"Come quickly, I am tasting stars!" - Don Perignon
Crystie humored us for over an hour- letting us taste every cider that they had available, as well as a pear cider that they're still experimenting with. We brought home a bottle of their Sprited Apple Wine- which is an apple wine that's been combined with apple brandy. I'm drinking a glass right now. We also brought home their Farmstead Cider, made with heirloom apples. It's very dry and not very sweet- quite different than what I'm used to. I love it.
We had a few hours to kill before we needed to catch the ferry back- and so we made a bit of a detour to check out Point No Point.
We also made a quick pitstop at CB's Nuts to pick up some of their Oregon pumpkin seeds, and peanuts. It's a tiny little space, but worth checking out- mostly for the free samples.
If you're in the Seattle area, but aren't able to make it out to Chimacum just for cider- Bottleworks in Wallingford carries a few of their varieties, and from what it sounds like- Finnriver is working on getting some of their ciders into some local bars as well.
All in all- a pretty fantastic day.