SAVOR SUMMER CIDER DAY IN PORT TOWNSEND

SAVOR SUMMER CIDER DAY IN PORT TOWNSEND

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

Caption L-R: Summer Cider Day welcomes 16 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 Sunday, 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 include: Alpenfire Cider, Eaglemount Cider and Finnriver Farm and Cidery (Port Townsend); Dragon's Head Cider and Nashi Orchards (Vashon Island); Liberty Ciderworks (Spokane); Schilling Cider (Seattle); Snowdrift Cider and Niegel Vintners (East Wenatchee); Spire Mountain Cider and Whitewood Cider (Olympia); Tieton Ciderworks (Tieton) and Locust Cider (Woodinville) from Washington. EZ Orchards (Salem), New West Cider (Portland), Reverend Nat's Hard Cider (Portland), and Wandering Aengus (Salem) will showcase Oregon’s finest with Montana’s representation from Montana CiderWorks (Darby).  

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 www.nwcider.com.

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

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