One Tree Hard Cider's Neal Hennessy
Mark your calendars: One Tree Hard Cider just announced the grand opening of its downtown Spokane cider house next Friday, Sept. 8, at 2 pm.
One Tree has spent the better part of the summer rehabbing its new location at 111 S. Madison St. The rapidly growing cidery — with distribution across Washington, Idaho and Montana — had renovated its Spokane Valley tasting room
last year, only to close this summer to make more room for its production needs.
The new downtown location — which will feature some 20 taps of ciders from around the country — puts One Tree in the heart of what's quickly becoming Spokane's brewery (and now cidery) district. Earlier this month, for our Drink Local issue, we mapped out the west end of downtown
, showing six brewery destinations within three-quarters of a mile. We've updated that map here:
1. River City Brewing
2. Iron Goat Brewing
3. The Steel Barrel Taproom
(technically home to three separate breweries: Little Spokane, Young Buck and, most recently, TT's Old Iron Brewery)
4. Orlison Brewing Taproom
5. Whistle Punk Brewing
6. Steam Plant Brewing
(Temporarily closed for renovations; expected to reopen later this fall)
CLARIFICATION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly called the new location a tasting room, rather than a full cider house offering other cider and beer products.