The San Francisco Cider Summit is Big

sfcidersummitIt is the greatest gathering of cider producers ever assembled for a public tasting in the San Francisco Bay Area and if anyone is interested in investigating the current state of cider in the U.S., there is no better opportunity than the upcoming San Francisco Cider Summit.

More than 50 cideries from across the globe will be pouring 170 different ciders at the April 25th San Francisco Cider Summit. Produced by SBS Imports and set to unfold from noon to 6pm at the San Francisco Presidio’s Civil War Parade Grounds, the SF Cider Summit also is bringing together an impressive collection of California’s growing cider community.

Among the California cideries that are confirmed to be in attendance are:

Ace Cider — Sebastopol
Bristols Cider – Atascadero
Bite Hard Cider – Boonville
Cider Brothers – Walnut Creek
Common Cider – Auburn
Crispin Cider Co. – Colfax
Devoto Orchards – Sebastopol
FoxCraft Hard Cider – Santa Rosa
101 Cider House   Los Angeles
Troy Cider – San Franciso
Golden State Cider – Sebastopol
Horse & Plow – Sebastopol
Humboldt Cider – Eureka
Indigeny Reserve – Sonora
Red Branch Cider – Sunnyvale
Reef Points – Cayucos
Santa Cruz Scrumpy – Santa Cruz
See Canyon Hard Cider – San Luis Obispo
Sonoma Cider – Healdsburg
South City Ciderworks – San Bruno
Specific Gravity Cider – Sebastopol
Tilted Shed Ciderworks – Windsor
Two Rivers Cider Company – Sacramento
Gowans Cider – Philo

That’s more than 20 California-based cideries ready to show off their wares. Put another way, this is probably the largest gatherings of California cider in any single place.

Trying to taste through 170 ciders from 55 different cideries is a daunting task and in fact it is not recommended. However, for those cider novices who are looking for the not-to-miss tasting opportunities, we offer this list of cideries attending the SF Cider Summit that you absolutely spend some time with at the event.

E.Z. Orchards – Salem, OR
Farnum Hill Ciders – Lebanon, NH
Cider Brothers – Walnut Creek
Devoto Orchards – Sebastopol
Eden Ice Cider Co. – Newport, VT
Ciders of Spain – Newport, RI
Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider – Portland, OR
Specific Gravity Cider – Sebastopol, CA
Tilted Shed Ciderworks – Windsor, CA
2 Towns / TraditionsCorvallis, OR
Gowans Cider – Philo, CA

Tickets to the April 25 San Francisco Cider Summit are $35 and represents one of the best bargains you’ll ever encounter. Buy Your Tickets in Advance Here.


2 Responses to “The San Francisco Cider Summit is Big”

  1. Darlene Hayes

    Let me add Finnriver, Tieton, and La Face Cachée de la Pomme to your list. These sorts of events are a great way to both try a lot of remarkable ciders and ask questions about apple varieties, process, etc. It’s also a fine way to try ciders made in other parts of the world in their traditional styles, which can teach you a lot about cider’s roots. I just back from an international cider festival in Frankfurt – 90 producers from 10 countries with 2 – 7 ciders each. Impossible to try them all, but some remarkable finds none-the-less.

  2. Debbie Sultan


    I am interested in attending the Cider Event and writing a blog plus creating a Pinterest Board on the Event. Our company, has written blogs for events, like: Expo West, Winter Fancy Food Show, Chocolate Salon, Artisan Cheese Festival, etc. Feel free to check out our blog page on our website for a portfolio of our work and our social media channels as well.

    Can I get a press pass?

    Debbie Sultan
    Food Guru


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