Harvest and Halloween (Oct. Newsletter)

As usual, October is buzzing with activity at 1859 Cider Co.! That's why we decided to put all the info in one place; to let folks know whats going on and hopefully making it easier to join in!

First off, it's HARVEST which means we will be hard at work in the production area of the taproom, washing, chopping and pressing fruit. The AWESOME thing about our space is it was created with our patrons in mind! The open production floor allows you to COME SEE part of the process and have the chance to ASK QUESTIONS to the makers themselves. We will do our best to share this info with you on our social media. Here's a wonderful photo taken at the orchard we've been working with for crab apples. You know we love our acids! HI BRIAN!! (Cellar Master)

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Now let's talk about OFF SITE EVENTS :

Where can you find 1859 Cider participating in events beyond the taproom?


1st Annual Wah Wah Music Fest in Downtown Salem
 One super groovy party full of food, drinks, fun, and a KILLER lineup of bands. 

It is FREE and ALL AGES!

Located downtown in the beautiful, tree filled lot between Willamette Valley Bank and Ritter's.



Portland Nursery Apple Tasting and Cider Event Oct. 13-15 & 20-22

1859 Cider Co. will be pouring at this event Oct. 14th and 15th

It's time to celebrate the abundance of apples and pears, and this event has so much to offer!

click HERE to learn all about it! 


Moving on to what's happening in the taproom! 

LIVE MUSIC: Give a listen to acts coming to 1859 by clicking on the band name below!


Fri. 10/6 SHORING 8-10pm

Sat. 10/14 Harvey Brindell and Ray Beltran 8-10pm

Sat. 10/21 Wonder 8-10pm

Fri. 10/27 McDougall 8-10pm

Sat 10/28  Jobe Woosley & Co  8-10pm

HALLOWEEN WEEKEND : Free Music Friday and Saturday Nights from 8-10pm!


Make sure 1859 Cider Co is on the top of your list of stops for Halloween Weekend! On Saturday Oct. 28th, we are getting started early at 4:00pm.
Quick View:
Pumpkin Carving Contest: 4-6pm
Costume Contest : Starting at 6pm/Winner announced 8pm
Specialty Cider Cocktails: WITCHES BREW & others
LIVE MUSIC: Jobe Woosley 8- 10pm
Show off those carving skills for a prize at 1859 Cider Co.!
We'll supply the pumpkins, but please bring your own tools and decor. Starts at 4pm
*(If you have a specific type of pumpkin in mind for your creation, please bring our own.) 
Don't forget your costume! We will be judging costumes starting at 6 pm and announcing our winner at 8 pm. 

Lastly, here's a look at educational, artistic and enriching events taking place in the taproom every week! (reminder all events are for adults 21+)

Salsa Sundays- every week! 7-10pm $10 (cash) includes 45 min lesson and $5 drink ticket  Click HERE for more details.

ASL : American Sign Language- 5-6pm every week until Dec.! FREE! Come learn more colorful aspects of ASL. Click HERE for more details.

Zumba Fitness: Sat. 10/8 1-2pm (Donation based class) - Pulling rhythms from reggaeton, merengue, salsa, cumbia, and other cultural sounds from around the world, this is a exciting workout for everyone! Amria is a blast, so come dance, sweat, and smile! Click HERE for more details. 

Herbal Remedies : Intro to the Benefits of Herbs Thu. 10/12 6:30-8:30pm - The wonderful Kathleen, from Avani Herbals, will be leading a workshop on using natural, organic herbs and their healing benefits. Growing, harvesting and drying will also be discussed.  Click HERE for more details.

Azūcar Social Hour : Thu. 10/ 19 6-9pm FREE- Azúcar Social Hour is an informal event for Latinos and non Latinos to meet with interesting people, trade business cards, and share ideas or announcements. Whether you are professional, business owner, artist or new in the city - we encourage you to join in.  Click HERE for more details. 

Paint Night With Dena: 10/26 7-9pm- Painting "Soul Window" this month. This imagery is perfect to get you in the Halloween mood. So grab a friend and register HERE!

Yoga and Cider: Sun 10/29  - Donation based class. This class is limited to 25 cider yogis, and always fills up. Please grab your spot in advance if you're interested in joining us. Click HERE to register.

ALSO: Be on the look out for confirmed dates for October Paint Your Own Growler Night! 




As you can see, SO MANY reasons and ways to enjoy our events and CIDER!!!

Keep your fall active at 1859 Cider Co.

Look forward to seeing you.



The 1859 Cider Co. Staff


Food Truck + March Events!

Best of the Mid-Valley Awards

We were so honored to be nominated in several categories for the Best of the Mid-Valley awards this year. There is still time to cast your final vote here: 

Thank you for your continued support!  

Food Truck: Prologue Pastries & Sandwich Library

Our friend and pastry chef extraordinaire Prologue Pastries will now be with us every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-9:30pm through Spring serving up their gourmet handcrafted sandwiches and pastries.  

Starting Friday, March 17th, Prologue Pastries will be regularly serving up their gourmet bites every Friday night. For our St. Patrick's Day party, they'll be serving up some scrumptious specials for the event. Come on down and grab some local eats to go with your pure fruit 1859 cider.

On the Upswing: Swing Dance Lessons

Another night of dancing at 1859! Join us the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month for On the Upswing: Swing Dancing lessons taught by Debra Seeck.

Just like our Salsa Sundays, these dance lessons will begin at 7:30pm and will be followed by open dancing from 8pm to close. There is a $5 CASH cover for this event at the door. 

Open to those 21+, outside food welcome in.

St. Patrick's Day Live Music Weekend

Join us St. Patrick's day weekend for live music both Friday and Saturday!

Friday, March 17th we have Rich Swanger of Seahorse starting the evening with his solo set at 6:30 pm followed by the Jobe Woosley band rocking the night away 9-11pm. 

Prologue Pastries again will be with us Friday night for the festivities and we'll also have a special cider concoction to celebrate one of our favorite holidays. Plus if you come decked out in your St. Patty's day costume (not just green socks) you can earn a special discount off your tab.

Saturday, March 18th join us to be serenaded by Carlos Barata from 8pm-10pm. 

Both Friday & Saturday we'll also be raffling off some 1859 swag, may the luck of the Irish be with you!

Creativity & Cider
Paint Nights

Register today for two great Paint Nights coming to the taproom this March.

This is the perfect ladies night out, date night, or solo treat. No prior experience necessary, artist Dena Lynn will walk you through creating your own masterpiece.

Already an experienced painter? You can still come show off your skills. All the necessary supplies are included plus $10 towards your tab at the bar.

Tuesday March 14th - 6:30 - 8:30pm
"Unleashed" - Venture in the realm of the unknown with this compelling piece.

Thursday March 30th - 6:30 - 8:30pm
"Musical Reflections" - Find music in nature with this reflective landscape. 

$40 per person, Pre-Registration strongly encouraged as space is limited!



Cherry Blossoms, Love Birds, and Birthday Cake!

Thank you for your vote!

We are so grateful and honored to have been nominated in several categories for the best of the Mid-Valley awards! This means a lot to us as a new business in downtown Salem and we appreciate your support.

You can vote for us here in addition to your other local favorites:


Thank you for helping to keep Salem awesome.

Oregon's Birthday Bash


Join us Tuesday, February 14th and celebrate Oregon's 158th Birthday! Toast to this great state over a glass of locally sourced pure fruit cider and enjoy a slice of complimentary birthday cake also made with local ingredients! *while supplies last*

At 7pm we'll have music from Noah Hall of Whiskey Priest and Rich Swanger of Seahorse. These two fantastic singer songwriters will create the ambiance for a relaxed and fun filled evening. 

On site we'll have a special menu from our friends at Prologue Pastries. If you missed their delicious hand crafted food items on our Solstice Party be sure to mark your calendars and get down to the tasting room to try their scrumptious eats!

21+ only, no cover for this event!

Moonlit Cherry Blossoms Paint Night

Help usher in Spring by painting a Salem staple, Cherry Blossoms.

This Tuesday, February 7th from 6:30-8:30pm

No experience needed, the lovely and lively Dena Lynn will help you find your innner artist and cultivate your own unique masterpiece.

$40 covers the instruction, all the supplies, and even $10 towards your 1859 Cider Tab!
Sign up today as these paint nights fill up fast!


Love Birds Duet Paint Night

Thursday, February 23rd from 6:30-8:30pm

Dena will guide you and a partner through painting a diptych (conjoined) painting perfect for expressing love and friendship. No partner required, this painting can also fly solo.

This creativity & cider night would make a great Valentine's day gift for your sweetie or your best friend!

Register early, this class is anticipated to sell out. Cost is $40 per person.

Dena also sells gift certificates for her classes here at 1859, contact her today for a unique gift.

Register Here For Paint Night

Yoga + Beer Cider Edition

If you've missed the wonderful yoga + cider flows here in the taproom, act fast to sign up for the next open class in March. The February class has already been maxed out but you may be able to get on the wait list. 

These unique to Salem free yoga classes are offered in our taproom the 3rd Sunday of every month.

Be sure to join the Yoga + Beer mailing list to receive the monthly calendar since these classes fill up so fast.

Register Here

Treat your sweetie to 1859 apparel, growlers, and gift cards this Valentine's Day! 

Wassail! Enjoy 20% off your drink tab this Tuesday


You may know the celebration of Wassail as a time to go caroling and enjoy a mulled cider. What you may not know, however, is that this old English tradition historically was celebrated as a drinking ritual. Caroling would take place in the orchards and a toast was given to ensure the health of the cider apple harvest the following season. Instead of freezing in an orchard come down to toast in our warm and cozy taproom this Tuesday. We'll be offering 20% off your 1859 drink tab as our way of saying thank you for blessing our orchards for 2017 so that we can ensure to continue to pour our pure fruit ciders. 


Fermentation Class: Kimchi

This Wednesday, January 18th, our cellar assistant Michael will lead a hands on workshop on fermenting your own Kimchi, a traditional Korean side dish made from fermented vegetables packed full of spice and healthy probiotics. We have about 5 spots left for this event. The cost is $25 and includes a $10 voucher towards your drink tab. If you choose to join us please register on the sign up page here. At the end of the night you'll go home with two jars of kimchi. For this event we'll provide the jars and necessary ingredients but you're resposible for bringing a standard cutting board, large chopping knife you are comfortable using, and a large mixing bowl. 

Social ASL & Salsa Sundays

Every Sunday you can learn something new by visiting the 1859 taproom.

From 6pm-7pm learn how to sign and create real conversations in our colorful and social American Sign Language class. This a free one hour lesson taught by members of the deaf community. This is the perfect opportunity to learn a new skill and interact with the deaf community here in Salem. Learn more on our website or Facebook page as each week will have a specific focus.

At 7:30 Salsa extraordinaire Debra Seeck leads an introductor Salsa lesson which shows you the basic count, steps, twirls, and hand loops. After the lesson show off your moves for open dance from 8pm to close.  Any level of experience welcome for this weekly party. There is a $5 CASH cover charge paid at the door upon entry.  

Ring in 2017 w/ Live Music and Cider Mimosas!

Stereo RV to Ring in the New Year!

On our soft opening back in June we had the pleasure of welcoming Myra and Gabe, a wonderfully powerful and creative duo, to the 1859 taproom for Make Music Salem. Freshly back from a west coast tour now known as Stereo RV, this jamming twosome will help us ring in 2017 this Saturday, December 31st from 8pm-11pm.

Cider Specials

If you missed our Solstice Party then be sure to come down New Year's Eve to try our two limited release ciders: The Mountain Boss (Pure Manchurian Crab) and Hunter's Moon (Winesap single varietal). Both of these are simply one of kind and worth the trip down. These are extremely limited in quantity and when they're gone, they're gone for good. Also on special will be our Mrs. Claus' Winter Warmer "cocktail" featuring our Statehood and Russet Pear ciders with a housemade spiced cranberry syrup.

Open New Year's Day

   We will have normal hours this Sunday, January 1st. Come join us for a New Year's cider mimosa, they'll be on special at $4 from 3-6pm!

Salsa Sunday

Salsa Sunday will resume New Year's day from 7:30pm until close. This week Dress to Impress for a fancy night out!
$5 Cash Cover at the door. 21+ Only. Outside food welcome in!

Yoga and Paint Night will also resume in the new year, stay tuned.

Cheers to the beginning of a great and bright year from the 1859 family to yours!


Special Holiday Hours

Happy holidays everyone! We'll be open late Friday, while everyone is out getting last minute gifts or just celebrating a long weekend. Saturday, we'll be open to fill that holiday growler or to pour you a glass as we'll be open from 3 pm - 9 pm. Sunday, we're closed and will see you all in the taproom on Tuesday, December 27th at 5 pm. Please have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend.


Wishing you all the best from your 1859 Cider Co. friends -

Dan, Patricia, Zarrah, Michael, and Sierra (the cider dog)

Near Downtown? We'll be open at 5!

Snow in Downtown Salem

We hope you are all safe and enjoying the beautiful snow out there! If you are near downtown this evening we will be open regular hours. Come enjoy a glass of cider and this view!

Arbonne Sip & Shop Saturday

The last sip & shop we had scheduled for this evening has been moved to Saturday, December 17th from 6-8pm. This is the perfect last minute opportunity for gifts for your sweetie, co-worker, family, and friends. Arbonne rep Teresa will help guide you through her selection of beauty and health products. Come with a friend and enjoy samples, and of course 1859 cider.

Last Salsa of 2016

This Sunday will mark the last Salsa dance evening for the year. Put on your dancing shoes, grab a friend and show off your moves.  Sunday, December 18thstarting at 7:30pm for a half hour lesson and dancing until close, $5 cash cover at the door. Salsa will resume in the New Year.

Solstice Paint Night

One more chance to enjoy our Creativity and Cider nights in the taproom.

Tuesday, December 20th join us to paint "Solstice Aurora" a vivid reflection of a clear winter night with the northern lights in full display. Have fun no matter your level of experience with this painting. Artist Dena Lynn encourages all levels of creativity and will help you find your own personal touch to add to the painting.

The cost is $40 and includes all supplies, two hour instruction, in addition to a $10 voucher towards your 1859 tab.

If you have family in town for the holidays this would make a fun night out! Or paint something special as a last minute gift.

Register for the class early as space is limited: http://serendipitiesbydena.com/events/114/winter-solstice-art-class-at-1859-cider-co/

Winter Solstice Party

Wednesday, December 21st
Join us in celebration of more light as it marks our halfway point of darkness in the winter. We love Winter Solstice and want to share its beauty and magic with a special evening at 1859 Cider Co.! This evening we will be releasing a special single varietal cider that you won't want to miss, plus for the first time the taproom will have food on-site featuring a handcrafted menu from our friends at Prologue Pastries. The Leanne McClellan band will return to rock the evening. This four piece band covers a little bit of everything from jazz, blues, rock and country, and know how to have a good time. Come prepared to sing along, dance, and enjoy good company.  More information on our facebook page

New Year's Eve

Ring in 2017 at 1859 Cider Co. with our friends Stereo RV (formerly Pending Black)

Check out their music at http://www.stereorv.com/music

More details to come soon, save the date!!

Sip & Shop Week

New merchandise is here!

We are stocked with new 1859 apparel items including hats, beanies, t-shirts, and zip up hoodies. Come on down and pick out your favorites as these new items are sure to go fast. We also now have gift certificates available for purchase in any amount in the taproom. Treat yourself or your loved ones to the gift of 1859 Cider! 

First Wednesday Sip & Shop

Still in need of the perfect gift for a friend, coworker, or loved one? 1859 Cider is helping to make this holiday shopping season easy. Stop into the taproom this Wednesday after work to shop locally made, all natural items, from the Crunchy Mamas, Silver Suds, and Marley's Own. You can stock up on soaps, dog treats, beauty products and more. This special event will take place from 5-8pm, you can read more about the vendors here on our Facebook event page. 

Holiday Sip & Shop Saturday

If you can not join us on Wednesday, this Saturday we will be hosting even more vendors for a special holiday season sip & shop from 3-7pm. There will be jewelry, baby, body, home decor items, knitted gloves and hats, metal art, and more! Come down bring a friend and shop your heart out while enjoying your favorite 1859 cider.   


Live Music is headed to the taproom twice this month, do not miss out on these two great bands and fun events we have coming up.

Wednesday, Dec. 21st - the Leanne McClellan band
Winter Solstice party + special food from Prologue Pastries

Saturday, Dec. 31st - Stereo RV (formerly Pending Black)
New Year's Eve party

More details to follow.

See you here!

Thanksgiving Hours & Specials

Save on Growler Glassware!

This Thanksgiving #pickcider for the dinner table.

We are offering 50% off our 64oz Growler Glass this week Tuesday-Thursday. Come on down to the taproom and pick up a Growler and a Gift Certificate as a gift, or come fill with one our refreshing small batch ciders to share over dinner.

Open Thanksgiving for After Dinner Drinks!

1859 Cider Co. wants to show you how Thankful we are for all Salem cider lovers by being open for drinks after your turkey day dinners! Escape your family or invite the out of towners to come and taste the 1859 difference. We will be open from 4pm to 9pm.

Black Friday Extended Hours

Show off 1859 Cider Co. to your friends and family on Black Friday. We will be opening early at 11am and will stay open until late as usual. Shopping downtown? A cider break is the perfect escape from the holiday madness.

New Cider Release!

We have a new Pear cider making its way to the taproom very soon, keep an eye on our Facebook page for a release date! This new seasonal features several varieties of Asian Pears adding a unique complexity.

Cider + Yoga

If you missed the ever popular Cider Edition of Yoga + Beer with Mikki Trowbridge last month, here's your opportunity to rock the flow after Thanksgiving.  Register Here to reserve your spot as space is limited!

Stay tuned for new, fun, and exciting events coming to the taproom in December.

All of us here at 1859 Cider Co. wish you a warm, safe, and joyous holiday, cheers!!