CIDER SUMMIT SF ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP OF CIDER PRODUCERS

CiderSummitSF2015

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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

Anthem Ciders

Artisanal Imports

Atlas Cider Co.

Aspall Cyder House

Bite Hard Cider

Bristols Cider

California Cider Company

Cider Brothers

Ciders of Spain

Common Cider

Crispin Cider Co.      

Devoto Orchards

Eden Ice Cider Co.

E.Z. Orchards Cidre

Farnum Hill Ciders

Finnriver Cidery

FoxCraft

Golden State Cider

Gowans Cider

Horse & Plow

Humboldt Cider

Indigeny Reserve

JK’s Almar Orchards

Le Face Cachee de la Pomme

Maeloc Cider

Orchard Gate Imports

Red Branch Cider

Reef Points

Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider

Rogue Cider

Santa Cruz Scrumpy

Sea Cider Farm & Cider House

See Canyon Hard Cider

Schilling Hard Cider

Sonoma Cider

South City Ciderworks

Specific Gravity Cider

Tag & Jug Cider

Thistly Cross

Tieton Cider Works

Tilted Shed Ciderworks

Troy Cider

Two Rivers Cider Company

Vermont Hard Cider Co.

Wandering Aengus

Waupoos Cider

William’s Orchards

Winesellers, Ltd.

Worley’s Cider

For a full lineup of events, cidermakers and to purchase tickets, visit the site here or on Facebook and Twitter #CiderSummitSF. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door (cash only).

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 GastropubOrchard Garden HotelWag HotelsKIND SnacksBART, and Morris Distributing. Cider Summit will benefit The Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer ResearchBerkeley Humane, and the California Cider & Perry Association.

Cider Coast To Coast: Cider Rite Of Spring and GOOD CIDER

Celebrate Spring, Drink Local and Enjoy Good Cider.

NWCA’s annual Cider Rite of Spring, March 21st, 12-5 PM Portland.

Cider Rite Of Spring 2015

Explore New York Cider at the 1st ever GOOD CIDER event, March 18th from 6-9 PM.

Good CIDER 2015

Upcoming Good Cider Event Features Impressive Line Up Of New York Cidermakers

Good CIDER 2015

1st ever GOOD CIDER Event 

Get Your Tickets Now.

Black Diamond Ciders

Indian Ladder Farmstead Brewery and Cidery

Descendant Cider Co.

Eve’s Cidery

Awestruck Premoum Hard Ciders

Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider

McKenzie’s

Naked Flock Cider

Nine Pin Cider Works

Orchard Hill Cider Mill

Slyboro Ciderhouse

South Hill Cider

The Standard Cider Co. from Brotherhood

Wölffer No. 139

Doc’s Draft Hard Cider

Rumor Mill Hard Cider

Bellwether Hard Cider

The Finger Lakes Cider House at Good Life

BlackBird Cider Works

Redbyrd Orchard Cider

Blackduck Cidery

Bad Seed Cider

1911 Cider

Wayside Cider

Cliffton Dry

and more…

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!”

GOOD CIDER: A Celebration of New York Cider. March 18th, 2015. Get Your Tickets Now.

Good CIDER 2015

Read more about GOOD CIDER at Edible Manhattan: Good Cider to Toast New York’s Hard Cider Boom Brace yourselves. Good Cider is coming.

Get your tickets NOW via www.ediblemanhattan.com and Brown Paper Tickets.

It’s The Annual Call To Wassail. January 5th -17th, 2015.

The Wassail (Charles Rennie Mackintosh)

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?

Wikipedia:

“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.”

Herefordshire Times:

“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.

The Wassail (Charles Rennie Mackintosh)

Take a look at our Wassail 2015 page for more information, links, and recipes.

Wassail 2015.

The Wassail (Charles Rennie Mackintosh)

WASSAIL 2015

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.

WASSAIL 2015 

The Wassailing

Highlights from

WASSAIL 2014

January 5th – January 17th, 2014*

UNITED STATES:

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

CANADA:

BC: Sea Cider Winter Wassail Celebration – January 19, 2014 seacider.ca

The Wassail (Charles Rennie Mackintosh)

OUR WASSAIL POSTS:

A Call To Wassail. January 5th – 17th, 2014.

Come All Ye Cider Drinkers and Join In The Wassail!

A Bit About Wassailing From the National Association of Cider Makers

IT BEGINS. 13 Days Of Wassailing 2014

These Days Of Wassailing

The Pagan Rite WASSAIL! Brown, Bradshaw and World’s Best Ciders.

Wassail Day 1. Fortifying with Pear Brandy. Olmsted’s Sidecar Cocktail.

Wassail Traditions: The 5 Key Elements.

Old Apple Tree, We’ll WASSAIL Thee!

Rackham Lady's Apple

 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

Cider: It’s Time for Wassail by Maria Kennedy of Cider With Maria for Twice Cooked

Wassail: An Unexpected Revival by Maria Kennedy of Cider With Maria

Wassail: Some Historical Reports and their Contexts by Maria Kennedy of Cider With Maria

Wassail Story From The Radio Program – Living on Earth via the blog Cider With Maria

The Foodie Bugle Talks Wassail: Here’s To Thee Old Apple Tree

Rackham-Winter Trees

A SELECTION OF WASSAIL RECIPES:

Lambswool (Wassail) Recipe (with history notes) for a modern kitchen from RecipeWise recipewise.co.uk

Traditional Lambswool Recipes from early sources collected by RecipeWise recipewise.co.uk

Holiday drinks: Here we come a-wassailing at American Food Roots with a recipe and video from Alton Brown (with eggs, ale and Madeira)

How To Make PDTs Winter Wassail with Hudson Valley Cider from Breezy Hill Orchard via Serious Eats

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.

Rackham Pomona

*The month of January 2014 was dedicated to Wassail at United States of Cider.