Cider Summit Seattle Welcomes Autumn with Tasting Kits

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Cider Summit Seattle is back on… with a slight pivot. By now, we’re probably all used to pivoting with all the practice we have had in the past two years!

“It would have been amazing to welcome the harvest season with an in-person celebration, but the Delta variant said not so fast!” mused Alan Shapiro, Cider Summit co-founder and producer. 

“We are now begrudging experts in the to-go tasting kits model. We are forever grateful to the Seattle community of cider lovers who continue to support the festival and cideries from Washington state and beyond.” 

Cider Summit Seattle is the region’s largest hard cider tasting festival that was founded over a decade ago. In lieu of an in-person festival, Cider Summit is taking a second bite of the apple with new to-go tasting kits.

Place orders by Wednesday, September 1 for pick-up in Seattle or delivery in Washington State. For shipment elsewhere in the U.S. via Press then Press, place orders by today, August 29. There are three curated kits to welcome autumn:

  • Global Selections: This kit includes a range of six ciders from Europe’s nutable cider producing countries, including France, England, Spain, and Germany as well as closer to home regions like British Columbia and California. $59.50 (plus taxes/fees), delivery is an additional cost.
  • Washington Harvest: Sip six Washington-bases ciders selected to reflect the changing season in this hometown kit. $49.50 (plus taxes/fees), delivery is an additional cost.
  • Northwest Refreshers: This is a unique assortment of eight refreshing ciders and seltzers. $29.50 (plus taxes/fees), delivery is an additional cost.

Order your kits here.

* Service charges and taxes are added to all tickets purchased online. A $1.00 facility fee will be added to drive thru pick up tasting kit. Local delivery fee is $9.50 per kit. Greater Washington delivery fee is $19.50 per kit.

Each kit comes with two Cider Summit tasting goblets and promotional items provided by participating cider makers.The to-go kits will also be accompanied by tasting notes and guided virtual tastings. For an additional $10, you can purchase a soft-sided, insulated cooler bag large enough to hold size 19.2-oz cans.

Festival to-go drive through pick-up will take place on Saturday, September 11 between 12:00 pm-3:00 pm at the South Lake Union Discovery Center (101 Westlake Ave N.) parking lot.