2013 Washington Cider Week!
September 5th - 15th. Check out the event line up!
Cidermakers Announce the Third Annual Washington Cider Week. Celebrate the state’s most exciting beverage with more than 75 activities, September 5-15
SEATTLE, WA—The Northwest Cider Association (NWCA) has announced the third annual Washington Cider Week, a 10-day celebration of craft cider. The week kicks off on September 5-6 with the Northwest Cider Summit at South Lake Union in Seattle. The summit is followed by a week long of tasting events. Washington is one of six states in the U.S. celebrating a Cider Week this year, joining California, Michigan, New York, Oregon and Virginia. Fourteen cideries from Washington are participating in this year’s events.
Cidermakers in Washington have a lot to celebrate. Several of regional cideries have won national and international awards for their traditional dry ciders and perrys, while new blends featuring black currants, hops, lavender and quince are giving cider fans plenty of unusual flavors to enjoy. Nationally, cider continues to be the fastest-growing segment of the beverage market. Hard cider, crafted from apples with the same careful attention that wine is developed from grapes, is naturally gluten-free, and makes use of fruit varieties that date back hundreds of years.
Over 90 separate activities and special menu items are planned throughout Washington state. Reservations are strongly encouraged for some events, such as the Northwest Cider Summit and cidermaker dinners.