Northwest Cider Association announces winners in awards competition

A bit of news from the Northwest Cider Association… Eight Northwestern cideries took home gold medals at the Awards Party for the Northwest Cider Association’s 5th Annual Portland International Cider Cup (PICC) last night. For the second year running, a cidery from Montana, Western Cider Company, took home the competition’s highest honor and Cup– the…

Craft Beverage Expo moves to PDX

Craft Beverage Expo (CBExpo) will return for its fourth annual conference in Portland, OR Nov. 7-9, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton. It’s the first time the conference will be held outside of Northern California. Each year, CBExpo attracts professionals from across the craft beer, wine, cider, mead and spirits market for three days of…

Samuel Smith’s, Merchant du Vin launch organic pear cider

Samuel Smith’s Brewery and Merchant du Vin have announced the release of Samuel Smith’s Organic Perry, a USDA Certified Organic and naturally gluten-free sparkling pear cider. Samuel Smith’s Organic Perry shows a clear pale straw color, smooth body, crisp but rich flavor of ripe pears, and the aroma of a summer pear orchard. The finish is dry,…

The Drinkable Week: CiderCon 2016

  The Drinkable Week returns with a stop in Portland, Ore., for the 2016 edition of CiderCon, the annual convention of the United States Association of Cider Makers. Is cider still the hottest category in beverage alcohol? Find out in this week’s video.