PORTLAND – (June 12, 2017) – The sixth annual Oregon Cider Week, celebrating all things cider, starts Thursday, June 15 and continues through the 25th. This 11-day celebration, sponsored by Davis, Wright, Tremaine LLP and the Oregon Department of Agriculture, highlights our locally crafted cider. The week kicks off with the awards announcement from the Northwest Cider Association’s Portland International Cider Cup, sponsored by Grandstand Glassware. The competition winner –the best cider in the Pacific Northwest—will be announced Thursday night at an industry ceremony along with medalists in each category, from hopped ciders to barrel aged to heritage ciders and more.
Throughout the week, more than 70 fantastic events will wet your whistle including Cider Summit PDX–Oregon Cider Week’s largest event–which provides a chance to sample more than 150 selections from around the world, June 16 and 17.
Portland’s Pearl District cider bar, Cider Bite, is hosting the official Summit After Party. Throughout the week, Oregonians can enjoy hikes through Forest Park that end with a cider BBQ, a Snakebite (beer + cider) Showdown, OMSI After Dark Ciderfest, a special cider week tour by Brewvana, meet the maker events, anniversary parties, grand openings, and much more.
More details and a full list of events are available at www.nwcider.com/orciderweek.
About Northwest Cider Association:
Founded in 2010, the Northwest Cider Association (NWCA) brings cideries and cider lovers together to learn, experience and enjoy the Northwest cider culture. Representing 80 commercial cidermakers from throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia, the group is dedicated to supporting, promoting and growing this thriving industry. NWCA hosts cider-themed events including Cider Rite of Spring, and Cider Weeks in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. For more information about the Northwest Cider Association, visit www.nwcider.com or follow on Facebook and Twitter.