Fifth Annual Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest Brings Together More Than 25 Local & Regional Cideries on April 21, 2018

Hood River, Ore. – March 8, 2018 – Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest, presented by Pacific Northwest Federal Credit Union and produced by the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce, is returning on Saturday, April 21, 2018, with more than 25 local and regional cideries, including six that are new to the festival. The participating cideries will be sampling more than 50 original ciders that showcase the wide variety of styles coming out of the Pacific Northwest’s cider scene.

Two of this year’s new participants are Hood River institutions introducing new beverages to their lineups. Hood River’s original  brewery, Full Sail Brewing, is launching KYLA Hard Kombucha – a new take on the popular fermented probiotic drink, with an  alcohol content of 4.5 percent. Hood River County Fruit Loop favorite Draper Girls Family Farm will be sampling its new hard cider line, Draper Girls Cider Company, which uses its homegrown apples, pears, cherries, peaches and plums.

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