6th Annual Cider Summit Portland Announces Cider List for 2016 Event

Cider Summit Glass at The Fields Neighborhood Park.
Cider Summit Glass at The Fields Neighborhood Park from 2015.

The premier event during Oregon Cider Week returns once again with Cider Summit Portland. The Rose City’s largest cider tasting festival will take place from June 17-18 at The Fields Neighborhood Park in the Pearl District. With nearly 200 ciders pouring and for the first time at the event a selection of meads and cider cocktails as well, will make this year’s event the largest ever.

For the sixth year, Cider Summit Portland will feature around 200 different cider offerings and over 150 of these are from the Pacific Northwest with many of the others coming from California, Michigan and New York. There will also be some international selections include benchmark styles from England, France, Spain and others.

Oregon Fruit Products will once again feature 24 fruit ciders as part of its 2nd annual Oregon Fruit Products Fruit Cider Challenge. Attendees will get to vote on their favorite from the offerings. This year look for fruit flavors of Black Currant, Blood Orange, Blueberry, Boysenberry, Mango, Peach, Raspberry, and Sweet Cherry.

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Festival hours will be the same as last year. As in years past there will be a VIP Session on Friday, June 17 at 2:00pm. Regular festival hours are 3:00 to 8:00pm on Friday and then from Noon to 5:00pm on Saturday, June 18.

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. Purchase advance tickets HERE.

2016 Portland Producers List

Hi-Wheel Wine & Mead Co. – Portland, OR  Est. 2014

  • Lavender Lemon
  • Blackberry Habanero
  • Black Lightening
  • Blood Orange (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Nectar Creek Mead – Corvallis, OR  Est. 2012

  • Sting Ginger
  • Cluster Cranberry/Strawberry
  • Starline Peach

Red Branch Cider – Sunnyvale, CA  Est. 1995

  • Hard Black Cherry
  • Apple-Honey
  • Hard Raspberry

Seeds Cider Whiskey – Fairfield, CA

  • Apple Ginger Snap Cocktail
  • Cold Press Cocktail
  • Cider Whiskey

Finnriver Farm & Cidery – Chimacum, WA  Est. 2008

  • Lavender Black Currant
  • Oak & Apple
  • Port Style Apple Wine
  • App’ly Old Fashioned Cocktail
  • Summer Sangria Cocktail

Tieton Cider Works/Rambling Route – Yakima, WA  Est. 2008

  • Sparkling Perry
  • Cranberry Hard Cider
  • Rambling Route Pear
  • Bourbon Peach Cider (Fruit Cider Challenge)

2 Towns/Traditions – Corvallis, OR  Est. 2010

  • Made Marion
  • Hop & Stalk
  • Outcider

Ace Cider – Sebastopol, CA  Est. 1993

  • Pineapple
  • Perry
  • Joker

Atlas Cider Company – Bend, OR  Est. 2013

  • Apricot
  • Blackberry
  • Dragon Fruit

NV Cider – E. Wenatchee, WA Est. 2012

  • Pearfect Pie
  • Ginger Pear
  • Watermelon Pear
  • Pearlini (Fruit Cider Challenge)

^5 Cider – Portland, OR  Est. 2016

  • Strawbasarous Hop
  • Scylla’s Brew
  • Blueberry Grapefruit Hopped (Fruit Cider Challenge)

#6 Cider – Seattle, WA  Est. 2014

  • Dry 99 Cider
  • Pomegranate Cider
  • Cold Brew Coffee Cider
  • Blood Orange (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Alpenfire Orchards – Port Townsend, WA  Est. 2006

  • Pirates Plank Bone Dry
  • Calypso
  • Spark! Semi Sweet
  • Cask Conditioned Peach Sour (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Alter Ego Cider – Portland, OR  Est. 2014

  • The Brute Apple Cider
  • Sunny Sider Ginger Lemon
  • Berry Plum Cider

Apple Outlaw – Applegate, OR  Est. 2014

  • Blackberry Bounty
  • Ginger Bite
  • Thompson Creek Heritage Rye Barrel
  • Blood Orange Simcoe Sunrise (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Baird & Dewar Farmhouse Cider – Portland, OR  Est. 2012

  • 2014 Farmhouse
  • 2014 Constitution
  • 2012 Farmhouse
  • 2014 Sour Kriek Cherry (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Aspall Cyderhouse – Suffolk, Eng.  Est. 1728

  • Aspall Dry
  • Aspall Imperial
  • Aspall Peronnelle’s Blush

E.Z. Orchards – Salem, OR  Est. 2009

  • Roman Beauty
  • Cidre Semi-Dry 2013
  • Poire

Bauman’s Century Farm – Gervais, OR  Est. 2015

  • Clydes Dry
  • Summer Thyme
  • Loganberry
  • Black Currant (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Blue Mountain Cider Co. – Milton-Freewater, OR  Est. 2003

  • Estate Gravenstein
  • Peach
  • Ballpark Citrus Shandy

Julian Hard Cider – Julian, CA

  • Black & Blue
  • Apple Pie
  • Pearanormal

Bull Run Cider – Forest Grove, OR  Est. 2010

  • Powerhouse Dry
  • Strawberry Fields
  • Pear Wine
  • Blood Orange (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Carlton Cyderworks – Carlton, OR  Est. 2007

  • Slake Barrel Aged
  • Citizen English Style
  • Impearial Asian Pear
  • Boysenberry Elderflower (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Cider Riot! – Portland, OR  Est. 2013

  • Everybody Pogo
  • Never Give an Inch
  • Native Oregonian
  • Blue Hawaiian (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Ciders of Spain – Newport, RI  Est. 2012

  • Sidra Avalon
  • Sidra Natural Fanjul
  • Sidra Natural Riestra
  • Sidra 1947

Dragon’s Head Cider – Vashon, WA  Est. 2011

  • Traditional Cider
  • Wild Fermented Cider
  • Manchurian Cider

d’s Wicked – Ellensburg, WA  Est. 2011

  • Wicked Cranny Granny
  • Wicked Chanilla
  • Wicked Baked Apple
  • Wicked Blood Orange (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Eaglemount Wine & Cider – Port Townsend, WA  Est. 2006

  • Dry Homestead Cider
  • Rhubarb Cider
  • Raspberry Hopped Cider
  • Boysenberry Ginger (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Anthem Ciders – Salem, OR  Est. 2010

  • Cherry
  • Tea
  • Pear
  • Tropic Thunder (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Edgefield Cider – Troutdale, OR  Est. 1992

  • McMenamins Estate Cider
  • Edgefield Apple Cider
  • Black Cherry Cider
  • Coopered Cobbler Peach (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Elemental Hard Cider – Woodinville, WA  Est. 2014

  • Carbon Semi-Dry Apple
  • Calcium Blood Orange
  • NW Atomic Root Beer

Flatbed Cider Co. – Woodinville, WA  Est. 2016

  • Crisp Apple
  • Pear

HUB Cider – Portland, OR  Est. 2015

  • HUB Cider
  • Cranperry
  • Professor Plum

Incline Cider Co. – Auburn, WA  Est. 2016

  • Explorer Hopped
  • Scout Marionberry Hopped
  • Hopped Up Peach (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Jester & Judge – Stevenson, WA  Est. 2014

  • American Apple
  • Columbia Belle
  • Pineapple Express

JK’S Farmhouse Ciders – Flushing, MI  Est. 1850’s

  • J.K.’s Northern Neighbour
  • J.K.’s Organic Scrumpy
  • J.K.’s Haybaler Switchel

Orchard Gate Imports

Locust Cider – Woodinville, WA  Est. 2015

  • Dark Cherry
  • Elder & Oak
  • Thai Ginger

Manoir du Parc – Normandy, France  Est. 1905

  • Authentic Cidre
  • Authentic Poire

Original Sin Cider – New York, NY  Est. 1996

  • Extra Dry
  • Elderberry
  • Apricot

Red Tank Cider – Bend, OR  Est. 2013

  • Roughneck
  • Sour Patch (Strawberry Grapefruit)
  • CHOPS!

Reverend Nat’s – Portland, OR  Est. 2011

  • The Passion
  • Tepache
  • Sacrilege Sour Cherry
  • Whiskey Barrel Aged Golden Russet w/Black Currant

Rogue Cider – Newport, OR  Est. 2014

  • Fruit Salad Cider
  • Pink Gin Cider
  • Cranberry Cider
  • Red Raspberry (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Samuel Smith’s Brewery – Tadcaster, England  Est. 1758

  • Samuel Smith’s Organic Cider

Sea Cider – Saanichton, BC  Est. 2007

  • Prohibition
  • Pippins
  • Bramble Bubbly

Worley’s Cider – Shepton Mallet, England  Est. 2005

  • Mendip Hills
  • Premium Vintage
  • Special Reserve Keeved

Seattle Cider Co. – Seattle, WA  Est. 2013

  • Dry
  • Berry
  • Three Pepper
  • Blood Orange (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Slopeswell Cider Co. – Hood River, OR  Est. 2015

  • Guernica
  • Mystrale
  • York Hill Cherry
  • Black Currant (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Snowdrift Cider Co. – E. Wenatchee, WA  Est. 2008

  • Cornice
  • Red
  • Seckel Perry

Square Mile Cider Co. – Portland, OR  Est. 2013

  • Oak Ginger
  • The Original
  • Spur & Vine

Swift Cider – Portland, OR  Est. 2014

  • Dank Hop
  • Marion Berry
  • Peach Oak
  • Blood Orange (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Wandering Aengus – Salem, OR  Est. 2005

  • Bittersweet
  • Golden Russet
  • Bloom

Washington Gold Hard Cider – Chelan, WA  Est. 2008

  • Original Hard Cider
  • Cherry Hard Cider
  • Golden Delicious

Portland Cider – Clackamas, OR  Est. 2012

  • Kinda Dry
  • Mojito
  • Maui Cruiser
  • July Flame (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Schilling Cider – Auburn, WA                   Est. 2012

  • Bailout Cider
  • Grapefruit & Chill
  • Grumpy Bear Coffee Nitro
  • Blood Orange – (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Wildcraft Cider Works – Eugene, OR   Est.  2014

  • Oak Aged Oregon Kiwi Berry
  • Farmhouse – batch 7 Wild Orchard
  • Quince

Bushwhacker Cider – Portland, OR  Est. 2010

  • Alice
  • Forgotten Trail
  • Summer Punch

Art + Science – Sheridan, OR  Est. 2013

  • West Valley Cider
  • Wild Perry

ORWA Cider Collective – Milwaukie, OR  Est. 2014

  • 2014 Farmhouse #2
  • 2014 Yellow Plum

New West Cider – Portland, OR  Est. 2014

  • Black & Blue
  • Tart Cherry

Woodbox Cider Company – Portland, OR  Est. 2016

  • Pippen Dry
  • Summer Cydie
Cider Summit PDX at The Fields Neighborhood Park
Cider Summit PDX at The Fields Neighborhood Park. The nice green, lush grass is a great backdrop for the festival.

Live Music Lineup

Friday, June 17

Saturday, June 18

Beyond the delicious cider there will also be food available for purchase from World Foods, Streetcar Bistro and a number of snack vendors and a Dog Lounge, hosted by DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital where dogs & pet owners can recharge & refresh. And if you want to take home some bottles, there will be the Cider Summit Event Store that feature bottles-to-go and an array of event merchandise.

For those seeking to utilize public transportation, Cider Summit recommends the Portland Streetcar that stops 1 block from the event entrance.  There will also be a complimentary shuttle, courtesy of Rogue and The Green Dragon, with multiple stops in SE Portland.  Please visit the event directions page for further information. Cider Summit has also partnered with UBER to offer a $20-value free ride for new users using the code CIDERSUMMIT16.

Cider Summit is committed to working with several community and non-profit organizations.  This year’s event beneficiaries include Cascade Blues Association, DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, Northwest Cider Association, and the Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research.  Cider Summit PDX is presented by World Foods & Bushwhacker Cider, along with supporting sponsors including Oregon Fruit Products, Krave Jerky, Hood River Juice, Umpqua Bank, The Westin Portland, and Maletis Beverage.

Cider Summit PDX at Fields Park.
Cider Summit PDX at Fields Park.

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

Cider Summit Portland
The Fields Neighborhood Park
NW 10th Ave & NW Overton
Portland, OR

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