Cider lovers, mark your calendar and get your tickets: Cider Summit Seattle return on September 11th and 12th. The event once again takes place at The South Lake Union Discovery Center near the corner of Westlake and Denny in downtown Seattle. Featuring over 150 different ciders, Cider Summit Seattle is organized by SBS Imports and the Seattle Beer Collective, and presented by Whole Foods Market.
“We’ve been very pleased with the growth of our event in Seattle,” says Ian Robers of the Seattle Beer Collective. “We believe we have added some nice features and a unique cider selection that will help us reach an even wider audience of cider enthusiasts.”
The owners and cider makers will be there to share information about their product and guide festivalgoers through the tastings. Along with the cider, the event includes live music, specially paired food selections from Whole Foods Market, Capitol Cider and others. Also, the event includes a dog lounge, a watering station to benefit the Humane Society. New for 2015, a Cider Cocktail Lounge hosted by CiderCraft Magazine and Capitol Cider, with a special appearance from author Darlene Hayes.
“We believe we’ve created a unique event,” says event co-founder Alan Shapiro of SBS Imports. “We have found a great home in the South Lake Union neighborhood and we expect a terrific range of ciders. Interest in artisanal cider is exploding right now, and this event is the premier sampling opportunity for both the cider enthusiast and cider curious.”
Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 (cash only) at the door. They’re available online or at all Seattle metro area Whole Foods Markets, Capitol Cider, Umpqua Bank South Lake Union, and select bottleshops. Admission includes a souvenir tasting glass and eight tasting tokens. Additional tokens available at the event for $2 each.
A special VIP ticket is available for $40. It includes four additional tasting tickets and exclusive early admission on Friday for a VIP hour (2:00 – 3:00). Only 200 of these tickets are available – exclusively online via the event website.
This is a 21+ event for humans. Dogs of all ages welcome.
Cider Summit Seattle
South Lake Union Discovery Center (map)
Friday, September 11th, 3:00 – 8:00
Saturday, September 12th, 12:00 – 6:00
About Cider Summit
This will be the 16th Cider Summit produced by SBS & Seattle Beer Collective, having launched the concept in Seattle in September 2010 and expanding to Portland, Chicago, and San Francisco. Each event features 150+ elegantly crafted ciders from producers in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, California, Michigan, New Hampshire, England, France, Spain and others.
Cider Summit benefits Northwest Cider Association, The Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research, and Seattle Humane.
Cider Summit is presented by Whole Foods Market. Supporting sponsors include Capitol Cider, Oregon Fruit Products Company, Umpqua Bank,Click Wholesale Distributing, Ryan’s Juice, with media support from The Stranger, KEXP, and Cidercraft Magazine.