Region’s largest cider tasting festival celebrates burgeoning hard cider industry
PORTLAND, Ore – May 9, 2018 – The 8th annual Cider Summit PDX, the region’s largest artisanal hard cider tasting festival, returns to Portland this summer to celebrate one of the fastest growing segments of the craft beverage market. Cider Summit PDX will take place June 29 and June 30 at The Fields Park, 1099 NW Overton St. in Portland’s Pearl District.
The event will present tasting samples of nearly 200 hard ciders, including regional favorites and international classics, from the industry’s leading cidermakers, many of which will be on hand to inform and guide guests through the tastings poured into the commemorative festival glassware.
“Cider Summit annually exposes thousands of cider lovers and the cider curious to some of the best beverages on the market,” explained event co-founder, Alan Shapiro. “Portland is one of our signature events, due to an incredible selection of Northwest cidermakers, and its setting in a stunning venue with the iconic Fremont Bridge as a backdrop.”
The event will feature a variety of food vendors, a dog lounge, live music, and an on-site store featuring festival merchandise and select bottles to go from participating cidermakers.
Event tickets are on sale now at http://www.cidersummit.com, with discounted tickets available through May 31. General admission tickets include a souvenir tasting glass and 12 tasting tickets and cost $25 if purchased before June 1; $30 if purchased between June 1 and June 28; 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 $35 if purchased before June 1, and $40 if purchased between June 1 and June 28; quantities are limited and may run out.