2014 Portland International Cider Cup

Best of Show
Apple Bandit Apple Bandit Original Common Sweet Cider Best of Show
Finnriver Finnriver Black Currant Cider Fruit Cider Runner-up
Medals
Blue Mountain Estate Winesap Common Dry Cider Gold
Apple Bandit Apple Bandit Original Common Sweet Cider Gold
Rogue Rogue Pink Gin Cider Wood/Oaked Cider Gold
Finnriver Finnriver Black Currant Cider Fruit Cider Gold
Bull Run Pear Wine Specialty Cider Gold
Cider Riot Burncider Common Dry Cider Silver
Merridale Merridale Monarch English Dry Cider Silver
Square Mile Square Mile Spur & Vine Hopped Cider Silver
Apple Bandit Apple Bandit Ginger Bite Spiced/Herbed Cider Silver
Finnriver Finnriver Fire Barrel Cider Wood/Oaked Cider Silver
Tieton Cherry Blend Fruit Cider Silver
Tieton Tieton Frost Specialty Cider Silver
Wandering Aengus Wandering Aengus Wickson Common Dry Cider Bronze
Wandering Aengus Wandering Aengus Bloom Common Sweet Cider Bronze
Wandering Aengus Anthem Hops Hopped Cider Bronze
Tieton Holiday Cheer Spiced/Herbed Cider Bronze
Tieton Tieton Wind Specialty Cider Bronze

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Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider and the Portland International Cider Cup planning committee are pleased to announce the second annual Portland International Cider Cup (PICC) to be held on June 22nd, 2014. Registration opens June 6th and closes on June 21. All entries must be received at the ship-to/drop-off location no later than 10 PM on Saturday June 21, 2014. Entrants are encouraged to read style information early to familiarize themselves with entry categories. The categories are the same this year as last with some minor adjustments to the descriptions to enable the highest quality judging.

This non-BJCP competition is for commercial producers only (holding applicable licenses to produce cider). Only ciders are allowed entry in the competition and the categories have been developed expressly for this competition and reflect the true nature of the commercial cider market as it exists. For detailed information about the style guidelines, categories and the evaluation forms used by judges in this competition please visit the entry information page.

Additionally, this competition is for ciders produced in the Pacific Northwest, within the geographic bounds deliniated by the Northwest Cider Association. Cideries who are already members of the NWCA may enter ciders made within the bounds of the NWCA membership area and will receive a discount on their entry fee. Commercial cideries not yet members of the NWCA but eligible to join the NWCA (including those located in British Columbia, Canada) may enter the competition and enter ciders made within the bounds of the NWCA membership area but will not receive a discount on their entry fee.

All judging will be conducted using “blind” panels. Each entry will be identified by a registration number and judges will only see that number along with important information needed to properly evaluate the entry, such as category entered, level of carbonation, level of sweetness, alcohol level and any special ingredients or entrant notes. Judges will be a combination of experienced Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) judges, experienced non-BJCP judges, industry professionals and other commercial cidermakers from across the entry area. Entrant cidermakers are encouraged to participate in the judging and the organizers will ensure that no cidermakers judge a category in which they have an entry. As the host, Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider will not enter any ciders in the competition. Judges are listed below.

Judging will take place at Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider the day immediately following the Portland Cider Summit, June 21 2014. Lunch will be provided for judges.

Enter now by using our new online registration system: http://picc.reverendnatshardcider.com/. You may ship or drop off your entries (to arrive no later than Saturday June 21) at the following location:

Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider
Attention: PICC
1813 NE 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97212
Tel: 503-567-2221

Registrar: Mark Crowder, mark@rainbarrelcider.com

To arrange in-person drop off of entries please contact Nat at nat@reverendnatshardcider.com or the above phone.

Judging will take place on Sunday, June 21, beginning at 10:00 AM at Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider (until completion at approximately 4-5 pm). Dinner and announcement of awards to follow. (TBA)

Confirmed Judges List:

Lead Judge, Nat West: Founder of Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider and member of the PICC Planning Committee.

Dave White: President of Northwest Cider Association, author of Old Time Cider blog(http://www.oldtimecider.com/) and owner of Whitewood Cider

Abram Goldman-Armstrong: BJCP National Judge, writer for Northwest Brewing News and experienced cider judge.

Mark Crowder: owner of Rainbarrel Cider

Jim Bonomo: Manager of The Beermongers, Portland OR

Alex Cidermonger: Cider evangelist in Vancouver, BC

Aidan Currie: Owner of Outcider

Doug Rehberg, Senior Brewery Manager, Craft Brew Alliance/Widmer Brothers

(more coming soon!)

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