The Region’s largest cider tasting festival kicks off Oregon Cider Week
The seventh annual Cider Summit PDX will take place June 16th and 17th at The Fields Park (1099 NW Overton St) in the Pearl District, showcasing more than 150 ciders, including regional favorites and international classics, from the industry’s leading cidermakers, many of which will be on hand to inform and guide guests through the tastings poured into commemorative festival glassware. The event also serves as the official kick-off to Oregon Cider Week.
“Artisanal cider has become one of the fastest growing segments of the craft beverage market in recent years,” noted event co-founder, Alan Shapiro. “The Cider Summit exposes thousands of cider lovers and the cider curious to these artfully crafted beverages.”
The event will feature a variety of food vendors, a Dog Lounge, and live music featuring several of Portland’s legendary blues artists.
Several of the cidermakers will participate in the third annual Oregon Fruit Products Fruit Cider Challenge, creating pilot batch fruit ciders using Oregon Fruit Product’s puree. Attendees will vote on their favorites via text, and the winners will be announced at the end of the day on Saturday.
Tickets and Details
General admission tickets include a souvenir tasting glass and six tasting tickets and costs $25 prior to June 1, $30 prior to June 16, or $35 at the gate. General Admission tickets will also be available starting June 1st at World Foods, Cider Bite Taphouse, Umpqua Bank, and selected bottle shops throughout the City.
VIP tickets include a souvenir tasting glass, exclusive entry from 2pm-3pm on June 16th, and 10 tasting tickets; VIP tickets cost $35 prior to June 1st or $40 prior to June 16. VIP tickets are available online only, with limited quantities.
Designated Driver tickets are also available at the gate for $5 and include a bottle of water. For more information, visit CiderSummit.com
Cider Summit PDX is presented by World Foods Portland and Ciderbite Taphouse. Supporting sponsors include Oregon Fruit Products, KRAVE Jerky, Hood River Juice, Umpqua Bank, Maletis Beverage and The Portland Streetcar. Media partners include 94/7 Alternative Portland, The Portland Mercury, and CIDERCRAFT Magazine. The event is a benefit for Cascade Blues Association, Northwest Cider Association, DoveLewis Emergency Pet Hospital and The Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research.