5th Annual Cider Summit PDX Preview

Cider Summit Portland Header 2015

With the amazing growth that we have seen in craft cider it’s great to be in the Pacific Northwest that is home to many of the nation’s cider makers. We are also spoiled with many various cider events that take place throughout the year. The granddaddy of them all will return for its 5th year when Cider Summit PDX returns for its second year to The Fields Neighborhood Park in Northwest Portland on Friday, June 19th and Saturday, June 20th.

The 5th Annual Cider Summit PDX will feature an amazing amount of cider, which is now at over 190 ciders from 49 cider makers. These ciders available will extend beyond just the Pacific Northwest, as there will be ciders from 7 states and 6 countries. Over 75 ciders pouring this year have never been previously poured at event. This is a dream for cider lovers and an excellent opportunity for new fans to explore the world of cider.

5th Anniversary Cider Summit PDX“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 are thrilled with our move to The Pearl,” added event co-founder Alan Shapiro of SBS Imports.  “We are grateful for the area’s cider community ongoing support as we work together to make this the region’s signature cider event.”

Hours for this year’s Cider Summit PDX will be from 3:00 to 8:00pm on Friday, June 19th and from Noon to 6:00pm on Saturday, June 20th. There will also be limited VIP tickets available for early entry on Friday at 2:00pm. More details on tickets are listed at the bottom of this article.

A brand new feature at the 2015 event will be the Fruit Cider Challenge sponsored by Oregon Fruit Products. Several of the participating cideries will produce pilot batches specifically for this event. Cider Summit PDX attendees will vote for their favorite of these 14 ciders during the festival with the winner of the inaugural Fruit Cider Challenge announced on Monday, June 22nd.

One of the cideries that should be on your radar is Hedgerow Cider from Dallas, Oregon. This new cidery opened in 2013 but already is known on the world stage. In February of this year, Hedgerow took home a Silver Medal with its Blue Butterfly Cider at the International Cider Awards at Burton on Trent, UK. After sampling this cider at this year’s Cider Rite of Spring we can say its one worth seeking out.

Cider Summit PDX at Fields Park

2015 Portland Producers List

2 Towns/Traditions – Corvallis, OR
Bad Apple
Ginja Ninja
Hop & Stalk
Peach Saison (Fruit Cider Challenge)
Amity Rose 2012
Riverwood 2013
Afton Field 2013
Pommeau 2011

Tieton Cider Works/Rambling Route – Yakima, WA
Rambling Route
Dry Hopped
Cidermaker’s Reserve

Atlas Cider Company – Bend, OR

Alpenfire Orchards – Port Townsend, WA
Organic Pirates Plank Bone Dry
Spark! Semi Sweet
Calypso Blackberry Rum

Anthem Ciders – Salem, OR
Blind Tiger Bourbon Barrel Aged
Black Raspberry (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Apple Outlaw – Applegate, OR
Ginger Bite
Tangerine Twist
Blackberry Bounty
Ginger Peach (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Artisanal Imports – Austin, TX
Aspall Est. 1728
Peronnelle’s Blush
Farnum Hill Est. 1995
Extra Dry

E.Z. Orchards – Salem, OR
Cidre Dry 2012
Cidre Semi-Dry 2013
Roman Beauty

Baird & Dewar Farmhouse Cider – Portland, OR
2013 Farmhouse
2012 Constitution
2013 Lucky 13 Peach/Apricot
2013 Black Lappin Cherry
2015 Apricot (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Attila Hard Cider – Ellensburg, WA
Scourge of God

Blue Mountain Cider Co. – Milton-Freewater, OR
Cherry Hard Apple
Raspberry Hard Apple
Estate Gravenstein

Bull Run Cider – Forest Grove, OR
Bramble Berry Cider
Dry Hop Cider
Pear Wine
Strawberry Fields (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Carlton Cyderworks – Carlton, OR
Citizen English Style
Impearial Asian Pear
Duke Blueberry

Cider Riot! – Portland, OR
Everybody Pogo Hoppy Cider
Never Give an Inch Blackberry Cider
Burncider Dry Draught Cider
Lemmy’s Summer Camp Meyer Lemon Cider
Pie Cherry – Bog Myrtle (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Bushwhacker Cider – Portland, OR
Forgotten Trail

Crispin Cider Co. – Colfax, CA
Venus Reigns Barrel Aged
Blackberry Pear
Prickly Pear
The Saint

d’s Wicked – Ellensburg, WA
Wicked Baked Apple
Wicked Green Apple

Dragon’s Head Cider – Vashon, WA
Manchurian Cider
Pippin Cider
Wild Fermented Cider

Eden Ice Cider Co. – Newport, VT
Heirloom Blend
Orleans Herbal
Orleans Bitter
Sparkling Semi-Dry

Finnegan Cider – Lake Oswego, OR
Harvest Blend

Finnriver Farm & Cidery – Chimacum, WA
Lavender Black Currant
Fire Barrel Barrel Aged
Apple Abbey
Cacao Brandywine

Fox-Tail Cider – Hood River, OR
Fuzzy Haven
Imperial Hopped Cider

Half Pint Ciders – Los Angeles, CA
101 SoCal Scrumpy
101 India Pale Cider
101 Cactus Red
Troy Cider 2014
Fanjul Sidra Natural
Riestra Sidra Brut

Hedgerow Cider – Dallas, OR
Blue Butterfly Cider 2015
Blue Butterfly Cider 2014

HUB Cider – Portland, OR
Hard Cider
Bourbon Barrel Aged Cider
Dry Hopped Cider (Citra & Mosaic)
Fruit Stripe Cider (Fruit Cider Challenge)

J.K.’s Scrumpy – Flushing, MI
Organic Scrumpy
The Pair
Northern Neighbour

Orchard Gate Imports
Original Draught
Oak Vintage

Thistly Cross
Whisky Cask

Hi-Wheel Wine & Mead Co. – Portland, OR
Blackberry Habanero
Ginger Lemon
Ruby Zozzle
La Nina Fresa
Black Lightening (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Manoir du Parc – Normandy, France
Authentic Cidre
Authentic Poire

New West Cider – Portland, OR
Berry Cider
Semi-Dry Cider
Tart Cherry (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Original Sin Cider – New York, NY
Northern Spy
Cherry Tree

Red Tank Cider – Bend, OR
PomPom Grenade

Reverend Nat’s – Portland, OR
Hallelujah Hopricot
Deliverance Ginger Tonic
Revival Hard Apple

Rogue Cider – Newport, OR
Fruit Salad Cider
7 Hop Cider
Plot Twist Perry
Pink Gin Cider
Oakpricot (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Samuel Smith’s Brewery – Tadcaster, England
Samuel Smith’s Organic Cider

Sea Cider – Saanichton, BC
Wild English
Bramble Bubbly

Worley’s Cider – Shepton Mallet, England
Mendip Hills
Premium Vintage
Special Reserve Keeved

Seattle Cider Co. – Seattle, WA
Three Pepper

Square Mile Cider Co. – Portland, OR
Spur & Vine
The Original

Swift Cider – Portland, OR
Wholesome Apple
Dank Hop
Black Currant (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Two Rivers Cider – Sacramento, CA
Blood Orange
Seasonal Apple
Peach (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Wandering Aengus – Salem, OR
Oaked Dry
Golden Russet

Woodchuck Hard Cider – Middlebury, VT
Out on a Limb Cheeky Cherry
Out on a Limb Spitter Splinter
Out on a Limb Oopsy Daisy

Washington Gold Hard Cider – Chelan, WA
Lake Chelan Heritage
Original Apple

Wildcraft Ciderworks – Eugene, OR
Snake River Rye
Farm House batch 4
Wild Rose

Portland Cider – Oregon City, OR
Crooked Cock Scrumpy
Passion Fruit
Strawperry (Fruit Cider Challenge)

NV Cider – E. Wenatchee, WA
Pear Esssentials
Ginger Pear
Hoppin Pear
Pearfect Pie
Fruity Pear (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Sonoma Cider – Healdsburg, CA
The Crowbar
The Anvil
The Washboard
The Pitchfork

Schilling Cider – Auburn, WA
Grapefruit Cider
Hopped Cider
Ginger Cider
Rotating Draft Cider

The News Crew at Cider Summit PDX

To help keep one cider lover going, Cider Summit PDX will offer specially paired foods available for purchase from World Foods, Streetcar Bistro & Road Dog Sausage. Additional snack vendors will also be present

There will also be live music on both Friday & Saturday produced in conjunction with the Cascade Blues Association on the Jim Miller Festival Stage. Here’s the weekend’s music lineup.

Friday – June 19th
Kevin Selfe & Allen Markel
Lloyd Jones
Atomic Gumbo with Steve Kerin & David Lipkind

Saturday – June 20th
Terry Robb
Norman Sylvester Trio
Kimberly Hall Trio

Oregon Cider Week 2015Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 (cash only) at the door and are available online via Stranger tickets,  and onsite at both World Foods locations, Bushwhacker Cider, Umpqua Bank Pearl District branch, and at many of the area’s leading bottle shops.  Admission includes a 5th anniversary souvenir tasting glass, 8 tasting tickets, and a $1 donation to the event beneficiary pool.  Additional tasting tickets will be available for sale onsite at $2 per ticket.

A special VIP ticket is available for $40.  This ticket includes 4 additional tasting tickets and exclusive early admission on Friday at 2:00pm.  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 & OVER ONLY.  Dogs of all ages will be allowed on event grounds.  For more information including a list of participating ciders please visit the producers page. Designated driver tickets available for $5 and includes a bottle of water. May be purchased at the gate only.

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

Cider Summit PDX
The Fields Neighborhood Park
1099 NW Overton St
Portland, OR 97209