One way to prepare for the changing of our calendar from winter to spring is with the Northwest Cider Association’sThird Annual Cider Rite of Spring. Listed as the “Best Northwest Cider Festival” by SIP Northwest in 2015, this years event will bring together 25 of the top cidermakers in the Pacific Northwest on Saturday, March 19 in Portland at the Tiffany Center from Noon to 5:00pm.
“On the heels of hosting the world’s largest cider conference in early February and with some of the region’s top cider spots, the Rose City is a hotbed of activity,” said Sherrye Wyatt, executive director of the Northwest Cider Association in a news release. “We’re thrilled with the quality and diversity our members produce and look forward to sharing that with cider lovers from around the Northwest.”
Tickets are $30 at the door, $25 in advance and $20 for NWCA members. Click here or visit nwcider.com for more information and to buy tickets. Attendees must be 21 years old and will receive a glass and eight tasting tickets. Food will be available for purchase with live music throughout the event. A pop-up retail store will give attendees the chance to buy their favorite ciders from the event to take home.
Cider Rite of Spring is sponsored by FruitSmart, Locust Cider and Portland Cider Company. Proceeds benefit the Northwest Cider Association.
Cider Rite of Spring Tiffany Center 1410 SW Morrison Street Portland, OR 97205
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.