Win a Pair of Tickets to This Weekends’s Cider Summit Seattle

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The 4th annual Cider Summit Seattle takes place this Friday and Saturday at The South Lake Union Discovery Park. Rumor on the street is that this will be the single largest gathering of artisan ciders in recorded history. That sounds rather dramatic, but until someone can disprove the assertion, I’m sticking with it.

We are giving away a pair of tickets to the event. All you need to do to qualify for the random drawing is leave a comment here on the blog or on the Washington Beer Blog Facebook page telling us which cider producer is your favorite. Or just tell us why you love cider in general. We’ll pick a winner at random on Thursday morning.

At the event, over 100 different ciders will be poured. Producers will be on hand to answer your questions. Here are more details about the event:

Event Hours:
Friday, September 6 from 3:00 to 8:00
Saturday, September 7 from noon to 6:00.

The South Lake Union Discovery Center near Westlake & Denny in downtown Seattle. The event is presented by Whole Foods Market.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 (cash only) at the door and are available online via Stranger tickets, and at many of the area’s leading bottle shops. For tickets, visit

Admission includes a tasting glass and 8 drink tickets. Additional tasting tickets will be available for sale onsite at $2 per ticket. Re-admission will be allowed at any time with event wristband and tasting glass. The event is 21 and over only.

Dogs of all ages will be allowed on event grounds.

For more information including a list of participating ciders please visit

Cider Summit NW benefits Northwest Cider Association and The Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research, The Northwest Cider Association promotes awareness of artisan produced ciders among the general public and fosters cooperation within the industry for all producers. 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.

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  1. I am pretty new to cider so I don’t have a favorite yet, but I really enjoyed the ones I recently tried because they were delicious and light. They were kind of like juice… but better. 😉

  2. I’ve actually not tried many of the ciders on this list – I’ve always defaulted to Spire because it’s easy to find and beats the heck out of the grocery store standards. I’ve had Woodchuck – but wasn’t that impressed – and have tried the Ace Joker – and it was pretty good – but I’d love to have the opportunity to try other ciders & expand my horizons!

    I love cider (in general) because it is a delicious non-hard-alcohol beverage that I can enjoy on the daily. I’m not a beer fan – so bars with good ciders are always at the top of my list!

  3. I went last year and was amazed at the variety of ciders booming in this country and others. One especially funky one I loved came from the Basque region of Spain. I hope I’m remembering that right…I suppose I’ll just have to drink more. 🙂

  4. For local availability, I enjoy Spire Mountain ciders. Also had some great ciders at the Seattle Cider Co launch!

  5. Any type of dry cider, not too sweet, not too tart. I’m also a huge fan of cherry cider if a good one can be found. As for a favorite…hum, that’s a good question. Hook me up with some tickets and I’ll tell you after the event. 🙂 

  6. For me, I would say that it is a tie between Tieton and Eaglemount Ciders. I prefer complex dry ciders (sometimes blended with amazing fruit or spices) that are a HUGE cut above the mainstreem ones (who shall remain unnamed). Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE beer (I brew beer, I judge at homebrew competitions, and am a BIG supporter of Washington craft beer), but it’s a pleasant change of pace to sit back & enjoy a craft cider.

  7. Tieton dry-hopped ….. mmmm.
    Finnriver is my favorite producer for a visit. Great road trip, gorgeous place, and wonderful folks!

  8. I love Blue Mountain and Tieton! I was introduced to both while living in Walla Walla and they’ve never failed me.

  9. ACE Ciders out of Sebastapol or Two Beers for the local guy. Drinking cider in the Fall just brings the season home, and Aces pumpkin screams “Fall”!!!

  10. I’m generally not a huge fan of cider, but I was blown away by Ace’s Pumpkin last fall. It’s one of the few pumpkin drinks I’ve had that actually has enough pumpkin flavor to live up to it’s name.

  11. I’m a big fan of Tieton and finnriver because they have a lot of variety and make really good stuff. I’m especially a fan of the Tieton Apricot and the finnriver Black Current. I also just got back from a trip to New England and Downeast Cider Co. makes some pretty good stuff. Still waiting to try the offerings from Seattle Cider Co. as well.

  12. Eaglemount is my favorite local cider, but I am most interested in trying Schillings Dry Pomegranate Sour. I’m pretty sure I’ve never experienced anything like it before!

  13. I spent a month in Ireland and found Bulmers Irish Cider. I have yet to try it’s US distribution under Magners Irish Cider. Yummo

  14. Yes, Bulmers is really good. Also like the old fashion “scrumpy” you find in the southwest of England.

  15. I love crispin and angry orchard. Want to try the others cause really, who doesnt love drinking cider!

  16. I am new to Cider. I have made my own, but I would love to compare what is available and save myself from having to squeeze apples and ferment apple juice into cider again.

  17. I am new to Cider. I have made my own, but I would love to compare what is available and save myself from having to squeeze apples and ferment apple juice into cider again.

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