Cider Summit has?announced the final lineup of ciders and programming details for the area?s largest cider tasting festival taking place on June 17-18, 2016.? The Fields Neighborhood Park in the Pearl will be transformed into a cider lover?s paradise, with nearly 200 ciders available, and for the first time at the event a selection of meads and cider cocktails as well.
Among the 200 selections are over 150 from Oregon & Washington along with ciders from New York, Michigan, California.? International selections include benchmark styles from England, France, Spain and others.? 24 fruit ciders have been created for the 2nd annual?Oregon Fruit Products Fruit Cider Challenge – with the winner determined by consumer ballot.
Other event highlights include:
- Food available for purchase from World Foods, Streetcar Bistro and a number of snack vendors.
- Dog Lounge, hosted by DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital where dogs & pet owners can recharge & refresh.
- Live music produced in conjunction with event beneficiary, Cascade Blues Association featuring notable Portland musicians including Norman Sylvester, Ellen Whyte, and Andy Stokes.
- Cider Summit Event Store featuring bottles-to-go and an array of event merchandise.
General admission tickets are $35 in advance online or at selected event sponsor locations and $40 at the door.? VIP tickets are available for $45, exclusively online, and include four extra tasting tickets and exclusive early access to the event between 2pm-3pm on Friday.? Designated driver tickets will be available for $5 at the door only and include a bottle of water.? This event is strictly 21 & over – no exceptions.
Cider Summit recommends the Portland Streetcar which stops 1 block from the event entrance.? There will also be a complimentary shuttle, courtesy of Rogue and The Green Dragon, with multiple stops in SE Portland.? Please visit the event directions page for further information.? Cider Summit has also partnered with UBER to offer a $20-value free ride for new users using the code CIDERSUMMIT16.
Cider Summit is committed to working with several community and non-profit organizations.? This year?s event beneficiaries include?Cascade Blues Association, DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, Northwest Cider Association, and the Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research.? Cider Summit PDX is presented by World Foods & Bushwhacker Cider, along with supporting sponsors includingOregon Fruit Products, Krave Jerky, Hood River Juice, Umpqua Bank, The Westin Portland, and Maletis Beverage.