Connecting hard cider fans with the local cider they love.

Upcoming Events

Sat, Jul 13, 2024, 11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

Orcas Island Cider and Mead Festival

Orcas Island Cider and Mead festival happening July 13th

Sat, Jul 13, 2024, 12:00 PM — 6:00 PM

Summer Sips @Uptown

Celebrate summer, live music & local makers at the 1-stop taste event of the season. Craft beer, cider, wine, spirits & more from the 253! In partnership with Uptown Gig Harbor and Locust Cider Greater Gig Harbor Foundation is pleased to present Summer Sips @Uptown on Saturday, July 13, from 12pm – 6pm. The hyper-local event will present 16 local makers and more... Read more »

Mon, Aug 19, 2024 — Fri, Aug 23, 2024

Craft Cider Making: Fundamentals of Hard Cider Production

Taught by OSU Fermentation Science experts, this course will introduce you to all that is needed to successful produce your apple or pear ciders. You will learn about the fundamentals of cider making, including information on apple/pear varieties, apple/pear processing, cider chemistry, cider fermentation, sensory analysis, pasteurization, carbonation and more. Spend five days learning the... Read more »


Formed in 2010, the Northwest Cider Association brings cideries and cider lovers together to share knowledge, experience and live the Northwest cider culture.

We are a trade organization formed by cider producers throughout the Pacific Northwest to promote awareness of regional artisanal ciders. You’ll find member cideries and orchards in Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho and Canada. Memberships and sponsorships are also available to individual cider fans, as well as retail shops, restaurants, beverage distributors, supporting industries, apple growers, and aspiring makers of cider and perry.

Join your colleagues and be part of the cider revolution today! Join the NW Cider Association here.

About NW Cider

About NW Cider

People: A Passionate Community

We are a passionate community of cidermakers dedicated to quality cider tradition and to pushing boundaries of what cider can be. We bring qualities of our region – boldness, innovation, integrity, and a spirit of collaboration – to every glass we make. Meet our makers!

Place: The world’s best, and most diverse, apple growing region.

The dynamic and dramatic landscape of the Pacific Northwest is also the world’s best apple growing region. Awe inspiring abundance is our home. Our ciders epitomize the diverse landscape, quality ingredients, fertile soils, and clean water of the place we call home.

Passion: We Pursue Cider Excellence

Inspired by our surroundings, local ingredients, and cider craft, we are passionate about transforming the bounty of the Pacific Northwest into the best expression of what a cider can be. We are driven to make the best, most authentic, most creative, and most genuine ciders.

“The vibrancy of our local cider scene would not be as it is if not for the tremendous efforts of the association.” Dave Watkins, Fruitsmart Inc.

Join the Northwest’s Cider Revolution here!