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Summer Cider Day 2015

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Fifth annual celebration returns to scenic North Puget Sound with 60 ciders to sip, live music from award-winning duo and gourmet fare

Summer Cider Day welcomes 17 cideries for a day of tasting and merriment on the Port Townsend Waterfront

Port Townsend, Wash. – (June 30, 2015) – The Northwest Cider Association (NWCA) announces details for its fifth annual Summer Cider Day taking place Saturday, August 8 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend. With more than 60 ciders to try, music from the dynamic, award-winning bluegrass band, the Whiskey Minstrels, and gourmet gluten-free fare from Sirens Pub, this family friendly event showcases some of the top cideries from Washington, Oregon and Montana.

“It’s been really exciting to see Summer Cider Day grow and evolve year over year as cider continues to gain in popularity,” said Sherrye Wyatt, executive director of the Northwest Cider Association. “This is one of the largest cider tasting events in Washington state and has helped establish the Northwest as a nationally recognized cider region.”

Summer Cider Day’s participating cideries and ciders:

ALPENFIRE CIDER, Port Townsend, Washington Twitter Facebook
Serving: Pirate’s Plank, Spark!, Dungeness

DRAGON’S HEAD CIDER, Vashon Island, Washington
Manchurian Cider, Wild Fermented Cider, Pippin Cider, Traditional Cider

E.Z. ORCHARDS CIDRE, Salem, Oregon Facebook
Serving: Cidre Dry, Poire, Roman Beauty Cider, Cidre Semi Dry

EAGLEMOUNT WINE & CIDER, Port Townsend, Washington Facebook
Serving: Homestead Dry, Ginger Cider, Raspberry Ginger, Rhubarb Cider

FINNRIVER FARM & CIDERY, Chimacum, Washington Twitter Facebook
Serving: Perry, Spirited Blackberry Wine, Apple Abbey, Lavender Black Currant

LIBERTY CIDERWORKS, Spokane, Washington Twitter Facebook
Serving: McIntosh SV, Turncoat, Stonewall, English Style

LOCUST CIDER, Woodinville, Washington
Serving: Original Dry, Green Tea Infused, Dark Sweet Cherry

Serving: North Fork Traditional, Darby Pub Cider, Small Batch - McIntosh

NASHI ORCHARDS, Vashon Island, Washington Twitter Facebook
Serving: Chojuro Perry Flora Perry, Issho Ni Cider

NEIGEL VINTERS, East Wenatchee, Washington Facebook
Serving:  Hoppin’ Pear, Pear Essentials, Ginger Pear, Pearfect Pie

NEW WEST CIDER, Portland, Oregon
Serving: Tart Cherry, Hopped Cider

REVEREND NAT’S HARD CIDER, Portland, Oregon Twitter Facebook
Serving: The Passion, ¡Tepache!, Revival Hard Apple, Hallelujah Hopricot

SCHILLING CIDER, Seattle, Washington  Twitter Facebook
Serving: Hopped Cider., Ginger Cider, Grapefruit Cider

SEA CIDER, Saanichton, British Columbia Twitter Facebook
Serving: Prohibition, Perry, Bramble Bubbly, Pippins

SNOWDRIFT CIDER CO., East Wenatchee, Washington Twitter Facebook
Serving: Red, Perry, Dry

SPIRE MOUNTAIN CIDERS, Olympia, Washington
Serving: Dark & Dry, Sparkling Pear, Red Apple

SQUARE MILE CIDER, Portland, Oregon Twitter Facebook
Serving: Spur & Vine Hopped Cider, Square Mile Original

TIETON CIDER WORKS, Yakima, Washington Twitter
Serving: Wild Washington Apple, Apricot, Rambling Route

Serving: Bloom, Dry, Golden Russet, Wanderlust

WHITEWOOD CIDER CO., Olympia, Washington Twitter Facebook
Serving: Old Fangled Heirloom, Gravenstein, Kingston Black Barrel Aged, Summer Switchel Cider

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door and include admission for one, 10 tasting tickets, and a keepsake Northwest Cider Association glass. Additional taste tickets, fare from Sirens Pub, and bottles of most of the featured ciders will be available for purchase. The Northwest Maritime Center is located at 431 Water Street in Port Townsend. Event tickets and event details are available at

Port Townsend is accessible by ferry from Seattle or Victoria and by car via Highway 101 from Olympia and Portland. For directions, ferry schedules, lodging and visitor information visit Summer Cider Day is sponsored by Cameron Nursery, FruitSmart, G & D Chillers, Ryan's Juice and Capitol Cider.

About Northwest Cider Association

Founded in 2010, the Northwest Cider Association (NWCA) brings cideries and cider lovers together to learn, experience and enjoy the Northwest cider culture. Representing more than 70 commercial cidermakers from throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia, the group is dedicated to supporting, promoting and growing this thriving industry. NWCA hosts cider-themed events, including Cider Rite of Spring, Summer Cider Day, and Cider Weeks in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. For more information about the Northwest Cider Association, visit, or follow the growing organization on Facebook and Twitter (@nwcider).

Fee includes keepsake NWCA tasting glass and 10 tasting tickets.

This is a Family Friendly event!

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Later Event: August 9
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