Northwest Cider Association
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tickets Now Available for Second Annual Pacific Northwest Cider Awards & Festival!
38 cideries from five Northwest territories to participate in private competition; 25+ ciders on tap at public cider festival at The Woods tasting room on June 6
SEATTLE (May 19, 2015) – Just one month away from its second annual cider competition and festival, Pacific Northwest Cider Awards (PNWCA) is pleased to announce an exciting list of participating cideries and ciders for 2015! Hosted by the Northwest Cider Association, sponsored by Seattle Cider Company, Capitol Cider and FruitSmart, a total of 38 cideries from three Northwest territories – including Washington, Oregon and British Columbia – will be participating in the PNWCA’s private judging and competition, taking place Friday, June 5 at Capitol Cider. With a total of 145 ciders broken up into 14 distinct categories, judges from throughout the Pacific Northwest will participate in a moderated tasting and judging process before awarding medals. On the day following, Saturday, June 6, cider lovers will have the chance to enjoy more than 25 ciders of the region’s best ciders on tap for the PNWCA Cider Festival (tickets available online), hosted at Seattle Cider Company’s tasting room, The Woods, celebrating the competition winners and the Pacific Northwest’s growing cider industry.
“It’s amazing to see the increased turnout for the second year of the awards,” said Sherrye Wyatt, executive director of the Northwest Cider Association and committee member for the PNWCA. “Through the PNWCA competition and festival, we are able to showcase and give recognition to the growing number of cideries in the region, and are thrilled to see it grow. With the addition of four new categories and a total of 145 ciders, it should make for a great competition!”
Cideries participating in the PNWCA’s second annual competition include:
2 Towns Ciderhouse
BC Tree Fruits Cider Company
Blue Mountain Cider Company
Bull Run Cider
Cascadia Ciderworkers United
Central City Brewers & Distillers
Cockrell Hard Cider
D’s Wicked Cider
Dragon’s Head Cider
Left Field Cider Co
Methow Valley Ciderhouse
Red Tank Cider
Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider
Rogue Ales & Spirits
Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse
Seattle Cider Company
Spire Mountain Ciders
Square Mile Cider Co.
Summerland Heritage Cider Company
Tieton Cider Works
Tod Creek Craft Cider Inc.
Twisted Hills Craft Cider
Wandering Aengus Ciderworks
Of these cideries, at least 25 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), on Saturday, June 6 from 1-10pm. 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 and British Columbia. Tickets – available for $20 in advance or $25 at the door, offering 8 tasting tokens, each good for a 5-ounce pour – are now available for purchase online at Brown Paper Tickets. Additional tokens will be available and local food trucks will be on site offering up food for purchase.
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.
Pacific Northwest Cider Awards is comprised of a private judging, followed by a one-day cider 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, Idaho and British Columbia. 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.
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 60 commercial cidermakers from throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia. 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).