The story behind the name Cider Press Media is a simple one. Welcome Friend Sauer (1903 - 1972) was an early resident of a small town in Eastern Washington. He ran a family farm, hunted and fished in the Alpine Lakes area, and raised a family. He served as a rural mail carrier for the US Postal Service for his entire career, beginning in a Model A Ford and retiring decades later after practically every one in town knew him. Though he is gone, values he lived out still resonate through his family who live as business people, farmers, athletes, coaches and teachers.
Wes Sauer and his grandfather, Welcome Sauer.
Photo by Gary Sauer, (ca. 1970)
The naming of this production company after Welcome Sauer was inspired by fond memories of making apple cider, playing games in the summer, gardening, eating honey in the honey comb, playing practical jokes and other fine memories that this young boy experienced with his grand father.
Games published under the Cider Press Media name will be nostalgic and family friendly. We home you enjoy our first game based on the classic game of marbles. Watch for it in the Apple Store this fall. Cheers!