Pacific Northwest Cider Awards and Festival, this Saturday


This Saturday, June 25, The Woods tasting room in Seattle will host the 2016 Pacific Northwest Cider Awards and Festival. The event features ciders from nearly 30 producers (draft cider list below). Local cider enthusiasts look forward to this annual event, which offers an opportunity to taste ciders from producers seldom seen around Seattle alongside ciders from some of the best local producers.

The Woods tasting room opens on Saturday, June 25 at 12:00 and the event runs until until 7:00. Tickets are now available online through Brown Paper Tickets for $20. At the door, tickets are $25. Each ticket includes a tasting glass and eight tasting tokens. Additional tokens available for purchase. Food will be available from Bread & Circuses, including gluten-free options.


The festival operates in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest Cider Awards (PNWCA). On Friday, before the festival, a panel of cider judges will assemble to taste 170 different ciders from 44 Northwest cider producers. Medals will be awarded in various categories. It is a double-blind tasting format, overseen by Stoel Rives, a Portland-based law firm.

Judges aside, festivalgoers will determine the winner of the most important award of the weekend: the Peoples Choice Award. Everyone attending the festival will receive a ballot and can vote for their favorite cider. Winner will be announced on Monday following the event.

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PNWCA Cider Festival
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Noon – 7:00 P.M.

The Woods Tasting Room
4700 Ohio Ave S
Seattle, WA 98134

Draft Cider List

Bauman’s Cider Company – Logan Berry, Clyde’s Dry Cider
Wandering Aengus – Bloom, Bittersweet
Ward’s Hard Cider – Ward’s Hard Cider
Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse – Prohibition, Bramble Bubbly, Wild English
Blackfin Hard Cider – Pacific Peach
Grizzly Ciderworks – Pomnivore
Carlton Cyderworks – Imperial Asian Pear Cider, Citizen
2 Towns Ciderhouse – Bad Apple, Made Marion
Ole Swede LLC – Blueberry Cider, Sour Cherry Perry
#6 Cider Co. – Pomegranate
NV Cider – Watermelon Pear, Hoppin’ Pear
Seattle Cider Company –Gravenstein Rosé
Locust Cider – Elder & Oak
Portland Cider – StrawPerry, Kinda Dry
Apple Outlaw – Thompson Creek- Heritage Barrel Aged , Black Berry Bounty
Tieton – Sparkling Perry, Cranberry
Spire Mountain Cider – Crisp and Dry, Dry Hopped Apple
Finnriver – Lavendar Black Current, PearWood
Hub Cider – Hub Hard Cider, CranPerry
Phillippi Ciderhouse and Distillery – Snow Dance Fortified Cider
Schilling Cider – Grapefruit and Chill, Ginger
Longdrop Cider Co. – Over Yonder
Ciderhead – Quice Ciderhead


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