Duluth Cideries Win Big

National Honors For Duluth Cideries At 2019 Cider Championship

Great news from the world of craft cider.. both of Duluth’s homegrown cideries have brought home medals from the prestigious U.S. Open Cider Championship in Buffalo, New York. In this year’s competition, cideries, wineries and breweries from Hawaii to Iceland entered over 300 ciders representing 24 different styles.

Despite competing against some stiff competition, we are proud to announce that Duluth Cider and Wild State Cider returned from Buffalo with honors. The craft beverage community in Duluth is a force to be reckoned with.

The team at Duluth Cider brought home the gold medal in the “Anything Goes” category for their Las Lajas. This sweet cider is made with 100% fresh-pressed Great Lakes apples and is delicately blended with coffee that Duluth Coffee Co. sources directly from the Las Lajas organic farm in Costa Rica.

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Nate pours a few samples at Duluth Cider in The Lincoln Park Craft District. Image: The Duluth Experience.

Related: The Spirits & Ciders Experience

Our friends at Wild State Cider earned the bronze medal in the “Perry & Pear Cider” category for their sweet, juicy pear cider. According to co-owner, Adam Ruhland, The Wild State Cider team is super excited to be putting Duluth on the map for high-quality cider. As Adam put it, “we set out to make a great pear cider with fresh pear juice and no added sugar, so It’s pretty exiting to win an award for it, and extra special considering it was only the second cider we made for Wild State.”

Less than a year into their operations, Wild State Cider is crushing it in Duluth.

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Andrew Price, Mochi, and Adam Ruhland – Wild State Cider co-owners. Image: Wild State Cider.

Related: Duluth Breweries Win Big At Great American Beer Festival

Learn More about Duluth Cideries and Distilleries on our monthly The Spirits & Ciders Experience!

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