Wildcraft Cider releases Beltane Dew Cyser and hosts Fiddlehead Festival

Wildcraft Cider Works will host its 2nd annual Fiddlehead Festival in Eugene, Oregon this April 26th and 27th. Wildcraft has also announced its next seasonal and first ever “Cyser” (a hybrid mead-cider) in the “Higher Arcana Series” called Beltane Dew. More info on that later…

Wildcraft’s Fiddlehead Festival celebrates the new season and features releases of cellared barrels of wild harvested ciders, live music, all-ages activities and more. This is a real showcase for natural preservation via untampered spring yeast cultures from the area’s locally stewarded lands says the cidery. “Stand with us as we stomp down and rise up to advocate for another season of truly wild land health and proper wild-crafted cider fermentation” writes the cidery in a release.

More from a release:

To help kick off the weekend on Friday, April 26th from 7-8pm, we will be hosting a light hearted conversation piece with special guest performances. Hear from an array of spirited activists from our greater community to offer you a glimpse into the world of Wildcraft and our mission to support our community. A moment not to be missed! Anyone through the door before 8pm gets free entry with a purchase of a bottle of our newly released “Beltane Dew”!

Our Friday featured guests include:

Anna Bradley – Whole Earth Nature School

Pablo Alvarez – Beyond Toxics

Dann Silva – Inspiring story teller/motivational speaker

Kyran J – Musician/aspiring Chef

Robin Chappell – Elementary School Educator
Weekend Schedule of Events…
Saturday’s Community Area – 
Photo Booth, School Garden ProjectMcKenzie River Trust, and Bumble Boutique

Food Service – 
Krob Krua Thai Family KitchenRed Five Hot Dogs, and Dominican Delights

Friday Music Line-up –Brandelyn Rose Band and Cedar Teeth

Saturday Music Line-up –World’s FinestSugar BeetsPetunia and the Vipers, and Jason Webley

Live Painting – 
Megan Leger of MjLeger Art on Friday and Saturday
Beltane Dew – Wildcraft’s first Cyser
Help us to unveil our first annual spring addition to our Seasonal “Higher Arcana Series”, the Beltane Dew! Following up from our fall release of Witches Brew, and Krampus from winter;  this first ever WildCraft Cyser is sweet merging of honey mead and wildcrafted heritage cider. This offering started with a small batch of organic mesquite flower honey that began to naturally ferment from theHummingbird Wholesale warehouse last February that was softened with water provided by McKenzie Mist directly out of Opal Springs. After a slow and clean wild ferment over 14 months, we continued with the addition of wild land harvested apples and botanical hydrosol to bring you spring inspired-seasonal cider, the Beltane Dew!
Community Lilac Drive is back!
We are opening our doors to accept your flowers in exchange for cider! Bring in your fresh flowers, get a pint of cider of your choice! We are open to barter for our3rd Annual Community Lilac Driveduring open Tasting Room hours at 232 Lincoln St .and at our Farmers Market booth on Saturday 9 am – 3pm. As part of our community drive series, For the Love of Lilac Cider is one of the most unique products we offer throughout the year with proceeds going to The School Garden Project
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