PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. — Fancy yourself on the cutting edge of beverage trends? Forget about barrel-aged cocktails and artisanal bitters—it’s the resurgence of traditional hard cider that’s making headlines around the country. These ciders are naturally gluten-free and commonly feature unusual heirloom apple varieties; they can be as bubbly as Champagne, as tart as a lemon, and as bursting with pure fruit flavor as the best apple pie.
Featuring 16 regional cidermakers from Washington, Oregon, Montana and British Columbia, Summer Cider Day offers over 50 different varieties of hard cider. The festival provides the experienced cider enthusiast or the newly cider-curious the opportunity to sample a complete range of styles and flavors. Ticket prices are $25 per person or $20 for NWCA members and may be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com.
Event ticket price includes admission, 10 tasting tickets, and a keepsake Northwest Cider Association glass. Ticket prices for under 21 or for designated drivers are $5 at the door; these tickets do not include tasting tickets or the keepsake glass. Additional tasting tickets will be available for purchase, and a cider shop will be on the premises. Hours for the festival are 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. A VIP tasting hour from 11 a.m. – 12 noon is planned for NWCA members, sponsors and media.
The is a trade organization formed by cider producers throughout the Pacific Northwest in order to promote awareness of regional artisanal ciders. Memberships are also available to individual cider enthusiasts, as well as retail shops, apple growers, restaurants, beverage distributors and those working in the industry. For more information visit http://nwcider.com or follow on Facebook at. https://www.facebook.com/nwcider