PRESS RELEASE: Oregon Cider Week in Japan and Oregon


Event activities are designed to showcase and celebrate craft cider

PORTLAND – (June 6, 2016) – The Northwest Cider Association announces the first Oregon Cider Week to be celebrated in Japan and Oregon at the same time. During the week of June 18-25, 2016, cider makers, chefs, and shops selling craft cider across Japan and Oregon will feature this refreshing craft beverage.

In Japan, more than 60 restaurants, pubs, and retailers from Sapporo to Okinawa will participate in Oregon Cider Week, too. Oregon craft ciders currently available in Japan will be highlighted along with special brands shipped from Oregon specifically for this celebration.

In Oregon, events will extend over 10 days. In its fifth year, Oregon Cider Week includes many fun and educational activities including product showcases, happy hours, special menus at popular restaurants, a cider bike tour, a history and science talk and the Cider Summit in Portland with over 150 ciders available for tasting.

For more details on Oregon Cider Week in Oregon please CLICK HERE

For more information about Oregon Cider Week in Japan, CLICK HERE

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 close to 80 commercial cidermakers from throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia, the group is dedicated to supporting, promoting and growing this thriving industry. NWCA hosts cider-themed events including Cider Rite of Spring, Summer Cider Day, and Cider Weeks in Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and now Japan. For more information about the Northwest Cider Association, visit or follow on Facebook and Twitter.


Media Contact:
Emily Ritchie
Executive Director


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