5th Anniversary Cider Summit Chicago
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5th Anniversary Cider Summit Chicago Set for February 11

Tickets now on sale for region’s largest cider tasting

 

December 5, 2016 – Cider Summit is pleased to announce that advance purchase tickets to attend Cider Summit Chicago are now on sale.  The fifth annual event will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017 in two sessions – 11am-3pm & 4pm-8pm.  The festival will again be at the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier.  Cider Summit Chicago celebrates local, regional and international artisanal ciders and cidermakers.  Cider Summit is presented by Binny’s Beverage Depot.

As in years past, Cider Summit will feature over 150 ciders from at least seven states and six countries, including regional favorites and international classics.  Cidermakers and importers will be on hand to inform and guide guests through the tastings poured into the commemorative festival glassware.  For the first time the event will include a regional small producers pavilion – premiering with eight cidermakers from the Northwest.

Additional features include a Cider Cocktail Lounge area presented by Woodford Reserve, an expanded selection of food pairings, and the Cider Summit event store featuring event merchandise and various cider souvenirs.

“This is a milestone event for us,” noted event co-founder, Alan Shapiro.  “We had no idea if Chicagoans would even be interested in our festival when we started in 2013.  It has now become our best-attended event among our four cities.  We look forward to welcoming the area’s cider lovers and cider curious to our most diverse selection of ciders ever to celebrate our 5th anniversary.”

All event tickets will be sold online at: https://cidersummit.boldtypetickets.com/.  General admission advance purchase tickets are now on sale for $30 exclusively online.  Beginning January 15, general admission tickets will be $35.  General admission tickets include a souvenir tasting glass, 8 tasting tickets, and a $1 donation to Heartland Alliance.

VIP tickets are currently available for $40 and will increase to $45 as of January 15.  VIP tickets include a souvenir tasting glass, 10 tasting tickets, a $1 donation to Heartland Alliance and express entry.

A separate ticket is required for each session.  This event is strictly 21 & over – no exceptions.

For more information please visit CiderSummit.com, facebook.com/CiderSummit or follow us on Twitter @CiderSummit.

For more information contact: CiderSummit@earthlink.net.

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