To coincide with the return of the 2021 CiderCon, the premier cider conference for cider makers, Cider Summit – 2021 CiderCon Festival returns with To-Go Tasting Kits. Yes, as the pandemic rages on and no clear end in sight for large gatherings, both CiderCon and Cider Summit will go virtual this year in February.
“We’ve traditionally held our Cider Summit Chicago event in conjunction with CiderCon in February,” said Alan Shapiro, Cider Summit founder and producer, in a statement. “Although the pandemic has changed the way events are operating, it’s still important to us to continue this tradition in some way and celebrate our amazing cider community.”
Cider Summit had been hosting cider festivals since 2013 and organizers are continuing on in this virtual format that began this past summer with Cider Summit – Portland. There will be two different Festival To-Go Tasting Kits with Festival Favorites and Artisanal Import. Both kits will be available for local pick up in Portland on February 6, 2021 or for shipment directly to your door via Press Then Press.
Each tasting kit contains a curated selection of ciders, 2 logo glasses, apple & pear stress balls, promotional gifts from participating cidermakers and access to our virtual event. The Artisanal Import kit also includes a Cider Summit bar towel. You can even add on a cider scented candle during checkout. To purchase a Tasting Kit visit here: https://www.cidersummitnw.com/tickets
Please note selections may change due to unanticipated inventory availability issues.
** Kits will be available for pickup in Portland, OR on February 6, 2021 or delivery to the Portland/Vancouver metro area February 3-5, 2021. If you wish to have your kit(s) shipped elsewhere in the U.S. please visit our friends at Press Then Press to complete your purchase. Shipping charges will be determined by destination.
As part of your purchase you’ll receive access to their Cider Summit – 2021 Cider Con Virtual Event on Saturday, February 6 from 6pm-7:30pm PST. Several of the cidermakers participating in the tasting kit will be on hand to share tasting notes and a musical performances from one or more of our favorite local blues artists. For those of you that can’t watch live the event will be available the following week via YouTube.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.