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Meriwether Cider Neighborhood Crush

Saturday, Sept. 9 and Sunday, Sept. 10


Meriwether Cider calls its signature beverage "the missing link between wine and beer"—but for the second year in a row, the Garden City cidery isn't just bridging booze gaps: Its annual cider apple crush is also linking neighbors. The project is already underway: For weeks, Boiseans brought their backyard apples to Meriwether HQ. Now, the neighbors are invited back for a kid-friendly party to crush the apples and sample fresh-made juice. Last year, the Neighborhood Crush brought apple-loving families out to produce 45 gallons of juice, which fermented into nearly 40 gallons of cider. Adults can mark their calendars for Sunday, Oct. 8, when the final product goes on tap, but the Sept. 10 crush party is a can't-miss date for the whole family.