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CIDER SUMMIT SF ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP OF CIDER PRODUCERS
Tickets on Sale for Leading Hard Cider Tasting Event in the Presidio
San Francisco, Calif. – Cider Summit San Francisco is excited to announce the full lineup of ciders and programming details for the region’s largest cider tasting festival. In its second year in the Bay Area and new, expanded location at the Civil War Parade Ground in the Presidio, Cider Summit SF will take place onSaturday, April 25, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Cider lovers will come together to taste over 150 ciders from 46 cideries, including 74 ciders from California, and other regional favorites and international classics.
Event highlights include:
- Enjoy specially paired food selections from the Whole Foods Market Truck, Slow Hand BBQ and others
- Taste varieties of fresh-pressed apple juice from Gowan Orchards
- Compete in apple bowling from Presenting Sponsor, Whole Foods Market
- Hang out in the “Dog Lounge” hosted by Berkeley Humane & Wag Hotels
- Shop in the event store featuring Cider Summit SF t-shirts and other merchandise
Just announced cider producers participating include:
101 Cider House
2 Towns / Traditions
Atlas Cider Co.
Aspall Cyder House
Bite Hard Cider
California Cider Company
Ciders of Spain
Crispin Cider Co.
Eden Ice Cider Co.
E.Z. Orchards Cidre
Farnum Hill Ciders
Golden State Cider
Horse & Plow
JK’s Almar Orchards
Le Face Cachee de la Pomme
Orchard Gate Imports
Red Branch Cider
Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider
Santa Cruz Scrumpy
Sea Cider Farm & Cider House
See Canyon Hard Cider
Schilling Hard Cider
South City Ciderworks
Specific Gravity Cider
Tag & Jug Cider
Tieton Cider Works
Tilted Shed Ciderworks
Two Rivers Cider Company
Vermont Hard Cider Co.
For those seeking to utilize public transportation, the complimentary PresidiGo shuttle runs throughout the day from several locations in San Francisco. SF MUNI also operates multiple bus routes to the Presidio. There is also ample onsite parking. If you prefer not to drive, Uber is offering a special promo code to get people to and from the Cider Summit. Enter the promo code CIDERSUMMITSF to get a free first ride up to $20. Ride credit is for new Uber users only and is not valid on uberTAXI.
Cider Summit SF is presented by Whole Foods Market, along with supporting sponsors Upcider Gastropub, Orchard Garden Hotel, Wag Hotels, KIND Snacks, BART, and Morris Distributing. Cider Summit will benefit The Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research, Berkeley Humane, and the California Cider & Perry Association.
1st ever GOOD CIDER Event March 18 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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The Standard Cider Co. from Brotherhood
More Good News: “Cider will be on sale at the event, so you can plan on taking home a bottle of your new (and old) favorites!”
A Call To Wassail. January 5th – 17th, 2015.
Hello Friends of Cider!
We ask YOU the cider community to join us in embracing Wassail in 2015.
What is Wassail?
“The Orchard-Visiting wassail refers to the ancient custom of visiting orchards in cider-producing regions of England, reciting incantations and singing to the trees to promote a good harvest for the coming year.”
“Steeped in history, wassailing is traditionally held on the Twelfth Night after Christmas and performed in orchards to awaken the apple trees from their winter slumber and ward off bad spirits.”
When is Wassail?
We propose to observe North American celebrations from January 5th to January 17th, 2015. (‘New’ 12th Night Eve to ‘Old’ 12th Night – more about that later).
Goals for the 2015 Wassail:
Explore Old & New World Wassail Traditions
Salute The Orchard
Honor The Apple
Celebrate With Cider
How Can You Wassail?
Enjoy cider and a wassail bowl with friends.
Visit an orchard, cidermaker or local cider-serving establishment and toast the orchard & the apple.
Host a Wassail Event.
Or just raise a glass to Cider.
Let us know if you’ve planned an event – we’ll post it on our Wassail 2015 page.
If you tweet about your cider activities – consider using the hashtag #Wassail2015.
The 2015 Wassail Theme: Explore Wassail.
We hope this will be an informal collaborative effort and an annual event for the growing cider community in North America.
Take a look at our Wassail 2015 page for more information, links, and recipes.
January 5th – January 17th, 2015
We encourage you to Wassail, honor the orchard and celebrate the apple.
Wassail in the orchard, at your favorite cider-serving establishment, or where ever Twelfth Night week finds you.
Join us and raise a glass of cider – toast the apple & the orchard.
January 5th – January 17th, 2014*
CA: Tilted Shed Ciderworks Orchard Wassail on Old Twelfth Night January 17, 2014 www.tiltedshed.com
MO: Wassailing the Apple Trees and Dinner at Powell Gardens – January 18, 2014. www.powellgardens.org/wassailing
NY: Redbyrd Orchard Cider – January 17, 2014. redbyrdorchardcider.com
NY: Wassail daily at The Drink with their Wassail cup or bowl thedrinkbrooklyn.com
OR: Finn River Cidery Winter Wassail – January 18, 2014. www.finnriver.com
VT: Champlain Orchards – January 18, 2014. www.champlainorchards.com
BC: Sea Cider Winter Wassail Celebration – January 19, 2014 seacider.ca
OUR WASSAIL POSTS:
WASSAIL RESOURCES & LINKS: LEARN MORE ABOUT ORCHARD WASSAILING:
Wassailing Through History from the Colonial Williamsburg Journal, USA
About Wassailing from the National Association of Cider Makers, United Kingdom
Wassail: Some Historical Reports and their Contexts by Maria Kennedy of Cider With Maria
The Foodie Bugle Talks Wassail: Here’s To Thee Old Apple Tree
A SELECTION OF WASSAIL RECIPES:
From PUNCH Drink: A Recipe For Wassail: punchdrink.com
The Churchill’s Jenn Dowds shared this Wassail recipe with Rosie Schaap for The New York Times.
*The month of January 2014 was dedicated to Wassail at United States of Cider.