Tickets On Sale Now For The Pacific Northwest Cider Awards – UPDATED 6/6

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Are you a fan of craft ciders?  I’m far more of a craft beer aficionado myself, but I’ve been trying to make more of an effort over the past year or so to learn more about the wide varieties of craft ciders available here in the Pacific Northwest.  Ciders are also a great choice for those with gluten tolerance issues, which can prevent them from drinking most craft beers.  There are more cideries in the Pacific Northwest than I had realized, with more popping up all the time, and each has something unique to offer.

Early next month, from Friday, June 6th through Sunday, June 8th, Seattle Cider Company (along with Capitol Cider, Uber and the Washington Beer Blog)  is hosting the first annual Pacific Northwest Cider Awards (PNWCA) at their tasting room, The Woods, in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood.  I first told you about these awards back in mid-March, and again just last month.  Now, the tickets for this celebration of all things cider in the Pacific Northwest are on sale.

Here is the full press release from the Pacific Northwest Cider Awards (including the full list of ciders that will be pouring):

SEATTLE (May 19, 2014) – Save the date and get your tickets now for the first annual Pacific Northwest Cider Awards & Festival (PNWCA)! Just three weeks away, cider lovers can secure their spot at the three-day cider festival beginning today through Brown Paper Tickets (http://pnwca.brownpapertickets.com/). Taking place Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 8 at The Woods tasting room in SoDo, tickets can be purchased for each day of the festival for $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Admission includes a 13-ounce PNWCA tulip glass and 8 tasting tokens, each good for a 5-ounce pour – or a 10-ounce pour for two tokens – of any of the 25+ Northwest ciders on tap. Presented by Seattle Cider Company, sponsored by Capitol Cider, Uber and the Washington Beer Blog, craft enthusiasts won’t want to miss out this first-of-its-kind festival celebrating PNWCA competition winners and the Pacific Northwest’s growing cider industry with three days of amazing cider, food trucks, music and more.

“This is our chance to celebrate the truly amazing ciders being produced in the Northwest,” Joel VandenBrink, founder of Seattle Cider Company and committee member for the PNWCA. “Unlike many of the cider competitions and festivals, PNWCA is focused solely on those cideries located in Washington, Oregon, Montana and British Columbia. With 27 cideries submitting 103 ciders for the competition, mixed with the awesome list of ciders featured on tap for the festival, it’s a true showing of the strength and growth this industry is seeing.”

Ciders scheduled to be on tap throughout the festival weekend include:

2 Towns Ciderhouse – The Bad Apple
Alpenfire Cider – Oaked
Bull Run Cider – Bramble Berry
Blue Mountain Cider – Oregonian
D’s Wicked Cider – Baked Apple
Finnriver Cidery – Honey
Finnriver Cidery – Honey Meadow Botanical
Grizzly Ciderworks – Hop Claw
Liberty Ciderworks – New World
Methow Valley Ciderhouse – Honey Bear
Niegel Vintners – Formula 37
Portland Cider Co. – Hop’Rageous
Portland Cider Co. – Pearfect Perry
Red Tank Cider – Happy
Red Tank Cider – CHOPS
Schilling Cider Company – Ginger
Seattle Cider Company – Semi Sweet
Seattle Cider Company – Dry
Seattle Cider Company – Gin Botanical
Seattle Cider Company – Three Pepper
Seattle Cider Company – PNW Berry
Snowdrift Cider Co. – Nebula Red
Tieton Cider Works – TBD
Wandering Aengus Ciderworks – Blind Tiger
Wandering Aegnus Ciderworks – Wickson
Whiskey Barrel Cider – Dam Hard Cider

The Woods – the tasting room for Seattle Cider Company, located at 4700 Ohio S in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood – 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. Food will be available for purchase from popular gluten-free food truck Contigo on Friday and Saturday, as well as Where Ya at Matt on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door ($35), but space for the event is limited and is expected to sell out, so those interested in attending are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance ($30). Additional tokens will be available for purchase at the event. As part of the festival, each ticket purchased will be accompanied by a voting slip. 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. Please note this is a 21+ event.

For more information, visit www.pnwca.com or email register@pnwca.com. Be sure to follow PNWCA on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news and events, including award announcements, tap additions and more.

Head to Brown Paper Tickets (link above) to get your tickets today.  As noted above, space is limited for this event and all 3 days are expected to sell out, so don’t delay.  Whether your a craft cider veteran or a newbie looking to explore, this is a great opportunity to try craft ciders from 25+ different craft cideries from around the Pacific Northwest.  You’re bound to find a few you’ll enjoy.

UPDATE 6/6/2014 – Here is the final cider lineup for the festival:

2 Towns: Bad Apple
Alpen Fire: Oaked
Bull Run: Bramble Berry
Blue Mountain: Oregonian
Dragons Head: Manchurian
D’s Wicked Cider: Baked Apple
Finn River: Habanero
Finn River: Black Currant
Grizzly: Hop Claw
Liberty: New World
Methow Valley: Honey Bear
Neigel Vintners: Forgotten Virtue
Portland Cider: Hop’Rageous
Portland Cider: Pearfect Perry
Red Tanks: Happy
Rev Nats: Hopricot
Schilling: Ginger
Seattle Cider: Semi Sweet
Seattle Cider: Dry
Seattle Cider: Gin Botanical
Seattle Cider: Three Pepper
Seattle Cider: NW Berry
Snow Drift: Nebula Red
Tieton: Wild Washington
Tieton: Apricot
Tieton: Cherry
Wandering Aegnus: Wander Lust
Wandering Aegnus: Oaked Dry
Whiskey Barrel: Dam Hard Cider
Whiskey Barrel: Whiskey

Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.

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