2016 U.S. Open Cider Championship
Due to the success of last year’s ciders at the U.S. Open Beer Championship, the U.S. Open has started a new championship. In October, the 2016 U.S. Open Cider Championship will be held in Oxford, Ohio just a couple hours drive from the Johnny Appleseed Museum in Urbana, OH. 14 categories will be judged including New World Ciders, English Ciders, and Specialty Ciders and Perry.

Call for Entries
This year, the Ciders entries will be sent to Oxford, OH (Just outside of Cincinnati). These entries will need to arrive between October 3-14. Each cidery/brewery may enter a maximum of 10 entries. Entry fee will be $60 per cider.  Winners will be announce November 14, 2016.

2016 U.S. Open Cider Categories
1. New World Cider
2. English Cider
3. New World Perry
4. Traditional Perry
5. New England Cider
6. Fruit Cider
7. Fruit and Berry Cider
8. Applewine
9. Hopped/Herbal Cider
10. Apple pie spices Spiced Cider
11. Spiced Cider
12. Wood-Aged Cider and Perry
13. Specialty Cider and Perry
14. Unlimited Cider and Perry
15. Anything Goes