We are only a few weeks away from Portland’s largest cider fest, the 2018 Cider Summit PDX
, which has just announced the participating cider list and live music lineup. The 8th annual Cider Summit Portland will take place Friday, June 29, from 3pm to 8pm
and Saturday, June 30 from 12pm to 5pm
, at The Fields Park, 1099 NW Overton St
. in Portland’s Pearl District.
More from a press release:
The event will feature 209 hard ciders from 62 producers, including more than 100 ciders from Oregon, and 75 percent from the Northwest; half of the ciders have never been poured at the festival. The ciders hail from five states––California, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon and Washington––and five countries, including Canada, England, France, Spain, and the United States. The complete list of ciders can be viewed at https://www.cidersummitnw.com/producers
Eighteen of the ciders are part of the 4th annual Oregon Fruit Products Fruit Cider Challenge, which features pilot batch fruit ciders using Oregon Fruit Products puree, with the optional use of Enartis oak chips. Attendees vote for their favorite Fruit Cider Challenge entry via text, and the winners are announced at the conclusion of the event on Saturday.
The festival presents live music, produced in conjunction with the Cascade Blues Assn., that features several of Portland’s legendary artists. On Friday, attendees can hear the sounds of Robbie Laws and Ed Neumann; the Ty Curtis Duo; and Lloyd Jones. On Saturday, the event will open with Norman Sylvester, continue with the Ellen Whyte Trio, and finish up with the Lisa Mann Band. The schedule is available at https://www.cidersummitnw.com/portland-1.
Cider Summit PDX also features a variety of food offerings from Green Zebra Grocery, Dano’s Dogs, Full Moon Crepes, Blue Star Donuts, Cypress Grove Cheese, and more; a Dog Lounge hosted by DoveLewis and Portland Pet Food Company; and an on-site store featuring festival merchandise and select bottles to go from participating cidermakers.
General admission tickets include a souvenir tasting glass and 12 tasting tickets and cost $30 if purchased by 11pm on June 28; or $35 at the gate. VIP tickets include a souvenir tasting glass, 16 tasting tickets, and one hour early admission on opening day and cost $40 if purchased by 11pm on June 28; VIP quantities are limited and are not available at the gate. Event tickets may be purchased at http://www.cidersummit.com. All tickets allow re-entry on Friday and Saturday with an attached wristband and the current year’s tasting glass.
Designated driver tickets are available for $5 and include a bottle of water; DD tickets are only available at the gate. Minors are not allowed at the festival.
Cider Summit Portland is presented by Cider Bite Cider House and Green Zebra Grocery. Supporting sponsors include Oregon Fruit Products, Enartis, Hood River Juice, Heathman Hotel, Portland Streetcar, Maletis Beverage, and Portland Pet Food Co. Media partners include 94/7 Alternative Portland, Portland Mercury, and CIDERCRAFT Magazine. The event is a benefit for Cascade Blues Association, Northwest Cider Assn., DoveLewis Emergency Pet Hospital, and The Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research.
For more information, visit CiderSummit.com and follow @CiderSummit on social media, hashtag #CiderSummitPDX.