Cider Summit, the region’s largest cider tasting, has begun selling early bird tickets, with a special price, for Cider Summit Chicago (available through January 13). Cider Summit Chicago celebrates local, regional and international artisanal ciders and cidermakers. The 7th annual Cider Summit Chicago will feature 150+ ciders, cider cocktails and apple spirits. This year’s event will be Saturday, February 9 at the Navy Pier Aon Grand Ballroom.

**NEW this year:VIP ticket holders receive early entry! Cider Summit Chicago will have two sessions: 12 p.m.-3 p.m. (VIP ticket holder entry at 11 a.m.) & 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (VIP ticket holder entry at 4 p.m.).

**NEW this year:  Cider Summit is launching its Winesellers, Ltd.Heritage Cider Island, which features artisanal producers all located in a special area on the first floor ballroom.

In addition, Cider Summit will also include a cider cocktail lounge featuring apple spirits and cider cocktails; selected food pairings (to be announced); and an onsite event store featuring event merchandise.

Once again, Cider Summit will debut its annual collaboration cider at the Chicago event. The collaboration cider, named Cider Summit Reserve, was created in collaboration with Seattle Cider Company and is a blend of heirloom and other cider apples. The reserve cider was crafted as a love letter to American cider. Made using both new and traditional techniques, it boasts both a clean acid profile and expansive bright aroma.



Cider Summit Chicago will take place during  Chicago Cider Week, which celebrates all things cider with events around the city from February 1-9!


Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier

840 E. Grand Ave.

Chicago, IL 60611


Saturday, February 9, 2019

Session One: 12 p.m.-3 p.m. (VIP admission at 11 a.m.)

Session Two: 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (VIP admission at 4 p.m.)


All event tickets will be sold online in advance via the event website – CiderSummit.com.

VIP Tickets: (limited quantity) $45 per session through January 13 and increase to $50 per session on January 14. VIP tickets include early entry to the event, a souvenir tasting glass, 20 tasting tickets, and a $2 donation to Heartland Alliance. All tickets must be purchased in advance online.

General Admission Tickets: $35 per session through January 13 and increase to $40 per session January 14. General Admission tickets include a souvenir tasting glass, 16 tasting tickets, and a $1 donation to Heartland Alliance. All tickets must be purchased in advance online.


  • Additional tasting tickets will be available onsite, but all event tickets must be purchased online by February 8, 2019.
  • A separate ticket is required for each session.  This event is strictly 21 & over – no exceptions.
  • Designated Driver tickets will be available at the gate for $5 cash and include a bottle of water.  You may not consume alcohol with this ticket.

About Cider Summit Chicago:

Cider Summit CHI will showcase nearly 200 ciders, meads, and cider cocktails including regional favorites and international classics. It is a unique opportunity for guests to meet and greet cidermakers and taste popular and new releases and attendees can vote via text for the “Best of Show” brand.

Cider Summit is presented by presented by Binny’s Beverage Depot, along with supporting sponsors The Northman Cider BarHotel PalomarLouis Glunz Beers,Seattle Cider Company,Winesellers, Ltd. andThe United States Association of Cider Makers.  Media support is provided by RedEyeChicagoWBEZ Public Radio, and CIDERCRAFT Magazine.  Cider Summit benefits Heartland Alliance.

For more information please visit CiderSummit.comfacebook.com/CiderSummit or follow us on Twitter or Instagram @CiderSummit.  Hashtag #CiderSummitCHI.

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