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The Happening: The First Annual Cider Summit NW

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Cider Summit N.W.

The Northwest Cider Association in conjunction with SBS Imports and the Seattle Beer Collective have announced the First Annual Cider Summit NW, presented by Whole Foods Market. Cider Summit NW benefits The Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research, one of the world’s leading independent research organizations developing effective therapies to increase the quality of life and longevity of myeloma patients.

“We are very pleased to work with SBS and the Seattle Beer Collective on this event” — Sharon Campbell, Northwest Cider Association member. “We expect this to be an incredible showcase of our efforts.”

“I am thrilled that we have been able to assemble such a stellar collection of ciders for this event” — event co-founder Alan Shapiro of SBS Imports. “With the vast majority of ciders available to taste at $2.00, it should be a great opportunity for attendees to sample many of the best ciders available in the United States if not the world.”

    First Annual Cider Summit NW

  • Date: Saturday, September 11, 2010
  • Time: 11AM-7PM
  • Location: South Lake Union Discovery Center Park — Seattle, WA
  • Description: The event will feature the area’s largest ever gathering of artisanal ciders and cider producers. Perhaps a hybrid of beer festival and wine tasting, Cider Summit NW offers guests an opportunity to sample some 40 elegantly crafted ciders from producers in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, England, and France. The owners and cidermakers will be on hand to inform and guide guests through the samplings which will be available in 3-ounce and 6-ounce portions. Each featured cider is made from 100% pressed apples (or pears) and is made
    without concentrates or other additives.
  • Cost: Tickets are $20 in advance online via Brown Paper Tickets and at the area’s leading bottle shops, $25 (cash only) at the door. Admission includes a tasting glass and ten drink tickets. SLU cardholders and WABL members will receive two additional drink tickets at anytime (offers may not be combined). Guests that arrive between 11AM-12N will receive two additional “happy hour” tickets. Additional drink tickets will be available for sale onsite at $2 per ticket.


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  2. BigInTheCreek | Tuesday, August 17, 2010

    I would really like to go to a festival like this, but we don’t have any like it in my area. Maybe I’ll be able to make it out to this next year, thanks for letting me know about it.

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  4. Erin | Wednesday, August 18, 2010

    I wish I was still going to be in Washington for this! I am a total cider dork.

  5. Vladimir | Sunday, January 2, 2011

    Any word on when it’s going to be this year, 2011?

  6. Brian Kropf | Sunday, January 2, 2011

    It hasn’t been announced yet, but I would assume it will be sometime in September again like it was in 2010!

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