PRESS RELEASE: Oregon Cider Week Kicks Off!

OREGON CIDER WEEK KICKS OFF THURSDAY, JUNE 18 WITH TASTINGS, TAP TAKEOVERS, AND MORE
Fourth annual event series designed to educate and celebrate all things cider around the state and beyond

Caption: Oregon Cider Week celebrates all things artisan hard cider through tastings, special events and more.

PORTLAND – (June 2, 2015) – The Northwest Cider Association announces the fourth annual Oregon Cider Week, coming up June 18-28. This 10 day celebration invites everyone from cider makers to chefs to showcase Northwest cider in a variety of special events, featured menus, happy hours, tap takeovers and more.  

“Oregon has an incredible cider community that rivals anywhere in the world,” said Sherrye Wyatt, executive director of the Northwest Cider Association. “This is the best time for anyone who’s either cider crazy or cider curious to taste and learn what this rapidly growing industry is all about.”

Oregon Cider Week’s largest event provides a chance to sample more than 150 selections from around the world at Cider Summit NW Festival on June 19-20, followed by a bevy of beverage bashes ranging from educational “how-to” workshops at the OMSI to a cider bike tour around Portland.

Oregon’s oldest cidery, Wandering Aengus will appear for tastings at New Seasons Market, Corvallis Brewing Supply and several other venues around the state while Atlas Cider in Bend will celebrate its opening with a block party complete with live music, cider, and games. Even Washington cider lovers are joining in the celebration with a week-long Oregon cider tap takeover at Capitol Cider in Seattle.  

More details and a full list of events with more being added daily is available at www.nwcider.com. Oregon Cider Week is sponsored by the Northwest Cider Association (NWCA) and SIP Northwest/Cidercraft Magazine. 

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 www.nwcider.com, or follow the growing organization on Facebook and Twitter (@nwcider).

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