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Pacific Northwest Cider Awards & Tasting Festival

  • The Woods 4660 Ohio Avenue South Seattle, WA, 98134 United States (map)

Pacific Northwest Cider Awards (PNWCA) is pleased to announce its third annual cider competition and all-day cider festival taking place June 25, 2016 in Seattle.

PNWCA is comprised of a one-day private judging, followed by an all-day festival to be held at The Woods tasting room in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood. With more 145 ciders from 38 cideries submitted for the competition in 2015, the number is expected to rise this year thanks to the remarkable growth of cideries seen throughout Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho and Canada.

The festival is open to the public and featuring an estimated 30+ ciders on tap throughout the day, this exciting new event gives Seattle-area cider lovers the chance to enjoy specialty and limited edition ciders from producers throughout Washington, Oregon, Montana and Canada.

For the festival, we have a great lineup of specialty ciders from over 25 different cider producers throughout the Pacific Northwest. 

On tap (with more to be confirmed):
Bauman's Cider Company - Logan Berry, Clyde's Dry Cider
Wandering Aengus – Bloom, Bittersweet
Ward's Hard Cider - Ward's Hard Cider
Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse - Prohibition, Bramble Bubbly, Wild English
Blackfin Hard Cider - Pacific Peach
Grizzly Ciderworks - Pomnivore
Carlton Cyderworks - Imperial Asian Pear Cider, Citizen
2 Towns Ciderhouse - Bad Apple, Made Marion
Ole Swede LLC - Blueberry Cider, Sour Cherry Perry
#6 Cider Co. - Pomegranate
NV Cider - Watermelon Pear, Hoppin’ Pear
Seattle Cider Company –Gravenstein Rosé
Locust Cider - Elder & Oak
Portland Cider – StrawPerry, Kinda Dry
Apple Outlaw - Thompson Creek- Heritage Barrel Aged , Black Berry Bounty
Tieton - Sparkling Perry, Cranberry
Spire Mountain Cider - Crisp and Dry, Dry Hopped Apple
Finnriver - Lavendar Black Current, PearWood
Hub Cider - Hub Hard Cider, CranPerry
Phillippi Ciderhouse and Distillery - Snow Dance Fortified Cider
Schilling Cider - Grapefruit and Chill, Ginger
Longdrop Cider Co. - Over Yonder
Ciderhead - Quice Ciderhead

The Woods will be open Saturday, June 25 from 12-7pm for the event, with food, including gluten-free options available from Bread & Circuses, located within their tasting room. Tickets are now available online through Brown Paper Tickets.

$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Admission includes a PNWCA tasting glass and 8 tasting tokens, each good for a 4-ounce pour, of any of the 30+ Northwest ciders on tap