Pacific Northwest Cider Awards (PNWCA) is pleased to announce its second annual cider competition and all-day cider festival taking place June 5 & 6, 2015 in Seattle!

Presented by Seattle Cider Company, PNWCA is comprised of a one-day private judging, followed by an all-day festival to be held at The Woods tasting room in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood. With more than 45 cideries participating and 30+ ciders on tap, the PNWCA and its corresponding events were created with the intention of raising awareness for the amazing ciders being produced throughout Washington, Oregon, Montana and Canada. Making up the Pacific Northwest, these states have quickly combined their efforts to create one of the fastest growing cider areas in the world and have to bring this lost craft back to life. Through the PNWCA, we hope to continue to raise awareness for the unique and spectacular ciders being produced while making them accessible to cider lovers.

2015 PNWCA Awards Results

On Friday, June 5, 2014, 20 judges from across the Pacific Northwest gathered at Seattle’s Capitol Cider for the second annual Pacific Northwest Cider Awards. The second annual competition drew an exciting 145 ciders from 38 cideries throughout the Pacific Northwest, including Washington, Oregon, Montana and parts of Canada. Divided into 14 distinct categories, gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded in almost every category, as well as a “Best in Show” medal, chosen from a second tasting made up of the gold medal winner from each category.

The public is invited to revel in the celebration following with 30 ciders on tap at the PNWCA Festival on Saturday, June 6 from 1-10 p.m. at The Woods (4700 Ohio Ave S). Tickets available at the door for $25 (including eight 5-ounce pours).

Winners of the second annual Pacific Northwest Cider Awards include:

Modern Dry
Gold: 2 Towns Ciderhouse “BrightCider”
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
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”

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”

Gold: Blue Mountain Cider Company “Peach Hard Apple Cider”
Silver: Honey Moon “Raspberry CiderHead”
Bronze: Sea Cider Ciderhouse “Bramble Bubbly”

Gold: Honey Moon “Rhubarb CiderHead”
Silver: Seattle Cider Company “Three Pepper”
Bronze: 2 Towns Ciderhouse “Cherried Away”

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”

Gold: Spire Mountain Ciders “Dark and Dry Apple”
Silver: Red Tank “CHOPS!”
Bronze: Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse “Wild English”

Wandering Aengus Ciderworks “Bloom”

The Pacific Northwest Cider Awards Festival will take place at Seattle Cider Company’s tasting room, The Woods (4700 Ohio Ave S), on Saturday, June 6 from 1-10 p.m. The celebration will feature 30 ciders on tap, giving Seattle-area 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.

Tickets – available for purchase online at Brown Paper Tickets or at the door the day of the event – are $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.

As part of the festival, each ticket purchased is accompanied by a People’s Choice Award voting ballot. The cider on tap with the most votes at the end of the festival will receive the People’s Choice Award, to be announced Monday, June 8. Please note this is a 21+ event. For more information, visit www.pnwca.com or email register@pnwca.com. Purchase tickets at: www.pnwca.brownpapertickets.com. Be sure to follow PNWCA on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news and events.