Cideries & Meaderies

There's more to brew than beer

Hierophant Meadery Their journey as herbalists led Jeremy and Michelle Kyncl's founding of Hierophant Meadery, which brews session meads based on whatever's flowering — elderberry, raspberry, peach, rose hip — in nearby Green Bluff. The dry, lightly hopped result might then be infused with such things as chamomile or vanilla. 16602 N. Day Mt. Spokane Rd., Mead, Wash. • 294-0134

Liberty Ciderworks With the distinction as the first Spokane cider taphouse, Liberty Ciderworks has gained a steady following for their American and English-style cider and new apple brandy. Their downtown tasting room is a favorite for First Friday and live music. A recent cider appreciation class poured such Liberty labels as Manchurian SV and Stonewall. 164 S. Washington St., Suite 300 • 321-1893

North Idaho Cider After several months of world travel that included Spain, Greg and Mara Thorhaug returned to Greg's native Idaho with a love of all things cider. Their North Idaho Cider blends old world appreciation with new world know-how. Renaissance, for example, gets its complexity from more than 25 varieties of Idaho-grown cider apples, while Lake City reflects the trend towards dry, hoppier styles. 11100 North Airport Road, #5 and #6, Hayden, Idaho • 208-818-7798

One Tree Hard Cider If you love cider with bold flavors, the fast-growing One Tree Hard Cider has a few options that could do the trick, from their bombastic cranberry cider to a caramel-cinnamon version just as sweet and delicious as it sounds. Along with seasonal specials like Huckleberry, One Tree has an ever-growing line of cider, easily found throughout the area on store shelves or on tap. Or just stop by their Spokane Valley tasting room and chat with owners Grant Barnes and Neal Hennessy. 9514 E. Montgomery Ave. #25, Spokane Valley • 315-9856

Summit Cider When they first opened in 2015, the demand for their two primary ciders nearly outpaced their output. Now available at a growing list of area restaurants — Bardenay, Melone's Public House, Moon Time and Syringa among them — Summit Cider continues to add to their line with Sundance, Greenhorn, Corduroy, Fall Line, and Chunder. 3884 N. Schreiber Way #201, Coeur d'Alene • 208-590-7475

Twilight Cider Works In addition to New Traditions and Inland Empire, Twilight has added Winesap and a peachy seasonal cider since opening in 2013. Their First Harvest features cherries from a century-old Royal Ann tree. Located in Green Bluff, they also produce a cornucopia of veggies and flowers for sale. 18102 N. Day Mt. Spokane Rd., Mead, Wash. • 570-8748

Whiskey Barrel Cider Company Using apples grown in the Columbia River Valley, Whiskey Barrel makes hard ciders ranging from semisweet Dam Hard Cider to the potent, whiskey-barrel-aged Whiskey Cider. Toss in a couple of seasonal brews and a tasting room that also serves personal pizzas and other light fare and you have yet another reason to love Pullman. 588 SE Bishop Blvd., Suite G, Pullman, Wash. • 339-6102

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