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The Grand Opening Ciderbration


Enjoy a weekend of cider, cocktail releases, live music, a pop-up dog park, and so much more at our Grand Opening Ciderbration. Come hang out, we’ll be the ones with a glass in hand. Learn More >

// FULL SCHEDULE //

// FRIDAY //

We’re kicking-off the weekend right with the most unique cocktail party of the summer. This is the official debut of our cocktail program and our brand new spirit, Royale.

El Jefe Cocina & Bar will be serving up food from 4-9pm. In the first half of the evening, we’ll be sampling Royale and teaching you how to make some of our favorite cocktails.

At 8 we’re releasing a limited batch of Oak Savanah, a barrel-aged, MN made riff on a manhattan, and kicking-off the cocktail party.

Members of the Southside Aces Louis Armstrong Quintet will keep the party going inside while outside we’ll have campfire s’mores on the patio.

3pm: Cidery opens
4-9pm: El Jefe Cocina & Bar
4-7pm: Royale Cocktail Demo & Sampling
8pm: New Cocktail Release // Oak Savannah // A barrel-aged, MN made riff on a manhattan.
8-11pm: Cocktail Party
8-11pm: Live music - Southside Aces Louis Armstrong Quintet
8-11pm: S’mores on the patio
*limited supplies - first priority will be given to VIP ticket holders

// SATURDAY //

Recover from Friday night and start Saturday right with Alchemy 365. They’re bringing their A10 class to the Cidery. All humans of all abilities welcome, no experience required, just bring a mat and be ready to sweat. If you don’t have a mat, no worries, we’ll have a few here for you to use!

Don’t worry too much though, you get a complimentary refreshing cider after.

After working our muscles it’s time to work our brains, we believe in balance here—after all. Enter Seed to Cider. Learn, experience, and see how cider is made first hand.

Try your hand at pressing apples, learn how to graft an apple tree, and enter for a chance to win an apple tree planted in your backyard by our very own Head Cider Maker, Rob Fisk.

Finally, we’ll dance the evening away with live music to celebrate our limited edition Bourbon Barrel Aged Cider.

10am: Free Alchemy 365 A10 Class - No Experience Required
11am: Cidery Opens
11-8pm: Food Truck to be Announced!
1pm - 5pm: Seed to Cider - Cider Education
5pm: Bourbon Barrel Aged Cider Release
5-8pm: Additional live music to be announced!
8-10pm: Live Music - Zachary Scot Johnson

// SUNDAY //

Join us Sunday as we celebrate the end of a great weekend with your furry friend in tow. We’re extending our patio and creating a pop-up dog park at the Cidery, brunch from Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub, and Cider Bloody Marys (swear they’re good)! Wags & Whiskers Animal Rescue of MN will be joining us with some darling pooches looking for a home.

This will be a fun day geared towards humans and dogs alike with plenty of toys, a puppy pool, pupsicles and MORE! This will be completely enclosed so all can relax, sip on some cider and enjoy the wagging tails.

Between 11-2pm $1 from every drink will be donated to Wags & Whiskers Animal Rescue of MN of Minnesota.

Finally, we close out the weekend with the acoustic offerings of Joshua Schmidt as he kicks off a one month Sunday residency at Minneapolis Cider.

Sunday Schedule:
11am: Cidery opens
11am - 2pm: Brunch + Bloody Marys
11am - 2pm: Pop-up dog park
11am - 2pm: Wags & Whiskers Animal Rescue of MN Animal Rescue dog adoption
11am - 2pm: Nail trimmings for $10 donation from Pawlished Pets Grooming Salon
3pm - 5pm: Live music - Joshua Schmidt

// TICKETS //

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FREE - This is a complimentary event, with no need to pre-register for any of the weekends events!

$59 THE WEEKEND VIP - To celebrate YOU, our amazing fans that have made this possible. We're offering a limited number of Weekend VIP Packages for our Grand Opening. This gets you a limited supply barrel-aged cocktail, four cider tokens, a four-pack of cider to take home, a Minneapolis Cider glass, a t-shirt, and a meal from our of our partner food-trucks.

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// FAQ & THINGS TO KNOW //

IS THERE A COST TO ATTEND THE EVENT? IS IT FAMILY FRIENDLY?

This event is free to attend and all ages are welcome! However, if you are 21+ and plan to enjoy a tasty beverage then please be sure to bring your ID.

WHAT ARE MY TRANSPORTATION / PARKING OPTIONS?

Biking or walking to the Cidery is a great idea! Lyft and Uber are also an A+ option! If you decided to drive, a little known secret is we have over 1.5 acres of parking behind our building in addition the parking available in our front lot and on the street.

Earlier Event: July 28
Welcome to Cider: Food Pairings
Later Event: August 2
Food Truck: El Jefe