That's great, Howie.
Gotten in cider in a big way lately. Now teaching a comm. college course in Beer/Sake/Cider/Mead---and luckily for me, there's plenty of local/artisanal stuff and people around who are willing to share.
There's a cider producer here in Portland that has started the first ever "cider pub"---modeled sorta halfway between an English pub and a sports bar (except no tvs), and he features almost 200 ciders, with a rotating tap of six, and cider tasting flights that are nicely priced.
Great thing about cider, unlike beer, is it doesn't fill you up. And the range of flavors is amazing, really. Right now I am loving Basque ciders!