Nine years in, Cider Summit Portland returns to the Rose City from June 21-22, 2019 to Portland’s Pearl District inside The Fields Park. Advance tickets are currently on sale and its best to purchase by June 20th to receive the best value available!
Organized by one of the region’s largest cider proponents, Alan Shapiro, the 2019 edition of Cider Summit Portland will bring together nearly 200 craft ciders. Plus, there will be 12 new cider producers pouring for the first time at Cider Summit Portland.
The 9th Annual Cider Summit Portland is Oregon’s largest cider tasting festival and is part of the opening weekend of 2019 Oregon Cider Week that takes place from June 20-30, 2019. Event hours for Cider Summit PDX are Friday, June 21, from 3pm to 8pm (a VIP session allows early entry at 2pm); and Saturday, June 22, from Noon to 5pm. The last pour is 15 minutes prior to the close of each session.
In addition to cider tasting, Cider Summit Portland will also feature a number of food vendors, including an exclusive Oregon Cider Week Donut by Blue Star Donuts; a dog lounge; live music; a heritage cider pavilion showcasing traditional cider making from the orchard; a cider cocktail lounge; and an on-site retail store featuring select cider bottles and cans to go.
Several of the cidermakers will also participate in the 5th annual Oregon Fruit Products Fruit Cider Challenge, creating specialty pilot batch fruit ciders using Oregon Fruit Products puree; attendees vote on their favorite ciders via text, and the winners are announced at the conclusion of the event on Saturday.
Event tickets are on sale now at www.cidersummit.com. General admission tickets include a souvenir tasting glass and 12 tasting tickets and cost $30 if purchased prior to the end of day on June 20; and $35 at the gate. VIP tickets include a souvenir tasting glass, 16 tasting tickets, and one-hour early admission on opening day and cost $40 if purchased before end of day on June 20; quantities are limited and VIP tickets may not be purchased at the gate. Designated driver tickets are available for $5 only at the gate and include a bottle of water. Minors are not allowed at the festival.
Cider samples cost one ticket for a taste, with additional tasting tickets available onsite. All tickets allow reentry on Friday and Saturday with an attached wristband and the current year’s tasting glass.
2019 Selections (Please note: some items may change or not be available)
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 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 the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.