2016 Cider Summit Seattle Takes Place September 9-10

Cider Summit Seattle 2016

The State of Washington will celebrate its booming craft cider industry with Washington Cider Week from September 8 – 18, 2016 with events throughout the entire state. The premiere event will converge on Seattle when Cider Summit Seattle returns to the South Lake Union Discover Center from September 9 – 10. Now in its seventh year, Cider Summit Seattle will pour nearly 200 ciders from 60 cider producers outdoors in the South Lake Union neighborhood.

The 7th Annual Cider Summit Seattle will kick off on Friday, September 9 at 3:00pm and will run until 8:00pm. Once again Cider Summit will offer a VIP Session on Friday from 2:00 to 3:00pm. Then on Saturday, September 10, the festival will run from Noon until 5:00pm.

Of the 200 or so ciders that will be poured, there will be nine states and six countries represented. Over 90 of the ciders have never been poured at Cider Summit Seattle. Plus, sixteen different fruit ciders have been produced for the 2nd annual Oregon Fruit Products Fruit Cider Challenge and the winner will be determined by consumer ballot.

A cider sample at the 2015 Cider Summit Seattle.
A cider sample at the 2015 Cider Summit Seattle.

Here’s the list of ciders that will be pouring at the 2016 Seattle Cider Summit.

Towns Ciderhouse – Corvallis, OR Est. 2010
Made Marion
Limited Release

#6 Cider – Seattle, WA Est. 2014
True Original
Cold Brew Coffee
Peach Fuzz (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Alpenfire Cider – Port Townsend, WA Est. 2006
Pirates Plank
Spark! Semi Sweet
Cherry Cider Shrub (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Anthem Cider – Salem, OR Est. 2005
Blackberry (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Apple Outlaw – Applegate, OR Est. 2013
Thompson Creek Heritage Barrel Aged
Blackberry Bounty
Ginger Bite
Chocolate Raspberry (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Artisanal Imports – Est. 2001
Aspall – Est. 1728
Aspall Peronnelles Blush
Aspall Imperial
Craigies – Est. 2011
Ballyhook Flyer

E.Z. Orchards – Salem, OR Est. 2009
Roman Beauty
Hawk Haus
Semi Dry

Bite Hard Cider – Boonville, CA Est. 2010
Bite Hard Dry
Bite Hard Semi Sweet

Blue Mountain Cider Co. – Milton-Freewater, OR
Est. 2004
Estate Winesap
Ballpark Summer Shandy

Bull Run Cider – Forest Grove, OR Est. 2010
Strawberry Fields
Dry Hop Cider
Pear Wine
Mango (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Carlton Cyderworks – McMinville, OR Est. 2008
Slake Barrel Aged
Citizen Semi-Dry
Impearial Asian Pear
Grapefruit Honey Ginger (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Cider Riot! – Portland, OR Est. 2013
Everybody Pogo Hoppy Cider
Burncider Dry Draught Cider
Never Give an Inch Blackberry Cider
Pit Peach Apricot (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Ciderhouse 101 – Los Angeles, CA Est. 2012
Black Dog – Lemon Black
Pina Menta – Pineapple Mint
Cactus Red – Red Prickly Pear

Atlas Cider Company – Bend, OR Est. 2013
Dragon Fruit

Cockrell Hard Cider – Puyallup, WA Est. 2014
Hop n Cider
The Original
Devil n Cider

Ciders of Spain Est. 2012
Viuda de Angelon Sidra de Pera
Sidra Avalon
Sidra Natural Riestra
Sidra Natural Fanjul

ds Wicked – Ellensburg, WA Est. 2011
ds Wicked Baked Apple
ds Wicked Chanilla
ds Wicked Cranny Granny
ds Wicked Strawberry (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Dragons Head Cider – Vashon, WA Est. 2011
Traditional Cider
Manchurian Cider
Wild Fermented Cider
Pippin Cider

Eaglemount Wine and Cider – Port Townsend, WA Est. 2006
Homestead Dry
Raspberry Hopped Cider
Ginger Cider
Boysenberry (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Eden Specialty Ciders – Newport, VT Est. 2006
Sparkling Dry
Imperial Rose
Heirloom Blend Ice Cider

Flatbed Cider Co. – Woodinville, WA Est. 2016
Crisp Apple Cider
Pear Cider

Grizzly Ciderworks – Woodinville, WA Est. 2013
Woodlander Wit Citrus Spice
The Bruin Dark & Dry Hopped
Pomnivore Pomegranate
Blackfin Splash Semi-Sweet
Blackfin Pacific Peach
Blackfin Tidebreak

Elemental Hard Cider – Woodinville, WA Est. 2014
Calcium Blood Orange
Margarita Jalapeno Lime Cilantro
Lithium Limoncello

Finnriver Farm Cidery – Chimacum, WA Est. 2010
Pomonas Nectar
Forest Ginger
Apple Abbey

Hopworks Urban Brewery – Portland, OR Est. 2008
HUB Hard Cider
Professor Plum

Incline Cider Co. – Incline Village, NV Est. 2016
The Explorer Hopped Cider
Hopped Lemongrass Cider
The Scout Hopped Marionberry Cider
Lemongrass Gin Cider Cocktail

Liberty Ciderworks – Spokane, WA Est. 2012
Heirloom Gravenstein Single Varietal
English Style Cider
The Abbess Gin Botanical Cider

Locust Cider – Woodinville, WA Est. 2014
Dark Cherry
Thai Ginger
Sweet Aged Apple

Long Drop Cider – Eagle, ID Est. 2012
Honey Vanilla Semi-Sweet Cider
Semi-Sweet Cider
Derby Canyon – 100% WA Apple Cider
Washington Dessert Apple Reserve

Maeloc Cider – Galicia, Spain Est. 2008
Maeloc Dry Apple
Maeloc Blackberry
Maeloc Strawberry

Manoir du Parc – Normandy, France Est. 1925
Authentic Cidre
Authentic Poire

Montana CiderWorks – Sula, MT Est. 2002
Small Batch – Spartan Dry
North Fork Traditional
Darby Pub Cider

Nashi Orchards – Vashon, WA Est. 2013
Chojuro Asian Pear Perry
Island Harvest Perry
Barrel Fermented Cider

One Tree Hard Cider – Spokane Valley, WA Est. 2014
Lemon Basil Hard Cider
Caramel Cinnamon Hard Cider
Crisp Apple Hard Cider
Raspberry Hard Cider (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Orchard Gate Imports
Thistly Cross – Est. 2008
Whisky Cask

J.K.s Scrumpy – Flushing, MI Est. 1860
Organic Scrumpy
Haybaler Switchel

Red Tank Cider – Bend, OR Est. 2012
Hawaii 5-0

Reverend Nats – Portland, OR Est. 2011
Revival Hard Apple
Sacrilege Sour Cherry
The Passion
Whiskey Barrel Aged Golden Russet w/Black Currant (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Snowdrift Cider – E. Wenatchee, WA Est. 2008

Sea Cider Farm Ciderhouse – Saanichton, BC Est. 2007
Prohibition – Rum Barrel Cider
Ruby Rose – Rhubarb Rosehip Cider
Witchs Broom – Autumn Cider

Worleys – Shepton Mallet, England – Est. 1997
Special Reserve Keeved
Premium Vintage – Early Harvest Dry
Mendip Hills – Late Harvest Semi-Dry

Sonoma Cider – Healdsburg, CA – Est. 2013
The Anvil – Bourbon Flavored
The Pitchfork – Pear Vanilla
The Washboard – Sarsaparilla Vanilla

Steelhead Cider – Manson, WA Est. 2014
Chimera Cherry Apple
Furious George Ginger

Summit Cider Co. – Coeur d’Alene, ID Est. 2014
Boondoggle Blackberry (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Wandering Aengus – Salem, OR Est. 2005
Golden Russet

Washington Gold Hard Cider – Chelan, WA Est. 2008
Original Hard Cider
Cherry Hard Cider
Golden Delicious Hard Cider

Woodinville Ciderworks – Woodinville, WA Est. 2015
Asian Pear
Apricot Hop

Double Mountain – Hood River, OR Est. 2007
Jumpin Jack Heirloom Cider

Pear Up (NV) Cider – E. Wenatchee, WA Est. 2014
Pear Essentials
Pearfect Pie
Pumpkin Pear
Rasperry Watermelon (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Portland Cider – Clackamas, OR Est. 2012
Hop Rageous
Cherry Perry (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Schilling Cider – Auburn, WA – Est. 2012
Grumpy Bear Coffee Nitro
Lumberjack Rhubarb
Trouble in Paradise Pineapple
Raspberry (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Seattle Cider Company – Seattle, WA – Est. 2013
Gravenstein Rose
Cold Brew Coffee Cider
City Fruit
Peach Cider (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Samuel Smiths – Tadcaster, England Est. 1758
Samuel Smiths Organic Cider
Snake Bite Cider Cocktail
Black Velvet Cider Cocktail

Moonlight Meadery – Londonderry, NH Est. 2007
Them Little Apples
Crimes of Passion
Kurts Apple Pie

Nectar Creek Mead – Corvallis, OR Est. 2012
Sting (Ginger)
Cluster (Cranberry/Strawberry)
Honeycone (Cascade Hopped)

Niche Import Co. – Est. 1992
Possmann Pure Cider
Possman Pure Cider Rose
Calvados Coquerel Fine VSOP
Schonauer Apfel Liqueur

J. Seeds Apple Cider Whiskey – Fairfield, CA
Apple Ginger Snap Cocktail
Cold Press Cocktail
Cider Whiskey

Tieton Cider Works – Yakima, WA Est. 2008
Smoked Pumpkin
Sparkling Perry
Rambling Route Apple
Tieton Mule Cider Cocktail

The VIP hour at the 2015 Cider Summit Seattle.
The VIP hour at the 2015 Cider Summit Seattle.

Other highlights of Cider Summit Seattle include:

  • Food available for purchase from Whole Foods Market, Capitol Cider and a number of snack vendors.
  • Dog Lounge, hosted by Seattle Humane and Downtown Dog Lounge where dogs & pet owners can recharge & refresh.
  • Cider Summit Event Store featuring bottles-to-go and an array of event merchandise.
  • Music programming produced in conjunction with KEXP.

General admission tickets are $35 in advance online or at selected event sponsor locations and $40 at the door.  VIP tickets are available for $45, exclusively online, and include four extra tasting tickets and exclusive early access to the event between 2pm-3pm on Friday.  Designated driver tickets will be available for $5 at the door only and include a bottle of water.  This event is strictly 21 & over – no exceptions. https://cidersummit.boldtypetickets.com/.

For more information please visit CiderSummit.com, facebook.com/CiderSummit or follow us on Twitter @CiderSummit.

South Lake Union Discovery Center
101 Westlake Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109