Krampus is Coming!

Who is Krampus?  Historically, Krampus is a horned anthropomorphous creature that roams the world alongside St. Nicholas. He is often depicted with hoofed feet and mouth agape with a disproportionally long, serpiginous tongue, carrying a bundle or birch branches and a basket on his back.  While Santa is well known to reward the good children with…

The Urban Orchard Community Apple Drive

At Wildcraft, we pride ourselves on being community organizers and responsible stewards of local resources. As the seasonal change comes upon us and neighborhood trees paint the sidewalks with fallen fruit, we continue to press the finest handcrafted high-quality cider from wild orchards and local farmlands. But we’re about to take it one step further,…

Forgotten Fruit

Hundreds of scattered and forgotten trees left to go “wild”, unfettered, are dropping acres of fruit every year. The trees that grow in our backyards & street sides, on our hiking trails & in our neighboring farmland. These apple trees were here before the roads, before subdivisions and parking lots. Before concentrates and wholesale apple…

Party Downtown Botanical Cider Pairing Dinner

Join us for a cider pairing dinner to celebrate Oregon Cider Week. An inspired meal created by Party Downtown with some very special botanical cider pairings from WildCraft Cider Works. Reservation only: $45 Make reservations at Party Downtown: (541) 345-8228 https://www.facebook.com/events/1441463952827878/

Licorice Fern root infused cider

Somthing really cool coming up is a small batch of Licorice Fern infused #cider. Made with the #foraged root of the #licorice Fern that we clean and then toast before adding to a dry cider base.  An earthy flavor with a light licorice finish makes this a great addition to our botanical ciders! It will…

Free Growler Fill For CSA Members

We are so happy to team up with Organic Redneck to provide a pick up site for their CropShare ‪#‎CSA‬ members that we are offering a free growler fill of ‪#‎cider‬ to all those who sign up! Organic Redneck produces 20 acres of mixed vegetables, blueberries, strawberries, and melons. The farm is located up the…

Reviving artisan cider traditions in Eugene

From oregonwinecountry.org:  Reviving artisan cider traditions in Eugene This spot is part of our Places to Sip Between the Wonders Road Trip. To view the full itinerary, click here. Take a sip of small-batch ciders at WildCraft Cider Works’ reclaimed tasting room As bottles of cider start to find themselves on more store shelves, it’s a…

It’s Cider Time

Look out, beer lovers — craft hard cider is here Eugene Weekly | CHOW | JANUARY 29, 2015 | BY AMY SCHNEIDER There’s no shortage of ciderhouses in Portland, and now the Willamette Valley is jumping onboard the fruit-filled trend.  But if you think cider is confined to apples alone, think again. These cider makers are…

Secondary Cherry

working on a secondary pressing of whole  #fermented #cherries with our hand built press. Fermenting with #whole fruit gives our Tart Cherry #Cider great body and true cherry flavor.

Cider gone wild | The Oregon Daily Emerald | Feb. 2015

Here is an excerpt from a recent article from the Oregon Daily Emerald read more after the jump. On the corner of 4th avenue and Lincoln street sits Eugene’s newest hub of innovative, alcoholic concoctions. WildCraft Cider Works is the city’s first “cidery,” which opened its doors to the public in late November 2014. When you first enter…

Oregon fruit for Oregon cider | The Register-Guard | Feb 2015

You can read about what makes WildCraft Cider Works unique in todays Register Guard. Below is an excerpt hit the jump for more. Hidden local fruit treasures “What makes us different is all Oregon-sourced fruit,” Kelly explains. “I’ve tried to promote our local orchards, and also our local landowners that have trees with fruit that…

Long Live the Quince

In recent history, the apple and the pear have become the most popular of the pome fruits, and many people have never even heard of the quince.  The fruit is strongly perfumed, and somewhat bitter, but has been cooked and used as food throughout recorded history.  Some suspect that the “apple” referred to in the…