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Pacific Northwest Cider Awards winners announced – festival today in Seattle

 

Today at The Woods tasting room in Seattle, the PNWCA Cider Festival offers cider lovers an opportunity to taste ciders from more than 30 producers. More details about the festival below. The event is part of the annual Pacific Northwest Cider Awards (PNWCA) program.

Yesterday an assembly of more than 30 cider experts judged over 170 ciders from 44 different cider producers. The PNWCA issues medals in 15 categories. Below we share the results of yesterday’s judging.

THE FESTIVAL

The PNWCA Cider Festival features ciders from nearly 30 producers (see our previous post for the draft lineup). 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 (4700 Ohio Ave. South) opens today at 12:00 and the event runs until until 7:00. Tickets are available at the door for $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 WINNERS

Modern Dry

Gold – Twisted Hills Craft Cider: Pippen’s Fate

Silver – Red Tank: Roughneck

Bronze (tie) –
#6 Cider: Dry 99.
Square Mile: The Original.
Grizzly Ciderworks: The Ridge

Modern Sweet

Gold – No. 6 Cider: True Original

Silver – Cockrell Hard Cider: Cockrell Original

Bronze – Anthem: Anthem Cider

Traditional Dry

Gold – Ravenskill: Gabbie’s Real Dry

Silver – Liberty Ciderworks: New World

Bronze – SeaCider Farm and Ciderhouse: Kings and Spies

Traditional Sweet

Gold – Twisted Hills: Calville’s Winter

Silver – Wandering Aengus: Bloom

Bronze – Carlton Cyderworks: Citizen

Modern Perry

Gold – Spire Mountain: Sparkling Perry

Silver- Twisted Hills: Paradise Pear

Bronze – Bull Run Cider: Laughing Water Perry

Traditional Perry

Gold – Finnriver: Perry

Silver – Tieton Cider Works: Sparklin’ Perry

Bronze – Wildcraft Cider Works: Pioneer Perry 2014

Old World

Gold – Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse: Bittersweet

Silver – Bull Run Cider: Wateshed Reserve Chautaugua

Bronze – Liberty: English Style II

Ginger

Gold – 2 Towns Cider House: Ginga Ninja

Silver – Schilling: Ascender

Bronze (tie) –
Methow Valley Ciderhouse: Pinnacle Goat
Apple Outlaw: Ginger Bite

Wood Aged Cider

Gold – Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse: Prohibition/Rum Runner

Silver – Liberty: Stone Wall

Bronze – 2 Towns Ciderhouse: Bad Apple

Fruit

Gold – Anthem: Anthem Cherry

Silver – Tieton Cider Works: Cranberry

Bronze – Cockrell Hard Cider: Cockrell Blackberry

Spice/Herb

Gold – Seattle Cider Company: Basil Mint

Silver – Ward’s: Picker’s Hut Premium

Bronze – 2 Towns Ciderhouse: 2 Thorns

Hopped

Gold – Square Mile Cider Co.: Spur & Vine

Silver – Spire Mountain: Dry Hopped Apple

Bronze – Cockrell Hard Cider: Hoppn’

Wild Ferment

Gold – Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse: Wild English

Silver – Wandering Aengus: Bittersweet

Bronze – Wildcraft Cider Works: Farmhouse #7

Single Varietal

Gold – Bull Run Cider: Gravenstein

Silver (tie) –
Wandering Aengus: Golden Russet
Grizzly Ciderworks: The Guardian

Specialty

Gold – Red Tank: Chops

Silver – Faustino Estate Cidery: Apple Quince

Bronze (tie) –
Meriwether Cider Co: Gin & Juice
Ciderhead: Quince

 


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