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Announcing the Fifth Annual Cidercraft Awards Winners!

What a wonderful world to drink cider in!

An open call for submissions for the Fifth Annual Cidercraft Awards shipped in a myriad of 500+ ciders from across the globe, which were blind tasted by cider industry experts, researchers, growers, writers, producers and pommeliers to determine the top medalists in each category , plus runners-up labeled as Judges’ picks. The results will be laid out in the Volume 18 print issue out in March, plus regional profiles, cidermaker Q&As, cocktails for every season, pairings, and more.

To subscribe to the magazine and pick up this collector’s edition in print — including medalists, Judges’ Picks, producer profiles and trending articles — click here. For more details on submission guidelines and categories, click here.

From this selection, we hope you can taste how the world of cider is changing, evolving and growing. We’re just proud to be playing a part in it. Cheers!

PLATINUM
Scrumpy
CIDERY | Greenwood Cider – Seattle, WA

DOUBLE GOLD
Excelsior Imperial Apple
CIDERY | Schilling Cider – Auburn, WA

GOLD
Ashmeads Kernel
CIDERY | Snow Capped Cider – Austin, CO

Silver
55 Chain
CIDERY | Liberty Ciderworks – Spokane, WA

JUDGES’ PICKS

Bittersweet Cider
CIDERY | Dragon’s Head Cider – Vashon, WA

Heritage
CIDERY | Old Hill Cider – Timberville, VA

Wickson Crab
CIDERY | Snow Capped Cider – Austin, CO

PLATINUM
ACE Perry Craft Cider
CIDERY | California Cider Company – Sebastopol, CA

DOUBLE GOLD
Pure Pearl
CIDERY | Tieton Cider Works – Yakima, WA

GOLD
Sparkling Perry
CIDERY | Dragon’s Head Cider – Vashon, WA

Silver
Winter Bear
CIDERY | Snow Capped Cider – Austin, CO

JUDGES’ PICKS

Perry
CIDERY | Finnriver Farm & Cidery – Chimacum, WA

Perry
CIDERY | Offset Ciderworks – Edmonds, WA

Perry
CIDERY | Twin Sisters Cider – Kirkland, WA

PLATINUM
Wenatchee Wave
CIDERY | Yonder Cider – Wenatchee, WA

DOUBLE GOLD
Sweetango
CIDERY | Wild State Cider – Duluth, MN

GOLD
Bella – Lewis Creek Orchard Reserve
CIDERY | Noble Cider – Asheville, NC

Silver
Cox Orange Pippin
CIDERY | Mount Diablo Cider Company – Lafayette, CA

JUDGES’ PICKS

Arkansas Black
CIDERY | Botanist & Barrel – Cedar Grove, NC

Hairloom Series
CIDERY | Liberty Ciderworks – Spokane, WA

Harrison
CIDERY | Loch Mór Cider Co. – Hillier, Ontario, Canada

DOUBLE GOLD
Foxboro Rose
CIDERY | Champlain Orchards Cidery – Shoreham, VT

GOLD (TIE)
CID Rose
CIDERY | Cidrerie Milton – Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton, Quebec, Canada

GOLD (TIE)
Arctic Rose
CIDERY | Thor’s Hard Cider – Stillwater, MN

Silver
Rose Cider
CIDERY | Meriwether Cider – Garden City, ID

JUDGES’ PICKS

Vino Rosé Cider
CIDERY | Noble Cider – Asheville, NC

Rose
CIDERY | Lost Giants Cider Company – Bellingham, WA

Pinkheart
CIDERY | Union Hill Cider Co. – East Wenatchee, WA

PLATINUM
Bourbon Barrel Aged Mint Julep
CIDERY | Clarksburg Cider – Lancaster, NY

DOUBLE GOLD
Barrel 44
CIDERY | Number 12 Cider – Minneapolis, MN

GOLD
Whiskey Business
CIDERY | Union Hill Cider Co. — Wenatchee, WA

Silver
Rebel-Reserve
CIDERY | Standard Cider Co. – Washingtonville, NY

JUDGES’ PICKS

Wood-Aged
CIDERY | Alma Cider – Mt. Vernon, WA

Bourbon Barrel Aged
CIDERY | Clarksburg Cider – Lancaster, NY

Oaked
CIDERY | SLO Cider Co. San Luis Obispo, CA

PLATINUM
Honeycrisp
CIDERY | Seattle Cider Co. – Seattle, WA

DOUBLE GOLD
OutCider
CIDERY | 2 Towns Ciderhouse – Corvallis, OR

GOLD
Vantage
CIDERY | Yonder Cider – Wenatchee, WA

Silver
First Press
CIDERY | Ciderboys Hard Cider – Stevens Point, WI

JUDGES’ PICKS

CID Cuivré
CIDERY | Cidrerie Milton – Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton, Quebec, Canada

Gitch
CIDERY | Duluth Cider – Duluth, MN

American Semi-Sweet
CIDERY | North Canyon Cider Company – Walnut Creek, CA

PLATINUM
Peach Berry
CIDERY | Portland Cider Company – Clackamas, OR

DOUBLE GOLD
Calypso
CIDERY | Alpenfire Cider – Port Townsend, WA

GOLD
Wyders Pear
CIDERY | Vermont Cider Company – Middlebury, VT

Silver
ACE Guava Craft Cider
CIDERY | California Cider Company – Sebastopol, CA

JUDGES’ PICKS

Grand Mimosa
CIDERY | Ciderboys Hard Cider – Stevens Point, WI

Cranberry Crosscut
CIDERY | Meriwether Cider – Garden City, ID

Watermelon Mint Cider
CIDERY | Noble Cider – Asheville, NC

PLATINUM
Pacific Pineapple
CIDERY | 2 Towns Ciderhouse – Corvallis, OR

DOUBLE GOLD
Pineapple Hula
CIDERY | Ciderboys Hard Cider – Stevens Point, WI

GOLD (TIE)
ACE Pineapple Craft Cider
CIDERY | California Cider Company – Sebastopol, CA

GOLD (TIE)
Hazy Pineapple
CIDERY | Wild State Cider – Duluth, MN

Silver
Los Dos
CIDERY | Odd Brothers Craft Cider – Homer, MI

JUDGES’ PICKS

Pineapple Agave
CIDERY | Seattle Cider Co. – Seattle, WA

Kona Gold Cider
CIDERY | Hawaiian Ola Brew – Kailua-Kona, HI

White Pineapple
CIDERY | Hawaiian Ola Brew – Kailua-Kona, HI

PLATINUM
Blueberry
CIDERY | 1911 Established – Lafayette, NY

DOUBLE GOLD
Raspberry Cider
CIDERY | Washington Gold Cider – Chelan, WA

GOLD (TIE)
Blueberry
CIDERY | Tieton Cider Works – Yakima, WA

GOLD (TIE)
Honeyberry
CIDERY | Wild State Cider – Duluth, MN

Silver
Strawberry Magic
CIDERY | Ciderboys Hard Cider – Stevens Point, WI

JUDGES’ PICKS

Triple Jam
CIDERY | Blake’s Hard Cider Co. Armada, MI

Blackberry Wild
CIDERY | Ciderboys Hard Cider – Stevens Point, WI

Blackberry Cider
CIDERY | Washington Gold Cider – Chelan, WA

PLATINUM
Plum Lemongrass
CIDERY | Snow Capped Cider – Austin, CO

DOUBLE GOLD
Mango
CIDERY | Curveball Ciders – Raymond, NE

GOLD
Apricot Peach
CIDERY | Mill Haus Cider – Eatonville, WA

Silver
Vaudevillian
CIDERY | Gypsy Circus Cider – Kingsport, TN

JUDGES’ PICKS

Apricot
CIDERY | Locust Cider – Gig Harbor, WA

Spiced Peach
CIDERY | Seattle Cider Co. – Seattle, WA

Cherry
CIDERY | Tieton Cider Works – Yakima, WA

PLATINUM
Sweet Heat Haze
CIDERY | Urban Tree Cidery – Atlanta, GA

DOUBLE GOLD
Barrel Aged Spiced Peach
CIDERY | Snow Capped Cider – Austin, CO

GOLD
Bloody Hell
CIDERY | Portland Cider Company – Clakamas, OR

Silver
Ginger Apple Cider
CIDERY | Lonetree Cider- Vancouver, BC, Canada

JUDGES’ PICKS

Pepper Vaudevillian
CIDERY | Gypsy Circus Cider – Kingsport, TN

Horchata
CIDERY | Offset Ciderworks – Edmonds, WA

Furious George Ginger
CIDERY | Steelhead Cider – Manson, WA

PLATINUM
Bergamot Oak
CIDERY | Runcible Cider – Mosier, OR

DOUBLE GOLD
Tea Leaf Reader
CIDERY | Gypsy Circus Cider – Kingsport, TN

GOLD
Lavender Lemonade
CIDERY | Snow Capped Cider – Austin, CO

Silver
Lavender
CIDERY | Sandia Hard Cider – Albuquerque, NM

JUDGES’ PICKS

Strawberry Mojito
CIDERY | Bauman’s Cider – Gervais, OR

Six One Five
CIDERY | Diskin Cider – Nashville, TN

Hibiscus
CIDERY | Stem Ciders – Lafayette, CO

DOUBLE GOLD
New England IPC Hopped
CIDERY | 1911 Established – Lafayette, NY

GOLD
Cascade
CIDERY | Union Hill Cider – East Wenatchee, WA

Silver
Orange U an IPA
CIDERY | Urban Tree Cidery – Atlanta, GA

JUDGES’ PICKS

Dry Hopped
CIDERY | Castle Hill Cider – Keswick, VA

Hops
CIDERY | Greenwood Cider – Seattle, WA

Paradigm Shift
CIDERY | Houston Cider Co. – Houston, TX

DOUBLE GOLD
Hibiscus Ginger
CIDERY | Glacial Till Cider – Lincoln, NE

GOLD
Cuvée XVII Apple Chestnut Cider
CIDERY | Kystin – Vannes, Brittany, France

Silver
Mac & Maple
CIDERY | Champlain Orchards Cidery – Shoreham, VT

JUDGES’ PICKS

Cucumber Ginger
CIDERY | Anna’s Cider – Santa Paula, CA

Cranberry Cinnamon
CIDERY | Beach Bee Meadery – Long Branch, NJ

Tangerine Dreamsicle
CIDERY | Portland Cider Company – Clackamas, OR

PLATINUM
2019 AOC Cotentin Cuvée Tradition Brut
CIDERY | Maison Herout – Auvers, Normandy, France

DOUBLE GOLD
My Pet Dragon
CIDERY | Posterity Ciderworks – Mokelumne Hill, CA

GOLD (TIE)
Galia 2019
CIDERY | Cidrerie Milton – Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton, Quebec, Canada

GOLD (TIE)
Tokyo Rose
CIDERY | Wildcraft Cider Works – Eugene, OR

Silver
Cúrate Sidra Natural
CIDERY | Botanist and Barrel – Cedar Grove, NC

JUDGES’ PICKS

Gawett – Panne de Courant
CIDERY | Cidrerie Milton – Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton, Quebec, Canada

Pétillant Natural Hard Cider
CIDERY | Iapetus Cider – Shelburne, VT

Aparduna
CIDERY | Petritegi Cider House – Astigarraga, Gipuzkoa, Spain

PLATINUM
2017 La More
CIDERY | 2 Towns Ciderhouse – Corvallis, OR

DOUBLE GOLD
Honeycrisp Sour
CIDERY | Cidrerie Milton – Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton, Quebec, Canada

GOLD
Summer Love
CIDERY | Offset Ciderworks – Edmonds, WA

Silver
Garratza
CIDERY | Liberty Ciderworks – Spokane, WA

JUDGES’ PICKS

Sunday Sour Sunday
CIDERY | Odd Brothers Craft Cider – Homer, MI

Raspberry Sour
CIDERY | Posterity Ciderworks – Mokelumne Hill, CA

Sour Watermelon
CIDERY | Tieton Cider Works – Yakima, WA

PLATINUM
2020 Bleuveré
CIDERY | 2 Towns Ciderhouse – Corvallis, OR

DOUBLE GOLD (TIE)
2020 Marissimo
CIDERY | 2 Towns Ciderhouse – Corvallis, OR

DOUBLE GOLD (TIE)
Northern Spy
CIDERY | Eden Ice Cider – Newport, VT

GOLD
Secret Ice Cider
CIDERY | Kystin – Vannes, Brittany, France

Silver
Ice Cider
CIDERY | Island Orchard Cider – Ellison Bay, WI

JUDGES’ PICKS

Amshire
CIDERY | Blake’s Hard Cider – Armada, MI

Lemon Beebrush Fortified Cider
CIDERY | Ironbound Hard Cider – Ashbury, NJ

Shackleton
CIDERY | Number 12 Cider – Minneapolis, MN