon will contribute 20 percent from the sale of every glass of Bellingham Extra CiderHead to the Bellingham Public School Foundation.

A cider tasting package is available for $24 and includes 12 tastes. Featured cideries are: Honeymoon, Reverand Nat’s, Seattle Cider, Schilling, Finn River, Grizzly, Atlas, Tieton, and SixKnot.

To keep things festive, Disco DJ Pumpkin Smash will be spinning tunes from 3-5 p.m. For more information, or to register for the competition, visit www.bellewoodfarms.com. For more information about the event, contact Dorie Belisle of BelleWood Acres at 318-7720 or Murphy Evans of Honey Moon/CiderHead at 734-0728.

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