Now in its 5th year, the Cider Summit Chicago opens up the world of artisan cider to the general public with over 150 different ciders to try.
Featuring ciders from over seven states and six different countries, cider from around the world is showcased at the event which takes place at Navy Pier’s Aon Grand Ballroom on Feb. 11 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. As in past years there are two sessions; tickets begin at $35 and include a tasting glass and of course samples of cider. Tickets can be purchased here.
Cider Summit is more than just a cider tasting event. Cidermakers will be at the event to talk about the cider process and inform drinkers about the industry in general. Additional features include a second floor Cider Cocktail Lounge; Northwest Cider Pavilion; food samples from Fortune Gourmet, KRAVE Jerky, Doughnut Vault, and more; and the Oregon Fruit Products Fruit Cider Challenge, featuring pilot batch fruit ciders from several participating cideries with consumer vote to determine champion.
- VIP tickets include a souvenir tasting glass, express entry and 10 tasting tickets $45*
- General admission tickets include a souvenir tasting glass and 8 tasting tickets $35*
* Service charges are added to all tickets purchased online