The International Cider Awards

THE INTERNATIONAL CIDER AWARDS were reintroduced, as an international recognition of excellence in cider production in 2013.

An Award is a recognition, by fellow professional cider makers, that a cider is an outstanding commercial example of its style. The Competitions were first run in 1888 – constantly developed to reflect the global market for beer and cider.

The superb technical installation, including cider in bottle, can, bag in box, cask and keg ensures integrity of product, dispensed to the Judges at the cider maker’s recommended temperature.

Stewards are trained to ensure integrity of pour and dispense to the judges.

All Judges are currently practising cider makers from around the world. With 3 categories and 10 classes, there is a place for every cider, with every cider having a chance of winning – even those new or innovative variations on styles.

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Registration October 2023
Registrations close Entry Deadline Extended to Feburary 16th! Delivery deadlne to March 10th.
Competition will take place 19th - 21st March 2024
Announcements & Festival 22nd March 2024
International Beer & Cider Festival 22nd & 23rd March 2024
Awards Ceremony 1st May 2024
Click here for the entries website