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8th Annual Cider Summit Chicago

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8th Annual Cider Summit Chicago

February 22, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

$35 – $50

Region’s Largest Cider Festival Returns to Navy Pier for 8th Annual Event

What: 8th annual Cider Summit Chicago featuring nearly 200 ciders, cider cocktails & apple spirits

Where: Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 60611

When: Saturday, February 22, 2020. Session 1 is 12n-3pm (VIP admission at 11am). Session 2 is 5pm-8pm (VIP admission at 4pm).

Available tickets:
VIP tickets include early admission, a souvenir tasting glass, 20 tasting tickets and a $2 donation to Heartland Alliance. $45* through January 31, while supplies last. $50* starting February 1. There are a limited number of VIP tickets available for each session. All tickets must be purchased in advance online.

General Admission tickets include a souvenir tasting glass, 16 tasting tickets and a $1 donation to Heartland Alliance. $35* through January 31, while supplies last. $40* starting February 1.

* Service charges are added to all tickets purchased online.

– Online ticket sales will end at 11pm (central time) on Friday, February 21, 2019.
– Separate tickets are required for admission to each session.
– Standard tasting pour is 2 ounces. Due to alcohol content or product cost approximately 10% of the festival selections will be poured in smaller portions. (By popular request, the standard pour size has been cut in half from previous years, but number of tasting tickets doubled. (Try more ciders for the same cost!). Tasting flights available from most producers featuring reduced pour sizes of all items offered by that producer for a single tasting ticket.
– Additional tasting tickets will be available onsite for $2 each.
– This event is strictly 21 & over – no exceptions (including babies).
– Last pour is 15 minutes prior to the close of each session.
– No outside food or alcohol allowed.

Additional features: Heritage Cider Island featuring artisanal producers. Premier of Salut! – a special Cider Summit Collaboration Cider produced by Virtue Cider. A cider cocktail lounge featuring apple spirits and cider cocktails. Food available for purchase from Chesa’s Gluten Free & Sausage Fest food trucks. Vote by text to determine the “People’s Choice” brand. An onsite event store featuring event merchandise.

Sponsors: Presented by Binny’s Beverage Depot. Supporting sponsors include The Northman Cider Bar, Louis Glunz Beers, Hotel Palomar and Virtue Cider. Media partners include RedEye Chicago, WBEZ and CIDERCRAFT Magazine.

Beneficiary: Heartland Alliance.

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Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier
840 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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