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PNWCA medal winners announced, cider fest continues

Yesterday the PNWCA Cider Awards Festival kicked off at The Woods tasting room in Seattle. While patrons savored tasty ciders, a group of judges convened across town at Capitol Cider to conduct a blind tasting of all 145 entrants, divided into 14 categories. Gold, bronze and silver medals were awarded in each category. Winners listed below.

The Pacific Northwest Cider Awards Festival continues today at Seattle Cider Company’s tasting room, The Woods (4700 Ohio Ave S) from 1:00 – 10:00. The celebration features 30 ciders on tap, giving cider lovers the chance to enjoy specialty and limited edition ciders from producers throughout Washington, Oregon, Montana and British Columbia. The full list of ciders appears online at www.pnwca.com/festival.

pnwa_cider_1Tickets for the cider fest are available online at Brown Paper Tickets or at the door the day of the event – $20 in advance or $25 at the door and include 8 tasting tokens, each good for a 5-ounce pour. Additional tokens will be available and Bread and Circuses Food Truck will be on site offering food for purchase.

Winners of the second annual Pacific Northwest Cider Awards by category:

Modern Dry

Gold: 2 Towns Ciderhouse BrightCider

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Silver: Cascadia Ciderworkers United Dry

Bronze: Grizzly Ciderworks The Ridge

Modern Sweet

Gold: Cockrell Hard Cider Original

Gold: Anthem Cider

Bronze: Spire Mountain Cider Red Apple

Traditional Dry

Gold: Left Field Cider Co Little Dry

Silver: Twisted Hills Craft Cider Kingston’s Fate

Bronze: Seattle Cider Company Washington Heirloom 2014

Bronze: Sea Cider Ciderhouse Kings & Spies

Traditional Sweet

Gold: Wandering Aengus Ciderworks Bloom

Silver: Twisted Hills Craft Cider Calville’s Winter

Bronze: 2 Towns Ciderhouse 2013 Riverwood

Modern Perry

Gold: Left Field Cider Co Pear Dry

Silver: Nashi Orchards Chojuro Asian Pear Perry

Bronze: Spire Mountain Ciders Sparkling Pear

Traditional Perry

(only 3 entrants)
Gold: Tieton Cider Works Sparkling Perry

Old World 

Gold: Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider Lorrie’s Gold

Silver: Sea Cider Ciderhouse Bittersweet

Silver: Liberty Ciderworks English Style

Ginger

Gold: Apple Outlaw Ginger Bite

Silver: Sixknot Cider Gingerella

Bronze: 2 Towns Ciderhouse Ginja Ninja

Wood Aged

Gold: Finnriver Farm & Ciderhouse Fire Barrel

Gold: Sea Cider Ciderhouse Prohibition

Bronze: Tieton Cider Works Cidermaker’s Reserve

Fruit

Gold: Blue Mountain Cider Company Peach Hard Apple Cider

Silver: Honey Moon Raspberry CiderHead

Bronze: Sea Cider Ciderhouse Bramble Bubbly

Spice/Herb

Gold: Honey Moon Rhubarb CiderHead

Silver: Seattle Cider Company Three Pepper

Bronze: 2 Towns Ciderhouse Cherried Away

Hopped

Gold: Square Mile Cider Co. Spur and Vine Hopped

Silver: Finnriver Farm & Ciderhouse Dry Hopped

Silver: Swift Cider Dank Hop

Single Varietal 

Gold: Nashi Orchards Mountain Rose

Gold: Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse Pippins

Bronze: Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider Revelation Newtown Pippin

Specialty 

Gold: Spire Mountain Ciders Dark and Dry Apple

Silver: Red Tank CHOPS!

Bronze: Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse Wild English

BEST IN SHOW:

Wandering Aengus Ciderworks Bloom