Sea Cider Wins Big at World’s Largest Cider Competition

Sea Cider Takes Home Seven Medals at GLINTCAP!

Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse is thrilled to announce that it has taken home seven medals from the Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP), North America’s most widely recognized cider and perry competition.

On April 23-24, 2016, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, cideries from around the world gathered to put their ciders up against a large international contingent of fellow producers. GLINTCAP, the world’s largest cider competition, brings together judges from around the world to rate ciders based on style categories and internationally recognized standards. GLINTCAP is considered to be the most prestigious and important cider competition in North America and attracted over 1000 entries from around the globe.

The local Vancouver Island producer was ecstatic to be awarded seven medals in the following categories:

GOLD – English Cider: Bittersweet
GOLD – New World Cider – Modern: Kings & Spies
GOLD – Fruit Cider: Ruby Rose
SILVER – New England Cider: Pippins
SILVER – Wood Aged Cider & Perry: Rumrunner (Prohibition)
BRONZE – New World Cider – Modern: Flagship
BRONZE – Spiced Cider: Wassail

“We are thrilled to have another outstanding showing at GLINTCAP,” says Kristen Needham, Sea Cider’s Founder and Cidermaster. “This is the first time that we have entered our newest Heirloom Series cider, Bittersweet, and our summer seasonal, Ruby Rose, in the awards. I’m over the moon that they have both been awarded gold medals in their respective categories!”

This announcement comes on the heels of Sea Cider winning the “People’s Choice for Best Cider” at the Taste BC Awards event held in Vancouver in January.


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