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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.

You are invited to enter the

Great American Cider Competition

to be held in Rochester, NY, on Saturday, March 14, 2020.

Open to all commercial cideries.

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Why this competition

Our competition will increase consumer awareness and appreciation of Craft Cider.

WE HAVE THE BEST JUDGES. ALL of our judges are world class and professionally certified. 

CIDERS are blind judged; each glass is identified only by a number. Judges are given the classification prior to each flight. They do not know the producer of the cider.

EACH CIDER is judged on its own merit — it’s presence, balance and character — not by how it compares to other ciders in the flight.

CIDER ENTRIES will be stored in a temperature controlled environment.

Send 72oz (or more) of cider for judging in bottles or cans (e.g, 6 12oz; 5 16oz; 4 22oz; 3 25oz; or 3 32oz crowlers). Sorry, no growlers.

Awards

MEDALS are awarded for Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze winning ciders.

Promotion of winners

WINNERS will be annouced on the competition website, receive a medal for display in their cidery, mentioned in social media, and listed in next years promotional material.

A truly charitable competition

RAISE A GLASS FOUNDATION has chosen InterVol, a Rochester based non-profit as the beneficiary of this year’s Cider Competition. InterVol’s mission is simple: to recover unused viable medical supplies from hospitals and distribute them to those who need them the most. To date, InterVol has aided people in more than 70 countries around the world!