Thursday, March 19, 2015

The 10th Annual Great Lakes International Cider And Perry Competition (GLINTCAP)

Written by  Paul Starr
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The Great Lakes Cider and Perry Association is pleased to announce that the 10th Annual Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition will be held April 10-12, 2015 at the Downtown Courtyard by Marriott in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP) has established itself as the largest and most respected cider judging in North America. With cider experiencing a renaissance in the United States and across the globe, this year’s event is destined to become the world’s largest cider competition.

Featured judges for 2015 include:

  • Andrew Lea – English cider expert, retired chemist and food scientist, author of Craft Cider Making, major contributor to the Cider Workshop.
  • Ben Watson – American cider expert, curator of the Cider Salon at Franklin County CiderDays, author of Cider, Hard and Sweet: History, Traditions, and Making Your Own, editor of many books on food and drink including The New Cider Maker’s Handbook.
  • Dick Dunn – President of the Rocky Mountain Cider Association, moderator of the Cider Digest, primary author of the BJCP Style Guidelines for cider and perry.
  • Gary Awdey – President of the Great Lakes Cider and Perry Association, esteemed judge at the Australian Cider Awards and other major competitions, respected presenter of cider sensory analysis workshops, frequent medalist at cider competitions in North America and beyond.

Entry registration will open on Monday, March 16 and will close on Monday, March 30. Once entries have been registered, they must arrive at our shipping point by Friday, April 3. GLINTCAP accepts entries from all countries and is open to both commercial producers and amateur cidermakers. Full entry details and style guidelines will be released as soon as possible.

Visit for more information on this year’s event and a complete listing of past results. If you’re interested in volunteering at the competition as a judge or steward, visit and complete the questionnaire. For other inquiries, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact GLINTCAP Director Eric West ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or GLCPA President Gary Awdey ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Paul Starr

Paul Starr

Paul Starr is the creator of the I'm a Beer Hound and one of the organizer and the driving force behind Art & Craft Beerfest, Lansing Beer Fest, Beerfest at the Ballpark Spring & Fall. When he's not working on Beer Hound he's probably watching the Lions, Tigers or Red Wings. Being a recent new Dad of twins, he doesn't have much extra time these days for mischief.