Cider Rite of Spring Fest this Saturday

The surprisingly chill and varied selection of the Cider Rite of Spring fest makes it a highly recommended pick this Saturday, also because it’s moving to a new central venue at The Evergreen Ballroom above Loyal Legion. Presented by the Northwest Cider Association, the 4th annual Cider Rite of Spring will feature nearly 100 unique ciders served by 30 different cidermakers  on March 25 from 12pm to 6pm. The event is for ages 21 and up.

Lauded as the “Best Northwest Cider Festival” by SIP Northwest in 2015, Cider Rite of Spring offers tastings from ^5 Cider, 1859 Cider Co., 2 Towns Cider House, 7Bev Corp., Alter Ego Cider, Baird & Dewar Farmhouse, Bandon Rain, Bauman’s Cider, Bull Run Cider, Cider Riot!, Dragon’s Head Cider, Elk Horn Brewery & Cider House, Finnriver Farm & Cidery, Locust Cider, McMenamins Edgefield, New West Cider, Pear UP, Portland Cider Co., Red Tank Cider, Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider, Runcible Cider Co., Schilling Cider, Seattle Cider Co., Snowdrift Cider Co., Spire Mountain Ciders, Square Mile Cider, Steelhead Cider, Swift Cider, Tieton Cider Works, Tumalo Cider Co., and Woodbox Cider.General Admission costs $25, which includes a tasting glass access to cider. VIP Admission cost $40 and includes a tasting glass plus access to the exclusive VIP lounge, featuring complimentary cheese pairings by Whole Foods Market and one-on-one interaction with six renowned PNW cidermakers who will share special cider offerings. Tickets are available now at

Wasabi Sushi will sell food on-site, including gluten free and vegan options; and a pop-up retail store will give attendees the chance to buy their favorite ciders from the event to take home.
Cider Rite of Spring 2017 is presented by Square Mile Cider and supported by Valley Processing. For more information, visit Northwest Cider Association.

About Northwest Cider Association
Founded in 2010, the Northwest Cider Association (NWCA) brings cideries and cider lovers together to learn, experience and enjoy the Northwest cider culture. Representing more than 80 commercial cidermakers from throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia, the group is dedicated to supporting, promoting and growing its thriving industry. NWCA hosts cider-themed events, including Cider Rite of Spring, Summer Cider Day, and Cider Weeks in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. For more information, visit, or follow @nwcider on social media.

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