Beer Events

We’ve got two events going on this month. First there is CiderFest on Vashon Island. Our club member Verne Johnson is helping run this event and would love to see members come over to Vashon Island for a great cider education and tasting opportunity. Of note in particular is the free education seminar at 2:00 that should be a great overview to the cider making process. So head on over for that and stick around for the tasting afterwards. 

At the same time, Jay Hammond will be hosting a cider crush/pressing at his place on Vashon Island. Club members are welcome to come by and be a part of the event. See the flier later in the Press for more details. Please contact Jay if you plan to attend. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Then we’ve also got our normal joint meeting with the Alers for Octoberfest. Come down for some good food and drinks at Larry’s. Details for both of these are below.


Vashon CiderFest

Saturday, October 09, 2010 at 1-10 PM

1:00 to 1:50 How to Taste Ciders.  Ron Irvine of Irvine's Vintage Cider will teach you to identify styles, types, flavor profiles, acidity, tannin, fruitiness & finish.  A great warm-up to the grand tasting at 4:00.  $10 tickets at the door.

2:00 to 2:50 Making Cider.  Doug Tuma, Island cider-maker, and Drew Zimmerman, owner/cidermaker at Red Barn Cider in Mt. Vernon, will exchange ideas contrasting home and commercial cider-making.  Free.

3:00 to 3:50 Planting Your Cider Orchard.  Dr. Bob Norton will detail what varieties of apple to plant, orchard layout, soil testing and amending, and guiding your apple trees to fruition.  Includes budget and resources.  Free.

Hard Cider Tasting
4:00 - 7:00  $25 per person (age 21)
Featuring a dozen hard cider makers from the Pacific Northwest.  Includes a tasting glass sponsored by Full Throttle Bottles, Seattle Live music, Vashon's Poultry in Motion - country, bluegrass, cajun fusion.  Separate play areas for children.

Barbecue Chicken Dinner
5:00 to 8:00 pm  $12 per person
A great dinner includes all the fixins, soft drink and dessert.  Live music, outdoor and indoor seating * Cash bar

Barn Dance
6:00 - 10:00 pm  $12 per person (free for 12 & under)
Live music by Vashon's Poultry in Motion - country, bluegrass, cajun fusion.  Square dance caller and instructions - for beginners or experts.  Cash bar * Great family fun.

Silent Auction all Day
Shop for art, crafts, food, wine, get-aways, gift certificates and more


Other CiderFest events at
Vashon's Village Green 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fruit Club's Fruit Show and Cider Pressing
Children's Fair


BEWBC October Membership Meeting:

Oktoberfest at Larry’s!

  Friday, October 15th at 7:00 pm

Larry's Brewing Supply

7405 South 212th Street Suite 103, Kent, WA 98032

Bring a potluck entrée, salad or dessert (no dips or chips, please!)

Homebrew very welcome!



Once again, the Impaling Alers have invited us to join them in their Oktoberfest celebration at Larry's Brewing Supply.  While there will not be a real meeting agenda, there will be food and brew aplenty!  Bring some food and brew and share with everyone there! 

Location for October 2009 meeting:

Larry's Brewing Supply