27 Cideries Are Signed Up For The Pacific Northwest Cider Awards


Last month, I told you about the Pacific Northwest Cider Awards (PNWCA) coming this June.  At that time, more than 20 cideries were set to participate, with nearly 25 ciders set to be on tap for the festival.  Since then a few more cideries have signed up, bringing the total number of cideries competing at this year’s awards up to 27.

Of the 27 cideries participating in the competition, 20 of them will be submitting a special or limited edition cider for the three-day PNWCA public cider festival, which is set to take place June 6th to 8th at Seattle Cider Company‘s tasting room, The Woods, in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood. Cider lovers will be able to enjoy 20+ unique ciders on tap, available in pints and tasters, plus delicious grub from local food trucks Contigo and Where Ya At Matt.

Here is the full press release from the Pacific Northwest Cider Awards:

SEATTLE (April 23, 2014) – A little over one month away from its first annual cider competition and festival, Pacific Northwest Cider Awards (PNWCA) is pleased to announce an exciting list of participating cideries and ciders! Presented by Seattle Cider Company, sponsored by Washington Beer Blog and Capitol Cider, a total of 27 cideries from four states – including Washington, Oregon, Montana and Vancouver, B.C. – will be participating in the PNWCA’s private judging and competition, taking place June 5 at Seattle’s Capitol Cider Bar. With a total of 103 ciders broken up into 10 distinct categories, judges from throughout the Pacific Northwest will participate in a moderated tasting and judging process before awarding medals. In the three days following, June 6-8, cider lovers will have the chance to enjoy more than 25 ciders on tap at Seattle Cider Company’s tasting room, The Woods, as we celebrate competition winners and the Pacific Northwest’s growing cider industry.

“We are beyond thrilled at the response we’ve received the first year of this competition,” Joel VandenBrink, founder of Seattle Cider Company and committee member for the PNWCA. “It proves how strong the local cider industry is and what an impact it’s continuing to make. In addition to awarding medals for top ciders, we hope the three-day cider festival will help showcase how truly unique Pacific Northwest cideries and their ciders are.”

Cideries participating in the PNWCA’s first annual competition include:

  • 2 Towns Ciderhouse
  • Alpenfire Cider
  • Bull Run Cider
  • Blue Mountain Cider
  • Cascadia Ciderworks
  • Cider Riot
  • D’s Wicked Cider
  • Dragon’s Head Cider
  • Finnegan Cider
  • Finnriver Cidery
  • Grizzly Ciderworks
  • Liberty Ciderworks
  • Methow Valley Ciderhouse
  • Montana Ciderworks
  • Niegel Vintners
  • Portland Cider Company
  • Red Tank Cider
  • Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider
  • Schilling Cider Company
  • Sea Cider Ciderhouse
  • Seattle Cider Company
  • Snowdrift Cider Company
  • Tieton Cider Works
  • Tod Creek Craft Cider
  • Traditions Ciderworks
  • Wandering Aengus Ciderworks
  • Whiskey Barrel Cider

Of these cideries, at least 20 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), Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 8. 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, Montana and Canada. 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.

The Woods will be open for the PNWCA Cider Festival on Friday from 3-10pm, Saturday from 1-10pm and Sunday from 1-6pm for the event, with food available from popular food truck Contigo on Friday and Saturday, as well as Where Ya at Matt on Saturday and Sunday. Tastings flights and pints will be available. Representatives from participating cideries will be present at various times throughout the event.

For more information, visit www.pnwca.com or email register@pnwca.com. Also, be sure to follow PNWCA on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news and events!


The full list of ciders that will be pouring at The Woods on June 6th to 8th has not been announced yet, but check back here, as I will post the list as soon as it becomes available.  This will be a wonderful opportunity for Seattle area cider lovers and cider newbies alike to try a wide variety of different craft ciders from more than 20 different Northwest cideries.  Mark your calendar now, and maybe I’ll see you at Seattle Cider Company this June.

Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.


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