Homestead Cider Release

Fri Nov 17 2017, 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Join us for the release of our first Community Cider Collaboration of the 2017 harvest - The Homestead Cider - with music by The Beet Tops.

Western Cider and the Moon-Randolph Homestead are proud to bring you a community cider over 125 years in the making. Around 1890, Ray and Luella Moon planted apple trees on a west-facing slope on their claim in Missoula’s North Hills. The heritage trees they planted - McIntosh, Winesap, Duchess and some unknown varieties - still produce fruit of fine quality for cider making. This fall, we shook down the old trees with help from volunteers. The harvest yielded 2000 pounds of apples (and some pears) which were pressed and fermented to make a cider of unique historical provenance to our fair town.

The result of this collaboration is a crisp, dry, and refreshing cider. Its aromatics are herbaceous, woody, and citrusy - with flavors of fresh green apple, pear, and cinnamon.

10% of proceeds from the sale of the Homestead Cider will go to the Moon-Randolph Homestead.

Location: Western Cider 501 N. California St. Missoula, MT