Cider Summit NW Announces Date Of 2nd Annual Portland Festival

Cider Summit PDXDiverse Gathering of Artisanal Ciders Returns to Emerging South Waterfront Neighborhood

Portland, OR – SBS Imports and the Seattle Beer Collective are  pleased to announce the return of Cider Summit NW Festival to Portland, OR.   The second annual Portland event will be on Saturday, June 23, 2012 from  11am‐7pm at Elizabeth Caruthers Park in the emerging South Waterfront  neighborhood near the Portland Aerial Tram.  The event is presented by Barbur  World Foods (barburworldfoods.com) & Bushwhacker Cider  (bushwhackercider.com).

This will be the fourth Cider Summit produced by SBS & Seattle Beer Collective,  having launched the concept in Seattle in September 2010 and expanding to  Portland last year.  Each event features 50+ elegantly crafted ciders from  producers in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, California, England, and  France.  This year’s event will also feature Spain’s Basque Region. Other new  features for 2012 include live music and a “bottles to go” store onsite.

“We were very pleased with the response in our first year in Portland,” noted  SBC’s Ian Roberts.  “We believe we have added some nice features to our 2012  event which will help us reach an even wider audience of cider enthusiasts.”

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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.  In  addition to the superb range of ciders, the event will feature food from SE  Portland’s Ya Hala restaurant, ongoing demonstrations of apple pressing  courtesy of Bushwhacker and non‐alcoholic beverages from Maletis Beverage.   The Portland Aerial Tram will be offering 2‐for‐1 rides to event attendees and  Cider Summit NW encourages use of the Portland Streetcar to the event

“We believe we’ve created a unique event,” added event co‐founder Alan  Shapiro of SBS Imports.  “We have found a great home in the South Waterfront  neighborhood and we expect a terrific range of ciders.  The vast majority will be  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, Umpqua Bank’s South Waterfront branch, and at  many of 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.  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  www.cidersummitnw.com.

Cider Summit NW benefits Northwest Cider Association (www.nwcider.org)  and The Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research (www.imbcr.org).   The Northwest Cider Association promotes awareness of artisan produced  ciders among the general public and fosters cooperation within the industry  for all producers. 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  Barbur World Foods & Bushwhacker Cider with supporting sponsors Umpqua Bank, KNRK 94/7 alternative Portland, Maletis Beverage, Portland  Aerial Tram, Portland Streetcar, and South Waterfront Community Relations  office.

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