Cider Summit NW Returns to South Lake Union Discovery Center Park

August 23rd, 2011 · No Comments · Cider

(Seattle, WA)  August 21, 2011   SBS Imports and the Seattle Beer Collective
are pleased to announce the second annual edition of Cider Summit Seattle.
The event will be on Saturday, September 10, 2011 from 11am-7pm at Discovery Center Park in South Lake Union near Westlake & Denny Way.

Last year’s inaugural Cider Summit was the area’s largest-ever tasting of
artisanal ciders with over 50 elegantly crafted products from Washington,
Oregon, British Columbia, California, England, and France.  “We received an
enthusiastic response from both the producers and attendees,” noted SBC’s
Ian Roberts.  “We are very excited to be back for year two and reach an even
wider audience of cider enthusiasts.”

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.  In addition to the
superb range of ciders, the event will feature food from Brave Horse Tavern,
ongoing demonstrations of apple pressing courtesy of Ryan’s Juice, live
music, and even bottle sales to go.

 “We believe we’ve created a unique event,” added event co-founder Alan
Shapiro of SBS Imports.  “The cider selection will be even more diverse this
year and the vast majority will be 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.”

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 (cash only) at the door and are available
online via Brown Paper tickets and at many of the area’s leading bottle
shops. Admission includes a tasting glass and 10 drink tickets.  From
11a-12n arriving guests will receive 2 additional “happy hour” tickets.
Additional drink tickets will be available for sale onsite at $2 per ticket.
The event is 21 and over only.  Dogs will be allowed on event grounds.  For
more information including a list of participating ciders please visit

Cider Summit Seattle benefits Northwest Cider Association (
and The Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research (  The
Northwest Cider Association promotes awareness of artisan produced ciders
among the general public and fosters cooperation within the industry for all
producers. IMBCR is one of the world’s leading independent research
organizations developing effective therapies to increase the quality of life
and longevity of myeloma patients.  Cider Summit sponsors include Brave
Horse Tavern, Click Distributing, Seattle Weekly, and KMTT.


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