Muscular Dystrophy Association hosts new NW Ciderfest

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Contact: Colleen King-Showalter

Phone: 503.223.3177

E-mail: cking@mdausa.org

Muscular Dystrophy Association hosts new NW Ciderfest, Oct. 11

Community is invited to new annual fundraiser in Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square

PORTLAND, ORE. XX Sept., 2014---The Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter of the

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is hosting a new annual fundraiser to take place

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, from 10am to 8pm in downtown Portland at Pioneer Courthouse

Square. NW Ciderfest will feature 20 Northwest cideries, cider store, food trucks, mixology

showcase, music with headliners 3 Leg Torso and a bevy of family friendly events in the

Umpqua Bank Pioneer Orchard. There will also be a pumpkin arts and crafts center, and a pie

eating.

"This is a new, community wide event that will help us continue to fund healthcare services

and support to more than 2,400 individuals with muscular dystrophy, as well as four local

clinics, support groups and research grants," said Colleen King-Showalter, Director of Business

Tickets can be purchased online and are available at three levels: the V.I.P. admission is $75

for age 21 and over, and includes 20 cider tasting tickets and admission to V.I.P. area featuring

reserve ciders, cocktails and a souvenir glass; general admission at $25 for age 21 and over,

which includes 10 cider tastings tickets for and a souvenir cup; and $10.00 family fun admission

for 5 events, such as pony rides and carnival games.

Event partners include the Northwest Cider Assocation, Fuller Events, Phototainment, PDX

Pedicabs and the Reverend Nat's Hard Cider. In addition to Umpqua Bank, major sponsors

include Fred Meyer, Miller Nash, Dreambuilders Custom Homes, Pemco Insurance, Fox12

Oregon and KINK 101.9 Radio. For more event information and a list of all sponsors, visit http://

www.nwciderfest.org and on Facebook at NWCiderfest.

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The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated

to saving and improving the lives of anyone with muscle disease, including muscular dystrophy,

amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. It does so by funding

worldwide research to find treatments and cures; by providing comprehensive health care

services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight

back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement. Visit mda.org and follow us at

facebook.com/MDAnational and @MDAnews.

2 Towns Ciderhouse Releases Seasonal Nice & Naughty Spiced Hard Cider

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Contact:

Beth Larsen

beth@2TownsCiderhouse.com

Cell: (541) 286-5417

Office: (541) 207-3915

Nice & Naughty Imperial Spiced Cider Warms Up This Fall as

2 Towns Cider Seasonal Release

Infused with whole Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Clove, Nice & Naughty Spices up the 2 Towns Ciderhouse Lineup

Corvallis, Ore., - October 2, 2014 – This week 2 Towns Ciderhouse releases Nice & Naughty to heat up cool fall days and cold nights. Spiced with whole cinnamon, nutmeg and clove, this cider is a seamless transition to the harvest season, with flavors reminiscent of baked apple and pumpkin pie spice. Made with a touch of local honey, it’ll have you reminiscing about grandma’s pie, cooling on the kitchen table. 

At 10.5% with a balanced finish, Nice & Naughty is an adult answer to those seeking out the season’s signature flavors, without overwhelming sweetness.

This year’s release of Nice & Naughty comes earlier than years past. “We are excited to release the Nice & Naughty this year right as the fall weather moves in and nature’s colors start to change,” said Dave Takush, head cidermaker. “You may be too old to trick or treat, but you’re never too old for Nice & Naughty. “

As always, 2 Towns Ciderhouse uses fresh-pressed 100% Northwest Apples, no added sugars, and never uses artificial essences or flavorings.  Instead, the Ciderhouse allows the fruit to speak for itself. Nice & Naughty will be available in the 2 Towns Tap Room Starting October 2nd  and to distributors on October 6th in bottles, and 1/6 bbls and 1/2 bbl kegs.  This seasonal cider will be available throughout Oregon, Washington and California.

For more information on this and other new releases, visit https://www.facebook.com/2townsciderhouse or www.2townsciderhouse.com.

About 2 Towns Ciderhouse

2 Towns Ciderhouse produces craft hard apple cider in Corvallis, Oregon. Founded in 2010 by three friends living in the two towns of Eugene and Corvallis, OR, 2 Towns Ciderhouse strives to bring craft hard apple cider back to the people.  2 Towns Ciderhouse is proud to be a part of the resurgence of America’s first craft beverage of choice. In 2012 we began planting our own cider apple orchard, and since the beginning we've been committed to supporting local apple growers by insisting on using the finest fresh-pressed 100% NW apples. We never take shortcuts in the cider-making process—and never add sugar or essence flavorings—but instead let the fresh, naturally fermented ingredients speak for themselves.

Beth Larsen

Public Relations & Tap Room Manager

2 Towns Ciderhouse/Traditions Ciderworks

33930 SE Eastgate Circle

Corvallis,OR 97333

Main: 541-207-3915

Cell: 541-286-5417

beth@2townsciderhouse.com

www.2townsciderhouse.com

Tap Room Hours:

Sun, Mon, Tues & Wed from noon-6pm

Thur, Fri & Sat from noon-8pm

Rogue to the Core PRESS RELEASE

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ROGUE TO THE CORE

NEWPORT, OR, SEPTEMBER 23rd 2014 – Rogue Ales & Spirits has released two new craft ciders made from ingredients grown on Rogue Farms in Independence and Tygh Valley, Oregon.

Fruit Salad Cider: Fruit Salad Cider is inspired by Oregon’s rich fruit bounty. It’s packed with cherries and plums grown on Rogue’s own farm in Tygh Valley, Oregon, in addition to apples, pears, marionberries, peaches and apricots grown on rich Oregon soil. Fruit Salad Cider is a true taste of the terroir of Oregon.

7 Hop Cider: 7 Hop Cider is created with all seven varieties of aroma hops grown and harvested at Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon. All seven are used to dry hop Rogue’s signature blend of heirloom and Newtown Pippin apple juice, resulting in a crisp, dry cider crafted with a proprietary palate of ingredients.

“We started crafting cider because we have the story of our Rogue Farms to share,” said Rogue President Brett Joyce.

“From ground to glass, Rogue Cider uses ingredients we grow on our two Oregon farms in Independence and Tygh Valley. We don’t just grow hops and malting barley- we’re growing fruit like cherries and plums so that you can taste the difference. Cider isn’t a trend for us; it’s another chance to share our ‘Grow Your Own’ Revolution.”

Rogue Cider 22oz serigraphed bottles are currently available for purchase at all Rogue Ales Public Houses and on rogue.com. Bottles and draft will be available in select markets nationwide beginning December 2014.

Rogue Ales & Spirits is an agri-fermenter founded in Oregon in 1988, as one of America’s first microbreweries. Rogue has won more than 1,400 awards for taste, quality and packaging and is available in all 50 states and 48 countries.

Contact Brett for more information or to obtain digital photos: 2320 OSU Drive, Newport OR 97365

Ph: (503) 241-3800 / Fax: (503) 241-3780 / BRETT@ROGUE.COM

Tickets Now On Sale for First Annual Pacific Northwest Cider Awards Three-Day Cider Festival!

25+ ciders to be on tap at three-day cider festival at The Woods in Seattle

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SEATTLE (May 19, 2014) – Save the date and get your tickets now for the first annual Pacific Northwest Cider Awards & Festival (PNWCA)! Just three weeks away, cider lovers can secure their spot at the three-day cider festival beginning today through Brown Paper Tickets (http://pnwca.brownpapertickets.com/). Taking place Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 8 at The Woods tasting room in SoDo, tickets can be purchased for each day of the festival for $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Admission includes a 13-ounce PNWCA tulip glass and 8 tasting tokens, each good for a 5-ounce pour – or a 10-ounce pour for two tokens – of any of the 25+ Northwest ciders on tap. Presented by Seattle Cider Company, sponsored by Capitol Cider, Uber and the Washington Beer Blog, craft enthusiasts won’t want to miss out this first-of-its-kind festival celebrating PNWCA competition winners and the Pacific Northwest’s growing cider industry with three days of amazing cider, food trucks, music and more.

“This is our chance to celebrate the truly amazing ciders being produced in the Northwest,” Joel VandenBrink, founder of Seattle Cider Company and committee member for the PNWCA. “Unlike many of the cider competitions and festivals, PNWCA is focused solely on those cideries located in Washington, Oregon, Montana and British Columbia. With 27 cideries submitting 103 ciders for the competition, mixed with the awesome list of ciders featured on tap for the festival, it’s a true showing of the strength and growth this industry is seeing.”

Ciders scheduled to be on tap throughout the festival weekend include:

2 Towns Ciderhouse - The Bad Apple

Alpenfire Cider - Oaked
Bull Run Cider - Bramble Berry
Blue Mountain Cider - Oregonian
D's Wicked Cider - Baked Apple
Finnriver Cidery - Honey
Finnriver Cidery - Honey Meadow Botanical
Grizzly Ciderworks - Hop Claw
Liberty Ciderworks - New World
Methow Valley Ciderhouse - Honey Bear
Niegel Vintners - Formula 37
Portland Cider Co. - Hop'Rageous
Portland Cider Co. - Pearfect Perry
Red Tank Cider - Happy
Red Tank Cider - CHOPS
Schilling Cider Company - Ginger
Seattle Cider Company - Semi Sweet
Seattle Cider Company - Dry
Seattle Cider Company - Gin Botanical
Seattle Cider Company - Three Pepper
Seattle Cider Company - PNW Berry
Snowdrift Cider Co. - Nebula Red
Tieton Cider Works - TBD
Wandering Aengus Ciderworks - Blind Tiger
Wandering Aegnus Ciderworks - Wickson 
Whiskey Barrel Cider - Dam Hard Cider

 

The Woods – the tasting room for Seattle Cider Company, located at 4700 Ohio S in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood – will be open for the PNWCA Cider Festival on Friday from 3-10pm, Saturday from 1-10pm and Sunday from 1-6pm for the event. Food will be available for purchase from popular gluten-free food truck Contigo on Friday and Saturday, as well as Where Ya at Matt on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door ($35), but space for the event is limited and is expected to sell out, so those interested in attending are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance ($30). Additional tokens will be available for purchase at the event. As part of the festival, each ticket purchased will be accompanied by a voting slip. The cider with the most votes at the end of the festival will be awarded the People Choice Award, to be announced Monday, June 9. Please note this is a 21+ event.

For more information, visit www.pnwca.com or email register@pnwca.com. Be sure to follow PNWCA on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news and events, including award announcements, tap additions and more.

All media related inquires should be sent to Caitlin Braam at caitlin@caitlinbraam.com. All other PNWCA-related inquires should be sent to register@pnwca.com.

About PNWCA
Pacific Northwest Cider Awards (PNWCA) is comprised of a one-day private judging, followed by a three-day festival to be held at The Woods tasting room in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood. With more than 25 cideries participating and 25 ciders on tap, the PNWCA and its corresponding events were created with the intention of raising awareness for the amazing ciders being produced throughout Washington, Oregon, Montana and Canada. Through the PNWCA, we hope to continue to raise awareness for the unique and spectacular ciders being produced while helping to make them more accessible to the public. Cider lovers and producers are encouraged to learn more by visiting PNWCA.com, or following PNWCA on Facebook and Twitter. Purchase tickets at Brown Paper Tickets today.

Nashi Orchards Celebrates the Opening of their Winery and Perry Release

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Contact:
Cheryl Lubbert, Nashi Orchards

206-910-3939
NashiOrchards@gmail.com
 


Nashi Orchards Celebrates the Opening of their Winery and Release of their
First Asian Pear Perry

Vashon Island, WA, April 17, 2014 -- Nashi Orchards, located on beautiful Vashon
Island near Seattle, opens their winery with the release of their of Chojuro Blend Asian Pear
Perry. After years of cultivating their Asian pear orchard and fine-tuning their wine making
skills, owners Jim Gerlach and Cheryl Lubbert, decided to share their passion
for fine handcrafted Perry.

Perry, made for centuries in England and France, is similar to hard apple cider; but
perry is fermented from pears. Asian Pears, also known as nashi, are native to Japan and other Asian countries and are crisp, sweet and juicy. There are numerous cultivars of Asian pear including Chojuro, featured in the Chojuro Blend. This Asian pear variety is known for its
distinctive rum flavor and honey-orange color skin. Jim and Cheryl’s fruit is only harvested at the peak of ripeness and fermentation is carefully controlled to preserve the natural flavor and sweetness of the fruit. No additional sugars or flavorings are added to mask the delicate, nuanced flavor of the Nashi Orchards Asian Pear Perry.

"Nashi Orchards’ Chojuro Blend has a floral aroma, is lightly effervescent and exhibits
flavors of bright summer fruit and pear and has a clean, refreshing finish," said Jim Gerlach,
co-owner and Perrymaker. "We work very hard to manage our soil and the conditions of our trees to be sure to embody the essence of flavor from the land in every
blend and in every bottle."

Nashi Orchards’ Perry is unfiltered, unpasteurized and gluten-free. Consummate
foodies, Jim and Cheryl suggest the Perry be served as an aperitif or with Northwest oysters,
halibut or poultry. Available in Washington state, Nashi Orchards Perry can be purchased directly from the Orchard or on Vashon Island at Minglement, Vashon Thriftway and Express Cuisine and in Seattle at Full Throttle Bottle, Leschi Market, Beer Junction, Bottle House and Marjorie Restaurant.

Jim Gerlach, a registered landscape architect, has a passion for plants, his orchard, their dogs, sheep and, of course, wine-making. By understanding the optimal way to support the trees in producing the most flavorful fruit, he is able to produce the highest
quality and most flavorful Perry.

About Nashi Orchards
The Nashi Orchards winery is located on Vashon Island near Seattle, where it is a part of a growing community of committed producers of artisanal foods, wines and spirits. The orchard was established in the early 1980s when its original owners transplanted the most promising Asian pear varieties from a trial orchard. New owners, Jim Gerlach and Cheryl Lubbert have completed significant renovations over the last few years to increase the health and productivity of the trees. Nashi Orchards LLC was formally established in 2011 and approved as a bonded winery in the fall of 2013. Join Nashi Orchards in their passionate pursuit of delicious libations with a private orchard tour and tasting by appointment. Contact us with retail or wholesale requests at 206-463-0358 and follow us on Facebook, Nashi Orchards or on Twitter @Nashi_Orchards.
 

An Impressive 27 Cideries Sign Up to Participate in First Annual Pacific Northwest Cider Awards

Cideries from four states to participate in private judging and competition; 20+ ciders to be on tap at three-day public cider festival at The Woods tasting room

 

SEATTLE (April 23, 2014) – A little over one month away from its first annual cider competition and festival, Pacific Northwest Cider Awards (PNWCA) is pleased to announce an exciting list of participating cideries and ciders! Presented by Seattle Cider Company, sponsored by Washington Beer Blog and Capitol Cider, a total of 27 cideries from four states – including Washington, Oregon, Montana and Vancouver, B.C. – will be participating in the PNWCA’s private judging and competition, taking place June 5 at Seattle’s Capitol Cider Bar. With a total of 103 ciders broken up into 10 distinct categories, judges from throughout the Pacific Northwest will participate in a moderated tasting and judging process before awarding medals. In the three days following, June 6-8, cider lovers will have the chance to enjoy more than 25 ciders on tap at Seattle Cider Company’s tasting room, The Woods, as we celebrate competition winners and the Pacific Northwest’s growing cider industry.

“We are beyond thrilled at the response we’ve received the first year of this competition,” Joel VandenBrink, founder of Seattle Cider Company and committee member for the PNWCA. “It proves how strong the local cider industry is and what an impact it’s continuing to make. In addition to awarding medals for top ciders, we hope the three-day cider festival will help showcase how truly unique Pacific Northwest cideries and their ciders are.”

Cideries participating in the PNWCA’s first annual competition include:

 

2 Towns Ciderhouse

Alpenfire Cider

Bull Run Cider

Blue Mountain Cider

Cascadia Ciderworks

Cider Riot

D's Wicked Cider

Dragon’s Head Cider

Finnegan Cider

Finnriver Cidery

Grizzly Ciderworks

Liberty Ciderworks

Methow Valley Ciderhouse

Montana Ciderworks

Niegel Vintners

Portland Cider Company

Red Tank Cider

Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider

Schilling Cider Company

Sea Cider Ciderhouse

Seattle Cider Company

Snowdrift Cider Company

Tieton Cider Works

Tod Creek Craft Cider

Traditions Ciderworks

Wandering Aengus Ciderworks

Whiskey Barrel Cider

Of these cideries, at least 20 will be featuring a cider on tap at the PNWCA cider festival taking place at Seattle Cider Company’s tasting room, The Woods (4700 Ohio Ave S), Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 8. Open to the public, this festival will feature more than 25 ciders on tap, giving Seattle-area cider lovers the chance to enjoy specialty and limited edition ciders from producers throughout Washington, Oregon, Montana and Canada. As part of the festival, each cider or tasting flight purchased will be accompanied by a voting slip, allowing for one vote per purchase. The cider with the most votes at the end of the festival will be awarded the People Choice Award, to be announced Monday, June 9 via PNWCA.com and PNWCA social media.

The Woods will be open for the PNWCA Cider Festival on Friday from 3-10pm, Saturday from 1-10pm and Sunday from 1-6pm for the event, with food available from popular food truck Contigo on Friday and Saturday, as well as Where Ya at Matt on Saturday and Sunday. Tastings flights and pints will be available. Representatives from participating cideries will be present at various times throughout the event.

For more information, visit www.pnwca.com or email register@pnwca.com. Also, be sure to follow PNWCA on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news and events!

All media related inquires should be sent to Caitlin Braam at caitlin@caitlinbraam.com. All other PNWCA-related inquires should be sent to register@pnwca.com

About PNWCA
Pacific Northwest Cider Awards is comprised of a one-day private judging, followed by a three-day festival to be held at The Woods tasting room in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood. With more than 25 cideries participating and 25 ciders on tap, the PNWCA and its corresponding events were created with the intention of raising awareness for the amazing ciders being produced throughout Washington, Oregon, Montana and Canada. Through the PNWCA, we hope to continue to raise awareness for the unique and spectacular ciders being produced while helping to make them more accessible to the public. Cider lovers and producers are encouraged to learn more by visiting PNWCA.com, or following PNWCA on Facebook and Twitter.

Orcas Island Cider and Mead Festival Press Release

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Madie Murray - 360-376-3371 - gomadie@gmail.com

www.orcasislandciderfest.org

www.facebook.com/orcasislandciderfest

 

Fourth Annual Orcas Island Cider and Mead Festival, May 10

Northwest hard cider and mead producers including Shilling, Seattle Cider, Finnriver, Wescott Bay, Sky River, Alpenfire, Blue Mountain, Honey Moon, Reverend Nat’s, Tieton Cider Works, Honeyrun, 2 Towns, Bull Run and more will be gathering together under the tasting tent on the Eastsound Village Green on Orcas Island celebrating the fourth annual Cider and Mead Festival Saturday, May 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Anyone over the age of 21 will be able to taste a multitude of Northwest ciders and meads for an admission fee based on the desired number of tastes starting at just $5, proceeds of which benefit the Orcas Island Farm to Cafeteria Program.  Three local bands: the Dustbunnies, Crow Valley Family Band and Andonimus Sessions, will be entertaining the throng alongside the Farmers Market and festival tent all during the day.  The Farmers Market will be in full swing offering produce, flowers, foods and crafts.  

All week prior to the event, Northwest cider and mead makers will have food pairings and products featured at various Orcas Island restaurants and Island lodging facilities will be offering special rates for this event.  It’s a great weekend to spend on Orcas Island!

Cider Rite of Spring PRESS RELEASE

Swing into a Tasty Spring at Portland Cider Festival, April 26th.

Portland already has bragging rights as the nation's hotbed for craft beer, but now it is racing to claim the title as Cider City. Cideries are opening up across the state of Oregon with more than 30 expected to be online by the end of 2015. Nineteen cider makers from the throughout the Northwest will be at Portland's newest tasting event, Cider Rite of Spring, April 26 from 12 noon to 5 PM at the Tiffany Center, 1410 SW Morrison St.

Cideries from Oregon, Washington and British Columbia sampling their latest creations will be:  2 Towns, Alpenfire Cider, Blue Mountain Cider, Bull Run Cider, Carlton Cyderworks, Cider Riot, Dragon's Head, Finnriver Cider,  McMenamins, Portland Cider Company, Red Tank Cider, Reverend Nat's Hard Cider, Schilling Cider, Sea Cider, Seattle Cider Company, Snowdrift Cider Company, Tieton Cider Works, Wandering Aengus, and Whitewood Cider Company.

Tickets may be purchased in advance for $25 either at Brown Paper Tickets or Reverend Nat's Cidery and Public Tap Room, 1813 N. E. 2nd Ave. in Portland. A limited number of tickets will also be available at the door for $30.

Attendees must be 21 years old and will receive a tasting glass, and tasting tickets. Food will be available for purchase. Also, a cider store will give everyone the chance to buy hard cider for future enjoyment.  Buckwheat will provide musical entertainment. Headline sponsors are FruitSmart and Saxco International. Proceeds benefit the Northwest Cider Association. To learn more visit http://www.nwcider.com.

Grizzly Ciderworks Press Release

 

GRIZZLY CIDERWORKS MAKES DEBUT IN WOODINVILLE

Company releases Dry-Hopped Ciders (DHC’s) to convert beer drinkers, talks about its ‘path to craft’.

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Today, Grizzly Ciderworks is proud to announce the release of its first selection of craft hard ciders brewed and kegged from the company’s headquarters in Woodinville, Washington. Since its inception, Grizzly has set its sights on bridging the gap between beer and cider.

With an abundance of sweet ciders on the market, Grizzly set out to expand cider’s reach by introducing beer drinkers to the world of dry cider. Grizzly wants to be known for its specialty Dry-Hopped Ciders (DHC’s), which contain apples from Washington State along with hops and other ingredients sourced from the Northwest. The resulting beverages are aimed at beer drinkers who are looking for a new twist on old tastes, cider drinkers who are looking for a full-bodied step-up in the market, along with drinkers who are sensitive to gluten.

Grizzly Ciderworks is committed to craft. Their ingredients are sourced locally; their cider is made and kegged locally; and their consumers are also your neighbors, from Everett to Enumclaw. Grizzly’s three founders, including the company’s cidermaker, Corey Haugen, all hail from the Pacific Northwest. “We’re really proud to be a part of the craft cider movement,” said Haugen. “With so many great ciders on the market today, we’re hoping to gain traction with cider and beer drinkers who want to try something a bit different. People who’ve never tried cider don’t quite know what to expect. We go ahead and tell them to set their preconceived notions aside. So far, our feedback’s been overwhelming and folks are really excited for Grizzly to hit the taps. We think we’ll make a lot of conversions to the brand.”

Endowed with the nation’s largest supply of apples and hops, Washington State is an epicenter of the nation’s growing cider movement. “The world is rediscovering cider, and the Pacific Northwest has established itself as one of America’s leading cider regions. The explosion in the number of cider drinkers and the places where it can be enjoyed are a sure sign cider culture has found a home. We are excited to welcome Grizzly Ciderworks as the newest member of our Northwest cidermaking family,” said David White, President of the Northwest Cider Association and co-owner of Whitewood Cider Company of Olympia, Washington.

Grizzly’s path to craft took an interesting turn earlier this year when it crossed paths with Vessel Wines, a Northwest producer of kegged wines which shares the same commitment to local sourcing and production. A unique partnership was born, with the two sharing resources to target new markets. Thanks to Vessel’s state-of-the-art kegging equipment, Grizzly will be on tap in bars and restaurants across the Seattle metro area starting in late October. They have plans to hit retail markets early next year.

Grizzly and Vessel’s shared facilities are located in Woodinville. They include a tank room and mezzanine taproom, both of which are frequently filled with interesting people, music, and other live events. Grizzly is poured nightly in the taproom from Thursday through Saturday.

The company is set to release four varieties in its Founders’ Series before year-end: The Ridge, its original dry and crisp cider; The Bruin, a Dark and Dry hopped cider; Hopclaw, a triple-hopped cider beaming with citrus and aroma hops; and RazzBear, a dry-hopped cider based on a Northwest raspberry purée. The Ridge and Bruin will be available starting in October; Hopclaw and RazzBear will follow in November and December.

For more information about this release, please contact Andy Petek at  andy@grizzlycider.com or 425-289-5760. You can also check out Grizzly’s website for the latest news and events at www.grizzlycider.com.

"A Guide to Washington Cider" in Seattle Met

"It was a staple during our country’s earliest days, but in Washington the cider industry is newer than the iPhone. And (hyperbole alert) nearly as popular."

Allecia Vermillion has published an article on Washington cider in Seattle Met! Titled "A Guide to Washington Cider", the author dives in to the world of cider and its expanding popularity- in its glorious past and present. She features WA cidermaker profiles and splendid descriptions of their craft ciders.

Please read the full article in the online edition.

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