Ontario Craft Cider Association

ONTARIO CRAFT CIDER WINS BIG AT THE GREAT LAKES INTERNATIONAL CIDER & PERRY COMPETITION

Ontario cideries capture 25 awards in total

 (Toronto, ON – April 14, 2015) The Ontario Craft Cider Association (OCCA) is thrilled to announce the results from the Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition (GLINTCAP) that took place this past weekend in Michigan. Ontario ciders took home a total of 25 medals, including 1 gold, 8 silver and 16 bronze, an increase of nine medals over last year’s showing. Ontario’s Beaver Valley took home the OCCA’s only gold medal for Best New World Cider in the Modern category.

“This year’s medal count is what happens when determination and collaboration have Mother Nature on their side. Our ciders are a reflection on the fact that Ontario has the best apples in the world,” said Tom Wilson, Chair, OCCA. “We are looking forward to hearing how the Ontario government will be supporting our promising and rapidly growing industry in this year’s budget.”

Medals:

Gold
Beaver Valley Orchard & Cidery– Beaver Valley Flagship Cider – New World Cider – Modern

Silver
KW Craft Cider – KW Craft Cider – New World Cider – Modern
Pommies Cider Co. – Pommies Dry Cider – New World Cider – Modern
Pommies Cider Co. – Pommies Farmhouse Cider – New World Cider – Modern
Spirit Tree Estate Cidery – Spirit Tree New England – New England Cider
Spirit Tree Estate Cidery – Spirit Tree Dry Hopped – Hopped/Herbal Cider
West Avenue Cider – Cherriosity – Fruit Cider
West Avenue Cider – Centennial Reserve – Wood Aged Cider and Perry
West Avenue Cider – Cherry Beach – Specialty Cider and Perry

Bronze

Beaver Valley Orchard & Cidery – Beaver Valley Bumbleberry Cider – Fruit Cider
Beaver Valley Orchard & Cidery – Beaver Valley Ginger Cider – Spiced Cider
Hoity Toity Cellars – 66 Pick Up – New World Cider – Modern
Pommies Cider Co. – Pommies Perry – New World Perry
Puddicombe Cider Co. – Sir Issac’s Apple Cider – New World Cider – Modern
Puddicombe Cider Co. – Sir Isaac’s Peach Cider – Fruit Cider
Revel Cider Company – Liquid Gold – New World Cider – Modern
Spirit Tree Estate Cidery – Spirit Tree Sparkling Crabapple – Specialty Cider and Perry
Thornbury Village Cidery – Thornbury Premium Apple Cider – New World Cider – Modern
Twin Pines Orchards & Cider House – Hammer Bent Original – New World Cider – Modern
Twin Pines Orchards & Cider House – Hammer Bent Red – New World Cider – Modern
Twin Pines Orchards & Cider House – Hammer Bent Perry – New World Perry
Twin Pines Orchards & Cider House – Crack Willow – Applewine
West Avenue Cider – Heritage Dry – New World Cider – Modern
West Avenue Cider – Barrett Fuller’s Secret – Wood Aged Cidery and Perry
West Avenue Cider – Gold Blush – Specialty Cider and Perry

GLINTCAP is organized by The Great Lakes Cider & Perry Association, a not-for-profit organization formed to showcase and promote fermented apple and pear beverages. The competition took place on April 10-12, 2015, and this year had 617 in entries in total.

Find us online at www.ontariocraftcider.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Ontario-Craft-Cider-Association and on Twitter @OntCraftCider.

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For sampling, questions or to speak with a spokesperson, please contact:

Brittany Tougher
Ontario Craft Cider Association
brittany@pommies.com
905.857.5432

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