4th Annual Cider Summit NW Returns To Seattle

 Seattle Cider Summit

 

Seattle’s Cider Summit NW returns for its fourth year at The South Lake Union Discovery Center in downtown Seattle. This year’s version sees the festival expand to two days, Friday, September 6th from 3:00pm-8:00pm & Saturday, September 7th from 12:00pm-6:00pm.

This will be the eighth Cider Summit produced by SBS & Seattle Beer Collective, having launched the concept in Seattle in September 2010 and expanding to Portland and Chicago over the last three years. Each event features 80+ elegantly crafted ciders from producers in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, California, Michigan, England, France and Spain.

“We’ve been very pleased with the growth of our event in Seattle,” noted SBC’s Ian Roberts. “We believe we have added some nice features and a unique selection of over 100 ciders that will help us reach an even wider audience of cider enthusiasts.”

The owners and cidermakers will be on hand to inform and guide guests through the samplings which will be available in 4-ounce tasting portions. In addition to the superb range of ciders, the event will feature live music, specially paired food selections from Whole Foods Market and Capitol Cider along with specially designed filled chocolates from Smitten Truffles. New for 2013 is a “dog lounge” water station.

“We believe we’ve created a unique event,” added event co?founder Alan Shapiro of SBS Imports. “We have found a great home in the South Lake Union neighborhood and we expect a terrific range of ciders. Interest in artisanal cider is exploding right now, and this event is the premier sampling opportunity for both the cider enthusiast and cider curious.”

 

What:
4th annual festival. 112 ciders expected from 37 producers. Ciders from 7 states and 6 countries including 39 from Washington. 59 of the ciders have never been poured at the previous Seattle Cider Summits.

Where:
South Lake Union Discovery Center Lawn, 101 Westlake Ave N., near Westlake/Denny Way.

When:
Friday, 9/6 from 3:00pm-8:00pm & Saturday, 9/7 from 12:00pm-6:00pm.

Cost:
$25 if purchased in advance online or at sponsor locations and several area bottle shops. $30 at the door. Admission includes tasting glass and 8 tasting tickets. Designated driver tickets $5. Additional tasting tickets available for $2. Re?entry allowed either day with event wristband and tasting glass.
Humans must be 21 & over only. Dogs of all ages welcome.

Food:
Available for purchase onsite from Whole Food Market and Capitol Cider. Special cider?chocolate pairings from Smitten Truffles. Gluten free selections available.

Sponsors:
Presented by Whole Foods Market. Supporting sponsors include Capitol Cider, Umpqua Bank, and Click Wholesale. Media partners include The Stranger and The End 107.7.

Other Features:
New for 2013 – the Cider Summit Dog Lounge & water station. “Whole Food Talks” – food/health presentations Saturday at 1:30pm and 3:30pm.

Beneficiaries:

Music:
Live music from 3:30pm-7:30pm on Friday and 12:30pm-5:30pm on Saturday.

Tickets & more info:
WWW.CIDERSUMMIT.COM

 

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