September 11 Cider Summit, Left Coast Style…

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Congratulations to our colleagues from Wandering Aengus Ciderworks!  They’ve helped begin a Northwest Cider Association, and also are leading the charge for real ciders next by helping put together the first Cider Summit in Seattle. So Seattle area peeps, be sure to get your fill of US, UK and Canuck ciders for a benefit tasting on Saturday, September 11.  Here’s the info:

The Northwest Cider Association, SBS Imports and the Seattle Beer Collective are pleased to announce the First Annual Cider Summit NW Saturday, September 11, 2010 at South Lake Union Discovery Center Park from 11a-7p presented by Whole Foods Market.  The event will feature the area’s largest ever gathering of artisanal ciders and cider producers.

Perhaps a hybrid of beer festival and wine tasting, Cider Summit NW offers guests an opportunity to sample some 40 elegantly crafted ciders from producers in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, England, and France.  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.  Each featured cider is made from 100% pressed apples (or pears) and is made without concentrates or other additives.

Cider Summit NW benefits The Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research (www.imbcr.org).  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 Whole Foods Markets with supporting sponsors Northwest Cider Association, Vulcan Properties, and Seattle Weekly.

To get your tickets in advance, or for additional information — like the list of producers — check out the Cider Summit homepage.

Alas, Farnum Hill is not distributed out there, but you never know — a few bottles have certainly made their way out over the past few months.  But you’ll have to have just the right cider connections for that!  And not to worry, there’s another event coming in October, and we’ll be pouring alongside the rest.  So left coasters, beware — we’ve got you in our sights.

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