PRESS RELEASE: Seattle Cider Co. Releases 2016 Harvest Series Sat, May 6th


Seattle Cider Company Releases 2016 Harvest Series, Highlighting Five Distinct Washington Ciders

Join Seattle Cider Company on Saturday, May 6 for the release of five limited edition harvest ciders, available in new 500ml bottles and on tap!

SEATTLE (March 5, 2017) – Seattle Cider Company is excited to announce the upcoming release of its popular Harvest Series, handcrafted at the cidery each fall and featuring the distinct flavors of Washington-grown fruit. Marking the fourth year for the award-winning series, the Washington Heirloom, Gravenstein Rosé, Perry and City Fruit make their return with a new addition: Winesap Rosé. Scheduled for release this Saturday, May 6 at The Woods tasting room, all five ciders will be available in their new 500ml bottles, as well as on tap with flights, full pours and more!

“Every year this series offers something new and that’s part of the reason we love it,” said Scott Katsma, head cidermaker at Seattle Cider Company. “Between our continued partnership with City Fruit to our growing relationships with Washington orchardists, it highlights everything we love about the Northwest cider industry.”

Pressed during harvest in the fall of 2016, all five ciders have been aged for six months before being bottled this spring. Each featuring its own unique and vibrant flavor profile, bottles are available in limited quantities through the tasting room and select local bottle shops:

Washington Heirloom 2016 (6.5% ABV, 1.25 Brix) – The 2016 Heirloom harvest brought us slightly tannic Cortlands, tart Newtown Pippins and fragrant Winesaps, creating this elegant, modern cider. The flagship of our Harvest Series, this year’s offering is tropical and bursting with notes of citrus.

Gravenstein Rosé 2016 (6.9% ABV, 0.75 Brix) – Early season Gravenstein apples are aged in Mourvédre red wine barrels to create one of our favorite ciders of the harvest. A bouquet of fruity, berry-like aromas shines through in this floral, citrus forward cider.

Winesap Rosé 2016 (6.0% ABV, 1 Brix) – One of Washington’s oldest fruits is showcased in this single-varietal beauty. Aged in Syrah red wine barrels, these small Naches Valley apples are both aromatic and tart, offering a beautiful full-bodied cider with flavors of grapefruit, lemongrass and cedar.

Perry 2016 (5.8% ABV, 2 Brix) – Early and late season pears are cold-fermented, then aged through the winter to foster the delicate floral, fruity character of this cider. Both soft and complex, an earthy aroma and woody funk give way to citrus and a mellow pear sweetness.

City Fruit 2016 (6.3% ABV, 0.5 Brix) – This delicious cider is made in collaboration with City Fruit, a local non-profit dedicated to feeding thousands of local Seattle families. This tart, herbaceous cider features more than 40 varieties of local apples collected from Seattle area trees by City Fruit. Proceeds go directly to City Fruit to support their annual harvest!

Taking place from 1-7pm on Saturday, May 6 at The Woods tasting room (4660 Ohio Ave S), cider enthusiasts can enjoy tasters, pints and more while picking up their Harvest Series bottles for the official release of the Harvest Series. Enjoy 10-ounce pours of Heirloom, Gravenstein Rosé, Perry, City Fruit and Winesap Rosé for $8, or taste all five with our Harvest Series Cider Flight, including five 3-oz taster pours for $14. Additional specialty cider and beer from Two Beers Brewing will also be on tap throughout the day.

The launch of Seattle Cider Company’s Harvest Series will also act as a kickoff event for City Fruit’s Save Seattle’s Apples! campaign. Volunteers from City Fruit – a local non-profit dedicated to feeding thousands of local families through stewarding, harvesting, and donating fruit from Seattle’s urban canopy – will be on site to talk about their new fruit tree netting program for private residents, as well as give expert tips on how to protect and harvest fruit growing in your yard. Cider enthusiasts will also be able to try their luck at a real old school apple press!

For more information about Seattle Cider Company, visit, or follow Seattle Cider Company on FacebookTwitter and Instagram (@seattleciderco).


About Seattle Cider Company

Not your standard cider. Seattle Cider Company is city’s first cidery since Prohibition, bringing true craft cider back to Seattle and across the country. Bridging the gap between wine and beer with flavorful, uniquely dry cider, Seattle Cider Company’s year round and seasonal offerings break the mold of overly sweet cider, bringing the natural flavors of Washington apples to the forefront. Naturally gluten free and made from a custom blend of fresh pressed, locally grown apples, Seattle Cider Company’s products are handcrafted with all natural ingredients and never from concentrate. Seattle Cider products are currently available throughout Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Illinois, Austin, Wisconsin, California, Minnesota, Nevada, Missouri and Colorado. Visit our tasting room, The Woods, open weekly Tuesday – Sunday at 4700 Ohio Ave. S. in Seattle. For more information, visit, or follow Seattle Cider Company on FacebookTwitter and Instagram


PRESS RELEASE: La Familia Cider Officially Launches Cinco de Mayo!


La Familia Cider Officially Launches Cinco de Mayo!

New cider company based in Salem, Oregon, crafting cider blended in the
spirit of Traditional Mexican Aguas Frescas.

May 2, 2017 (Salem, OR) – La Familia Cider, Oregon’s newest cider company and first Latino owned, will officially join the local craft beverage community over the Cinco de Mayo weekend. La Familia will be debuting with three ciders at an official “Launch & Cinco de Mayo Party” at Portland Cider House in SE Portland, along with several other events throughout the weekend. For a full list of events, visit

The “3 amigos” are Tamarindo (Tamarind) at 6.9% ABV, Jamaica (Hibiscus) at 6.9% ABV & Manzana (Apple) at 4.5% ABV.  Inspired by the traditional Mexican Aquas Frescas of their childhood, husband and wife Jose & Shani Gonzalez based their ciders on the recipes of Jose’s mother, a first generation Mexican immigrant to the US.

“We thank God for the opportunity to share, with our whole community, the flavors my family and I grew up with.  They are based on my mother’s recipes, but are a combination of the US craft beverage movement and Mexican heritage,” says Jose Gonzalez, La Familia Co-Founder. “Our cider contains no artificial flavors and uses only 100% Northwest apple juice from the Yakima Valley.”

La Familia Cider has been available for just a few short weeks, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. You can find La Familia ciders at many Salem retailers, including several Mexican restaurants. Soon you will see their bottles at seven Safeways throughout the state. Their mission is to tie together the craft beverage movement with Mexican cuisine and are thrilled by the excitement so far. “We are excited to offer La Familia.  It’s the first craft drink we have carried, they are selling great and customers are asking for it!” said Carlos Pineda, owner of the Keizer based El Patron Mexican Restaurant.

In tribute to their family ties and community, La Familia will donate a portion of their profits to help local families with their immigration fees.  “We are going to do everything we can to help keep families together,” says Jose Gonzalez. “It’s incredibly important to our mission and heritage for us to support in any way we can.”

Maletis Beverage, based in Portland, Oregon, will be distributing all three cider varieties on behalf of La Familia Cider. Tamarindo (Tamarind), Jamaica (Hibiscus) & Manzana (Apple) are all available in 500ml bottles and draft kegs.

About La Familia Cider:

La Familia Cider started in March 2017 by a husband and wife team who wanted to bring their Mexican heritage to the Oregon craft beverage movement. Jose & Shani Gonzalez, second generation Mexican immigrants, took the traditional Mexican Aguas Frescas recipes of their families to craft cider in the Northwest. For more information, visit


Media contact:
JJ Gonzalez
Marketing Director “Mijo”
La Familia Beverage Group
Office: 503-770-0113

PRESS RELEASE: Liberty Ciderworks

Liberty Ciderworks adds ‘destination’ features, celebrates 3rd anniversary

SPOKANE, April 19, 2017 – Downtown business Liberty Ciderworks is marking its third anniversary with new features, helping create a ‘destination’ spot for fans of hard cider. Beginning this month, Liberty’s taproom and production facility will add award-winning ciders from Europe and North America to their offerings, including more than thirty bottled ciders and three guest ciders on draft. 

According to co-owner Austin Dickey, Liberty has always included “cider evangelism” as part of its mission. “We’re proud of our ciders, but we also want to grow appreciation for the flavors and unique characteristics of cidermaking traditions from around the world,” Dickey said. “It just seemed like a natural fit for us to source and stock rare, award-winning ciders for our customers here in Spokane.” 

Most of the ciders tapped or stocked at Liberty are not currently available anywhere else in Spokane, or, according to Dickey, anywhere else in the state outside of the Seattle metro area. In addition to ciders, Liberty will include a guest beer in its draft offerings to better address the range of expectations in the groups that stop in.

To celebrate the new offerings, as well as its third anniversary in business, Liberty is hosting its third-annual “Cider Splash” event on Saturday, April 22, featuring extended hours (1:00 pm to 9:00 pm), discounts and giveaways, plus an appearance by Couple of Chefs food truck.

About Liberty Ciderworks
Founded by two guys who met working for the same architectural office in 1999, Liberty Ciderworks opened in downtown Spokane in 2014. Liberty currently distributes cider in bottles and kegs in Washington and Oregon, and also offers online sales to thirty-seven states. 

Press Contact:
Name:  Rick Hastings
Mobile: 509-499-9191

Tieton Cider Works Releases Spring Seasonal “Lavender Honey Cider”

Media Contact:
Marcus Robert                       
Tieton Cider Works


Tieton Cider Works Releases Spring Seasonal “Lavender Honey Cider”

Pioneering Cider Company Pays Homage to the Spring with Seasonal Offering

Yakima, WA:  Today, Tieton Cider Works, a farm-based craft cider company, announced they have released their spring-seasonal called Lavender Honey Cider.  This is a first in a series of selections that will be part of Tieton Cider Works’ seasonal draft offerings.  Lavender Honey is made with locally sourced honey and whole lavender buds.

On the release of Lavender Honey, Tieton’s Cider Maker Marcus Robert said “This cider really reminds me of Spring.  Everything is starting to come into bloom and the bees are starting to work.  The lavender in this cider is slight but it’s there and the honey gives it a great mouthfeel and balance.  Even though this is the first cider of our seasonal program this year, it could be hard to beat.”

Lavender Honey and the Seasonal Draft Program have been developed in response to Tieton Cider Work’s customer requests.  Not to disappoint, Tieton Cider Works will be releasing these ciders in limited quantity and draft only.  You will be able to find them in select locations in Washington, Oregon, California, and Nevada.

About Tieton Cider WorksTieton Cider Works is a farm-based craft cider company in Yakima, WA.  Founded in 2008, Tieton Cider Works has focused on producing authentic, handmade ciders sourced from local ingredients.  You can look for or request Tieton Cider Works at your local grocery or pub.


PRESS RELEASE: BC Cider Week Returns from April 28th to May 7th

Media Contact:
Emily Ritchie


Third Annual BC Cider Week taking place this Spring – April 28-May 7th

British Columbia Cider Week returns this year – now in the Spring! Many tastings and events planned throughout BC from April 28th to May 7th.

Vancouver Island, British Columbia – April 3rd, 2017 – The Northwest Cider Association’s (NWCA) third annual BC Cider Week is only 25 days away– happening from April 28th to May 7th. This ten-day craft cider celebration will see many cider events, tastings and festivities anticipated throughout British Columbia.

The official BC Cider Week celebrates the art of craft cider and the upcoming summer season with events spanning the entire province. Tasting events from Kelowna to Vancouver Island include 3 festivals, tap take overs, cider pairing meals, and much more throughout the 10 day event.

Events are posted on the NWCA website and facebook page and more events are registered weekly. Four festivals will highlight local cider:
April 28th : Bacon and Cider Festival in Kelowna.
April 29th : Orchard and the Sea launches it’s first festival called British Columbia Cider Festival at Heritage Hall in Vancouver.
April 30th: SeaCider is bringing back their popular Cider Social on Vancouver Island.
May 6th: Okanagan Craft Cider Festival at BC Tree Fruits in Kelowna

“The BC Cider industry is experiencing a lot of excitement and growth and our Third Annual BC Cider Week celebrates this,” said Emily Ritchie, executive director of the Northwest Cider Association. “We are excited to be moving this festival to the spring – kicking off the summer season with many great events throughout BC.”

Watch for more events posted on Facebook: When applicable, tickets and reservations are strongly encouraged, such as for the BC Cider Week Kick-off and Send-off events. Thank you to our sponsors Commercial Logistics, the transport division of Container World and to SIP Northwest.

About Northwest Cider Association:
Founded in 2010, the Northwest Cider Association (NWCA) brings cideries and cider lovers together to learn, experience and enjoy the Pacific Northwest cider culture. Representing more than 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 Weeks in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. For more information about the Northwest Cider Association, visit, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@nwcider).

Cider Riot! launches new cider in cans

Contact: Abram Goldman-Armstrong | 503-662-8275



Cider Riot! Launches Everyday Semi-Dry Cider in Cans

Hosts Release Party at Mississippi Studios


PORTLAND, Ore. – March 24, 2017 – Portland’s Cider Riot! is proud to present the sessionable apple cider for all day: Everyday Semi-Dry Cider. The first canned offering from Cider Riot! will be available in six packs of 12-ounce cans starting in April.

Apples grown in lush orchards in the shadows of the great Northwest’s Cascade Range are pressed and fermented to create Everyday. The cider’s mild sweetness is balanced by a bright crispness evocative of the first crunchy bite of an apple fresh from the tree.

This New World cider boasts aromas of sliced peach, light tropical fruit, and harvest-ripe apples. The fresh apple flavor – with crisp, refreshing acids and a mild sweetness – is ideal for any time of day. Everyday is gluten free, sulfite free, vegan, unpasteurized, and low in carbohydrates.

With the launch of Everyday, Cider Riot! opens a new chapter, making its ciders more widely available. To celebrate, Cider Riot! is hosting a can release/dance party at Mississippi Studios with Natasha Kmeto and Troubled Youth on April 12 at 8pm. Tickets are $5 and available at


About Cider Riot!

Abram Goldman-Armstrong founded Cider Riot! in his North Tabor neighborhood garage in 2003. Since then, Cider Riot! has won acclaim from cider judges and everyday drinkers alike. In August of 2016, Cider Riot! moved into its new 7,300-square-foot production facility at 807 NE Couch St. Dedicated to producing dry, refreshing ciders, Cider Riot! also boasts a tasting room that’s open Wednesday through Monday from 4pm to 11pm, offering pinball, darts, and the No Q No taco food cart on the spacious outdoor patio. For more information, visit or call 503-662-8275.