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To make a great cider you bring all of your artistry, dedication, science and passion to the table. We bring the most respected judges to the other side of that table.

OUR GOAL IS TO INCREASE AWARENESS IN YOUR CIDERY!

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About Us

To make a great cider you bring all of your artistry, dedication, science and passion to the table. We bring the world's most respected judges to the other side of that table. Competition on a truly international scale. 

Our Judges

WE HAVE THE BEST JUDGES. Our judges include the most influential people in the cider industry, including BJCP judges, educators, retailers, and industry writers and consultants.

Competition Results

Results will be posted by May 12, 2019.

The Great American Cider Competition is open to all commercial cideries from New York. Cider may be entered by the cidery, or by their distributors.

Please carefully review the Class Listing and choose the correct class entry number for your cider.

For clarification

HERITAGE: Made with the fresh juice of multi-use or cider-specific bittersweet/bittersharp apples, heirloom varieties, wild, and/or crab apples.

MODERN: Made primarily from culinary/table apples.

We reserve the right to change a cider class number if we deem it necessary.

The information you enter in the ‘Production Notes for Judging’ section of each entry will appear on the Judge’s Scoring Sheet. Please restrict information in this section to any production related info you wish the judges to be aware of as they evaluate your cider. DO NOT include tasting notes or marketing text.

All ciders entered must be available for sale to the public.

The price information requested is for suggested retail value in the United States. All prices must be listed in US Dollars. All cider should be priced according to the bottle size entered (eg. $3.00 per 12oz.)

Please make sure to ship 72oz. or more of cider (6 12oz; 5 16oz; 4 22oz; 3 25oz; 3 32oz crowlers) in bottles or cans. Sorry - no growlers.

Please send securely packed cans or bottles!

Any questions, please call

John Cordeiro at 585-770-1022

All competition results will be available on this website by May 12, 2019.

Awards will be sent to all winners.