Hard cider is in the midst of a major revival, so much so that it’s strange to think that even five-ish years ago coming across it at a local restaurant or bar was rare. A beverage tracing its history deep into America’s past and beyond, cider is once again booming as evidenced by the success of local purveyors like Spokane’s award-winning Liberty Ciderworks, which is co-hosting a special book release and tasting with Auntie’s Bookstore. The event centers on the release of American Cider by cider experts Dan Pucci and Craig Cavallo, who are chatting with Liberty’s founder and co-owner Rick Hastings about the book while also leading a virtual tasting. Tickets to the online event come with a paperback copy of the book and one bottle each of Liberty’s 55 Chain English Style and Gravenstein single-varietal ciders, plus two tasting glasses. Register online for local pickup, delivery or shipping.
Tue, March 2 at 6 pm • $35 • Online; details at libertycider.com
— Chey Scott