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


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 ( 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 or email 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 All other PNWCA-related inquires should be sent to

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, or following PNWCA on Facebook and Twitter. Purchase tickets at Brown Paper Tickets today.

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