4th Annual Cider Summit Portland Festival Preview

2014 Cider Summit PDX

This weekend marks the return of  Cider Summit Portland as it takes on a brand new location at The Fields Neighborhood Park in Portland’s Pearl District on June 20th and 21st. Now in its fourth year Cider Summit Portland needed to find a larger setting to hold their festival as the event has outgrown its original location on Portland’s South Waterfront.

Founded by SBS Imports and the Seattle Beer Collective they are pleased to announce the return of Cider Summit NW Festival to Portland, OR.  The fourth annual event will take place Friday, June 20th from 2:00 to 8:00pm and Saturday, June 21st from Noon to 6:00pm. Cider Summit is expanding to the new Fields Neighborhood Park at NW 10th and NW Overton in the Portland’s Pearl District.

Virtue Cider's Greg Hall at 2013 Cider SummitIf you’re already a fan of cider or are just getting into the burgeoning craft cider movement, Cider Summit is a festival not to miss. Having attending this festival the first three years, we strongly encourage you to add this one to your calendar. The ciders that are featured are not your average supermarket variety, there are ciders that feature hops, different fruits and barrel aging that can only add to the nuances of craft cider.

The owners and cidermakers will be on hand to inform and guide guests through the samplings which will be available in 4-ounce tasting portions in a souvenir festival glass. In addition to the superb range of ciders, the event will feature the DoveLewis/Unleashed by Petco dog lounge, expanded food selections from World Foods & St. Honore Boulangerie, special dessert pairings from Smitten Truffles and even cider ice cream.

Below is the complete list of ciders that will be poured at this year’s Cider Summit. Take a look and decide now on which craft ciders are on your must try list.

Table 1: 2 Towns Ciderhouse – Corvallis, OR
Bright Cider
Made Marion
Bad Apple
Special Release

Table 2: Traditions Ciderworks – Corvallis, OR
Amity Rose 2012
Riverwood 2011
Bourbon Barrel 2012
Pommeau 2012

Table 3: Alpenfire Organic Cider – Pt. Townsend, WA
Organic Pirate’s Plank Dry
Organic Ember Bittersweet
Spark! Semisweet
Dungeness Still Cider

Table 4: Anthem Ciders – Salem, OR

Table 5: Atlas Cider Co. – Bend, OR
Classic Apple

Table 6: Attila Hard Cider – Ellensburg, WA
Scourge of God

Table 7: Baird & Dewar Farmhouse Cider – Portland, OR
2012 Farmhouse
2012 Constitution
2011 Farmhouse
2013 Peach

Table 8: Artisanal Imports – Austin, TX
Aspall Dry (Eng.)
Aspall Organic (Eng.)
Aspall Blush (Eng.)
Aspall J. Barrington Still (Eng.)
Farnum Hill Dooryard (NH)
Farnum Hill Extra Dry (NH)

Table 9: E.Z. Orchards Cidre – Salem, OR
2011  Cidre
Cidre Dry
Hawk Haus Cider

Table 10: Blue Mountain- Milton-Freewater, OR
Oregonian Hard Apple
Raspberry Hard Apple
Cherry Hard Apple
Sweet Pippin Hard Apple

Table 11: Bull Run Cider – Forest Grove, OR
Powerhouse Dry
Bramble Berry
Gravenstein SV
Pear Wine

Table 12: Carlton Cyderworks – McMinnville, OR
Citizen Semi-Dry
Carry Nation Semi-Sweet
Impearial Asian Pear
Auld Lang Spice

Table 13: Cider Riot! – Portland, OR
1763 W. Country Farmhouse
Burncider Dry Draught
Everybody Pogo Hoppy
Meyer Lemon Cider

Table 14: Bushwhacker Cider – Portland, OR
Rum Barrel Perry

Table 15: Dragon’s Head Cider – Vashon, WA
Traditional Cider
Manchurian Cider
Pippin Cider
Wild Fermented Cider

Table 16: d’s Wicked Cider – Kennewick, WA
d’s Wicked Cider

Table 17: Eden Ice Cider Co. – Newport, VT
Calville Blend Ice Cider
Orleans Herbal
Orleans Bitter
Eden Sparkling Dry

Table 18: Finnegan Cider – Lake Oswego, OR
Harvest Blend
Sparkling Vintage

Table 19: Finnriver Farm & Cidery – Chimacum, WA
Fire Barrel
Black Currant
Botanical Honey Meadow
Spirited Apple Wine

Table 20: International Selections – FR, SP, IT, SC
Dupont Cidre Bouche
Drouin Poire
Sarasola Sagardoa
Baladin Sidro
Thistly Cross Ginger
Thistly Cross Whiskey Cask

Table 21: Portland Cider Co. – Portland, OR
Kinda Dry
Sorta Sweet
Perfect Perry

Table 22: Red Tank Cider. – Bend, OR
Happy Chops

Table 23: Reverend Nat’s  –  Portland, OR
The Passion
Deliverance Ginger Tonic
Hallelujah Hopricot

Table 24: Rogue Ales  – Newport, OR
Rogue Raw Cider
Fruit Salad Cider
7 Hop Cider
Pink Gin Cider

Table 25: Samuel Smith Brewery – Tadcasater, Eng.
Organic Cider

Table 26: Schilling Hard Cider – Seattle, WA
Original Hard Cider
Ginger Cider
Grapefruit Cider
Dry on Draft

Table 27: Sea Cider Farm – Saanichton, BC
Pippins Cider
& Spies Cider
Bramble Bubbly Cider
Prohibition Cider

Sea Cider at 2013 Cider Summit

Table 28: Square Mile Cider – Portland, OR
The Original
Spur & Vine

Table 29: Seattle Cider Co. – Seattle, WA
Three Pepper
PNW Berry

Table 30: Sonoma Cider – Healdsburg, CA
The Hatchett Org. Apple
The Anvil Bourbon Flavor
The Pitchfork Pear

Table 31: Tieton Cider Works – Tieton, WA
Wild Washington Apple
YV Dry Hopped
Cherry Blend
Tieton Wind

Table 32: Swift Cider – Portland, OR
CTZ Dry Hop
Ginger Lemon Cayenne
Wholesome Apple

Table 33: Two Rivers Cider – Sacramento, CA
Organic Gravenstein
Blood Orange

Table 34: Whitewood Cider Co. – Olympia, WA
South Sounder
Old Fangled
Red Cap

Table 35: Vermont Hard Cider – Middlebury, VT
Woodchuck CS Mint
Woodchuck PR Belgian White
Woodchuck Priv. Res. Pink
Woodchuck Hopped Apple

Table 36: Virtue Cider – Fennville, MI
Cidre Nouveau
Sidra de Nava
The Ledbury Cider
The Mitten

Table 37: Wandering Aengus Ciderworks – Salem, OR
Wickson SV Crabapple
Ashmead’s Kernal SV
Oaked Dry

CiderCraft Magazine – AB InBev Tent
Stella Artois Cidre
Johnny Appleseed

And to keep the crowd entertained there will be live music each day produced in conjunction with new event beneficiary, Cascade Blues Association. The music lineup features:

Friday – June 20th

  • Kevin Selfe 3:00pm
  • Lloyd Jones 5:15pm
  • Atomic Gumbo Duo with Steve Kerin 6:30pm

Saturday – June 21st

  • Melody Guy 12:30pm
  • Norman Sylvester Trio 2:15pm
  • Ellen Whyte Trio 4:35pm

For those of you east of the Willamette River, Brewvana Brewery Tours shuttle will run a continuous loop from SE Portland to the Park. Cider Summit also encourages the use of the Portland Streetcar to the event.

Cider Summit Shuttle Schedule

“We believe we’ve created a unique event,” noted Ian Roberts of SBC. “Interest in artisanal cider is exploding right now, and this event is the premier sampling opportunity for both the cider enthusiast and cider curious.”

“We appreciate the generous support the South Waterfront community provided for our first three events,” added event co-founder Alan Shapiro of SBS Imports. “However thanks to the great reception of the Portland cider community we simply outgrew the space. We look forward to a long and successful partnership at our new home in the Pearl.”

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 (cash only) at the door and are available online via Stranger tickets, Umpqua Bank Pearl District branch, and at many of the area’s leading bottle shops. Admission includes a tasting glass and 8 tasting tickets. Additional tasting tickets will be available for sale onsite at $2.00 per ticket.

Outcider at 2013 Cider Summit

New for 2014 is a special VIP ticket available for $35. This ticket includes 4 additional tasting tickets and exclusive early admission on Friday from 2:00 to 3:00pm. Only 200 of these tickets are available – exclusively online via the event website. Re-admission will be allowed at any time with event wristband and tasting glass. The event is 21 and over. Dogs of all ages will be allowed on event grounds. For more information including a list of participating ciders please visit www.cidersummit.com.

Cider Summit NW benefits Northwest Cider Association, The Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research,  DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, and the Cascade Blues Association.