Cider Summit, the region’s largest cider tasting celebrates local, regional and international artisanal ciders and cidermakers. The 7th annual Cider Summit Chicago will feature 150+ ciders, cider cocktails and apple spirits. This year’s event will be Saturday, February 9 at the Navy Pier Aon Grand Ballroom.
**NEW this year: VIP ticket holders receive early entry. Cider Summit Chicago will have two sessions: 12 p.m.-3 p.m. (VIP ticket holder entry at 11 a.m.) & 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (VIP ticket holder entry at 4 p.m.).
**NEW this year: Cider Summit is launching its Winesellers, Ltd. Heritage Cider Island, which features artisanal producers all located in a special area on the first floor ballroom.
In addition, Cider Summit will also include a cider cocktail lounge featuring apple spirits and cider cocktails; selected food pairings (to be announced); and an onsite event store featuring event merchandise.
Once again, Cider Summit will debut its annual collaboration cider at the Chicago event. The collaboration cider, named Cider Summit Reserve, was created in collaboration with Seattle Cider Company and is a blend of heirloom and other cider apples. The reserve cider was crafted as a love letter to American cider. Made using both new and traditional techniques, it boasts both a clean acid profile and expansive bright aroma.