Back in America’s early days, an eccentric named John Chapman brought apple trees to the wild Northwest Territory (later known as Ohio, Indiana and Illinois) so the good pioneers could enjoy a glass of cider in the evening after a hard day of pioneering. Chapman, aka Johnny Appleseed, was the “American Dionysus,” as author Michael Pollan reports in

The Botany of Desire. Now, a whole new group of Pacific Northwest artisan cider pioneers are doing their best to restore the time in North America when a glass of cider meant something with a little more kick than a refreshing glass of non-filtered apple juice offers.

Northwest Cider Lineup!

Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse
2487 Mt. St. Michael Road
Saanichton, BC V8M 1T7
www.seacider.ca

Bushwacker Cider
1212-D SE Powell
Portland, OR 97202
www.bushwackercider.com

Finnriver Farm & Cidery
62 Barn Swallow Road
Chimacum, WA 98325
www.finnriver.com

Tieton Cider Works
Tasting By Appointment Only
www.tietonciderworks.com

Snowdrift Ciders
277 Ward St
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
www.snowdriftcider.com