4th Annual Cider Summit Chicago

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The region’s largest cider tasting returns to the historic Navy Pier on Saturday, February 27th for the 4th Annual Cider Summit Chicago. Located just 4 miles from the pier, Broughton’s Willows Hotel is the perfect place to stay for a weekend full of drinks and fun!


About Cider Summit Chicago

SBS Imports and the Seattle Beer Collective announce the return of their Cider Summit festival to the Windy City!  This year, the festival is presented by Binny’s Beverage Depot and will once again benefit Heartland Alliance and The Great Lakes Cider & Perry Association. The Grand Ballroom in the famous Navy Pier will be teeming with cidermakers to inform and guide guests through the samplings, available in 4-ounce portions. Over 140 ciders will be featured at Cider Summit, including regional favorites and international classics from countries such as England, Scotland, France, and Spain.


Highlights from the 4th Annual Cider Summit include:


The Cider Summit will take place in two sessions: 11am-3pm and 4-8pm. Tickets are available online for $30/person, general admission ($35/person after 1/31/16). General admission tickets include a souvenir tasting glass, 8 tasting tickets, and a $1 donation to Heartland Alliance. A limited amount of VIP tickets are also available for $40/person and include express entry and two additional tasting tickets. A separate ticket is required for each session, and all guests must be 21 years and older with a valid ID to participate- no exceptions!


Cider Summit is also offering a designated driver ticket that includes entry to the festival and a bottle of water, available as a walk-up purchase on the day of the event. If you don’t have a designated driver and are seeking to utilize public transportation, Chicago Brew Bus will provide shuttle service starting at 10:30am between the Blue Line Grand stop, Red Line Grand-State stop, and Navy Pier throughout the day. CTA buses also run directly to Navy Pier.  Onsite parking is available in the Navy Pier garages.


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Cider Summit Chicago

Where: Navy Pier: Chicago, IL

When: Saturday, February 27th @11am-3pm & 4-8pm

Admission: $30/person+



Where to Stay


The Willows Hotel

The moment you arrive, you’ll feel the effortless charm of a French country home, accented by our 19th century-style furnishings and the warm welcome of our friendly staff. 555 West Surf, Chicago, IL 60657. 888.779.1904.