August 6: Northwest Cider Day
The Northwest Cider Association (NWCA) announces details for its sixth annual Summer Cider Day taking place Saturday, August 6 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend. With more than 70 ciders to try, music, and gourmet gluten-free fare from Sirens Pub, this family friendly event showcases some of the top cideries from Washington and Oregon.
“Cider keeps growing in popularity as the inventiveness and creativity of our local cideries gets better and better,” said Emily Ritchie, executive director of the Northwest Cider Association. “This is one of the largest cider tasting events in Washington State and has helped establish the Northwest as a nationally recognized cider region.”
Summer Cider Day’s participating cideries include: Alpenfire Cider, Eaglemount Cider and Finnriver Farm and Cidery (Port Townsend); Nashi Orchards (Vashon Island); Liberty Ciderworks (Spokane); Seattle Cider and Schilling Cider (Seattle); Snowdrift Cider and Pear UP (East Wenatchee); Spire Mountain Cider and Whitewood Cider (Olympia); Tieton Ciderworks (Tieton) and Locust Cider (Woodinville) from Washington. Wandering Aengus (Salem), 2 Towns Ciderhouse (Corvallis), Bull Run Cider, and, New West, Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider (Portland) will showcase Oregon’s finest.
Summer Cider Day tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door and include admission for one, 8 tasting tickets, and a keepsake Northwest Cider Association glass. Additional taste tickets, fare from Sirens Pub, and bottles of most of the featured ciders will be available for purchase. The Northwest Maritime Center is located at 431 Water Street in Port Townsend. Event tickets and event details are available at www.nwcider.com.