CREATE COMMUNITY at 1859 Cider Co.!

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Spring is in the air, and we are feeling the push of new energy at 1859 Cider Co.! This month we are focusing on creating at 1859. Of course, we create cider but we also strive to have a business that fosters creating COMMUNITY! In April's newsletter check out the ways you can join and support your Salem community at 1859 Cider Co.!

Downtown Salem Community!

Salem's First Wednesdays are back! This event is a wonderful way to get downtown and learn about local businesses and have fun with family and friends! Actually, 1859 Cider Co. is a featured business for April's event. Be sure to check us (and the other 9 featured businesses) as we celebrate how we CREATE cider with integrity at 1859 Cider Co.!  
With no recipe, locally sourced fruit, and blending to taste; we create vintage, non-manipulated ciders in the only space in downtown Salem producing alcohol since 1953!
We invite you, April 4th-First Wednesday, to create your own cider blend! Choose from any of the 9 ciders we have on tap to create your own unique drink!
We will also have a mini bar of add-ins, including:
- vanilla
- herbs
- homemade infused simple syrups
All creations $8
Come get CREATEive!


Networking Community

Azúcar Social Hour is an informal event to meet with interesting people, trade business cards, and share ideas or announcements! Whether you are a professional, business owner, artist or new in the city - we encourage you to join us. It’s free and it’s fun. 

6:00 to 7:15 pm | Mingling
7:15 to 7:45 pm | Welcoming remarks and announcements
7:45 to 9:00 pm | More mingling

There will be a block of time for those who would like to introduce themselves to the rest of the attendees!


A Community of Sharing.

Do you have an interesting story to tell? We know you do! Come share it!

Last month, we hosted the first event of this series and we had a wonderful kickoff! Folks sharing stories were open and supportive, as was the audience! We are so excited to continue to grow this COMMUNITY of storytellers!

1859 Cider Co. has partnered with The Mill, Willamette University's literary publication to bring you this monthly storytelling event! 
Each month will have a general theme that is hopefully broad enough to attract different variations on said theme.

This month is "Internet Interactions" or any story of the dealing with technology....or maybe the lack thereof??

This event will run from 6:30-8:30 pm; storytelling time slots are up to 15 mins. (Be sure to practice staying within the time given).
Storytelling is broad...maybe it needs to be told by two people? As a short 1 act play? Maybe in a song format?
There will be a mic and speaker available. 
Folks with any current student ID and those sharing stories will receive a 10% discount on drinks!
INTERESTED IN SHARING?? - please email to secure a time slot.
People that want to share the night of will be added to the list after folks already registered.


A few options that will be available for this month's event!

A few options that will be available for this month's event!

It's time for April's Paint Your Own Growler event! Join your Art Community to tap into that spring creative energy!

To welcome spring, and in preparation for Mother's Day, we are offering a couple different options this month!

Two price points!

$45 options- 48oz. ceramic growler OR large pitcher, planter, vase- this option includes $3 off your favorite cider!

$25 options- Smaller vase, planter

The night of, you'll be able to choose from a selection of options based on the price point registered for!

All materials will be supplied - all you need is your imagination.

Registration includes:

- Your chosen ceramic piece, glazes, and firing by Create A Memory Pottery Studio.

- Instruction and tools

-$3.00 drink ticket (with $45 option)

Bring your finished growler back to 1859 Cider Co. and you'll receive a 10% discount on your first growler fill!

This event requires registration! So, head on over to the "CART" on our website and purchase your seat!

Click HERE to grab a seat!


Craft Community/ Environmentalist Community

We are thrilled to host an educational and art focused workshop with Wildwood Needle and Craft!
Attendees will be invited to enjoy 1859 Cider Co. cider as they are lead through a couple of basic stitches and the pattern for a spider felt merit badge.
As everyone settles in to stitch, entomologist Dr. James LaBonte will take the floor and give a 20-30 minute educational talk about some of Oregon’s most misunderstood critters: spiders! At the end of the night, everyone will have learned some embroidery, learned something about spiders, and have a patch to prove it!
Sew this to a jacket, purse, backpack...the list is long!

Registration is $25 and includes a drink ticket, lecture, and instruction/supplies
Mark your calendars now!
To register head on over to the link below.

Photo by Downtown Salem/ Common Era Collective

Photo by Downtown Salem/ Common Era Collective

Dance Community

Sundays are pretty special at 1859 Cider Co.!

Perhaps you've heard that we host Salsa dancing on Sunday nights at 1859 Cider!? Want all the details? Here ya go.

$10 cash cover for a 45-minute lesson in the basics of Salsa and/or Bachata, starting at 7:00 pm and dancing until 10 pm!
Included in your cover charge is a drink ticket worth $5 to use towards your favorite cider or beverage. 
Come learn the basic steps, twirls, and hand loops used in dancing. Please bring cash for your cover charge as it is paid at the door upon entry.
Great for groups or going solo!
All levels welcome.


Yoga Community

The last Sunday of each month, before we open to the public, we host Yoga + Cider! Class is held in the tasting room and you are invited to enjoy flights, tastes and pours before, during or after class! 
This detox + retox class will be led by Yoga + Beer instructor, Jaime Lawrence and is an all-levels flow yoga class. Your registration includes a 75 minute yoga class.

Cost: By Donation. Pay what you can for class - with a suggested donation of $5 per yogi. You can make a donation when you register for class - or you can do so the day of class. Tokens of gratitude (i.e. chocolate, thank you notes, coffee cards, homemade gifts) are also accepted. 

This class is limited to 25 yogis, and always fills up. Please grab your spot in advance if you're interested in joining. 

Things to know: 
- Please arrive 5-10 minutes early, if possible. 
- Please bring your own mat if you can, although we always have extras to borrow.
- Due to class location, yogis must be 21+ 

Grab a spot on the waitlist:

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Music Community

We do our best to support local music performers and provide free, quality entertainment for our patrons!

This month's calendar:

Saturday // April 7th // Roundhouse  // 8-10pm

Friday// April 13th // The Naughty Sweethearts // 8-10pm

Friday // April 20th // Small Souls // 8-10pm

Friday // April 27th // Seahorse // 8-10pm

Interested in playing? 


Come grow your community at 1859 Cider Co. this spring! Got an idea for a meet-up, or other event to keep the growing going? Let us know! 

Thank your for your support and we will see you in the taproom!


The 1859 Cider Co. Staff