Announcing Cider Rite of Spring 2016

 
 


CIDER RITE OF SPRING RETURNS TO PORTLAND SATURDAY, MARCH 19

25 top cidermakers anticipated for seasonal tasting celebration

Portland, Ore. - February 9 – The Northwest Cider Association’s Third Annual Cider Rite of Spring returns to Portland Saturday, March 19 with top cidermakers, a cider store and more. Lauded as the “Best Northwest Cider Festival” by SIP Northwest in 2015, festivities take place from 12 – 5 p.m. at the Tiffany Center in Portland (1410 SW Morrison). Northwest cideries confirmed to date include 2 Towns Cider House, Alter Ego Cider, Apple Outlaw, Atlas Cider Co., Bauman's Cider, Carlton Cyderworks, Cider Riot!, Dragon's Head Cider, E.Z. Orchards, Finnriver Farm & Cidery, Grizzly Cider, Hedgerow Cidery, Locust Cider, McMenamins Edgefield, Neigel Vintners Cider, New West Cider, Portland Cider Co., Red Tank Cider, Reverend Nat's Hard Cider, Rogue Cider, Schilling Cider, Snowdrift Cider Co., Spire Mountain Cider, Square Mile Cider, Swift Cider, Tieton Ciderworks, and Wandering Aengus Ciderworks. Cideries will be added as the date approaches, keep an eye on www.nwcider.com for updates.  

    “On the heels of hosting the world’s largest cider conference in early February and with some of the region’s top cider spots, the Rose City is a hotbed of activity,” said Sherrye Wyatt, executive director of the Northwest Cider Association. “We’re thrilled with the quality and diversity our members produce and look forward to sharing that with cider lovers from around the Northwest.”

Tickets are $30 at the door, $25 in advance and $20 for NWCA members. Click here to buy tickets or visit nwcider.com for more information. Attendees must be 21 years old and will receive a glass and eight tasting tickets. Food will be available for purchase with live music throughout the event. A pop-up retail store will give attendees the chance to buy their favorite ciders from the event to take home.  Doors will open at 11 a.m. for sponsors, media and NWCA members. Cider Rite of Spring is sponsored by FruitSmart, Locust Cider, Portland Cider Company, Saxco International, Cascade Wine Services, Stoel Rives LLP, Tamiyasu Orchards, and Finnriver Farm & Cidery. Proceeds benefit the Northwest Cider Association.


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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