2016 PNWCA Awards Results

On Friday, June 24, 2016, 36 judges from across the Pacific Northwest gathered at The Woods tasting room for the third annual Pacific Northwest Cider Awards. The third annual competition drew an exciting 188 ciders from 40 cideries throughout the Pacific Northwest, including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and parts of Canada. Divided into 15 distinct categories, gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded in every category.

Winners of the third annual Pacific Northwest Cider Awards include:
A – Modern Dry
Gold – Twisted Hills Craft Cider: Pippen’s Fate
Silver – Red Tank: Roughneck
Bronze – No. 6 Cider: Dry 99
Square Mile: The Original
Grizzly Ciderworks: The Ridge

B – Modern Sweet
Gold – No. 6 Cider: True Original
Silver – Cockrell Hard Cider: Cockrell Original
Bronze – Anthem: Anthem Cider

C – Traditional Dry
Gold – Ravenskill: Gabbie’s Real Dry
Silver – Liberty Ciderworks: New World
Bronze – SeaCider Farm and Ciderhouse: Kings and Spies

D – Traditional Sweet
Gold – Twisted Hills: Calville’s Winter
Silver – Wandering Aengus: Bloom
Bronze – Carlton Cyderworks: Citizen

E – Modern Perry
Gold – Spire Mountain: Sparkling Perry
Silver- Twisted Hills: Paradise Pear
Bronze – Bull Run Cider: Laughing Water Perry

F – Traditional Perry
Gold – Finnriver: Perry
Silver – Tieton Cider Works: Sparklin’ Perry
Bronze – Wildcraft Cider Works: Pioneer Perry 2014

G – Old World
Gold – Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse: Bittersweet
Silver – Bull Run Cider: Wateshed Reserve Chautaugua
Bronze – Liberty: English Style II

H – Ginger
Gold – 2 Towns Cider House: Ginga Ninja
Silver – Schilling: Ascender
Bronze – Methow Valley Ciderhouse: Pinnacle Goat
Apple Outlaw: Ginger Bite

I – Wood Aged Cider
Gold – Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse: Prohibition/Rum Runner
Silver – Liberty: Stone Wall
Bronze – 2 Towns Ciderhouse: Bad Apple

J – Fruit
Gold – Anthem: Anthem Cherry
Silver – Tieton Cider Works: Cranberry
Bronze – Cockrell Hard Cider: Cockrell Blackberry

K – Spice/Herb
Gold – Seattle Cider Company: Basil Mint
Silver – Ward’s: Picker’s Hut Premium
Bronze – 2 Towns Ciderhouse: 2 Thorns

L – Hopped
Gold – Square Mile Cider Co.: Spur & Vine
Silver – Spire Mountain: Dry Hopped Apple
Bronze – Cockrell Hard Cider: Hoppn’

M – Wild Ferment
Gold – Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse: Wild English
Silver – Wandering Aengus: Bittersweet
Bronze – Wildcraft Cider Works: Farmhouse #7

N – Single Varietal
Gold – Bull Run Cider: Gravenstein
Silver – Wandering Aengus: Golden Russet
Grizzly Ciderworks: The Guardian

O – Specialty
Gold – Red Tank: Chops
Silver – Faustino Estate Cidery: Apple Quince
Bronze – Meriwether Cider Co: Gin & Juice
Ciderhead: Quince