3rd Annual Portland International Cider Cup

2015 Portland International Cider Cup Gold Medal Winners

As we wrap up the first weekend of Oregon Cider Week the 3rd Annual Portland International Cider Cup (PICC) was held on Sunday at Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider in Northeast Portland. This blind judged cider competition sees entries from cideries licensed within the territory of the Northwest Cider Association.

For 2015, PICC received 52 entries judged and 23 registered participants, judges, and stewards during yesterday’s judging. From the possible fourteen cider categories, this year’s entrants entered ciders that encompassed eleven of these categories. These categories included Modern Dry Cider, Modern Sweet Cider, Heritage Dry Cider, Heritage Sweet Cider, English Dry Cider, Hopped Cider, Wild/Non-Sac Cider, Spiced/Herbed Cider, Wood/Oaked Cider, Fruit Cider, and Modern Perry.

There were also awards given for Best of Show and this cider went to Left Field Cider Co. from Logan Lake, BC with its Pear Cider. The Runner-up was 2 Towns Ciderhouse from Corvallis, OR with its Afton Field 2013.

Portland International Cider Cup

Here are the 2015 winners from the eleven categories entered.

Modern Dry Cider
Gold: Wandering Aengus – Anthem Hops
Silver: 2 Towns Ciderhouse – Bright Cider
Bronze: WildCraft Cider Works – Hard Cider

Modern Sweet Cider
Gold: N/A
Silver: N/A
Bronze: Schilling Cider – Gold

Heritage Dry Cider
Gold: N/A
Silver: 2 Towns Ciderhouse – Riverwood Brut 2013
Bronze: Left Field Cider – Little Dry

Heritage Sweet Cider
Gold: N/A
Silver: Wandering Aengus – Bloom
Bronze: N/A

English Dry Cider
Gold: N/A
Silver: Hedgerow Cidery – Blue Butterfly
Bronze: Cider Riot! – 1763

Hopped Cider
Gold: Apple Outlaw – Tangerine Twist
Silver: 2 Towns Ciderhouse – Bright Cider
Bronze: HUB Cider – HUB Hopped Cider

Wild/Non-Sac Cider
Gold: 2 Towns Ciderhouse – Afton Field 2013
Silver: N/A
Bronze: N/A

Spiced/Herbed Cider
Gold: Apple Outlaw – Ginger Bite
Silver: N/A
Bronze: Schilling Cider – Ginger Cider

Wood/Oaked Cider
Gold: Finnriver Farm & Cidery – Finnriver Oak and Apple
Silver: N/A
Bronze: Whitewood Cider – Whitewood Barrel

Fruit Cider
Gold: Seattle Cider Company – Berry
Silver: Alter Ego Cider – “The Guardian Angel” Blueberry Pomegranate Cider
Bronze: Bull Run Cider – Bramble Berry

Modern Perry
Gold: Left Field Cider Co. – Pear Dry
Silver: Seattle Cider Co. – Perry 2014
Bronze: N/A

Portland International Cider Cup

Until next year congratulations to Left Filed Cider Co. and 2 Towns Ciderhouse and the rest of the winners at the 2015 Portland International Cider Cup!