2018 USACM Award Results Announced

The results are in! Here’s a complete list of 2018 USACM Award Winners. All our award winners are selected by USACM members, except for Member of the Year and Significant Contribution to the Cider Industry Awards which are selected by the USACM Board of Directors. This is the fourth year we’ve honored people who are doing great things for cider. We added some new categories in 2018 to represent the entire ecosystem of the cider industry. Learn who this year’s winners are:

2018 USACM Award Winners

For Significant Contribution to the Cider Industry: Stephen Wood, Farnum Hill Ciders, Lebanon, NH

USACM Member of the Year:2 Towns Ciderhouse, Corvallis, OR

Cider Journalism Excellence: “Think You Know What Cider Is? You’re Probably Wrong,” by Jason Wilson, The Washington Post Read it here

Cider Server of the Year: Jennie Dorsey, Schilling Cider House, Portland, OR

Grower Advocate of the Year: Dr. Gregory Peck, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

On-Premise Establishment of the Year: Solstice Wood Fire Cafe & Bar, Hood River, OR  Learn more here.

Off-Premise Establishment of the Year: Binny’s Beverage Depot, Chicago, IL

Cider Event of the Year: Colorado Cider & Beer Circus, Copper Mountain, CO

Regional Cider Establishments of the Year

  • Pacific Northwest: Capitol Cider, Seattle, WA
  • East: Fingerlakes Cider House, Interlaken, NY
  • Mountain West: Horse & Plow Tasting Room, Sebastopol, CA
  • South: Urban Orchard Cider Co., Asheville, NC
  • Midwest: Jefferson County Ciderworks, Fairfield, IA

Regional Distributors of the Year

  • Pacific Northwest: Maletis Beverage, Portland, OR
  • East: Crush Distributors, Yarmouth, ME
  • Mountain West: Elite Brands of Colorado, Denver, CO
  • South: Artisan Beverage Group, Charlotte, NC
  • Midwest: Abu Nawas Beverage, Elkader, IA

Congrats to all the winners!

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