Really looking forward to visiting Portland, Oregon at the beginning of February to attend CiderCon2016.  Bill Bradshaw has invited  Neil Worley, Barny Butterfield and myself to celebrate English Cider Traditions at the event finale.

The line up of events and speakers for the week is formidable and with all the Portland cider makers and cider houses all putting on special events it should be a great week.

Events

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In order to add an event that requires payment (meals, in-depth sessions, etc.) send an email with your name and the session you’d like to add to info@ciderassociation.org. We’ll contact you for payment information if space is available.

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Feb 3, 2016
Time Title
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Advanced Cider Orchard Production Workshop (Wednesday session)
8:00 AM – 11:50 AM TTB Compliance Training Workshops (RSVP required)
12:00 PM – 1:10 PM Wednesday lunch for non-workshop attendees
1:15 PM – 3:00 PM USACM Annual Business Meeting
3:15 PM – 4:50 PM Sensory Evaluation (RSVP required)
4:30 PM – 5:20 PM UK Cider Presentation with Bill Bradshaw
5:30 PM – 5:50 PM First Time Attendee Orientation
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Welcome Reception Sponsored by Hood River Juice
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Feb 4, 2016
Time Title
8:15 AM – 8:30 AM Clicker Survey – part of the general session
8:20 AM – 9:50 AM General Session; Cider Market Review & Outlook
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Trade Show
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM Perry with Tom Oliver
10:30 AM – 11:50 AM TTB Overview and Updates
10:30 AM – 11:40 AM Understanding Yeast with the Yeast Whisperer, Shea Comfort from Scott Labs
10:50 AM – 11:40 AM Neilson
11:00 AM – 11:50 AM How We Grow Cider Apples in the UK
11:41 AM – 1:00 PM Group Lunch – 2015 US Apple Crop Update & 2016 Outlook
1:10 PM – 2:00 PM Basic Production Planning for Cider
1:10 PM – 2:00 PM Cooking with and for Cider
1:10 PM – 2:00 PM Distributor Views on Cider in 2016
1:10 PM – 2:00 PM Sanitation in the Cidery
1:10 PM – 2:00 PM Setting up for Success
2:10 PM – 3:00 PM Business Planning
2:10 PM – 3:00 PM Lessons from Selling Fine Wine and Craft Beer
2:10 PM – 3:00 PM Rapid Expansion: Things to Consider
2:10 PM – 3:00 PM To Press or Not To Press – Vendor Session
2:10 PM – 3:00 PM Yeast Assimilable Nitrogen in Cider Fermentation: Start to Finish
3:40 PM – 4:30 PM All About Hops
3:40 PM – 4:30 PM Carbonation Fundamentals
3:40 PM – 4:30 PM Charcuterie Explained
3:40 PM – 4:30 PM Engaging Your Core Audience Through Writing
3:40 PM – 4:30 PM Legal Year in Review
3:40 PM – 4:30 PM Pasteurization Techniques
4:40 PM – 5:30 PM An Introduction to Cider Orchard Design and Establishment
4:40 PM – 5:30 PM Building a Cider Business in Devon
4:40 PM – 5:30 PM Canning Cider
4:40 PM – 5:30 PM Off-Premise Perspectives
4:40 PM – 5:30 PM Owners Finance/Tax
5:40 PM – 6:20 PM Mixology
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Feb 5, 2016
Time Title
8:00 AM – 2:30 PM Trade Show
8:20 AM – 9:10 AM Analytical Approaches to Hard Cider Production
8:20 AM – 9:10 AM Cider Business Overview
8:20 AM – 9:10 AM Cider Facility Planning
8:20 AM – 9:10 AM Growing Apples for Cider in the US
8:20 AM – 9:10 AM Introduction to Draft Dispensing for Cider – Draft 101 – Vendor Session
8:20 AM – 9:10 AM Tools for Self Distribution Success
9:20 AM – 10:10 AM Batch Pasteurization
9:20 AM – 10:10 AM Developing In-House Sensory Programs
9:20 AM – 10:10 AM Goodnature – Vendor Session
9:20 AM – 10:10 AM On-Premise Perspectives
9:20 AM – 10:10 AM Social Media for Cideries
9:20 AM – 10:10 AM Sources of Capital
10:10 AM – 10:50 AM Break in the Trade Show area
10:50 AM – 11:40 AM Apple Market Optimization and Expansion through Value-Added Hard Cider Production
10:50 AM – 11:40 AM Finding your Brand Strategy – West Coast Perspective
10:50 AM – 11:40 AM Going Wild
10:50 AM – 11:40 AM Obtaining and Structuring Investments in your Cidery
10:50 AM – 11:40 AM Starting a Small Lab in a Cidery
10:50 AM – 11:40 AM Tips & Tools for Cider Clarification – Vendor Session
11:50 AM – 1:10 PM Group Lunch – Cider Act update
1:20 PM – 2:10 PM Cheese & Cider Pairings
1:20 PM – 2:10 PM First Impressions: The Importance of Packaging, Branding, Marketing
1:20 PM – 2:10 PM Going Mobile
1:20 PM – 2:10 PM Managing Multi-Channel Distribution and Sales for Blue Bee Cider
1:20 PM – 2:10 PM Sensory analysis of craft ciders: What do consumers perceive in apple ciders?
1:20 PM – 2:10 PM Traditional and Modern Methods for the Detection of Spoilage Organisms – Vendor Session
3:00 PM – 3:50 PM Cider Apple Breeding and Genetics
3:00 PM – 3:50 PM Hydrogen Sulfide Production by Yeast – Vendor Session
3:00 PM – 3:50 PM Tactical Sales Strategies for Cider Skeptics
3:00 PM – 3:50 PM Tricks of the Trademark & Copyright
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM English Cider Traditions and Tastings
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Feb 6, 2016
Time Title
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM The Cider Certification Program, Level One
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Friday, February 5th, 7:30pm – The Skimmity Hitchers Live at Cider Riot!

All the way from the cider sheds of England’s West Country, the Skimmity Hitchers play Scrumpy & Western at it’s finest. Their sound is a cider-fuelled mix of folk punk, rockabilly and ska. Get an exculsive sneak peek at Cider Riot’s new home for this grand finale to Cidercon. We’ll be pouring our own ciders including some reserve 1763 scrumpy from our first harvest in 2013, as well as selected ciders from some of the best cidermakers in Cascadia. Including EZ Orchards, Reverend Nat’s, Wandering Aengus, Portland Cider, and more. Enjoy tamles and tacos from Montiel’s Cocina. The PDX Punk Rock Collective and Gypsy Trident Blues Band have just been confirmed as the opening acts. 21+, $5 at the door, free with Cidercon badge.

Presented by Cider Riot! Fuelled by Cider, Oliver’s Cider and Perry, New Forest Cider, Cranbourne Chase Cider, and Talbot Harris Cider Shed.

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Rev Nat’s Hard Cider

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Events at Bushwackers