Cider Rite of Spring Returns to the Tiffany Center on March 19

2016 Cider Rite of Spring

One way to prepare for the changing of our calendar from winter to spring is with the Northwest Cider Association’s Third 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.”

Jana of Finnriver Cider at 2015 Cider Rite of Spring.
Jana of Finnriver Cider at 2015 Cider Rite of Spring.

Participating Pacific Northwest cideries confirmed to date include 2 Towns Cider House, Atlas Cider Co., Bauman’s Cider, Cider Riot!, Grizzly Ciderworks, Hedgerow Cidery, McMenamins Edgefield, Red Tank Cider, Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider, Schilling Cider, Square Mile Cider, Wandering Aengus Ciderworks, Alter Ego Cider, Carlton Cyderworks, Finnriver Farm and Cidery, E.Z. Orchards, Portland Cider Company, Rogue Cider, Dragon’s Head Cider, Locust Cider, Neigel Vintners Cider, New West Cider, Spire Mountain Cider, Snowdrift Cider Company and ^5 Cider. Additional cideries will be added as the date approaches.

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 Panoramic view at Tiffany Center.
Cider Rite of Spring Panoramic view at Tiffany Center.

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

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