Cider Summit PDX Takes Over South Waterfront June 21-22

Cider Summit PDX 2013


Returning for its third consecutive year, Cider Summit PDX is expanding both in days and in the amount of cider available.

Now in its third year, Portland’s edition of Cider Summit takes place this weekend, Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22 in Portland’s South Waterfront at Elizabeth Caruthers Park. This park sits beneath some beautiful high rise buildings just 2 blocks south of the Aerial Tram.

 Jim Bonomo and Dan Culver Enjoying Some Cider


Cider Summit has expanded to two days for this year – Friday, June 21 from 3pm-8pm and Saturday, June 22 from 12:00-6pm. They’ll be pouring 104 ciders this year, over half of which have never previously been poured at Cider Summit.

Last year we braved the bad rainy weather that took place during the morning hours and made it out to the festival. Once we arrived the skies began to clear and the park saw more patrons as the day went on. The selections of cider are amazing at this festival. You can sample everything from locally produced cider here in Portland to imports from England. If you’re a newbie to cider or one that has been enjoying this fine beverage for some time now there is sure to be some cider for your palate.

 Cider Summit PDX 2012 with Tram


Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door and are available online via Stranger Tickets and at many of the area’s leading bottle shops and our event sponsors.

Admission includes a collectible tasting glass and 8 drink tickets. From 3:00 – 4:00 PM on Friday, arriving guests will receive 1 additional “happy hour” tasting ticket. Additional tasting tickets will be available for sale onsite at $2 per ticket. Free re-admission is available with wristband and tasting glass.  Replacement tasting glasses will be available for $5. The event is 21 and over.

If you live in SE Portland, Brewvana will be offering shuttle service to and from the festival with pickups and drop offs at Belmont Station, The BeerMongers, and Bushwacker Cider. Shuttle times can be found here.


Cider Summit PDX 2012


Cider Producer List (subject to minor changes due to availability)

Table 1 – 2 Towns / Traditions – Oregon

The Bad Apple, Rhubarbarian, Made Marion, The BrightCider, Traditions Amity Rose 2012, Traditions Riverwood,?Pommeau

Table 2 – Alpenfire – Washington

Organic Pirates Plank, Calypso Rum Barrel Aged Blackberry, Spark! Bottle Conditioned, Dungeness Orchard Blend “70 Apples”

Table 3 – Aspall Cyder – England

Dry, Organic, Blush, Imperial, Cuvee Chevallier

Table 4 – Blue Mountain Cider – Oregon

Estate Winesap Cider, Cherry Hard Cider

Table 5 – Bushwhacker Cider – Oregon

Sequoia Whiskey Barrel Aged, Gin Barrel Cider

Table 6 – Carlton Cyderworks – Oregon

Citizen, Carry Nation, Asian Pear

Table 7 – Cascadia Ciderworkers United – Oregon

Cascadia Dry, Cascadia Granny Smith

Table 8 – Colorado Cider Company – Colorado

Glider Cider Dry, Pome Mel, Grasshop-Ah, Ol’ Stumpy

Table 9 – E.Z. Orchards – Oregon

E.Z. Orchards 2009 Cidre, E.Z. Orchards 2010 Cidre, E.Z. Orchards 2011 Cidre, E.Z. Orchards 2012 Cidre

Table 10 – Eden Ice Cider Company – Vermont

Heirloom Blend, Orleans Herbal, Orleans Bitter

Table 11 – Farmhouse Cider – Oregon

Farmhouse Cider 2011, Constitution Cider

Table 12 – Finnegan Cider – Oregon

Finnegan Cider Dry, Finnegan Cider Semi-Dry, Finnegan Cider Semi-Sweet

Table 13 – Finnriver Farm & Cidery – Washington

Sparkling Pear Cider, Dry Hopped Cider, Black Currant Lavender Cider, Habanero Cider, Fire Barrel (Barrel Aged) Cider, Artisan Methode Champenoise Cider, Port-style Apple Wine

Table 14 – International Selections

Hogan’s Medium & Dry (England), Oliver’s Gold Rush (England), Ribela Cider (Spain), Ross on Wye Rum Barrel Still (England), ?Thistly Cross Whiskey Cask Cider (Scotland), Thistly Cross Ginger Cider (Scotland), Dupont Cidre Bouche 2012 (France), Sarasola Sagardoa (Spain)

Table 15 – Lake Chelan Winery – Washington

Chelan Gold Hard Cider

Table 16 – Outcider – Oregon

The Outcider Dry, The Outcider Wild Semi-Dry, NW Experimental

Table 17 – Portland Cider Co. – Oregon

Kinda Dry, Sorta Sweet

Table 18 – Bull Run Cider – Oregon

Powerhouse Dry, Gravenstein SV, Bramble Berry, Pear Ice Wine

Table 19 – Red Tank Cider Co. – Oregon

Roughneck, Happy

Table 20 – Snowdrift Cider Co. – Washington

Dry, Cidermakers Reserve, Orchard Select, Cliffbreaks

Table 21 – Uncle John’s Cider – Michigan

Melded Cider, Russet, Baldwin, Apple Hard Cider Cans

Table 22 – Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider – Oregon

Hibiscus Hymnal, Revelation Newtown Pippin, Deliverance Ginger Tonic, Hallelujah Hopricot

Table 23 – Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery – England

Samuel Smith’s Organic Cider

Table 24 – Sea Cider – Canada

Pippins, Wild English, Kings & Spies, Flagship, ?Prohibition

Table 25 – Square Mile Cider Co. – Oregon

The Original, Spur & Vine

Table 26 – Tieton Cider Works – Washington

Tieton Wind, Apricot, Yakima Valley Dry-Hopped, Cidermaker’s Reserve

Table 27 – Vermont Hard Cider Co. – Vermont

Woodchuck Private Reserve Pink, Woodchuck Private Reserve Barrel Select, Woodchuck Private Reserve Belgian White

Table 28 – Virtue Cider – Michigan

Red Streak, Sidra de Nava, Ledbury

Table 29 – Wandering Aengus/Anthem – Oregon

Wandering Aengus Oaked Dry, Wandering Aengus Wickson, Wandering Aengus Bloom, Anthem Cherry, Anthem Hops, Anthem Pear