PRESS RELEASE: BC CIDER WEEK KICKS OFF AT SEA CIDER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 3, 2015

Sea Cider Announces “A Cider Social”, the Official Kick-Off Event of the Inaugural BC Cider Week – October 18th at Sea Cider!

Victoria, BC - Sea Cider is thrilled to welcome the public to Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse for the inaugural ‘Cider Social’, the grand opening event for BC Ciderweek on October 18, 2015, from 2-6pm.

Cideries from across Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest will be gathering this harvest season to celebrate the art of craft cider at Sea Cider. Tickets are available to the public for $15 and will include four cider tasting tickets, live entertainment from Jon Middleton of Jon & Roy, and a chance to try dozens of delicious craft ciders!

Cideries in attendance will include some of Sea Cider’s peers to the south, including; Rev Nats, Finnriver, and Teiton Ciderworks who are all distributed by UnTapped in British Columbia. Some local favorites will be on offer, including; Merridale Ciderworks, Tod Creek Craft Cider, Spinnakers, Blue Moon Cider, Dominion Cider, Left Field, Twisted Hills Cider, and of course, Sea Cider. Toque Catering will also be on hand to provide some cider friendly dishes to pair with the numerous ciders on offer.

“We’re so excited to host such a fabulous line-up of ciders out at Sea Cider,” says Kristen Needham, Sea Cider owner and cidermaster. “This will be the first cider tasting event of this kind in British Columbia and we’re ecstatic to be able to bring everyone together and celebrate the many varieties of craft cider with the public."

“We have seen truly amazing growth in British Columbia’s cider industry, with some really innovative styles and products,” said Sherrye Wyatt, Executive Director of the Northwest Cider Association. “Cider lovers throughout the Northwest won’t want to miss these festivities and the chance to meet the makers of truly premium products.”

The event will take place from 2-6pm, on Sunday October 18th at Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse located at 2487 Mt. St Michael Rd in Saanichton. The public is encouraged to pre-purchase their tickets online in order to avoid disappointment at the door as event is expected to sell out. More information at: www.seacider.ca/blog/a-cider-social

About Sea Cider

Sea Cider is a certified organic cidery and orchard located minutes from downtown Victoria. Situated on 10 acres on the Saanich Peninsula overlooking the Haro Strait. The company has been producing award-winning ciders since 2007. Sea Cider is available throughout B.C., Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Washington, Oregon, California and Illinois States.

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).

Media Contact:

Mike Pepperdine, Sales & Marketing Manager Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse
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mike@seacider.ca