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September 5, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Washington Cider Week is here

Ross Albrechtson, draft manager at Capitol Cider, pours one of the 16 ciders on tap at Capitol Cider in Seattle.  Capitol Cider has  more than 100 ciders. ELLEN M. BANNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Ross Albrechtson, draft manager at Capitol Cider, pours one of the 16 ciders on tap at Capitol Cider in Seattle. Capitol Cider has more than 100 ciders. ELLEN M. BANNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

The rest of the country might not  know the difference between hard cider and apple juice, but we in the Apple State certainly do.  The Seattle-Tacoma area has the nation’s third largest number of adults who drink hard cider.

1. Portland

2. Syracuse

3. Seattle/Tacoma

4. Columbus

5. Minneapolis/St. Paul

Data from Scarborough, Release 1 2013

All the cider fun starts today with the Cider Summit Seattle, the kickoff event to Washington Cider Week. You can check out our preview  here.

There are at least 70 cider pairings and tastings over the next 10 days,  hosted by many big names chefs such as Tom Douglas. For those new to hard cider, I recommend attending either the Friday or Saturday tasting event at  Cider Summit Seattle, in South Lake Union, where there will be more than 100 ciders from around the world to sample and plenty of cider makers around  to answer your questions. Cider has become so big in our region, that you can take cider tours much like you would a winery or brewery.  Here’s a  story  on visiting cider farms in Port Townsend.

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