imageSeattle, WA – Just a quick notice to you guys, if you’ve been curious why almost every bar in Seattle has a Cider handle, this might be a chance to learn more.

The Northwest Cider Association, SBS Imports and the Seattle Beer Collective are pleased to announce the First Annual Cider Summit NW Saturday, September 11, 2010 at South Lake Union Discovery Center Park from 11a-7p presented by Whole Foods Market.  The event will feature the area's largest ever gathering of artisanal ciders and cider producers.

Perhaps a hybrid of beer festival and wine tasting, Cider Summit NW offers guests an opportunity to sample some 40 elegantly crafted ciders from producers in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, England, and France.  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.

"We are very pleased to work with SBS and the Seattle Beer Collective on this event," noted Northwest Cider Association member Sharon Campbell.

"We expect this to be an incredible showcase of our efforts."

"I am thrilled that we have been able to assemble such a stellar collection of ciders for this event," added event co-founder Alan Shapiro of SBS Imports. 

"With the vast majority of ciders 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 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.  SLU cardholders and WABL members will receive 2 additional drink tickets at any time (offers may not be combined).  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 NW benefits The Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research (  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 NW is presented by Whole Foods Markets with supporting sponsors Northwest Cider Association, Vulcan Properties, Seattle Weekly and Click Wholesale.

September 11th, 2010 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM $20 (advance) $25 (cash at the door)
Cider Summit Northwest
101 Westlake Avenue North Seattle, WA 98109


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