It won't be too long until another one goes up on Reverend Nat, and that will be followed by a piece on Bull Run. The idea for the series came from Michael, who flew out to take the photos. I chose the cideries to give a sense of the scope of what's happening in American cider (the interesting stuff, anyway).
- Rack and Cloth - This illustrates the revival of farm-based, small-batch cidermaking, of a kind that was practiced when the first settlers hit the new world.
- EZ Orchards - A look at a cidery making very traditional European-style cider (in this case French) with bittersweet fruit, natural fermentation, and long maturation times.
- Reverend Nat - Perhaps the most American of the American makers, Nat West challenges drinkers to reconsider what cider is.
- Bull Run - This Willamette Valley cidery is on the vanguard of the industry, planting acres of cider fruit they hope to supply to other cidermakers.