2020 U.S. Open Cider Championship’s Medal Winners

2020 U.S. Open Cider Championship Medal Winners & Grand National Champion
In the seventh annual U.S. Open Cider Championship, cideries, wineries and breweries from Hawaii to Spain entered over 250 ciders representing 25 different styles. The final round of judging was held in Oxford, Ohio. Judging in the U.S. Open Cider Championships is blind, and the judges do not know what ciders they were tasting.

Arsenal Cider House & Wine Cellar from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was named Grand National Champion for winning two gold medals and two silver. Their gold medals were for their Event Blend and Grant’s Flying Pumpkin.

Heritage Estate Winery and Cidery from Barrie, Ontario placed second while Ciderboys from Stevens Point, Wisconsin took third. No cidery dominated the judging as 17 different cideries won Gold medals in 24 categories,

2020 U.S. Open Cider Championship Medal Winners
Modern Cider – Sweet
Gold – Event Blend – Arsenal Cider House & Wine Cellar – Pennsylvania
Silver – Woodchuck Amber – Vermont Cider Company – Vermont
Bronze – McKenzie’s Original Hard Cider – McKenzie’s Beverages – New York

Modern Cider – Dry
Gold – Smashed Cider – Clafeld Fruit Winery – Ontario
Gold – Arse Dagger Apple Cider – Covered Bridge Brewing – Oregon
Silver – Fighting Elleck – Arsenal Cider House & Wine Cellar – Pennsylvania
Bronze – Kiwi Herman – Xaiko Beverages – California

Heritage Cider – Sweet & Dry
Gold – Highland Scrumpy – Big Fish Cider Company – Virginia
Silver – Wild Scrumpy – Broken Brix Winery – Illinois
Bronze – Sidra Urbano – Urban Tree Hard Cider – Georgia

Traditional Cider – Sweet & Dry
Gold – Heirloom Apple Cider – Heritage Estate Winery & Cidery – Ontario
Silver – Maeloc Organic Sidra – Maeloc Hard Cider – Spain

Perry
Gold – Samuel Smith’s Organic Perry – Samuel Smith’s – England
Silver – Ace Perry Craft Cider – California Cider Company – California
Bronze – Pear – The Good Cider of San Sabastian – Envasados Eva – Spain

Fruit Cider
Gold – Ace Guava Craft Cider – California Cider Company – California
Silver – Acai Lemonade Hard Cider – Avid Cider Comany
Silver – Disco Lemonade – Clafeld Fruit Winery – Ontario
Bronze – Troppi-Poppi – d’s Wicked Cider Company – Washington

Pineapple Cider
Gold – Pineapple Hula – Ciderboys Hard Cider – Wisconsin
Silver – Kona Gold Cider – Ola Brew Company & Cidery – Hawaii
Bronze – Tropic Like it’s Hot – Urban Tree Hard Cider – Georgia
Bronze – Wyders Prickly Pineapple – Vermont Cider Company – Vermont

Cherry Cider
Gold – Going North – Boss Cider Company – Michigan
Silver – Cherry Pie – Atlanta Hard Cider Co. – Georgia
Bronze – Cherry Bomb – Contoocook Cider Company – New Hampshire

Peach Cider
Gold – Black Apple Peach – Black Apple – Arkanas
Silver – Peach Cobbler – d’s Wicked Cider – Washington
Bronze – Peach Berry – Portland Cider Company – Oregon

Fruit and Berry Cider
Gold – Blackberry Wild – Ciderboys Hard Cider – Wisconsin
Silver Sanibel Grapefruit – Saro Cider – Nebraska
Silver – Fruit Cocktail – Clafeld Fruit Winery – Ontario
Bronze – Black Current – Broski Cider Works

Strawberry
Gold – The Good Cider of San Sebastian Strawberry – Envasados Eva – Spain
Silver – Pedaler’s Road Rash Hard Cider – Quantum Leap Winery – Florida
Bronze – Maeloc Strawberry Hard Cider – Maeloc Hard Ciders – Spain

Cranberry
Gold – Dry Cranberry – Thor’s Hard Cider – Minnesota
Silver – Satine – Boss Cider Company – Michigan
Bronze – Suzie’s Cranberry – Pomegranate Cider – Dingo Dog Brewing – North Carolina

Applewine & Iced Cider
Gold – Applewine – Glacial Till Vineyard – Nebraska
Gold – Amshire – Blake’s Orchard and Winery – Michigan
Silver – Sierra Beaty – Gowans Heirloom Cider – California
Bronze – Perfect 10 – Portland Cider Co. – Oregon

Herbal Cider
Gold – Honey Lavender – Glacial Till Vineyard – Nebraska
Silver – Swizzle Hard Cider – Cidergeist – Ohio
Bronze – Elderflower – Broski Ciderworks – Florida

Hopped Cider
Gold – Hopped – Duluth Cider – Minnesota
Silver – Hopped – Incline Cider – Washington
Bronze – Sumthin Juicy – Bryants Cider – Virginia

Apple Pie Spiced Cider
Gold – Grant’s Flying Pumpkin – Arsenal Cider House & Wine Cellar – Pennsylvania
Silver – Mad Bark – Ciderboys Hard Cider – Wisconsin
Bronze – Apple Spice Cider – Broski Ciderworks – Florida

Spiced Cider
Gold – Snug – Rhinegeist Cidergeist – Ohio
Silver – Grierson’s Ginger – Arsenal Cider House & Wine Cellar – Pennsylvania
Bronze – Bronze – Ginger Fizz – Thor’s Hard Cider – Minnesota

Wood-Aged Cider and Perry
Gold – Pearsecco – Saro Cider – Nebraska
Silver – ACE Black Jack 21 Premium Craft Cider – California Cider Company – California
Bronze – Yellow Belly Barrel Aged Cider – Sapsucker Farms Yellow Belly Cidery – Minnesota

Specialty Cider and Perry
Gold – Peach Please – Broski Ciderworks
Gold – I am Brut – Green Bench Mead and Cider – Florida
Silver – Woodchuck Mimosa – Vermont Cider Company – Vermont

Unlimited Cider and Perry
Gold – Samuel Smith’s Organic Cider – England

Anything Goes
Gold – Blueberry Crumble – Cigar City Cider and Mead – Florida
Gold – Brandipera – Pacific Grove Ciderworks – California
Silver – Beaupre Rose – Cidrerie Beaupré – Quebec
Bronze – Full Auto – Boss Cider Company – Michigan

Single Varietal Cider
Gold – Roman Beauty – Thomas Brothers Hard Cider – California
Silver – Gravenstein – Gowans Heirloom Cider – California
Bronze – Virginia Hewes Crab – Big Fish Cider Company – Virginia

Rose’ Ciders
Gold – Rose’ – Lost Giants Cider – Washington
Silver – Rose’ – Urbantree Cidery – Georgia
Bronze – Babe Magnet – Diskin Cider – Tennessee

Brut Ciders
Gold – Dragon’s Gold – Heritage Estate Winery & Cidery – Ontario
Silver – Heirloom Apple Cider(2018)- Heritage Estate Winery & Cidery – Ontario
Bronze – Brite Good – Bryants Cider – Virginia

Sangrias
Gold – Woodchuck Sangria – Vermont Cider Company – Vermont
Silver – Sister Sangria – Coyote Hole Cider – Virginia
Bronze – Sunset Sangria – Coyote Hole Cider – Virginia