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Progress & New Products!

We are working like crazy to get ready for Phase 2.  This means the bottle shop is looking sharp and for the first time in months, we are dialing in a TAP LIST!!!!!  We've already snagged some exclusive kegs  that we'll be launching for growlers by Saturday morning.  We'd normally create a crafty way to allow for pre-ordering, but there just wasn't time today.  Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram OR check the online store Saturday morning for the new stuff. (hint: Hops only we get to pour and hint hint: more Lavender) 

Our service and hours for this weekend are:

Friday: CLOSED in solidarity with fellow Bellingham businesses supporting the Seattle Black Lives Matter call for a statewide shutdown of commerce. 

Saturday: Open for pickup AND walk-up onsite shopping 1-4PM

Sunday: CLOSED to crank out more work on patio fixtures.... :) 

Yes, we have a patio plan in the works and it's going to be awesome!  We also have a plan for modified seating inside with a service and cleaning model we are actively working on.  Know that you will be the first to know and the first to request a reserved table (should you choose) when we are ready to seat you.  We'll be creating more digestible information on the new protocols and sharing soon. 

New Bottles and Cans Ready Now!

Here's the new stuff we got in this week:

San Juan Seltzers (4 Flavors)
14 Hands UNICORN Sparkling Rose Wine 
Alma Cider - a New Brand out of Skagit
Finnriver Habenero (Restocked)
Finnriver Lavender Black Currant - It's out early this year and tasting great (Kiersten and Jenny can attest to that!) 
Wild Basin Black Raspberry Seltzer 

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Pride Six Pack!

🏳️‍ Let’s celebrate Pride together the best way we know how - with a can of cider in hand! ⁠⁣
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Pride looks and feels different this year but let’s face it, this isn’t the first Pride that hasn’t been just happy rainbows. To continue our efforts to support the BLM movement and our local LGBTQ+ community, we have created the Thousand Acre Pride Pack. $2 from every 6-pack sold from now until June 30th will be split ($1 to each) between Whatcom PFLAG and The Marsha P. Johnson Institute! ⁠⁣
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Oh, you probably want to know what’s included in the 6-pack, don’t you? Here are the beverage details:⁠⁣
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RED | Swift Cider’s Raz | 6.3% ABV⁠⁣
ORANGE | Tieton Cider Works’ Apricot | 6.9% ABV⁠⁣
YELLOW | Kulshan Brewing’s Sunnyland IPA | 5.5% ABV⁠⁣
GREEN | Locust Cider’s Mojito | 6% ABV⁠⁣
BLUE | Waveline’s Huckleberry Lime Seltzer | 4% ABV⁠⁣
PURPLE | Lost Giant’s Elderberry | 6.9% ABV⁠⁣
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Thank you for celebrating Pride with us! 🏳️‍⁣
We promised transparency from last week's donation efforts.  We have donated $200 ($174 collected tips and then rounded up on us) to the Northwest Community Bail Fund on Monday June 8th.  Thank you for your support! We continue to stand for equality and justice by closing tomorrow, giving back all month via our Pride Pack, and will always listen for more ways to use our space and platform.

We've received so many calls, texts, emails, pings making sure we are OK as we head into Phase 2.  THANK YOU for all the 'hang in there', 'thinking of you', 'can't waits'.  We are going to return the favor big and create what we hope to be a top notch experience soon. 

Cheers! Jenny & James and the whole team here at TACH

Phase 2 is Here

Here's Where We are At


We are excited to here that Whatcom was approved for Phase 2. But, it's a Friday afternoon and simply put, we aren't ready to have 50% of our normal capacity onsite.  We would typically start planning for Friday service Monday at noon.  So, We want to get this right. We owe it to you. We owe to our team.⁣

Here's what to expect over the next few days and weeks. 1) We've been working towards outdoor seating solutions and are hopeful to have something exciting and safe for you to enjoy. We have cooperation from the city and LCB to get pretty creative, but with all things government, it's a give/take/give exchange.  A firm timeline is difficult but we are hopeful for something soon, so stay tuned!⁣

As of NOW/TODAY, we have made the following expansions to our service:

- You CAN shop on site! We ask you to wear a mask and respect the social distancing lines. We have a limited number of disposable masks available upon entry for your convenience.⁣

- We remain a cashless establishment. We have a contactless card reader.⁣

- If you prefer curbside, we still got you! The same services and products we've offered for the last 12 weeks are still here for you. Cocktail kits delivered right to your car? Hooray!⁣

We appreciate your patience and enthusiasm as we build towards a better experience!

New In Stock

We JUST (like an hour ago for most) received new items! Shop each below

Locust Mojito
SeekOut Key Lime + Mint Seltzer
SeekOut Raspberry Meyer Lemon
SeekOut Cucumber + Juniper 
SeekOut Pineapple Passionfruit
Finnriver Dry Hopped

Back in Stock

Some fast movers are back in stock as well.

Locust Vanilla Bean
Locust Dark Cherry
Schilling Excelsior
Schilling Passport 
2Towns Prickly Pearadise
2Towns Easy Squeezy
D's Wicked Baked Apple
Herout Pommeau - Our 'Secret' Ingredient in the Sangria Pouches 
Okay- we have to get back to work, but wanted to send this info since there's going to be a lot of excitement and confusion around town this weekend. Stay safe, have a drink, enjoy the sunshine!  

Growing One Day At A Time, Together

We continue to expand our product and service offerings as well as our values for our community, for you, and for our team. There's a lot unknown and a lot of strife in our world. That is undeniable.  We can't heal all of these wounds, but we can use our platform to live our mission every day - even the hard ones. 


Our value statement since Day 1

"Thousand Acre Cider House is a place for all to discover and enjoy cider"


 
To live and act on this, we are donating all tips earned 6/2-6/4 to the Northwest Community Bail Fund to help combat racial injustice. Tips seemed like the right mechanism as it allows you choice and our team was 100% on board. Thank you to those that have already participated.  We are halfway through this period and have already raised nearly $100. We will continue to be transparent and share the final donation value and source with you.   

Growler Fills Are Live!

Today is World Cider Day! We want to celebrate all things cider by announcing our draft system is back up and running after nearly three months of closure. Every single component has been deep cleaned and our favorite eight ciders we've been missing are tasting great and ready for pouring NOW
 
Current tap list:⁠

Renaissance Orchards Black Plum Bourbon 🥃 (yup, you read that correctly. We are letting the all-time best seller that we've previously been so stubborn about onsite-only consumption go out the door)⁠

Alter Ego Cider 'Dark Royale' Black Currant

Tieton Cider Works Bourbon Barrel Peach ⁠

Lost Giants Cider Company Jalapeño 🌶️ Cucumber 🥒⁠

 Independent Cider Lavender Perry ⁠

Reverend Nat's Cidery and Taproom 'New Moon' Mandarin ⁠

Snowdrift Cider Company 'Forefathers' Dry Cider ⁠

2 Towns Ciderhouse 'Serious Scrump' Imperial Cider 🤪⁠

All available in either 32oz or 64oz fills and you have the option to purchase glassware or bring in your own (please allow 15 mins for sanitization of outside glass). Note: 32oz growlers are Thousand Acre branded. 64oz growlers are from our friends Kulshan Brewing Company (THANK YOU!)

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Join us for Downtown Bellingham's Curbside Cocktail Crawl Every Weekend in June! 

Thanks to the Downtown Bellingham Partnership, we are joining forces with some of Bellingham's favorite cocktail spots for curbside madness!  Every weekend in June, all participating establishments will be slinging a feature drink.  First up, Bloody Marys! Our Ciderladas are a perfect twist on an old classic.  Choose from two ciders as our base and we'll create a kit for you to customize at home!  
If you've made it this far, thank you! It's a lot of email to absorb.  Everything feels like a lot now. We try and balance the reality of our challenges with a healthy dose of fun and levity.  A delicate dance for sure, but we are grateful to have you with us. 
Cheers! Jenny, James & the Thousand Acre Team

We'll Make This Quick

Bauman's
(and more new stuff) Is Here
and Easier to Order

We really try and keep our emails to once a week to respect your inboxes, but our attempt to make it easy for you to get the new stuff first was kind of a flop.  Sorry for the confusing checkout links (AND THANK YOU FOR THOSE THAT SUFFERED THROUGH! Your cider is allocated to you and getting packed as soon as this is sent.)  

Let's do this right. Second time is the charm, right?

New Cider Highlight Reel

All items are conveniently featured on our home page and available to order now for pickup this weekend (Friday 3:30 - 6:30 or Saturday 1:00 - 4:00) 

* NEW BAUMAN'S CIDER VARIETIES! Strawberry Mojito, Old Fashioned, Peach Bellini, and more. 

* MORE French Cider! You wiped us out of the Kupela cans, LaChouette Rose, Kystin Ginger Pear, and the Amour so we stocked up. Plus, we have a rare treat - a 750ml of Pommeau priced so right! ⁣

*ANGELIC & SPARKLY cans from Alter Ego! Their Brut is a staff favorite for a perfectly dry apple-only cider. Plus their 'Guardian Angel' is a perfect gateway to fruited ciders for dry cider lovers - blueberry and pomegranate balanced perfectly without sticky sweetness.⁣

* TROPICAL Sweet Ciders! D's Wicked Cider Troppi Poppi is reminiscent of POG juice and bright and sparkly. We restocked Schilling's Pineapple Passionfruit Passport for all of your 'take me away' moments too!⁣

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New Cocktail: 'Fauxito'!

OK- one more thing.  Kiersten is back working part-time (YAY!) and on her first day, she whipped up something so special we had to launch it ASAP.   It starts with our first hard seltzer ever, Wild Basin Classic Lime, and then we make a house-made mint simple syrup and pack that up with a generous portion of lime wheels and some fresh mint sprigs from Jenny's garden.  

SNAG ONE HERE
Thanks as always and we hope you love these new options enough to make up for some email errors! - Jenny, James & now Kiersten too! 

More Cider, More Hours, More HAPPY!

We have some really exciting updates to share with you about our hours, our service improvements, and of course new ciders.

Expanded Pickup Windows

We are now open Tuesday - Friday 3:30 - 6:30, and Saturday 1:00 - 4:00 for order pickup! THANK YOU for your orders and keeping us busy enough to support more volume.  You'll see more options for your pickup window preference on your next order.

We also finally got a chance to document our curbside pickup process. Kristina Gray produced this great video to showcase the sanitization, preparation, and PPE used in packing your orders. We have also worked with the City to reserve three parking spots closest to our front door for customer pickup.  This will be our mode of operation until Phase 2 is announced with confidence.

To add to these exciting improvements, our neighbors Storia Cucina launch takeout and delivery of their fantastic Italian fare starting this Wednesday!

Stay safe, eat, and drink well!

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New Bauman's Cider Flavors 
Exclusive Pre-Order for Mailing List Subscribers 
 


We are the only source for Bauman's Cider north of Seattle and couldn't be happier to be receiving a brand new shipment this Friday!  We love everything about them, but here's three reasons to rally for Bauman's - 1) It's woman-owned and made by the fabulous Christine Walter, 2) The cidery is the current reinvention of a Century Farm near Portland, Oregon, and 3) IT'S DELICIOUS.  Seriously - everything she's made makes Jenny's list of favorites.  We want to offer mailing list subscribers first dibs.  Shop on these hidden links (no images right now, but still works) to secure your favorite flavors before we release them to everyone Friday:

Strawberry Mojito 500ml Bottles - Light mint with lots of fresh picked strawberry flavor
Peach Bellini 500ml Bottles - Like a champagne cocktail, light and delicately sweet, flavored with farm-fresh peaches
'Old Mule' 500ml Bottles - It's a cider blended with fresh squeezed limes, grated ginger, caramelized brown sugar and aged with a rum staves
Farmer's Old Fashioned 500ml Bottles - Old Fashioned Inspired Cider with Orange Peel and Aged in Bourbon Barrels
Peach Raspberry 500ml Bottles - Sweet from the peaches and tart from the berries, this fun summer cider captures that fleeting summer day where the sun is shining and the berries and peaches are in their prime

New: Berry Mix Six Pack

Can't get enough berry flavor, we have a discounted 6-pack perfect for you.  Two of each: Seattle Cider's Berry Rose (16oz cans), Portland Cider's Peach Berry (12 oz cans), Swift Cider Razzberry (12 oz cans).  
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Free Cider Swag!

In cleaning up, we stumbled on a box of cider swag from some of our favorite brands.  In every order now through this Saturday, we will include something FREE.  Could be a hat, could be a sticker, could be????
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New Cider Cocktails
- One for Each Hand -

Thank you for the enthusiasm (and orders!) of our inaugural cocktail kit, the Pina Picante, last week!  We decided to triple down and keep that live PLUS add two new kits.  One tried and true recipe that's been with us since the beginning - The Ciderlada -  and one brand new concoction perfect for Cinco de Mayo - The Prickly Pearadise Ciderita!

Pickup windows are this Friday (May 1) and Tuesday (May 5) 3:30 - 5:30 or by request.  We hope to expand pickup windows and service in the coming week(s), but are basing that decision on pending announcements from Gov. Inslee.  
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Flavor of the Week = Pineapple!

Pineapple, pineapple, pineapple! We've made it easier than ever for you to enjoy this tropical treat - two cans each of Rev Nat's Viva La Pineapple, Lost Giants Pineapple, and Portland Cider Pineapple Rose. $12 - Limited quantities

Pre-Order Tieton's New
Hazy Strawberry!

We'll have it in stock for pickup Tuesday May 5th. Description from Tieton, "The blend of hand-picked juicy strawberries fused with fresh-pressed cider makes for a perfect summer beverage. Pours as a ruby blush, with sweet strawberry upfront and a tart apple finish." - Sounds delicious and we can't wait to try!
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We sincerely hope you are staying healthy - both physically and mentally. Thank you for sticking with us! - Jenny & James on behalf of the Thousand Acre Team