Follow up: More news about cider events

It seems a lot of people liked our story about cider yesterday. We have recieved more information about the upcoming events we mentioned in that post.

Updated – Aug.  17th, 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 18th Full Throttle Bottles cider tasting. Here’s the info:

Wildfire Cider Tasting at Full Throttle Bottles!

Georgetown, WA – 8/17/10 – Tomorrow we welcome Nancy & Steve, plus Phillipe of course, from Wildfire Cider. Bringing new styles and flavors to cider in Washington, these cider makers know how to be on the cutting edge of the cider world! With new packaging, and new batches, these ciders will educate your palate on what a true boutique cider should taste like. The only certified organic cidery in Washington, they know how to make cider, and make it well! So come on down and meet these amazing folks, they can answer most anything about the cider making process, and we love them for it! Don’t forget cider is gluten free!!

Wildfire Cider – We will be tasting these tomorrow, Wednesday, August 18, from 5pm-7pm. Only $4 for all of them! Our usual “be green” offer applies: Bring your own tasting glass and save a dollar!!

Spark Bittersweet — Hard yet sweet, sweet yet hard! A beautiful bottle conditioned sweet cider bursting with the flavor of thesetraditional bittersweet apples: Vilberie, Dabinette, Muscadet de Dieppe, Reine des Pommes, Golden Russet and Porters perfection, Sweet Coppin and others. 7.5%,ABV, 750 ml champagne bottle

Apfelwein — This very unique still cider is made in the German tradition. It has the fresh apple flavor, acidity and beautiful amber color of true cider fruit. Enjoy this drink with appetizers, cheese, sausages & seafood. 7% ABV, 750 ml flint hock bottle

Pirate’s Plank “Bone Dry-Organic “Scrumpy style” — Bold · Brash · Tannic. No Apologies Cider! It’ll rob you of your misconceptions! Kingston Black, Vilberie, Babinett, Yarlington Mill, Granny Smith.6.9%ABV 22 0z

Ember Semi Sweet Cider — Just a hint of sweetness, tannins and carbonation leave this bottle condi-tioned cider ready to be enjoyed for it’s refreshing crispness and the subtle flavors of the English and French cider apples it was pressed from.7.25% ABV,750 ml champagne bottle

This Saturday at 99 Bottles –  Saturday, August 21st at 99 Bottles. Pouring begins at 4:00 with last call at 6:00 p.m. The tasting Fee is $2.50 to try 4 ciders.  99 Bottles Club Members pay just $1. They will be pouring ciders from Red Barn Ciders (Mt. Vernon, WA) including the People’s Choice winner from last year’s Ivar’s Fall Cider Festival. They’ll also be pouring the other ciders from Red Barn.

Meet master cider maker Drew and sample his ciders:  Burro Loco (dry), Fire Barrel (aged in fire-charred Kentucky white oak barrels, with bourbony notes), Sweetie Pie (made with Gravenstein apples), and Jonagold (7% appley goodness!).

Cider Summit Northwest – Saturday, September 11th. Here is the official press release about the event.

(Seattle, WA) August 16, 2010 The Northwest Cider Association, SBS Imports and the Seattle Beer Collective are pleased to announce the First Annual Cider Summit NW Saturday, September 11, 2010 at South Lake Union Discovery Center Park from 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. presented by Whole Foods Market. The event will feature the area’s largest ever gathering of artisanal ciders and cider producers.

Perhaps a hybrid of beer festival and wine tasting, Cider Summit NW offers guests an opportunity to sample some 40 elegantly crafted ciders from producers in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, England, and France. The owners and cidermakers will be on hand to inform and guide guests through the samplings which will be available in 3-ounce and 6-ounce portions. Each featured cider is made from 100% pressed apples (or pears) and is made without concentrates or other additives.

“We are very pleased to work with SBS and the Seattle Beer Collective on this event,” noted Northwest Cider Association member Sharon Campbell. “We expect this to be an incredible showcase of our efforts.”

“I am thrilled that we have been able to assemble such a stellar collection of ciders for this event,” added event co-founder Alan Shapiro of SBS Imports. “With the vast majority of ciders available to taste at $2.00, it should be a great opportunity for attendees to sample many of the best ciders available in the United States if not the world.”

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 (cash only) at the door and are available online via Brown Paper tickets and at the area’s leading bottle shops. Admission includes a tasting glass and 10 drink tickets. From 11:00 a.m.- noon arriving guests will receive 2 additional “happy hour” tickets. SLU cardholders and WABL members will receive 2 additional drink tickets at any time (offers may not be combined). Additional drink tickets will be available for sale onsite at $2 per ticket. The event is 21 and over only. Dogs will be allowed on event grounds. For more information including a list of participating ciders please visit www.cidersummitnw.com.

Cider Summit NW benefits The Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research (www.imbcr.org). IMBCR is one of the world’s leading independent research organizations developing effective therapies to increase the quality of life and longevity of myeloma patients. Cider Summit NW is presented by Whole Foods Markets with supporting sponsors Northwest Cider Association, Vulcan Properties, Seattle Weekly and Click Wholesale.

For more information contact:
Alan Shapiro – SBS Imports
206.527.4191



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