PRESS RELEASE: Summer Cider Day 2016

Port Townsend, Wash. – (July 5, 2016) – The Northwest Cider Association (NWCA) announces details for its sixth annual Summer Cider Day taking place Saturday, August 6 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend.  With more than 60 ciders to try, music, and gourmet gluten-free fare from Sirens Pub, this family friendly event showcases some of the top cideries from Washington and Oregon.

“Cider keeps growing in popularity as the inventiveness and creativity of our local cideries gets better and better,” said Emily Ritchie, executive director of the Northwest Cider Association. “This is one of the largest cider tasting events in Washington State and has helped establish the Northwest as a nationally recognized cider region.”               

Summer Cider Day’s participating cideries include: Alpenfire Cider, Eaglemount Cider and Finnriver Farm and Cidery (Port Townsend); Nashi Orchards (Vashon Island); Liberty Ciderworks (Spokane); Seattle Cider and Schilling Cider (Seattle); Snowdrift Cider and Pear UP (East Wenatchee); Spire Mountain Cider and Whitewood Cider (Olympia); Tieton Ciderworks (Tieton) and Locust Cider (Woodinville) from Washington. Wandering Aengus (Salem), 2 Towns Ciderhouse (Corvallis), Bull Run Cider, and, New West, Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider (Portland) will showcase Oregon’s finest.

Summer Cider Day tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door and include admission for one, 8 tasting tickets, and a keepsake Northwest Cider Association glass. Additional taste tickets, fare from Sirens Pub, and bottles of most of the featured ciders will be available for purchase. The Northwest Maritime Center is located at 431 Water Street in Port Townsend. Event tickets and event details are available at

Port Townsend is accessible by ferry from Seattle or Victoria and by car via Highway 101 from Olympia and Portland. For directions, ferry schedules, lodging and visitor information visit Summer Cider Day is sponsored by FruitSmart, Seattle Cider Co, Capitol Cider, G & D Chillers, and Cider Summit Seattle.

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 and British Columbia. For more information about the Northwest Cider Association, visit, or follow the growing organization on Facebook and Twitter (@nwcider).


Media Contact:
Emily Ritchie
NWCA Executive Director

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