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.


PRESS RELEASE: NWCA’s Emily Ritchie Speaks with LaTerre de Chez Nous

Media Contact:
Martin Menard

Source article from LaTerre de Chez Nous can be found by clicking HERE.

<< Vive le Quebec cidre! >>

March 17, 2017 Boucherville – Cider is increasingly “trendy” among consumers. The cider-farmers rejoice, increase their production and buy orchards.

Quebec is even heading towards a record production of cider reaching 5.2 million liters in 2020, according to Martin Cloutier, a professor of management and technology at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). By comparison, Quebec produced 3.2 million liters in 2015, and nearly 2 million liters in 2010.

At the SAQ, sales of ready-to-drink ciders jumped 56% from 2015 to 2016. “A higher than average growth in products sold to the SAQ,” says Stéphane Denis, Products Origin Québec to the Crown Corporation. The organization is even considering creating kiosks specifically reserved for cider in some of its stores.

The cider producer Michel Jodoin is particularly fired by the popularity of cider among the young people of the millennium generation. “You see the enthusiasm among the 30 years and under. They discover the cider and consume it in the bars, raises the president of the Cidriculteurs artisans du Québec. Cider is in . He maintains that this enthusiasm goes far beyond the borders of the Beautiful Province. Cider is popular all over North America. In Oregon, for example, the popularity of cider is such that producers diversify their product line with hops and others aged in whiskey barrels,” says Emily Ritchie, director of the Northwest Cider Association.

Bushels of apples!

In Quebec, apple volume for artisanal cider production has increased 88% over the past 10 years, from 91,178 bulls in 2006-2007 to 171,106 bulls for the 2014-2015 production year. These figures exclude the thousands of apple minots used by the eight industrial cider processors located in Quebec. UQAM professor Martin Cloutier believes that cider production could put pressure on apple stocks, as seen in the United Kingdom and some US states. “There is a shortage of apples for making cider. In Quebec, it could become an issue and it’s time to think about it,” says the professor.

Michel Jodoin does not share this concern. He pointed out that cereal farmers have been preparing for this rising demand for three years. “We are several producers to have purchased orchards lately, and others are renewing old orchards. Since Quebec is a country of apples, there will be no shortage. But the supply of apples will nevertheless be a challenge that could have an impact on prices,” he explains.

Cider comes back from afar …

Falling into disgrace in the late 1970s because of quality problems, cider gradually returned from the late 1980s. Robert Demoy of Cidrerie du Minot was one of the first artisans of this renaissance. “When we founded the [Quebec Craftsmen’s Association] association, the cider context was very difficult,” he recalls. We had no market, it was dead.”

By making quality products, the cider-makers have managed to gradually revive the interest of consumers. “Internationally, there is not a year when we are not mad at the range of tastes of Quebec ciders. It is a beautiful wealth that we leave to our next generation. And as a friend cidriculteur said: “Long live Quebec cider!”, says Michel Jodoin.



Seattle Cider Company to Launch in Nashville March 6


Seattle Cider Company to Launch in Nashville March 6

Offering dry craft cider made from 100 percent fresh pressed Washington apples, Seattle Cider Company partners with Lipman Brothers for Tennessee launch


SEATTLE (March 3, 2017) – Seattle Cider Company and Lipman Brothers are excited to announce a new partnership, and the fast approaching launch of Seattle Cider’s unique selection of dry craft ciders in Tennessee! Becoming the thirteenth state to carry Seattle Cider Company since their August 2013 opening, Nashville will enjoy the growing cidery’s entire year round, limited and seasonal lineup statewide beginning March 6, with expansion to the remainder of the state scheduled for the coming months.

“As our first new state of 2017, we’re thrilled to be launching in Tennessee and can’t wait to experience all the amazing energy Nashville has to offer,” said Joel VandenBrink, founder and CEO of Seattle Cider Company. “We can’t wait to introduce our ciders to the market and help continue to drive the craft cider movement across the country.”

“‘We are extremely excited to partner with Seattle Cider Company. They bring a new level of artisanship and originality to our portfolio in the Tennessee market,” Ian Wolczyk, Craft & Import Manager of Lipman Brothers, said.

Known for its handcrafted collection of dry, flavorful ciders – successfully bridging the gap between beer and wine – Seattle Cider Company offerings are made from 100 percent fresh-pressed Washington apples, gluten free and never from concentrate. Scheduled to be available in 16-ounce cans, 22-ounce bottles and on draft throughout the Nashville area, initial Seattle Cider Co. offerings will include:

Dry: Dry and pleasantly acidic, flavors of nectarine and under ripe peach hit the palate with no residual sweetness. One of the driest ciders on the market. 0 brix, 6.5% ABV, 16-ounce can, draft.

Semi-Sweet: A light, crisp cider with just a touch of sweetness, this cider is honey in color with notes of orange, lemon and apple. A refreshing cider, it reveals hints of apricot on the palate. 2.6 brix, 6.5% ABV, 16-ounce can, draft.

Basil Mint: A seasonal cider fermented with fresh basil and mint, this off-dry cider starts savory and floral, complemented perfectly by a tart, clean finish. Available March – May. 1.8 brix, 6.9% ABV, 16-ounce can, draft.

Three Pepper: A small-batch, limited-edition cider, the Three Pepper features an aroma of fresh, green jalapeños. Paired with a unique flavor profile, it combines the taste of poblano, habanero and jalapeño peppers, giving this cider a kick followed by a subtly sweet finish. 2.6 brix, 6.9% ABV, 22-ounce bottle, draft.

Gin Botanical: Fermented with spent gin botanicals from Batch 206 Distillery, our Gin Botanical is a semi-dry cider showcasing lemon, orange rind, juniper, cucumber and verbena. Like the spirit that inspired it, this cider is complex, clean, aromatic and refreshing. 1.8 brix, 6.9% ABV, 22-ounce bottle, draft.

To celebrate its Nashville launch, the Seattle Cider Company team will be hosting tastings and events throughout the area the week of March 6. Keep on eye on Seattle Cider Company social media pages for details on where to find the team and their cider! 

Additional ciders will become available in market as they are released throughout the year. Seattle Cider Co. products can currently be found in stores and on tap throughout Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Illinois, Austin, Wisconsin, California, Minnesota, Nevada, Missouri, Colorado and soon, Tennessee, with growing list of locations available at For more information about Seattle Cider, Nashville launch events and more, follow Seattle Cider Company on FacebookTwitter and Instagram (@seattleciderco).

Media interviews, samples and photos available upon request. Please contact Caitlin Braam at

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


About Lipman Brothers Distributing

With an extensive wholesale portfolio of wine, spirits, beer, bottled water, mixers, crystal and cigars; Lipman Brothers has proven leadership in the marketplace for more than 75 years. Lipman Brothers’ corporate headquarters is located in Nashville with additional facilities in East Tennessee. The company services all trade channels including retail, grocery, convenience and bars/restaurants. As a family-owned and operated enterprise, Lipman Brothers serves as an educational resource for both trade and consumer markets. Lipman is committed to adding value to its customers, setting high standards of respect for its employees, exemplary professional representation of its suppliers, and support for communities throughout the state.