Announcing the esteemed — and delicious — medalists of the 2019 Best of the Northwest Cider!

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HERITAGE

DOUBLE GOLD (Tie) ||Eaglemount Wine and Cider Log Cabin
DOUBLE GOLD (Tie) ||Runcible Cider Light of the Moon
GOLD|| Finnriver Farm and Cidery Golden Russet
SILVER|| Western Cider Co. Idyll Acres
BRONZE || Bauman’s Cider Clyde’s Dry

JUDGES’ PICKS
Rootwood Cider Co. Heritage
Schilling Cider Excelsior Imperial Apple
2 Towns Ciderhouse 2017 Cidre Bouché

MODERN

DOUBLE GOLD || Portland Cider Co. Sorta Sweet
GOLD || Bauman’s Cider Stephen’s Sweet
SILVER || Alter Ego The Brut
BRONZE|| 2 Towns Ciderhouse 8th Anniversary

JUDGES’ PICKS
Tieton Cider Works Organic Hard Cider
Meriwether Cider Foothills Semi Dry
Western Cider Co. McIntosh

PERRY

DOUBLE GOLD (Tie) || Tieton Cider Works Pure Pear
DOUBLE GOLD (Tie) || Wildcraft Cider Works Restoration Perry
GOLD|| Eden Valley Orchards Pear House Cider
SILVER || Seattle Cider Co. Perry
BRONZE || Bad Granny Hard Cider Nice Pear

JUDGES’ PICKS
Independent Cider Semi Dry Bartlett
Independent Cider Sno Gem Dry

SINGLE VARIETAL

DOUBLE GOLD || Bauman’s Cider Mountain Rose
GOLD || Wildcraft Cider Works Rome Beauty
SILVER || Herbs Cider Cresendo Cox’s Orange Pippin
BRONZE || Tieton Cider Works Harrison

JUDGES’ PICKS
Herbs Cider Mezzo Forte – Winesap
Lost Giants Cider Co. Rosé
Seattle Cider Co. Winesap Rosé

WOOD-AGED

DOUBLE GOLD || Finnriver Farm and Cidery Firebarrel
GOLD || Seattle Cider Co. Red Wine Barrel-Aged Berry
SILVER (Tie) || Tieton Cider Works Bourbon Barrel Peach
SILVER (Tie) || Seattle Cider Co. Oaked Maple
BRONZE || Herbs Cider Private Reserve

JUDGES’ PICKS
Brownrigg Hard Cider Single Malt Whiskey Barrel-Aged
2 Towns Ciderhouse Bad Apple

FRUIT

DOUBLE GOLD || AVID Cider Co. Blackberry
GOLD || 2 Towns Ciderhouse Pearadise
SILVER || Seattle Cider Co. Red Currant
BRONZE || 2 Towns Ciderhouse Easy Squeezy

JUDGES’ PICKS
Bauman’s Cider Loganberry Cider
Puget Sound Cider Co. Raspberry
Seattle Cider Co. Berry Rosé

SPICED/BOTANICAL

DOUBLE GOLD || Seattle Cider Co. Earl Grey
GOLD || Independent Cider Lavender Perry
SILVER || Seattle Cider Co. Basil Mint
BRONZE || Square Mile Cider Rosé

JUDGES’ PICKS
2 Towns Ciderhouse Nice & Naughty
Meriwether Cider Apricot Sage
Seattle Cider Co. Apricot Oolong

STONE FRUIT

DOUBLE GOLD || Brownrigg Hard Cider White Peach Basil
GOLD || Tieton Cider Works Cherry
SILVER|| Portland Cider Co. Bada Bing, Bada Blackberry
BRONZE (Tie) || 2 Towns Ciderhouse Sun’s Out Saison
BRONZE (Tie) || Bad Granny Hard Cider Rainier Cherry

JUDGES’ PICKS
Mill Haus Cider Co. Apricot Peach
Seattle Cider Co. Spiced Peach
Tieton Cider Works Apricot

HOPPED

DOUBLE GOLD || Rootwood Cider Co. Hop Infused
GOLD || Double Shovel Cider Co. Pineapple IPC
SILVER || Runcible Cider Hop Y’all
BRONZE (Tie) || Portland Cider Co. Hop’Rageous
BRONZE (Tie) || Square Mile Cider Hopped

JUDGES’ PICK
Tieton Cider Works Dry Hopped

SPECIALTY

DOUBLE GOLD (Tie) || Tieton CiderWorks Lavender Honey
DOUBLE GOLD (Tie) || Meriwether Cider Ginger Root
GOLD || Eaglemount Wine and Cider Quince
SILVER || 2 Towns Ciderhouse 2017 Marissimo
BRONZE (Tie) || 2 Towns Ciderhouse 2017 Pommeau
BRONZE (Tie) || Seattle Cider Co. Three Pepper

JUDGES’ PICKS
2 Towns Ciderhouse Two Thorns
Eden Valley Orchards Pear House CranPerry
Bauman’s Cider The Old Mule